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Bulletin Board: 4 Rivers wins Ultimate Tourney

  • Four Rivers ultimate player Jack Conant rips down the disc during the Otters' 11-5 victory over Newton North High School in the title game of the Northfield Mount Hermon School Tournament over the weekend in Gill.<br/>Submitted photo

    Four Rivers ultimate player Jack Conant rips down the disc during the Otters' 11-5 victory over Newton North High School in the title game of the Northfield Mount Hermon School Tournament over the weekend in Gill.
    Submitted photo

  • Four Rivers ultimate player Sullivan Fraser prepares to make a pass to a teammate as the Otters went 5-0 and won the Northfield Mount Hermon School tournament over the weekend in Gill.

    Four Rivers ultimate player Sullivan Fraser prepares to make a pass to a teammate as the Otters went 5-0 and won the Northfield Mount Hermon School tournament over the weekend in Gill.

  • Four Rivers ultimate player Jack Conant rips down the disc during the Otters' 11-5 victory over Newton North High School in the title game of the Northfield Mount Hermon School Tournament over the weekend in Gill.<br/>Submitted photo
  • Four Rivers ultimate player Sullivan Fraser prepares to make a pass to a teammate as the Otters went 5-0 and won the Northfield Mount Hermon School tournament over the weekend in Gill.

The Four Rivers Charter School boys’ ultimate team continued what may be the best season in the program’s history over the weekend as it won the Northfield Mount Hermon School Ultimate Tournament.

The Otters (10-0 overall) went 5-0 on the weekend to win the tournament for the first time ever. Four Rivers opened the weekend with a 11-3 victory over Pioneer Valley Regional School and then knocked off Deerfield Academy, 11-6. That put Four Rivers into the quarterfinals where it took on Longmeadow High School, and Kai Sweitzer scored the first three goals of the game to help Four Rivers to a 11-6 victory. Sweitzer played well all-around in the win, while Chandler Thoma scored the final three goals of the game.

Four Rivers took on host NMH in the semifinals and Jack Conant had a big performance in the middle of the field to help the Otters to an 11-5 win that sent them into the championship game against Newton North High School. In the title game, Thoma figured in on nine of the Otters’ 11 goals as Four Rivers won the championship with an 11-5 victory over Newton North. Sullivan Fraser was very steady for the Otters all game and finished with just one turnover.

NMH takes on Amherst Regional High School on Wednesday before heading to the prestigious Amherst Invitational Tournament this weekend.

Colleges

Lacrosse

The No. 11 UMass women’s lacrosse team finished off the regular season with a 16-8 Atlantic 10 victory over Duquesne Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh.

UMass finished the regular season 16-1 overall and posted a 7-0 record in A-10 play to earn the top seed in the upcoming A-10 tournament.

The Minutewomen took a 3-0 lead in the opening 10 minutes and then scored four straight late in the first half to take a 8-2 lead.

The A-10 Championship will take place Friday and Sunday in Richmond, Va.

Preps

Lacrosse

Luke Leyden scored twice on Saturday but Northfield Mount Hermon School suffered a 13-3 setback to Taft School in a boys’ prep lacrosse match Saturday in Watertown, Conn.

Peter-Owen Hayward added one goal in the loss.

Softball

Courtney Moriarty went 2-for-3 with a double, but NMH suffered a 20-0 loss to Westminster School in a prep softball game at Crossley Field in Gill.

NMH is now 4-4 on the season.

Golf

Country Club

Jason Kelton, Scott Lyman, Matt Pitoniak and Bob Wolanske shot a 132 to win the ABCD Tournament at the Country Club of Greenfield on Sunday.

Patrick Varner, Dick Golosh, Jeremiah Bayer and Sue Welenc tied Nate Luippold, Steve Lovett, Joe Viadero and Stanley Sadowski for second place with a 135. Matt Eaton, Jim McHugh, Kevin O’Connell and Paul Dahowski took fourth with a 137, John Walker, Doug Welenc, Dick Nicoll and Mike Larabee finished fifth at 138, and Alex Siano, Dave McDonald, Doug Muehlberg and Mary McNally came in sixth at 139.

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