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Mohawk boys defend IL crown

  • Greenfield's No.2 singles player Manisha Malik follows through on a forehand return shot in the fourth game of the first set of her 6-2, 6-3 win over Orioles foe Jordyn Hall during the visiting Green Wave's 4-1 independent girls' tennis loss to the Orioles in Belchertown.<br/>Recorder/J. Anthony Roberts

    Greenfield's No.2 singles player Manisha Malik follows through on a forehand return shot in the fourth game of the first set of her 6-2, 6-3 win over Orioles foe Jordyn Hall during the visiting Green Wave's 4-1 independent girls' tennis loss to the Orioles in Belchertown.
    Recorder/J. Anthony Roberts

  • Belchertown 5/14/14. Greenfield's No.1 singles player Alexis Silk, launches a forehand return shot back over the net in 1st game of the 1st set.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts

    Belchertown 5/14/14. Greenfield's No.1 singles player Alexis Silk, launches a forehand return shot back over the net in 1st game of the 1st set.
    photo by J. Anthony Roberts

  • Belchertown 5/14/14. Greenfield's No.1 singles player Alexis Silk, hits a slicing backhand return shot back over the net in 1st game of the 1st set.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts

    Belchertown 5/14/14. Greenfield's No.1 singles player Alexis Silk, hits a slicing backhand return shot back over the net in 1st game of the 1st set.
    photo by J. Anthony Roberts

  • Belchertown 5/14/14. Greenfield's No.1 singles player Alexis Silk, hits a 2 handed backhand return shot back over the net in 5th game of the 1st set.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts

    Belchertown 5/14/14. Greenfield's No.1 singles player Alexis Silk, hits a 2 handed backhand return shot back over the net in 5th game of the 1st set.
    photo by J. Anthony Roberts

  • Belchertown 5/14/14. Greenfield's No.1 singles player Alexis Silk, lines up a forehand return shot in 5th game of the 1st set.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts

    Belchertown 5/14/14. Greenfield's No.1 singles player Alexis Silk, lines up a forehand return shot in 5th game of the 1st set.
    photo by J. Anthony Roberts

  • Greenfield's No.2 singles player Manisha Malik follows through on a forehand return shot in the fourth game of the first set of her 6-2, 6-3 win over Orioles foe Jordyn Hall during the visiting Green Wave's 4-1 independent girls' tennis loss to the Orioles in Belchertown.<br/>Recorder/J. Anthony Roberts
  • Belchertown 5/14/14. Greenfield's No.1 singles player Alexis Silk, launches a forehand return shot back over the net in 1st game of the 1st set.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts
  • Belchertown 5/14/14. Greenfield's No.1 singles player Alexis Silk, hits a slicing backhand return shot back over the net in 1st game of the 1st set.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts
  • Belchertown 5/14/14. Greenfield's No.1 singles player Alexis Silk, hits a 2 handed backhand return shot back over the net in 5th game of the 1st set.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts
  • Belchertown 5/14/14. Greenfield's No.1 singles player Alexis Silk, lines up a forehand return shot in 5th game of the 1st set.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts

After going six years without a league title, Mohawk Trail Regional High School has now won back-to-back crowns.

The Warriors completed an undefeated regular season Wednesday afternoon with a 94-51 victory over Greenfield High School in Intercounty League boys’ track and field action in Buckland.

“If our kids learned anything this year, it was how to build a winning team,” said Warriors head coach Shawn Billings. “It was a well-deserved league title.”

Leroy Page led the charge for the champions (7-0 overall, 6-0 IL), capturing three events — uncorking a throw of 151 feet, 41/ 2 inches to win the javelin, and also winning the 200 meters in 25.4 seconds and the 400 in 55.3.

Josh Rode, Amar Abbatiello and Eli Shearer added two wins apiece. Rode was tops in the triple jump (39-9) and 800 meters (2:04.7), Abbatiello won the 110 high hurdles (16.9) and 400 intermediate hurdles (63.5), and Shearer logged firsts in the long jump (19-11/ 4) and 100 meters (11.7).

Other individual winners included Sam Rode in the mile (5:17.4) and Jacob Cross in the high jump (5-6).

Vlad Popusoi cleared 14-6 in the pole vault to easily win that event for the Green Wave (3-3, 2-3). Scott Grote won the discus (121-7), Veniam Darmanchev took the shot put (44-0) and Will Borcy cruised to victory in the two-mile (11:03.3) for the Wave’s other individual wins.

Girls’ tennis

Belchertown 4, Greenfield 1 — Belchertown High School won two singles matches and swept the doubles en route to a 4-1 independent girls’ tennis win over Greenfield on Wednesday in Belchertown.

Manisha Malik earned the Green Wave’s only point with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Jordyn Paul at second singles.

Greenfield (9-2) hosts Mohawk again on Friday at 3:30 p.m.

Boys’ tennis

Greenfield 5, Mohawk 0 — Greenfield continued to tune up for the postseaosn Wedneday with a 5-0 independent win over Mohawk Trail Regional High School in boys’ tennis play in Buckland.

In singles, Paris Felogloy defeated Tom Damery, 6-1, 6-3, at No. 1, Stefan Walker bested Thomas Aurigemma, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 2, and George Felogloy downed Zach Arfa, 6-2, 6-4, at No. 3.

In doubles, it was Patrick Crowningshield and Ben Westerman over Robbyie Buoniconti and Alex Putrington, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 1, and Nick Brandl and Brayten Stack over Scott Kugler and Sam Nelson, 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2.

Greenfield (12-1) goes to Mohawk again on Friday at 3:30.

Softball

Frontier 12, Palmer 0 (5) — Cassidy Ciesluk ripped three hits, including two home runs, and drove in a career-high seven runs to power Frontier Regional School to a 12-0 independent softball win over Palmer High School on Wednesday at Zabek Field in South Deerfield.

Ciesluk crushed a first-inning grand slam and followed that up with a three-run blast in the second to help stake the hosts to a 10-0 lead. The game ended with one out in the bottom of the fifth, when the Red Hawks (14-1 overall) scored twice on an error.

Alli Hamelin added a single, double and two RBI to aid the offense, and Hannah Adams also knocked in a pair of runs.

Hamelin earned the win in the circle, as she struck out six and walked one in her five innings of work.

Jennica Sablak had two of the Panthers’ four hits.

Frontier hosts Greenfield today at 4 p.m.

Frontier also won the junior varsity game, 23-0. Emma Wesoloski led the winners with three hits, including two doubles, and two RBIs.

Pathfinder 15, FC Tech 4 — Jenna Maska struck out 15 and allowed only five hits in the complete-game win while adding a single and double at the plate to lead Pathfinder Vocational High School over Franklin County Technical School, 15-4, in Tri-County League softball play Wednesday at Gifford Field in Turners Falls.

Sophia Hess finished with three of the Pioneers’ 12 hits and drove in two runs, while Maddison Weldon added three hits and one RBI.

Katie Newell had two hits and Teagan Veleski added a single and an RBI for the Eagles.

Rachel Shearer fanned nine and walked 11 in the complete-game loss.

Boys’ volleyball

Athol 3, East Longmeadow 2 — Athol rebounded from a two-set deficit to beat East Longmeadow High School, 23-25, 21-25, 25-19, 26-24, 15-13, in a PVIAC East boys’ volleyball match on Wednesday in East Longmeadow.

Wyatt Doiron-LaRue and Tyler Lajoie led the Red Raiders in their comeback victory. Doiron-LaRue collected 16 kills and 3 blocks, while Tyler Lajoie added 11 kills, 20 assists and 2 service aces. Lorenzo Carra added a match-high 25 assists to go along with 2 aces, Nelson Leadbetter recorded 38 digs and Erik Aikey contributed 13 kills, 2 blocks and 2 aces.

Athol (14-4, 7-1) hosts Belchertown High School for the outright division crown on Friday at 5 p.m.

Boys’ ultimate

4 Rivers wins RVAL tourney

Four Rivers Charter School went 3-0 and captured the River Valley Athletic League boys’ ultimate tournament on Wednesday at Greenfield Commnuity College.

The Otters cruised to easy wins in each contest, beating Eagle Hill School, 13-4, Pioneer Valley Performing Arts School, 13-1, and Hartsbrook School, 13-5. Asher Kenen had a hand in seven of Four Rivers’ goals against Hartsbrook.

Four Rivers improved to 23-2 overall.

Girls’ ultimate

Otter girls 2nd in RVAL

Four Rivers placed second overall in the RVAL girls’ ultimate tournament Wednesday at GCC.

The Otters defeated Academy at Charlemont, 13-1, and Four Rivers junior varsity, 13-0, and lost to PVPA, 10-5.

Four Rivers is now 11-5 overall.

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