Panthers survive Booska
Franklin County Technical School’s Cody Booska showed Tuesday why he’s the best golfer in the Bi-County League’s North Division.
Pioneer Valley Regional School, on the other hand, is trying to stake its claim as the league’s best team.
Booska — who on Monday won the Crumpin-Fox Club championship — fired a 1-under 35 to claim medalist honors, but the Panthers’ depth helped them run away with a 191∕2-41∕2 win during their BCL North match Tuesday at Northfield Golf Course.
James Elliott led the Panthers with a 1-over 37 and four points from the No. 2 spot. Brad Hastings, Blake Kimball and Eric Pratt also swept their matches for the winners.
Booska took four of the Eagles’ points at No. 1.
Frontier 21, Mohawk 3 — Torsten Nelson shot a 43 and took four points as Frontier Regional School downed Mohawk Trail Regional High School, 21-3, in a BCL North match Tuesday at Edge Hill Golf Course in Ashfield.
Ben Ruddock, Dan Persons and Alex Smiarowski also took four points for the Red Hawks.
Rowan Jones took two points for the Warriors.
Turners 20, McCann 4 — Brett Sirum earned medalist honors with a 36 and swept four points to lead Turners Falls High School over McCann Technical School, 20-4, in BCL North golf action Tuesday at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls.
Ryan Lenois (41), Kyle Kucenski and Patrick Salls all added four points for the Indians
Mahar 161∕2, Ware 71∕2 — Zack Adams carded a 40 and swept four points to help Mahar Regional School beat Ware High School, 161∕2-71∕2, in a BCL West golf match Tuesday at Dunroamin Country Club in Gilbertville.
Connor Arsenault added 31∕2 points and Matt Herk, Joe Geyster and Nick Slattery all chipped in three points for the Senators.
Jason Ouimette swept four points for the Indians.
Mahar 3, Easthampton 1 — Katherine Donelan registered five kills and eight aces to lead Mahar Regional School to a 25-20, 25-13, 25-27, 25-18 win over Easthampton High School in an independent girls’ volleyball match Tuesday in Easthampton.
Caitriona Cronin recorded 11 digs in the win. Erin Robinson added six kills.
“Overall, I was happy with our first match,” coach Sarah Woodward said. “We played better than I expected.”
Mahar hosts Sabis International Charter School on Thursday.
Athol 3, Belchertown 0 — Lexi Hamlett registered 29 assists and Annie MacLean added 11 digs, three aces and served 100 percent as Athol High School opened the season with a 25-17, 25-19, 25-17 independent girls’ volleyball victory over Belchertown High School on Tuesday in Belchertown.
Julia Salmond collected 10 kills, two assists, three aces, Tessa Neverett had seven kills and 13 digs, Sarah Crino racked up 10 kills and Krystal Campbell contributed 11 digs for the Red Raiders.
Erin Reed-Coats led the Orioles with five kills.
Sabis 3, Greenfield 0 — Greenfield High School opened its season with 25-11, 25-22, 25-12 loss to Sabis International Charter School in an independent girls’ volleyball match Tuesday in Springfield.
Manisha Malik recorded three kills and three digs, Leah Wallner had four kills and one service ace, and Emily Franklin chipped in four digs and solid passing for the Green Wave.
Sabis also won the junior varsity match, 25-17, 26-28, 15-11.
Holyoke 3, FC Tech 0 — Gabby Roy finished with four aces and three blocks Tuesday but Franklin County Technical School suffered a 25-16, 25-15, 25-20 loss to Holyoke High School in an independent girls’ volleyball match in Turners Falls.
Nicci Miller served strong for the Eagles and finished with three aces. Katie Newell added five digs.
Smith Academy 8, Turners 0 — Cassidy Snyder scored four goals and added an assist as Smith Academy blanked Turners Falls High School, 7-0, in an independent girls’ soccer match Tuesday in Hatfield.
Seventh-grader Carrie Ellis collected two goals and one assist, McKenzie Wilson and Sarah Pawloski also scored, while Mia Ellis chipped in a pair of assists for the Falcons.
Jordan Meattey subbed in goal for the Indians and made 15 saves.
Brooke Pashek made three saves to earn the shutout.