Schools: Hawk boys unbeaten division champs

Recorder Staff
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Three second-half goals enabled Frontier Regional School to close out its Moriarty Division slate without a loss Thursday night.

The visiting Red Hawks received goals from Noah Jacques, Zach Hamilton and Connor Bagdon, breaking a scoreless game at halftime, en route to a 3-0 victory over Chicopee Comprehensive High School in Chicopee.

Ben Arnold and Bagdon added assists in the win, which saw Frontier improve to 11-1-4 overall, 6-0-2 in the league. Goalkeeper Peter Bronke, back from injury, recorded just one save to earn the shutout, as the Hawks held a decisive 22-7 edge in shots.

With the league schedule now behind them, the Hawks have one more game left on their regular-season docket. That comes Monday night, when they’ll travel to play perennial powerhouse Belchertown High School (13-2-2). Frontier coach Dale Totman said his team is look forward to the high-profile matchup on the eve of the Western Mass. Division III Tournament.

“We’re very excited,” offered Totman. “We’ve never gotten the No. 1 seed (in the tournament) before. If we win, I believe we’ll get it. Whoever wins is probably the top seed.”

Girls’ volleyball

Mahar 3, Pioneer 0 — Nine kills from Maeve Powell paved the way for another Mahar Regional School victory Thursday night, as the Senators swept Pioneer Valley Regional School, 25-13, 25-20, 25-17, in a Northern Division girls’ volleyball match in Northfield.

Mahar improved to 13-6 overall, 7-3 in the North. The victory, coupled with Mohawk Trail Regional High School’s loss to Athol High School, secured second place in the league for the Senators behind Turners Falls High School.

Sophia Smith added six kills in the win, while Jordyn Berry contributed three kills for the visitors. Setter Aria Flematti finished with 13 assists and a pair of aces.

Lauren Henne had a kill and an ace for the Senators, while Ava Santana and Carissa Johnson tossed in two aces apiece.

Mahar closes out its regular-season slate tonight when it hosts High School of Commerce, while Pioneer finishes its season 1-17, 1-9.

Turners Falls 3, Greenfield 0 — Sienna Dillensneider had 5 assists, 3 kills and 3 aces to lead Turners Falls High School to a 25-10, 25-15, 25-18 win over Greenfield High School in a Northern Division girls’ volleyball match Thursday in Greenfield.

Sarah Waldron added 2 assists, 2 kills and 2 aces in the win.