May 26: Rebel Recap

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Thursday May 26, 2016


The Rebels baseball team had a tough slate of games last week, starting with a matchup against Colchester on Tuesday in South Burlington. In a low scoring affair, the Lakers outlasted the Rebels 3-2. John Thibeault pitched six strong innings, but the offense never managed to get it going, scoring one run in the third and one run in the seventh. Henry Cunningham and Liam McMackin both had a hit and an RBI in the game.

On Thursday, May 19, the Rebels lost to host CVU 14-6. The Red Hawks earned a quick lead, but the Rebels were able to bounce back and tie the game in the top of third. CVU put up a pair of runs in the bottom of the third and never looked back. Tobey Young, Noah Barton, and Henry Cunningham each had two hits, and seven other Rebels hit safely in the game.

To round out the week, the Rebels defeated Mt. Abe 11-2. Liam McMackin earned the win and the South Burlington offense was led by Tobey Young (2-4, three runs, RBI), Noah Barton (2-4, one run, RBI), and Eamon Sheridan (3-3, double, run, two RBIs). Their last game of the regular season is at home against St. Johnsbury on May 27.


The Rebels softball team continues to battle through tough games. On Tuesday, May 17 the Rebels dropped a close one to visiting Colchester 8-7. The tying run was left on base in a game that was not short of offense. Zeile Condon-Layman had three hits and two runs, while Kaity Groen drove in three runs.

On Thursday, May 19, Stasia Tucker drove in two runs on two hits while Abby Dubuque and Kaity Groen also had two hits each, but the Rebels lost to host CVU 5-2.

To finish off the week, the Rebels lost to Mount Abraham 16-5. Softball finishes the season with a game at home against St. Johnsbury on May 27.


On May 17, the Rebels traveled to Colchester to collect a 15-8 win. Max Sample’s two goals, two assists and five D’s led South Burlington while the offense was balanced between Avery Cyr, Trevor Daniels, Nevil Desai, Harrison Gregoire and Evan Jones who each had two goals as well. 
On May 19, the Rebels traveled to Spaulding. The Rebels cruised to a 15-2 win as Devin Hebert and Hugh “Nick” McKenny led the way with three goals each. Nevil Desai picked up six assists on the day.
To finish off a busy week, the Rebels traveled to Lyndon Institute for the Kingdom Ultimate Tournament on Saturday, May 21. The Rebels started strong with wins over Lyndon and St. Johnsbury 13-3 and 13-8 respectively. South Burlington lost 10-13 in their next game to Hanover, the team that would eventually win the tournament. The fourth game against BFA Fairfax was a 12-6 loss to seal a 4th place finish in the tournament. On a high note, the Rebels were given the “Spirit Award” for the tournament. This award goes to the team whose opponents felt were the most positive, friendly and fair. Coach Eric Stone said, “Some games we won that day and some we lost. It says a lot about our players that no matter whether they won or lost, our players held their heads high and treated their opponents with courtesy and respect. I couldn’t be more proud.”  Nevil Desai notched 17 assists and five D’s on the day, while Devin Hebert, Avery Cyr, Hugh “Nick” McKenny and Evan Jones each posted five goals. Ultimate’s last game is May 26 at home versus Burlington.


Monday saw the boys golf team in split-squad action with one group headed south for the Rutland Invitational and the other to West Bolton for a Metro matchup. Devon Havers (84), Adam Fleischman (84), Kyle McLane (85), and Chase Sharpe (88) helped the Rebels finish second in their first appearance at Rutland Country Club. Owen Gilwee (85), Joey Geremia (94), Adam Sobczak (95) and Zack Plunkett (103) led the way for South Burlington at West Bolton.
On Saturday, May 21, the Rebels traveled to West Bolton again for the Mount Mansfield Open 4-Ball, a two-man best-ball event. Kyle McLane and Carleton Plourde teamed to shoot 81 and Joey Geremia and Adam Sobczak shot an 85. The next match for the the boys is the NVAC Championship at Williston on May 27. The Rebel Girls Golf Team travels to Orleans on May 27.

Track & Field


On Thursday, May 19, the Rebels hosted Essex, Colchester and Mt. Abe.

Ben Moran qualified for States in the 400 (52.93) with the current 5th fastest time in Division 1;Trevor Houchens qualified in the 1500 (4:30); the 4x800 ran the fastest time in the state at 8:22 (Jackson Hauman, Tom Dustira, Bobby Hall, Ben Moran);Trent Austin moved into 5th place for Division 1 in the 300 hurdles (44.09).

On Friday, May 20, the Rebels traveled to Essex for a Freshmen meet.

Lucas Calcagni won both the 1500 (4:25) and 3000.  His 1500 is now 4th in Division 1; Tristan McNight did a crazy quadruple by running 4 out of 5 consecutive events,  4x100 relay, 1500 (4:59, big PR!), 400, 800. It was one of the gustiest performances the coach has seen; boys 4x100 finished 3rd (Cam Angwin, Seth Cournoyer, Ben Knudsen, Tristan McNight);Ben Knudsen finished 2nd in the 110 hurdles and 3rd in the 300 hurdles;Seth Cournoyer finished 3rd in the Shot Put; Cam Angwin had a :02 second PR in the 400.


On Thursday, May 19, the Rebels hosted Essex, Colchester and Mt. Abe.Emily Booth won the 400m with a time of 1:06.92; South Burlington’s team of Pape, Peyko, Sobczak, Zinn won the 4x100 relay with a time of 54.77; Amelia Pape won the triple jump with a length of 32-10.

The Essex Invitational is May 28.

Boys Tennis

Congratulations to South Burlington High School’s Trent Newman on winning the individual state championship for boys tennis. He defeated Essex’s Preston Gordon in the finals 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 in a match that took more than two and a half hours. He would need more than that to defeat teammate Gabe Katz in a three set semi-finals. Marco Cepeda made it to the other semi-final and lost to Gordon.

Girls Tennis

Congratulations to South Burlington’s Sajani Sivakumar and Kailey Yang on winning the doubles state championship in girls tennis. They dispatched CVU’s team of Erika Barth and Meara Heininger 6-0, 6-1. South Burlington’s number one doubles team of Jasmina Jusufagic and Helen Bujold was upset in the semi-finals by Barth/Heininger.

Boys Lacrosse

The boys lacrosse team racked up two wins last week against local rivals Essex and Colchester. Max Capano powered South Burlington to an 11-4 win over visiting Essex with a six goal performance on Wednesday, May 18. Kyle Murakami scored a goal and an assist for the Rebels while Kyle Ehler-Vock, Jack Baldwin and Brandyn Wells each scored once. Ryan Hockenbury made 16 saves.

Leading 7-5 at halftime, South Burlington was able to pull away in the second half of a Friday afternoon game in Colchester for a 15-7 victory. Kyle Murakami, Calvin Hultgren, Paul O’Neil and Max Capano each scored three goals. Ryan Hockenbury made five saves. Their last game is at home against Champlain Valley on May 28.

Girls Lacrosse

The girls lacrosse team was 1-1 last week, picking up a win against Essex and losing to Champlain Valley. On Monday, May 16, the Rebels hosted the Hornets. Ava Hultgren led the way with four goals and an assist while Casey Johnson (three goals, two assists) and Annika Nielson (three goals, assist) contributed to the win. Kimmy Norris and Joan Vera added a goal and an assist while Willow Yager also scored for the Rebels. Katie Young made 17 saves. The final score was 13-6.

On Friday, May 20, the Rebels traveled to Hinesburg for a matchup versus CVU. Annika Nielsen scored three times, and Ava Hultgren had two goals and an assist, but the Rebels fell short, losing 15-8. Katie Young turned away six shots. Their last game of the season is against Burlington at home on May 27.

SOURCE: Drew Gordon, Correspondent