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RUHS Bowling at Holiday Classic

By Sheyenne Miller

The RUHS Galloping Ghosts Varsity bowling team travelled to the Rutland Bowlerama recently to compete in the Rutland Holiday Classic. Our teams have an amazing coaching staff this season, including Head Coach Karen Warner; Junior Varsity Coach John Hartman; and Assistant Coaches Michael Orticari and April Miller.

The Ghosts chose nine bowlers to roll in the classic, including seniors Sheyenne Miller (Captain), Shelby Doyle, and Kolby Carpenter; juniors Jarid Wheeler, Logan Lumbra, Madison DeJoinville, and Shayanne Young; sophomore Adam Messier; and freshman Jackson Stewart.

The team also has three new members this year and one returning member. Senior Brittany Joyal, Sophomore, Donovan Picciuto, and Eighth Graders Howard Stockwell (Returning) , and Hannah Bryan who is joining the team from Whitcomb Junior/Senior High School.

The nine bowlers rolled two standard ten-pin games to qualify the team in the number seven seed spot. Only five bowlers constitute the team, with four alternates.  Miller, Doyle, Carpenter, Wheeler, and Lumbra’s scores were the five that went towards the total pin fall of 1383. Lumbra was a big asset to the team’s total with games of 213 and 170. Doyle rolled a 168 and Wheeler a 158. Messier also rolled two impressive games of 164 and 165.

Being seventh seed, RU rolled off against the tenth seeded Royals of South Royalton High School in baker style matches. RU defeated SoRo 2-0 in a best 2 out of 3 baker style match. The Ghosts won the first baker game 119-114 and the second baker game 143-104. Defeating SoRo, RU moved on to the first round of playoffs against the Hurricanes of Hartford High School. RU defeated the Hurricanes 2-1 in baker style matches.

After defeating the Hurricanes, RU advanced to the semifinals where they faced the defending state champion Slaters of Fair Haven Union High School. Unfortunately, the Slaters defeated the Ghosts 2-1 and advanced face the Cosmos of Springfield High School. The Cosmos ended up winning the classic over the Slaters.

Overall the day went great for the Ghosts. While there were a few bumps in the road the Ghosts look forward to the rest of their season. The Ghosts travel on Saturday the 16th of December to Maple Lanes in Claremont, New Hampshire where the Yellow Jackets of Windsor High School will host the Colonels of Brattleboro Union High School, Ghosts, and the Royals of South Royalton High School. The match starts at 10:00am.

Calling all Alum...
Sign Up Now For the Annual RU / Alumni Basketball Game

This year's RU Alumni Basketball Game will be held on Friday, December 29th at 8pm following the Varsity Girls' basketball home game vs. Northfield.

If you or someone you know would like to participate, please send a message to Athletic Director Steve Croucher (scroucher@orangesouthwest.org)-- remember to include your Tee shirt size and year of graduation from RUHS. 

If you're interested in playing, please let us know by Thursday, December 14.  The Alumni Game is $15 and covers the cost of a commemorative game t-shirt. All proceeds go to the Boosters Club!

RUHS XC Ranked #1XC

For the first time in program history, the Randolph Union High School Boys Cross Country team is ranked number one in Division 3. 

In a poll conducted by the Vermont Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, The Ghosts, who have had a strong start to the season at Essex and Burlington Invitationals, are ranked first ahead of perpetual D3 powerhouses Stowe and Thetford (tied for 2nd,) as well as northern Vermont competitors Peoples Academy (4th,) and BFA Fairfax and Rice Memorial High School (tied for 5th.)

Coach Ben Weir, entering his fifth season at the helm of the boys team, was upbeat but cautious. "It feels great to have started this season so well, but to be honest I think that it's very difficult to say with any certainty where the top five teams actually shake out. Thetford looks very strong this year, Stowe is always good, and there are even schools who weren't included in the top 6, like Northfield, who could very well come away with the championship at the end of the season."

The Ghosts took their new ranking to the U-32 Invitational on Saturday. On a day when the temperatures soared to the high eighties, a total of 900 runners took to the course in East Montpelier, including Randolph Union Middle School and High School runners.

Boys’ Soccer Scores First WinBoys' Soccer

The Boys’ Soccer team scored its first win of the season over a stout Thetford squad, marking what might just be a turning point for the boys program since the 2015 season.

Trailing 1-3 at halftime, the Ghosts improved their passing and attacking game, tallying three consecutive goals by Hunter Brassard & Liam Connolly in the second half. Brassard earned a penalty kick to close the gap to 2-3, followed by the equalizer goal - a shot placed low on the far corner to tie the game.

In the final three minutes of the match, Liam Connolly's strike from just inside the 18 bobbled around Thetford's defensive unit before dribbling across the goal line to improve the score to 4-3. The Ghosts held on to the lead with stout defensive play from a young flat-back unit paced by second-half keeper, Zack Whitmore. Whitmore was also the first Ghost to notch a score for Randolph in the opening 40 minutes of play, timing a beautiful placed corner kick over the goalie's head at the far post.

About RU Athletics

Athletics are an important component of the RUHS experience and its athletic programs are designed to help students develop sportsmanship, school spirit, and good physical health. Because of the wide range of athletic programs offered at the school, students are provided with the opportunity to work towards excellence in several areas of athletic interest. RUHS athletes play in the Northern Vermont Athletic Conference.

RUHS offers varsity and junior varsity boys’ and girls’ athletic clubs, as well as programs geared to students at the junior high school level.

Among the programs we currently offer are:

Fall:
Boys’ Varsity and Junior Varsity Soccer
Girls’ Varsity Soccer
Junior High Boys’ Soccer
Junior High Girls’ Soccer
Varsity Boys' Cross Country
Varsity Girls' Cross Country
Junior High Boy's Cross Country
Junior High Girls' Cross Country
Varsity Girls’ Volleyball

Winter:
Boys’ Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball
Girls’ Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball
Junior High Boys’ Basketball
Junior High Girls’ Basketball
Boys' Varsity Ice Hockey (cooperative with Northfield)
Varsity Girls' Ice Hockey (member to member with Northfield)
Varsity Gymnastics (co-ed)
Junior High Gymnastics (co-ed)
Varsity Wrestling (co-ed)
Junior High Wrestling (co-ed)
Varsity Indoor Track (club sport)
Varsity Bowling (co-ed)
Junior High Bowling (co-ed)

Spring:
Boys’ Varsity and Junior Varsity Baseball
Junior High Boys’ Baseball
Girls’ Varsity and Junior Varsity Softball
Junior High Girls’ Softball
Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse
Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse (cooperative team with Chelsea)
Junior High Boys’ Lacrosse
Varsity Boys' Track & Field
Varsity Girls' Track & Field
Junior High Boys' Track & Field
Junior High Girls' Track & Field