Sports notes11/20/08

Nov. 20, 2008

Former CVU stars making marks at college level

➢    Middlebury College moved into the NCAA Division III national soccer tournament with victories over Framingham State and Norwich University this past weekend in regional action at Middlebury, helped by former Champlain Valley Union High stars Tyler Macnee and Carson Cornbrooks.

The Panthers will meet Carleton College of Minnesota at 5 p.m. on Saturday in Hoboken, N.J. A victory would propel them into a title game Sunday against either Stevens Institute of Technology of New Jersey or Johns Hopkins University for a berth in the division’s final four.

Macnee and Cornbrooks each had scoring chances turned away in regulation of Saturday’s win over Framingham, which was decided by a 4-1 Middlebury advantage in a shootout. On Sunday, the Panthers nipped Norwich 1-0 to earn the trip to New Jersey.

➢    Micah Rose, a co-captain with Macnee on the 2007 CVU Division 1 championship team, has been a starting midfielder at Pennsylvania’s Swarthmore College (15-2-2), and was also in action in Division III regional tournament play last weekend.

➢    Former CVU girls soccer star Meg Howard was the top goal scorer with five for St. Lawrence University. Howard, a junior, also had six assists while leading the Larries to a Liberty League tournament berth. She was named to the league’s All-Academic team.

➢     Ben Von Reyn had the best scoring average (75.5) on the St. Lawrence University golf team this past fall and earned a spot on the league’s All-Star First Team, along with academic honors.

➢     The Ithaca College Bombers finished second at the New York State Collegiate Track Conference Championship for the second year in a row, helped by CVU graduate Melanie McCormick, a junior. McCormick placed sixth, with a time of 19:27.

Basketballs bouncing at CVU


Tryouts for the boys and girls basketball teams opened Monday with varsity and junior varsity positions likely to be assigned by Thursday.

The two varsity teams have scrimmages scheduled at home Saturday, with Hartford High coming north for the sessions. The girls teams will play at 9 a.m. and the boys at 11 a.m.

Rec League basketball registration


Registration is open for the Williston Recreation Basketball League. The league runs from December to February. Register through Williston Town Clerk, 878-5121. Coaches are needed. For more information e-mail Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Finnegan at