Bulletin Board: Godette shines on national track scene
Westfield State University men’s track & field standout Travon Godette will compete in the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s National Championships over the next three days at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.
The former Mahar Regional School athlete is a sophomore on the Owls team and is seeded fifth nationally in the event. The 6-foot-2, 192-pounder, who also plays defensive back on the Westfield State football team, shattered the Owls’ school record with a throw of 213 feet, 4 inches during the New England Division III Championships earlier in the month. He then won the Open New England Championship with a throw of 212-1.
Connor Waitkus and Justin Dobias each pitched three innings and combined on a one-hit shutout as Pipione’s Sport Shop defeated Greenfield Savings Bank, 3-0, in a Newt Guilbault Community League baseball game Wednesday night at Campbell Field in Turners Falls.
The two pitchers combined to strike out 13 in six innings. Waitkus helped out his own cause with a two-run home run as part of a two-hit performance. Jon Fritz drove in the other run in the win on one of his two triples. Carson Carlisle doubled, and Dylan McLaughlin singled.
Jack Hamilton had the lone hit in the loss.
• Elsewhere, St. Kazimierz Society earned its first win with an 11-3 verdict over Booska’s Flooring.
Kyle Brunelle led the St. Kaz offense with three singles and a triple, winning pitcher Jake Dodge collected three hits, Owen Toal had a single and two RBI, and Gabriel Larouche contributed one single, one RBI and solid defense.
Colby Mailloux and Nick Lyons paced Booska’s with two hits apiece.
Jared Bergmann starred on the mound and at the plate as the Erving Eagles downed Northfield/Bernardston, 14-2, in a Tri-County League baseball game Wednesday at Zilinski Field in Erving.
Bergmann struck out eight in three innings to earn the win. He helped himself out by going 4-for-4 with a pair of home runs and five RBIs. Lucas Upham homered and tripled in the win and drove in three runs, Jakob Burnett went 3-for-3 with four RBIs and finished a single shy of hitting for the cycle, and Jacob Kozma doubled.
Noah Fuess struck out nine in the loss and also singled. Bradley Norwood added a double.
• Elsewhere, Jake Quinn hit for the cycle as Northfield Blue defeated Winchester, 17-3, Wednesday in Northfield.
Jude Lindale and Sean Damon each hit home runs as part of two-hit performances in the win. Josh Kirley struck out five in two innings.
Aaron Smalley homered for Winchester, and Matt Wright tripled.
Dylan Apanell struck out 10 over five innings and added two hits and one RBI at the plate to lead New England Greenscape to a 4-2 win over Hadley Police Association in a Cal Ripken Baseball 50/70 interleague youth baseball play Wednesday night in Hadley.
Garrett DeForest added one hit and two RBIs for the winners, while Ben Morse, Bryan Baumann, Sam Felton-Emrick and Tynan Greagh collected hits
• Elsewhere, Jankowski Plumbing lost to Northampton Cahillane, 7-5, at Sunderland Town Hall Field.
Nick Jarvis belted a solo home run, Ito McMillan doubled and knocked in two runs, Corbin Blight doubled and Sam Battisti chipped in a single and one RBI for Jankowski.
• In a Minor Division game from late Tuesday, Ty Sadoski and Jake Puchalski combined for 10 strikeouts to lead Whately to a 11-4 win over Sokoloski Landscaping.
Dylan Robinson and Sadie Ross each played well in the loss.
Jade Tyler struck out 12 Wednesday as Crocker Communications defeated the Montague Diamond Dusters, 15-0, in a Greenfield Girls Softball League game at Murphy Park in Greenfield.
Katie Reynolds had the only hit in the loss.
Colrain/Heath Panthers defeated Ashfield, 16-6, in a Tuesday Hilltown Softball League game.
Caleb Parker and Ryan Murphy each had four hits Wednesday as Brad’s Place beat Beck’s Automotive, 13-12, in an eight-inning Greenfield Co-Rec Softball League game Wednesday night at Green River Park.
Sunny Lucas went 3-for-5 with two doubles in the loss, and Anna Marchefka finished 3-for-5 with a double.
• Elsewhere, Brad Barrett went 4-for-4 and Steve Billiel was 3-for-4 with two RBIs as Wilkinson Innovative edged French King Bowling & Entertainment Center, 9-7.
Ryan Bernard went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs and Craig Bassett added two hits and one RBI for French King.
• At Greenfield Middle School, Rick Scoble went 5-for-5 with four doubles and Jason Sikorski was 4-for-4 with two doubles and a grand slam homer to power Hot-L Warren to a five-inning, 27-3 win over OPT & The Body Shoppe.
Hilary Snow added four hits and Heather Sikorski chipped in a single and double for Hot-L.
Mike Stempel 2-for-2 with a double and Ainslee Leroux doubled for OPT/TBS.
Greenfield Elks League
Dick Golosh and Sharon Rawson lead the league with 19 points in the Greenfield Elks Golf League after Wednesday’s outing at the Country Club of Greenfield.
David Snow and Dave Bonnette are tied for second with Dave McDonald and Keith Schempp at 16½ points.
Rawson was closest to the pin on No. 5 (6 feet, 8 inches).
K of C League
Joe Spellmeyer posted the top point quota at plus-7 in the Knights of Columbus Golf League on Wednesday at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls.
Jim Koldis was second at plus-6.
Koldis was closest to the pin on No. 7 (7-0) and Spellmeyer was closest on No. 9 (6-1).
Edge Hill Ladies
Diane O’Connell carded a 45 for low gross in the Edge Hill Ladies Golf League on Wednesday in Ashfield.
June Heideman placed second with a 46, while Peggy Warwick came closest to the pin on No. 6 (18-6).
Kathie Fahey recorded 44 points to win the A Division of the Stableford Points Tournament (high score wins) in the Country Club of Greenfield Women’s 18-Hole Golf League on Tuesday morning.
Sally Roberts and Margo Worden tied for second with 38 points each.
Alane Smith won the B Division with 42 points, and second went to Sandy Ruggeri with 41 points.