Edd’s Sports Report

New England Cross Country results find CVU women among the top four teams
The “Belles” of Belfast, Maine, over the weekend of Nov. 10 turned out to be the women’s cross country team from Pinkerton Academy, Derry, New Hampshire. Vermont’s top team from CVU missed stepping to the podium by one place, finishing fourth among the 29 teams entered from across New England.

The Redhawks top runner was Jennifer Ireland who completed the 5K circuit in 46th place, only two minutes behind the winner. Alice Larson in 49th, Cate Noel in 88th, Chloe Andrae in 90th, Ella Whitman, 118th, Isabelle Mittlestadt, 144th, and Sadie Holmes, 171st, formed the full CVU contingent. There were 258 individuals who ran.

CVU men finished 30th out of 30 teams, with Jared Leonard the top individual for the Redhawks. Seamus Higgins, Gavin Schaaf, Alex Mogilneicky, Sean Gilliam, Skyler Heininger and Dylan Gooley rounded out the team. Although the Redhawk team finished at the bottom of the list, their average time was only two minutes slower than the winners from Xavier High School in Middletown, Connecticut.

Redhawk Alex Bortnick plays in the North/South Football Game
The 17th meeting of football stars from northern and southern Vermont high schools was played in Middlebury on Nov. 18. The northern team included CVU’s Jacob Bortnick. For the fourth time in a row, the North prevailed, winning 57-41 in a game that showed an outpouring of offense. BFA-St. Albans running back Nate Parady carried the ball eight times for 120 yards and three touchdowns, and returned a punt for 47 yards as well. North quarterback Gunnar Bierbaum lived up to his name, throwing for 126 yards and two touchdowns. The north now leads the series 10 wins to 7.

Former CVU star Emily Kinneston now leads American University basketball
Coming down to the wire, it took former local woman hoopster from CVU Emily Kinneston to bring the victory to the American U visitors in the TD Bank Classic at Patrick Gym last weekend. She put in the winning basket as time expired to give her team a 64-62 win. A senior, Emily has been one of the team’s top players all four of her years at American. She scored 16 points against the Catamounts, shooting 6 for 12 from the floor.