Local roundup: Mohawk Trail girls tennis edged in state tourney opener

Staff Reports
Published: 5/31/2023 9:07:09 PM
Modified: 5/31/2023 9:06:44 PM

The long bus ride to Mashpee nearly resulted in an upset victory for the Mohawk Trail girls tennis team, but host Sturgis Charter West managed to hold on for a 3-2 victory in an MIAA Division 4 preliminary round match on Wednesday.

The 35th-seeded Warriors finished their season 9-9 overall.

No. 30 Sturgis West advanced to play No. 3 Lynnfield in the Round of 32 on Thursday.

Full match details weren’t available at press time.

Youth softball


Grace Hickey, Adeline Ebbinghausen, Shaye Tyler, Evelyn Eldridge, Dani Zraunig, Riley Vallandingham, Marlee Pratt, Rebekah Grant and Elise LaPrade all hit safely as Franklin First Credit Union scored a 12-0 win over Precision Driving School in a GGSL Junior League contest on Wednesday at Murphy Park.

Precision’s Caroline Lively, Ava Martin and Bailey Sibley all had base hits.

Youth baseball

Newt Guilbault

Carter Greene smashed two hits, including an inside-the-park home run, to go with five RBIs as Turners Falls Athletic Club scored a 19-3 win over the Elks in a Newt Guilbault Community League contest on Wednesday in Turners Falls.

Greene, Aian Heilig-Rury and Joey Martino combined for 11 strikeouts for TFAC, while the offense received contributions from Logan Demers (2-for-2, two RBIs), Heilig-Rury (2-for-2, three RBIs) and Rowan Deery (two hits, two RBIs).

The Elks’ Malachi Doyle recorded his first hit of the season, while Landon Ritter doubled and Liam Fox swiped three bases and scored a run.


Andrew Gardner had two doubles and a single, Aaron Turner finished with two hits and Quest Peterson also had a hit to help Denny’s Pantry get past New Fortune, 12-9, on Wednesday.

New Fortune’s Blake Glover doubled and singled, while Noah Foote and Brantley Godfrey also had hits.

Elsewhere, Jacob Renaud had three hits and John Attesi had two as Liberty Tax edged Ruggeri Real Estate, 13-9.

Xavier Gibbons had two hits and Cody Castine played outstanding defense for Ruggeri.


K of C League

Todd Currie’s plus-8 point quota topped the Wednesday Knights of Columbus Golf League at Thomas Memorial in Turners Falls.

Joe Richotte was right behind at plus-7, while Bob Bourbeau’s 37 was the low gross. Closest to the pin winners were Brian Browning on No. 7 (3-8) and Rod Herzig on No. 9 (4-10).

Skins were won by Joey Niedbala, who also leads the league through five weeks with a plus-13 quota. Brian Peters is in second at plus-12.

Thomas Women’s League

Jenn Murphy fired a low gross of 42 to snag top marks at the Thomas Memorial Women’s League on Wednesday.

Joanne Whiteman had the low net with a 28, while closest to the pin at No. 7 was Karren Sacco (5-6).

Adult softball

Greenfield Co-ed

Ainslee Penfield was 4-for-4 with two triples and Steph Wilkes smacked three hits including a double to help RG Penfield to a 14-4 win over Valley Contracting on Wednesday at Green River Park.

Rachelle Mathey had two hits with a double for Valley Contracting.

Elsewhere, Smitty’s Pub took down the Liberty Tax Sharks, 23-8, behind four hits (including a triple and two RBIs) from Jenna Putala.

Mitch Mailoux (three hits, two doubles, three RBIs), Don Carme (three hits, triple, home run) and Tyler Sakowicz (three hits, double, two RBIs) were other offensive standouts for Smitty’s.

The Liberty Tax Sharks were propelled by Sean O’Connor’s home run, as well as a two-hit night from Yohenny Pimental and doubles from Abbie O’Connor and Damon Blake.


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