Sports Notes1/29/09

Jan. 29, 2009

CVU gymnasts meet defending champs Friday in Essex

With recent solid performances in their portfolio, the Champlain Valley Union High gymnasts will go into Essex High at 7 p.m. on Friday for a test against the defending state champion Hornets.

The Redhawks are coming off a Saturday victory at Harwood Union High in which Ashley Bachand swept to victories on the vault, the beam, the bars, floor exercise (tie for first) and all-around.

CVU’s Kiley Bourdeau took second on the vault. Bethany Karstens was third on the beam and Sidney Hilker third in floor exercise.

Willistonian makes All-Canadian lacrosse team

David Pinckney, a Williston resident and December 2008 graduate from Montreal’s McGill University, earned All-Canadian honors from the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association. The 2003 Champlain Valley Union High grad was a midfielder on McGill’s lacrosse team. He was one of five McGill players to receive All-Canadian honors.

Pinckney majored in physiology at the university, and his father, Gary Pinckney, said his son hopes to attend medical school in the fall.

Williston youth wrestling

Williston Youth Wrestling for grades two to six begins on Monday, Feb. 2. The program will teach basic wrestling techniques and provide wrestlers with the option of competing at several regional tournaments.

The program runs through March 19, and takes place on Mondays and Thursdays at All American Fitness, located at 1881 Williston Road in South Burlington. The one-hour sessions begin at 6:15 p.m. Cost is $45 and includes a t-shirt and facility use. For more information, contact Coach Jonathan Rodd at 879-0543.

Vermont Lightning basketball tryouts

The Vermont Lightning AAU girls basketball tryouts will be held at University of Vermont’s Gutterson Fieldhouse on Feb. 7 and 15 for under-10 to under-13 teams. Schedules, forms and more information is available online at or by calling 865-7900.