Mahar edges Tribe on road
Mahar 27 Caitriona Cronin dives for save
Mahar 6 Kelly LeBlanc sets the ball
TF 3 Elyssa Carner
TF 5 Shelby Lewis
TF 10 Danielle Conant 6 Hailey Whipple colide
Mahar 24 Katherine Donelan
Mahar Regional School fought back from a pair of one-set deficits to defeat Turners Falls High School, 13-25, 25-13, 23-25, 25-18, 15-13, in Northern Division girls’ volleyball action Wednesday night in Turners Falls.
Caiolinn Cronin led the Senators (9-7 overall, 5-3 North ) with 12 kills and six service aces. Kelly LeBlanc aided the offensive effort by dishing out 29 assists. Caitriona Cronin paced the defense with 26 digs.
Shelby Lewis hammered home 15 kills and added three aces for the Indians (11-7, 4-4), while Jordyn Fiske contributed 10 kills.
Both teams return to the court today — Mahar hosts Greenfield High School at 7 p.m. Turners heads to Mohawk Trail Regional High School at 5 p.m.
Frontier 1, Mohawk 0 — Frontier Regional School earned a share of yet another field hockey title Wednesday afternoon by outlasting Mohawk, 1-0, in Northern Division action in South Deerfield.
Jordyn Roberts — playing despite a cast protecting her fractured right pinky — struck for the only goal of the game with 9:01 left in regulation, when she received a pass from McKayla Poissant and fired a wrist shot past Warrior goalkeeper Erin Townsley for her 12th goal of the season.
That was enough for Red Hawk goalie Gwen Thayer, who turned aside both shots she faced for the shutout, her ninth of the campaign. Townsley finished with 12 saves.
Frontier held an obvious territorial advantage, outshooting Mohawk 13-2 and recording seven corners to the Warriors’ one.
While Frontier — which finished 13-4-1 overall and 9-1-0 in the North — now awaits the result of Monday’s Western Massachusetts Tournament seed meeting at Northampton High School at 9 a.m., Mohawk (6-7-4, 2-5-2) needs to beat Mahar Friday to qualify for the tournament
Greenfield 5, Athol 0 — Erica Glabach scored two goals and added three assists to lead Greenfield to a 5-0 Northern Division field hockey victory over Athol High School on Wednesday night at O’Brien Field in Athol.
Rachel Lapointe added two goals and Amanda Elwell also scored for the Green Wave, which led 1-0 at the break.
Greenfield held a sizable advantage in shots (24-1) and corners (13-0).
Maureen Fish stopped the only shot she faced to record the shutout. Alicia Lachance played well against for the Red Raiders, making 19 saves.
Easthampton 1, Frontier 0 — Alyssa Fugiel made five saves as Easthampton High School edged Frontier, 1-0, in a Pioneer North Division girls’ soccer match Wednesday night at Williston-Northampton School in Easthampton.
Sydney Robinson’s unassisted goal in the 60th minute was all the Eagles (11-1-3, 5-1-1) needed to earn the win.
Camilla Baronas kept the Red Hawks in the game with 14 saves.
Frontier (6-7-2, 2-4-1) hosts Granby High School on Friday at 4 p.m.
Pioneer 28, Southwick 29
Cathedral 17, Pioneer 38
Cathedral 17, Southwick 39 — Pioneer Valley Regional School beat Southwick-Tolland Regional High School (28-29) and lost to Cathedral High School (17-38) in an independent boys’ cross country meet Wednesday at Forest Park in Springfield.
Jordan Cutting led the Panthers, finishing the 2.82-mile race in 18:17, which was good for sixth overall. Seamus Garland came in seventh in 18:17.
Cathedral’s William Brunton won the race in 16:20.
Pioneer 20, Cathedral 40
Southwick 24, Pioneer 31
Southwick 18, Cathedral 41 — Pioneer also split its independent girls’ tri-meet, beating Cathedral (20-40) and falling to Southwick (24-31).
Audrey Corrigan was the top Panther finisher, claiming fourth in 20:14, while Natalie Hale finished in 20:41 and took fifth.
Sarah Kaczenski placed eighth in 21:55, Amelia Smiaroski was ninth (22:16) and Mary White came in 10th in 22:20.
Southwick’s Emily McKenney captured the top spot in 19:53.