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Turners Falls swimmers sweep Holyoke

  • Turners Falls swimmer Allison Wheeler won the 100 yard backstroke on Wednesday afternoon to help her team to a 51-37 win over Holyoke in Turners Falls. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Above, Nick Taylor shows his winning form in the 100 butterfly Wednesday afternoon as he helped Turners Falls to a 40-27 victory over Holyoke in Turners Falls. Below, Olivia Whittier is on her way to a victory in the 100 breaststroke. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Turners Falls’ Cameron Bradley won 100 backstroke on Wednesday and his team evened its record at 1-1 on the season with a 40-27 victory over Holyoke in Turners Falls. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Turners Falls swimmer Olivia Whittier competes in the 100 breaststroke event during the Powertown’s 51-37 win over Holyoke Wednesday in Turners Falls. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Turners Falls swimmer Olivia Whittier competes in the 200 freestyle event during their 51-37 win over Holyoke Wednesday in Turners Falls. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

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  • Turners Falls swimmer Allison Wheeler competes in the 100 backstroke during their meet against Holyoke on Wednesday in Turners Falls. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Turners Falls swimmer Cameron Bradley competes in the 100 backstroke event during a meet against Holyoke Wednesday in Turners Falls. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE



Recorder Staff
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Jade Tyler, Olivia Whittier and Allison Wheeler won two individual events apiece and teamed with Jordin Muniz to win a pair of medleys as the Turners Falls High School girls’ swim team captured a 51-37 win over Holyoke High School in a Constitution League meet Wednesday in Turners Falls.

The win was the first of the season for Turners, which evened its record at 1-1 overall.

The quartet won the 200 medley relay with a time of 2 minutes, 21.56 seconds, and added a win in the 200 freestyle relay in 2:07.89.

Tyler qualified for the Last Chance Meet in both of her events, winning the 200 yard individual medley (2:33.06) and the 100 butterfly (1:10.88).

Whittier also qualified for the Last Chance Meet with a victory in the 200 freestyle (2:30.55), and she added an individual win in the 100 breaststroke (1:21.12).

Wheeler joined her teammates with two victories in the pool, as she won the 100 freestyle (1:09.03) and the 100 backstroke (1:24.39).

Lillian Poirier was second in the 50 freestyle (35.28 seconds), while Catie Reynolds was next in third place (39.36). Abigail Johnson was the runner-up in the 100 freestyle (1:22.39).

Turners Falls heads to Ludlow High School for a meet on Friday.

Boys’ swimming

Turners 40, Holyoke 27 — It was a sweep for the Powertown, as the boys’ team also picked up its first win of the season, 40-27, over Holyoke.

Cameron Bradley qualified for the Last Chance Meet with wins in both the 100 backstroke (1:08.85) and 100 freestyle (59.65) for Turners (1-1, 1-0), while Nick Taylor added two individual victories in the 200 freestyle (2:23.48) and 100 butterfly (1:13.33).

Will Turn added a win in the 50 freestyle (35.43), and Tommy Hall captured first in the 100 breaststroke (1:42.05).

Nik Martin was the runner-up in both the 100 freestyle (1:11.31) and 100 backstroke (1:27.38), and Ricky Hall notched a third-place swim in the 50 free (38.17).

Turn, Bradley, Taylor and Martin combined to win the 200 medley relay with a time of 2:19.53.

Wrestling

Frontier 48, Athol 28 — Nate Austin, Bailey Murry and Victor McNutt all picked up victories, and Frontier Regional School won five matches via forfeit to capture a 48-28 victory over Athol High School in a Suburban League North wrestling match Wednesday night in South Deerfield.

Austin picked up a win via pinfall at 195 pounds against Dakota Gilman for Frontier (3-2, 1-0), while Murray (120 pounds) and McNutt (132) also pinned their opponents.

Athol (0-1, 0-1) actually won five of the eight matches contested but was unable to fill out the entire lineup. Chris Waslaske paced things with an 8-0 major decision over Frontier’s Joey Hildreth at 182 pounds, while Joe Gray pinned KC Mattson at 160 pounds.

Athol’s Ryan White pinned Connor Pettis in a lengthy match at 138 pounds, while Caleb Cox (126) and Jon Mahoney (106) both pinned opponents quickly to earn points.

Tanner Finch (113), Rearkeous McMillan (145), Josiah Murry (152), Dan Gesualdi (170) and Jackie Phong (285) all won via forfeit for the Red Hawks.

Granby 47, Mahar 34 — Peter Tattan and Justin DeDiego picked up quick pins in their matches, but visiting Mahar Regional School was edged by Granby High School, 47-34, in an independent wrestling match Wednesday in Granby.

Tattan pinned Edward Glaszcz in 21 seconds at 182 pounds, and DeDiego needed just 41 seconds to pin Eric Puffer at 132 pounds for the Senators (0-1).

Mahar’s Cole Emery won his match via pinfall at 195 pounds, while Adam Clement captured a major-decision win over Evan Normand at 145 pounds (14-0).

Henry Ndaysiaba (138) and Todd Chiasson (152) scored points thanks to forfeit wins.

Westfield 42, FC Tech 20 — Jaden Sadlowski and Chris Ludwig each won by pin on Wednesday night but Franklin County Technical School dropped its dual-meet season-opener, 42-20, to Westfield High School in Turners Falls.

Sadlowski picked up six points at 132 pounds with a 21-second pin over Mike Minchala, while Ludwig earned a 44-second pin over Doug Rogers at 182 pounds.

Spencer Telega earned a 7-2 win over Dennis Sevastianov at 160 pounds, and Peter Saladino won by tech fall at 120 pounds with a 17-2 win over Jack Demarris.

Kyle Brunelle had a good match at 126 pounds against Westfield’s Isaac Santos but suffered a 6-4 loss.

Hampshire 48, Mohawk 29 — Mohawk Trail Regional High School earned three wins via pin but suffered a 48-29 loss to Hampshire Regional High School in an independent dual meet Wednesday in Westhampton.

Dylan Wooldridge picked up a win over Nathan Hogan at 145 at 2:25, and Quinton Romer earned a pin over Lucas Hezik with seven seconds left in the first period. Gabe Bower picked up the third pin of the day for Mohawk at 182 pounds with a pin over Drew Holbrook in 1:05.

Tristian Keyser-Parker earned five points for Mohawk at 106 pounds with a win via tech fall over Alex Willard.