Bulletin Board: Locals named to hoop, hockey all-star teams

Ten local girls basketball players and five local hockey players were named Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference All-Stars this week.

The lists were compiled by coaches in each league. Here is a look at the girls’ basketball players:

Athol: Molly Cleveland, Tanner Favreau, Nicole Guerin.

Frontier: Amanda Calvo, Olivia Riordan.

Mohawk: Laura Ward.

Mahar: Ally Parker.

Pioneer: Natalie Hale, Gabby Carpenter, Hailey Raymond.

Here are the five local hockey players:

Greenfield: Jourdan York-Welcome, Jake Elwell, Barrett Rogaleski.

Turners Falls: Brandon Bryant, Cody Booska.


UMass women’s lax win

Sam Rush scored six times, and Tanner Guarino and Melissa Carelli each registered hat tricks as the 11th-ranked UMass women’s lacrosse team opened Atlantic 10 play with a 19-10 win over La Salle Friday afternoon at McGuirk Stadium in Amherst.

UMass improved to 10-1 on the season and marked the 22nd consecutive A-10 victory for the Minutewomen, tying Dartmouth for the fifth longest conference winning streak in NCAA history.

The six-goal outburst by Rush gives her 148 career goals and moves her into fourth place all-time at UMass.

Rachel Vallarelli made four saves in the start before Leigh Henes made four saves in the final 12 minutes in relief.

UMass hosts Saint Joseph’s Sunday afternoon at McGuirk.


Flames win title

Julia Riordan scored the game-winning goal in the ninth round of a penalty kick shootout on Thursday night to lift the Frontier Flames to the Girls’ High School White Division championship at Allsport Arena in Northampton.

Riordan tied the game at 1-1 with 10 minutes left in regulation when she converted a pass from Lily Haley. That sent the game into the shootout and Elaine Labarbera scored twice in the shootout, while Jayme Byrnes, Hadley Desmarais and Riordan each scored once. Eliza Desmarais stopped four shots in the shootout to preserve the win in net.

Firecrackers champions

Jessica Wrisley, Kate Hickey, Natalie Denkiewicz and Jalen Sullivan each scored once and added one assist as the Frontier Firecrackers knocked off the Northampton Blue Angels, 5-2, in the championship game of the Girls’ Under-12 Division at Allsport in Northampton on Friday.

The Firecrackers went 8-0 on the season en route to the title. Kathryn Hioe added an assist for the winners, while Denkiewicz and Wrisley split time in net to earn the win.

Youth baseball

Tee-ball sign-ups

Registration is now open for the Greenfield Recreation Department Tee-Ball program.

The program, open to boys and girls ages 5 to 7, takes place at Green River Park and Greenfield Middle School on Saturdays from May 3 through June 7 from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Registrations are being taken at the Greenfield Town Hall Citizen Service Center or The Recreation Department at the Greenfield Youth Center on Sanderson Street.

Registration fee is $30 per child for Greenfield Residents and $35 for non-residents. Volunteer coaches are needed.

For more information or to volunteer, call the Rec Department at 772-1553.


Skroski tourney

The second annual Chief John F. Skroski Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament is May 10 in Whately. The cost is $15 per player and all proceeds go to scholarships at Frontier and Hampshire regional schools. To register, call Chris at 413-265-1668 or email him at Christopherski27@yahoo.com. The email address was incorrect in the Bulletin Board that ran in The Recorder’s sports section Friday.

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