Bulletin Board: Santiago, Lavin free-throw kings
Xavier Santiago and Tyler Lavin showed off their free-throw-shooting skills over the weekend.
The two area boys both won the western Massachusetts title for their age group during the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championships at St. Thomas Aquinas School in West Springfield.
The two boys represented Greenfield Council 133 after advancing through the area and then the district championships in previous weeks. Santiago hit 20 of 25 free throws to win the boys’ 12-year-old division. Lavin made 20 of 25 free throws to the win boys’ 13-year-old division.
Both boys advanced to the state championship on Saturday at Nichols College in Dudley.
Sunderland’s Megan Goodrow was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III National Academic Squad after her junior season at Elms College.
The former Frontier Regional School player was also named to the Scholars of Distinction. To be eligible for the National Academic Squad, the student-athletes must have a grade-point-average over 3.30 for the first semester, while to be eligible as a Scholar of Distinction, student-athletes must have a GPA of 3.90 or higher.
Evil Monkeys win
Rohan Edwards scored four goals and added two assists to lead FC Frontier Evil Monkeys to a 9-6 win over Hampshire United in a Under-11 Division boys’ indoor soccer game Tuesday at Allsport Arena in Northampton.
Jake Hanieski finished with two goals and one assist, while Dylan Martin chipped in one goal and one assist. Payton Sladeski scored once, Brady Burch tallied two assists, and Jake Whitney finished with one helper. Martin and Hanieski combined to make 25 saves in net, while Jesse Johansmeyer played well defensively.
The Greenfield Tumbling Tigers hosted a four-team gymnastics meet on Sunday that spanned multiple levels.
Level 1 — Hannah Phillips won the vault (9.4) and placed second on the bars (9.1) to help Greenfield to a second-place finish.
Level 2 — Svea Lawson won the vault (9.2), placed second on bars (8.0), floor (8.1) and all-around (33.65), and came in third on the beam in the age 7 division to help the Greenfield Level 2 team to a second place finish. Avi Rowland-Roth came in second on the vault (8.45) and beam (8.4), and placed third on the bars, floor and all-around. In the age 8 division, Sydney Scanlon placed second on the bars (8.5), Kiana Hoffman placed third on the beam and bars, and Olivia Vassar came in third on the vault. Zaday Fuentes placed second on the bars (8.6) and beam (8.65), and came in third all-around in the age 9 division. Eleanor Herbert came in third on the vault and bars, Aneesa Brewer placed third on the floor, and Rowan Kehrer placed second on the floor (8.7). In the age 10 division, Samantha Scanlon placed third on the beam, floor and all-around.
Level 3 — The Tigers took first place in the Level 3 meet with Hampshire placing second, and Westfield third. Addie Broady won the pole vault at ages 7 and 8 with a score of 9.45. Josie Cloutier finished second on the bars (8.3), beam (8.0) and floor (8.7) to finish second all-around (33.70). Ashley Taylor placed third on bars, Krista Uzdavinis came in third on beam, floor and all-around, and Cassie Cloutier tied for third on the vault along with Josie Cloutier.
In the age 9 division, Katie Adams won the bars (8.9), placed second on the vault (9.25) and came in third on the beam, floor and all-around. Brooke Thayer won the floor (9.0), and came in second on the bars (8.8) and all-around (34.85). Emma Paulin was tops on the vault (9.3) and all-around (35.4) and also placed second on the beam (8.4) and floor (8.9). In age 10 action, Kelci Lewandowski placed third on the vault and floor, while Olivia Simoneaux was third on bars, beam and all-around. In 11 and over action, Katia Usachev won the all-around (35.95) with wins on the vault (9.65), beam (8.85) and floor (9.15). Madison Sevarino tied for third on the floor.
Level 4 — Greenfield finished third as a team in Level 4 behind Hampshire and Westfield. In the ages 9 & 10 division, Zenani Himlin-Mayekiso finished second on the bars (8.0) and floor (8.5) to help her take third all-around. Allyson Unaitis tied teammate Maddie Janus for third on the beam, and Hillary Leeds came in second on the vault (8.2). At age 11, Cambrie Hamilton won the bars (8.65), Ruthie Davis took third on the vault, and Kathryn Mason placed second on the bars (8.55) and third on the floor.
Level 5 — Sydney Unaitis won the vault (8.4) and floor (9.0), and placed second on the bars (7.6) and all-around (33.50) at Level 5 but no team score was reported. Amber Taylor finished second on the beam (8.8), and third on the vault, bars, floor and all-around.
XCEL SILVER — Greenfield won the XCEL SILVER division ahead of Hampshire. In the 10 and 11-year-old diviison, Jalen Sullivan won the vault (8.5), placed second on the bars (8.5) and the all-around (33.50), and took third on the floor. Hailey Tsatos won the beam (8.65) and the floor (9.0), while Emily Ryan placed second on the vault (7.8). Shelby Jordan came in second on the floor (8.6) and took third on the vault, bars, beam and all-around. At age 12, Kathryn Hioe placed second on both the vault (8.0) and the floor (8.9), and took third on the bars, beam and all-around.
In the 13-year-old division, Chelsea Mass on the floor (9.0) and the all-around (34.70), while placing third on the vault, bars and beam. Karma Phillips won the vault (9.1) and beam (8.7), and Jordan Lamere came in second on the vault (8.5) and floor (8.7), and third on the bars and all-around. Cynthia Roy-Clark won the bars (9.05) and came in second on the beam (8.6) and all-around (34.25). She also tied teammate Anna Huggett for third on the floor.
XCEL GOLD — Emily Keyes placed second on the vault (8.7), and Fiona Ferry came in third on the vault and the floor.
Level 8 — Kayla Hamer won the vault (9.1), floor (9.0) and all-around (33.35), while placing third on the bars and the beam for Greenfield, while Erin Laffond won the bars (8.25) and took third on the vault, floor and all-around. Heidi Leeds won the beam (8.2) and came in second on the vault (8.5), bars (8.2) and all-around (32.60).
Level 9 — Courtney Kimball won the bars (7.0) and all-around (29.5), placed second on the vault (8.5) and the floor (7.4), and came in third on the beam.