CVU women hoopsters saw their 57-game regular season winning streak, dating back to 2018, come to an end last Friday.
CVU senior Catherine Gilwee has been named the Vermont high school girls’ basketball Player of the Year for the past season despite the fact that two state tournaments were called off due to the coronavirus.
Mid March saw the CVU High School Alpine skiers capture two state championships.
The Redhawk women’s basketball team ended its regular season undefeated, beating Spaulding 66–29 two weeks ago. That victory gave them a 9-0 win/loss record for the season and made them the #1 seed in the top division of the State Tournament.
In a rematch of Metro leaders, the South Burlington boys did what they couldn’t do only 11 days earlier and took home a hard fought 47 – 36 victory over Champlain Valley Union. Using a 14 – 4 margin in the 4th quarter, the Wolves outlasted their opponents on 3/9 at the Dave Bremner Gym, in Hinesburg.
CVU girls continued their dominance over opponents over the Green Knights while the boys outscored South Burlington by 14 points in the second half.
For a pandemic-driven school year, sports crop up at odd times and in limited spaces – limited in terms of fans-in-the-stands and in terms of where competition occurs so as not to endanger fellow competitors.
CVU’s Jesse Klein joined Milton’s Chance Rose as High School All Americans as selected by the United Coaches Soccer Organization. Both were also among six Vermont players earning All Region honors. Jesse was joined on that squad by her teammate Josie Pecor.
Champlain Valley Union High School junior Catherine Gilwee earned recognition as Athlete of the Year as reported in the June 20 Burlington Free Press.
200 wins and still going strong
CVU women’s basketball coach, Ute Otley, garnered her 200th win in 9 years of coaching the Redhawks.
House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2019 Champlain Valley Union High School Redhawks boys’ volleyball program on winning a fourth consecutive State championship.
The Free Press’s women’s basketball team of the decade that recently listed individual players is somewhat of a misnomer, when in fact a true team of the decade is the Redhawk women’s basketball team under the tutelage of Ute Otley.
Shortly after they won the Division I state baseball championship, many CVU players put on their S.D. Ireland uniforms and turned immediately to American Legion ball.
Winter sports end with wins and lossesYou can’t say that CVU’s winter sports teams didn’t give other Division I schools a good run for their money in several sports.
My grandsons arrived from Providence late on Friday, and the first thing they wanted to do was collect skates and sticks and head to the rink behind Daddy’s old school. It didn’t matter that there was a bit of snow blowing or the possibility of the lights not working.
Rather than report game by game since our last issue in mid-December, we will focus on the honors earned by CVU athletics in 2018 according to the Burlington Free Press in its January 3 issue.
With five Division I state championships behind them, the CVU women’s basketball team looks forward to keeping the trend alive. They helped their cause with a quarterfinal win over the Bobwhites of BFA-St. Albans last Friday. Catherine Gilwee and Shannon Loiseau led the offense. After being tied at halftime at 16 apiece, the Redhawks pulled away in the second half, outscoring BFA by 10 points in the third quarter and going on to win by 9, 46-37, with Gilwee hitting for the victory margin in the final quarter.
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