Sports Notes (Sept. 4, 2008)

Sept. 4, 2008

Busy schedule for CVU field hockey

After nearly a week off in the wake of their season-opening, 2-0 home loss to Mount Abraham Union, the Champlain Valley Union High field hockey team began a stretch of five games in 10 days on Wednesday afternoon. Mount Mansfield Union was slated for an appearance at the Redhawks’ field, the game taking place after press deadline.


    Observer photo by Greg Duggan
Kelsey Jensen (22), smacks the ball during Champlain Valley Union High’s game against Mount Abraham Union last Thursday. Mount Abe took a 2-0 victory.  

On Friday, South Burlington High will motor to Hinesburg. Next week, CVU will hit the road to Essex High on Tuesday and then to Colchester High on Thursday. Middlebury Union High comes to the Redhawks’ nest for a 10 a.m. fixture on Saturday, Sept. 13 — CVU’s Spirit Day.

In taking the first of two Route 116 scheduled contests last week, Mount Abraham shut down what was expected to be a potent Redhawk offense, limiting the Red and White to but three shots on net.

The Eagles picked up single scores in each half, while CVU net minder Elizabeth Goddette stopped four Mount Abe shots.

CVU runners have two competitions on horizon

No question about it, the highly regarded Champlain Valley Union High cross country teams will be getting their speedy steps in this week.

The busy schedule called for a meet on Wednesday at South Burlington High, followed by Saturday’s Harwood Invitational at Harwood Union High in Duxbury. On Tuesday, the Redhawks will be in a meet at Burlington High School.

The season got underway Saturday, with the girls taking first place in the fifth annual CVU relays in Charlotte. The boys grabbed the runner-up spot in their division.

Each team had three sets of runners in the three two-mile segments. The girls beat out runner-up Essex, 9-15, while taking all three segments. CVU boys finished second to Essex, 11-16.

Little League elections

Williston Little League is holding its annual elections for the 2009 t-ball, baseball and softball season on Sept. 17. All members of the public are encouraged to be nominated as a candidate for various positions on the board. The elections will take place at 6 p.m. in the meeting room of the Williston Fire Department.

Soccer tryouts

The Burlington Lakers Soccer Club is holding tryouts for the U12 Girls Premier Team. The team will play in Vermont Soccer League Division 1 & State Cup Tournament. Tryouts will be held Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Hazelett Field on West Lakeshore Drive in Colchester. For more information contact Fran Demasi at 343-8887 or visit

Golf against autism

The New England Autism Center is having its first annual fundraising golf outing on Saturday, Sept. 13. An 18-hole tournament with four-person teams will take place at The Links at Lang Farm golf course in Essex. The entry fee is $75 per person. Special events will also include longest drive and putting contests.

For more information or to sign up, contact Linda Luxenberg at 802-999-8024 or