Thursday April 14, 2016
South Burlington High School spring sports season is here. Though spring temperatures are slow to return, several teams have already started competing.
The Rebels hit the ground with a heartbreaking 12-11 overtime loss to Rice, on a snow covered home field in the season opener, Wednesday, 4/6. Just a few days later they followed up in a dominant performance over Brattleboro with a 14-0 victory on Saturday, 4/9. Kyle Murakami leads with 11 goals and 5 assists, followed closely by Calvin Hultgren who has 6 goals and an assist. Ryan Hockenbury is off to a great start in net, stopping 21 shots in the first two games. The Rebels travel to Mt. Mansfield on 4/14.
The Rebels fought their way to a 1-2 start on the year. They opened up the season at home Monday, 4/4, with a great non-league 19-8 win over U-32. Their second home contest of the week was a tough 14-12 loss to a balanced Rice team. Kimmy Norris had four goals and one assist, Ava Hultgren and Willow Yager each scored twice and Casey Johnson earned one goal and contributed with seven assists. In goal, Katie Young had 13 saves. On Saturday, 4/9, they lost to a strong Burr & Burton team,15-6. Ava Hultgren led the way with two goals. The team travels to Spaulding for a non-league contest on 4/15.
The slow start to spring has resulted in the postponement of several tennis matches around the state. The girls’ team was able to get their first match of the season under their belt with a dominating 6-1 victory over St. Johnsbury Academy on Saturday, April 9. Their next match is 4/25 at Champlain Valley Union High School.
Boys Golf Preview
After last year’s first state title since 1987, the Rebel boys golf team looks to continue their success with a strong returning squad. Led by senior co-captains Chase Sharpe, Devon Havers, and Adam Fleischman, the team is aiming for a repeat state championship. Their quest for a repeat starts 4/25, at Rocky Ridge.
SOURCE: Drew Gordon