Sports Notes (8/20/09)

Aug. 20, 2009

Vermont Lightning goes 2-3 at girls U.S. National Championship

Vermont Lightning U14 Girls Basketball team concluded its 2009 season by earning an invitation to attend and compete in the United States Nationals in Hampton, Virginia.

The girls finished the tournament with 2 wins and 3 losses, competing against some of the finest talent from throughout the country. Defeating teams from both Florida and Virginia, the team lost to eventual champion Maryland Storm by 12 points.

The Lightning team finished the season with an overall record of 31 wins and 11 losses.  Together they captured 4 Northeast Regional AAU tournaments and for the second consecutive year the Vermont AAU State Championship played at UVM in early May.

Team members include Isabella Esposito, Ali Wells, Liz Maglione (Essex), Kari Lavalette, Sofia Lozon, Taylor Goldsborough (Williston) Elana Bayer-Pacht (Hinesburg), Sara Sayles (Bristol), Lydia Stearns (Lincoln), and Caroline Limanek, Lazrin Schenck (Shelburne). Coaches are Mike Wells and Jessie Brosseau.

CVU football gold cards on sale starting Aug. 21

The 2009-10 CVU Football Gold Cards will be on sale Aug. 21 through Sept. 1. These valuable discount cards provide significant savings at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Mexicali Restaurant and twenty other local local participating businesses. Cost of the card is $20 and they are valid from Sept. 1, 2009 through Aug. 31, 2010. Parents with children participating in sports will find the card valuable year round.

 Proceeds from the sales of these cards go to support the football program at CVU high school, with over 85 student-athletes participating this fall.  

 To get your CVU Gold Card, contact a CVU football player in your neighborhood; or you can request that a player bring one to your door by e-mailing your name, address and phone number to Another option is to call and leave a message at 233-4322.

 For more information about the CVU football program, visit