Eagles rule Athol on mat
Franklin County Technical School earned its second straight league win by upending Athol High School, 52-14, in a Tri-County League wrestling meet Wednesday night at Mallet Gymnasium in Athol.
Brett Bean was one of seven winners for the Eagles (2-0 TCL), as he pinned the Red Raiders’ Mike Gray in 1 minute, 53 seconds in their 132-pound bout. It was one of four matches Franklin Tech won via fall.
Josh Lacosse (120 pounds) went to the second period before dropping Athol’s Trevor Carey in 3:17, Gabe Vorce (182) earned a pin in 5:23 over Lorenzo Carra, while Cody Brunelle (126) stopped Trevor Mousseau at 5:38.
The Eagles also received a major decision from Pat Lashway (106), a 14-6 winner over Ryan White, as well as decisions from Tim Momaney (160) and Tyler Peters (195). Momaney defeated Ryan Hurlbert, 15-13, while Peters downed Kweith Gelinas, 10-6.
Tom LaRose (170) recorded Athol’s only pin, as he dropped Franklin Tech’s Dakota Lyman in 1:27. Christian Currier (220) registered a technical fall against Alec Milton, winning 15-0, while Merrick Decker (113) claimed a 6-2 decision over Tyler Rock.
Hampshire 46, Frontier 32 — Frontier Regional School won five matches but couldn’t get past its lack of depth as Hampshire Regional High School earned a 46-32 TCL wrestling victory on Wednesday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield.
The Red Hawks won three of their matches via pin — Chris Toomey (195) felled Jeremy Kaulback in 1:32, Ryan Chapdelaine (285) downed Matt Carrier in 1:56, and Jake Arnold (138) dropped Nick O’Hare in 2:27.
Ben McGranahan (106) captured a 9-4 decision against Cody Hanlon, while Olivia Baronas (132) earned her first career win after Mason Lollis was disqualified. Baronas was winning the bout when the DQ occurred.
Greenfield 59, Pioneer 38 — Robin Marchese drained four 3-pointers en route to 13 points as Greenfield High School rolled to a 59-38 win over Pioneer Valley Regional School in a Hampshire League boys’ basketball contest Wednesday night at Nichols Gymnasium in Greenfield.
Marchese was one of three double-digit scorers for the Green Wave (5-0 HL). Garrett Hudson and Tyler Miller each added a dozen points for the winners. Parker Hickey contributed points.
The Panthers’ Lennon Robichaud led all scorers with 14 points. Brian Llewelyn chipped in with 8 points.
Turners 42, FC Tech 19 — Jenna Putala netted 14 points to lead Turners Falls High School past Franklin County Tech, 42-19, in an independent girls’ basketball game Wednesday night at Franklin Tech.
Tanisha Sanders recorded a double for the winners (4-3) with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Brittany York added 6 points and a game-high 16 rebounds, and Katelyn Dodge chipped in 6 points for the Indians, who led 19-9 at the break.
Megan Aldrich led the Eagles (1-6) with 6 points and seven boards. Brittany Andrews added 4 points.
Pioneer 41, Commerce 14 — Natalie Hale led a balanced attack with 8 points as Pioneer downed High School of Commerce, 41-14, in independent girls’ basketball play on Wednesday night at Messer Gymnasium in Northfield.
Hale also grabbed six steals for the Panthers(4-3), who built a 16-4 halftime advantage blew the game open with a 20-point fourth quarter.
Katlyn Grover collected 7 points and three steals, Kiley Hubbard added a half-dozen points and Alyssa Llewelyn pulled down eight rebounds for the winners.
Chevonese Wray led the Raiders with a game-high 10 points.
Easthampton 5, Greenfield 1 — Easthampton High School received goals from five players and Matt Sarafin made 33 saves to lead the Eagles to a 5-1 win over Greenfield in a Fay Division hockey game Wednesday night at Lossone Rick in Easthampton.
Rob Carmel, Alex Zadworney and Tim Pfau led the Easthampton offense with a goal and two assists apiece.
Jourdan York-Welcome scored a second-period tally for the Green Wave, assisted by Jake Elwell.
Noah Foster-Marquis stopped 16 of 19 shots for Greenfield, while Jack Richardson turned aside 13 of 14 shots. Easthampton scored an empty-net goal late in the contest.
Greenfield returns to the ice on Saturday at 6 p.m. against Turners Falls in the annual Upton Cup game at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.