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Bulletin Board: Pipione’s moves to finals

Andy Craver belted a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning as Pipione’s Sport Shop punched its ticket to the Newt Guilbault Community League best-of-three championship series with a 12-6 win over Booska’s Flooring in Game 3 of their best-of-three semifinal series Saturday at Campbell Field in Turners Falls.

Fourth-seeded Booska’s captured Game 1 over the top seeds but Pip’s came back to win the next two and advanced to set up a rematch of last season’s title series, which will once again pit them against Greenfield Savings Bank. Pipione’s will look to avenge last season’s loss beginning tonight at 5:30.

Justin Dobias doubled twice and singled once in the win, while Connor Waitkus and Dylan McLaughlin each had two hits. Jon Fritz added a double.

Colby Mailloux homered and doubled for Booska’s. Marcus Sanders chipped in two hits, and Nick Lyons added one hit.

Babe Ruth

Tyler Miner doubled and finished with two hits Saturday to lead Akey Insurance to a 12-0 win over Tognarelli Heating and Cooling in a Franklin County Babe Ruth baseball game at Abercrombie Field in Greenfield.

Christian LaPlante and Elliot Mousseau each picked up three hits in the win, and Owen Phelps added a pair. Ross Akey worked five shutout innings to earn the win and also scored a run.

Jared Ackerman, Jonathan LaClaire, Chris Urgiel and Nate Pelletier each singled in the loss.

Frontier 12s split at Swanzey

The Frontier 12-and-under tournament team went 1-1 during the Swanzey Invitational Tournament Saturday in Swanzey, N.H.

Bennett Pitcher belted a grand slam against ConVal, N.H., to lead Frontier to a 9-1 win.

Ben Morse doubled and drove in three runs in the win, Garrett DeForest singled, doubled and plated one run, and Ben Bardwell singled twice. Corbin Blight struck out four to earn the win.

• Earlier in the tournament, Bardwell singled twice and scored twice but Frontier suffered a 13-7 loss to Swanzey.

Matthew Gardner singled and scored twice in the loss. Blight and Ito McMillan each singled and drove in two runs, and Declan Cullinane singled and picked up one RBI.

Golf

Hickory tourney

Mike Johnson, Dennis Booska, Jim Worden and Pete Johnson shot 60 and won via playoff Saturday to take the Hickory Classic at the Country Club of Greenfield.

The tournament featured hickory clubs, which were used prior to 1935, and each team consisted of one mentor from the Society of Hickory Golfers and three players being introduced to hickory golf.

Jeff Blomstedt, Roberto Capra, Mario Variani and Mike McTigue took second with a 60.

• Earlier, Bill Wardwell and Bill Conant, both member of the Hickory Golfers of Massachusetts, finished second in their flight during the Vermont Hickory Four-ball at Copley Country Club in Morrisville, Vt.

Tech Athletic tourney

Marshall Prokop, Alex Drenga, Greg Kaminsky and Luke Schulze shot 59 to win the inaugural Franklin County Technical School Athletic Tournament at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls over the weekend.

Jim Koldis, Ray Zukowski, Chris Zukowski and Joe Penniman shot 63 to finish second. Penniman was closest to the pin on No. 7, at 3 feet, 3 inches.

Swimming

Bluefish win big

Olivia Whittier won two events at a higher age level to lead the Montague Bluefish to a 152-65 win over the Westfield Rapids in a Pioneer Valley Summer Swim League meet Saturday at Turners Falls High School.

The meet was a “long” format, which meant that most races were longer, endurance events.

Whittier swam up into the girls’ 13-14 age division and won the 100 breaststroke in 1 minute, 29.84 seconds and the 200 individual medley in 3:00.22. Karlie Porter and Ella Potee also joined Whittier in the higher age group and Porter won the 100 fly in 1:29.77, while Potee took second in the 100 back (1:32.75) and third in the 100 breast. Emma Currier also competed at 13-14 and won both the 500 free (6:22.07) and the 100 back (1:11.84).

In 13-14 boys’ action, Zach Sibley won the 100 back in 1:57.59. Morgan Downham took second in both the 100 free (1:18.75) and the 200 free (1:39.88), while Jiro Roma took third in the 200 free.

Lucy Brock and Tessa Yohan each won two events to pace competitors in the girls’ 11-12 division. Brock won the 100 IM (1:31.39) and the 100 back (1:30.89), while Yohan won the 50 fly (41.37) and the 100 breast (1:40.67). Natalie Lyman won the 100 free (1:17.39) and took second in the 50 butterfly (43.21). Lily VanBaaren took second in the 100 free (1:23.30) and the 100 breast (1:41.87), while Allison Wheeler came in second in the 100 IM (1:36.91) and the 100 back (1:35.12). On the boys’ 11-12 side, Cameron Bradley won the 100 IM (1:18.53) and the 50 butterfly (31.25), while John Kolosewicz captured both the 100 free (1:47.49) and the 100 back (2:13.64).

Nadia Janus finished second in the 50 free (1:13.87) and the 25 back (30.03) in the girls’ 8 and under, while Ben Tardiff won the 50 free (57.39) and finished second in the 25 back (26.77) in the boys’ 8 and under.

Catherine Bezio won the 100 IM (1:36.57) and the 50 breast (49.68) in girls’ 9-10 action. Veda Ruth Harvey-Ahmai won both the 100 free (1:25.94) and the 50 fly (48.01), while Olivia Hammond took second in the 50 back (57.86) and third in the 50 breast. Alex Currier won the 50 back (39.00) in the boys’ 9-10, while in boys’ 15-18 action, Jay Fritz won both the 100 free (1:00.40) and the 100 back (1:12.79).

Soccer

Frontier 9s win

Devin Niles scored once and assisted on another goal to lead Frontier to a 3-2 win over Amherst in a Pioneer Valley Junior Soccer League Under-9 Division boys’ soccer game Sunday afternoon at Sunderland Elementary School.

Frontier finished 9-2-1 overall on the season and finished second in the Under-9 Division II. The team, which is made up of Under-8 players but plays up a division, will move to Under-9 Division I in the fall. Frontier will also create a second Under-9 team this fall that will remain in Division II.

Wyatt Finch netted the game-winning goal, and Chan Hee Son added one goal. Matt Lavoine, Quinn McNutt, Jake Petrin and Theo Balkema each tallied one assist. Max Rajballie made 10 saves in the win.

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