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Montague Hoop Shoot moved to Dec. 30



Recorder Staff
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The Montague Elks Hoop Shoot has changed the date of its contest and will now take place on Dec. 30 at 10 a.m. at the Turners Falls High School gymnasium.

The shoot was originally scheduled for Saturday but has changed to later in the month. Registration starts that day at 9 a.m. The event is free for boys and girls ages 8 through 13 as of April 1, 2018. Winners of each age level will advance to the next event in Gardner in January.

For more information contact John at 530-9012.

Greenfield Elks Shoot

The Greenfield Elks Club will host its National Hoop Shoot at the YMCA in Greenfield on Sunday.

The contest is free to boys and girls ages 8 through 13. Registrations and warmups will begin at 2 p.m., and the contest will begin promptly at 3. The Hoop Shoot will be followed by a free hot dog and hamburger dinner.

For more information contact Dave at 773-3646 ext. 436.

Swimming

Bluefish fall

Four swimmers in the ages 11-12 division took two first places apiece but the Montague Bluefish fell to the Chicopee Amberjacks, 361-339 in a Pioneer Valley Junior Swim League meet over the weekend in Chicopee

Ainslee Flynn won the 50 yard butterfly (39.87) and the 100 free (1:24.51), while Ava Fortin won both the 50 free (41.00) and the 50 breast (47.80) in the girls’ 11-12 division, while Alex Shutta won the 50 free (43.62) and 50 back (1:01.83), and Ben Tardif captured the 200 individual medley (3:02.45) and the 100 free (1:12.20) on the boys’ side. Also in girls’ 11-12 action, Taryn McDonough came in second in both the 50 free (41.64) and the 50 breast (48.78), while Summer Raimondo took third in the 50 back.

In girls’ 13-14 action, Catherine Bezio won both the 200 IM (3:04.69) and the 200 free (2:42.42), while Jillian Scott captured the 50 free (30.38) and the 100 breast (1:31.15). Katie Deso won the 100 free (1:17.72) and was second in the 100 breast (1:36.71), Victoria Malcolm was second in both the 200 free (2:58.26) and the 100 free (1:20.15), and Skyler Cohen was third in the 100 breast. On the boys’ side of the division, John Kolosewicz won the 50 free (30.20) and was second in the 100 free (1:09.15), while Dylan Bliss was first in the 100 back (1:25.73) and third in the 200 free. Iggy Passiglia won the 100 fly (1:29.90), Ellis Tarry was second in the 100 breast (1:25.94), Kris Bostrom was second in the 50 free (31.52), and Andrew Bostrom was third in both the 100 free and the 100 back.

In 15 and over action, Olivia Whittier swam up an age level and captured both the 50 free (29.08) and the 100 breast (1:18.83) on the girls’ side, while Morgan Downham won the 50 free (29.69) and the 100 free (1:09.31) on the boys’ side.

In girls’ 9-10 action, Amelia Keeler won both the 100 IM (1:35.73) and the 50 fly (41.37), Alice Fortin won the 50 breast (55.84) and was second in the 100 free (1:39.33), and Breanna Kempf won the 50 free (45.43) and was third in the 50 back. Tristan Bliss won both the 100 IM (1:41.31) and the 100 free (1:29.68) on the boys’ side of the division, and Liam Bliss swam up an age level and was second in both the 100 IM (1:51.83) and the 50 free (42.45). Brady Serrell won the 50 free (40.80) and was third in the 50 breast, Patrick Voss won the 50 back (55.48) and was third in the 100 free, and Russell Herbert was second in the 50 back (55.81).

In girls’ 8 and under, Kaelyn McLean won both the 25 free (26.73) and the 25 breast (32.67), and Rosie Rodriguez won both the 25 fly (30.69) and the 50 free (49.00).

Greta Lewis was second in both the 25 free (28.23) and the 25 back (30.83), Maddie Sabelawski was second in both the 50 free (56.60) and the 25 breast (35.65), and Ella Sibley took third in the 25 free.

On the boys’ side, Rowan Muzzy won the 25 back (27.68), and Owen Bliss was third in both the 25 free and the 25 back.

Hunting

Shotgun checks

Bitzer Hatchery in Montague was the only checking station to report deer kills on Tuesday with a pair.

Chad Jackson of Erving checked a 137-pound, 8-point buck, while Jeffrey Hildreth checked a 126-pound doe.

Skating

Winter Wonderland event

Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield will hold a weekend-long Winter Wonderland Public Skate event from Dec. 15 through Dec. 17.

The event will run on Dec. 15 (from 9 until 10:50 p.m.), Dec. 16 (from noon until 1:50 p.m.) and Dec. 17 (from 4:10 until 6 p.m.) and includes skating to music, both current hits and winter-themed.

General admission is $5 per person.