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Bulletin Board: Pitcher powers Frontier over Easthampton

Bennett Pitcher scored 12 points and added 10 rebounds and four blocks as Frontier defeated Easthampton, 51-34, in a Suburban League grades 5 & 6 boys’ basketball game Sunday at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield.

Gabe Jones-Thomson added 9 points in the win, and Zack Young had 6 points and five rebounds. Brett Robinson and Corbin Blight netted 4 points apiece, Peter Carey added five rebounds, and Ben Morse dished out four assists.

Frontier 7/8 falls

Frontier came back from a 16-point deficit but came up just short and fell to Easthampton, 48-42, in a SL grades 7 & 8 boys’ basketball game Sunday at Goodnow Gymnasium.

Ben Litskoski finished with 13 points and 14 boards to pace Frontier. Alex Sharp scored 8 points off the bench in the loss, Brandyn Robinson added 5 points, and Hunter Campbell and Noah Graves each scored 4 points.

Athol beats Pioneer girls

Amber Mahoney played well defensively for Athol Middle School during a 14-13 girls’ basketball victory over Pioneer Valley Middle School on Friday.

Olivia Rowe scored 5 points for Pioneer, and Liz Lambert added 2 points and played well on defense.

Frontier CYO falls

Marie Diemand scored 6 points on Sunday but the Frontier grades 5 & 6 Catholic Youth Organization girls’ basketball team suffered a 19-13 loss to Monson in South Deerfield.

Mandy Fuller added 3 points in the loss. Tori Speth collected nine rebounds for Frontier, while Hunter Keller and Diemand each grabbed five boards. Grace Wesoloski, Amelia Sobieski and Olivia Deane each played well defensively.

Youth soccer

Frontier 13s fall

Natalie Denkiewicz scored four times on Sunday, but Frontier suffered a 5-4 loss to Ethan’s Eaden in an Under-13 Division girls’ indoor soccer game at Allsport Arena in Northampton.

Mia Burch, Caitlyn Devine and Alexa Kassis each had one assist in the loss. Alicia Hancock finished with 30 saves in the Frontier net, while Devine made four saves. Hannah Kantor played well defensively.



Emily Zraunig scored 13 points for Stoneleigh-Burnham School during the Owls’ 48-13 girls’ basketball win over Dublin School in a River Valley Athletic League game Friday in Dublin, N.H.

Rosemary Ilang finished with 10 points and eight rebounds in the win, and Dorjee Dolma added 7 points and six boards. C’Quoya Haughton chipped in 6 points and six steals, while Megan Gardner and Jane Bell each scored 4 points.

• In other girls’ action, Northfield Mount Hermon School held off a vicious comeback attempt from Worcester Academy on Friday to hold on for a 59-57 victory in Gill.

NMH led by as many as 12 points, but Worcester rallied to tie the score at 57-57. Vanessa Udoji hit the game-winning point with 10 seconds to play when she hit the front end of a one-and-one. Udoji finished with a game-high 19 points for NMH (7-3), while Opaul Morris added 17 points.


NMH went 0-4 during a quad wrestling meet Saturday in Gill.

The Hoggers fell to Martin Luther (N.Y.) High School (42-39), Phillips Exeter Academy (48-21), St. Paul’s School (46-17) and Brooks School (65-15).

• On Friday, NMH fell to Phillips Andover Academy, 36-31, in Gill.


Kyle Redmond stopped all 22 shots he faced to lead NMH to a 2-0 victory over Holderness School in a boys’ prep hockey game Saturday in Holderness, N.H.

NMH is now 11-6-1 on the season.

• In girls’ action from Friday night, Courtney Moriarty, Kiley Fewster, Lila Livingston, Cas Szwajkowski and Kyra McDonald each scored once as NMH defeated Winchendon School, 5-3, at McCollum Arena in Gill.

Paige Michel finished with three assists in the win, and Zowie Caouette stopped 15 shots in net.


FC Babe Ruth

The Franklin County Babe Ruth Baseball League will hold a league-wide meeting tonight at 6:30 at the Moose Lodge in Greenfield.

All league members and interested parents are encouraged to attend. Topics include preparation for the 2014 season, fund raising, and elections of new officers.

For more information, contact Joe Mignault at 774-3876 or Gabe Mousseau at 695-3471.

Youth hockey

Chompers sweep

Kyle Barnes scored twice on Sunday to lead the Franklin County Hockey Association Collura Chompers to a 4-1 win over Ludlow Gold in a Greater Springfield League Squirt B Division hockey game at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.

Hunter Haughey and Trevor Parkinson each scored once, while Sam Knight, Heather French and Parkinson recorded one assist apiece. Aidan Roche made nine saves in goal for the win. Jillian Hopkins and Hannah Roche played well defensively.

• On Saturday, Aidan Roche scored three times and the Chompers earned a 5-2 victory over Amherst at the Mullins Center practice rink in Amherst.

Barnes finished with one goal and two assists in the win. Chloe Cutting added one goal, and Haughey and French each chipped in an assist. Parkinson stopped three shots in the win. Dylan Mahar and Cooper Barton each played well defensively.

Dillon’s falls

Jacob Smith and Skyler Dodge each scored once on Sunday, but FCHA Dillon Chevrolet suffered a 6-2 loss to Nonotuck in a GSL Peewee Division hockey game at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.

Kaeden Socquet and Adam Savoy each had one assist. Mike McGoldrick filled in at goalie and played well with 25 saves.

• On Saturday, McGoldrick stopped a whopping 34 shots, but FCHA suffered a 6-0 loss to Holy Name Green at the Olympia in West Springfield.

Youth swimming

Bluefish fall

The Belchertown Stingrays defeated the Montague Bluefish, 354-185, in a Pioneer Valley Swim League meet Saturday at Turners Falls High School.

Hazel Reeder won the 25 yard breaststroke (30.25 seconds) and finished second in the 100 individual medley (2:15.89) in the girls’ 8 & under division. Sadie Rowan won the 25 free (22.87) and Lucia Doulette won the 50 free (48.84).

Henry Ryan-Stephenson won both the 100 IM (1:57.99) and the 50 free (48.68) in the boys’ 8 & under division, while Ben Tardif won the 25 free (29.90) and came in second in the 25 back (28.19).

Charlotte Doulette won a pair of events in the girls’ 9-10 division, winning the 50 free (35.50) and the 100 free (1:25.25). Abigayle Heathwaite won the 50 breast (52.86) and took second in the 50 back (46.35), while Justice Alexander finished second in both the 100 free (1:25.96) and the 50 fly (45.08). Paige Loughman placed second in the 50 free (39.08), Jillian Scott came in second in the 50 breast (53.21), and Veda Ruth Harvey-Ahmai came in third in both the 100 IM (1:33.10) and the 50 fly (48.02). Ryan Gleason placed third in both the 50 back (1:03.47) and the 50 free (1:06.03) in the boys’ 9-10 division.

Olivia Whittier and Jade Tyler each won two events for the Bluefish in the girls’ 11-12 division. Whittier won the 100 free (1:11.68) and the 50 butterfly (35.87), while Tyler won the 50 back (40.56) and the 200 IM (3:00.26). Karlie Porter won the 200 free (2:49.80) and came in third in the 50 fly (40.34), while Karissa Olson took second in the 200 free (2:56.30) and came in third in the 50 free (34.40). Lucy Brock took second in the 50 back (41.36), Lily VanBaaren came in second in the 50 breast (46.67), and Ella Potee took third in both the 100 free (1:21.40) and the 50 breast (46.82).

In boys’ 11-12 action, Cameron Bradley won the 50 fly (33.33) and came in second in the 50 back (37.38), while Gray Davidson won the 200 free (3:10.44) and placed third in the 100 free (1:21.09). Riley Porter took the gold in the 50 breast (46.97) and finished third in the 200 IM (3:21.10), and Jason Albanese took second in the 200 IM (3:10.16) and third in the 50 fly (40.70). Jiro Roma finished second in the 50 breast (48.67) and third in the 200 free (3:24.43), Eric Albanese placed third in the 50 back (42.72), and Mosiayah Harvey-Ahmai swam to a third-place finish in the 50 free (33.80).

Nick Dragicevich won the 100 breast (1:32.97) and took second in the 200 free (2:55.20) in boys’ 13-14 action, while Jay Fritz won both the 50 free (26.75) and the 100 free (59.96) in boys’ 15-18 action. Chloe Nunn captured second in the 200 IM (2:47.96) and third in the 100 free (1:06.62) in girls’ 15-18 action, and Lizz Saulnier finished second in the 100 back (1:19.49) and third in the 50 free (30.00).

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