Bulletin Board: Woodward takes reins as UMass tight-ends coach

Recorder Staff
Monday, February 05, 2018

Wendell native and former Mahar Regional School standout quarterback Scott Woodward will spend another season on the UMass football coaching staff, albeit in a new role.

The school announced several staff updates and promotions Monday, including the move of Woodward going from quarterbacks coach/offensive analyst to a new position as tight-ends coach.

“I am grateful to Coach (Mark) Whipple and the administration for this opportunity to continue my coaching career at my alma mater,” Woodward said in a press release. “This program is headed in the right direction and I cannot wait to be a part of its continued growth. Go UMass!”

The fall will be Woodward’s fourth season as a member of the football program’s staff. He joined the team in July 2015 and worked with the quarterbacks and receivers while assisting with all facets of the offense during the 2016 season. He assisted the program as an offensive analyst during the 2017 campaign.

Woodward returned to Amherst after coaching stints at Fairleigh Dickinson (2013-15) and Westfield State (2010-13). At FDU, he served as the offensive coordinator, academic coordinator, travel coordinator and assistant strength and conditioning coordinator. He was responsible for in-game play-calling while working with the quarterbacks.

After graduating from Mahar, Woodward was a four-year letterman with the Minutemen and, as a senior, completed 50-of-93 for 613 yards with two touchdowns and rushed 22 times for 62 yards. He served as back-up to UMass’ all-time passing leader Liam Coen and was the team’s kicking holder for four seasons. He was a member of the 2006 squad that reached the Division I-AA National Championship Game.

Youth basketball

GMS boys win

Ryan Cote dropped in 12 points and Maverick Ward added 8 as Greenfield Middle School defeated Smith Academy, 55-23, in a boys’ basketball game Monday.

David Carey, Alex Carabello and Bob Provost all chipped in with 7 points in a well-balanced attack. The win moved the Wave to an impressive 13-1 on the season.

• In the girls’ game, Amber Bergeron’s game-high 9 points powered Greenfield to a 17-8 win over Smith Academy Monday.

Angie Rivera registered 6 points in the win for GMS, while Zaday Fuentes rounded out the scoring with two points.

Josie Cloutier and Aneesa Brewer helped the Wave defense hold Smith to just 8 points.

Youth hockey

FCHA Bantams sweep

Hunter Haughey’s hat trick set the tone, as the Franklin County Hockey Association Dillon’s Warriors blanked Holy Name Green, 9-0, in a Greater Springfield League Bantam hockey game Sunday at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.

Jake Croteau and MJ Paulin each scored two goals, while Kameron Tompkins and Sam Knight also found the back of the net in the win. Derek Lenois popped in three assists to help aid the offense.

Josh Bordeaux and Trevor Parkinson combined for 8 saves in the outing, backed by the defensive effort of Paulin and Tony Wozny.

• In action Saturday, Dillon’s Warriors doubled up Amherst, 4-2, in a game played at Orr Rink in Amherst.

FCHA received goals from Billy Woodall, Matt Provencal, Lenois and Wozny. Haughey dished out three assists.

Bordeaux and Parkinson each recorded 12 saves in split duty between the pipes. Dylan Mahar and Shea Savage were defensive standouts.

PeeWee Vipers fall

Will Cowie’s 25 saves led the way as the Gilmore and Farrell FCHA Vipers dropped a 6-3 decision to Westfield in a GSL PeeWee North Division hockey game Sunday at Collins-Moylan rink.

Jake Jurek, Braeden Killeen and Eathon Bryant each scored for the Vipers, while Chris Phelps, Hunter Smith and Jayson Smith added assists.

• In Saturday’s 3-3 tie with Keene at the Keene Ice Center, Cowie made 18 saves and was aided by the defensive effort of Dylan Archer, Brodie Gagne, Phelps and Smith.

Matt Lavoine scored two goals and assisted on another for the Vipers. Hunter Smith also found the back of the net, while Bryant notched two assists and Archer also assisted on a goal.

Squirts win

Braeden Talbot’s first-period goal set the tone, propelling FCHA GSB White to a 3-1 win over Pioneer Valley in a GSL Squirts hockey game Sunday at Collins-Moylan.

Shawn Beckwith II also tallied in the first period, taking a feed from Jack Laurie and posting GSB White up, 2-0.

Caedmon Leblanc rounded out the goal-scorers for FCHA with a third-period strike.

The defense of Laurie, Shawn Baumann, Austin Drowski, Bryce Drowski and Sam Noyes did the job in front of goaltender Cordelia Rhodes (15 saves), as the squad beat the No. 1-ranked team in the GSL 10U East Division.

Squirts Green clip Brattleboro

Griffin Mariani scored two goals and assisted on another, and FCHA Green held off Brattleboro, 3-2, in a GSL Squirts hockey game Saturday in Brattleboro.

Luca Siano also found the back of the net for Squirts Green, while the defense was led by the work of Cooper Smith, Porter Hall and Matthew Garvin. Goaltender Jackson Petrin recorded 32 saves in the victory.

The team earned an invite to the Squirt Tier II Small State Championship Tournament, slated to be played the first weekend in March at The Olympia in West Springfield.


Tigers host Carnival Invitational

The Greenfield YMCA Tumbling Tigers hosted a Carnival Invitational over the weekend, with teams from Westfield, Winchendon and Keene, N.H., coming to Greenfield.

Greenfield took third in the Level 1 team results, compiling a total score of 101.3.

Kayden Viencek was second on vault, bars, beam, floor and all-around in the 5- and 6-year-old age group, while Ohia Dellert won the bars (9.3), beam (9.2) and all-around (35.60) while adding a third-place showing in the 8-year-old group.

Serenity Rider was third on beam for 7-year-olds.

Genevieve Bird paced Greenfield in Xcel Bronze action, winning beam (9.2) and all-around (35.90) while taking second on floor and vault while finishing third on bars. Sandra Johnson won the vault (9.0) and was third on beam, while Payton Tierney was third on vault and floor.

In Level 2 action, Virginia Krezmien was second on vault and beam while taking third on bars and all-around in the 6- through 8-year-old group. Amelia Rider was third on vault there as well.

Lola Jones wound up third on vault and beam for the 9-year-old group, and Anna Carlson-Belanger was the runner-up in both vault and beam for ages 10-and-up.

Seneca Smith had a big day for the Tigers, winning her age group (8 and 9) in Level 3 competition. Smith was victorious in vault (9.6), bars (8.75), beam (9.25), floor (9.05) and all-around (36.65).

Olivia Wolbach was second on bars for Greenfield, while Lydia MacMunn-Seaman placed second on vault and third on all-around. In 10-plus competition, Paloma Cruz was third on vault, while Ava Garappolo was victorious on beam (9.3).

Greenfield’s Juliette Pottee won a pair of events to lead the team in Xcel Silver competition. Pottee won the beam (9.3) and floor (9.35) while taking third in all-around competition.

Mila Frantz won vault with a score of 9.3, while Anwen Burwick was third in the event. Frantz also took first on vault (9.3) and all-around (36.30), while grabbing second on bars and beam and third on floor.

Safiya Yaseen won bars (9.2) and took second on floor and all-around, while Hannah Towne was second on vault and third on beam. Abby Shaw captured third overall on bars.