Dominant Warriors keep rolling on slopes
Although it hasn’t clinched anything yet, the Mohawk Trail Regional High School boys’ alpine ski team has a hammerlock on the North Division title.
The Warriors earned their fifth straight team victory Tuesday night during in the PVIAC Alpine Ski League at Berkshire East Ski Resort in Charlemont, and have all but clinched their second straight North title barring a complete disaster in the last two races.
Mohawk’s final combined giant slalom time of 106.95 bested runner-up Longmeadow High School by 1.02 seconds.
Locals also dominated individually, claiming the top three spots in the standings.
Mohawk’s Bryan Schwartz and Jon White almost finished in a dead heat for the top spot, but Schwartz’s final time of 26.19 seconds was just .01 better than his Warrior teammate, who crossed the line in 26.20.
Not far behind the duo was Frontier Regional School’s Sean Doyle, who grabbed third place with a time of 26.35. Luke Looman also had another good run for Mohawk, finishing sixth overall in 26.66.
It was one of the toughest nights to claim a top spot as the top 10 skiers were separated by .98 overall.
Three other Warriors also has top-25 finishes: Jameson Rice of Mohawk placed 11th overall (27.24), teammate Liam Datres de la Blotier was 12th (27.33) and Alex Rice took 21st (27.90). Frontier’s Jacob Conroy wound up 22nd (28.10).
On the girls’ side, Ally Zera finished fourth in the South Division and Jess Cobb was seventh in the South and 35th overall (52.23). Mia Monseratte was 10th in the South and 43rd overall (53.15).
Olivia Dubrule led Mohawk, tying for 36th overall (52.36). Tyler Rice came in 39th (52.63).
Chicopee 9, Greenfield 2 — Chicopee High School scored the game’s final six goals to run away from Greenfield High School, 9-2, in an independent hockey game Tuesday night at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.
Mark Rumyantsen scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Pacers (12-3-0).
Kyle Smith and Mike Duclos scored for the Green Wave (8-6-0). Duclos and Jourdan York-Welcome each collected an assist.
Noah Foster-Marquis stopped 18 of 24 shots before he was pulled for Jack Richardson, who allowed three goals on six shots over the final six minutes.
Shane Denault made a dozen saves in the Chicopee goal.
Renaissance sweeps Turners
The Turners Falls High School boys’ and girls’ swimming teams were defeated by Renaissance School in C Division swimming action in Turners Falls. Turners dropped the boys’ meet, 57-31, and the girls lost 62-30.
On the boys side, Jay Fritz led the way for the Indians with wins in the 50-yard freestyle in 26.97 seconds, and the 100 free in 59.69. Andy Peters also swam well for Turners, winning the 200 free (2:28.07), while teammate Ian MacPhail finished just behind Peters, taking second in 2:30.03.
On the girls’ side, Mackenzie Phillips won the 50 free in 29.27 and the 100 free in 1:07.35, while Mackenzie Salls won the 100 back in 1:17.35.