May 5: Rebel Recap

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Thursday May 05, 2016

Boys Golf

“SBHS Boys golf started this year just where they left off after last year’s state championship,” says Coach Carl Backman, referring to his team’s great start. On Monday, April 25 at Rocky Ridge, the team of Chase Sharpe (76) Devon Havers (80) Adam Fleischman (81) and Kyle McLane (84) shot 321 to beat last year’s runner-up North Country (328) and Spaulding (483). North Country’s Alex Giroux edged out Sharpe for medalist, shooting 74.

On Wednesday, April 27, South Burlington defeated Essex, CVU, and BFA St. Albans at Vermont National. Chase Sharpe was the medalist after shooting a 76. Adam Fleischman, 78, Devon Havers, 79, and Kyle McLane, 85 rounded out the scoring for the Rebels. The next match will be on May 6 at Newport CC.

Track and Field

The Burlington Invitational was held on Saturday, April 30 at Burlington High School. After combining the boys’ team and girls’ team scores, South Burlington finished 4th (132 points) in a very tight race with Burlington in 3rd (135 points) and CVU in 5th (130.33 points).

Highlights from the Burlington Invitational: Boys
4x800 relay – 4th (Lucas Calcagni, Ethan Sheffield, Connor MacDonald, Bobby Hall);Caleb Schrimer – 6th in 100m Dash (11.98);Lucas Calcagni – 1st in 9th grade 1500 (4:29) + 4x800 relay; Ben Moran – 4th in 800m (2:04.6), 8th in Triple Jump (38-1), 8th in High Jump (5-8) + 4x400; Brennan Hanson – 1st in 110 Hurdles (16.54), 2nd in 300m Hurdles (43.40), 2nd in Long Jump (19-11.5) + 4x400 relay; Boys 4x100 relay – 4th in 46.77 (Greg Desautels, Trent Austin, Caleb Levan, Caleb Schirmer); Boys 4x400 relay – 3rd in 3:35 (Ryan Croxford, Connor MacDonald, Brennan Hanson, Ben Moran);Isaac Girouard – 2nd in Shot Put (43-8.5); Colin O’Brien – 7th in Shot Put (40-11.5); Ryan Croxford – 3rd in Long Jump (19-7) + 4x400 relay; Greg Desautels – 1st in Triple Jump (41-5.5) + 4x100 relay; Trent Austin – 4th in High Jump (5-10) + 4x100 relay; Brennan Hanson was the top point scorer on the boy’s side, scoring 26 points on individual events and another 1.5 for his share in the 4x400 relay
Highlights from the Burlington Invitational: Girls

-Olivia Dickinson: 8th in Long Jump (15-1.25), 4th in 100H (17.44), 4th 300H (51.97) + 4 x 400 Relay; Emily Kollar: 6th in Triple Jump (32-0.75); Cora Kakalec: 4th in 100m Dash (13.62), 8th in 200m Dash (28.71) + 4 x 100m Relay; Madison Fornasier: 5th in 100m Dash (13.71) + 4 x 400m Relay; Megan Kronoff: 7th in Shot Put (31-1.5); Allie Bosley: 8th in Shot Put (31-1.5); Girls 4 x 100m Relay: 4th (53.74) (Amelia Pape, Cameron Peyko, Odessa O’Brien, Cora Kakalec); Girls 4 x 400m Relay: 5th (4:31.06) (Odessa O’Brien, Emily Booth, Madison Fornasier, Olivia Dickinson); Girls 4 x 800m Relay: 6th (11:17.50) (Sonya Heldman, Meghan Cook, Chloe O’Brien, Kelsey Perotte)

The next event for the track and field team will be on May 6 for the Bobwhite Relays for the boys and on May 7 for the Iverson Rebel Relays for the girls.


The Rebels tallied three wins to finish off the month of April, traveling to Middlebury on Wednesday, April 27, hosting Burlington on Thursday, April 28, and playing at Essex to round out the week. 

The Rebels took control of the game early at Middlebury scoring 8 runs in the first 2 innings, winning 13-0. John Thibeault pitched two innings and earned the win. On offense, Ned Barton led the way going 3-3 with a double, two runs and two RBIs. Jake Mann and Sammy Premasagar also had two hits each and combined for five runs and a pair of RBIs.

Against BHS, the Rebels had a thrilling come from behind victory with five runs in the 6th inning to take the lead for good, winning 11-9. The combination of Ben Tate, Tobey Young, and John Thibeault did just enough from the mound to earn the win. Sammy Premsagar was 3-3 in the game with a double, a run, and 2 RBIs while teammates Cam Zagursky (two hits and two runs), Henry Cunningham (1-3, double, two runs and two RBIs), and Andrew Cunningham (1-4 , double and two RBIs) all had great offensive games.

At Essex, it took extra innings for the Rebels to defeat a strong Essex team. After a lead-off walk in the 8th to Henry Cunningham, the Rebel offense plated four runs to secure a 14-10 victory. Nine different players combined for 13 hits in the game, led by Noah Barton (2-4, triple, RBI), Tobey Young (1-6, double, two runs), Henry Cunningham (1-2, three runs, RBI), Eamon Sheridan (2-5, double, two runs, two RBIs) and Andrew Cunningham (2-5, double, three RBIs). John Thibeault earned the win in two innings of relief following Sammy Premsagar’s first start of the season.

Coach Luke Goyette is thrilled with the team’s great start. “The team is staying together and playing as a team. There are countless more great moments that occurred as our young players dealt with adversity and achieved success,” he said. Their next game will be May 5 when they host B.F.A. St. Albans.


The Rebel softball team was 1-2 last week after defeating Burlington and losing to Middlebury and Essex. The Rebels traveled to Middlebury on Wednesday, April 27. Kaity Groen had the lone RBI in a 10-1 loss. The following day, the Rebels hosted Burlington and defeated them 14-7. Jenna Bouchard scored three runs and three singles in the win, while Zelie Condon-Laymen, Kaity Groen, and Myah Dougherty also contributed for the South Burlington offense. Becky Borrazzo struck out five and allowed only seven hits in the complete game win. On Saturday, the Rebels lost to the Hornets in Essex, 20-1. Their next game will be home against the B.F.A. Comets on May 5.

Girls Tennis

The Girls Tennis team was 1-1 last week. On Monday, April 25, the Rebels lost a 4-3 match to CVU in Shelburne. The wins came at number four singles, where Sajani Sivakumar won 6-3, 6-3, and the pairings of Jasmine Jusafagic/Helen Bujold (6-1,7-5) and Allison Norolsky/Kailey Yang (2-6, 6-4, 10-3) both earned wins in doubles. The Rebels then defeated Colchester 6-1 on April 28. Sivakumar, Norolsky, Yang, Sophie Bujold, Augi Arms and the paring of Lajla Badnjevic/Helen Bujold locked up wins in the match. Their next match is on May 5 at Essex.
Boys Tennis

The Boys Tennis team racked up three more wins last week versus CVU, Colchester and Essex. The team defeated visiting CVU 5-2 on April 25 with wins from Trent Newman, Marco Cepeda, Gabe Katz, Sam Walker and Dmitry Lakoba. On April 28, the Rebels defeated the Lakers 4-3 at Bayside Park. Cepeda, Katz, and Walker racked up wins in singles, while the pairing of Clark Deng/Sean Palambo won on the doubles side. Last Saturday, the Rebels traveled to Essex. Newman fought to a hard earned three set win at number one singles, winning 6-2, 3-6, 11-9. The final score was 5-2. Cepeda, Katz, Walker, and Deng/Pagambo also won. Their next match is on May 6 at Essex.

Girls Lacrosse

The Girls Lacrosse team fought to a 1-1 record last week in two tightly contested games. On Wednesday, the Rebels hosted the Cougars of Mount Mansfield. Casey Johnson led the way with two goals, including the game winner with just two seconds left in regulation, lifting South Burlington to a 7-6 win. Ava Hultgren scored twice while Kimmy Norris, Willow Yager and Annika Nielsen added a goal. Katie Young had 13 saves in the win.

On Friday, the Rebels lost a close game to Hornets of Essex, 9-8. Johnson had 12 saves while Nielsen, Yager, and Hultgren each scored two goals. Alex Rosenberger and Joan Vera also scored goals. Their next game will be against Middlebury at home on May 5.

Boys Lacrosse

The SBHS Boys Lacrosse team traveled to Essex on Thursday, April 28. When the last whistle blew, the Rebels had secured an exciting 12-4 win over the Hornets. Kyle Murakami and Max Capano each scored three goals and Thomas Demag and Calvin Hultgren added two apiece. Ryan Hockenbury shut down the Essex offense with 14 saves. Their next game is against Middlebury at home on May 7.


On Thursday, April 28 South Burlington defeated Rice 15-4. Luke Beatty led the way with three goals and four assists while Max Sample’s three goals and two D’s, and Harrison Gregoire’s one goal, two helpers and one D led a well balanced attack.

The Championships Tournament (not the state tournament) started on Friday. South Burlington’s first match of the tournament was a tough 10-8 loss to Burlington. The Rebels rebounded in their second match and defeated Vermont Commons School 15-0. On Saturday, SBHS earned a spot in the championship bracket with a 15-0 win over CVU, but after they dropped the next match to B.F.A. Fairfax in a tight 8-7 loss, the Rebels found themselves in the bottom four of the championship bracket. In the next round, they defeated Colchester 15-6 and in their last match avenged an earlier tournament loss with a 15-6 victory over Burlington. The Rebels finished 5th out of 16 teams in the tournament.

Coach Stone was satisfied with the performance of his team. “Over the tournament, Max Sample racked up 13 goals, eight helpers and 13 monster defenses. Nevil Desai spread the wealth with two goals 25 assists and 14 D’s. Tim Jia had seven goals, four assist and nine defenses to boost a very balanced SB attack and defense line,”  he said.

SOURCE: Drew Gordon, Correspondent