Singles sweep for Wave in 3-2 win
Turners Falls No. 2 tennis player Kortney Thunber returns a volley from Greenfield opponent Alexis Silk at the Davis Street tennis courts Tusday afternoon. Thurber and her visiting Indians both lost in Tri-County League girls' tennis action. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »
Greenfield High School keeps cruising through its singles matches, and that was a good thing Tuesday afternoon.
The Green Wave swept all three matches at singles and eked out a 3-2 victory over rival Turners Falls High School in a Tri-County League girls’ tennis match at the Davis Street Courts in Greenfield.
Greenfield (7-1 overall, 6-0 TCL) lost just five games in its singles sweep, led by Courtney Kimball’s 6-0, 6-0 win over Felicia Craver — Kimball’s fourth consecutive victory without losing a game.
Also, Alexis Silk defeated Sara Bradley, 6-0, 6-3, at No. 1, and Manisha Malik downed Kortney Thurber, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 2.
The Indians (3-6, 1-4 TCL) won both doubles matches — Kelly Rehorka and Alysha Wozniak bested Ashley Lowell and Teresa Ragg, 7-5, 6-2, at No. 1, and Melanie Howard and Jade Linscott upended Cheyenna Woodard and Eugenia Cojocaru, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 2.
Greenfield hosts Pioneer Valley Christian School Thursday at 4 p.m.
Frontier 4, Mohawk 1 — Frontier Regional School won everything but first singles to down Mohawk Trail Regional High School, 4-1, in a TCL girls’ tennis match Tuesday in South Deerfield.
Celia Speth rallied to beat Lilly Seaver, 4-6, 6-0, 6-4, at second doubles and Alli Zera bested Mary Monohon, 6-2, 6-2, at third singles for the Red Hawks (5-2, 4-1 TCL). In doubles, it was Ashley Barrington and Peter Bronke over Olivia Girard and Kylee Cole, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1, and A.J. Mensah and Crystal Niedbala over Ashley Robertson and Laura Spencer, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 2.
Nelly O’Connell edged Lily Schuman, 5-7, 6-4, (8-6), for the Warriors’ lone point.
Greenfield 22, Hopkins 16 — Kelsey Roberts hit for the cycle Tuesday and Greenfield High School beat Hopkins Academy for the second straight day, this time by a score of 22-16 in FCL softball action in Hadley.
Roberts finished with four hits and five RBIs on the day. One day after the teams combined for nine runs in a 7-2 Green Wave victory, the squads piled up 38 runs, and the game was back-and-forth to the end. Greenfield jumped out to a 5-1 lead after one inning, but Hopkins started piling up runs and led 10-7 after three innings. Greenfield came back with five runs in the fourth to take a 12-10 lead, but Hopkins answered with four runs in the bottom of the frame to go back ahead by two (14-12). Greenfield scored four times in the fifth and took the lead for good.
Erica Lapointe finished with five hits and two RBIs in the win, while Rachel Pelc collected three hits, including a double, and three RBIs. Chelsea Opalenik singled and plated two runs, Leah Wallner had three hits, including a double, and Ceaira Wolfe and Mackenzie Plasse each added two hits, with Wolfe driving in a run.
Amanda Elwell earned the win in relief, striking out four and walking five in 51-3 innings.
Jera Barrett finished with three hits and one RBI in the loss, and Kyra Michalak recorded three hits and two RBIs.
Athol 19, Mohawk 1 — One day after getting clubbed 19-1 by Frontier Regional School, Athol High School came back to defeat Mohawk by the same score Tuesday in a FCL softball game in Buckland.
Jess Soucie struck out four and allowed three hits and two walks in seven innings to rebound from a tough start on Monday and earn the complete-game win for the Red Raiders. She got plenty of offensive support, including Kayla Robideau, who finished with three hits, including a double, and four RBIs. Julia Salmond doubled as part of a three-hit, four-RBI performance, and Molly Cleveland singled, tripled and plated four runs. Kiki Guerin and Soucie each added two hits, Ali Riddell added one hit and one RBI, and Reilley Richards singled and drove in two runs.
Hope Lively singled and tripled for Mohawk, while Rebecca Scranton added one hit. Emily Page struck out two and walked 14 in the loss.
FC Tech 16, Commerce 4 (5) — Franklin County Technical School scored in all five innings it played and mercy-ruled High School of Commerce, 16-4, in a Tri-County League softball game Tuesday in Turners Falls.
Rachel Shearer struck out seven and walked one in five innings to earn the win. Mackenzie Coburn finished a triple shy of hitting for the cycle and wound up with five hits and four RBIs. Brooke Meuse singled, tripled and drove in three runs, Sam Macomber doubled and drove in two runs, and Mackenzie Bardwell added two hits and two RBIs.
Athol 3, Putnam 0 — Athol qualified for the postseason Tuesday afternoon with a 25-17, 25-8, 25-20 victory over Putnam Vocational High School in an East Division boys’ volleyball match in Athol.
Nelson Leadbetter finished with 40 digs and three assists for Athol (10-4), while Wyatt Doiron-LaRue added 10 kills and three blocks. Tyler Lajoie finished with three kills, 14 assists and one block, Carter Amadon collected four kills and two blocks, and Erik Aikey registered 12 kills and four blocks.