Devine, Panthers cruise past Indians
Pioneer Sarah Kaczenski lets fly the javvelin on thursday vs TF. Recorder/Paul Franz
Pioneer 7th grader Audrey Corrigan leads on the two mile run vs TF on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz
Danielle Devine of Pioneer clear the bar to win the high jump vs TF on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz
Danielle Devine continued her solid start to the season with three event victories to lead Pioneer Valley Regional School to a 112-32 victory over Turners Falls High School in Franklin County League girls’ track and field action Thursday in Northfield.
Devine cleared 5 feet, 2 inches to win the high jump, followed that up with a distance of 31-6 to win the triple jump and also won the 100 meters in 15.2 seconds.
Savannah Sojka was also a multiple event winner, as she took the shot put (31-101/2) and discus (101-4), while Sarah Kaczenski captured the javelin (81-3) and ran a leg of the winning 4x400 relay team.
Lauren Grimard won a pair of events for the Indians, as she earned firsts in the long junp (13-83/4) and 100-meter high hurdles (19.0).
FC Tech 24, Putnam 16 — Franklin County Technical School erupted for 12 runs in the fourth inning and added five insurance runs in the seventh to beat Putnam Vocational High School, 24-16, in a Tri-County League softball slugfest Thursday at Blunt Park in Springfield.
The Eagles had five hits, including Sam Scopa’s two-run single, and took advantage of four Beaver error in the fourth to take the lead for good at 15-10.
Rachel Shearer then roped a three-run homer and Nicole Valeski added a solo shot in the seventh.
Mackenzie Coburn finished with four hits and one RBI. Brooke Meuse collected three hits and a team-high six RBIs, while Scopa also homered and drove in three runs.
Shearer fanned eight, walked seven and allowed eight hits in the complete-game win.
Franklin Tech goes to Marshall Roy in Springfield to face Renaissance School on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Athol 7, Murdock 1 — Athol High School defeated Murdock High School, 7-1, in an independent softball tilt Thursday afternoon in Winchendon.
Olivia Smith doubled and tripled for the Red Raiders, knocking in a run. Kiki Guerin had a two-hit game and drove in three, while Liz Arpide, Jordan Carey and Lexi Hamlett each had a hit and an RBI.
Jessica Soucie pitched a complete game five-hitter, recording eight strikeouts while walking only four.
Pioneer 43, Dean Tech 0 — Kelly Sweeney and Erin Bertrand combined on a no-hitter as Pioneer Valley Regional School rolled to a five-inning, 43-0 independent softball win over Dean Technical High School on Thursday in Holyoke.
Logan Anderson and Gabby Carpenter each tripled for the Panthers.
Turners 4, Sabis 1 — Turners Falls High School won every contested match as it downed Sabis International Charter School, 4-1, in a Tri-County League boys’ tennis match on Thursday at the Bourdeau Complex in Turners Falls.
In singles matches, Dennis Gheorghita bested Collin Girard, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4), at No. 1, and Sam Danford outlasted Joe McDonald, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3, at No. 2.
In doubles, Alex Gheorghita and Spencer Hubert defeated Nathan Reed and Taariq Woods, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 1, and Avery Palmer and Jonathan Kagle whitewashed Zach Thomas and Robert Leblanc, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 2.
Greenfield 5, Renaissance 0 — Greenfield High School had little problem remaining unbeaten as it cruised past Rrenaissance, 5-0, in a Tri-County League boys’ tennis match Thursday in Springfield.
The Green Wave (3-0 overall, 2-0 TCL) lost just four games in the singles matches. Paris Felogloy defeated Wayne Farrell 6-1, 6-1, at No. 1, George Felogloy upended Zach Johnson, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 2, and Patrick Crowningshield blanked Jacob Brunelle, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 3.
Brayten Stack and Stefan Walker bested Anthony Nascendeni and Mortberto Marrero, 6-2, 6-2, at first doubles, and Nick Brandl and Ben Westerman downed Brandon Stewart and Michola Godding, 6-0, 6-1, at second doubles.
Northampton 8, Four Rivers 7 — Northampton scored the tie-breaking point after a 21-minute stalemate to beat Four Rivers Charter School, 8-7, in a girls’ ultimate contest Thursday in Greenfield.
Renna Earp and Lea Sweeney played well for FRCS.