HINESBURG - Molly Howard, Sophia Steinhoff and KK Logan scored goals last Friday night in Burlington to lead the visiting Champlain Valley Union High School Redhawks to a 3-1 victory over the Seahorses in high school girls hockey action. Nicole Fiske made 11 saves in the net for CVU, who improved to 12-3-1 with the win. Seahorse goalie Eileen Gomez kept the game close with her 39 save performance, and Lauren Todisco scored the lone goal for Burlington, who fell to 3-13 on the year.
A day later in Middlebury Emily Wilson turned in a hat trick to lead the visiting Brattleboro Colonels to a 5-0 shutout win over the hometown Tigers. Maddie Rollins and Naomi Kramer added single goals while Brianna Snow stopped 11 shots to record the shutout. Ashley Howlett made 26 saves for the Tigers, who fell to 9-7 on the season. The Colonels rose above five hundred at 8-7 with the shutout win.
Last Saturday however was a good day for Addison County in boys hockey. Both the CVU Redhawks and the Middlebury Tigers turned in fine performances.
In South Burlington, the CVU Redhawks found themselves trailing Stowe 3-0. But then Kyle Logan scored three times in the final period, the last coming with just 2:18 left and CVU escaped certain defeat, coming away with a 3-3 tie instead. Robbie Dobrowski assisted Logan on all three scores, while Nate Lacroix got credit with an assist on a pair himself. In the net goalie Miles Grunvald made 19 saves to preserve the tie for the Redhawks, who went to 8-5-2 on the year. Ross Mandigo, Eric Anaconne and Graham Post recorded a goal and an assist each, and goalie Matt Rauch made 22 saves for Stowe, who went to 13-2-1 on the year with the tie.
The same day in Middlebury Brad Willis turned in a hat trick as the Middlebury Tigers blew out the visiting Milton Yellow Jackets 12-2. Sawyer Hescock, Nick Leach and Chris Hickley contributed two goals each to the lopsided win, while Steel White, Graham Barlow and Sawyer McLaughlin chipped in with single goals. Andrew Myhre assisted on four of the goals and goalie Nick Bruch needed to make just four saves for the Tigers, who improved to 6-7-2 with the win. Dustin Paquette and Brandon Beliveau scored for Milton while Dustin Cummings assisted on both. The Yellow Jackets were dominated the entire contest, evident by the fact they were out shot 48-6. In the net Nikki-Lynn Lauziere made 36 saves for Milton in defeat.
Rebels Paste Tigers, 56-35
Sydney Chappell turned in a double-double (16 points, 12 rebounds) last Saturday in South Burlington to lead her Rebels to a convincing 56-35 win over the visiting Middlebury Tigers. Natalie Wimett matched Chappell's 16 points and Lindey Gloyd contributed another 11 to the Rebels win. Nicole Brown led Middlebury with 10 points and Katie Ritter added another eight in defeat for the visiting Tigers. South Burlington improved to 9-6 with the win.
Last Friday night was a busy one for boys high school basketball, and four Addison County teams saw action. The Champlain Valley Union Redhawks and Vergennes Commodores pulled out wins, while the Mount Abraham Eagles and Middlebury Tigers weren't so fortunate.
In Hinesburg Jake Donnelly scored 29 points and Robert Russ added another dozen to lead the CVU Redhawks to a 67-63 overtime win over the visiting North Country Falcons. Nate Kennison led North Country's bid for an upset with 24 points. Dustin Royer added another 21 for the Falcons, who fell to 2-12 with the heart breaking loss. CVU improved to 10-4 with the win.
In Vergennes Logan Miller poured in 21 points while Connor Merrill added another 16 to pace the hometown Commodores to a 55-38 win over the visiting Milton Yellow Jackets. Jake Bushee also reached double-digits for the victorious Commodores with a 10 point night. Cory Chase led Milton with 17 points. Vergennes improved to 8-6 with the win, while the Yellow Jackets fell to 7-7 on the year.
In Bristol, Kyle Lumsden hit a layup with just 18 seconds left and the visiting Missisquoi Thunderbirds slipped past the Mount Abraham Eagles 61-59. Ben Fournier (18 points) and Matt St. Amour (17 points) combined to score 35 points for the victorious Thunderbirds. Lumsden reached double digits with the winning layup adding another 10 to the win. Shawn Marcelle had 18 points to lead Mount Abraham while Adam Pouliot and Jake McDonough each added 11 more for the Eagles, who fell to 3-10 with the loss.
Things weren't so close in Saint Albans. Nick Swim and Ben Thieken scored 17 points apiece to lead the BFA-St. Albans Terriers to an 83-43 blow out victory over the visiting Middlebury Tigers. Devin Bradford led Middlebury with 15 points, and Nick Darrow added 10 more for the Tigers, who fell to 1-13 with the loss.