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Busy weekend ahead for CVU track and field

A heavy weekend schedule for the Champlain Valley Union High track and field team begins on Friday with a freshman meet at Essex High starting at 3 p.m.

At the same time, the girls will open a two-day decathlon at Essex with Saturday’s continuation starting at 10 a.m.

Also on Saturday, boys and girls will be in Hanover, N.H. for an invitational event.

The Redhawks return home on Wednesday to play host to Essex High and Rice Memorial in a three-way meet.

Last Saturday, the girls earned victories in five events at the Iverson Relays at South Burlington High. The wins came in the triple jump, distance medley, 4 x 100, freshman sprint medley and freshman 4 x 100.

On Friday, the boys won the long jump and took four runner-up slots in the Bobwhite Relays at Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans.

Tough foes await CVU boys LAX team

The Champlain Valley Union High boys lacrosse team took a solid 9-3 record into Wednesday evening’s contest at Burlington High, a team the Redhawks handled 18-5 early in the season in Hinesburg.

But the final three games on the regular season schedule will be a challenge. An improving Bellows Free Academy of St. Albans will invade CVU’s Happy Hilltop on Saturday for an 11 a.m. encounter.

Then the Hawks take to the road and difficult assignments, both nocturnal. On Tuesday, they go to South Burlington High for a 7 p.m. start followed by a Friday night session at Essex, also at 7 p.m.

Last week was a good one for coach Dave Trevithick’s defending Division 1 champs. They rumbled past Mount Mansfield Union 11-5 on Wednesday on home turf. Last Friday, they scored a 13-6 triumph at Middlebury Union High.

At Middlebury, it was another Bulla Day as Chris knocked in five goals and Alex chalked up four. Chandler Jacobson tallied twice while Christian Goulette and Griffin Brady had one each.

Goulette had a trio of goals plus two assists in the Mount Mansfield victory. Alex Bulla fired three goals and Chris got two, as did Quinn Kropf. Steele Dubrul notched a singleton.

Home games Thursday, Friday for softballers

As a result of Tuesday’s rain, the Champlain Valley Union High softball team will have a three-day splurge starting on Thursday when South Burlington High comes to Hinesburg. Missisquoi Valley Union High rolls in on Friday after being postponed Tuesday.

The Redhawks will then travel to Milton High for a Saturday morning encounter.

A high point last week for 1-10 CVU came Thursday, a come-from-behind 7-6 victory at Rice Memorial High.

The game’s big swat came from Alannah Roy whose third hit of the game, a three-bagger, came in the top of the seventh and drove in Laurel Hubbert-Severance with the winning run. Hubbert-Severance had reached base on her third single.

Kenzie Roberts opened the two-run rally with a double before scoring the deadlocking run.

Freshman Bronwen Hopwood was the winning pitcher.

Essex next up for CVU boys tennis team

The Champlain Valley Union High boys tennis team will take a 5-6 record into its match at Essex High on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

CVU lost by a narrow 4-3 margin to the Hornets earlier in the season at Shelburne. Essex, 8-2, is led by defending Vermont individual champion David Ro and his younger brother Daniel, both Williston residents.

Coach Frank Babbott’s Redhawks are coming off a 4-3 loss to Burlington High on Monday. Liam Kelly won an individual match for CVU while the doubles duos of Tyler-Murphy-Asa Cloutier and Tristan Arthaud-Josh Huber were victorious for the second time in three days.

At home to St. Johnsbury Academy on Saturday, Kelley, Joey O’Brien and David Keyes won singles matches to join the winning doubles teams in beating the Hilltoppers 5-2.

Late Tuesday sports results

In Tuesday competitions, the Champlain Valley Union High girls track and field team scored a triumph in a three-way meet at Burlington High while the boys finished third. The girls lacrosse team bowed under the lights at South Burlington High by a 14-7 count.

Dominating running events, the CVU girls tracksters wound up with 63 points to 51 for runner-up BHS and 42 for St. Johnsbury Academy.

The third place CVU boys got victories from Jared Keyes in the 800-meter run and Jerome White-Tyson in the long jump.

Brenna Gorman fired three goals as the Redhawks  lacrosse unit bowed to the strong 8-1 Rebels on their South Burlington turf.

— Mal Boright