Sports Notes (12/23/09)

CVU gymnasts have home meet on Tuesday

A rare, weekday home competition awaits the Champlain Valley Union High gymnastics team Tuesday when the St. Johnsbury Academy Hilltoppers come to Williston’s Green Mountain Gymnastics (240 Pioneer St.) for a meet starting at 1 p.m.

The Redhawks came away from Saturday’s Rebel Invitational with some solid performances.

In the four divisions of competition, which matched competitors by their high school class, Ashley Bachand, Madision Bourdeau and Amanda Holman came away with significant scores.

Bachand took top honors among sophomores in the vault and bars and tied for the lead on the beam. Her scores on the vault and bars were the best of the day.

Bourdeau posted the top freshman scores on the vault, bars and beam.

Holman was runner-up among seniors on the vault and tied for second on the bars.


Two CVU athletes nominated for scholarship

Two Champlain Valley Union High senior athletes are among six Chittenden County high school fall sports stars nominated for scholarships by Burlington’s Ethan Allen Club.

Kelsey Jensen for field hockey and Addie Peterson in soccer were two of the three girls sports participants to receive a fall nomination. There will be additional nominees for winter and spring sports, with the winners of the $2,500 scholarships, one for boys, one for girls, to be announced at a June dinner.

Several criteria are used for selecting nominees including athletic achievement, academic success (at least a B-plus average) and community contributions.

Linsey Judge of Essex High cross country was the third girls nominee.

Boys named were Max Librizzi of Essex football, Ben Lustgarten of Burlington High cross country and South Burlington High soccer player Andrew Mercier.