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Bulletin Board: Wave girls’ hoop raising money for Miner



Recorder Staff
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Saturday night’s girls’ basketball game between Greenfield High School and Mohawk Trail Regional High School will be played in support a special cause.

The Green Wave will be raising money to support former Mohawk head coach Chuck Miner, who is the father of current Warriors coach Larissa Miner. Chuck Miner is battling leukemia, and Greenfield is holding a ‘Chuck Strong’ night for the 6 p.m. game at Nichols Gymnasium in Greenfield.

Fans are encouraged to wear orange. ‘Chuck Strong’ T-shirts and bracelets will be on sale as well to help raise funds.

Preps

NMH game change

The game time has change for Saturday’s Northfield Mount Hermon School boys’ varsity basketball game against St. Thomas More. Originally set for 6 p.m., the Hoggers will now play at 3 p.m. at Forslund Gymnasium.

Mohawk, NMH win Mt. Institute race

On the strength of three skiers in the top five, Mohawk captured first place in the girls’ standings at Wednesday’s third race of the Mt. Institute Ski League at Eaglebrook School’s Easton Ski Area.

The Warriors took first with 214 points, holding off NMH with 204 points. Deerfield Academy was third with 186 points.

Ashley LaCross was the runner-up to pace Mohawk, as she posted a two-run slalom total of 1 minute, 12.61 seconds. Teammate Taylor Loomis was right behind in third place, posting a total of 1:17.94, while Erin Laffond made it into the top five to aid the cause with a fifth-place performance (1:21.03).

DA’s Kikka Giudici was the overall winner in the girls’ race, crossing in 1:07.86. NMH’s Gemma Borra Paley was fourth in 1:19.57.

In the boys’ race, NMH’s Isaac Foster was first down the slop (1:08.38) to lift the Hoggers to a team victory with 265 points. DA was second with 240 points, while Williston-Northampton School nabbed third (212).

DA’s Garrett Alexander was the runner-up in 1:08.44, followed by NMH’s Aran Zecha in third place (1:08.66). DA’s JP Patton made it four locals in the top five with a fifth-place performance (1:10.25).

Deerfield Academy results

The Big Green reclaimed the Hastings Cup Wednesday, as Deerfield Academy blanked Pomfret School, 6-0, in a varsity girls’ hockey game played in Pomfret, Conn.

The Hastings Cup is given to the winner of the annual game between DA and Pomfret.

The DA boys’ hockey team didn’t have as good fortune, falling on the road at Westminster School, 5-3.

• It was another dominant day for the boys’ squash team, which defeated both Westminster and Millbrook School by identical 6-1 margins.

• Elsewhere, the Big Green swept NMH in the pool on Wednesday in Gill. The DA boys’ team captured a 105-59 victory while the girls’ team won, 101-69.

• The varsity basketball teams split on Wednesday. The boys’ team captured a 76-71 win over Loomis Chaffee School, and the girls’ team fell against New Hampton School, 59-45.

• Finally, the DA wrestling team dropped a pair of matches to NMH (64-18) and Avon Old Farms.

Basketball

GMS girls fall

Amber Bergeron scored 16 points but Greenfield Middle School suffered a 35-23 loss Tuesday to Bement School in a girls’ basketball game.

Angie Rivera and Brie Widelo each had 3 points in the loss.

Lillian Ross and Josie Cloutier played well defensively for the Green Wave.

High school

Pioneer seeking spring coaches

Pioneer Valley Regional School is looking for coaches for the spring season. The Panthers have openings for an assistant boys and girls’ track coach, as well as a JV baseball coach.

Please contact athletic director Gina Johnson with your interest at johnsong@pvrsdk12.org.