Schools: Wave girls close on high note

Recorder Staff
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Chloe Lunt captured her first event of the season Wednesday when the Greenfield High School senior took first in the discus with a winning throw of 66 feet, 4 inches, and the host Green Wave girls closed out their Intercounty League track & field season with an 86-50 win over Athol High School in Greenfield.

Greenfield (3-3 overall, 3-2 IL) locked up the third spot in the final IL standings behind Mahar Regional School and Mohawk Trail Regional High School.

The Green Wave won five of the six contested field events. In addition to Lunt, Victoria Marin won both the long jump (14-9) and high jump (4-7), while Ashley Hubbard claimed the triple jump (30-8) and Courtney Danielsen won the javelin (102-9).

Marin took first in three events, also earning a win in the 100-meter hurdles (18.7 seconds).

Athol (1-4, 1-4) took wins in the track events behind Crista Jillson (400, 69.4), Grace Dufour (800, 2:47), Shelby Mailloux (400 hurdles, 83.5) and Emily England (200, 30.8). Taylor Cleveland won the shot put for the Red Raiders with a top throw of 24-8½.

Greenfield also received wins from Dina Samake (100, 14.0), Amy O’Sullivan (mile, 6:29) and Jamie Day (2-mile, 14:45).

Both schools now turn their attention to Friday’s Western Massachusets Division II Championships in Buckland.

Pioneer 74, Belchertown 70 — Liesel Nygard captured wins in two events, and Pioneer Valley Regional School closed out the regular season with an impressive 74-70 independent victory over Belchertown High School Wednesday in Belchertown.

Nygard won the 100 hurdles (20.8) and long jump (12-8) for Pioneer (2-4 overall).

Avery Kelton took first in the high jump (4-6), while Paige Loughman took a win in the javelin (86-1). Morgan Lounder (pole vault, 6-6) and Laila Heilman (triple jump, 27-0) added field wins, while Sydney Unaitis claimed the 800 meters (2:58) and Sofia Walker won the 400 (73.3).

Boys’ track & field

Greenfield 112, Athol 33 — Three event wins each from Theo Popusoi and Crescens Iavorschi was more than enough to guide Greenfield to a 112-33 win over Athol in an Intercounty League boys’ track & field meet Wednesday at Greenfield’s Peter Conway Track.

Popusoi won the pole vault (11 feet), triple jump (36-11½) and 400 hurdles (1:10) for the Green Wave (4-3, 3-3). Crescens had another stellar outing on the track, winning the 100 meters (11.6), 200 meters (23.6) and long jump (17-9¾).

Greenfield swept the distance events, taking first in the 2-mile thanks to Andrew Bostrom (12:12) and first in the mile behind Tyssen LaBombard (5:16).

Athol (1-5, 1-5) won four individual events. Mason Barrieau took the 110 hurdles (16.6), Dennis St. Jean won the 800 (2:11), Chris Waslaske claimed the shot put (38-¾) and Tim Soucie won the discus (106-2).

State Voke meet

Cailin Giurgiu threw the javelin 143 feet, 4 inches to place third overall and first in Division II during the State Vocational Track & Field Championships at Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton on Wednesday.

Kurtis Kuenzel finished fourth overall in the shot put and second in Division II at 38-8. Zack Conway finished sixth in Division II in the 400-meter run at 64.06 seconds. Grayson Funk was sixth in Division II in the 110 high hurdles in 19.48 seconds, and Donte Rosewarne, Kai Rodriguez, Ian McClure and Conway finished seventh in Division II in the 4x100 relay in 49.11.

On the girls’ side, Kristin Slowinski had a big day, placing second in Division II in the shot put at 26-10, and sixth in Division II in the discus at 76 feet.

Girls’ tennis

Greenfield 5, St. Mary’s 0 — All three singles players notched 6-0, 6-0 sweeps, and Greenfield High School rolled to a 5-0 win over St. Mary’s Parish School in an independent girls’ tennis match Wednesday at the Davis Street Courts.

Lilya Georgitsa continued to roll at first singles, where she defeated Alexis Shedd. Jenna Silk won at No. 2 singles over Erin Olearcek, while Leah Bosco took down Maura O’Neill at third singles.

At first doubles, Ngawang Tridytsang and Jenna Keath rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 victory for Greenfield (8-0), while the No. 2 tandem of Katherine Fortin and Vicky Yangphel closed out the sweep with a 6-4, 6-1 win.

The Wave hosts Renaissance School today.

Mohawk 3, Palmer 2 — Mohawk Trail Regional High School swept the three singles matches on Wednesday afternoon to edge Palmer High School, 3-2, in an independent girls’ tennis match in Palmer.

Lilly Seaver and Mary Monohon each dominated their top singles matches. Seaver defeated Flavia Huertes 6-0, 6-1 at first singles, and Monohon bested Maria Beaulieu 6-0, 6-0 at second singles.

Mohawk (11-2) was missing several players in the match, including a pair of starters, which forced coach Chris Seaver to jostle his lineup, including moving Avery DuPree into third singles from her usual doubles position. DuPree responded by earning the decisive point with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Amelia Bachand.

Palmer won both doubles matches. Hannah Haley and Karrin Rimbold won a marathon match at first doubles with a 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 win over Sienna Lewis and Chloe Doyle. Mohawk’s Holly Hicks and Sarah Spring made their varsity debuts at second doubles and fell to Sasha Bernard and Emma Martin, 6-0, 6-0.

Boys’ volleyball

Athol 3, Chicopee 0 — Another double-digit kill night from Justin Blake, and Athol continued to roll Wednesday night with a 25-15, 25-11, 25-21 sweep of Chicopee High School in a PVIAC East boys’ volleyball match at Mallet Gymnasium.

Blake amassed 14 kills, as the Red Raiders (13-6, 8-2) had nine different players record kills in the win. Colby Mason totaled six kills, while Nick Casella had five and the trio of Jordan Carrasquillo, Anthony Potenti and Hayden Herk posted three apiece.

Colby Soltysik had 29 assists and three aces to go with 10 digs, while the defensive effort received boosts from Casella (nine digs) and Potenti (six).

Athol closed out its league schedule with the win, and the Raiders wound up taking sole possession of second place behind regular-season champion Springfield Central High School (15-3, 10-0).

Athol finishes its regular-season slate Friday night when it hosts West Springfield High School.