Bulletin board: Turners Falls hockey fundraiser on May 3
The Turners Falls High School hockey team is holding its 11th annual fundraising event on May 3 at the French King Entertainment Center.
The event is a comedy ESP/Hypnosis show starring Bruce James. There will be pasta stations provided by Myers Catering and tickets are $30 per person.
The show is for ages 18 and up, and reservations should be made for groups of eight or more. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show is at 9. There will also be raffle drawings for Bruins, Red Sox and Patriots items as well as other items.
For tickets or more information contact Don Mailloux (423-3810 or 834-1524), the French King Entertainment Center (423-3047), Misty Lyons at Freedom Credit Union (505-5786) or Scotty’s Convenience Store (863-9634).
The Montague Parks & Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its Tee Ball program.
The program is available for children ages 4 to 6 and is held on Saturday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 from April 26 until June 7. Cost is $35 for residents of Montague and $40 for non-residents. Children must be at least 4 years old before the start date of the program and proof of age will be required at the time of registration.
For more information and to receive a spring programs brochure call the Parks & Rec Department at 863-3216 or go to www.montague.net.
The Greenfield YMCA Tumbling Tigers competed in the 2014 Massachusetts and New Hampshire State Gymnastics Championships over the weekend at the Goffstown Allard Center YMCA in Goffstown, N.H.
The championships consisted of 15 teams and over 300 gymnasts and the Greenfield Level 8 team had the best finish of the local with a fourth-place showing.
Kayla Hamer is the age 14 & 15 division state champion on the vault with a score of 9.0. She also placed third on the bars (7.7) and finished in the top 10 on the beam, floor and all-around. Heidi Leeds finished second on the bars with a score of 7.95 and finished in the top 10 on the beam and floor. In the age 16 division, Nora Roscoe came in third on both the vault (8.45) and the floor (9.0). In the age 13 & under division, Erin Laffond placed fourth on the beam at 8.0.
The Level 3 team finished in the top eight overall. In the 12 & over division, Keltyn Socquet placed second on the vault (9.625) and third on the bars (8.15), while Madison Sevarino came in second on the bars (8.2) and fourth on the vault (9.45). In the 11-year-old division, Katia Usachev finished in the top 10 on the vault, bars, beam and all-around. Emma Paulin had a strong showing in the 9-year-old division with a third place finish on the floor (9.45) and top 10 finishes on the vault, beam and all-around. Brooke Thayer placed in the top 10 on the floor, and Rory Cronen-Townsend placed in the top 10 on the vault. In the 7 & under division, Krista Uzdavinis placed third on the floor with a 8.65.
The Xcel Silver team finished in the top 10 overall. Karma Phillips is the state champion on the beam in the 13 & over division with a score of 9.4. Phillips had a huge day for Greenfield with a second place showing on the vault with a score of 8.95, and a fourth place finish all-around with a 35.25. Greenfield had a number of girls finish well in the division as Chelsea Mass actually finished just in front of Phillips all-around with a third place score of 35.575 that was helped out by her third place finish on the vault (8.85) and her fourth place showing on the beam (9.2). Anna Huggett finished fourth on the floor (8.7), and Jordan Lamere came in fourth on the vault (8.6). In the 11 & 12 division, Jalen Sullivan placed in the top 10 on the vault.
The Xcel Gold team saw Emily Keyes finish fifth on the vault, and Fiona Ferry place in the top 10 on the beam and floor.
The Level 4 team finished in the top 10 overall as Allyson Unaitis, Kathryn Mason, Ruthie Davis, Hillary Leeds, Cambrie Hamilton and Zenani Himlin-Mayekiso each had top 10 finishes on the day. In Level 5 competition, Sydney Unaitis placed in the top 10 on the beam.
Locals at US championships
Six local figure skaters who train under director Suzanne McCaughtry in the Western Mass. Figure Skating Club at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield competed at the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Adult Championships over four days in Hyannis and brought back seven medals including a pair of golds.
Linda Lopatka of Sunderland won a pair of gold medals as she won both the Bronze Ladies FS 5 competition and the Bronze Dramatic Skate 5 competition. Ruth Morse of Hadley won a pair of silver medals and a pewter (fourth) medal. Morse came in second behind Lopatka in both the events that Lopatka won, and Morse also finished fourth in the Bronze Light Entertainment 5 competition. Dee McWilliams of North Amherst brought home a bronze medal for her third place finish in the Bronze Dramatic Skate. She also took fifth in the Bronze Light Entertainment competition. Nancie Schwartz Angell of Brattleboro, Vt., was the final medalist with her pewter medal for finishing fourth in the Bronze Dramatic Skate. She also took sixth in the Bronze Light Entertainment.
Linda Taylor of Ashfield finished eighth overall in the Bronze Ladies 5 Freestyle, and came in 12th in the Bronze Light Entertainment. Kathy Roberts-Snedeker of Gill finished 14th in the Bronze Ladies 3 Freestyle.
Frontier 10s unbeaten
Dylan Martin scored once on Sunday and Frontier earned a 1-1 tie against Chicopee in a Pioneer Valley Junior Soccer League Under-10 division boys’ game in Chicopee.
Dylan Robinson played solid defensively in front of the goaltending tandem of Jake Hanieski (nine saves) and Martin (four saves).
• On Saturday, Rohan Edwards scored on an assist from Martin and Frontier defeated Holy Cross, 1-0, in Springfield.
Martin and Hanieski combined for 17 saves for the shutout, while Luke Hrinda and Cameron Wrisley had strong defensive performances.
Frontier 9s win
Devin Niles and Quinn McNutt each scored twice on Saturday to lead Frontier to a 7-2 win over Hampshire United in a PVJSL Under-9 division soccer game at Sunderland Elementary School.
Shane Prusak, Matt Lavoine and Dashiell Polson-Filas each provided one goal for Frontier, which is comprised of players that qualify to play in the Under-8 division but moved up to Under-9 after dominating the Under-8 division in the fall.
DRIVE AAU results
The DRIVE Hoops AAU basketball program sent seven teams to the Springfield Trailblazer Spring Classic in Springfield over the weekend. Here’s a look at how each team fared:
• The 17 & 18 team went 3-1 and defeated CMAC, 67-48, in the title game to win the championship. The club also knocked off the Springfield Trailblazers (59-45) and North Quabbin (61-40), while losing to CMAC (55-50) earlier in the tournament. Ryan Roberst scored 26 points in the championship game and averaged 13 points per game over the four games to lead the team, while Tim Hoar averaged 12 points per game.
• The 16 & under team went 2-1 on the tournament with wins over the MA Crusaders (60-31) and the Mass Hoops Jaguars (61-54). DRIVE lost to the CT Kings, 59-42. Jalen Sanders led the team with 14 points per game, and Spencer Butterfield added 11 per game.
• The 15 & under team also went 2-1 with wins over CT Defenders (55-50) and West Side (69-62), and a loss to Wins 4 Life (63-50). Kevin Mendez led the team with 13 points per game, and Jackson Pitcher added 11 points per game.
• In 14 & under action, DRIVE went 2-1, besting Team Power House (51-41) and CT Defenders (48-44), but falling to Wins 4 Life (38-37). Jon Morrison finished with 16 points per game for DRIVE, and Adam Yahman added 11 points per game.
• The 13 & 14 team went 1-2 with a 60-35 win over the Buckeyes, and losses to Wins 4 Life (58-32) and Mass Hoops Jaguars (47-46). Bennett Pitcher and Brandyn Robinson each scored 8 points per game for DRIVE.
• The 12 & 13 team also finished 1-2 on the weekend with a 32-27 win over Roosevelt PAL, but losses to both West Side (37-23) and Mass Fusion (45-34). Gabe Jones-Thomson netted 8 points per game, and Anthony Peterson added 7 points per game.
• The ages 11 & 12 team went 0-3 with losses to Team Mass (39-37), Wins 4 Life (51-30) and Enfield Breakers (49-40). Andrew Ciaglo finished with 11 points per game, and Cole Boisvert added 7 points per game.