Practices open Monday for most CVU fall sports

Aug. 19, 2010

Observer photo by Greg Duggan Kevin McCarthy, defensive coordinator of the Champlain Valley Union High football team, runs drills at the opening day of practice on Monday.

While head coach Jim Provost and his Champlain Valley Union High football team head into their second week of practice sessions Monday, the rest of the fall sports programs will conduct their opening day of tryouts and practices.

Early birds will be coach T.J. Mead and his defending Division 1 boys varsity soccer team, which will have a double session for juniors and seniors. The first workout will go from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. They will return for another two-hour stint at 4 p.m.

The junior varsity under Jeff Evans will be on the field from 9 a.m. until noon.

Coach Brad Parker’s girls varsity soccer team will hold its initial workout from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The junior varsity A and B programs, directed by Katherine Riley and Corinna Hussey, are scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Field hockey aspirants will be on the field from 9 a.m. until noon under head coach Kate McDonald, junior varsity mentor Enid Wonnacott and freshman coach Sara Malcolm.

The boys and girls cross country teams with Scott Bliss at the helm will work out from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent