Bulletin Board: Four Rivers ultimate competes in Pioneer Valley Invitational

Four Rivers' Cooper Whitney rises up to make a catch during the Pioneer Valley Invitational Tournament in Northampton over the weekend.

Four Rivers' Cooper Whitney rises up to make a catch during the Pioneer Valley Invitational Tournament in Northampton over the weekend. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE/EMILY WHITNEY

Four Rivers' Alex Schutta makes a catch during the Pioneer Valley Invitational Tournament in Northampton over the weekend.

Four Rivers' Alex Schutta makes a catch during the Pioneer Valley Invitational Tournament in Northampton over the weekend. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE/EMILY WHITNEY

Staff Reports

Published: 05-20-2024 8:51 PM

The Four Rivers boys ultimate team competed in the Pioneer Valley Invitational in Northampton over the weekend, reaching the quarterfinals. 

The Otters beat Needham (12-5) and Titane, out of Montreal, (13-9) but fell to Columbia, N.J. (11-10) on Saturday. On Sunday, Four Rivers fell to Montclair, N.J. (13-9) in overtime before falling to Lexington, 13-12. 

Russell Herbert, Caleb Bird-Richards, Sam Whitney, Kolin Broderick and Isaiah Goleman played well for the Otters, who gear up for next weekend’s state tournament. 


CFC hole-in-one

John Marchefka sank a hole-in-one during the Knights of Columbus Tournament at Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston on Friday. 

The shot came from 315 yards out on the par 4 No. 7, with Marchefka using a driver. Jeff Collura, Brian Knowles and Casey Fahey were witnesses. 

Northfield ace

Gene LaCoy sank his first career ace on Saturday at Northfield Golf Club, using an 8 iron on Hole No. 7. 

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Jon Snow, Don Letourneau and Doug Field were witnesses.


Justin Fox, Jon Hall, Lee Skiffington and Ethan Stafford shot the low gross of 62 while Ryan Aiken, Brad Bellville, Andy Helgerson and Duane Towne carded the low net (49) in the Men’s Flight during an outing at Country Club of Greenfield Monday. 

Randy Ames, Scott Terraria, Bunny McDonough and Tim McDonough shot the low gross (62) while Marie Saucier, Joh Saucier, Deb Hayden and Kerry Wandrei carded the low net (50) in the Mixed Flight. In the Women’s Flight, Valerie Esquere, Deb Putnam, Corky Sysun and Camilla Thacher shot the low gross (64) while  Sally Roberts, Anne Echeverria, Sandy Ruggeri and  Susan Renfrew came in with the low net (49). 

Ed Snow (two feet, one inch) and Ashley Evans (4-11) won closest to the pin, Joe Berge and Ashley Evans won straightest drive while Ryan Footit and Terry Boyce won longest drive. 

■ The foursome of Danica Hochstetler, Phil Corrinet, Wayne Garfinkel and John Shultis tied with Elizabeth Archer, Peter Wood, Vincent Melendez and Daniel Bassett for first place with scores of 147 in the May ABCD Tournament at Country Club of Greenfield on Saturday. 

Brian Luippold, Karen Duclos, Norman Morris and Tom Smith shot the low net (107) while Mike Covey, Michael Duclos, Nancy Robie and Susan Luippold took second (108). 

Youth baseball


New Fortune 13, Pioneer  Valley Tire 9 — Cam Santerre, Sam Edson, Luke Edson and Mason Facey combined to score nine runs in New Fortune’s win on Sunday. 

Owen Castine tallied a single and a double while Brantley Godfrey doubled and tripled for Pioneer Valley Tire. 

Lundgren Honda 19, Aubuchon Hardware 13 — Ben Trombley had three hits, Quinn Gibbons knocked two hits while Laurence Shields hit safely in Lundgren’s win on Sunday. 

Kaelynn Dudek tallied three hits and Josh James homered for Aubuchon. 

Smitty’s Pub 10, Denny’s Pantry 9 — Asa Bouchard singled and doubled, Topher Miller and Carter Malouin each tallied a hit and an RBI while Benny Woodard singled, doubled and drove in two runs in Smitty’s win on Saturday. 

Ben Shivone pitched and had a hit at the plate while Fred Burnap pitched and tallied a pair of hits and RBIs at the plate for Denny’s. 

Ruggeri’s 15, Bobby C’s 13 — Brody Suhl, Lew Graves, Jovani Borgos Anthony Ruggeri and Aiden Call pitched in Ruggeri’s win Saturday. 

Hunter Wilkins, Wyatt Wilkins and Chris Baker hit safely for Bobby C’s. 

Rotary Club 10, Liberty Tax 5 — Josheph Gardner had two hits while Emerson Maxam and Conner Bergeron hit safely in Rotary’s win Saturday. 

Solomon O’Neil Evens, Yusef Bensen and Adrian Lopez hit safely for Liberty Tax. 

Fitzgerald Real Estate 11, Parody Builders 6 — Zelda Rossi, Jalen Howell and Aiden Martin each had two hits in Fitzgerald’s triumph Thursday. 

Wesley Lehman had three hits while Parker Clough Campagna and Oscar Lizotte each had two hits in the loss. 

Newt Guilbault

St. Stan’s 14, Greenfield Savings Bank 0 — Charlie Tyler tallied a hit and an RBI, Enmanuel Quezada doubled in a run, Malcolm Tyler tallied two hits while Carter Flagg struck out 10 in St. Stan’s win on Monday. 

Wes Tela and Tyler Kuzmeskus combined to strike out five for GSB. 

Booska’s Flooring 11, Montague Elks 5 — Dayzar Crapps had a pair of hits and RBIs, Joe Bedaw hit safely while Ryan Newton tallied two hits, an RBI and 10 strikeouts on the mound in Booska’s win Monday. 

Colton Ryder knocked a hit while Tyler Varilly tallied two hits and an RBI for the Elks. 

TFAC 7, Montague Elks Club 1 — Carter Greene tallied two hits and six strikeouts on the mound while Hunter Kelley and Carmelo Bashaw hit safely in TFAC’s win on Sunday. 

Liam Fox knocked two hits while Tyler Varilly and Jack Carney hit safely for Elks Club. 



Pristine Orientals 5, Pipione’s 4 — Makenna Ward, Mia Beckwith and Morgan Beckwith each had three hits while Zoey Lively knocked two hits, the final driving in the game-winning run, as Pristine earned a win on Monday. 

Clara Vandoren had a hit and pitched, Ava Martin knocked three hits while Ellie Mcintyre had two hits for Pipione’s. 

Middle school

Greenfield 15, Mohawk Trail 7 — Kayden Viencek and Lenyx White each had two hits while Samantha Suhl struck out 10 in Greenfield’s win Friday. 

Madison Ross struck out 11 for Mohawk Trail.