Bulletin Board: Thomas, Johnston, Podolski win Greenfield Elks Shoot

  • Caleb Johnston, 11, shoots free throws during the Elks Hoop Shoot contest at the YMCA in Greenfield on Dec. 10. Johnston made 15 out of 25 shots to win his division. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Jackson Campbell shoots free throws during the Elks Hoop Shoot at the YMCA in Greenfield on Dec. 10. Campbell made 11 out of 25 shots and placed third in the 10-11 age group. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Kids wait for their shot at the Elks National Hoop Shoot contest at the YMCA in Greenfield on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Trophies for the Elks National Hoop Shoot contest at the YMCA in Greenfield on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

Recorder Staff
Sunday, December 17, 2017

Grayson Thomas, Caleb Johnston and Tyler Podolski each won their age groups during the Greenfield Elks Hoop Shoot on Dec. 10 at the Greenfield YMCA.

Podolski won the boys’ ages 12-13 division by draining 21-of-25 free throws. Daniel Pena-Chadee finished second in the division.

Johnston won the boys’ ages 10-11 division by making 15-of-25 free throws, finishing in front of second-place finisher Jackson Cogswell.

Thomas won the boys’ ages 8-9 division with 16-of-25 free throws made, which put him in front of second-place finisher Malcolm Briggs.

No girls registered for the event.

The three winners advance to the State Meet on Jan. 6 at 9 a.m. at Gardner Middle School.

Youth hockey

FCHA bantams

Two goals each from Jake Croteau, MJ Paulin and Hunter Haughey lifted the Franklin County Hockey Association Dillon’s Warriors to a comfortable 10-2 win over Ludlow in a Greater Springfield League Bantam Division hockey game Sunday at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.

Kameron Tompkins, Billy Woodall, Matt Provencal and Derek Lenois all tallied in the win for FCHA, while Tompkins posted a pair of assists. Casey Hoffman, Aydyn Clayton, Provencal and Croteau also picked up assists.

Trevor Parkinson and Josh Bordeaux combined for 18 saves in net, and the duo was helped defensively by Tony Wozny and Shea Savage.

• The weekend began with a convincing victory on Saturday, as FCHA thumped Holy Name Green, 10-1, at Olympia Ice Rink in West Springfield.

Tompkins notched a hat trick, and Wozny and Provencal each had a pair of goals. Dylan Mahar, Lenois and Hunter Haughey added goals, while assists were credited to Wozny, Provencal, Lenois, Paulin, Colin Byrnes and RJ Grondin.

Parkinson and Bordeaux combined for 11 saves.

FCHA PeeWees

Trevor Kuchieski tallied a hat trick and assisted on another goal, and Will Cowie recorded 19 saves as FCHA Gilmore & Farrell Vipers defeated Westfield, 6-1, in a GSL PeeWee North hockey game Sunday at Amelia Park Arena in Westfield.

Hunter Smith buried two goals, while Shane Broussard scored the other goal for the Vipers. Eathon Bryant and Matt Lavoine each had two assists, and Brady Booska also recorded a helper. Dylan Archer, Chris Phelps, Braeden Killeen and Jayson Smith played well defensively.

FCHA Mites

Ryan Capen turned away 25 shots in net, as FCHA Platinum dropped an 11-5 decision to the Springfield Capitals in GSL Mites action Saturday in Greenfield.

Mylena Prunier scored twice for FCHA Platinum, which also received goals from Max Caron, Vinny Grima and Grace Laurie.

Youth basketball

Pioneer Suburban

Host Pioneer built a 16-2 lead and never looked back, taking care of business in a 53-10 victory over Turners Falls in a Suburban League boys’ grades 5/6 basketball game Sunday in Northfield.

Gavin Gammell led Pioneer with 16 points, followed by Josh Wood (12 points) and Brayden Thayer (8 points). All nine Pioneer players scored.

Hugh Cyhowski led Turners with 3 points, and Josiah Little paced the defensive effort.

Turners Falls Suburban

Cyhowski scored 13 points and Caleb Thomas joined him in double figures with 12 points, leading Turners Falls to a 49-26 win over Gateway in a boys’ grades 5/6 SL basketball game Saturday in Huntington.

Joseph Mosca tossed in 8 points for Turners, while Brandon Truesdell added 6 points in the victory. Mason Lehtomaki (4 points) also contributed, while Cameron Burnett, Little and Kolin Broderick all scored 2 points.

Frontier Suburban

A stifling second-half effort from Frontier enabled the squad to erase a halftime deficit and pick up a 30-14 win over Hatfield in a girls’ fifth and sixth grade SL basketball game Saturday in Hatfield.

Trailing 12-8 at intermission, Frontier exploded in the second half. The team outscored Hatfield by a 22-2 margin to pull away for the win.

Hailey Hutkoski led all scorers with 12 points for Frontier, and she added 4 steals. Madison McKemmie scored 6 points and added two steals and two rebounds, while contributions also came from Molly Gates (4 points, 7 rebounds), Lilly Warchol (4 points), Brianna Hale (2 points), Hannah Davis (2 points) and Claire Kirkendall (9 steals, 2 assists, 2 rebounds).

Hatfield’s Emma Moynihan tallied 6 points.

GMS wins

David Carey (14 points) and Sam Gibson (12) paced the offense, as the Greenfield Middle School boys’ basketball team captured a 51-30 victory over Mahar on Friday.

Bob Provost had 11 points and 8 rebounds for Greenfield, while Drew Conant added 8 points and 6 boards. Ryan Cote and Maverick Ward played well defensively for the Green Wave.