Schools: Versatile Wells paces Mohawk girls

  • Above, Mohawk’s Lilly Wells leads the 100-meter dash in their meet against Turners Falls, Pioneer, and Athol, Tuesday, afternoon in Turners Falls. Below, Mohawk’s Mae Rice Lesure competes in the 100-meter dash. Recorder Staff photos/Matt Burkhartt

  • Mohawk’s Mae Rice Lesure competes in the 100-meter dash in their meet against Turners Falls, Pioneer, and Athol Tuesday afternoon in Turners Falls. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • Mohawk’s Meghan Davis leads the one mile race in their meet against Turners Falls, Pioneer, and Athol Tuesday afternoon in Turners Falls. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • Athol’s Grace DuFour finishes second in the 800-meter race in their meet against Mohawk, Turners Falls, and Pioneer Tuesday afternoon in Turners Falls. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

Recorder Staff
Published: 5/2/2017 11:49:28 PM

Lilly Wells is not unaccustomed to winning events for the Mohawk Trail Regional High School girls’ track and field team, but on Tuesday her name came up in unexpected places.

The distance-runner moved into the sprinting events for the Warriors and won all three to help Mohawk to a 115-30 win over Turners Falls High School in a IL meet in Turners Falls.

Wells captured the 100 (13.3), 200 (28.8) and 400 (62.4) for Mohawk to capture 15 points on the day. Meghan Davis won the 800 (2:39) and the mile (5:43) for the Warriors, and Gabby Shean won both the javelin (100-7) and the shot put (29-2½).

Lily Shearer won the 100 high hurdles (18.6) for Mohawk, and Taylor Williams won the 400 low hurdles (81.4). Ashley LaCross captured the long jump (13-5½), Jackie Wells won the high jump (4-0), Violet Rawlings won the discus (83-5), and Erin Laffond won the pole vault (7-0).

Chloe Summer won the 2-mile for Turners Falls in 14:56, and Amanda Cooke won the triple jump in 27-4¼.

Pioneer 78, Turners 67 — Lily VanBaaren won two events, sending Pioneer Valley Regional School to a tight, 78-67 win over Turners Falls High School in an Intercounty League girls’ track and field meet on Tuesday in Turners Falls.

VanBaaren captured the mile with a time of 6:28 and followed that up with a pole-vault win after clearing 7 feet even.

Also winning events for Pioneer were Avery Kelton (high jump, 4-2), Sarah Johnson (800, 3:10) and Liesel Nygard (100 hurdles, 20.2).

Brynn Kruzlic and Amanda Cooke were double-winners for Turners Falls. Kruzlic won the 100 (14.4) and 200 (30.8), while Cooke captured the long jump (12-7¼) and triple jump (27-4¼).

Dabney Rollins (400 hurdles, javelin) and Kristin Slowinski (discus, shot put) also took home multiple event victories for the Powertown.

Pioneer 73, Athol 68 — A wild meet came down to the final 4x400 relay on Tuesday. Pioneer captured the event behind the quartet of VanBaaren, Lucy Koester, Sydney Unaitis and Emaline Relyea-Strawn, which posted a winning time of 5:03 to get by Athol High School, 73-68, in an IL meet in Turners Falls.

VanBaaren won the mile and pole vault again, making for a fruitful day against her teams’ two opponents. Nygard won the 100 hurdles and long jump, with Relyea-Strawn capturing the triple jump (26-2).

Athol was led by the sprinting of Emily England, as the eighth-grader was a double-winner with victories in the 100 (14.3) and 200 (30.9).

Mercedez Young also won two events, finishing first in the 2-mile (15:52) and javelin (70-7), as did Kayden Mousseau in the 400 (1:37.5) and 400 hurdles (1:37.5).

Girls’ tennis

Palmer 3, Mohawk 2 — Wins at first and second singles had Mohawk Trail Regional High School in the thick of things, but the host Warriors were unable to grab that elusive third victory in a 3-2 loss to Palmer High School in an independent girls’ tennis match on Tuesday in Buckland.

Mohawk (1-4) earned wins at first singles, where Lilly Seaver captured a 6-2, 6-1 win over Palmer’s Amanda Costa, and second singles, where Mary Monohon was a 6-1, 6-2 winner over Kimberly Huynh.

The Warriors mixed up their lineup a bit, moving Emelia Seaver and Eva Markham together at first doubles where the pair played well in a 6-4, 7-5 loss. Corinne Freeman made her singles debut at No. 3, falling 6-1, 6-4 despite a strong effort in the second set.

Mohawk is right back at it against St. Mary’s Parish School today.

Frontier 5, PV Christian 0 — Host Frontier Regional School didn’t drop a set, blowing past Pioneer Valley Christian School in a 5-0 independent girls’ tennis win Tuesday in South Deerfield.

Frontier’s Celia Speth played the closest match of the day at first singles, knocking off Brianna Shuetsov, 7-6 (7-1), 6-3.

Teammates Morgan Farrick (6-2, 6-2) and Tori Bowen (6-1, 6-0) won matches at second and third singles, while the Red Hawks (6-1) swept doubles play as well. Anna Zera and Mary Laurens teamed for a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 1, while Ashley Lavasseur and Ian Newman were 6-0, 6-0 winners at No. 2.

Frontier is off until May 8, when the team hosts Renaissance School.

Boys’ tennis

Greenfield 5, St. Mary’s 0 — For the second day in a row, Greenfield High School swept a match with Tri-County League foe St. Mary’s Parish School.

The Green Wave returned the back end of a home-and-home series on Tuesday, and all five matches were sweeps en route to a 5-0 victory in Westfield.

Fahrah Day held on in a first-set tiebreaker and made quick work in the second, capturing a 7-6 (7-1), 6-1 victory over Pat Boyle at No. 1 singles.

Victor Ivancev captured a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 2, while Greenfield teammate George Balis swept his match at third singles, 6-0, 6-0.

Greenfield also won a pair of doubles matches via straight sets. Aaron Do and Brandon Siow were 6-0, 6-3 winners at No. 1 with Connor Pedigree and Kevin Gifford capturing a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 2.

The Wave improved to 3-5 overall (3-3 TCL). They take to the road on Thursday for an away match against Chicopee Comprehensive High School.




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