Indians move in on title
Turners Falls High School moved a step closer to clinching the Bi-County League’s Northern Division title.
The Indians won five of the six matches contested and posted an 18-6 victory over Mohawk Trail Regional High School in school golf action at Edge Hill Golf Course in Ashfield.
Turners (10-2-1 overall, 9-1-1 North) can clinch the North on Tuesday when it travels Northfeld Golf Course to face Pioneer Valley Regional School in its regular-season finale.
Brandon Lenois and Brett Sirum were able to get the Indians a big early lead in the first two matches. Sirum shot a 41 to claim medalist honors and took three points, while Lenois carded a 44 and swept four points.
Jake Sisson also took four points for Turners, Ryan Lenois added 3 1/2 points and Cody Poirier contributed three. Jacob Willis led the Warriors with 3 1/2 points.
Mohawk (3-10-0, 2-9-0) hosts Mahar Regional School on Tuesday.
FC Tech 19 1/2, Greenfield 4 1/2 — Franklin County Technical School gave itself a shot at the North crown as it dispatched Greenfield High School, 19 1/2-4 1/2, in golf action Thursday at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls.
The Eagles (10-1-2, 8-1-2) need to beat winless McCann Technical School at home on Tuesday, as they are expected to do, and hope for Turners to lose to win the North. If the Eagles win and the Indians tie, they’ll tie for the division crown.
Cody Booska and Austin Thornton led the winners with four-point sweeps, Josh Dempsey took 3 1/2 points, while match medalist Troy Miller (38) and Trevor Blake both took three points.
Christian LaPlante led the Green Wave (3-9, 3-7) with two points.
Frontier 21 1/2, McCann 2 1/2 — Nate Patterson was match medalist with a 40 and took four points as Frontier Regional School downed McCann Tech, 21 1/2-2 1/2, in North golf action Thursday at Forest Park Country Club in Adams.
Jake Conroy (41), Torsten Nelson (41) and Ben Ruddock also swept four points and Drew Sencabaugh added 3 1/2 points for the winners (6-7-1, 5-5-1).
Granby 19 1/2, Mahar 2 1/2 — Matt Iczkowski fired a 37 and took three points to lead Granby High School over Mahar, 19 1/2-4 1/2, in a BCL East golf match Thursday at Petersham Country Club.
Shane Hollenbeck added four points for the Rams.
Zack Adams carded a team-low 38 and took one point for the Senators (2-10-1, 2-6-1)
Pioneer 15, Smith Academy 9 — Lee Doiron shot a 44 and took 3 1/2 points to help Pioneer beat Smith Academy, 15-9, in an independent golf match Thursday at the Country Club of Greenfield.
Brad Hastings and Eric Pratt each added three points for the Panthers (10-3 overall).
Zach Vollinger took three points for the Falcons (8-7).
Turners 3, FC Tech 0 — Shelby Lewis finished with six aces, five kills and three digs on Thursday to lead Turners Falls to a 25-10, 25-11, 25-16 victory over Franklin County Technical School in an independent girls’ volleyball match in Turners Falls.
Elyssa Carner added three aces, one kill and two digs for the Indians (7-6-0), which moved above .500 for the first time all season. CeCe Campbell added two aces and 17 assists.
Erica Galipault contributed two kills and a block for the Eagles. Heather Johnson served at 100 percent, including two aces, and Kirsten Mattson finished with two kills and three assists.
Turners Falls won the junior varsity match 25-14, 25-15, 11-15.
Frontier 3, Mohawk 0 — Ali Durant notched six aces from the service line Thursday and Frontier registered a 25-9, 25-10, 25-20 victory over Mohawk in an independent girls’ volleyball match in Buckland.
Kate Harper finished with five kills for the Red Hawks (12-1), and Hailey Dacyzcyn added six assists and two aces.
Ware 3, Greenfield 0 — Rebecca Hurlburt served for 15 aces and added two digs to help Ware High School defeat Greenfield, 25-23, 25-16, 25-16, in independent girls’ volleyball play Thursday at Nichols Gymnasium in Greenfield.
Melissa Hopkins collected 11 assists and three kills, and Cheyenne Demers chipped in six kills for the Indians (8-5 overall).
Manisha Malik registered 10 digs and two kills for the Green Wave, which also received 10 assists and two aces from Rachel Pelc. Eleni Balis added seven digs, three kills and two aces.
Ware also won the junior varsity match, 25-23,14-25,15-13.