Sports Notes (3/11/10)

March 11, 2010


CVU girls second, boys fourth in state Nordic finale

Led by ninth place finisher Kylie deGroot and 10th place finisher Sienna Searles, the Champlain Valley Union High girls Nordic ski team snagged the team runner-up spot a week ago Wednesday in the classical state championships at Prospect Mountain near Bennington.

The Redhawks, with 138 points, were some 67 behind titleholder Mount Anthony Union but well ahead of third place Brattleboro Union High, which finished with 260 points.

CVU’s girls’ relay team took third place behind winning Mount Anthony and second place Rutland High.

The CVU boys team came in fourth, with Sam Epstein earning a seventh place individual finish. The relay team was fourth behind winning Mount Anthony, which also captured the boys team title.

CVU girls third in state alpine meet

With Taylor Spillane finishing third in the two-run slalom, the Champlain Valley Union High girls alpine team took third place last week in the state championship meet at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl.

Spillane finished behind winner Kate Cutting of Rice Memorial High and Caitlin Bliss of Rutland High and was the Redhawks’ lone top 10 finisher of the day.

Cutting also won the giant slalom.

CVU, with a team score of 160 points, trailed winning Rutland (109) and Mount Mansfield Union (139) in the team standings.

Coach Mike Minnerly could not be reached for comment.

Two Redhawks in Saturday’s All-Star hockey contest

Two members of the Division 1 runner-up Champlain Valley Union High boys hockey team will be on the ice Saturday in Essex for the annual Essex Rotary Key Bank All Star Hockey Classic at the Essex Skating Facility.

Goalie Mark Albertson and forward Sam Parent will represent CVU as part of the Austin Conference team that will meet counterparts from the Harris Conference in the contest featuring seniors from Vermont interscholastic hockey teams.

Rosters are set by league coaches.

Game time is 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students, and will be available at the door.

Logan, Ford represent CVU girls in Hockey Classic

There was a Champlain Valley Union High presence in the Essex Rotary Key Bank All Star Hockey Classic for women, played by senior stars Saturday at Essex.

Redhawks forward KK Logan and defender Kate Ford were selected for the game and played for the Harris Conference team. Though neither Logan nor Ford had a goal in the contest, their team put together a 5-2 over the Austin Conference.

Former Redhawk finishes first college hoops season

Former Champlain Valley Union High basketball star John Donnelly, who graduated last spring, turned in a solid initial season this past winter at Vassar College in the Liberty League.

Playing 29 minutes per game, Donnelly was the team’s second leading scoring, averaging 10 points a game.

He also tied for third in the league among rebounders with 7.2 per contest, and led the league with 126 defensive rebounds, an average of five per outing.

CVU spring sports tryouts open Monday

Monday will be spring, at least for Champlain Valley Union High athletes and many others in Vermont high schools.

That is the day tryouts begin for the spring sports seasons that run up to June graduation time.

According to CVU athletic director Kevin Riell, tennis tryouts were being scheduled depending on availability of indoor facilities.