Sports Notes (1/21/10)

Jan. 21, 1010


Bulldogs, Rebels up next for CVU hockey girls

Before last Saturday night’s contest with Colchester High at Burlington’s Leddy Park, Champlain Valley Union High girls hockey coach Tom Ryan wished for “a few goals.”

His Redhawks, 8-3-1 going into the game, were coming off home losses to Spaulding High of Barre and Hartford High in which they scored once and gave up 11 goals.

Message received!

Amanda Armell scored twice and Molly Howard and Sophia Steinhoff added singletons as the Hawks downed the 2-9-1 Lakers 4-2 to get back to their winning ways.

CVU will return to the home Cairns Arena on Friday for a 5:40 p.m. match against visiting Burr and Burton Academy of Manchester. The Redhawks tamed the Bulldogs 10-2 in mid-December.

On Wednesday, the Hawks will test South Burlington High at Cairns for the second time this season (5:40 p.m.). CVU nipped the Rebs 5-4 early last month.


Skiers take to Jericho course on Friday

An afternoon in Jericho Center is in the offing this week for the Champlain Valley Union High Nordic ski team, which will start the trek on the Jericho range course at 4 p.m. on Friday. Mount Mansfield Union High is the host school.

The Redhawks are coming off a 12-team meet last Saturday at U-32 in East Montpelier in which the girls placed second to Mount Anthony Union High and the boys were fourth, behind Windsor High, Mount Anthony and U-32 in that order.

Kylie deGroot was the lone Redhawk in the girls top 10, taking third place. Sam Epstein led the boys with a 10th place finish.

A week ago Wednesday, the girls rolled over Colchester High and Burlington High in a Colchester meet, taking eight of the top 10 spots, led by winner Johanna Fehrs.

The boys were second to Burlington, with Epstein the leading Hawk with fourth place.


CVU wrestlers set for annual Essex Invitational

Redhawk grapplers will return to action Friday and Saturday in the annual Essex High Invitational at Essex High. Competition opens Friday afternoon at 3:00 and continues Saturday morning at 10:00.

The Hawks’ most recent muscling on the mats was a week ago Wednesday when Middlebury Union and Milton High wrestlers came to Hinesburg.

CVU topped Milton 39 to 18 with Tucker Austin scoring a victory in the 160-pound class.

Middlebury outpointed CVU 47-34 in team standings. Redhawks Austin, Sam Fortin (171-pound) and James Datillio (285-pound) scored wins, Datillio moving up 20 pounds to compete in the behemoth category.