By Sheri Duff
Lady Redhawks find groove
The defending state champion Redhawks girls tennis team is on a tear. Since losing to South Burlington on Saturday, May 10 the girls have gone undefeated. Last Tuesday, visiting Champlain Valley defeated Rice 5-2 at Calahan Park. The match results follow: Singles: Kathy Joseph, C def. Paige Hauke, R 6-2, 6-0; Shannon Collins, R def. Leah Epstein, C 6-1, 6-1; Megan Collins, R def. Mackenzie Buckman, C 6-3, 7-5; Elyse Killkelley, C def. Shelby Biasini, R 6-2, 6-4; Isabelle Angstman, C def. Cate Beattie, R 6-4, 6-2. Doubles: Mackenzie Kingston/Maia Bertrand, C def. Maggie Fitzgerald/Haleigh Byrnes, R 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (8-6); Erika Barth/Sara Erickson, C def. Paige Levinsky/Monique Lavallee, R 6-1, 6-1. Two days later Champlain Valley defeated Burlington 4-2 at Leddy Park. The match results folow: Singles: Kathy Joseph, C def. Annie Reville, B 6-0, 6-0; Katie Costello, B def. Leah Epstein, C 6-4, 7-6; Mackenzie Buckman, C def. Hannah Ankerson, B 6-1, 6-0; Elyse Killkelley, C def. Lisa Cicchetti, B 6-3, 6-1; Clare Labracio, B versus Isabelle Angstmen, C 5-7, 3-3 (ret) rain. Doubles: Meredith labracio/Zoe drummond, B def. Mackenzie Kingston/Maia Bertrand, C 7-5, 6-2; Erika Barth/Sara Erickson, C def. Lily Weissgold/Molly Higgins, B 6-4, 1-6, (10-1). Champlain Valley defeated Essex 6-1 in high school girls tennis Monday afternoon in Essex. The results were as follows: Singles: Kathy Joseph, C def. Jordan Walsh, E 6-3, 6-1; Leah Epstein, C def. Zoe Frolick, E 6-1, 6-2; Mackenzie Buckman, C def. Sophia Seman, E 6-4, 6-3; Elyse Killkelly, C def. Cristina Tellez, E 6-0, 6-0; Isabelle Angstman, C def. Rylee Wrenner, E 6-3, 7-5. Doubles: Erika Barth/Visa Nguyen, C def. Mackenzie Burnett/Zoe Filan, E 6-7, 7-6,10-7; Priyanka Santhanakrishnan/Essie Fiore, E def. Sydnee Lyman/Hadley Mink, C 6-2, 6-4.
Boys tennis team improves to 10-3
The Champlain Valley boys tennis team narrowly defeated Rice 4-3 at Davis Park last Tuesday afternoon. The match results were as follows: Singles: Erik Olson, R def. George Lomas, C 2-6, 6-3, 10-4; Joey O’Brien, C def. Hayden Kjelkesen, R 6-2, 6-4; Soesen Brynn, R def. Nathan Comai, C 3-6, 6-4, 10-2; Louis Daub, C def. Matt Case, R 6-2, 6-2; Matt Bouffard, R def. Nathan Leonard, C 4-6, 6-2, 10-6. Doubles: Ryan Schneiderman /Will Walker, C def. Eric Nicholson/Brent McKeown, R 6-2 6-2; David Huber/Bayard Baker, C def. Patrick Massinan /Callum Rocchio, R 6-3 6-2. Two days later the tennis team defeated Burlington 5-2 at home. Those results were: Singles: George Lomas, C def. Anders Ode, B 6-1, 6-4; Joey O’Brien, C def. Matt Foster, B 6-0, 6-1; Louis Daub, C def. Thomas Kaplan, B 6-1, 6-4; Nguyen Le, B def. Nathan Comai, C 6-2, 2-6, 10-6; Phillip Gulick, B def. Ben Hyams, C 6-2, 4-6, 10-8. Doubles: David Huber/Stephen Asch, C def. Colin Freiheit/Cole Khamei, B 6-0 6-3; Ryan Schneiderman/William Walker, C def. Peter Kowolski/Will Sutton, B 7-5, 6-1. The Hornets stung CVU with a 4-3 win on Monday afternoon. The results were as follows: Singles: Daniel Ro, E def. George Lomas, C 6-2, 7-6 (7-5); Ervan Greer, E def. Skylar Golann, C 6-2 (ret.); Dylan Garcia, E def. Joey O’Brien, C 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 11-9; Nathan Comai, C def. Evan Price, E 6-1, 6-3; March Palin, E def. Louis Daub, C 6-3, 6-2. Doubles: Stephen Asch/David Huber, C def. Matt Wu/Noah Laporte, E 7-6 (9-7), 5-7, 10-6; Ryan Schneiderman/Will Walker, C def. Nate Niles/Viggy Rajendron, E 6-2, 6-1.
Girls track team runs away with wins
Champlain Valley finished in first place at a track & field meet against Rice and MMU last Wednesday at the University of Vermont. The results were as follows: 100 meters: 1. Haliana Burhans, 13.24; 2. Malina Carroll; 3. Alison Kahn. 200: 1. Haliana Burhans, 27.63; 2. Malina Carroll. 400: 2. Carly Caswell. 800: 1. Maeve Higgins, 2:35.63; 3. Abby Keim. 1,500: 1. Abby Keim, 5:21.33; 2. Haley Harder; 3. Evelyn Needham. 3,000: 1. Autumn Eastman, 10:06.4; 2. Carly Neeld. 100 hurdles: 1. Katie Arms, 17.92; 2. Alison Kahn; 300 hurdles: 1. Katie Arms, 52.22; 3. Haley Mitiguy, R. 4×100: 1. Champlain Valley, 52.5. 4×400: 1. Champlain Valley, 4:49.11. 4×800: 1. Champlain Valley, 9:53.6. High jump: 2. Maddie Tieso; 3. Sadie Otley. Pole vault: 1. Emily Geske, 9-6; 2. Alison Kahn. Long jump: 1. Maddie Tieso, 14-4; 2. Abbey Norris; 3. Emily Geske. Triple jump: 2. Jessie Johnson; 3. Chaveli Miles. Shot put: 2. Allison Kloeckner. Discus: 1. Arianna Davis, 79-5; 2. Michaela Flore; 3. Emily Ray. Javelin: 1. Brianna Hake, 117-2; 2. Ming Fen Congdon; 3. Olivia Brissette. The girls also placed first in a meet over Burlington, Colchester, Spaulding, and Chelsea Monday afternoon in Colchester. The meet results were as follows: 100 meters: 2. Malina Carroll; 3. Sadie Otley. 400: 2. Haliana Burhans; 3. Autumn Eastman. 800: 3. Rachel Slimovitch. 1,500: 3. Abby Keim. 3,000: 1. Autumn Eastman, 9:54.3; 2. Sophia Gorman; 3. Abby Keim. 100 hurdles: 2. Katie Arms. 300 hurdles: 2. Eliza Giles; 3. Katie Arms. High jump: 2. Sadie Otley; 3. Maddie Tieso. Pole vault: 1. Emily Geske, 9-6; 2. Alison Kahn; 3. Jessie Johnson. Triple jump: 3. Maeve Higgins. Shot put: 1. Alison Kahn, 25-8; 2. Michaela Flore; 3. Nicole Sampson. Discus: 1. Sadie Casale, 78-0; 3. Olivia Brissette. Javelin: 1. Brianna Hake, 109-0; 3. Ming Fen Congdon.
Boys track team on track with wins
At a track & field meet against MMU and Rice last Wednesday the boys team placed second. Results of the meet are as follows: 100 meters: 2. Tawn Tomasi. 400: 2. Tyler VanDyk. 800: 1. Casey Silk, 2:13.14. 1,500: 2. Tyler Marshall. 3,000: 1. Zach Marshall, 9:25.38; 3. Tyler Wong. 110 hurdles: 2. Evan Harry. 4×800: 1. Champlain Valley, 8:42.8. High jump: 3. Kyle Hindsdale. Pole vault: 3. Forrest Hamilton. Long jump: 1. Clarke Shedd, 18-3; 3. Alex von Stange. Triple jump: 2. Benjamin Fox; 3. Clarke Shedd. Shot put:1. Richard Tegatz, 40-4.75; 3. Robby Brangan. Discus: 2. Richard Tegatz. Javelin:1. Russell Fox, 145-5; 2. Sam Belisle; 3. Tupper Hinsdale. The boys track team garnered a first place finish over Burlington, Colchester, Spaulding, and Chelsea Monday at Colchester. The results were as follows: 200: 1. Tawn Tomasi, 23.7; 3. Louis St.-Pierre. 400: 3. Evan Trus.1,500: 1. Zach Marshall, 4:23.4; 2. Tyler Marshall. 3,000: 1. Tyler Wong, 10:01.9; 2. Devon Cantor; 3. William Kay. 110 hurdles: 1. Evan Harry, 17.5; 3. Ethan Cote. 300 hurdles: 2. Evan Harry. 4×800: 1. Champlain Valley, 8:38.8. Pole vault: 1. Elliott Eastman, 10-0. Shot put: 2. Richard Tegatz. Discus: 1. Richard Tegatz, 117-11. Javelin: 1. Russell Fox, 137-10; 3. Richard Tegatz.
Boys lacrosse team continues winning ways
With a 5-0 lead at half time, Champlain Valley held on for a 6-4 lacrosse win over Essex last Tuesday. Matt Palmer and Elliot Mitchell scored two goals apiece while Griffin DeParlo and Zack Evans contributed a goal each. Owen Hudson made 12 saves for the 8-1 Redhawks. Two days later Champlain Valley posted a 16-8 win over St. Johnsbury. Hoyt McCuin (two assists) and Cam Rivard scored three goals each while Mitchell and Alex Bulla added two goals apiece. Chris Grunland made four saves. CVU also defeated Middlebury 12-8 on Saturday afternoon. Bulla scored a hat trick while Griffin and Nevin DiParlo added two goals apiece. Steele DuBrul contributed three assists. Hudson made 10 saves to secure the win for CVU.
Softball team can’t catch a break
The Champlain Valley girls softball team was narrowly defeated by Burlington 8-7 last Tuesday afternoon at Orrie Jay Field. Natalie Gagnon pitched the complete game loss while Mikala Clark had two hits. Two days later Missisquoi defeated the visiting Redhawks 12-0. Gagnon was the losing pitcher.
Baseball team goes 2 for 2
The Redhawks baseball team scored five runs in the second inning and took advantage of six errors to defeat Burlington 12-1 last Tuesday afternoon. Winning pitcher Kyle Stanley had six strikeouts and no walks in a complete-game effort to help the Redhawks improve to 8-2. Will Bernicke went 3-for-5 while Hayden Smith and Rayne Supple (three RBIs) had two-run singles apiece. Deagan Poland, Will Potter (two RBIs), and Sam Mikell (two RBIs) also added two hits each. Champlain Valley defeated Missisquoi 18-2 Saturday afternoon in Swanton. Mikell had two singles and a double to lead the Redhawks offensively while Smith added three hits. Supple allowed only three hits and struck out eight for the win.
Girls lacrosse team struggles
South Burlington defeated Champlain Valley 17-11 in girls high school lacrosse action last Wednesday in Hinesburg. Molly Dunphy scored three goals, Annie Keen scored twice, and Caroline Hern, Olivia Machanic, Emma Owens, Lily Schmoker, Natalie Benoit, and Thea Weiss added a goal apiece. The Lady Redhawks were narrowly defeated by Burlington 14-13 in overtime Saturday afternoon at home. Champlain Valley’s Keen tallied a hat trick while Benoit, Owens, Hern and Dunphy scored twice apiece. Meg Gannon and Weiss added a goal each while CVU goalie Bailee Pudvar made 14 saves.
Golf team finishes second twice
In two matches last week the Champlain Valley boys golf team finished in second place. On Friday at Cedar Knoll Peter Scrimgeour carded an 81, Carter Knox an 88, Ted Hadley 93, and Will McAllister 96. On Monday at Neshobe Golf Club medalist Scrimgeour finished the course with an 80. Knox finished with an 83, Patrick Pattison a 90, and Nick Cresta 98.