Bulletin Board: Mohawk places eighth at Nordic Mixed Relay

  • Mohawk’s Noel Anderson helped the Warriors to an eighth-place finish during the mixed relay cross country ski event in Williamstown. Submitted photo

Recorder Staff
Monday, February 12, 2018

Erika Looman, Guy Rice-Lesure, Hollin Keyser-Parker and Noel Anderson of Mohawk Trail Regional High School skied to an eighth-place finish overall during the Berkshire Nordic Ski League’s Mixed Relay event over the weekend at Mt. Greylock Regional High School in Williamstown.

The mixed relay featured two boys and two girls from each team joining to race a 4-kilometer course each. All four times were then added up to determine the winning team.

The Mohawk quartet finished in 1 hour, 16 minutes, 9 seconds to place eighth. Mt. Greylock had the top six teams in the event, and Lenox Memorial High School had the seventh-place team.

Mohawk’s second team of Lilliana Manley, Mae Rice-Lesure, Billy Hanson and Sam Nelson finished 27th overall in 1:28:17.

The day also featured a 1-kilometer sprint race and Mohawk had several skiers fare well. On the boys’ side, Anderson finished fourth overall, while Guy Rice-Lesure took eighth. Keyser-Parker finished eighth overall in the girls’ race.


Whittier at Central/West

Freshman Olivia Whittier earned a share of 16th place Sunday as the Turners Falls High School swimmer was the lone member of her team to qualify and compete in the Central/Western Massachusetts Division II Swimming & Diving Championships at Springfield College.

Whittier competed in the 100-yard breaststroke, where she tied for 16th place with Longmeadow High School’s Jasmine Jia. The two swimmers posted identical times of 1 minute, 16.23 seconds, earning ½ point each toward their team totals.

Belchertown High School’s Wiktoria Kaczor was the C/W champion in the event, touching with a time of 1:09.09 — nearly a full second ahead of runner-up Margaret Petruzzelli of Minnechaug Regional High School (1:10.03).


GMS-Frontier MS

Sam Gibson and Bob Provost scored 9 points apiece, and Greenfield Middle School captured a thrilling 37-34 win over Frontier Regional School in a boys’ middle school basketball game Monday in South Deerfield.

Greenfield’s fourth-quarter defensive effort led by Ryan Cote, Drew Conant and Alex Carabello enabled the Green Wave to win a battle of first-place teams.

Greenfield improved to 15-1 with the win. The Wave closes out its season Wednesday against Athol.

• In the girls’ game, Frontier held off Greenfield, 25-20, on Monday.

Amber Bergeron led the Green Wave with 21 points, while Aneesa Brewer added three points. Brie Widelo, Angie Rivera and Karisma Santana tossed in two points each for Greenfield (6-10), which was led defensively by Josie Cloutier.

No Frontier information was provided.

Youth hockey

GHS JV wins

Adam Savoy buried a hat trick, and Greenfield High School blanked Amherst-Regional High School, 6-0, in a JV hockey game Sunday at Fitzpatrick Arena in Holyoke.

Devin Carty, Matt Willhite and Connor Clough all added single goals in the win, with Savoy, Carty and Derek Lenois recording two assists each. Zach Smith, Martin Given, Brandon Green and Willhite all added an assist, and Alex Gurganus recorded 12 saves for the shutout with defensive help from Sam Battisti and Nick French.

Bantams split

Kameron Tompkins and Hunter Haughey scored two goals apiece and the FCHA Dillon’s Warriors captured a 7-2 win over Nonotuck in a GSL Bantams hockey game Sunday at Collins-Moylan Arena.

FCHA also received goals from Billy Woodall, Derek Lenois and Dylan Mahar, while Colin Byrnes assisted on two goals and Casey Hoffman and Tony Wozny each had an assist.

The goaltending tandem of Josh Bordeaux and Trevor Parkinson combined for 23 saves. Shea Savage and MJ Paulin were the defensive standouts.

• On Saturday, the Warriors dropped a 4-2 decision to the Woodstock Junior Wasps at Union Arena in Woodstock, Vt.

Tompkins and Haughey scored the goals for FCHA, with Byrnes earning an assist.

Bordeaux and Parkinson combined for 18 saves.

Youth basketball

Pioneer Suburban

A 29-12 second-half advantage enabled Pioneer to pick up a 38-23 win over Frontier Sunday in a grades 5 and 6 Suburban League boys’ basketball game in South Deerfield.

Jake Brook led the way with 13 points for Pioneer, which finished the regular season 13-3 overall. Kurt Redeker added 8 points and paced the defensive effort, while Gavin Gammell and Brayden Thayer each added 5 points.

Sasha Dragovich and Andrew Heffernan led Frontier with 6 points each.

• In action on Saturday, Gammell and Josh Wood scored 11 points each in leading Pioneer to a 45-37 win over Greenfield in Northfield.

Redeker (6 points) and Will Glazier (5) also aided the cause for Pioneer.

Greenfield was led by Nico Fasulo’s game-high 12 points. Amber Bergeron, Jacob Blanchard and Jackson Campbell each added 6.