Mohawk boys sweep through Pioneer, Tech

  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>Boys cc race Moh, Pio at FC TEch

    Recorder/Paul Franz
    Boys cc race Moh, Pio at FC TEch

  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>Girls winner Lilly Wells of Mohawk

    Recorder/Paul Franz
    Girls winner Lilly Wells of Mohawk

  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>boys start Moh and Pio at FC Tech

    Recorder/Paul Franz
    boys start Moh and Pio at FC Tech

  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>Boys winner Aaron Moore FC Tech

    Recorder/Paul Franz
    Boys winner Aaron Moore FC Tech

  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>Girls start Mohawk and Pio at FC Tech

    Recorder/Paul Franz
    Girls start Mohawk and Pio at FC Tech

  • Mahar's warm up just before the start of the race

    Mahar's warm up just before the start of the race

  • Aprox. half way through the race is Patric Richard in second place

    Aprox. half way through the race is Patric Richard in second place

  • This is Mahar's first cross country home match. A new 3.1 mile course was made by AD Jim Woodward. The photo is the start of the race with Zabien Shaw and he never gave up the lead.

    This is Mahar's first cross country home match. A new 3.1 mile course was made by AD Jim Woodward. The photo is the start of the race with Zabien Shaw and he never gave up the lead.

  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>Boys cc race Moh, Pio at FC TEch
  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>Girls winner Lilly Wells of Mohawk
  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>boys start Moh and Pio at FC Tech
  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>Boys winner Aaron Moore FC Tech
  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>Girls start Mohawk and Pio at FC Tech
  • Mahar's warm up just before the start of the race
  • Aprox. half way through the race is Patric Richard in second place
  • This is Mahar's first cross country home match. A new 3.1 mile course was made by AD Jim Woodward. The photo is the start of the race with Zabien Shaw and he never gave up the lead.

Mohawk Trail Regional High School placed three runners in the overall top five in sweeping Franklin County Technical School (26-31) and Pioneer Valley Regional School (24-33) in a PVIAC North Division boys’ cross-country tri-meet Tuesday in Turners Falls.

Franklin Tech gained a split with a 24-33 win over Pioneer.

Franklin Tech’s Aaron Moore captured individual honors, winning the 2.9-mile race in 19 minutes, 7 seconds.

The Warriors were led by Josh Rode, who took second overall in 19:28. Teammate Zach Coburn finished third (19:32), Luke Vines was fifth (19:53) and Tom Damery came in sixth (20:02).

Jared Brown placed seventh (20:13) and Alex Giurgiu was ninth (21:02) for the Eagles.

Jordan Cutting led the Panthers by coming in fourth (19:41). Seamus Garland came in eighth (20:28) and Dan Horvath completed the top 10 (21:14).

Frontier 20, St. Mary 40 — Frontier Regional School placed six of the first seven runners on Tuesday to knock off St. Mary High School, 20-40, in a North Division boys’ meet in South Deerfield.

St. Mary’s Bill Carroll won the 2.75-mile race in 16:29 to finish 10 seconds ahead of Frontier’s top runner, Colin Lacey, who came in second at 16:39. Colin led a pack of six-consecutive Red Hawk runners, including Aiden Waldron, who placed third in 17:28. Waldron was followed by a pair of newcomers on the Red Hawks who could help the team compete for the league title as both give the team some depth near the top. Tre Roy, who is back out on the team after a two-year hiatus, finished fourth in 17:36, while Patrick Thompson, a freshman who was a last-minute addition to the team, took fifth in 17:43. Those two were followed by a pair of youngsters in eighth-grader Brandyn Robinson, who placed sixth in 17:44, and seventh-grader Carsten Carey, who placed seventh in 17:48.

Mahar 25, Granby 31 — Mahar Regional School took the first three spots and went on to beat Granby High School, 25-31, in a boys’ cross-country meet on Tuesday in Orange.

Zabien Shaw cruised to an easy individual win, covering the 3.1 miles in 18:26. Patrick Richard took second in 19:49, and Dan Bergman was third in 21:33.

Andrew Hill was the other top-10 finisher for the Senators. He came in eighth (22:38).

Greenfield 23, Southwick 36

Greenfield 22, Catholic 35 — Will Borcy raced home to a first-place finish and Greenfield High School got strong performances from a number of new faces to sweep an independent boys’ cross-country meet Tuesday in Southwick.

The Green Wave defeated Southwick High School, 23-36, and Holyoke Catholic High School, 22-35.

Borcy won the 3.1-mile race with a time of 18:18, to finish 20 seconds ahead of Southwick’s Chris Roy, who came in second at 18:38. Those two blew away the rest of the field, as Catholic’s Tyler Cox was the third-place finisher in a time of 19:38.

It was a mix of returning veterans and young newcomers on the Green Wave that helped the team finish with five runners in the top 10. Isaiah Morrison, a freshman, was the second-fastest runner on the day for the Wave with a fifth-place time of 20:25. Sam Guiod, a senior returnee, came in seventh in 20:53. Mike Aras, another freshman, took eighth in 21:03, and junior Kodey LaBombard took ninth in 21:12.

Girls’ cross country

Frontier 15, St. Mary 50 — Life after Mako has officially begun for the Frontier girls’ cross country team.

The Red Hawks swept the top 10 in their first meet without star runner Natalie Mako to cruise to a 15-50 win over St. Mary in a North Division girls’ cross-country meet in South Deerfield.

Frontier did not need its former star Mako, who graduated in the spring after a great career at Frontier. Mairead Ferry is looking to take over as the team-leader this fall and she got off to a good start, winning the 2.75-mile race in 19 minutes, 11 seconds.

“It’s really early, and it’s a flat course, but I liked the way that Mairead looked today,” Frontier coach Bob Smith said.

The Red Hawks have plenty more to build on. Caitlin Burnett finished 21 seconds behind Ferry to place second, giving the team a pair of solid front-runners. Savannah Emery took third in 20:31, and Jackie Spencer came in fourth in 20:34. Greyson Young, an eighth-grader, came in fifth in 21:00, Chloe Nunn took sixth in 21:16, and seventh-grader Fiona Ferry (Mairead’s sister) came in seventh in 22:28. Olivia Warren (22:37), Emily Wood (23:24) and Emily Laus (23:52) rounded out the top 10.

Mohawk 17, Pioneer 42 — Lilly Wells was impressive in victory for Mohawk as it downed Pioneer, 17-42, in a PVIAC North cross-country meet Tuesday in Turners Falls.

Wells raced to a final time of 19:36 to claim top honors on the 2.9-mile course.

Abby Yezierski finished second for the Warriors (20:09), followed by Maddie Boucias in third (20:26) and Natasha Olanyk in fourth (20:50).

Natalie Hale was the top Panther finisher, as she came in fifth (21:09). Audrey Corrigan placed sixth (21:52) and Allison Lull was seventh (22:52).

Clarisse Hutchinson of Franklin Tech ran as in individual and finished eighth overall (23:01).

Southwick 21, Greenfield 38

Catholic 18, Greenfield 42 — Holyoke Catholic placed the top three runners Tuesday to sweep an independent girls’ cross-country tri-meet against Greenfield (18-42) and host Southwick (20-38).

Greenfield also lost to Southwick, 21-38.

Julie Carroll won the race in 21:18 and was followed by teammates Sarah Jones and Natalie Davies, who each also ran sub-22-minute times on the 3.1-mile course.

Jenna Silk was the fastest runner for the Green Wave, placing sixth overall with a time of 23:09, while Claire Abelson came in ninth in 25:31.

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