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Schools: Frontier boys, Greenfield girls sweep tri-meet

  • Frontier, Greenfield and Franklin tech boys’ cross country teams run at the start of their meet on Wednesday in South Deerfield. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Franklin Tech’s Sohan Tyner runs to a first-place finish, followed by Frontier’s Ben Litskoski, back left, and Carsten Carey during the boys’ cross country meet on Wednesday in South Deerfield. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Greenfield’s Dylan Roy, left, and Frontier’s Ben Roberts race to the finish during the boys’ cross country meet Wednesday in South Deerfield. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Greenfield’s Tyssen LaBombard runs to a fifth-place finish during the boys’ cross country meet Wednesday in South Deerfield. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Frontier, Greenfield and Franklin tech boys’ cross country meet Wednesday in South Deerfield. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Above, Greenfield leader Amy O’Sullivan and, from left, Frontier’s Fiona Ferry and Franklin Tech’s Andria Ames start off the girls’ cross country meet Wednesday in South Deerfield. Below, during the boys’ race in South Deerfield, Franklin Tech’s Sohan Tyner runs to a first-place finish, followed by Frontier’s Ben Litskoski, back left, and Carsten Carey. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Frontier, Greenfield and Franklin tech girls’ cross country teams run at the start of their meet on Wednesday in South Deerfield. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Greenfield’s Amy O’Sullivan runs to a first-place finish during the girls’ cross country meet Wednesday in South Deerfield. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Frontier’s Fiona Ferry runs to a sixth-place finish during the girls’ cross country meet Wednesday in South Deerfield. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Greenfield’s Jamie Day runs to a second-place finish during the girls’ cross country meet Wednesday in South Deerfield. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Frontier’s Adrienne Josephs runs to a 10th-place finish during the girls’ cross country meet Wednesday in South Deerfield. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE



Recorder Staff
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Franklin County Technical School senior Sohan Tyner captured the top spot in Wednesday’s season-opener, providing the spark for the Eagles in a boys’ cross country tri-meet held at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield.

Host Frontier swept the boys’ race with three of the top four finishers, behind Tyner, who crossed the 2.75-mile course in 15 minutes, 28 seconds. Ben Litskoski was the runner-up in 15:39, followed by teammates Carsten Carey (third, 15:45) and Peter Carey (fourth, 15:57). The Red Hawks defeated Greenfield High School, 17-45, and FC Tech, 15-50.

Greenfield’s top finisher was Tyssen LaBombard, who finished fifth overall with a time of 16:18. Teammate Dylan Badillo also cracked the top 10 in ninth position (17:23), as the Wave beat FC Tech, 15-50.

Frontier’s Brandyn Robinson (16:49), Alex Sharp (16:57) and Dan Dejnek (17:07) finished sixth through eighth.

Girls’ x-country

Greenfield 15, FC Tech 50

Frontier 15, FC Tech 50

Greenfield 22, Frontier 35 — Amy O’Sullivan led a Greenfield High School onslaught Wednesday, as the harrier crossed the line first overall to lead a pack of four Green Wave runners to go 1-2-3-4 in South Deerfield.

O’Sullivan (17:24) was nearly a minute ahead of runner-up Jamie Day, as the Green Wave defeated Frontier (22-35) and Tech (15-50).

Courtney Danielson was third overall for Greenfield (19:11), while Jenna Silk took fourth place in 19:36.

Frontier’s Greyson Young (fifth, 19:51), Fiona Ferry (sixth, 20:23), Emily Laus (seventh, 21:49), Angelina Egland (eighth, 21:55), Skyler Dennie (ninth, 22:28) and Adrienne Josephs (10th, 22:48) all ran well as the Red Hawks defeated Tech, 15-50.

Field hockey

Frontier 7, Smith Academy 0 — Hat tricks from Olivia Vecellio and Kathryn Mason propelled Frontier Regional School to a big win in Valley League opening-game action Wednesday afternoon. The visiting Red Hawks held Smith Academy without a shot in a dominant 7-0 victory in Valley League action in Hatfield.

“It was a total team effort,” lauded Frontier coach Missy Mahar of a win that put Frontier at 2-1 overall, 1-0 in the Valley. “It was great to see the team connecting, and that’s a credit to why we came out on top.”

Vecellio added an assist to her big scoring day, while Emma Wesoloski also tallied in the victory. Kimmie Asseng assisted on three of Frontier’s seven goals. The Hawks held a decisive 23-0 edge in shots and had nine penalty corners to just one for Smith Academy (0-2, 0-1).

Next up is a home game Friday as Agawam High School comes to South Deerfield for an independent contest at 3:30.

Mohawk 2, Mahar 0 — Mikayla Bompastore and Caitlin Johnston tallied first-half goals, providing enough offense to lift Mohawk Trail Regional High School to a 2-0 win over Mahar Regional School in a Bi-County League field hockey game Wednesday in Orange.

Lizzie Herzig and Shelby Sinistore assisted on the two goals for the Warriors (2-0, 1-0), which outshot Mahar (2-2, 0-1) by a 19-2 margin. Senators goalkeeper Hannah Birch recorded 17 saves, and the hosts were held to just one penalty corner compared to 10 for Mohawk.

Emma French made two saves to earn the shutout in net for Mohawk, which hosts Amherst High School on Friday. Mahar travels to Turners Falls High School Friday for a Bi-County League contest.

Boys’ soccer

Frontier 2, Holyoke 0 — Playing in its first game in a brand-new league full of Division I schools, Frontier Regional School very much wanted to get off to a strong start Wednesday night.

The host Red Hawks broke through in the second half, as Connor Bagdon tallied in the 52nd minute and teammate Ben Arnold added an insurance goal eight minutes later to lift Frontier to a 2-0 win over Holyoke High School in the Moriarty Division opener under the lights in South Deerfield.

“Our very first game in this new league, it was awesome to get off to a good start with a win,” said Frontier coach Dale Totman of the team’s first win of 2017.

Bagdon broke the scoreless tie for Frontier (1-0-2, 1-0-0) in the 52nd minute by flicking home a cross from Zach Hamilton to make it 1-0.

“As soon as the first goal went in, everyone breathed a sigh of relief,” admitted Totman, whose team dominated the first half but didn’t have a goal to show for it.

In the 60th minute, Bagdon played the role of facilitator in crossing a pass that Arnold was able to head in on the back post for a 2-0 lead that would stand up.

Goalkeeper Peter Bronke made four saves to earn the shutout. The Hawks next host Chicopee High School Friday.

Girls’ soccer

FC Tech 4, Greenfield 1 — Brooke Adams and Abi Corey notched two goals apiece, and Franklin County Technical School finished strong to knock off Greenfield High School, 4-1, in an independent girls’ soccer game Wednesday in Turners Falls.

“Greenfield played really well. The game was a lot closer than it appeared so give them credit,” FC Tech coach Dan Prasol offered. “But we took a step back offensively today. We’re going to have to pick it up, otherwise we’re going to be in trouble the rest of the season.”

Corey and Adams scored to stake the Eagles (2-1) to a 2-0 lead midway through the second half, but Greenfield’s Victoria Marin cut the deficit to 2-1 with a goal in the 62nd minute.

Adams offered some insurance in the 70th minute before Corey finished things off with a strike seven minutes later for the 4-1 win.

Dina Samake recorded 11 saves in net for Greenfield (0-4).

Pioneer 2, Mohawk 0 — Emily Raymond poured in a pair of second-half goals, and host Pioneer Valley Regional School stayed unbeaten through three games to start the year with a 2-0 victory over Mohawk Trail Regional High School in a Pioneer South girls’ soccer game Wednesday night in Northfield.

Raymond broke through in a scoreless game in the 55th minute, tallying off a feed from Cierra Buzzell to stake the hosts to a 1-0 advantage. Ten minutes later, Raymond added some insurance when she buried a rebound opportunity to make it 2-0.

“We started off the game with less intensity than I anticipated,” explained Pioneer coach Nikki Pullen. “But nearing the end of the first half, we picked it up and started to maintain possession and take shots.”

Pioneer (2-0-1, 2-0-1) rode the defensive effort of Paige Loughman, Jordin Hubbard and Eva Pruitt-Dahl to close out the shutout, as goalkeeper Leah Fuess recorded three saves between the pipes.

Goalkeeper Lilly Seaver made eight saves for Mohawk (1-1, 1-1), which held a tight 11-10 edge in shots.

Girls’ volleyball

Mahar 3, Athol 2 — Maeve Powell registered a match-high 14 kills, and visiting Mahar Regional School dug itself out of a 2-0 hole to come all the way back and earn a 19-25, 19-25, 25-12, 25-16, 15-11 victory over rival Athol High School in a Northern Division volleyball match Wednesday night at Mallet Gymnasium in Athol.

“We got off to a good start. Our serving and passing looked really good,” explained Athol coach Nick Savoie. “Mahar played a really good game. Their girls were covering the court well and it became harder to score points against them.”

Aria Flematti dished out 11 assists to go with eight aces for the Senators (3-1, 1-0), while Sophia Smith had seven kills and Ava Santana added three kills. Carissa Johnson totaled seven aces in the win.

Setter Julia Ramos totaled 12 assists for Athol (1-3, 0-2), and she also had four aces and a pair of kills. Hannah Lajoie’s five kills paced the Raiders offense, while Paige Truehart had four kills and five digs and Abbe Roberts put down three kills to go with a block and an ace.

Turners 3, Pioneer 0 — Contributions from all over the place guided Turners Falls High School to a 25-5, 25-12, 25-23 sweep of visiting Pioneer Valley Regional School in Northern Division play Wednesday in Turners Falls.

Sienna Dillensneider paced the Powertown (3-0, 2-0) with 10 assists, six aces and a kill, while Hailey Bogusz tallied three kills. Also getting into the action offensively were Dabney Rollins (two kills), Mercedez Morales (two kills, two aces) and Sarah Waldron (one kill, one ace).

Turners has a challenging independent match on deck, as the squad travels to Agawam High School Friday night.

FC Tech 3, Renaissance 2 — Visiting Franklin County Technical School scored four of the final five points of the match, pulling through in crunch time to earn its first victory of the season Wednesday. The Eagles held off host Renaissance School, 25-13, 24-26, 25-19, 17-25, 15-12, in a Metro Division volleyball match in Springfield.

Jocelyn Holloway played a solid all-around match for the Eagles (1-3, 1-3), as she put down seven aces to go with six kills, six digs, three assists and a block. Ryleigh Barton and Summer Gadreau had four kills each, with Gadreau adding four digs, an ace, an assist and a block.

“We were tied 11-11 (in the fifth set) so fortunately our serves went in and we were able to pull through,” FC Tech coach Jade Cuervas said.

Tech travels to Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School on Monday.

Golf

Frontier 19½, Hopkins 4½ — It was a nice bounce-back effort for the Frontier Regional School golf team, as the Red Hawks got back into the win column Wednesday with a convincing 19½-4½ victory over Hopkins Academy in a Suburban West match played at Hickory Ridge Golf Club in Amherst.

Rowan Blair swept all four points at No. 2 after firing a 42 for Frontier (2-2, 2-1), while Bryan Baumann (43), Porter Clancy (48) and Collin Boudreau (57) also won four points in the victory.

Mikey Corduff posted the low round of the afternoon for the Hawks, firing a 38 at No. 1 to earn ½ point against Hopkins ace Jack Ter Doest (36). Kalen Evans scored three points thanks to a round of 44 at No. 3.

Frontier finally plays a home match Monday, when Hampshire Regional High School travels to play at Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst.

Hampshire 17½, Pioneer 6½ — Kyle Maynard captured medalist honors with a 37, but host Pioneer Valley Regional School dropped a 17½-6½ decision to Hampshire Regional High School in a Suburban West match played at Northfield Golf Course Wednesday.

Maynard swept all four points at No. 1 for the Panthers (0-5, 0-4) in his match against Hampshire’s Garrett Antosz. Garrett Cote won a point at No. 2 for Pioneer thanks to a round of 42, while Chris Knight also snagged a point at No. 6 thanks to a 55.

Smith Academy 24, Mohawk 0 — Tristan LaCross shot the low round of the day for Mohawk Trail Regional High School at No. 1, firing a 58, but the Warriors were unable to put a dent in Smith Academy’s 24-0 independent golf win Wednesday at the Country Club of Greenfield.

Will Guyette and Tristan Keysert-Parker both carded rounds of 60 for Mohawk (0-1). Smith Academy had four players tie for medalist honors with 42s.