Mackenzie rolls in Indians’ pool loss
Turners Falls swimmer Mackenzie Phillips competes her butterfly leg of the Medley Relay on the way to her team's second-place finish in the event Tuesday during a C Division loss to visiting Ludlow in Turners Falls. Phillips also placed first in two events: the 50- and 100-yard freestyle. Recorder/Paul Franz
Mackenzie Phillips won a pair of events Tuesday but Turners Falls High School suffered a 70-21 loss to Ludlow High School in a C Division girls’ swimming & diving meet in Turners Falls.
Phillips also narrowly missed qualifying for her second event at the WMass Championship meet. She has already qualified in the 50-yard freestyle and she won the event Tuesday with a time of 28.31. Phillips just missed qualifying in the 100 free, though, despite winning the event in 1:02.71.
Phillips also swam the final leg of the 200 free relay, including Kate Garcia, Melissa Hersey and Julia Massey, which finished second in a time of 2:19.83. Garcia placed second in the 200 free with a time of 2:50.23.
• On the boys’ side, Jay Fritz won the 50 free but narrowly missed qualifying for the WMass meet as the Indians fell to Ludlow, 53-25.
Fritz will have one more chance to qualify for WMass when the Indians wrap up their regular-season schedule Friday at Chicopee High School. He won the 50 free in a time of 25.75 against the Lions, but needed to beat a time of 25.41 to make the WMass meet. He has been closing in on the mark all season.
Ian MacPhail, who will be competing at the WMass meet, also picked up a win against Ludlow with his time of 6:02.80 in the 500 free. Riley Palmer earned a pair of second-place finishes on the day, swimming to a time of 1:13.35 in the 100 butterfly, and a time of 1:25.39 in the 100 breaststroke.
The 200 medley relay team of James Dolan, Palmer, MacPhail and Chase Blair finished second in 2:18.93.
Mohawk Trail Regional High School’s girls finished first in the nightly standings and moved into the South Division lead after four races of the PVIAC Alpine Ski League Tuesday at Berkshire East Ski Resort in Charlemont.
The Warriors had three top-10 finishers and edged Amherst Regional High School by .24 seconds to win the South and take a one-point lead in the season standings. Frontier Regional School, meanwhile, finished third and remains in the same slot in the team standings.
Alli Zera of Frontier was the top local girls’ skier, placing second in the South and 11th overall with her giant slalom time of 28.84 seconds. Caitlyn Wilkins of Mohawk was third in the South and 15th overall (29.53). Erin Laffond of the Warriors was seventh in the South (32.49) and Hannah Poplawski came in ninth in the South (33.16).
Mohawk’s boys, meanwhile, finished a close second to Longmeadow High School for the fourth consecutive race, despite placing four skiers in the North top 10.
John White finished second in the slalom, stopping the clock in 35.56. Liam Datres de la Blotier was seventh in the North and ninth overall (39.03), Luke Looman placed eighth and 10th (41.24), and Jameson Rice wound up ninth and 11th (41.98).
Frontier’s Sean Doyle took second in the South and seventh overall in 37.60, while Charlie fox placed ninth in the South (50.79) as the Red Hawks finished fourth in the nightly standings and saw their overall lead drop to two points.
The next league race is scheduled for Thursday at 5 p.m.
St. Mary 6, Turners Falls 3 — St. Mary High School scored three goals in the first period and added three more in the third to knock off Turners Falls, 6-3, in a Fay-Wright Division hockey game at Amelia Park Arena Tuesday in Westfield.
The game featured the bottom two teams in the division and the Saints (4-6-1 overall, 2-5-1 F-W) moved ahead of the Indians (4-7-1, 2-7-0) by virtue of the win.
Andrew Booth, Ryan Gendron and Reilly Siart each scored in the first period to lead the Saints to a 3-0 advantage. Turners Falls goalie Brandon Bryant — who turned aside 33 shots in the losing effort as the Indians were outshot, 39-18 — helped keep the Indians in the game with 15 saves in the second period to keep St. Mary off the board. The Indian offense netted two goals in the period as Dan Moro scored his first of the season on assists from Cody Booska, and Ryan Waldron and Jordan Cutting got unassisted goals.
St. Mary took the one-goal lead into the third period and added to that advantage with three more goals, including Gendron’s second of the night. Cutting scored his second of the game for the Indians but it was too little too late as Turners dropped its third straight .
Brendan Gawron finished with 15 saves in the Saints’ net.