Emanuelli, Tefft post Tri-State Regatta victories for Panthers
Maria Emanuelli and Trevor Tefft each rowed to victories for Pioneer Valley Regional School Saturday during the Tri-State Regatta on the Connecticut River in Northfield.
The 4-kilometer event began in Northfield just south of the Vermont/N.H. border and went north. Emanuelli guided the girls’ 1-person boat in 21 minutes, 32 seconds to finish nearly four minutes ahead of the second-place finisher. Chantelle Brigham-McMillan came in sixth overall at 28:38, and Kayla Hubbard placed seventh at 35:39.
Tefft, in the boys’ 1-person boat, won with a time of 18:12 to finish over one minute ahead of the nearest finisher. He led a group of four other Pioneer rowers in the event. Chris Abbey came in fourth in 22:36, Gabe LaRocque took fifth in 24:09, Aengus Maloney took sixth in 27:37, and John Maloney placed seventh in 29:10.
“Maria and Trevor did a fantastic job,” Pioneer coach Bob Englehardt said. “They’ve been working hard all season.”
Both rowers will represent Pioneer at the Head of the Fish Regatta in Saratoga, N.Y., later this month.
Pioneer’s four-person girls’ boat finished second overall in 22:01 and was led by May Grzybowski and included Tara O’Neil, who was in her first race as the cox. Emily Dubriel was in the bow, and seventh-graders Katie Knight and Rowan Barrett rounded out the boat.
Frontier 3, Northampton 1
Smith Academy 2, Frontier 1 — Frontier Regional School finished third at the Columbus Day Field Hockey Tournament at Smith College over the weekend.
The Red Hawks used a pair of goals from Brenna Sicard Sunday afternoon to earn a 3-1 win over Northampton High School in the third-place game.
Frontier, which led 1-0 at the half, also got a goal from McKayla Poissant in the win. Taryn Marquis assisted on all three goals, and Gwen Thayer stopped seven shots in net.
Riley Griffin scored the lone goal for Northampton, and Dana Dufour made three saves.
• On Saturday, Danielle Duseau broke a 1-1 tie in the second half to lift Smith Academy to a 2-1 win over Frontier in the semifinals.
The game-winning goal came off a corner play that was played in by Kelly Ryan. The goal came after Frontier tied the game in the second half when McKayla Poissant scored off a feed from Hannah Woodring.
Olivia Cavanaugh scored the only goal of the first half to put the Falcons up 1-0 at the break. Smith Academy outshot the Red Hawks, 16-2.
Thayer played well in net for the Red Hawks with 14 saves. Lauren Bradford made one save in the win.
Quaboag 4, Turners Falls 0 — Kayla Klein scored two goals and added one assist to lead Quaboag Regional High School to a 4-0 independent field hockey win over Turners Falls High School on Saturday in Warren.
Madison Messier added two goals in the win and Paige Guzik picked up two assists. Quaboag outshot the Indians 17-0 on the day.
Jaimee White made 13 saves in the Turners Falls net.