O’Sullivan excels at NE qualifier

  • Amy O’Sullivan runs for the Westfield State cross country team earlier this season. COURTESY/WESTFIELD STATE/RJBSPORTS.COM

  • Greenfield’s Kathryn Mason, right, holds the NEPSAC Class C field hockey runner-up trophy along with her Ethel Walker coach Mimi Duran following the team’s loss to Pingree School in the finals on Sunday in Weston. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Staff reports
Published: 11/17/2019 7:49:10 PM

Greenfield’s Amy O’Sullivan placed 24th in the individual standings for Westfield State University at the New England Regional Cross Country Qualifier at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine on Saturday.

O’Sullivan finished the 6,000-meter course with a field of 380 runners in 22 minutes, 13 seconds.  

O’Sullivan is on the bubble to qualify for the national championships.

The NCAA committee takes the top teams and the top seven finishers to the national meet. If New England has six teams selected, O’Sullivan will likely slot into the individual qualifiers. 

The Owls placed 18th overall in a field of 54 teams.

Prep schools

Mason at Ethel Walker

Greenfield’s Kathryn Mason scored the game-winner for the Ethel Walker School field hockey team in a 2-1 win over Holderness School in the NEPSAC Class C New England Tournament semifinals on Saturday at Northfield Mount Hermon.

Mason added an assist for Ethel Walker.

The ride came to an end for Ethel Walker in the tournament falls on Sunday, as the club fell to Pingree School, 6-0, in Weston.

DA wins Silipo Bowl

Junior tailback Griffin Schutz rushed for 166 yards and three touchdowns on 33 carries, and the Deerfield Academy football team upended previously unbeaten Milton Academy, 26-23, to capture the NEPSFCA Mike Silipo Bowl on Saturday in Milton.

The win was the seventh in a row for the Big Green, which finished its season 8-2 overall after a 1-2 start.

Milton All-American Kalel Mullings was held to just 12 yards on six carries and 47 yards on five catches, though he did score two touchdowns in the loss.

Schutz also caught a touchdown from quarterback Cortland Dicks, who was 11-for-18 on the day for 166 yards and a score. Noah Jones caught seven balls for 116 yards for the Big Green.

The DA defense finished with five sacks in the victory.

Youth hockey


The FCHA PeeWee Greens knocked off Amherst White, 2-0, at Collins Moylan Arena in the team’s season opener on Saturday. 

Luca Siano paced the offense, with two assists on goals by Cooper Smith and Shawn Baumann. Both goals came in the second period. 

Jay McGinnis notched the shutout, turning away quality scoring chances for Amherst.

Porter Hall and Cade Allenby led the defensive effort. 

Gilmore-Farrell Mites 9, Pioneer Valley 7 — Asa Bouchard’s four goals with an assist led the Mites to a victory over Pioneer on Saturday.

Blake Wadlick and Mason Vasser both scored twice. Vasser added a two helpers for the offense.  

Also getting into the scorebook was Bryce Zraunig (assist), Charlie Knight (assist) and Colin Galli (goal, assist).

Michael Mickiewicz made 48 saves to preserve the win. 

Gilmore-Farrell Mites 21, Ludlow 2 —  Bouchard went on an offensive surge with 11 goals and two assists in the win for the Mites on Sunday. 

Galli also filled up the scorebook with four goals and seven assists. Vasser chipped in with four goals and a helper. 

Wadlick (assist) and Zraunig (assist) also scored with Mickiewicz making 40 saves and adding an assist.

Springfield Capitals 5, FCHA Gilmore & Farrell Insurance Tornadoes  1  —  Adam Savoy scored for the Tornadoes in the loss to the Capitals. 

Kameron Tompkins and Derek Lenois picked up assists. 

The Tornadoes dealt with strong goaltending from Springfield, and got some good keeper player of their own from Riley Drew. Cameron Rice paced the defense.

Libery Tax Service FCHA Bantam Green 6, Westfield 3 — Trevor Kuchieski netted a hat trick and Jayson Smith scored twice to lift the Bantams to a 6-3 win over Westfield in a GSL North Division game on Saturday at Amelia Park Arena in Westfield.

Eathon Bryant had a goal and two assists in the win, while Hunter Smith added three assists. Also contributing offensively with assists were Will Miskovich, Jaxon Lavallee, Brodie Gagne and Matt Lavoine.

Will Cowie made 23 saves in net, and the defense was paced by Dylan Archer, Miskovich and Lavallee.


Shelburne Bowling

Tami Garland dominated the Wednesday Night League at the Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley, rolling the women’s high single (107) and triple (334) scores. Chris Rice had the men’s high single of 107 while Steve Wall came away with the men’s high triple score with a 311. 

In the Sunday Scotch Doubles, Scott Schneider and Kendall Schneider rolled the high single (113) and triple (328) scores. 

Garland once again had a strong day during the Monday Night League, finishing with the women’s high single score of 111 and triple score of 289. Erich Price had the men’s high single (111) and triple (293) scores. 

Rob Escott rolled the high single score of 136 in the Tuesday Men’s League while Ryan Hicks had the high triple score of 349. 

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