Bulletin Board: Mahar’s Max Gilmore racks up 3 All-State track titles

Staff Reports
Published: 2/27/2022 8:57:11 PM

With the top athletes in the state on hand, Mahar’s Max Gilmore racked up some more hardware on Saturday.

Gilmore took home three titles at the MIAA Meet of Champions at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, leading the charge as the lone Franklin County athlete in the competition.

Gilmore took first in the boys 55-meter wheelchair dash (12.73 seconds), boys 300-meter wheelchair dash (59.13) and boys wheelchair shot put (16 feet, 11¼ inches). 

Colleges

Wozniak, Worcester take ECHA crown

Turners Falls’ Cassidhe Wozniak scored the first goal of the game, and Granby’s Emily Pavoni netted the game-winning tally in the third period to lift the Worcester State University women’s hockey team to a 2-1 win over Anna Maria in the championship game of the Eastern Collegiate Hockey Alliance (ECHA) on Sunday afternoon at Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center.

The top-seeded Lancers, who didn't lose an ECHA game all season, emerge as the alliance's first champion and finish their 2021-22 season with a 14-7-2 record, while second seeded Anna Maria ends the year at 7-12-2.

Wozniak opened the scoring at 12:32 of the first period when she capitalized on the first power play opportunity of the game for either team. Wozniak took a feed and slipped the puck past junior Sam Dahill for her 16th goal of the season. She finished with 16 goals and nine assists on the year.

Haselton, Framingham win MASCAC title

Top-seeded Framingham State University repeated as Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Women's Basketball Tournament champions after defeating second seed Bridgewater State 84-69 on Sunday in Framingham.

With the victory, the Rams received the MASCAC's automatic bid to the 2022 NCAA Division III Tournament.

Greenfield’s Katie Haselton is on the roster for Framingham. The freshman guard is averaging 2.2 points per game in 17 appearances for the Rams (22-3).

Preps

NMH basketball rolls

The final regular season game of the season for the No. 3-ranked Northfield Mount Hermon boys basketball team was a winning one, as the Hoggers rolled past South Kent, 74-50, to cap a 28-4 campaign.

With the win, NMH set the school record for victories in a regular season (28), breaking the mark previously set by the 2017 and 2018 teams.

Texas commit Rowan Brumbaugh scored 25 points, while Northwestern-bound Luke Hunger had 12 points and 16 rebounds. JB Frankel (15 points), Hudson Hansen (11) and Avery Brown (11) all contributed offensively in the win.

Next up, the Hoggers, seeded second in the upcoming NEPSAC AAA Tournament, will host No. 7 Vermont Academy on Wednesday at Forslund Gymnasium.

Deerfield results

Adeeva Alli won her weight-class title at the National Prep Wrestling Championships to help Deerfield Academy finish fourth as a team in the women’s division (out of 26 schools).

Matt Hickey battled to win first three opening matches to advance to the quarterfinal round on the boys side.

Elsewhere, girls hockey picked up a 2-1 win over Loomis Chaffee and boys hockey fell to Brunswick, 4-3.

The Big Green boys hoop team was a 71-50 winner over Choate, while the girls team dropped a 35-30 decision to Choate.

Youth hockey

FCHA results

Max Caron netted a hat trick to lift FCHA 12U White past the Nonotuck Knights, 5-2, over the weekend.

Mylena Prunier and Lucas Bailey had the other goals for FCHA, with assists to Dominic Sarno, James Edson and Weston Jones. Go alie Sasha Savinov made 20 saves.

Elsewhere, the FCHA Gilmore & Farrell Squirts blanked Ludlow, 9-0, thanks to five goals and three assists from Asa Bouchard.

Finn Coffin also had a hat trick and an assist in the win, with Bryce Zraunig rounding out the scorers for FCHA with a goal. Preston Charboneau made four saves to record the shutout.

Youth basketball

Turners Suburban

Jaiden Lapointe poured in 15 points and Carter Leete followed with 14 as Turners Falls doubled up South Hadley, 50-25, in a Suburban League grades 5 and 6 boys basketball game in Turners on Sunday.

Emmitt Spriggs went for 10 points for the Powertown, and Everett Eichorn added four points.

In grades 7 and 8 action, Kainen Stevens led the way with 11 points on Saturday to help Turners Falls defeat Greenfield, 48-27.

Brody Girard added eight points in the win and Nehemiah Rice tossed in six.


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