Wave tracks down Hawks
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The younger brother of All-State champ Vlad Popusoi, Greenfield freshman Silvian Popusoi will try to keep pace with his brother on the pole vault this season.
Vladimir Popusoi, left, is ahead on the hurdles.
Veniamin Darmanchev won four events Monday and Greenfield High School edged Frontier Regional School, 76-69, in Intercounty League boys’ track & field action in South Deerfield.
The Green Wave (3-1) opened up a large lead in the field events, winning all but one to build an advantage. Frontier (0-2) made a comeback on the track, winning seven of the 10 events but was unable to overtake the Wave.
Darmanchev won all four events he competed in, taking the long jump in 18 feet, 2 inches and the shot put at 41-7 in the field, then earning a sweep of the hurdling events. The senior registered a time of 18.3 seconds in the 110-yard high hurdles, and a time of 63.5 seconds on the 400 intermediates.
Vlad Popusoi also won two events for the Green Wave with a distance of 18 feet, 2 inches in the long jump, and a height of 12 feet on the pole vault. Tyler Miller won the high jump for the Green Wave at 5-6, and Mike Meyers won the javelin at 128-11. Colen Stack added a win in the mile at 5 minutes, 3.6 seconds.
Andy Habel won the 2-mile for Frontier in 11:13.2, while Ian Blight captured the 800 in 2:15.2. Collin Higgins won the 400 (56.9 seconds), Dylan Talbot won the 200 (25.0), and Saul Soto won the 100 (12.1). Alex Fortune won the lone field event for Frontier with a discus toss of 96-2.
Pioneer 84, Turners Falls 61 — Dan Bordner won three events for Pioneer Valley Regional School and the Panthers evened their record at 1-1 with an 84-61 IL boys’ track & field victory over Turners Falls High School Monday in Turners Falls.
Bordner won the high jump (5-10), triple jump (36-8.75) and the 110 hurdles (19.4) for the Panthers. Teammate Noah Rathbun took the shot put (40-2) and the 200 (24.9), and Ed Kaczenski won the mile (5:14) and the pole vault (9-0). Austin Blair captured the 400 (61.4), James Wheeler took the 800 (2:26), Alex Bridges won the 400 hurdles (1:16), and Greg Betsold won the discus (126-8).
C.J. Daignault, competing in the javelin for the first-time ever, won it for the Indians (0-3) with a distance of 101 feet. Tyler Peters won the 100 (12.4), Michael Hartjens won the 2-mile (11:52) and Anthony Chaisson took the long jump (15-2.5).
Mohawk 731∕2, Mahar 711∕2 — Mohawk Trail Regional High School eared second and third in the two mile to clinch the win as it edged Mahar Regional School, 731∕2-711∕2, in an IL meet Monday in Buckland.
Lucas Purington earned events wins in the long jump (19-1), 200 meters (24.1) and 400 meters (55.5), while Leroy Page took the discus (114-2) and javelin (139-10).
Zabien Shaw earned a pair of victories in the mile (5:07.7) and two mile (12:12.4) for the Senators.
Frontier 118, West Springfield 17 — Mairead Ferry won three events to power Frontier to a 118-17 independent girls’ track and field victory over West Springfield High School Monday in West Springfield.
Ferry was tops in the triple jump (30-11.25), 100 high hurdles (17.0) and 400 low hurdles (72.5).
Amanda Mozea captured the discus (91-9) and shot put (32-1), while Kat Miner took the high jump (5-0) and 200 meters (27.3). Both also ran a leg of a winning relay team.
Mohawk 4, St. Mary 1 — Aliza Fassler won her singles debut and Mohawk earned a 4-1 victory over St. Mary High School in an independent girls’ tennis match Monday in Westfield.
Fassler earned a 6-2, 6-3 win over Emily Wodell at third singles. Roz Lytle-Rich picked up a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Jeanette Peretti at No. 1 singles, while Jen Fields earned a 6-4, 6-0 win over Abby Rix at No. 2.
Dorjee Dolma and Alma Crawford-Mendoza earned the fourth point of the day with a 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 (tiebreaker) over Jessica Demers and Mariah Suarez at second doubles.
Greenfield 4, Sci-Tech 1 — The Greenfield girls’ tennis team won its fifth match of the season as it downed Springfield School of Science & Technology, 4-1, in an independent match Monday in Springfield.
Alexis Silk bested Brianna Flahive, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-4 (super tiebreaker) at No. 2, and Courtney Kimball edged Michaela Paul, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 3 for the Wave’s singles wins.
In doubles, Aliona Olaru and Emily Franklin rolled to a 6-2, 6-1 verdict over Q.B. Felix and Elizabeth Schabot at No. 1, and Annika Zimmerman and Olivia Graves outlasted Brandi Bass and Abbie Kusekoski, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2), at No. 2.
Greenfield (5-1) hosts Pioneer Valley Christian School on Wednesday.
Palmer 4, Frontier 1 — Frontier struggled without three starters and fell to Palmer High School, 4-1, in an independent girls’ tennis match Monday in Thorndike.
Ricky Fields won the only point for the Red Hawks, as he defeated Kayla Mastriani, 6-0, 6-3, at No. 1 singles.
Frontier (2-3) hosts Mohawk today at 3:30.
Belchertown 4, Turners 1 — Jack Stinson and Mike Sugrue picked up a three-set victory over Spencer Hubert and Alex Gheorghita at second doubles and Belchertown High School knocked off Turners Falls, 4-1, in independent boys’ tennis action Monday in Turners Falls.
The Orioles’ second doubles team earned a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory.
Tenzen Khenrab picked up the lone point for the Indians at third singles with a 6-7 (7-2), 6-1, 10-3 decision over Robbie Lewis.
Central 4, Greenfield 1 — Central High School used a sweep of singles to defeat Greenfield, 4-1, in independent boys’ tennis action Monday in Springfield.
Nick Brandl and Ben Westerman took the Green Wave’s lone point with a 7-5, 3-6 (10-6) win voer Colin Douglas and Tyler Crawford.
Greenfield (3-3) heads to Belchertown High School on Thursday.