Sports Notes1/22/09

Jan. 22, 2009

Wrestlers in two-day event at Essex High this weekend

The Champlain Valley Union High wrestling team will compete in the annual Mike Baker Invitational at Essex High this weekend. The grappling begins Friday afternoon at 3:30 and continues Saturday, starting at 9:30 a.m.

CVU is coming off a 39-36 victory a week ago Thursday at Milton High.

Victors for the Redhawks were Sherman Wood (140 pounds) and Sam Fortin (160). The Redhawks also took six weight classes by forfeit.

Senior Jason Marko, who injured a knee in a recent match at Otter Valley Union, said this week he expects to be back on the mat soon.

New CVU girls lacrosse coach named

A five-season junior varsity girls lacrosse coach at Mount Mansfield Union High has been named the head girls lacrosse coach at Champlain Valley Union High.

Julie Sloan will take up the CVU reigns this spring, replacing Victoria Jones. Sloan will continue her full time physical education position at Mount Mansfield.

“We are lucky to get her,” CVU Athletic Director Kevin Riell said in making the announcement. “She is ready to move up to a varsity position.”

Riell said there is still an opening for a girls lacrosse junior varsity coach. Applications can be submitted to his office.