Elwell, Wave ice Eagles, 4-1
Greenfield High School’s Jake Elwell, who recorded his 100th career point Saturday, sent a message Wednesday night when Greenfield High School visited Easthampton High School in Fay-Wright League hockey action: he’s not done quite yet.
Elwell recorded a hat trick as the Green Wave brought home a 4-1 victory. His first of the night opened the scoring with 10:54 remaining in the first period, on an assist from Jack Richardson. The score remained 1-0 until the 1:35 mark of the second, when the Wave’s Jordan York-Welcome put an unassisted goal past Easthampton goalie Sean Rose, and Greenfield (6-1-2 overall, 5-1- FWL) took the two-goal lead into the locker room.
“It was a closer game than the score would indicate,” said Green Wave head coach Mike Duclos. “Easthampton controlled play early, and it was a very physical game for both teams. We got fortunate on a couple of blocked shots that ended up going the other way and turned into goals for us. It was a game that could have gone either way, and it’s always good when it goes yours.”
Easthampton (4-3-0, 4-3-0 FWL) cut the lead to 2-1 2:08 into the third on an unassisted goal by the Eagles’ Alex Zadworny. The teams battled over the next 10 minutes, with neither being able to find the back of the net. That all changed with 2:18 remaining in the contest, when Elwell beat Rose on an unassisted smash for the 3-1 advantage. Elwell completed the hat trick with just 24 seconds remaining on an empty-netter assisted by York-Welcome.
Greenfield goaltender Barrett Rogaleski turned back 26 of 27 Easthampton shots.
FC Tech 60, Gateway 18 — Franklin County Technical School took a 60-18 win over Gateway Regional High School in a Suburban league wrestling contest Wednesday night in Turners Falls.
At 106, Tech’s Mackenzie Coburn took down Logan Symmons with a pin at 4:59. RJ Hubert won at 113 with a pin over Gateway’s Brandon Daniels (1:48). The Eagles’ Brett Bean pinned th Gators’ Kyle Bessette (4:12).
Tech was awarded six matches via forfeit, in classes 160 through 285.
Frontier 51, Belchertown 18 — In a dual meet that featured just three contested matches, Frontier Regional School traveled to Belchertown High School, took all three and brought home a 51-18 win.
At 132, Spencer Telega pinned Ethan Sousa at 1:11. Jake Arnold pinned Casey Beaudry at 145 (2:48), and Kirby Compton took a 9-8 decision over Caleb Holmes.
All other classes were decided by forefeit, with the Red Hawks having the edge.
Granby 54, Mahar 30 — Mahar Regional School, competing in its inaugural varsity wrestling season, travelled to Granby High School in an independent dual match Wednesday night. While Mahar dropped the contest to the Suburban League’s Rams, Red Raider head coach John Speak was pleased with the way his team wrestled.
“We came into a tough environment and wrestled well tonight,” said Speak. “Two our four best wrestlers are out, but we continue to show improvement. I’m proud of my team tonight.”
At 106, Mahar’s Miller Richardson pinned the Rams’ Aston Sexton in 1:13. The Senators’ Zach Dugay took down Granby’s Phil Roberts at 138 (2:23). Mahar’s Isaac Fortner took 182 with a pin over Nick Roberts (1:16). Gabe Marcoux won at 220 with a pin over Kyle Gilbert (3:15).
Dan Bordner and Natasha Olanyk each had record-setting nights during meet 3 of the 2013-14 PVIAC indoor track season Tuesday at Smith College in Northampton.
Olanyk broke the school record at Mohawk Trail Regional High School in the 600-meter run to help the Warriors to a 84-6 win over Cathedral High School. Mohawk also defeated Athol High School, 79-15. The junior finished first in the event with a time of 1 minute, 39.34 seconds. Teammate Kesheal Henderson won the 300 in 45.03 seconds, and finished second in the shot put in 31 feet, 11.25 inches. Ashley Pierce was just behind Henderson in the shot with a distance of 29-1.75. Warrior runners Juliette Shean (12:35.36) and Megan Davis (12:37.60) finished third and fourth respectively in the 2-mile race.
Tiffaney Tenney had a pair of top-three finishes for Mahar Regional School during the Senators’ 52-43 victory over Pioneer Valley Regional School.
Tenney took second in the 55-meter dash in 7.87 seconds, and finished third in the 300 in 44.17.
Pioneer earned a split with an 85-5 victory over Greenfield High School.
Danielle Devine placed in the top three in a pair of events, taking second in the high jump at 4-11, and third in the long jump at 14-6.75. Savannah Sojka won the shot put for the Panthers with a distance of 29-3.5.
• On the boys’ side, Bordner broke his own Pioneer boys’ school record in the high jump but the Panthers dropped a pair of team meets with losses to Greenfield (67.5-27.5) and Mahar (75-20).
Bordner finished second overall in the high jump with a height of 6 feet, 3 inches.
Leo Jillson took second in the shot put in 38-8.5 to help Mahar, and Russell Grasso placed third in the event in 36-7.5. Zabien Shaw came in second in the 2-mile in 10:25.65.
Josh Rode had a pair of top three finishes for Mohawk during wins over Athol (61-28) and Cathedral (66-27).
Rode came in second in the 600 in 1:29.46, and third in the 1,000 in 2:47.99. Leroy Page earned a win in the shot put with a distance of 43-11.
Jamie Posk paced Athol with a fourth place time of 1:34.68 in the 600.