May 26, 2018

Sports Shorts

CVU tennis teams take a spring break

With a break in their schedules until May 1, Champlain Valley Union High girls and boys tennis teams had varying levels of success.

The girls captured all six of their matches, the most recent a 6-1 triumph on Monday over South Burlington High. This followed Friday’s 7-0 win at Essex High and last Wednesday’s 4-3 nudging of Montpelier High on the home Shelburne courts.

Individual winners Monday were Anna Clare Smith, Emily Polhemus, Claire Stoner and Andrea Joseph.

Teams of Laura Andrews/Mandy Taheri and Samone Schneider/Mackenzie Buckman earned doubles victories.

The boys were 2-3 at the break after losing 6-1 Monday at home to South Burlington High. The lone CVU win was in doubles by the duo of Brad Barth and Asa Cloutier.

Last Friday, the Redhawks got nipped 4-3 by Essex High, which was led by Williston’s Ro brothers. Defending Vermont individual champion David Ro and younger brother Daniel Ro easily won their individual matches.

CVU got an individual win from Joey O’Brien and doubles triumphs from Tyler Murphy/Ryan Schneiderman and Brad Barth/Tristan Arthaud teams.

CVU track and field athletes return to action in may

Following their first home meet of the season on Wednesday against Colchester High and Milton High (after Observer press time), Champlain Valley Union High track and field athletes will be off until May 2, when they travel to Essex High.

A week ago Wednesday, the Redhawks took team runner-up slots in a three-way meet with Milton at Colchester High. CVU’s lone double winner was Roshi Brooklyn, with victories in the 110 and 300 hurdles.

Shane Haley gave the boys a win in the log jump, and the 400 and 800 relay teams also triumphed.

The girls heated up the track with relay wins in the 100 and 800, while individual victories were earned by Haliana Burhans (200), Autumn Eastman (800), Julienne Devita (1,500) and Taylor Spillane (3,000).

Baseball home opener Friday

Coach Tim Albertson’s veteran Champlain Valley Union High baseball team will take a 2-0 record into its 2012 home opener Friday (4:30 p.m.) when it plays host to St. Johnsbury Academy.

The Redhawks opened the week with an 8-0 triumph on Tuesday at South Burlington — with senior Drew Nick hurling a one-hitter and also leading the swat brigade with three hits. Nick whiffed seven Rebels while walking four.

Also getting in on the rap session were Tucker Kohlasch (three hits) along with Curt Echo and Jeff Badger with two each.

Softball seeks first win Friday after loss to Rebels

The Champlain Valley Union High softball team got some whack from the bats on Tuesday at South Burlington High, but the Rebels prevailed 13-7, leaving the Redhawks 0-2 in the early season.

On Friday, the scene will shift to the home field in Hinesburg where the Hawks will entertain St. Johnsbury Academy (4:30 p.m.).

Pitcher Alannah Roy unloaded three hits including a double and drove in three runs in pacing the attack for the youthful (one senior) CVU team. Laurel Hubbert-Severance bashed a triple and also chased home three tallies.

South Burlington’s offense was keyed by a pair of bases-loaded three baggers by Allyssa Gamelin and Kate Fitzgerald.

— Mal Boright


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