Redhawks recap

Photo by Al Frey
CVU senior gymnast Jam Guibardo launches onto the bars at a January meet. The Vermont State championship meet is Saturday at Essex High School.

The Champlain Valley Union gymnastics team used their final match of the regular season to top St. Johnsbury and finish the regular season undefeated.

The Redhawks scored 137.65 points to outearn the Hilltoppers, who came in with 127.45 points.
Tali Guibardo was the top individual finisher for CVU, with the top spot in the vault and the floor events and a second place finish in the beam. Jam Giubardo was first in the bars and Delaney Miller-Bottoms came in first on the beam.

Lexi Cody was the top all-around finisher for the Redhawks, coming in behind St. J’s Hannah Parker.

With the regular season wrapped up, CVU will look to use its depth to try and knock off 12-time defending champ Essex in Saturday’s Vermont state championship meet. The meet begins at 10 a.m. at Essex High School.

Rutland 6, Champlain Valley-Mount Mansfield 1: Emily Zambrano had the lone goal for the Champlain Valley-Mount Mansfield girls co-op hockey team in a loss to Rutland on Monday.

Joanna Wright had 14 saves for the CougarHawks (4-11-1), who surrendered three goals in the third period to fall to the Raiders (12-4).
CVU-MMU also took on Northfield, falling to the Marauders 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Rice 71, CVU 59: A breakout night for Kam Farris doomed CVU in a loss to Rice on Friday night.

Farris had 27 points for the Green Knights (13-1), who led 43-33 at halftime and never trailed.

Graham Walker paced the Redhawks (8-5) with 16 points, while Noah Martin added 14 points. Will Burroughs chipped in with 13 points and Ethan Harvey also hit double figures with 10.

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CVU boys upset Burlington High School Tuesday night 49-44. Junior Cole Otley scored 14 of his 16 game points in the second half. CVU is 9-6 for the season; Seahorses fall to 7-8.

CVU 54, Spaulding 21: After losing their first game of the season to St. Johnsbury on Wednesday, the CVU girls basketball team rebounded with two straight wins.

First the Redhawks topped Mount Anthony 55-20 on Saturday afternoon, then followed that up with a 54-21 win over Spaulding on Monday.

In Saturday’s victory, Emma Bissonette paced CVU with 12 points, while Kaylee Beyor neared a double-double with eight points and 10 points.

On Monday, Mekkena Boyd led the way for the Redhawks with 12 points and five steals. Harper Mead chipped in with nine points and Beyor added eight.

With the two wins, CVU moves to 15-1 with four games remaining in the regular season.

The CVU Nordic ski teams headed to U-32 on Saturday for a skate race at U-32 High School and both the girls and boys team emerged with second-place finishes.

In the boys race, the Redhawks finished with 45 points, just one behind winner Mount Anthony (44 points). Jared Leonard (fifth), Jack Boynton (sixth), and Gus Lunde (seventh) all finished in the top 10 to lead CVU.

In the girls race, the Redhawks (37 points) were second to U-32 (31 points). Emma Strack won the race to pace CVU, finishing in 22.16.20. Geneva Cote came in eighth place to round out the finishers in the top 10.

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