Sports Notes (3/26/09)

March 26, 2009

Dobrowski nominated as male athlete of month

Sophomore Robbie Dobrowski, the leading goal scorer for the Division 1 champion Champlain Valley Union High boys hockey team, is a nominee for the Vermont Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association Male Athlete Of The Month award for February.

The swift and elusive Redhawk forward was an offensive powerhouse in the march to the title.

In a tense, come-from-behind, 3-2 semifinal victory over Spaulding High of Barre, Dobrowski scored two third-period goals — the first to tie the game at 2 and the second to win the contest with just over five minutes remaining in regulation.

In the 2-1 championship victory over Essex High, Dobrowski fired in the initial score of the game in the first period to set the stage for the victory.

VSSA members will determine the winner from a list of nominees within the next week.

Local athlete swatting for Panthers

Nick Angstman, a productive hitter, pitcher and catcher for Champlain Valley Union High and the S.D. Ireland American Legion baseball teams in recent years, is now making his mark with the Middlebury College baseball team.

Angstman lashed a run-producing hit Monday for the Panthers in a 7-6 loss to Southern Maine (8-1) in Chandler, Ariz. Middlebury is now 3-2 on the young season.