Edd Merritt, Contributor
Top story, T and T, tennis and track
This year CVU’s Stephanie Joseph continued to overpower all other high school tennis players in the state. Junior captain Joseph brought home the title that her sister Kathy had won for the three previous years. Stephanie did it by defeating Rice’s Claire Parry 6-2, 6-1 after topping her Redhawk teammate, Sophie Dauerman in the semifinals.
The CVU doubles team of Charlotte senior Meara Heininger and her partner Kendall Blank made it to the finals before losing to a South Burlington pair in three sets.
On the men’s side, number one CVU singles player George Lomas lost in a semifinal match. However, a doubles team of David Huber and Charlotter Ethan Leonard made it into the finals before falling to a South Burlington team 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.
Essex Invitational leads to the New Englands in track
Senior Tyler Marshall’s name appeared again on the “winner board” for 800- and 1,500- meter races at the Essex Invitational. This meet happens to serve as a qualifier for the New England Championships later this spring. Charlotte’s Kenneth MacKillop pole vaulted to a third place, and the 3,000-meter run saw two CVU athletes finish among the top six. Calvin McClellan ran second and Jared Leonard fifth.
Several days earlier CVU runners and jumpers dominated a high school meet at Burlington. The women won seven events, the men nine.
CVU men hand South Burlington its first lacrosse defeat
Jake Schaefer tallied four goals and assisted on three more as the Redhawks handed South Burlington its first loss of the season, 13-9. Charlotte’s Walter Braun continued to be an offensive force, joining his teammate Zander Miller with two goals each. The saves by both teams’ goalies were nearly even, ten for SB, nine for the Redhawks. Earlier in May, BFA St. Albans had proven to be a tougher opponent, coming back from being behind by three goals at the end of the third quarter to come within a single tally of CVU at the end of the game. Braun again added his scoring punch with two goals. In between, CVU handed visitors from Spaulding a 13-goal defeat, 16-3.
Williston Country Club hosts NVAC golf championship
Thirteen high schools sent golfers to Williston for the Northern Vermont Athletic Conference championships. As a team, CVU placed second, seven strokes behind Essex. Sophomore Ben Gramling’s 79 was only two strokes behind the medallist, and all five of the Redhawk players hit below 90.
CVU baseball finishes its regular season well
Pitcher Hunter Anderson allowed Missisquoi only one hit while pitching a complete game in which he struck out six MVU batters. Hunter also helped his pitching cause at the plate with three hits and two RBIs. Charlotte’s George Davis drove in two runs. The Redhawks stand at 12 wins, four losses going into tournament play.