Schools: Frontier golfers win 3rd straight title

Recorder Staff
Published: 10/11/2017 10:33:02 PM

Mikey Corduff’s low round of 38 propelled Frontier Regional School to a convincing 22½-1½ victory over Mahar Regional School in a Suburban West golf match Wednesday at Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst.

The win secured the league title for the Red Hawks (10-5, 9-1), who lost just once during Suburban West play to Hampshire Regional High School way back on Sept. 5.

“The guys grinded it out all year,” lauded Frontier coach Bill Fitzpatrick. “We worked hard, spent a lot of time at the range and it showed in the end.”

Frontier won six of its last seven matches, including a 15-9 win over Hampshire when the teams met for the second time. It was the third year in a row that the Hawks won a division crown.

Corduff swept all four points at No. 1 in his match against Mahar’s Treyton Pasakinskas, who posted a round of 45.

Bryan Baumann shot 41 at No. 2 for Frontier, while Kalen Evans (44), Kevin Baumann (46), Porter Clancy (48) and Gabe Gochinski (64) all won at least three points toward the team total.

Mahar (6-6, 4-4) also received a point at No. 3 from Tucker Ninteau (45), while Corey Sanderson shot 51.

Greenfield 17, Turners Falls 7 — A great match in the No. 1 spot saw Greenfield High School’s Ryan Cote and Turners Falls High School’s Kyle Kucenski share medalist honors with a 40 on Wednesday.

Cote’s Green Wave had enough to pick up the win however, as the squad earned a 17-7 win in action at the Country Club of Greenfield.

The duo split the four points at No. 1, though Greenfield received four points each from Nate Provost at No. 5 (56) and Dan Mihailicenco at No. 6 (62). Connor Pedigree won 2½ point at No. 2 (53), as did Kevin Gifford at No. 4 (53).

Tyler Noyes won 1½ points at No. 2 thanks to a 55 for Turners, while Brian Poirier scored three points at No. 3 (64).

Hopkins 13, Pioneer 11 — Kyle Maynard and Garrett Cote shared medalist honors with one other golfer after posting rounds of 40, but visiting Pioneer Valley Regional School was edged by Hopkins Academy, 13-11, in a Suburban West golf match played Wednesday at Hickory Ridge Country Club in Amherst.

Hopkins’ Jack Ter Doest also shot 40 for the Hawks, earning him 2½ points in a tight match at No. 1 against Maynard.

Cote won 3½ points for Pioneer at No. 3, while Christopher Knight also won 3½ points for the Panthers thanks to a round of 54. Cam Baird shot 52 on the afternoon while Jake Fuller posted a round of 57.

FC Tech 24, Central 0 — Franklin County Technical School dominated Springfield Central High School Wednesday afternoon, shutting out the host Golden Eagles, 24-0, in a Bi-County West match at Veterans Golf Course as every player in the Tech lineup won their matchups, 4-0.

Mike McGoldrick was the match medalist with a score of 41. The Eagles improved to 11-0 on the season while Central fell to 0-10.

Girls’ volleyball

Mahar 3, Mohawk 1 — Aria Flematti dished out 22 assists as Mahar Regional School qualified for the WMass Division III Tournament thanks to a key Northern Division victory over Mohawk Trail Regional High School, 25-11, 25-23, 15-25, 25-17, Wednesday night in Orange.

Maeve Powell had a team-high 15 kills to power the Senators, which improved to 10-4 on the season, 4-3 in the league. Powell put down six aces, while Sophia Smith added five kills and five aces in a strong effort.

Jordyn Berry, who had two blocks on the night, tossed in three kills for Mahar, while Flematti added two kills and Ava Santana added one. Lauren Henne’s six digs paced the defensive effort, while Carissa Johnson also recorded six digs. Smith (five digs) and Powell (four digs) also contributed.

Mohawk’s Lexi Mazza totaled 11 kills, four blocks, four assists, six digs and two aces in a busy outing, while Gabby Shean registered nine kills and three blocks. Ashley Reynolds (six kills, 13 assists) and Kylie Lowell (three kills) also aided the cause for the Warriors.

Mohawk (6-5, 3-2) travels to Pioneer Valley Regional School today, while Mahar hosts Athol High School Friday night.

Frontier 3, Minnechaug 2 — Lauren Davenport finished with 23 kills and eight digs on Wednesday and Frontier edged Minnechaug Regional High School, 20-25, 25-20, 26-24, 22-25, 15-7 in a Eastern Division girls’ volleyball match in Wilbraham.

Selayna Bathurst had 16 kills, four aces and 16 digs in the win, while Ashley Telega finished with eight kills and three digs. Ella Deane had 48 assists, three kills, one ace and six digs, and Grace Randall had four aces and three digs.

Turners 3, Pioneer 0 — Sienna Dillensneider had 11 aces as Turners Falls High School swept Pioneer Valley Regional School, 25-16, 25-13, 25-8 in Northern Division girls’ volleyball match Wednesday in Northfield.

Hannah Wells had one assist, one kill and two aces for Turners Falls as Mercedes Morales had one assist and two aces, and Hailey Bogusz had two kills and an ace.

Jackie Collins had an impressive 10 digs, two aces and four kills in a losing effort for Pioneer. Avery Johnson also chipped in with 11 digs and three aces, and Autumn Flagg added five assists and one block.

Turners Falls improves to 13-1, 8-0 on the season and Pioneer falls to 1-10, 1-5.

Field hockey

Mohawk 7, Athol 0 — Ashley Walker and Caitlin Johnston each registered hat tricks and had one assist apiece Wednesday evening and Mohawk Trail Regional High School defeated Athol High School, 7-0, in an independent field hockey game in Athol.

Mohawk led 4-0 at halftime thanks to a pair of goals by Walker. Lizzie Herzig also scored in the win, and Mikayla Bompastore chipped in an assist.

Emma French made one save for the shutout. Ryley Pond made 15 saves in the loss.

Mahar 1, Palmer 1 — Palmer High School’s Cameryn Orszulak scored with 10:01 but Hannah Dupont of Mahar Regional School was able to score with one second left to tie the game up as the Mahar and Palmer field hockey ended in a 1-1 draw Wednesday afternoon.

Mahar lead Palmer 3-1 in shots as Rhea Dinelle had two saves for Palmer and their only shot got past Mahar goalie Hannah Birch.

Turners 0, Belchertown 0 — Haleigh Greene recorded three saves to earn a shutout, but visiting Turners Falls High School was forced to settle for a 0-0 draw with Belchertown High School in an independent field hockey game Wednesday in Belchertown.

The Powertown (5-7-2) held an 8-3 advantage in shots and a 13-4 edge in penalty corners but was unable to sneak one past the goalkeeping tandem of Kiersten Laramee and Abigail Rothstein.

Turners is off until Wednesday when it plays Palmer High School on the road at 4 p.m.

Cross country

Four Rivers 4th at Charlemont

Casey Davey finished fourth overall, pacing the Four Rivers Charter School boys’ cross country team in a meet Wednesday at the Academy at Charlemont.

Davey’s time of 19 minutes, 49 seconds paced the pack of Otters. Teammate Eli Smith also cracked the top 10, crossing in sixth place at 20:00.

Charles Dean finished 23rd overall for Four Rivers in 22:19, with teammates Gavin Slaymaker (52nd, 30:17) and Noah Pitcoff (53rd, 30:21) also running for the Otters.

Sophie Jacobson-Carroll led the way for the girls’ team on Wednesday, as she was 30th overall in 33:57. Katie Deso took 32nd place (35:35), while Olivia Vassar was 33rd (35:39).


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