Sports Notes (4/30/09)

April 30, 2009


Early season test for track and field team this weekend

Champlain Valley Union High track and field coaches Eli and Kasie Enman will get a look at how their team members stack up against leading opponents Friday and Saturday in the annual Burlington High Invitationals.

The two-day event gets under way Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. and continues Saturday, starting at 2 p.m.

The Redhawks had some other business Wednesday: A three-team meet at Colchester High, which was scheduled to start after press deadline.

In a multi-school vacation meet last week in Essex Junction, Tony Sulva led a small contingent from CVU with a second place finish in the 800-meter race and third in the 1,500.

Jonathan Slimovitch was third in the 3,000. Sam Chevalier captured third in pole vault and Dale Conger third in the shot put.

CVU seniors named to Vermont all-star teams

Seven Champlain Valley Union High senior athletes will play for Vermont basketball and hockey teams this summer against teams from New Hampshire in the annual senior all-star games.

In boys hockey, not only will five players come from the Division 1 state championship Redhawks, but co-coaches Doug Hopper and Will MacKinnon will be calling the plays for Vermont from behind the bench.

CVU players on the boys squad are defensemen Chris Howard, Owen Smith and Ben Soll. Forwards are Brady DeHayes and Tim Reichert.

Nicole Bonneau was named one of three goalies for the Vermont girls team after four standout seasons between the pipes for the Redhawks.

The Twin State Make-A-Wish Hockey All-Star games will take place June 27 at the University of Vermont’s Gutterson Field House.

Making the Vermont boys basketball team roster is John Donnelly, who will see action in the annual Twin State basketball contest in July.