The South Burlington boys indoor track and field team wins the D-1 State Championship Saturday, January 30. Story page 16.

Feb. 4: Rebel Recap

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Thursday February 04, 2016

Indoor Track and Field Captures D-1 Crown

The South Burlington boy’s team cruised to another state championship this past Saturday, scoring 180 total points to outpace second place finishers St. Johnsbury. The South Burlington girls finished 3rd overall in the meet, scoring 58 total points and finishing behind second place finishers Essex and state champions St. Johnsbury. Ben Moran raced to victory in the 600m run with a winning time of 1:27.86, with teammate Connor MacDonald finishing 3rd in the same event. South Burlington’s Tom Dustira was victorious for his team in the 1000m run, crossing the finish line with a time of 2:45.07, while Jackson Hauman led the Rebels to a win in the 1600m (4:50.41) followed by teammates Lucas Calcagni and Trevor Houchens in 3rd and 4th place respectively. South Burlington runners took five out of the top six finishing spots in the 3200m, with Gabe Nelson winning the event with a time of 10:30.0, followed by Hauman in the 2nd place spots. Calcagni, Houchens, and Ethan Sheffield finished 4-6th, respectively. The South Burlington relay team of Dustira, Moran, Will Graham, and Brennan Hanson won the 4x400 finals with a winning time of 3:41.98, while teammates Colin McKay, Finley Killeen, Connor MacDonald, and Bobby Hall raced to victory in the 4x800 (9:01.77). Rebels took three out of the top four finishes in the shot-put finals, with Colin O’Brien winning the event with a distance of 44-09.00, with Isaac Girouard finishing 2nd and Eric Imobersteg finishing 4th. Gregory Desautels launched his way to victory in the triple-jump with a height 40-09.75. In the girl’s competition, Cora Kakalec won the 55m dash for her team (7.64), while the South Burlington team of Kakalec, Katherine Yang, Cameron Peyko, and Odessa O’Brien finished second in the 4x200m.

Congratulations to all the members of the South Burlington indoor track and field team on another state championship win!

Girl’s Basketball

CVU capitalized on a 12-2 run in the fourth quarter to defeat South Burlington 36-26 this past week. Emma MacDonough led the Rebels in scoring, netting 13 points in the loss. Teammate Elizabeth Khosravi contributed a double-double, with 10 points and pulling down 17 rebounds in the game. However, the Redhawks went 6-10 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach. With the loss, South Burlington evens its record at 7-7 on the season.

Boy’s Basketball

St. Johnsbury stopped South Burlington this past week, handing the Rebels a 49-30 loss. South Burlington struggled to stop the Hilltoppers from beyond the three point line, giving up a total of 9 3’s to St. Johnsbury’s Codrin Cobzaru and Alex Carlisle. Sammy Premsagar led South Burlington in scoring with 10 points. With the loss, South Burlington falls to 4-12 on the season.

Boy’s Hockey

The Rebels couldn’t get anything going in a 5-0 loss to Spaulding this past week. South Burlington gave up four of the five goals in the final period. Travis Gay made 26 saves in the loss. South Burlington fell to 5-5-3 on the season.
Girl’s Hockey
CVU shutout South Burlington in a 3-0 loss this past week. The Redhakws have had a rollercoaster season, winning their first six game before losing the next eight, with the shutout victory snapping CVU’s losing streak. With the loss, South Burlington falls to 5-8-1.
Dance Team
On Saturday January 30th, South Burlington High School hosted their annual Winter Heat Dance Competition. 9 schools from all over the state competed in three dance categories (Pom, Jazz and Hip hop). South Burlington Dance team finished first in both the Pom and Jazz varsity competitions and JV took the overall high score. This makes them undefeated for the third straight competition of the season.

SOURCE: Peter Caulkin, Correspondent