Schools: Frontier spikers sweep Agawam

Recorder Staff
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

It was an impressive start to the PVIAC East volleyball slate for visiting Frontier Regional School Tuesday night.

The Red Hawks took to the road and swept Agawam High School, 25-13, 25-18, 25-20.

Lauren Davenport recorded a team-high 14 kills to go along with eight digs, while Selayna Bathurst was also in double figures with 10 kills and seven digs. Ella Deane dished out 28 assists and put down six aces, while Ashley Telega notched four kills and two blocks. Hailey Orloski totaled three kills and a pair of blocks in the victory for Frontier (3-0, 1-0).

The Hawks host Minnechaug Regional High School in another top East matchup Thursday night.

Wahconah 3, Mohawk 0 — A tough Berkshire County foe managed a sweep against Mohawk Trail Regional High School Tuesday night, as Wahconah Regional High School captured a 25-11, 25-16, 25-15 independent girls’ volleyball victory in Buckland.

Lexi Mazza paced the Warriors (1-2) with seven kills, and she put down an ace and added a block. Jordan Rice recorded seven digs, while Kayla Martin notched five digs and an ace.

Mohawk hosts Greenfield High School back in Buckland Thursday night.

Boys’ x-country

Mohawk 25. Southwick 31

Mohawk 18, Pioneer 37

Southwick 20, Pioneer 40 — Seth Hoynoski finished as the runner-up behind Southwick High School’s Bill Carroll, and the Mohawk Trail Regional High School senior harrier lifted the Warriors to a sweep in victories over the Rams (25-31) and Pioneer Valley Regional School (18-37) Tuesday in Northfield.

Hoynoski crossed with a time of 17:21, with teammates Dennis Simmons third, 17:44), Cullen Brown (fourth, 18:34) and Guy Rice-Lesure (fifth, 18:44) all scoring key points in the victory.

Pioneer’s Alex Wahlstrom paced his squad with a seventh-place performance in 19:50.

Hopkins 27, Mahar 29

Mahar 17, McCann Tech 43 — Seb Shaw finished as the runner-up Tuesday, finishing behind only Alex Locher of Hopkins Academy (20:28) with a time of 20:37 to lead host Mahar Regional School to a split with Hopkins and McCann Technical Academy in a boys’ cross-country tri-meet in Orange.

Ash Shaw finished third overall for the Senators (1-1), which ran on their 3.1-mile course. Teammates Aidan DiDonato (seventh, 22:28), Seth Mitchell (eighth, 22:58) and Thor Mead (ninth, 23:01) also earned top 10 finishes for Mahar.

The Senators travel to Monson High School Tuesday with a tri-meet against the Mustangs and Mohawk Trail Regional High School.

Girls’ x-country

Mohawk 23, Southwick 32

Mohawk 16, Pioneer 41

Southwick 20, Pioneer 39 — Meghan Davis broke her own course record by eight seconds, traversing the 2.79-mile course in 18 minutes flat to lead Mohawk Trail Regional High School to a sweep of Pioneer Valley Regional School and Southwick High School in a girls’ cross-country tri-meet in Northfield Tuesday afternoon.

Davis was one of five Warriors to finish in the top 10. Teammates Hollin Keyser-Parker (third, 20:49), Erica Szewczyk (fourth, 22:50), Caitlin Upton (fifth, 23:54) and Carli Cusimano (ninth, 24:40) all performed well for Mohawk (2-0).

Pioneer was paced by Chloe Cutting (eighth, 24:30) and Rosenberg (10th, 25:31).

Field hockey

Greenfield 4, Northampton 2 — Greenfield scored three goals in a 10-minute span in the first half and went on to defeat Northampton High School, 4-2, in an independent field hockey game Tuesday afternoon in Northampton.

The Green Wave (2-0-0) got on the board five minutes into the game when Audrey Bresciano sent a pass across the mouth of the Northampton goal that was finished off by Olivia Joy on the far post for Joy’s first of the season. Just under seven minutes later, with 18:30 left in the first half, Greenfield earned one of its nine corners in the game. Ashley Hubbard inserted the ball to Bresciano, and she passed it to Raegan Hickey who fired it home for her second of the year.

Three minutes later the Green Wave struck again and again it was Hickey, who picked up a rebound off a Danielle Parent save and fired it into the Northampton goal for a 3-0 lead, which Greenfield carried into the break.

“We had a lot of offensive pressure today, which was really great to see,” Greenfield coach Erin Thayer said. “We are trying to make sure that we are getting better every day and thinking about things we can control.”

Lizzy Howland made eight saves to earn the win, while Parent stopped 16 shots in the loss.

Thayer also praised the effort of center midfielder Katie Haselton, a freshman who has been getting the job done in all facets of the game.

“She has really been playing well in that position,” Thayer began. “She has been getting into space and stealing passes on defense, and getting into space to create passing lanes on offense.”

Greenfield heads to Westfield High School on Friday.

Southwick 2, Athol 0 — Southwick-Tolland Regional School scored a pair of first-half goals to get past Athol, 2-0, in an independent field hockey game Tuesday in Athol.

Alyssa Pompi and Emily Martin each scored for the Rams, who outshot Athol, 21-0.

Athol’s Ryley Pond made her first career start in net and earned praise from her coach with a 19-save performance.

“She did amazing,” Athol coach Emily Hall said. “It was her first game ever in goal and she was great.”

Athol (0-2-0) travels to Palmer on Thursday.


Monson 15, Greenfield 9 — Monson High School scored 10½ points at the top three spots and went on to defeat Greenfield, 15-9, in a Bi-County East golf match at the Country Club of Greenfield.

Cam Kravotil shot a 43 and took three points at No. 1 for Monson, while Greenfield’s Ryan Cote shot a 45 and captured one point. Mason Dumas fired an even par 36 at No. 2 and captured 3½ points over Greenfield’s Hunter Roberts, who shot a 45. Connor Rogers shot a 44 at No. 3 and swept all four points.

Greenfield’s Jake Cote shot a 43 at No. 4 and took three points, while teammate Danny Provost fired a 57 at No. 6 and took 3½ points.

Easthampton 21, Turners 3 — Easthampton High School swept four points at each of the final four positions and the Eagles defeated Turners Falls, 21-3, in a Bi-County East golf match Tuesday at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club.

Kyle Kucenski shot a 47 at No. 1 and took two points for Turners Falls.

FC Tech 19, Sabis 5 — Franklin County Technical School outscored Sabis International Charter School, 19-1, at the final five positions and the Eagles defeated the Bulldogs, 19-5, in a Bi-County West golf match at Veterans Golf Course in Springfield.

Jaelyn DeBoise of Sabis was the match medalist with a 41 at No. 1 and swept four points over Mike Patenode, who shot a 49.

From there it was all Franklin Tech. Mike McGoldrick shot a 50 at No. 2 and took 3.5 points, and Nate Pelletier shot a team-best 48 at No. 3 and swept four points. Hunter Sessions shot a 50 at No. 4 and swept four points, Jacob Shaw shot a 59 at No. 5 and took 3.5 points, and Jordan DiGeorge shot a 53 at No. 6 swept four points.

Southwick 20, Frontier 4 — Rowan Blair and Bryan Baumann combined for three of Frontier Regional School’s four points as the visiting Red Hawks dropped a 20-4 decision to Southwick High School Tuesday in an independent golf match at Edgewood Country Club in Southwick.

Blair shot 43 in the No. 3 spot to take 1½ points, while Baumann’s 53 led him to 1½ points at No. 4. Mikey Corduff posted Frontier’s low total of the day with a 41 to snag a point at No. 1 against the undefeated Rams (4-0).

The Red Hawks (1-2) travel to play Hopkins Academy in a Suburban West match today at Hickory Ridge Golf Club in Amherst.

South Hadley 22, Pioneer 2 — Kyle Maynard scored the lone two points of the afternoon for visiting Pioneer Valley Regional School, as the Panthers dropped a 22-2 decision to South Hadley High School in an independent golf match Tuesday at The Ledges in South Hadley.

Maynard scored two points at No. 1 for Pioneer (0-4), firing a team-low round of 44. Garrett Cote also broke 50 for the Panthers, posting a round of 49.

Chicopee Comp 15, Mahar 9 — Tucker Ninteau continued to play well, sweeping all four points from his match at No. 3, but visiting Mahar Regional School fell just short in a 15-9 loss to Chicopee Comprehensive High School in an independent golf match Tuesday at Chicopee Country Club.

Ninteau fired a round of 52, and he’s now won 11 of a possible 12 points for the Senators (2-1) this season. Corey Sanderson had the low round of the day for Mahar at No. 1, as he scored a point on the strength of his 47. Treyton Pasikinkas took 1½ points at No. 2 (54) for the Senators, while Brandon Green also snagged 1½ at No. 4 (56).