Wave ices Tribe
Greenfield High School scored a goal in each period and Noah Foster-Marquis stopped 30 shots as the Green Wave downed Turners Falls High School, 3-1, in an independent hockey game Tuesday night at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.
Greenfield (6-4-0 overall) struck first with 40 seconds remaining in the opening period, when Josh tweaked the twine, assisted by Jake Elwell and Jourdan York-Welcome.
Dylan Dodge upped the Green Wave lead to 2-0 at the 6:28 of the middle frame with helpers from Tyler Townsley and Clay Richardson.
The Indians (5-5-1) got one back at 13:01, courtesy of Cody Booska, who was assisted by Ryan Lenois and Cullen Wozniak.
York-Welcome took a feed from Elwell to score the insurance tally for Greenfield at 2:13 of the third period.
Greenfield outshot Turners, 32-31. Will Miller turned aside 29 shots for the Indians.
“Collectively, this was the most solid three-period game we’ve played this year,” said Wave head coach Mike Duclos. “We had solid forechecking, Noah played well again ... (it was) a great effort by all.”
Both teams return to the ice Saturday evening. Turners hosts Springfield Central High School at 6 at Collins-Moylan, while Greenfield visits Fitzpatrick Arena in Holyoke at 6:30 to face Chicopee Comprehensive High School.
Mohawk Trail Regional High School won its third straight North Division team race and area skiers claimed four of the top five overall spots in the PVIAC Alpine Ski League Tuesday at Berkshire East Ski Resort in Charlemont.
The Warriors’ final score of 107.63 in the giant slalom was 1.14 seconds better than second-place Longmeadow High School (108.77). Frontier Regional School came in fifth in 119.73.
Mohawk’s Bryan Schwartz was the top skier on the hill for the third straight race, cruising to a winning time of 26.20 seconds. Frontier’s Sean Doyle claimed second overall in 26.33, while the Warriors’ Jon White took third in 26.59. Luke Looman of Mohawk came in fifth (26.74).
Other Warriors who performed well included Liam Datres de la Blotier, who placed 17th overall (28.10), Alex Rice in 18th (28.11) and Dame Amsteim tied for 20th (28.35).
Frontier’s girls finished second to Northampton High School as a team in the South slalom, finishing in 213.21.
Ally Zera finished second in the South and 19th overall in 44.44. Mohawk’s Caitlyn Wilkins had the best local finish, as she came in 15th (42.75).
The fourth race of the season in scheduled for Thursday at 5 p.m.
Turners falls to Ludlow
Mackenzie Salls and Jay Fritz each set personal bests on Tuesday but the Turners Falls swimming team dropped both the boys’ and girls’ meet to Ludlow High School in a C Division meet in Ludlow.
Salls took second place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:16.25 but the girls’ dropped a 108-35 decision. Fritz also earned a second-place finish with a personal-best time of 1:01.18 in the 100 freestyle, but the Indian boys’ fell, 99-30.