H.S. Roundup: Four Frontier girls earn top 10 finishes 

  • Frontier’s Abigail Howard heads toward a second place finish during Tuesday’s quad meet with Hampshire, Easthampton and Monson in Westhampton. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI

  • Frontier’s Abigail Howard heads toward a second-place finish during Tuesday’s quad meet with Hampshire, Easthampton and Monson in Westhampton. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI

Staff Reports
Published: 9/14/2021 9:18:52 PM

Four Frontier girls finished in the top 10 in a four-team meet at Hampshire Regional on Tuesday. The Redhawks scored a 16-47 win over Monson but fell to the host Raiders, 25-32. Easthampton didn’t have enough boys to score as a team.

Abigail Howard took second overall, crossing the finish line at the 21:00 mark. Sylvie DiBartolomeo finished fourth with a run of 21:22, Leah Gump took sixth (21:49) and Sadie Ross placed eighth (22:08). Hampshire’s Sylvie Mahon-Moore took first overall in the race (20:01).

Pioneer 24, PVCICS 35 — Bryanna May led the way for the Panthers in the victory, crossing in second place overall with a time of 18:41. 

Lucy Koester was third (20:28) and Sam Baldwin was fourth (21:14) for Pioneer while Nina St. Clair (seventh, 22:00), Allison Clary (eighth, 22:02), Charlotte Relyea-Strawn (ninth, 22:08) and Mia Fowler-Shaw (10th, 22:09) all finished at nearly the same time. PVCICS’ Sarah Fardal won the girls race in 17:09.

Mohawk Trail 15, Greenfield 50
Mohawk Trail 18, McCann Tech 48
McCann Tech 15, Greenfield 50 —
Ellie Pinkham ran away from the pack, crossing the line first overall with a time of 19:58 to guide Mohawk Trail to a tri-meet sweep Tuesday on the 2.55-mile course in Buckland.

Greenfield’s Kandice Lu was second (21:11), followed by Mohawk Trail’s Valerie Bzoranowski in third (21:47). Greenfield’s Ava Fortin took fourth (21:50), while the Warriors had four straight finishers nabbing spots five through eight with Natalie Lanoue (fifth, 22:09), Savannah Simmons (sixth, 23:07), Sierra Upton (seventh, 23:27) and Bella Pettengill (eighth, 24:28) all running well.

Boys cross country

Frontier 26, Monson 29

Frontier 17, Easthampton 44

Hampshire 19, Frontier 44 — Redhawk Luke Howard’s stellar run of 17:25 placed third overall at the 2.92 mile course at Hampshire High School on Tuesday. 

Hampshire’s Gulian Marconi crossed the finish line first with a time of 16:53. 

PVCICS 18, Pioneer 43 

Smith Voke 22, Pioneer 33 —  Sam Bodenstein had a great peformance for the Panthers, taking third with a time of 16:27 on the 2.5 mile course at Smith Vocational on Tuesday. 

Maddax Wegiel joined him in the top 10, placing 10th with a run of 18:22. 

Mohawk Trail 27, Greenfield 30
Mohawk Trail 19, McCann Tech 36
Greenfield 18, McCann Tech 41 —
Dennis Simmons blitzed the field in Buckland Tuesday, traversing the 2.55-mile course in 14:50 to capture the individual victory for Mohawk Trail.

The Warriors swept the top three individual spots, with Vincent Gauthier nabbing second place (16:37) and Sean O’Dean third (16:38).

Greenfield’s Ethan Bross took fourth (17:26) and teammate Andy Bostrom was fifth (17:27).

Field hockey

Greenfield 2, Agawam 1 — It was about as rough of a start as the Green Wave could have imagined. 

The Brownies scored less than a minute into the contest and held the lead until the third quarter, but Greenfield struck twice in the third frame to pull away with a 2-1 Suburban League victory in Agawam on Tuesday.

Maddy Kuchieski opened the scoring for the Green Wave with three minutes to play in the third quarter off an assist from Brielle Widelo. Widelo then scored the game-winner off a corner with no time on the clock in the third, putting home a rebound off the Brownie goalie’s pad.

Ainslee Flynn made two saves in the win for Greenfield.

Frontier 2, West Springfield 0 — Lila Roche found the back of the net twice, and Frontier continued to play well during the early portion of the season behind a 2-0 Suburban League victory over the Terriers Tuesday night at Clark Field in West Springfield.

Roche made it 1-0 with a goal late in the first quarter, and doubled the advantage with some insurance in the fourth quarter. Maeve Huit assisted on both markers for the Redhawks, which received two saves from Ella Flanders to post the shutout. Frontier held a 9-6 edge in penalty corners.

Next up is an intriguing road trip to play South Hadley on Thursday.

Holyoke 3, Athol 1 — Abby Kirwan’s second quarter goal had the Bears right back in the game, but Holyoke’s Gracie Chesmore added an insurance tally early in the third quarter en route to a 3-1 victory on Tuesday in County League action in Athol.

Holyoke led 2-0 thanks to early goals from Siobhan Armstrong and Samantha Brennan, but Kirwan’s tally with 10:40 remaining before halftime made it a 2-1 game into the break. Christa Cucchi assisted on the goal.

Athol goalie Sam Kenniff made 12 saves on the afternoon.

Boys soccer

Frontier 2, Wahconah 1 — Dante Ruggiano netted the eventual game-winning goal in the 40th minute, enabling Frontier to snag a key Moriarty League victory Tuesday in Whately.

Tyler Dubreuil got the scoring started for the Redhawks, as he continued his hot offensive start to the season with a 14th-minute strike from Brady Burch to make it 1-0.

Ruggiano doubled the advantage in the 40th minute, with an assist credited to Fernando Saravia.

Wahconah made it a 2-1 game in the 57th minute, but Frontier held from there to pick up an impressive win. Goalie Dylan Martin made three saves, as the Redhawks held a 10-8 edge in shots.

Girls soccer

St. Mary’s 5, Greenfield 0 — Emma Goodreau and Allie Goodreau had themselves a day for the Saints on Tuesday. 

Emma Goodreau recorded a hat trick and an assist while Allie Goodreau dished three assists and found the back of the net once herself as St. Mary’s beat Greenfield, 5-0, in a Bi-County League game in Greenfield. 

Makayla Valente made 14 saves in the loss for the Green Wave. 

Smith Academy 5, Athol 0 — Five different players tallied as the Falcons earned a 5-0 Bi-County League win on Tuesday in Hatfield.

Megan Bell, Maddie Fagan, Story Goldman, Haley Springman and Caitlin Graves all scored goals for Smith Academy, which led 3-0 at halftime.

Emma Bacigalupo made 14 saves, including several point-blank shots from the Falcons.


Mohawk Trail 15½, St. Mary’s 8½ — Ben Thompson set the tone in his match at No. 1, firing the low round of the day (48) to propel the Warriors to the Bi-County West win.

Phineas Tuttman and Logan Moore both shot 53s and combined for six points, while Oliver Johnson carded a 59 and swept four points for Mohawk Trail at No. 3.

Belchertown 22, Frontier 2 — Four players broke 50 in their rounds Tuesday, but the Frontier golf team dropped a 22-2 decision to Belchertown in an independent match played at Cold Spring Golf Club.

Frontier’s Shane Prusak and Ryan Cetto each shot 44 and combined to score the Redhawks’ two points on the day. Alex Gochinski shot 45 and Cam Skiffington carded a 48.

Belchertown’s Riley Breen was the match medalist with a 33, followed by Ryan O’Neil with  a 36.

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