The South Burlington High School lacrosse team surrounds their coach, Garnet Smith, May 10 in celebration of the coach’s 100th win. The winning coach, who is in his eighth season at SBHS, said, “I am grateful for all the people that I have met in this community and especially the amazing high school. The 100th win was great to experience with my current players and their families that have been so supportive.” Ever a coach, Smith added, “Right now I am focused on getting the tribe prepared for win 101 and beyond.”

May 17: Rebel Recap

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Thursday May 18, 2017

Girls Golf

The Rebel girls golf team finished 3rd among nine teams competing in a nine hole match at VT National on Tuesday, May 9. Chelsea Reichard and Sarah O’Rourke both shot 55 to secure South Burlington a third place finish behind North County and Northfield. On Thursday, nine golfers participated in the Fun Scramble at Champlain Golf Course. It was the first competition for Freshman Olivia Worcester, Maddie Liebegott, Lydia Charbonneau, and Sydney Klugo. Also playing were Savanna Dames, Brooke Baker, Catherine Wolcott. The team plays next on May 19 at Kwiniaska.

Boys Golf

The boys golf team had two matches last week. On Monday, May 8, the Rebels played at Champlain Country Club versus MMU and BFA St. Albans. South Burlington finished with a 421 and in third place. The scores for the top Rebel players were:Jagr Rinehart 96, Zeke Hopper 104, Ronny Corey 113, Nathan Marti 108, John O’Rourke 118

On Friday, the Rebels traveled to Cedar Knoll and fell to Essex, Rice, and CVU and finished with a score of 372. That score was made up of the following individual scores:Kyle McLane 86, Carleton Plourde 90, Adam Sobczak 93, Zeke Hooper 103.

Their next match is the North Country Invitational on May 18.

Girls Lacrosse

The Rebels rebounded from their first loss of the season winning 21 – 6 against the Seahorses at home this past Tuesday. The team appears to be getting back in its stride and saw some great midfield play from junior Emma Liebegott. The Rebels racked up 14 of the goals in the first half alone with senior Annika Nielsen leading all scorers with seven and fellow classmate Kimmy Norris finishing with five of her own. The team also got goals from six other teammates – Kate Hall, Ava Hultgren, Emma Liebegott, Joan Vera, Caroline Desautels, and Danielle Sleiman.
The team then prepared for a big playoff implication match hosting MMU on Friday. The team had some amazing transitions with the highlight coming as the defense stopped the MMU offense with 55 seconds left in the first half and the team passed the ball quickly up field with Kimmy Norris assisting Ava Hultgren to score in a mere 11 seconds. The game was intense and despite taking a 9-6 lead into halftime, it was all knotted at 10-10 with 15:07 left in the game. Senior Annika Nielsen dominated the draw, scored her 100th goal in the first half, and scored the go-ahead goal with 14:27 left in the game. The Rebels then scored four more goals before MMU scored their final tally at 9:21. Junior Grace Hoehl again controlled the play defensively and Claire Phillips piled up 10 saves along with some stellar clears.The team’s next event is a home game against CVU on May 19.

Boys Lacrosse

The boys lacrosse team earned three wins last week. After traveling all the way down to Manchester for an April 8 matchup against Burr and Burton, the Rebels responded with an 11-5 win. Calvin Hultgren (six goals), Nick Liscinsky (three goals), Paul O’Neil (one goal and three assists) and Max Capano (one goal and three assists) powered the Rebel offense as Ryan Hockenbury made 19 saves. Two days later, South Burlington pounded Spaulding, 19-3, as Coach Garnet Smith earned his 100th win at the helm of the boys lacrosse program. Nico Stremprek and Collin Johnson led the way with three goals each while Owen Gilwee and Joe Balkan both had a pair of goals and an assist. Ryan Hockenbury and Bree Bohlman combined for eight saves. On Saturday, the Rebels picked up a big 7-5 win over BFA St. Albans. Next is a home game against Colchester on May 19.


The Rebels finished last week with an 8-3 record on the season as they earned three wins during the week. On Monday, they locked up a 12-5 win over MMU in Jericho. Anna Borrazzo and Zelie Condon-Layman did it all for the Rebels as Borrazzo pitched South Burlington to victory, drove in three runs and hit three singles while Condon-Layman homered, doubled and drove in four runs. Brianna Belisle had three hit of her own in the win.

The next day, the Rebels pounded host Milton 23-4 in five innings. Liz Sargent had a great game with three hits, a double, and a RBI while Belisle (two hits), Condon-Layman (two hits) and Katie Bose (two RBIs and one hit) also contributed for the Rebels. Borrazzo struck out five in the win.

After falling behind 5-0 in the first inning, the Rebels defeated Rice 17-5 on Thursday, May 11. Borrazzo once again earned the win for the Rebels after seven innings of pitching and hit two singles, a double and scored four runs from the plate. Sargent (two singles, triple), Kaity Groen (three singles), Sarah Brown (three singles, five runs), and Belisle (single, double) propelled the Rebel offense.

The Rebels suffered their third loss of the season with a 9-1 defeat at the hands of MVU on Saturday. Borrazzo took the loss but played well for South Burlington. Sarah Brown had the only Rebel hit in the game as they had difficulty getting anything going offensively. The team hosts CVU on May 18.

The baseball team picked up three wins last week. On Tuesday, May 9, they routed Milton 19-1 in Milton. The next day, they traveled to Jericho and fought to a 5-2 win over MMU. Rounding out the week, the Rebels shut out Rice 15-0 in five innings. Sammy Premsagar was the offensive leader for the week with seven hits, four runs and an RBI. Ben Tate had four hits, a pair of runs and a win from the mound, while Jon Thibeault (four hits and three RBIs), Noah Barton (four hits, two RBIs), and Chance O’Connor (three hits and two RBIs) had strong performances for the Rebels. Andrew Cunningham (double, RBI), Connor McGrath (double, RBI), Ethan Klesch (double, RBI) and James Patrick (two runs) also contributed for the Rebels. John Thibeault had the week’s strongest performance from the mound with a complete game six-hit performance with seven strikeouts. Their next game is at home versus CVU on May 18.

Girls Tennis

Tuesday, May 9, At South Burlington
South Burlington 6, Rice 1

Singles: Claire Parry (R) def. Sajani Sivakumar (SB) 6-1, 6-0; Sophie Bujold (SB) def. Taylor Higgins (R) 6-0, 6-0; Kailey Yang (SB) def. Antonia Rocchio (R) 6-0, 6-0; Helen Bujold (SB) def. Bez Rabideau (R) 6-0, 6-0; Mercedes Weeks (SB) won by default.
Doubles: Julia Crocker/Drew Coel (SB) def. Becca Tudor/Claire Ammirato (R) 6-0, 6-1; Rachel Ambaye/Katrina Khosravi (SB) def. Hanne Williams/Lisa Uwiduhaye (R) 6-0, 6-2.
Records: South Burlington 6-1, Rice 0-6

Thursday, May 10, At South Burlington
South Burlington 5, Essex 2

Singles: Sajani Sivakumar, SB def. Destina Suren, E 6-3, 6-2; Sophie Bujold, SB def. Anna Ursiny, E 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 10-7; Zoe Filan, E def. Ella Dunkiel, SB 6-2, 6-4; Mya Asher, E def. Eve Heroux, SB 8-1; Rachel Ambaye, SB def. Emily Friedman, E 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)
Doubles: Helen Bujold/Elise Turner, SB def. Lauren Riley/Pien Engbers, E 6-0, 6-2; Julia Crocker/Drew Coel, SB def. Lindsey Gleason/Anna Eekraw, E 6-1, 6-2
The girls team travels to Shelburne to take on CVU on May 18.

Boys Tennis

Tuesday, May 9, At Calahan Park
South Burlington 6, Rice 0

Singles: Trent Newman (SB) def Bradley Eldred (R) 6-0, 6-0; Gabe Katz (SB) def Brit Higgins (R) 6-0, 6-0; Sam Walker (SB) def Jon Aselin (R)  6-0, 6-0; Ragulan Sivakumar (SB) def Zach Fisher (R) 6-0, 6-0; Ryan Anderson (SB) won by forfeit .
Doubles: Mehul Shah/Jacob Gelfenbein (SB) won by forfeit.

Wednesday, May 10, At Colchester 
South Burlington 7, Colchester 0

Singles: Trent Newman (SB) def Brendan Adamczyk (C) 6-0, 6-1; Gabe Katz (SB) def Nick Schramm (C) 6-0, 6-0; Sam Walker (SB) def Ben Rathe (C) 6-0, 6-0; Ragulan Sivakumar (SB) def Michael Schick (C) 2-6, 6-1, 13-11; Ryan Anderson (SB) def Jimmy Collins (C) 6-0, 6-2.
Doubles: Josh Phillips/Xander Tan (SB) def Andrew St. Pierre/Ethan Dean (C) 2-6, 6-1, 10-8; Jacob Gelfenbein/Ethan Hamen-Fortune (SB) def Liam Martin/Josh Wefers (C) 6-1, 4-6, 10-5.

Thursday, May 11, At Essex
South Burlington 6, Essex 1

Singles: Trent Newman, SB def. Preston Gordon, E 6-2, 6-2; Gabe Katz, SB def. Andy Shen, E 6-0, 6-0; Sam Walker, SB def. Noah Laporte, E 6-0, 6-2; Ragulan Sivakumar, SB def. Jake Wagner, E 6-2, 6-2; Ryan Anderson, SB def. David Wrenner, E 6-2, 6-2
Doubles: Kander Tan/Josh Phillips, SB def. Carl Fung/Santhash Rajendron, E 6-1, 6-3; Lucas Buell/Ethan Brueckner, E def. Jacob Gelfenbein/Mehul Shah, SB 6-2, 6-3

Saturday, May 12,
At South Burlington
South Burlington 7,
Burr and Burton 0

Singles: Trent Newman, SB def. Will Simmers, B 6-0, 6-1; Gabe Katz, SB def. Nick Plants, B 6-0, 6-0; Sam Walker, SB def. Pep Domenech, B 6-0, 6-0; Ragulan Sivakumar, SB def. Patrick Dang Quoc, B 6-0, 6-0; Ryan Anderson, SB def.Ricky Xui, B 6-0, 6-0
Doubles: Josh Phillips/Xander Tan, SB def. Sean Pellerin/Boss Sittipongpittaya, B 6-3, 6-4; Mehul Shah/Jacob Gelfenbein, SB def. Josh Pearson/Haohan Su, B 6-0, 6-0
The boys team hosts CVU on May 18.

Track and Field

On Wednesday, May 10, South Burlington hosted yet another track meet. The following were individual scores for the meet:

200: 1. Odessa O’Brien, SB 28.63;
800: 1. Madison Druzba, SB 2:31.5; 3. Sonya Heldman, SB. 
1,500: 1. Madison Druzba, SB 5:22.08
300 hurdles: 2. Diana Gregoire, SB; 3. Vania Sulley, SB. 
4x100: 1. South Burlington
(Papge, Fornasier, O’Brien,
Kakalec) 52.81. 
High jump: 1. Gracie Mills, SB 4-7;
Long jump: 2. Chloe Zinn, SB 15-6;
Triple jump: 1.  Amelia Pape, SB 33-8; 2. Odessa O’Brien, SB; 3. Diana Gregoire, SB. 
Shot put:  2. Allie Bosley, SB; 3. Megan Kronoff, SB. 
Discus: 3. Megan Kronoff, SB. 
Javelin: 1. Allie Bosley, SB 90-0

100 meters: 1. Patrick O’Hara,
SB 12.14; 2. Isaiah Hines, SB;
3. Caleb Schirmer, SB. 
200: 3. Joshua Coon, SB. 
800: 3. Joshua Coon, SB. 
1,500: 3. Spencer McClary, SB. 
110 hurdles: 3. Ben Knudsen, SB. 
300 hurdles: 1.  Ben Knudsen,
SB 46.78
4x100: 1.  South Burlington (Lee, Schirmer, Hines, O’Hara) 46.59.
High jump: Patrick O’Hara, SB
Triple jump: Isaiah Hines, SB
Shot put: 1. Isaac Girouard,
SB 43-0
Discus: 1.  Luis Gonzalez,
SB 111-07; 2. Isaac Girouard, SB

The Burlington Invitational was held on Saturday, May 13. Here are some highlights for the Boys Team at the Burlington Invitational:
 (Note:  The team scores were combined co-ed. SB finishing 4th with 138 points)
• 9th Grade 100m Dash:  Ryan Steele in 2nd (12.09, PR)
• 9th Grade 1500m Run:  Abhi Dodgson in 5th (4:33, PR)
• 3,000m Run:  Lucas Calcagni in 2nd (9:07, PR) & Trevor Houchens in 3rd (9:14, PR)
• 110m Hurdles:  Nick Knudsen in 2nd (15.68, PR)
• 4x100m Relay in 3rd (45.98): Brandon Lee, Caleb Schirmer, Isaiah Hines, Ryan Steele
• 4x400m Relay in 4th (3:36):  Nathan Kakalec, Ethan Sheffield, Ryan Steele, Ben Moran
• 4x800m Relay in 2nd (8:25):  Jackson Hauman, Trevor Houchens, Lucas Calcagni, Tom Dustira
• Shot Put:  Isaac Girouard in 2nd (48-07.5, PR)
• Discus:  Luis Gonzalez in 5th (121-01, PR) & Isaac Girouard in 6th (117-05, PR)
• Long Jump:  Ryan Croxford in 4th (20-00)
In total, SB had 36 PRs (Personal Records) and 6 SRs (Season Records) out of 62 total marks. In other words, today 58% of the Rebel athletes had their Personal Best-Ever performances and an additional 10% had their best marks of this season.

On the girls side, Cora Kakalec finished fifth in the 100-meter dash, Madison Druzba finished fifth in the 800, the SB team finished third in the 4x100 meter dash, the 4x400 and sixth in the 4x800. In the field events, Odessa O’Brien finished first in the long jump and triple jump, while Chloe Zinn came in fifth in the long jump and Katherine Yang came in sixth in the triple jump. In the shot put, Allie Bosley came in fifth and she also came in fourth place in the Javelin throw, and Megan Kronoff came in sixth in the discuss event.

The next action for the boys team is May 19 at St. Albans and the girls host a meet on May 20.

Ultimate Frisbee

The week started when St. Johnsbury rolled into town on Tuesday, May 9. The Rebels started quickly, building up a 9-4 lead, but faltered in the second half, falling 13-12. Andrew Hampson scored 5 times in the losing effort while Aaron Stone led the team on the defensive side of the field with 6 D’s.

On Saturday, the Ultimate team traveled to Lyndon Institute for the Kingdom Ultimate Tournament (KUT). SB had a good day starting off with wins against CVU and MMU 13-7 and 13-12 respectively. In the Rebels’ third game they faced the current #1 team in the state in the form of Burlington. This game was one for the scrap book and featured all the best that Ultimate has to offer - positive spirit, hard competition, lead changes, tough defense and offensive prowess. In the end, however, Burlington slipped past the Rebels with an 11-10 score. Immediately after that loss, South Burlington avenged their loss earlier in the week to St. Johnsbury by defeating them 13-9. Highlights for the tournament were: Andrew Hampson with 10 total goals, Luke Beatty with 26 (no, that’s not a typo) total assists and Luke Beatty, Sean Carlson, Evan Jones, and Andrew Hampson with a combined 21 D’s on the day.

On another note, the Rebels are proud to capture the Spirit awards in each division they competed in at the tournament: Boys Varsity, Girls Varsity and JV. Also, JV won their division by going 4-0 at the tournament.

The girls team is in action again on May 18 and the boys next contest is on May 2.

SOURCE: Drew Gordon, Correspondent