School roundup: Frontier harriers on cruise control

Staff Writer
Published: 10/9/2019 10:09:27 PM

Frontier Regional School senior Brett Robinson raced past the competition Wednesday, taking first place with a time of 19 minutes, 48 seconds in a boys cross country meet in Northampton between the Red Hawks, host Smith Vocational, Pioneer and Easthampton.

Robinson’s win was just the beginning of a stellar day for Frontier, as nine Red Hawks placed in the top 10 as they cruised to 15-50 wins over Smith Voke and Easthampton, and a 19-44 victory over the Panthers. 

Pioneer’s Noah DeRuiter took second — the lone non-Frontier runner in the top 10 — with a time of 19:58 to push the Panthers to a 21-33 win over Smith Voke and 24-33 win over Easthampton. 

Jack Carey was the third runner across with a time of 20:17, followed by Oliver Brown in fourth (20:44) and Aden Grey in fifth (21:07). 

Alex Carey, Patrick Boyden, Maxfield Rubin, Danny Fellows and Kai Sharp also finished in the top 10 for the Red Hawks. 

■ In the girls meet, Frontier also dominated action, taking 15-50 wins over Pioneer and Smith Voke and finishing with a 21-40 defeat of Easthampton. 

Pioneer lost 15-50 to both Easthampton and Smith Voke. 

Red Hawk Abigail Howard took second in the meet with a 22:49 finish, followed by teammate Angelina Egland in third. 

Leah Gump was fourth and Sasha Malo finished fifth to give Frontier four of the top five finishers. 

Samantha Baldwin was the lone Panther runner in the top 10, finishing eighth, while Red Hawk runners Sadie Ross, Lia Vichi and Adrienne Josephs also placed in the top 10. 

Field hockey

Greenfield stays hot

A trio of veterans propelled host Greenfield to another impressive victory on Wednesday night.

Kaylah Eggsware, Katie Haselton and Racquel Provost all found the back of the net, and the Green Wave completed a season sweep of South Hadley thanks to a 3-1 victory in Valley League action under the lights at Vets Field.

“For us to have the offensive strength that we’ve shown the past couple games, that’s been really nice to see,” said Greenfield coach Erin Thayer, whose team defeated Turners Falls, 6-1, on Tuesday.

Eggsware made it a 1-0 game with a goal off a perfectly-executed penalty corner in the first half. Haselton and Provost tallied in the second half, with Amber Taylor notching an assist.

Greenfield held an 8-5 edge in shots and an 8-3 advantage in corners. Goalkeeper Ainslee Flynn recorded four saves for the Wave, which improved to 7-4-1 overall, 4-1 in the league.


Thunder battle in road loss

Taking on perennial power Lee, Turners Falls knew it would have its hands full.

The Thunder were able to take one set from the Western Mass. runner-ups from a year ago, falling 3-1 in an independent match in Lee. 

“I’m happy with the way we played,” Turners coach Kelly Liimatainen said. 

The first set was neck-and-neck, with the Wildcats escaping with a 25-23 win. 

Lee took control in the second set with a 25-13 win, but the Thunder came back to take the third set, 25-22, but the Wildcats finished it in the fourth set with a 25-13 win. 

Dabney Rollins had a monster match for Turners (11-5), finishing with 10 kills and a block. 

Hailey Bogusz had three kills, four aces and eight digs in the loss while Madison Liimatainen had two kills, tow aces and six digs, Steph Peterson had three kills and two aces and Lindsay Whiteman added an ace and 11 digs. 

The Thunder have four matches remaining before postseason play, starting with Easthampton on Tuesday. 

Putnam 3, Mahar 0 — Hailee Meeker had six aces, two kills, a dig and a block, but it wasn’t enough to propel the Senators over Putnam, falling 3-0 in an independent match in Springfield. 

The first set was close, with the Beavers taking a 25-23 win, before they broke away to take both the second and third sets, 25-16, 25-16. 

Quincey Drew had three kills and two aces in the losing effort, Madison Harrington had a kill, two assists and an ace and Deanna Smith had eight digs. 


Tech remains unbeaten

Franklin Tech’s Mike McGoldrick earned match-medalist and 3.5 points to help the Eagles earn a 20-4 Bi-County West victory over Pathfinder at Thomas Memorial. 

Alex Sulda earned four points with a 45 from the No. 2 spot, and Anthony Zager got three points from No. 3 with a 50. 

Nate Sciandra’s 48 from the No. 5 spot earned the team four points and Matt Marchefka shot a 56 from No. 6 to get 3.5 points. 

Frontier 19, Mahar 5 — In a matchup of two top area golfers, Red Hawk Mike Corduff came away with a narrow 3-1 point victory over Senator Tucker Ninteau, with Corduff shooting a 37 and Ninteau finishing with a 40, one of his best rounds of the season, at the Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst. 

Frontier’s Bryan Baumann earned four points from No. 2 after shooting a 46 and Kevin Baumann took three points from No. 3 with a 55, with Mahar’s Andrew Finch shooting a 59. 

Cameron Doyle got three points in No. 4 for the Senators after shooting a 60, but that would be the final scoring Mahar did on the day, as Jim Carmichael got the Red Hawks four points in No. 5 with a 55 and Robert Fuqua shot a 52 in No. 6 to get another four points. 

Westfield Tech 19, Mohawk 5 — Ben Thompson’s 49 earned the Warriors three points from the No. 1 spot, but it wasn’t enough as Westfield Tech came away with a decisive victory in a Bi-County West match at the Edge Hill Golf Course in Ashfield. 

Hunter Loomis was the match medalist with a 42 for the Tigers. 

Phineas Tuttman snagged a point in No. 2 with a 59 for Mohawk.

Boys soccer

Senators tie Belchertown

Riley Drew scored off a feed from Liam O’Donnell in the second half, but host Mahar settled for a 1-1 draw with Belchertown in a matchup of two top Division 3 teams Wednesday night under the lights in Orange.

Drew’s tally gave the hosts a 1-0 lead midway through the second half.

Belchertown’s Hunter Schiffer tied the game with just two minutes remaining, however, giving both teams a point.

“It was a big statement game for us,” Mahar coach Dan Guertin said. “In years’ past, we haven’t hung with the bigger dogs in Western Mass.”

Logan Dodge recorded six saves for the Senators, which improved to 10-1-2.

Girls Soccer

Otters roll past Eagle Hill

Two first half goals led Four Rivers over Eagle Hill, 2-0, in a River Valley Athletic League game on Wednesday. 

Alexis Dimitrou and Jessica Beck were the goal scorers for the Otters. 


Frontier 3, Mohawk Trail 1









Goals: (F) Roche 2, DeMaio. (M) Silva.

Assists: (F) Wallace-West.

Shots: Frontier 14. Mohawk 6.

Saves: (F) Burniske 5. (M) Gorrell 9, Kendall 2.

Corners: Frontier 4. Mohawk 3.

Greenfield 3, South Hadley 1

South Hadley








Goals: (SH) Moroney. (G) Eggsware, Haselton, Provost.

Assists: (SH) M. Carey. (G) Provost, Haselton, Taylor.

Shots: South Hadley 5. Greenfield 8.

Saves: (SH) Lines 5. (G) Flynn 4.

Corners: South Hadley 3. Greenfield 8.


Mahar 1, Belchertown 1









Goals: (B) Schiffer. (M) Drew.

Assists: (B) Lapage. (M) O’Donnell.

Saves: (B) Martell 7. (M) Dodge 6.


Frontier 19, Pioneer 44
Pioneer 21, Smith Voke 33

Frontier 15, Smith Voke 50

Frontier 15, Easthampton 50

Pioneer 24, Easthampton 33

(at Smith Voke, 3.1 miles)

1. Robinson (F), 19:48. 2. DeRuiter (P), 19:58. 3. J. Carey (F), 20:17. 4. Brown (F), 20:44. 5. Grey (F), 21:07.6 A. Carey (F), 21:09. 7. Boyden (F), 21:18. 8. Rubin (F), 21:20. 9. Fellows (F), 21:33. 10. Sharp (F), 21:37.


Frontier 15, Pioneer 50
Smith Voke 15, Pioneer 50

Frontier 15, Smith Voke 50

Frontier 21, Easthampton 40

Easthampton 15, Pioneer 50

(at Smith Voke, 3.1 miles)

1. Bongiovanni (E), 22:06. 2. Howard (F), 22:49. 3. Egland (F), 23:07. 4. Gump (F), 23:20. 5. Malo (F), 23:26. 6. Kane-Long (E), 23:40. 7. Ross (F), 23:57. 8. Baldwin (P), 24:10. 9. Vichi (F), 24:36. 10. Josephs (F), 24:51.

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