Red Hawks take down Mahar, 42-32
Frontier Regional School took down Tri-County League wrestling rival Mahar Regional School, 42-32, in a dual match Wednesday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield.
The Red Hawks recorded four first-period pins, the fastest of which came at 152 pounds, where Jake Arnold took down Marcos Mohammed-Ali in just 12 seconds.
Spencer Telega (132) was almost as quick, felling the Senators’ Kyle Lloyd in 28 seconds. Connor Pettis (106) pinned Miller Richardson at 47 seconds, and Pat McGranahan (126) downed Jimmy Costa in 49 seconds for the Red Hawks.
Kirby Compton (160) pinned Aaron Stoll at 2:37 for Frontier’s other win.
Mahar had one pin, as Zach Duguay (138) pinned Steve Worthley at 1:35. The Senators’ other match wins came from Kevin Kowlaczyk (170), who recorded a 12-2 victory over Miguel Olivera, and Aaron Briggs (195) won recorded a 16-4 win over Saul Soto.
Frontier took forfeit wins at 113 and 120, while Mahar did the same at 145, 182, and 220.
Hampshire 41, FC Tech 39 — Franklin County Technical School fell to Suburban League rival Hampshire Regional High School, 41-39, in wrestling action Wednesday night in Westhampton.
Of the eight contested matches, the Eagles took three. At 160, Kyle Laffey moved to 16-0 on the season by pinning Hampshire’s Brendon Weyant at 2:17. David Weed, who this past Saturday set a school record for career wins, won by fall over Cody Lamere at 3:46. Nate Crocker took an 8-2 decision over Mason Lollis-Taylor.
Mackenzie Coburn, Dan Cloutier, Caleb Baronoski, and Gabe Vorst all took forefeit wins for the Eagles.
South Hadley 54, Athol 30 — South Hadley High School coasted to a 54-30 win over Athol High School in a Tri-County League wrestling match Wednesday night in South Hadley.
Hayden Herk (120), Trevor Mousseau (145) and Mike Kennif (170) all won by pin, while Ryan Hulbert (160) won by injury default.
Easthampton 4, Turners 2 — Mike Grise netted a hat trick to lead Easthampton High School over Turners Falls High School, 4-2, in a Fay-Wright Division hockey contest Wednesday night in Easthampton.
Grise capped off the night by scoring an empty-net goal with 30 seconds remaining to put the game away.
Easthampton was leading 3-0 in the second period until Zach Demars got the Indians on the board on assists by Cody Booska and Tim Atkins, cutting the lead to 3-1. The score remained the same into the third, until Booska struck for an unassisted goal, cutting the Indians’ deficit to one.
Turners Falls High School was swept by visiting West Springfield High School in an independent swim meet Wednesday afternoon in Turners Falls, with the girls falling 51-35, the boys 71-19.
For the girls, the Indians’ Mackenzie Phillips won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 28.77, and placed second in the 100 free at 1:05.94. Mackenzie Salls was second in the 200 individual medley (2:31.44) and 100 backstroke (1:17.25). Nicole John took second in the 100 butterfly (1:15.91) and 200 free (2:44.79), while Maddie Heath was second in the 100 breaststroke (1:35.28).
On the boys’ side, Ian MacPhail finished second in the 500 free with a time of 6:02.66, which qualified him for the Western Mass. Championships, the first Turners swimmer to do so since the 2009-10 season. MacPhail also won the 200 free with a time of 2:17.59. The Indians’ 200 free relay team of Branden Chapin, Jay Fritz, Alex Tirrell, and James Dolan won in 2:08.47.