Sports Notes (1/14/10)

Nordic skiers heading to E. Montpelier on Saturday

The Champlain Valley Union High Nordic ski team will eye another weekend of success Saturday when it puts skiers to snow at the U-32 course in East Montpelier. The start is slated for 10 a.m.

On Wednesday, after press deadline, the Redhawks were in competition at Colchester High School.

Last Saturday, the CVU snow steppers showed the value of finishing in packs as the girls and boys teams took victories at Sleepy Hollow in an event that attracted seven schools.

Kylie deGroot gave the CVU girls an individual top finish in their division, beating out Aleksandra Zakzrewska of South Burlington by 14 seconds with a time of 21 minutes, 57 seconds.

Redhawks then bunched up for five of the next six places, led by Annie Jackson (3), Sierra Frisbie (4), Abby Stoner (5), Sienna Searles (7) and Johanna Fehrs (8).

The girls team easily won the team title with just 13 points to 75 for runner-up South Burlington.

The boys nipped Burlington for the team victory, 29-33. It was a pack of three finishers that boosted the boys as Andrew Childs, Sam Epstein and Jake Marston finished fifth through seventh.


Home match vs. Burlington for boys hockey squad

The only team to shut them out this season, Burlington High, awaits the Champlain Valley Union High boys hockey team at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday at Cairns Arena.

CVU took a 7-3 mark into Wednesday night’s CSB Cup contest against South Burlington High, also at Cairns.

The Redhawks had some additional incentive going into the Wednesday test, coming off a 3-2 loss Saturday to Colchester High at Leddy Park in Burlington. The loss snapped a six-game win string.

The Lakers’ Jon Sawtelle’s second score of the game came 2 minutes, 24 seconds into overtime, hiking Colchester’s record to 5-6-1.

Robbie Dobrowski and Nate LaCroix scored for the Hawks. It was Dobrowski’s 15th lamp lighter of the campaign. Kyle Logan and Mayson Kropf garnered assists and goalie Jason O’Brien had 21 stops to 31 for the Lakers’ Chris Furlani.

Last Wednesday, Dobrowski scored twice, including the game winner with 16 seconds left to give CVU a 3-2 triumph over visiting Burr and Burton of Manchester. Derek Goodwin also scored while Logan (Mr. Helper with at least eight assists) had two set-ups for mates. LaCroix, Quinn Kropf and J.P. Benoit also had assists.

CVU outshot the Bulldogs 35-26. Mark Albertson had 24 saves.