Bulletin Board: Fortier fuels Warrior win
Jay Fortier netted 19 points to help the Warriors edge Greenfield, 58-57, in a DRIVE Hoops Boys’ Varsity Basketball League game Tuesday night at Messer Gymnasium in Northfield.
Ian Eckler added 10 points for the winners. Ryan Roberts led Greenfield with 14 points.
Elsewhere, Nate Boyer’s game-high 26 points led FC Tech over Hinsdale, N.H., 60-40. Dan O’Malley had 12 points for Hinsdale.
Also, Twin Valley received 21 from Brett Nichols to beat Turners Falls, 67-27. Nick Croteau’s 6 points led Turners.
At Reed Gymnasium in Hadley, Dakota Wheeler’s 23 points powered Easthampton to a 48-43 win over Frontier.
Tim Hoar netted 18 for Frontier.
In the other game, Jon Morrison dropped in 26 and John Earle chipped in 11 as Hadley downed Smith Voke, 69-31. Smith Voke was led by Dan Soto’s 15 points.
• In girls’ varsity play at Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield, Alyssa Llewelyn had 6 points to help the Panthers defeat Hinsdale , 15-12. Megan Finnel led Hinsdale with 6.
Also, the Red Hawks defeated Greenfield, 17-10.
Bluefish in East Longmeadow
The Montague Bluefish dropped a 315-148 verdict to East Longmeadow’s Marlins in a Pioneer Valley Summer Swim League meet Tuesday evening at the Pine Knoll Recreation Area outdoor pool in East Longmeadow.
The short-format meet (all races 100 yards or less) was the Bluefish squad’s first outdoor action.
Jay Fritz led the Bluefish, winning the 50-yard freestyle in 26.34 seconds and the 50 backstroke (33.09) in the boys’ ages 15 through 18.
In boys’ ages 13 and 14, Cameron Bradley (12) swam up an age level and captured the 50 butterfly (31.59) and 50 backstroke (39.12). Riley Porter also won a pair of events, taking the 100 individual medley (1:27.00) and 50 breast (43.90), Jiro Roma won the 50 free (37.78) and was second in the 50 breast (45.47), and Zach Sibley earned runner-up finishes in the 50 free (42.39) and 50 back (1:03.55).
In girls’ ages 11 and 12, Karlie Porter was the only double-winner, garnering blue ribbons in the 100 IM (1:26.97) and 50 fly (37.72). Natalie Lyman was first in the 50 free (33.69) and second in the 50 fly (40.36), Olivia Whittier took second in the 50 breast (38.90) and third in the 50 back (39.72), while Ella Potee grabbed thirds in the 100 IM (1:33.58) and 50 free (37.11). Also, Lucy Brock was second in the 100 IM (1:32.04), Tessa Yohan came in second in the 50 free (35.08), and Allison Wheeler wound up third in the 50 fly (44.81).
In boys’ ages 11 and 12, Alex Currier posted seconds in the individual medley (1:25.42) and 50 fly (39.64).
In girls’ 9 and 10, Abigayle Heathwaite won the 50 back (45.31) and was second in the 50 breast 51.61; Veda Ruth Harvey-Ahmai was first in the 100 individual medley (1:34.45) and second in the 50 fly (47.79); Catherine Bezio took second in the 100 IM (1:37.65) and third in the 50 fly (53.49); Jane Potee came in second in the 50 free (42.36) and third in the 50 back (54.62); and Olivia Hammond placed third in the 50 free (48.77).
Avery Heathwaite (girls 8 and under) placed third in the 25 free (29.53) and Ben Tardif (boys’ 8 and under) was third in the 25 back (28.82).
The Bluefish host South Hadley on Tuesday at the Turners Falls High School pool.
DRIVE summer programs
DRIVE Hoops will conduct a variety of programs during the summer, including:
• Leagues for men, boys and girls varsity, boys junior varsity, boys and girls middle school and boys and girls grades 5-6;
• 17th annual FCHC basketball clinic with John Hickey and Angelo Thomas, from July 21 to 25, at Greenfield Middle School;
• DRIVE Hoops Skills Clinic with Angelo Thomas, from July 28 to Aug. 1, at Hopkins Academy in Hadley.
For more information go to www.drivehoopsbasketball.com.
Axel Vasquez and Brett Miner combined on a three-hit shutout with nine strikeouts and just two walks as Antonio’s beat Frontier, 2-0, in a Mickey Mantle Baseball game played Tuesday night and reported late.
Josiah McBarry, Connor Berry, Cole Tognerelli and Tanner Jones all had hits for Antonio’s, with Zabko contributing a key double.
Christian Smiarowski pitched well in defeat.