CVU players named to all-state teams

Girls basketball
The Champlain Valley girls basketball team, winners of their fifth Division I state title in a row, have earned some final accolades.

Three member of the Redhawk squad represented the Hinesburg school in the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association’s annual all-star games at Windsor High School on Saturday.

Marlee Gunn, Abby Thut, and Jaime Vachon represented CVU in the Division I and II girls game, with the group from the north topping the south 41-40.

Boys basketball
The best season in Champlain Valley boys basketball history resulted in honors for some of its players.

Senior Walker Storey was named to the All-Metro first team, while classmates Josh Bliss and Colin Monsey each earned second-team nods. Matt Spear earned an All-Metro honorable mention.

In addition to all-metro honors, Bliss and Storey were both named to the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association’s annual Division I and II all-star game, with the north team beating the south team 83-80.

Nordic skiing
The Champlain Valley boys and girls nordic teams capped off another successful winter season with several skiers earning all-state nods.

The two-time Division I boys state champions placed Baxter Bishop, Tyler Marshall, Jared Leonard, Jack Koskinen, and Harken Spillane on the D-I all-state team. Justin McAuliffe also earned an honorable mention.

It is the second year in a row that Marshall and Baxter have been named to the all-state team, while Koskinen and Spillane earned honorable mention last season.

Sophia Gorman and Emma Strack were both named to the D-I girls all-state team for the Redhawks, who placed third in the state championship meet. Gorman earned an honorable mention last season.

Boys hockey
The Champlain Valley boys hockey team saw five of its players earn recognition from coaches across the state.

Defenseman Richard Hall was named to the Metro Division first team for the Redhawks, who advanced to the D-I semifinals and finished the season at 12-7-3. Forward Joe Parento earned a spot on the Metro Division third team.

Charlie Bernicke, Ty Parker, and Nate Shanks were all named to the 33rd Annual Rotary All State Classic, which was played on Saturday at the Essex Skating Facility.

All three played for the Austin Team, which defeated the Harris Team 5-4 in a shootout, and Parker made six saves in one period of play.

The 33rd Annual Rotary All Star Classic, featuring the top ice hockey players from the senior class, is set for Saturday at the Essex Skating Facility.

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