Lull places second, Warriors fifth in Nordic action
Allison Lull finished second overall during the Berkshire League Nordic ski meet Saturday to help the Mohawk Trail Regional High School girls’ team to a fifth-place finish during the eight-team competition in Buckland.
Lull finished the course in 18 minutes, 41 seconds and Mohawk finished with a score of 75 to place fifth. Mount Greylock Regional High School remained perfect on the season with a first-place score of 26 points. Northfield Mount Hermon School came in third with 61 points.
Roo Weed led NMH with a fourth-place time of 20:02. Hannah Green took seventh overall at 20:42.
Sarah Gokey was the second Mohawk skier across the line with an 18th-place time of 22:54. She was followed by teammate Maddie Boucias in 24th place at 23:52. Abbi Yezierski came in 31st at 26:22.
• On the boys’ side, Henry Colt took second overall for NMH as the Hoggers came in second overall with a score of 32.
Mount Greylock won the boys’ team event with a score of 14. Mohawk came in sixth at 108.
Estevan Velez finished fifth overall for NMH with a time of 16:29, while Rye Buckley finished 11th in 17:58. Toby Weed finished 14th in 18:19.
Tom Damery led Mohawk with a ninth-place finish in 17:11. Tyler Andrews finished 17th overall in 18:44, Thomas Aurigemma was 39th in 25:02, and Aaron Nelson finished 43rd in 26:03.
Easthampton 5, Turners 4 — Turners Falls High School scored the first two and the final two goals of the game Saturday, but Easthampton High School netted five unanswered goals in between to edge the Indians, 5-4, in Fay-Wright hockey action at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.
Easthampton (6-4-0) scored three times in the first five minutes of the third period to snap a 2-2 tie after two periods. Tim Pfau struck for the go-ahead goal 1 minute, 27 seconds into the third, and Alex Zadworny scored just over a minute later to give the Eagles a 4-2 lead. Pfau scored his second of the period and of the game with 10:45 remaining to complete the spurt and take a 5-2 lead.
The Indians attempted a late comeback to make things close. Cody Booska scored on assists from Tim Atkins and Ryan Lenois with 3:21 left in the game to cut the deficit to 5-3. Then Zach Demars netted the fourth Turners goal with 17 seconds left and the goalie pulled to make it a one-goal game. The Indians got one final attempt to tie it in the waning seconds, but a shot missed what appeared to be a wide-open Easthampton net, and Turners fell for the second straight day.
The game started off in a defensive stalemate as both offenses were kept off the board in the first period. The Indians struck early and often in the second. Booska scored from Cam Lyons just over one minute into the frame for a 1-0 Turners Falls lead, and Demars got his first of the game a minute later on assists from Nick Murphy and Lenois.
Easthampton came back to tie the score before the end of the period, when Mike Grise and Ruben Swenson each scored for the Eagles.
Sean Rose finished with 19 saves in the win, while Turners’ Brandon Bryant turned aside 27 shots in the loss.
The Indians travel to Amelia Ice Rink in Westfield on Friday to take on St. Mary High School.
Mt. Greylock 48, Frontier 34 — A sluggish start was too much for Frontier Regional School in a 48-34 girls’ basketball loss to Mt. Greylock Regional High School Saturday afternoon in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Hoosac Valley Regional High School in Cheshire.
The Mounties (8-4) jumped all over the Red Hawks (4-7) early and led 16-4 after one quarter. Frontier never had another lopsided quarter in terms of offense — and actually matched the Mounties exactly in scoring in the second half as both teams scored 11 points in the third quarter and six in the fourth — but the deficit was too much to overcome.
Lucy Barrett scored a game-high 25 points to push her career total to 978 for Greylock. Arianna Walden added 10 points.
Amanda Calvo paced Frontier with 16 points. Olivia Riordan added 11.
Kyle Laffey and David Weed continued their unbeaten seasons over the weekend as Franklin County Technical School traveled to Greater Lowell Technical High School in Tyngsborough for a quad match.
The Eagles defeated Whittier Technical High School, 48-30, but fell to both Haverhill High School (47-36) and Greater Lowell (58-21) to finish 1-2 as a team.
Laffey continued to dominate the 160-pound class, running his season record to 33-0 with three wins. Laffey pinned all three of his opponents, including two inside of a minute. Weed, wrestling at 170 pounds, moved to a perfect 22-0 with three wins. He too pinned all three of his opponents, including his most impressive win, an 11-second pin over John Milchitson of Whittier Tech.
Tyler Rock (120), Alex Giurgiu (126), Brett Bean (145) and Jonathan Rawls (220) all went 2-1 for the Eagles. Both of Rawls’ wins came by pins less than one minute, while Beans’ two wins were both by way of pin, Giurgiu earned one pin, and Rock added two pins.
Tech hosts Sabis International Charter School Wednesday at 7.
Meet 5 results
Lucas Purington earned a pair of top-5 finishes Friday afternoon to help Mohawk to a pair of wins during Meet 5 of the PVIAC indoor track & field season at Smith College in Northampton.
The Warriors handed Pioneer Valley Regional School a 64-30 loss, and knocked off South Hadley High School, 53-42.
Purington finished third in the 300 (38.14) and took fifth in the 55-meter dash (7.02 seconds). Josh Rode finished third in the 600 (1:28.81) for the Warriors and came in sixth in the 1,000 (2:49.51), while Cam Olanyk placed second in the mile in 4:52.50.
Dan Bordner led Pioneer with a second in the high jump at 5-9 and a seventh in the 55 dash in 7.14. Dan Horvath finished third in the 1,000 for Pioneer in 2:44.60.
Andrew Wagner had a pair of top-6 finishes for Mahar Regional School in a 74-21 win over West Springfield High School. Wagner finished fifth in the high jump at 5-7, and took sixth in the 55 dash in 7.11. Russell Grasso and Leo Jillson each performed well in the shot put for the Senators, as Grasso took fourth with a put of 39-1.5 and Jillson took fifth at 38-3.
Greenfield High School knocked off Hampshire Regional High School, 76-19. Veniam Darmanchev finished second in the shot put at 42-7.5. Vlad Popusoi took fifth in the 55 hurdles (8.83), Dominic Glasson finished fifth in the 300 (40.28), and Kodey Labombard took eighth in the high jump (5-3).
Jamie Posk finished fifth in the 600 (1:34.38) and sixth in the long jump at 18-5 as Athol High School knocked off Hampshire, 60-28.
Travis Heath took sixth in the shot put at 38-6.5.
• On the girls’ side, Juliette Shean won the 2-mile (12:12.29) and finished fourth in the mile (5:48.40) to lead Mohawk to a split on the day.
The Warriors edged Pioneer, 48-42, but fell to South Hadley, 53-42. Kesheal Henderson had three top-4 finishes with a second in the 55 (7.05), a third in the 300 (44.34) and a fourth in the shot put (32-9.75). Ashley Pierce finished fifth in both the 55 hurdles (10.12) and the shot put (29-11.75), and Natasha Olanyk won the 600 in 1:39.96.
Danielle Devine led Pioneer with four top-6 finishes. Devine took second in the high jump (4-9), third in the 55 hurdles (9.67), fifth in the long jump (15-0.5), and sixth in the 55 (7.97). Savannah Sojka won the shot put at 34-9, and Audrey Corrigan took fifth in the 2-mile in 13:04.34.
Tiffany Tenney had three top-4 finishes for Mahar during a 59-35 win over West Springfield.
Tenney won the 55 in 7.75, took third in the high jump at 4-9, and finished fourth in the 300 in 45.52.
Shelby Sawin finished second in the shot put at 26-3.75 to help Athol to a 50-41 win over Hampshire. Sophie Palmacci came in second in the 300 in 46.20 for the Red Raiders, and Liz Casella finished fourth in the shot put at 25-5.5.
Valenka Kosick finished ninth in the shot put at 23-11 for Greenfield in a 51-15 loss to Hampshire.