Sports Report – March 5, 2020

Ethan Harvey drives around Burr Burton defender in state quarterfinal win. Photo by Al Frey.

200 wins and still going strong
CVU women’s basketball coach, Ute Otley, garnered her 200th win in 9 years of coaching the Redhawks. Of those years, six of them showed unbeaten regular seasons with five straight Division 1 titles between 2012-13 and 2016-17. CVU gained a first-round bye and will host a quarterfinal game next week.

Younger Mittelstadt honored as Free Press Athlete of the Week
Charlotte sophomore Finn Mittelstadt, a Nordic skier, won the state championship classical cross-country skiing race at Ripton and was a member of the wining relay team, as the Redhawks developed a commanding team lead going into the end of the state championships on Monday, March 2.

CVU man’s basketball tops Burr & Burton
With a win over Burr & Burton, 71-67, the Redhawks will face St. Johnsbury in the Division I semi-finals.

Alpine skiers fare well at Northern District championships
Burke Mountain was the site of the Northern District Alpine skiing championships. CVU’s Olivia Zubarik won the women’s giant slalom on February 24 th, and Sean Gilliam came in third among the men. The following day, Sean placed ninth in the regular slalom.