Bulletin Board: Ryan leaves Jaguars
After 26 years on the job, Colrain’s Mike Ryan has retired from his position as head athletic trainer of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Ryan, 48, informed the team that he intends to explore other options and his last day will be February 7.
“I’m leaving to chase new dreams,” said Ryan, a fitness buff whose high school mentor was Mohawk Trail Regional High School track coach Connie Putnam. “It wasn’t a move I took lightly.”
Ryan’s ascent into the NFL training room began with an internship with the New York Giants shortly after he graduated from Central Connecticut State University. He was subsequently hired full-time by the Giants, and in 1994 became the Jaguar’s head trainer and physical therapist.
He said he will now focus on personal training, private consultation and public speaking.
Northfield Mount Hermon School played what coach John Carroll called its “best game of the season,” jumping all over Kimball Union Academy early and going on to take a 80-51 victory during the Hall of Fame Tournament at Springfield College on Sunday.
The game featured two top teams, as NMH now stands at 13-2, KU 11-2.
Jackson Donahue finished with 26 points and six rebounds for NMH, Josh Sharma netted 13 points, and Aaron Falzon finished with 11 points and nine rebounds. Daquon Ervin recorded 10 points, nine assists and six steals, and AJ Brodeur finished with 10 points and seven rebounds.
• On Saturday, Sharma scored a team-high 18 points as NMH knocked off Brimmer & May, 69-48, during the BABC Prep Classic in Boston.
Ervin added 11 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and five steals for the Hoggers, while Falzon chipped in 11 points and nine rebounds.
• In girls’ action, Buckingham, Browne & Nichols came back from a 10-point, second-half deficit to nip NMH, 51-46, in a girls’ prep hoop game Saturday in Cambridge.
NMH led 27-22 at halftime and upped the lead to 10 in the second half but BB & N took advantage of their size by getting some easy hoops in the low post and then hit their free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
Jackie Dallier led NMH (8-4) with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Vanessa Udoji contributed 12 points, and Ruthann Zientek chipped in 11.
Taft School scored three times in the first six minutes of the third period to pull away from NMH for a 5-3 boys’ prep hockey victory Sunday in Watertown, Conn.
NMH led 3-2 after two periods.
• On Saturday, Jordan Dow scored a pair of goals as NMH knocked off Lawrenceville (N.J.) School, 6-1, at McCollum Arena in Gill.
Ben Freeman, Spencer Manchuck and Brandon Palacio each added one goal in the win. Kyle Redmond finished with 17 saves in net.
Cassidhe Wozniak scored two goals Sunday as Franklin County Hockey Association Gilmore & Farrell Insurance Warriors played to a 3-3 draw against the Westfield Junior Bombers in a Greater Springfield League Bantam Division hockey game at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.
Ethan LaFleur added a goal for FCHA. Jacob Bailey recorded two assists and Christopher Urgiel added one helper. Dalton Rice made 23 saves.
• On Saturday, Bailey scored twice to help Gilmore & Farrell to a 6-2 win over Holy Name Stars at the Olympia Ice Rink in West Springfield.
Alex Malinowski finished with two goals in the win. LaFleur and Wozniak each collected one goal and one assist. Mason Whiteman, Miles Hiler and Tierney Roche each added one assist. Rice made 25 saves.
Maggie Roche and Adam Savoy each scored twice Sunday and FCHA Dillon Chevrolet knocked off Holy Name Black, 7-1, in a GSL Peewee Division hockey game in Greenfield.
Tucker Malinowski, Jacob Smith and Skyler Dodge added one goal apiece. Mackenna Whiteman, Mike McGoldrick and Savoy had one assist each.
Nick French, Hunter Lemelin, Brian Murphy, Steve Parkinson, Malinowski and McGoldrick each played well defensively in front of Riley Drew, who finished with 19 saves.
Trevor Kuchieski scored three times Saturday but FCHA South Deerfield Polish Club suffered a 16-6 loss to Ludlow Black in a GSL Mite Division youth hockey game in West Springfield.
Brady Booska, Matt Lavoine and Devin Niles each scored once apiece.
Frontier 5/6 drub Westfield
Gabe Jones-Thomson scored 12 points as Frontier defeated Westfield, 70-18, in a grades 5/6 Suburban League boys’ basketball game Sunday at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield.
Bennett Pitcher added 10 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four blocked shots for Frontier (11-0), while Nacir Barnes and Owen Walkowicz each netted 8 points apiece. Brett Robinson dumped in 7 points, and Jared Vielmetti-Perusse, Corbin Blight, Zack Young and Sam Felton-Emrick collected 4 points apiece.
Brendon Emond scored 16 points Sunday and The EDGE defeated Easthampton, 56-35, in a grades 7 & 8 SL boys’ basketball game in Northfield.
Bryce Dobosz added 15 points in the win.
Rohan Edwards scored seven times over the weekend as the Frontier Evil Monkeys knocked off the Northampton Blue Devils, 12-5, in a Under-11 boys’ indoor soccer game at Allsport in Northampton.
Dylan Martin finished with three goals and three assists, and Jake Whitney added two goals. Brady Burch collected two assists, Payton Sladeski finished with one assist, and Jake Hanieski and Jesse Johansmeyer combined to make 27 saves.