Mohawk girls rout Tribe
Franklin Tech high-jumper Anthony Chaisson clears 5 feet, 2 inches during an Intercounty League boys' track win over visiting Athol at Turners Falls High School Tuesday. Chaisson won the event.
Mohawk's Kesheal Henderson puts the shot 34 feet 2 inches to win the event Monday at Turners Falls High School, where her visiting Warriors beat the host Indians in their Franklin County League girls' track meet.
Mohawk Trail Regional High School won all but one event Tuesday and defeated Turners Falls High School, 115-25, in a Franklin County League girls’ track and field meet at the Bourdeau Complex in Turners Falls.
Kesheal Henderson and Sally Slowinski each won two events for the Warriors, who received blue-ribbon performances from 12 athletes in individual individuals.
Henderson easily won the shot put with a top distance of 34 feet, 2 inches, and she also sprinted to victory in the 200 meters with a final time of 27.3 seconds. Slowinski, meanwhile, was tops in both the triple (31-7) and high jumps (4-8).
Alyse Leonard placed first in the long jump (13-101/2), Makayla Hicks took the discus (83-3), Ashley Pierce won the javelin (92-3) and Abbi Yezierski captured the pole vault for a Warrior sweep of the field events.
Mohawk was also dominant in the running events, winning all seven, including both relays. Natasha Olanyk took the 100 meters (13.7), Halley Glier won the 400 (1:07), Hannah Kelleher grabbed top honors in the 800 (2:54), Juliette Shean claimed first in the mile (5:50) and Heidi Phelps was victorious in the two-mile (15:56.7). Aimee Funk won the 400 low hurdles (1:18.9).
The Indians’ Lauren Grimard prevented a Mohawk sweep of all the first-place finishes, winning the 100-meter high hurdles in 16.8 seconds.
Both teams return to dual-meet action Tuesday, when Mohawk hosts Greenfield High School and Turners entertains Mahar Regional School.
FC Tech 87, Athol 57 — Owen Ortiz and Alex Giurgiu turned in big performances to lead Franklin County Technical School over Athol High School, 87-57, in an Intercounty League boys’ track and field meet Tuesday at the Bourdeau Complex in Turners Falls.
Ortiz recorded three individual victories, winning the long jump (15-6), triple jump (35-0) and 100 meters (12.1). Giurgiu won two individual events, capturing the pole vault (9-0) and the 400 intermediate hurdles (1:16.2), while running a leg of the winning 4x400 relay team.
Anthony Chaisson and Aaron Moore also recorded two first-place finishes — Chaisson winning the high jump (5-2) and 200 meters (26.0), while Moore took the mile (5:23) and two-mile (12:09). Nick Waterman cruised to victory in the 800 meters (2:25).
Matt Winters was the lone double-winner for the Red Raiders, as he took the discus (86-11) and javelin (119-7). Travis Heath won the shot put (38-81/2), Mark Brighenti won the 100 high hurdles (22.4) and Tanner Pavalionis took the 400 meters (1:00.7).
Franklin Tech (2-2, 1-2 IL) hosts Greenfield Tuesday at 3:30.
Greenfield 5, St. Mary 0 — Greenfield needed to go just three sets in one match as it shut out St. Mary High School, 5-0, in a Tri-County League boys’ tennis match Tuesday in Westfield.
In singles action, Paris Felogloy defeated Kieran O’Donnell, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 1, Stefan Walker blanked Jake Neilsen, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 2, and Ben Westerman edged James Marusi, 6-3, 2-6, (10-8), at No. 3
In first doubles, Jackson Pelletier and Ethan Joseph downed Mike Neilsen and Andrew Illnicki, 6-2, 6-1. The Saints forfeited second doubles.
Greenfield hosts Renaissance School Thursday at 11 a.m.
Palmer 4, Greenfield 1 — Palmer High School won two close singles matches and swept the doubles to beat Greenfield, 4-1, in an independent girls’ tennis match Tuesday in Thorndike.
Courtney Kimball had the Green Wave’s only match win, as she bested Elisha Huynh, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 3 singles.
Greenfield’s other singles players also played solid matches in defeat. Alexis Silk gave the Panthers’ Tara Smith a battle at No. 1 before dropping a 6-3, 6-4 decision, while Manisha Malik fell to Teresa Huynh, 6-4, 7-5, at No. 2.
Greenfield (2-1 overall) hosts Renaissance today at 11 a.m.