Bulletin Board: Looman helps Mohawk finish fourth at Nordic event

  • Mohawk’s Mae Rice-Lesure (in yellow top) skis on her home course on Saturday where she finished 25th overall to help the Warriors to a fourth-place finish. Submitted Photo

Recorder Staff
Sunday, January 28, 2018

Erika Looman finished 18th overall and Mohawk Trail Regional High School finished fourth overall during the Berkshire Nordic Ski League meet Saturday in Buckland.

Looman finished the course in 18 minutes, 40 seconds to lead the Warriors, while teammate Hollin Keyser-Parker was two spots back in 20th place in 18:49. Mae Rice-Lesure was 25th overall in 19:38, and Lilliana Manley was 29th in 20:04. Brooke Looman rounded out the top five for the Warriors with a 51st place finish in 24:22.

Mt. Greylock Regional High School, which had the top six skiers cross the finish line, including former Mohawk athlete Jackie Wells, the runner-up at 16:57, won the team title.

The Mohawk boys finished eighth overall. Sam Nelson was the top finisher for the Warriors in 33rd place in 19:41, while Guy Rice-Lesure (19:42) and Noel Anderson (19:43) finished in the next two places. Billy Hanson was fourth for Mohawk in 46th place in 24:37.

Mohawk hosts another cross-country ski meet on Feb. 17. at 10 a.m.


UMass hockey falls

A pair of second-period goals gave the University of Maine a lead it never relinquished and the Black Bears completed a weekend sweep of the University of Massachusetts with a 3-2 Hockey East victory Saturday night at the Mullins Center in Amherst.

Emil Westerlund and Chase Pearson scored in the second period to give the Black Bears (14-9-4 overall, 8-6-3 HE) a 3-1 lead entering the third period. John Leonard scored with five minutes to play to pull UMass (11-14-1, 5-10-1) within one goal, but that was as close as UMass would get.

Pearson scored for Maine 18 seconds into the game for a 1-0 lead, but Mitchell Chaffee finished off a pass from Oliver Chau for Chau’s team-leading 10th goal of the year with 5 minutes, 15 seconds left in the first period.

Jeremy Swayman made 28 saves to earn the victory. Ryan Wischow topped 23 shots in the loss.

UMass will host Boston University Friday night at 7 at the Mullins Center.

Ellis at Clarkson

Liam Ellis scored 36 points Saturday night and Clarkson University defeated Vassar College, 84-77, in a Liberty League men’s basketball game in Potsdam, N.Y.

The junior guard shot 12-of-20 from the field and 10-for-10 from the line. Ellis’ effort was the most points scored by a player in a single game in six years.

Ellis, a former Turners Falls High School player, is second on Clarkson in scoring with 15.3 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game.

Youth hockey

Dillon Chevy wins

Derek Lenois had a pair of goals Sunday to lead the Franklin County Hockey Association Dillon Chevrolet Warriors to a 4-2 win over Pioneer Valley in a Greater Springfield League Bantam Division game at Fitzpatrick Arena in Holyoke.

Hunter Haughey and Tony Wozny each had a goal in the win, while Sam Knight, MJ Paulin and Jake Croteau had one assist apiece. Josh Bordeaux and Trevor Parkinson combined on 19 saves in the win. Aydyn Clayton and Dylan Mahar played well defensively.

• On Saturday, Parkinson stopped all 17 shots he faced to lead Dillon’s to a 2-0 shutout win over Amherst at Orr Rink in Amherst.

Croteau and Kameron Tompkins each had a goal for Dillon’s, while Colin Byrnes, Matt Provencal, Wozny and Lenois each had an assist. Paulin and Shea Savage played well defensively.

FCHA Mites roll

Charley Knight scored four times Saturday and FCHA Mites defeated Ludlow Red, 15-1, in a GSL Mite Division hockey game at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.

Mylena Prunier had two goals and two assists in the win, and Grace Laurie had two goals and one assist. Ryan Capen and Vinny Grima each had a pair of goals. Colin Galli had one goal and one assist, while Patrick McCarthy and Bryce Zraunig had one goal apiece.

Max Caron had 19 saves in the win.

Mite Greens win

Stefan Flaska had six goals and four assists Saturday and FCHA Red dumped Wilbraham Twin Meadows, 24-3, in a GSL Mite Division game in Greenfield.

Asa Bouchard had two goals and eight assists in the win, and Desmond Drake had four goals and five assists. Nico Siano had six goals and two assists, and Chase Zraunig had six goals and one assist. Carter Schloat added five assists, and Jay McGinnis made 17 saves.

Youth basketball

Pioneer 5/6 wins

Josh Wood scored 16 points Sunday and Pioneer defeated Amherst, 45-28, in a grades 5 and 6 Suburban League boys’ basketball game at Amherst Junior High School.

Brayden Thayer had 13 points in the win, and Gavin Gammell added 11.

• On Saturday, Gammell led a balanced attack with 11 points as Pioneer topped Northampton, 53-21, at JFK Middle School.

Wood added 10 points, and Jake Brook finished with 8.



Deerfield Academy defeated Hotchkiss School, 61-40, in a girls’ prep basketball Saturday in Deerfield.

The Big Green moved to 6-7 on the season.


The Deerfield girls’ varsity squash team remained unbeaten on the season at 8-0 with a 6-1 win over St. Paul’s School Saturday in Deerfield.

• In boys’ action, Deerfield fell to St. Paul’s, 7-0.


The Deerfield boys’ prep hockey team fell to 5-12 on the season following a 3-2 loss to Hotchkiss Saturday in Deerfield.

• On the girls’ side, Deerfield fell to 6-9-3 on the year after a 4-1 loss to Phillips Andover Academy Saturday in Andover.

Swimming & Diving

The Deerfield boys’ and girls’ swimming and diving teams each fell to Andover on Saturday.

The boys dropped a 128-58 decision, while the girls fell, 116-70.