NMH girls fall in finals of Rivers tourney
Vanessa Udoji scored 18 points on Saturday but Northfield Mount Hermon School suffered a 66-50 loss to Rivers School in the championship game of the Rivers School Holiday Tournament in girls’ prep basketball action in Weston.
Ruthan Zientek added 14 points in the loss. Both Zientek and Udoji were named to the All-Tournament team.
• Earlier in the tournament, Udoji netted 18 points and NMH defeated Phillips Andover Academy, 50-34.
Zientek added 11 points in the win.
• In the tournament opener, Opaul Morris paced NMH with 16 points and NMH edged Taft School, 49-45.
Tayler White netted 9 points in the win.
NMH defeated Taft School, 3-2, Sunday afternoon to take third place in the Lawrenceville (N.J.) School Christmas Tournament.
On Saturday, the Hoggers were relegated to the loser’s bracket with a 1-0 loss to Choate Rosemary Hall. NMH rebounded to make the consolation finals with a 4-4 tie over Upper Canada College.
Natalie Denkiewicz scored three times on Saturday to lead the Frontier FireCrackers to the Under-12 Division girls’ championship with a 8-3 win over FC Massachusetts of Amherst in the title game at Allsport in Northampton.
Meghan Self scored twice in the win, while Jessica Wrisley had one goal and two assists. Kathryn Hioe and Grace Wesoloski each scored once, Riley Glenowicz added two helpers, and Denkiewicz, Tori Hamilton-Speth and Samantha Meunier each had one assist. Denkiewicz, Wesoloski and Wrisley each played well in goal.
Alexa Kassis, Cassidy Bardwell, Jalen Sullivan and Hamilton-Speth all played well on defense.
Brady Burch and Rohan Edwards each scored once on Saturday but the Frontier Evil Monkeys fell to Hampshire United, 3-2, in a Under-11 Division playoff game at Allsport in Northampton.
Dylan Martin had a monster game in net with 47 saves in the loss.
Frontier CYO splits
Olivia Deane had 6 points and Tori Hamilton-Speth and Kate Hickey each scored 4 Sunday as the Frontier grades 5 & 6 CYO girls’ basketball team edged St. Francis of Belchertown, 14-9, in South Deerfield.
Hunter Keller and Jessica Wrisley played well defensively for Frontier.
• On Saturday, Frontier dropped a 16-12 decision to Saint Mary Academy in Longmeadow. Deane led Frontier with 6 points, Keller had 4 and Marie Diemand added 2. Amelia Sobieski and Diemand led the team defensively in the loss.
Frontier 5/6 sweeps
Bennett Pitcher scored 16 points and added10 rebounds to lead Frontier to a 45-15 win over Southampton in a Suburban League grades 5 & 6 boys’ basketball game Sunday at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield.
Gabe Jones-Thomson finished with 10 points and 10 boards in the win, and Nacir Barnes added 5 points. Matt Como and Owen Walkowicz each added 4 points.
• On Saturday, Pitcher netted 16 points and five rebounds to lead Frontier to a 55-33 win over Belchertown in Belchertown.
Jones-Thomson collected 8 points and three assists, Zack Young finished with 6 points and six rebounds, and Andy Pelc and Brett Robinson each had 5 points.
Frontier 7/8 split
Noah Graves netted 10 points on Sunday and Frontier dumped Southampton, 58-35, in a SL grades 7 & 8 boys’ basketball game in South Deerfield.
Ben Litskoski collected 9 points and 11 rebounds in the win, and Brandyn Robinson added 8 points and two assists. Aaron Landry, Ben Arnold and Alex Sharp each finished with 6 points.
• On Saturday, Litskoski finished with 17 points and nine boards but Frontier suffered a 70-50 loss to Belchertown in Belchertown.
Graves and Sharp scored 7 points apiece, while Landry and Joel Farrick added 6 points each.
Turners Falls 5/6 wins two
Anthony Peterson scored 12 points on Sunday and Turners Falls defeated The EDGE, 41-30, in a SL grades 5 & 6 boys’ basketball game.
Marcus Sanders netted 10 points in the win, and Colby Mailloux added 5 points.
Troy Emond led The EDGE 10 points, and Jared Hubbard added 7 points.
• On Saturday, Sanders scored 10 points and Turners Falls clubbed Gateway, 51-19.
Max Leh scored 8 points in the victory, and Jacob Sak added 6.
Kyle Barnes and Chloe Cutting each scored twice on Sunday to lead the Franklin County Hockey Association Dr. Collura Chompers to a 5-0 win over Ludlow in a Greater Springfield League Squirt B Division hockey game at Smead Arena in Springfield.
Hunter Haughey added one goal in the win. Barnes and Jillian Hopkins each had one assist. Trevor Parkinson made eight saves to register the shutout. Dylan Mahar and Cooper Barton each played well defensively.
Chevys win two
Tucker Malinowski and Adam Savoy each had one goal and one assist to lead FCHA Dillon Chevrolet to a 5-1 win over Amherst in a GSL Peewee Division game at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.
Steve Parkinson, Jacob Smith and Mike McGoldrick each collected one goal for Dillon’s, while Skyler Dodge, Mackenna Whiteman and Cameron Rice had one assist apiece. Riley Drew finished with 13 saves in goal.
• On Saturday, Dillon’s headed to the Olympia in West Springfield where it earned a 3-1 win over Holy Name Green.
McGoldrick, Smith and Rice each had one goal in the win. Kyle Devlin picked up an assist, and Drew made 36 saves.
Jayson Smith scored five goals, and Shane Prusak added three to lead FCHA Mite North to a 13-12 win over Westfield in a GSL Mite Division game Saturday at the Olympia in West Springfield.
Devin Niles scored twice in the win, while Eathan Bryant, Trevor Kuchieski and Braeden Killeen each had one goal. Matt Lavoine played well in net.
IAS Men’s results
KJ Walsh threw five touchdown passes on Friday to lead the Hu-Ke-Lau to a 37-6 win over the Giants in an Indoor Action Sports Touch Football League game in Greenfield.
Justin Gillette caught three touchdowns in the win.
Eddie Almodovar returned an interception for the lone Giants’ score.
• In other action, Aaron Flythe threw four touchdowns as the Chiefs beat Bucs Nation, 27-8.
Dee Block and Travis Poole each caught two touchdowns for the Chiefs. Marquis Eberhart caught a touchdown pass from Eric Gaboury in the loss.
• Meanwhile, Ralphie Rivera threw for three touchdowns including a pair to Julio Rivera as Dope Boyz dumped Travel Kuz, 26-8.
Dan Johnson scored the lone touchdown in the loss.
• Finally, Pat Viencek threw four touchdowns and Cruise and Travel edged Max Cap Titans, 26-18.
Adam Bastarache preserved the win with two interceptions for C & T.
Corey Meckling ran in one touchdown and passed for two more in the loss.
Catherine Bezio won two events in girls’ 9-10 division swimming and the Montague Bluefish defeated the South Hadley Swords, 218-142, in a Pioneer Valley Swim League meet at South Hadley Middle School.
The Bluefish have competed in the PVSL for three years and had never previously defeated the Swords.
Bezio won the 100 yard individual medley in 1 minute, 45.16 seconds and also won the 50 breast in 53.68. Charlotte Doulette added a win in the 50 free (36.02) and a second place in the 100 free, while Justice Alexander won the 100 free (1:24.26) and took second in the 50 butterfly. Paige Loughman tied teammate Jillian Scott for first in the 50 back (49.40) and Loughman also took second in the 50 free. Veda Ruth Harvey-Ahmai won the 50 fly (44.43), Abigayle Heathwaite came in second in the 100 IM, and Victoria Malcolm finished third in the 50 breast. In boys’ 9-10 action, Rowan McKeon won both the 50 free (39.95) and the 100 free (1:31.87), while Ryan Gleason won the 50 back (1:07.15) and took second in the 50 free.
In girls’ 8 & under action, Lucia Doulette won the 25 breast (30.79) and took second in the 50 free, and Ainslee Flynn won the 100 IM (2:07.30) and finished second in the 25 butterfly. Sadie Rowan came in second in both the 25 free and 25 back, and Hazel Reeder placed second in the 100 IM and third in the 25 fly. Taryn McDonough added a third in the 25 breast. In boys’ 8 & under action, Henry Ryan-Stephenson won the 25 free (20.77) and the 50 free (47.99).
Olivia Whittier won the 100 free (1:12.26) and the 50 free (32.32) in the girls’ 11-12 division, and Karlie Porter won the 200 free (2:45.12) and the 50 fly (40.49). Jade Tyler won the 50 back (39.56) and took second in the 200, Karissa Olson came in second in the 200 free and placed third in the 100 free, and Lily VanBaaren took second in the 50 breast. Allison Wheeler came in third in the 50 fly and the 50 back, and Skyler Cohen came in third in the 50 breast.
In boys’ 11-12 action, Cameron Bradley won the 200 IM (2:57.77) and the 50 fly (34.28), and Jason Albanese won the 50 free (33.72) and the 100 free (1:17.07). Riley Porter won the 50 breast (45.09) and came in second in the 200 IM, and Eric Albanese won the 50 back (43.18) and came in second in the 200 free. Jiro Roma came in second in the 50 breast and third in the 200 free, and Zach Sibley came in second in the 50 free and the 50 back.
Rylie Hager-Stone won the 50 free (28.39) and the 100 free (1:04.44) in girls’ 13-14 action, and Nick Dragicevich won the 200 free (2:49.21) and the 100 breast (1:30.36) in boys’ 13-14 action.
In girls’ 15-18 action, Chloe Nunn won the 200 IM (2:51.75) and the 100 free (1:08.33), and Lizz Saulnier won the 100 breast (1:32.22) and the 50 free (30.05).