Indians netmen improve to 6-1, smack Terriers
Turners Falls High School didn’t drop a set en route to a 5-0 whitewash of West Springfield High School in an independent boys’ tennis match on Friday in West Springfield.
In singles, Summer Forest-Bulley downed Jacob Mountain, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 1, Liam Ellis blanked Tom Jiang, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 2, and Tensen Khenrab bested Matt Kolb, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 3.
Turners had little trouble in doubles, where Sam Danford and Dennis Gheorgita beat Geoff Gagnon and Matt Swanson, 6-0, 6-3, at No. 1, and Alex Gehorgita and Avery Riddle downed Dan Callahan and Tony Trinchini, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 2.
Turners (6-1) travels to Sabis International Charter School on Monday at 4.
Mohawk 3, Palmer 2 — Mohawk Trail Regional High School used a sweep of the singles matches to beat Palmer High School, 3-2, in independent girls’ tennis action Friday in Thorndike.
Roz Lytle-Rich continued her stellar senior season with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Liane Martin at first singles. Jen Field upended Gerald Holstead, 6-1, 6-4, at No. 2, and
Eliza Fassler cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 verdict over Jennifer Huynh at No. 3.
Mohawk (5-2) entertains Holyoke Catholic High School on Wednesday.
PV Christian 4, Frontier 1 — Pioneer Valley Christian School swept doubles competition on Friday to earn a 4-1 independent girls’ tennis victory over Frontier Regional School in Springfield.
Ricky Fields earned the lone point for the Red Hawks against a tough opponent in Aaron Taft at first singles. Fields managed to win handily with a 6-3, 6-0 victory.
Catholic 4, Turners 1 — Holyoke Catholic won ton two singles matches and swept the double sot beat Turners Falls, 4-1, in an independent girls’ tennis match on Friday at Jones Point in Holyoke.
Sara Bradley earned the lone point for the Indians, as she posted a 6-2, 6-0 win over Caroline McHugh.
Kelly Rehorka and Alysha Wozniak played well at first doubles before dropping a 1-6, 6-7, (3-7) decision to Katy McLafflin and Melissa Ickowski.
Turners hosts Springfield School of Science & Technology on Wednesday.
Mahar 123, Turners 22 — Kelsie Bardsley won the triple jump in 30 feet, 8 inches and the 100 meters in 13.2 seconds to help Mahar Regional School to a 123-22 Franklin County League girls’ track & field victory over Turners Falls Friday afternoon in Orange.
Ally Parker finished with wins in three events — the 200 (27.6), long jump (16-4.75) and pole vault (7-6). Sabrina Silva added wins in the discus (110-5) and the shot put (40-1).
Kaila Lundgren won the 400 for the Senators in 70 seconds, Amber Colon won the 800 (2:46), Sabrina Lloyd captured the mile (5:58), and Cassie Verheyen was tops in the two-mile (13:50). Karissa Bardsley won the 100 high hurdles (19.9), Sabrina Burke won the 400 low meters (82.0), and Alexis Barrett won the high jump (4-7).
Emilee Felton won the lone event for the Indians with a distance of 108-6 in the javelin.
Athol 3, Commerce 0 — Wyatt Doiron-LaRue registered nine kills, six blocks and seven digs to go along with a 19-for-19 serving day to help Athol High School to a 25-6, 25-23, 25-23 independent boys’ volleyball victory over High School of Commerce Friday in Springfield.
Lorenzo Carra registered two aces, seven assists and four digs in the win, Erik Akey added eight kills and one block, and Carter Amadon added two kills. Jose Sierra registered two kills and 17 digs, Nelson Leadbetter added five digs, and Cruz Chi served 100 percent with an ace.
Amherst 11, Four Rivers 4 — Four Rivers Charter School dropped its first match of the season, 11-4, to the Amherst Regional High School JV A squad on Firday in Greenfield.
Lucia Mason and Jamila Roth played well for the Otters (4-1), who travel to Miss Porter’s School on Wednesday.