Bulletin Board: Senators top Panthers in Keene Summer League

  • MaryAnne Prescott, of Mahar Regional, lets go of a floater in the paint against Pioneer Valley Regional, Thursday in Keene. FOR THE RECORDER/MIKE PHILLIPS

  • Micalyn Mailloux, of Mahar Regional, drives to the basket against Pioneer Valley Regional, Thursday in Keene. FOR THE RECORDER/MIKE PHILLIPS

  • Micalyn Mailloux, of Mahar Regional, finishes at the rim against Pioneer Valley Regional, Thursday in Keene.  FOR THE RECORDER/MIKE PHILLIPS

  • MaryAnne Prescott, of Mahar Regional, finishes at the rim against Pioneer Valley Regional, Thursday in Keene.  FOR THE RECORDER/MIKE PHILLIPS

  • Greenfield shortstop Brielle Widelo throws to first for an out against Frontier during their 14U Suburban League game Thursday in South Deerfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Greenfield baserunner Kate Trudeau slides safely into third base during their 14U Suburban League game Thursday in South Deerfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Greenfield third baseman Rachel Dodge throws to first for an out against Frontier during their 14U Suburban League game Thursday in South Deerfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Frontier’s Izzy Palmisano lays down a bunt against Greenfield during their 14U Suburban League game Thursday in South Deerfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

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Published: 6/27/2019 10:23:56 PM

KEENE, N.H. — Defense led to offense for the Mahar Regional School girls summer league basketball team in a 55-24 win over Pioneer Valley Regional at Keene High School on Thursday night.

The top of Mahar’s zone created turnovers, which led to open floor opportunities that allowed the squad to build an early lead. The easy buckets made scoring contagious for Mahar. Micalyn Mailloux led the way with 27 points for the Senators.

“Once we all got scoring, it continued,” Mailloux said. “One of us was tapping it and the other person was grabbing it and going.”

Mailloux got hot from outside against sagging defenders in the second half. Mailloux made three second half 3-pointers.

“In this game I did end up shooting it more,” Mailloux said. “But I do normally end up driving.”

The Senators ran with six players for the game, as Ava Liberty and Abby Henne split time with the JV game.

“I want them to learn to play tired,” Mahar coach Scott Parker said. “You could see at the end, the feet weren't moving very well. You don't have to steal the ball every time, you just have to move your feet.”

Delaney Parker is settling in nicely as the starting point guard, using speed to penetrate and collapse defenses. Against Pioneer, Parker’s teammates moved effectively without the ball giving Parker passing lanes.

“We were doing well cutting,” Mailloux said. “In today’s game we were passing the ball and being smart.”

Parker had six assists for Mahar.

If Pioneer made it past the perimeter, Courtney Page provided another layer of defense in the paint with four blocks and a steal.

Page scored eight points with MaryAnne Prescott adding nine points with a 3-pointer.

Outside of varsity player Paige Loughman, the Panthers don't have much experience on the floor.

“For these girls, some of them haven't started playing until seventh grade,” Pioneer coach Mike Loughman said. “What we are trying to do is to get them to play more, handle the basketball and not get rusty. Build their confidence.”

Loughman had 12 points for Pioneer. Sarah Johnson added 4 points.

In the upstairs gym at Keene High School, the Mahar JV girls lost to Keene High School, 23-22. A late lead dissipated for the Senators. Jenna Bonenfant led Mahar with eight points.

Monty Tech Summer League

The Athol High School boys summer league team topped Ayer, 44-22, in Fitchburg on Thursday.

Noah Pottinger's 19 points led the Red Raiders (2-2). Pottinger did most of his damage attacking the rim for Athol.

Bryce King added five points for Athol, which led 20-10 at halftime.

Youth softball

Suburban League

Holly Myers and Madison Liimatainen both singled, but visiting Turners Falls was held in check by star pitcher Jocelyn Mettey in Southampton’s 12-0 victory in Suburban League 12U action, Thursday.

Myers tossed a complete game in the circle for Turners, which fell to 0-3.

• In action from Wednesday night, Liimatainen struck out seven in six innings but Turners fell to host Westfield, 11-5.

Myers smacked two hits, including a double, and drove in a pair of runs, while Cady Wozniak singled and drove in a run and Cordelia Guerin added a hit.

Youth baseball

Mickey Mantle

For the second time in as many nights, Pioneer Stone Seals/Scotty’s handled its business against visiting Westfield on Thursday.

Pioneer made it back-to-back wins in back-to-back nights against the Whip City, as it followed Wednesday’s 2-0 shutout with a 7-1 victory on Thursday in Turners Falls.

Jason and Jacob Quinn combined to pitch a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts, while Jacob Quinn also singled and drove in a run.

The offense was well-balanced, as Jakob Burnett (single, double), Dalton Henderson (single, RBI), Jared Hubbard (single, RBI), James Robison (single, RBI), Jake Croteau (single, RBI), Cayden Lehtomaki (single), Max Leh (single) and Gavin Rubio (single) all contributed.

Pioneer improved to 4-3 overall, and the club heads to play Northampton, Saturday at 5:30.

Sandy Koufax

Jacob Martin’s two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning tied the game, but visiting Hatfield scored a run in the top of the eighth inning and held on for a 7-6 victory over the Hubie’s Tavern West County Warriors in a Pioneer Valley Youth Baseball League Sandy Koufax game, Thursday night in Buckland.

Trailing 6-3 in the sixth, the Warriors got one run back on a Wyatt Edes RBI single that scored Liam O’Donnell. Martin followed with a two-out, game-tying two-run single to make it 6-6.

O’Donnell, Rosco Palmer, Gabe Selig, Sam Schreiber and Edes all finished with two hits for West County.

Palmer pitched well in relief, coming on in the third inning and tossing five innings for the hosts, which return to action Saturday afternoon in Westfield.

Adult softball

Montague Co-Rec

Angelica Perfido scored the game-winning run to send Fairview Landscapes to a 12-11 win in eight innings over St. Stanislaus Society in Montague Co-Rec Softball League action, Thursday night at Unity Park.

Thomas Anderson went 3-for-4 with a home run, triple and five RBIs for Fairview. Tyler Anderson and Ashton Smead had three hits apiece.

Kramer Patenaude was 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for St. Stan’s. Elysia Ollari tacked on two hits for her club.

Pioneer Valley Women’s League

Kristin Ouellette was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs, while Jamie Jackman also had two hits and three RBIs to help Conway upend the Buckland Brew Crew, 15-8, in Pioneer Valley Women’s League softball action, Thursday in Conway.

Jenelle Wilkins tripled and drove in a run for Conway.

Jenna Carme’s 4-for-4 night with an RBI paced Buckland. Teammate Maura Crossman was 3-for-5 with three runs batted in.

• Elsewhere, Taylor Boutwell clubbed two home runs and two doubles to send Ashfield past Shelburne, 24-1.

Shelburne’s Taylor Chapin and Angie Renaud roped two hits apiece.


Ashfield Community League

Tony Warchol, Gail Abbott and Lisa Lesure posted a winning score of 36 to take first place in a three-person scramble at Thursday morning’s Ashfield Community Golf Club League.

Terry Norwood, Francie Hall and Cyndie Stetson were second with a 37, followed in third by the team of Bob Jillson, Barb Ladd and Connie Szelewicki.

CFC Men’s League

Jason Wallace posted a plus-10 point quota to take first place in the Blue Tee Division at the Crumpin-Fox Club Men’s League, Thursday. 

Ryan Martin was second at plus-5, followed by Brett Barnes at plus-4 and then Carl Hoynoski and Jason Germain, which tied for fourth at plus-1. Scott Dorval was closest to the pin on both No. 3 (12-7) and No. 9 (12-7).

Doug Taylor’s plus-8 was tops in the Gold Tee Division. Gene Kugler was next at plus-5.


Northfield Summer Series

Ed Kaczenski got the Northfield Summer Road Race Series off to a fine start Thursday night, as he was first across the line in the 3.3-mile course with a time of 20 minutes, 14 seconds.

Jack Loud was the runner-up in 22:22, followed by Bob Bezio in third place (22:37). The rest of the top 10 finishers were Derek Postema (23:58), Erika Looman (25:02), Noah de Ruiter (26:05), Neal Gifford (26:05), John Fay (27:06), Alex Loud (27:20) and Isaac Bingham (28:47).

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