Edd Merritt, contributor
It has been three straight years that the CVU men have come in first in the Vermont State High School Golf Tournament. That streak ended this year as Burr & Burton came in with the low team score over the Manchester Country Club course. As close as possible would be one way of describing the win for B&B, as their team score of 329 bettered the Redhawks’ 330 by only a single stroke.
The individual medalist was Austin Giroux of North Country, who shot a 69, three strokes below the course’s par 72 for 18 holes. Bryce Bortnick’s 80 led CVU, followed by Zack Vincent’s 82, Jason Douglas’ 83 and Connor Maloney’s 85.
The previous week B&B women won their state title as well.
Redhawk women’s soccer stays undefeated
A week ago, Wednesday, CVU women’s soccer team bested Colchester 3-2 to gain a ninth win against no losses and two ties. It was Colchester’s first loss of the season. Three separate Redhawks hit the net: Chloe Pecore, Ava Barron and Emma Crum. The pair of CVU net-minders were only called upon to make one save.
Field hockey beats Rutland 3-0
Miranda Oppenheimer, Sophie Madden and Ava Bartlett scored second-half goals for the Redhawk field hockey team, while shutting out Rutland. The Hawks also fired a good number of penalty corner shots (28).
CVU soccer men lose in overtime
Mount Mansfield scored with just over eight minutes to play in the first overtime period to defeat CVU 4-3. The Redhawks had scrambled to tie the score at 3 with just 54 seconds to go in regulation. Tyler Wuthrish, Fritz Wetzell and Riley Gauthier hit the net for the Hawks. Striker Holden Batchelder was named one of the top 10 players in the state by the Burlington Free Press.
Destito one of top quarterbacks in the state
CVU’s football quarterback was noted as one of the top 10 in the state at that position by the Burlington Free Press recently. The success of CVU’s football record so far is due in good measure to the scope and the accurate throwing of junior quarterback Max Destito. He passed for 289 yards against Middlebury in the sixth week of the season, leading the Hawks to a 35-14 win. Essex is on tap.