Thursday March 02, 2017
The snowboarding team has had a strong winter season and is anticipating the state championship on March 2 in Killington. Philip Hampson is currently ranked fourth in the state for giant slalom and placed second at the suicide six competition. Cjaye Burton, in his best showing ever, placed eighth at the Sugarbush slope style competition. Mason Edmunds and Ethan Brooks have been solid returning competitors throughout the season as well as senior Teagan Cooper, freshmen Nathan Youchah and senior Tyler Kennedy.
The Rebels girls hockey team picked up a huge 3-1 win on the road against Northfield on February 22. Sarah O’Rourke, assisted by Josie Toof, got the Rebels on the board in the first minute of the game. South Burlington piled on two more goals in the third, another from O’Rourke (assisted by Kate Hall), and Julia Finnegan (assisted by Myah Dougherty). Tess Hanbridge made 18 saves. “I was proud of the entire team,” said Coach Tinti. “We have been practicing hard and this game was an example of us putting it all together: focus, grit, speed, and determination.”
In South Burlington’s senior game on Saturday, February 25, the Rebels had a tough loss to Essex, but had a chance to honor its senior members. “Thank you so much to class of 2017. They lead this season with heart and grew so much this season. They will be greatly missed,” Tinti said.
The Rebel Strikers placed eight bowlers in the field of 32 at the February 25 Vermont High School Individual bowling championship. Four bowlers made it into the round of 16 after a two-frame roll off as South Burlington had two tie for 16th place. Josh Fortin beat Patrick O’Hara to fill the field. After the round of 16, only Maddy Denton survived into the round of eight. She beat hear opponent 260-256 to get into the final four where she seeded second overall. After the fourth and third seeds faced off she then beat the winner of that match to face the number one seed where she fell 215-164. Overall a good day of bowling for Josh Fortin, Maddy Denton, Patrick O’Hara, Jacob Gelfenbein, Duncan Scott, Cam Angwin, Justin King, and Jadyn Holton. The team championship is on March 4 in Barre at Twin City Lanes at 10a.m.. The Rebels finished the regular season in second place behind Fair Haven.
The cheerleading team participated in the state championship on February 18 at Vergennes High School. The Rebels competed with their 17 student-athletes in the eight-team Division 1 championship. The Rebels finished in fifth place in the division and in sixth overall (out of 16 total teams between the two divisions). The team qualified for the New England Championships on March 18 in Rhode Island.
In day one of the state championship in the classic at Rikert, South Burlington’s Eli Grossman placed 16th with a time of 16:35.5. The team finished in last place with a score of 321.
On Monday, February 20, South Burlington’s boys hockey team picked up a close 3-2 victory over host Stowe. Dylan Rochford had two goals and an assist in the game, while Michael Flaherty added the third and final goal. Zach Munson made 25 saves in the win.
Two days later, the Rebels found themselves in another one-goal game, but this time on the opposite side, losing 2-1 to BFA-St. Albans. James Patrick scored for the Rebels while Munson secured 32 saves in the loss.
On Saturday, February 25, Munson had another strong performance with 27 saves and Josh Phillips scored, but the Rebels lost 4-1 to Spaulding.
The Rebels girls basketball team had a full slate of action last week. On Monday, February 20, South Burlington lost to host St. Johnsbury 45-30. Allie Bosley had nine points while Liz Sargent and Grace Hoehl both scored eight to lead the Rebel offense.
On February 24, Emma MacDonough scored 11 and Allie Bosley had eight points, but it wasn’t enough as the Rebels dropped a tight game to Rice, losing 39-35.
One day later, South Burlington turned it all around with a huge road win over North Country, halting the Falcons 10-game winning streak. Allie Bosley and Grace Hoehl both scored 10 points for the Rebels. The final score was 55-41, and the Rebels finished the week with an 10-8 record. Their last regular season game is on March 2 at SBHS versus BFA-St. Albans.
The boys basketball team picked up two wins last week. On Tuesday, February 21, the Rebels traveled to Barre and defeated Spaulding in a close 54-53 context. Senior Harrison Gregoire had a remarkable 25 points in the game, 24 of which came in the second half, helping the Rebels overcome an 11-point halftime deficit. Ben Moran contributed with 11 points of his own.
Three days later, the Rebels moved their record to 9-11 on the year with a strong 66-49 win over North Country. Gregoire scored another 22 points and added 10 rebounds and eight blocks. Nick Liscinsky had 12 points and Ethan Klesch added nine as South Burlington outscored North Country 25-11 in the fourth quarter.
SOURCE: Drew Gordon, Correspondent