Thursday September 08, 2016
The SBHS Cross Country team was the first team to compete this fall sports season, hosting several teams at Red Rocks for a 2.3 mile race on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 31. The top placing South Burlington runner was Lucas Calcagni, who placed second in the freshmen and sophomore boys race with a time of 12:35.56, nearly three minutes faster than last year’s time. Abhi Dodgson scored a time of 13:26 in the same race. In the junior and senior boys race, Jackson Hauman ran a time of 12:41.18 and finished fifth. Ethan Sheffield finished with a time of 12:48.43 in the same race, placing eighth. Alex Gordon lowered his time 1:15 minutes from last year’s race.
Last Saturday, September 3, both the boys and girls teams traveled to the Essex Tree Farm for the Essex Invitational. The girls team placed twelfth and the boys team placed second losing to CVU by only one point. Trevor Houchens and Lucas Calcagni landed in the top 10, placing fourth and eighth, respectively. The JV team also won their race, which is the first ever win at this level for the South Burlington Rebels. This early success has created a sense of excitement for Coach Geoff Bennett. “Our Top 5 runners from this year were ALL faster than our Top #1 Finisher at last year’s race,” he said. Good luck to the boys and girls cross country teams this season!
On Friday, September 2, the Rebels fell to a tough St. Johnsbury Hilltopper squad, 41-7. Though St. Johnsbury won by a wide margin, South Burlington had many positives in the game, including a goaline stand, a successful passing game, and a methodical 12 play, 61 yard drive that finished with a 14 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nick Liscinsky to Noah Zhou on a fourth down. Liscinsky finished with 140 yards in the air completing 15 of 28 passes. His favorite receiver was Chance O’Connor who gained 83 yards on eight receptions. If they can take these positives and build off of them, expect the South Burlington Rebels football team to bounce back in the coming weeks. Go Rebels!