Eagles sweep Hawks, Tribe on links
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Troy Miller fired an even-par 35 for medalist honors and took 7 1/2 total points to lead Franklin County Technical School to a critical sweep of Turners Falls High School (15 1/2-8 1/2) and Frontier Regional School (18-6) in a Bi-County League Northern Division golf tri-match on Tuesday at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls.
Turners gained a split with a 17-7 win over Frontier.
Austin Thornton (40) and Trevor Blake also took 7 1/2 points and Cody Booska (38) added five points for the Eagles (7-1-2 overall, 6-1-2 North), who trail the Indians (8-3-1, 8-2-1) by three points in the North but have two matches in hand.
Brandon Lenois led the Indians with a 37 and 6 1/2 points. Brett Sirum also shot a 37 and took 4 1/2 points, while Jake Sisson earned a team-high seven points.
Torsten Nelson carded a 40 and took 6 1/2 points, while Ben Ruddock finished with a 43 and 4 1/2 points for the Red Hawks (4-7-1, 3-5-1).
Mohawk 17, Greenfield 7 — Jacob Willis swept four points to help Mohawk Trail Regional High School to a 17-7 win over Greenfield High School in North golf action Tuesday at the Country Club of Greenfield.
Match medalist Kai Herzig (45) and Thomas Aurigemma both chipped in 3 1/2 points for the Warriors (3-8-0, 2-7-0).
Riley Phelps (46) and Andrew Toritto each took 2 1/2 points for the Green Wave.
Smith Academy 14, Mahar 10 — Tyler Leary took four points as Smith Academy rallied to beat Mahar Regional School, 14-10, in BCL East golf match on Tuesday at Petersham Country Club.
Zach Vollinger and Mike Molloy both added 3 1/2 points for the Falcons (5-5-0, 2-4-0).
Zack Adams was match medalist with a 38 and took 3 1/2 points for the Senators (1-6-1, 1-3-1), while Isaac Scott added three points.
Frontier 3, Athol 0 — Katherine Conlisk finished with five kills and four aces and Frontier qualified for the postseason with a 25-7, 25-21, 25-12 victory over Athol High School in a battle of girls’ volleyball division leaders Tuesday in South Deerfield.
The North Division-leading Red Hawks (10-0) also got seven assists from Tori Whitney, while Courtney Newsome chipped in three kills.
Frontier hosts Notre Dame-Hingham Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in a battle of two of the top teams in the state. According to Max Preps, Frontier is the fourth-ranked team in the state. Frontier had previously been the top-ranked team but was nudged out of the spot by Westborough High School. Westborough recently took on Notre-Dame Hingham and was swept in three straight sets, but still retains the top spot on Max Preps.
Minnechaug 2, Mohawk 0 — Minnechaug Regional High School scored a pair of second-half goals to break open a scoreless game en route to a 2-0 independent field hockey victory over Mohawk Trail Regional High School Tuesday in Buckland.
Neither team was able to score in the first half, then Elish Garvey broke into the scoring column with an unassisted goal. Alex Orzolek then put the game away later in the half on an assist from Jenna Peterson.
That was all the Falcons needed with Katie Patterson turning aside all six shots she faced to register the shutout.
Cassie Kudlay made eight saves in the Mohawk (3-5-1 overall) goal.
Mahar 9, FC Tech 1 — Mahar Regional School scored seven times in the first half en route to a 9-1 win over Franklin County Technical School in a West Division field hockey game Tuesday in Orange.
The Senators (8-0-0 overall, 5-0-0 West) received goals from eight players on the day, as Kerrigan Wypych was the lone player with two goals on the team. Ally Parker finished with one goal and two assists, while Jill Valley, Natasha Patria and Colleen Burke each tallied one goal and one helper. Jenelle Juskiewicz and Caroline Grutchfield each contributed with a pair of assists.
Kassie Abbott, Alexi Rosado and Amber Meehan scored one goal apiece for the Senators, while Karissa Bardsley chipped in with one assist. Nate Ollari made two saves for the win.
Nikki Valeski scored the lone goal for the Eagles (1-7-1) against Christy Prothero, who finished with 11 saves.
Turners Falls 10, Central 0 — Halle Harvey registered two goals and one assist on Tuesday as Turners Falls High School cruised to a 10-0 West Division field hockey victory over Central High School in Springfield.
The Indians (3-5-2 overall, 3-3-0 West) also got two goals and two assists from Lauren Grimard. Samm Peabody, Julia Bryant and Maddie Courier each added one goal and one assist. Kayla Drumgool and Ali McKenna scored once each for the Indians, while Ben Bocharnikov, Nichole Voudron, Nicole Thibeault and Kelly Rehorka each chipped in an assist.
Jaimee White finished with two saves for the shutout. Danielle Reagan made 16 saves in the loss.