Hawk boys post first track win
Frontier Regional School picked up its first win of the season by defeating Athol High School, 93-52, in an Intercounty League boys’ track and field meet Thursday in South Deerfield.
Justin Blake was the only Red Hawk to earn multiple wins, capturing the 100-meter high hurdles (18.5 seconds) and 400 intermediate hurdles, while Ian Blight won the 800 meters (2:16.8).
Matt Summers was a triple-winner for the Red Raiders, taking the long jump (19 feet, 1.5 inches), high jump (5-8) and 200 meters (24.6). He also ran the anchor leg of the winning 4x100 relay team.
Frontier (1-2) travels to Turners Falls High School Thursday.
Wahconah 71, Mohawk 65 — Wahconah Regional High School captured the 4x400 relay to clinch a 71-65 win over Mohawk Trail Regional High School in independent girls’ track and field action Thursday in Buckland.
Wahconah’s Alanna White was the day’s only double-winner, as she took the long jump (15-2) and 200 meters (27.7).
Tasha Olanyk won the 800 meters (2:29.4) and Ashley Pierce was tops in the 400 low hurdles (76.0) for Mohawk (2-1).
Mt. Greylock 3, Mohawk 2 — Tara Shastri earned the key win at second singles to help Mt. Greylock Regional High School edge Mohawk, 3-2, in an independent girls’ tennis match Thursday in Williamstown.
Shastri earned a hard-fought, 6-4, 6-3 win over the Warriors’ Jen Field for the match-clinching point.
Roz Lytle-Rich grabbed a point for Mohawk at first singles, as she came back to defeat Margo Besnard, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3).
“It’s one of the best matches I’ve seen since I’ve been here,” said Warriors head coach Christian Austin. “It was a marathon.”
Eliza Fassler recorded Mohawk’s other point, beating Sophia Gebara 4-6, 2-0, retired (injury).
Mohawk (4-2) travels to Palmer High School today at 3:30.
Belchertown 3, Greenfield 2 — Jack Stinson and Mike Sugrue earned the deciding point for Belchertown High School as it edged Greenfield High School, 3-2, in an independent boys’ tennis match Thursday in Belchertown.
Stinson and Sugrue earned a 6-4, 6-2 verdict over the Nick Brandl and Ben Westerman to help the Orioles improve to 8-2 overall.
The Green Wave notched both of its points in singles. Paris Felogloy defeated Robbie Lewis, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 2, while Brayten Stack bested Ryan Kearney, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 3.
Greenfield (3-4 overall) travels to Mohawk Monday.
Ludlow 3, Athol 0 — Ludlow High School got off the a quick start and never turned back as it bested Athol, 25-8, 25-14, 25-20, in an independent boys’ volleyball match on Thursday in Ludlow.
“We were a little star-struck today,” said Red Raiders head coach Donna Lajoie. “They were running a lot of quick plays at the net and my guys weren’t really sure how to respond. We never even got a hand on a ball the first game, we kept going up too late.”
Wyatt Doirin-LaRue served 100 percent and had four kills and three blocks to lead Athol (5-6 overall). Tyler Lajoie added five assists and one block, and Mark Brighenti contributed two kills.
Mike Findlay made his varsity debut for the Red Raiders. “He brought a lot of positive energy to the court,” offered Coach Lajoie.