Wave opens up on Turners
Greenfield senior Paris Felogloy reaches for the ball during the No. 1 singles match he lost to Turners Falls' foe Dennis Gheorghita Wednesday afternoon at the Bourdeau Complex in Turners Falls, where the visiting Green Wave beat the Indians, 4-1, in their Tri-County League boys' tennis opener.
Turners Falls senior Dennis Gheorghita jumps to return a volley to Greenfield No. 1 singles foe Paris Felogloy Wednesday afternoon in the Powertown.
Senior Turners Falls' No. 1 singles tennis player Dennis Gheorghita returns a volley Wednesday afternoon in Turners Falls, where he beat Greenfield's Paris Felogloy during the visiting Green Wave's 4-1 Tri-County League win at the Bourdeau Complex.
Greenfield High School was able to rally from one-set deficits in two matches and earned a 4-1 win over Turners Falls High School in a Tri-County League boys’ tennis match on Wednesday at the Bourdeau Complex in Turners Falls.
Brayten Stack and Ben Westerman earned a key point for the Green Wave at first doubles, where they rallied to defeat Alex Gheorghita and Avery Palmer, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3. George Felogloy also came back from a first set-loss to eventually down Sam Danford, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0, at second doubles.
Patrick Crowningshield earned the other singles point with a 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1 verdict over Spencer Hubert at third singles. Greenfield also received a forfeit win at second doubles because the Indians were shorthanded.
Dennis Gheorghita won Turners’ only point by besting Paris Felogloy, 6-3, 6-0, at first singles.
Both teams return to the court Friday at 4. Greenfield hosts Sabis International Charter School, while Turners Friday goes to St. Mary.
Athol 3, Sci-Tech 0 — Tyler Lajoie led a balanced effort with 9 kills, 6 digs and 5 assists to help Athol High School defeat Springfield School of Science and Technology, 25-17, 25-11, 25-15, in an independent boys’ volleyball match Wednesday in Springfield.
Erik Aikey collected 9 kills, 8 digs and 3 blocks for the Red Raiders, while Lorenzo Carra dished out 13 assists and added 6 digs, Wyatt Doiron-Larue added 16 digs and Nelson Leadbetter chipped in 11 digs.
Athol (1-1) hosts High School of Commerce on Friday at 4 p.m.
Four Rivers 15, Longmeadow 3 — Chandler Thoma recorded five goals to power Four Rivers Charter School to a 15-3 win over Longmeadow High School in season-opening boys’ ultimate action on Wednesday in Greenfield.
Asher Kenen added five assists and Jack Conant played stellar defense for the Otters.
“Sometimes in an opener it tends to expose some of your weaknesses, but I thought we came out strong,” said Four Rivers head coach Terry Plotkin. “It looked like we were close to midseason form.”
It was Otters’ first win against Longmeadow.
Four Rivers gets right back at it today against Northampton at 3:30 at John F. Kennedy Middle School.
Four Rivers 12, Amherst JVA 6 — Four Rivers opened its girls’ ultimate season with an 8-3 win over the Amherst Regional High School JVA squad on Wednesday at Greenfield Community College.
Luci Sweitzer had a solid all-around game and Helen Perham was a defensive standout for the Otters, who led 8-3 at halftime.
It was a rematch of the 2013 state championship game, won by Amherst.
Four Rivers travels to NMH on Friday at 4.