Redhawks advance to title game
CVU’s Curt Echo threw another gem in the 3-0 semifinal win over Colchester High School on Tuesday, June 5 in Hinesburg. CVU’s ‘big game pitcher’ propelled the Champlain Valley baseball team to the title game against the winner of the semifinal matchup between Rice and BFA-St. Albans at Centennial Field at a time to be determined this week. Echo allowed one walk and struck out three while Lawrence Halvorson sparked the offense with his first career home run in the second inning. In the third Davis Mikell’s sacrifice bunt led to a throwing error which allowed CVU to add on two more runs. Tim Jones had a 2-for-3 day with a run scored. The Redhawks will attempt to win its first state title since 2003.
The Redhawks defeated South Burlington 7-1 at home on Friday, June 1 to advance to the D-I semifinals. Pitcher Curt Echo went six strong innings, striking out four, walking one, and limiting the Rebels to five hits and one run. In the second inning Ryan Fleming tripled to score Halverson. In the next inning the Redhawks scored a pair of runs without a hit. One run scored on a balk and the other on a double play. In the fourth Brendan Davitt walked, Tucker Kohlasch singled, and Jones reached on an error. In the fifth a run scored on Nick’s sacrifice fly and Mikell followed with a two-run double. The final run for CVU scored on Echo’s double in the sixth.
To reach the semifinals No. 2 seed Champlain Valley defeated North Country 13-2 at home on Tuesday, March 29. Nick struck out nine over four innings of work. Jeff Badger went 4-for-4 contributing three runs and an RBI. Kohlasch went 2-for-5 and three RBIs while Nick and Jones picked up two hits each. Echo scored three runs and had an RBI single for the Redhawks.
CVU loses to Essex in semifinal
Essex High School exacted a measure of revenge over Champlain Valley by defeating them 6-3 in a high school boys lacrosse semifinal Tuesday, June 5. Defending lacrosse champions and fifth-seeded CVU’s Charlie Shea put the Redhawks on the board with his tally after halftime. Senior Chris Bulla also scored two goals but it wasn’t enough. Will Fay and Owen Hudson combined for 21 saves for the 13-5 Redhawks.
On Friday, June 1 Champlain Valley overcame a deficit to beat Woodstock 13-10 to advance to the semifinal game. Chris Bulla scored four goals and had one assist, Quinn Kropf contributed three goals and an assist, and Alex Bulla scored twice. Griffin Brady scored and had one assist, Christian Goulette had two assists while Steele Dubrul and Chandler Jacobson also scored. Will Fay stopped seven.
In the first round, Champlain Valley defeated Burlington 17-9 on Wednesday, May 30 in Hinesburg. Shea tallied five goals and Hoyt McCuin scored two goals and had five assists. Goulette added three goals and Chris Bulla provided two goals and two assists for the Redhawks. Fay and Hudson made 18 saves combined.
Girls lose in semifinal
The South Burlington High School girls lacrosse team advanced to the Division I state title game by scoring 11 consecutive goals in the first half and defeating Champlain Valley 17-7 in the semifinal game, Tuesday, June 5 in South Burlington. Micheala Kiley contributed two goals and Lucia Llona, Brenna Gorman, Kate Raszka, Abby Owens, and Jane Baker also scored. Miki Gobeille made 15 saves for the 10-5 Redhawks.
To reach the semifinal game CVU defeated Brattleboro 12-8 Friday, June 1 in Hinesburg. Kiley scored four goals and had one assist and Raszka scored one and had three assists. Gorman tallied two goals, while Jess Dudley, Caelin Weiss, Owens, Bridget Moore, and Baker scored one apiece. Gobeille made six saves for CVU.
Boys complete season
On Friday, June 1 the boys tennis team lost a close match against Stowe 4-3 to finish their 8-8 season. The results follow: Singles: Hunter Grosvenor, S def. Liam Kelley, CVU 6-4, 6-1; Joey O’Brien, CV def. Zach Haggerty, S 6-0, 6-4; Sam Birmingham, S def. Henri St. Pierre, CV 7-5, 6-4; Sam Salvas, S def. David Keyes, CV 6-4, 6-0; Harrison Barr, S def. Brad Barth, CV 5-7, 6-3, 13-11. Doubles: Asa Cloutier/Tyler Murphy, CV def. Luke O’Toole/Tyler Mullin, S 6-3, 5-7, 10-2; Tristan Arthaud/Josh Huber, CV def. Ross Mandigo/Calvin Dixon, S 6-1, 6-3.
The boys tennis team beat No. 4 seeded North Country 6-1 in the first round of the Vermont Principal Association state tournament. The results follow: Singles: Liam Kelley, CV def. Dave Durivage, NC 6-0, 5-7, 10-7; Joey O’Brien , CV def. Travers Parsons-Grayson, NC 6-3, 6-3; Henri St. Pierre , CV def. Thomas Durivage, NC 6-3, 6-3; Zach Tweed, NC def. David Keyes, CV 6-7 (5), 6-4, 10-4; Brad Barth , CV def. Maoz Knight, NC 6-4, 6-4. Doubles: Asa Cloutier/Tyler Murphy, CV def. Kody Halicus/Fred Petzoldt, NC 6-3, 6-0; Josh Huber/Tristan Arthaud , CV def. Steve Raboin/Peter Steuwe, NC 6-3, 6-0.
Girls tennis marches on
Posting a 6-1 win over fifth seed South Burlington in the semifinals, No. 1 seed Champlain Valley will attempt a second perfect season, the first was in 2010, and win another title when it plays host to tenth-seed Stowe Wednesday, June 6 at 4 pm in the Division I high school girls tennis finale at Davis Park in Shelburne. The outcome was not known before publication. Please visit www.thecitizenvt.com or find us on Facebook for an update.
To get to the finale the Redhawks flew through the high school state tournament posting shutouts against St. Johnsbury on Wednesday, May 30 and Burlington on Thursday, May 31.