The artificial turf at SBHS Munson Field was replaced this summer and a new colorful SB logo was added to the field to welcome athletes for the fall sports season. Rebel football team seniors (above) gather for a photo at center field.

Cheerleaders generate Rebel spirit from the recently upgraded track.

Sept 22: Rebel Recap

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Thursday September 22, 2016

Field Hockey

The Rebels traveled to Rutland on Tuesday to take on the Raiders. The offense again showed its depth with goals from Joan Vera (2), Kate Hall (2), Maddie Ireland, and Madi Grabowski. The Rebels put a lot of pressure on the Rutland defense with over 23 shots on goal and earned 15 penalty corners. Coach Soucy has been thrilled with many of the individual efforts. “Senior Olivia Dickinson continues to be a workhorse for the Rebel offense allowing the team to get the ball in scoring position,” she said. The team now has an odd 10 day break from games with the next game on Friday, September 23 vs. Essex at 7 pm. This gives the team ample time to prepare for the much anticipated match up!

Boys Cross Country

On Friday, September 9, the boys cross country team won a meet at MMU with a score of 18, defeating St. Johnsbury (40), and MMU (68). The top 5 finishers for South Burlington were: Jackson Hauman (6th), Keven Le (5th), Ethan Sheffield (4th), Lucas Calcagni (2nd), and Trevor Houchens, who set a course record and earned first place with a time of 17:47. Emmett Edwards, a freshman, improved his time from the previous week by over 27 seconds, while junior Kyle McLane improved his time by eight seconds.

The team traveled to the Essex Tree Farm on Friday, September 16 and earned a tough five point win against Burlington (40) and Essex (46). The top five scorers were Ben Moran (11th), Hauman (9th), Sheffield (6th), Houchens (5th) and Le (4th). Coach Bennett is excited about his teams perseverance. “While it wasn’t our ideal, perfect day for racing, this team is on to something special as they still managed to claw out the win,” he said. Once again, Emmett Edwards and Kyle Mclane made significant gains from the previous week, while Mehul Shah also improved his time 1 minute, 29 seconds on the same course from just a week ago. The next race is the Manchester Invitational on Saturday, September 24.

Girls Soccer

The girls soccer team had a huge win over last year’s runner up, Burr and Burton, in Manchester on September 13. The Rebels won the game 2-0 as Megan Harton scored in the 18th minute with an assist from Anika Neilson. The second goal was scored by Cameron Peyko (assisted by Megan Harton) as she followed up a deflection from the keeper in the 45th minute. Bailey Burt secured seven saves in the shutout.

On Friday, the Rebels traveled to Bristol to take on Mt. Abe. Following suit from the Burr and Burton game, the Rebels pounded in one goal in each half to take the game 2-0. In the 20th minute, Megan Harton buried a shot into the net after taking a touch around the keeper. The goal was assisted by Bella Nevin. Then, in the 62nd minute, Cameron Peyko (assisted by Harton) took a shot from the left side and found the net. Burt had three saves in her second shutout of the week. Their next game is against Burlington on September 24.


The Rebels football team dropped to 3-0 on the season after being defeated by host Rutland 54-15 on Friday, September 16. After giving up a kickoff return for a touchdown to open up the game, the Rebels failed to contain the Raiders’ offense. The scoring points came in the air as Nick Liscinsky tossed a 15-yard TD pass to Ryan Tarte, Kevin Papariello hit Chance O’Connor on a 29 yard touchdown, and a 20 yard field goal was successfully converted by McKenna Cooper. Their next game is Saturday, September 24 at Brattleboro.

Boys Soccer

The Rebels boys soccer team won the Harry Loyzelle Tournament on Thursday, September 15 in Rutland. South Burlington defeated Rutland 5-0 as Amerlin Nemeye, David Larrabee, Ben Lambert, Patrick O’Hara and Mike Flaherty all scored goals in the game. Brendan Precourt shut out the Raiders with two saves. Two days earlier the Rebels defeated Mill River in an away game, 8-0. Their next game is September 23 at Burlington.


The volleyball team dropped a pair of matches this week to Champlain Valley on September 13 and 16. They lost both matches three sets to nothing, but the Rebels are showing improvement, scoring 13 and 17 points in two different sets during their September 16 matchup. They have a full slate of matches in the next week, starting with a match at the Edge versus Lyndon Institute on September 23.

SOURCE: Drew Gordon