Schools: Hoynoski anchors Mohawk boys over Frontier

  • Greenfield’s Lilya Georgitsa serves against Mohawk’s Lilly Seaver during their singles match on Monday in Buckland. Recorder Staff/Dan Little

  • Greenfield's Jenna Silk serves against Mohawk's Mary Monohon during their singles match on Monday in Buckland, April 30, 2018. Recorder Staff/Dan Little

  • Frontier's Phaelon Koski, right, and Mohawk's Cullen Brown compete in the 400m hurdle on Monday in Buckland, April 30, 2018. Koski placed first with Brown coming in second. Recorder Staff/Dan Little

  • Mohawk's Seth Hoynoski runs to a first place finish in the 400-meter sprint Monday in Buckland. He also anchored the 4 x 400 relay that clinched the Warrior win on his final-leg comeback. Recorder Staff/Dan Little

Recorder Staff
Published: 4/30/2018 11:34:36 PM

Mohawk Trail Regional High School and Frontier Regional School went into the final event of Monday’s Intercounty League boys’ track & field meet tied at 70-70.

The event — the 4 x 400 relay — pitted two evenly matched squads and, after three legs, the Red Hawks held a 10-meter advantage.

Mohawk’s Seth Hoynoski took the baton on the final leg and took off. When he reached the back leg of the race, he began to close the gap and eventually took the lead and never looked back as Mohawk finished the race in 3 minutes, 43 seconds to win the event by over two seconds and earn a 75-70 victory over the Red Hawks in Buckland.

“Seth is such a strong and powerful athlete,” Mohawk coach Shawn Billings said. ”

Gabe Bower, David Hobbs and Bennett Boucias teamed with Hoynoski to win the 4 x 400, with Bower and Hobbs each putting down personal-best times on their legs, and Boucias had one of his top times in his leg of the race.

Hoynoski won two individual events, capturing the 100-meter dash in 11.5 seconds, then the 400 in 53.1 seconds. Bower was also a two-event winner for the Warriors, capturing the 200 (24.8) and the discus (103 feet, 7 inches). Boucias won the 800 for Mohawk in 2:04.8, and London Summers won the javelin in 144-2. Oscar Cassin, Summers, Bower and Ben Warger teamed to win the 4 x 100 relay in 47.3 seconds for Mohawk.

Carsten Carey won three events to pace Frontier. Carey captured the mile in 5:00.9, the 2-mile in 10:48.4, and the high jump at 5-2. Phaelon Koski also won three events, taking the 110 high hurdles (17.6), 400 intermediate hurdles (61.0), and the long jump (18-2¼). Brandyn Robinson won the triple jump at 38-1¼ for Frontier, Matt Carlson won the shot put at 39-9½, and Jack Vecellio won the pole vault at 11-6.

Pioneer 98½, Athol 46½
Pioneer 99, FC Tech 45
Athol 75, FC Tech 60 —
The 4x100 relay team of Wyatt Keith, Jake Wallace, Jake Kelton and Scott McDonough broke the school record, posting a time of 48.7 seconds to lift Pioneer Valley Regional School to a double-dual IL sweep of Athol High School and host Franklin County Technical School in action Monday in Turners Falls.

McDonough’s anchor leg was part of a big day for the Panthers (2-1, 2-1). The junior took first in the 100 (11.2 seconds), long jump (20 feet) and triple jump (39-8) in both meets.

Kelton won the 200 meters (24.7) and pole vault (11 feet) for Pioneer, while Henry Curtis took the 2-mile (13:09) in both meets and field event sweeps were also attained by Wallace (high jump, 5-2), Andrew Pratt (discus, 112-2), Wyatt Keith (javelin, 121-9) and A.J. Wilson (shot put, 37-¾).

Athol’s Mason Barrieau swept the two hurdling events in the teams’ split with Franklin Tech and Pioneer. Barrieau crossed the 110-hurdles with a time of 17.1 seconds, and added a sub-minute time in the 400 hurdles (59.9). He won both the long jump (18-2) and triple jump (35-4) against the Eagles.

Gabe Roberts won the 400 meters in both races for the Red Raiders (1-2, 1-2) with a time of 59.2 seconds. He won the high jump and discus against Franklin Tech. Teammate Dennis St. Jean captured the 800 (2:08) and mile (5:15) in both races.

Franklin Tech (0-4, 0-4) received sprint wins from Dante Rosewarne, who won the 100 (11.5) and 200 (24.9) in the meet against Athol. Calin Giurgiu captured first in the javelin (121-9) for the Eagles.

Girls’ tennis

Greenfield 5, Mohawk 0 — The Greenfield High School girls’ tennis team made quite a statement Monday.

The visiting Green Wave won all five matches in straight sets, staying unbeaten with a 5-0 shutout of Mohawk in a Tri-County League North contest in Buckland.

“They were very consistent and aggressive,” lauded Mohawk coach Chris Seaver of Greenfield. “They all played well.”

Junior Lilya Georgitsa set the tone for Greenfield (4-0, 3-0) at first singles, defeating Mohawk’s top player, Lilly Seaver, 6-0, 6-1. Greenfield’s Jenna Silk was a 6-2, 6-1 winner over Mary Monohon at No. 2 singles, while senior Leah Bosco was a 6-3, 6-0 winner over Rosalie Kinsey at No. 3.

Greenfield’s Katherine Fortin and Ngawang Tridytsang were 6-4, 6-4 winners over Mohawk’s Avery Dupree and Sienna Lewis at first doubles in the closest match of the contest. Rounding out the sweep was the second doubles tandem of Estera Covalenco and Jenna Keath held off Mohawk’s Chloe Doyle and Haley Randall, 6-3, 6-2.

Greenfield hosts Sabis International Charter School on Wednesday while Mohawk (4-2, 2-2) hosts Renaissance School.

Boys’ tennis

Belchertown 5, Mohawk 0 — Tommaso Accornero pushed his opponent at No. 3 singles but visiting Mohawk dropped a 5-0 decision to Belchertown High School in an independent boys’ tennis match Monday in Belchertown.

Accornero played the closest match of the day at third singles, where he fell to Belchertown’s Ben Schrenzel, 6-4, 6-3.

Mohawk (0-3) dropped a 6-3, 6-1 contest at second doubles, where the Warriors tandem of Evan Shippee and Max Summers fell to Belchertown’s Colby Masse and Ben Laughner.

The Warriors host Springfield Central High School on Thursday.

Boys’ volleyball

Sabis 3, Athol 2 — Visiting Sabis International Charter School erased a 2-0 deficit, rallying to knock off Athol High School, 16-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-12, in an independent boys’ volleyball match Monday night at Mallet Gymnasium.

“Sabis played well in sets three, four and five, and we struggled to string points together,” admitted Athol coach Sean MacDonald. “I don’t feel like we played particularly bad but we killed our own momentum with some errors.”

Justin Blake led Athol (8-4) with 18 kills, followed by Nick Casella with 12 kills. Colby Soltysik finished with 40 assists in the loss, while Colby Mason totaled nine kills and Jordan Carrasquillo tossed in six kills.

Two Athol players toppled the 20-dig mark. Blake registered 21 digs and Casella followed with 20.

The Red Raiders host East Longmeadow High School tonight at 6:30.

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