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Davis, Mohawk cruise in opener

  • Alex Sharp (left) and Carsten Carey crossed the line at the front of the pack to help Frontier to a cross country tri-meet sweep of Hopkins and Mohawk Tuesday in Buckland. Recorder Staff/PAUL FRANZ

  • Mohawk’s Meghan Davis takes off from the pack at the beginning of the girls’ race en route to an individual victory Tuesday afternoon in Buckland. Recorder Staff/PAUL FRANZ

  • A Frontier runner emerges from the woods near the end of the girls cross country race Tuesday in Buckland. Recorder Staff/PAUL FRANZ

  • Frontier’s Alex Sharp (left) and Carsten Carey emerge from the woods as the top two runners in Tuesday’s cross country meet against Mohawk and Hopkins in Buckland. Recorder Staff/PAUL FRANZ

  • Mohawk’s Meghan Davis floats over the finish line to capture the girls cross country race against Frontier and Hopkins Academy on Tuesday in Buckland. Staff PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

  • Mohawk's Erica Szewczyk crosses the line in second place to help the Warriors in their tri-meet against Frontier and Hopkins on Tuesday in Buckland. Recorder Staff/PAUL FRANZ

  • Runners from Mohawk, Frontier and Hopkins Academy take off from the starting line in boys cross country action Tuesday in Buckland. Recorder Staff/PAUL FRANZ



Staff Writers
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Meghan Davis nearly broke the course record at Mohawk Trail Regional High School in Tuesday’s season-opening meet but instead had to settle for a dominant win and the Warrior girls defeated Frontier, 24-32, in a Pioneer North girls cross country meet in Buckland.

The Mohawk senior finished the 2.55-mile course in 16 minutes, 3 seconds, which left her five seconds shy of Rita Marcotte’s course record of 15:57.9. Davis has two more home meets this season to try and break the record. 

“She was very impressive today,” Mohawk coach Joe Chadwick said. “She really worked hard this summer. Everybody who knows her, knows how hard she works.”

While Davis did not set a course record, she did win the race by nearly three minutes. Erica Szewczyk of Mohawk came in second in 18:51, and Frontier’s Angelina Egland was third in 20:08. Erika Looman of Mohawk was fourth in 20:24, Frontier eighth-grader Fiona Howes was fifth in 20:54, and Mohawk’s Caitlin Upton was sixth in 21:10.

Greenfield 25, Gateway 32 — Louisa Calame sprinted to a first-place time of 26:10 and Greenfield opened te season with a 25-32 win over Gateway in Huntington.

Greenfield’s Candace Lu was third overall on the 3.1-mile course in 28:07, and Candace Subeldia was fourth in 28:46. Johanna Guiod took fifth place overall for the Wave in 29:22.

Boys meets

Frontier 19, Hopkins 42
Frontier 18, Mohawk 44
Mohawk 25, Hopkins 34 —
 Alex Sharp and Carsten Carey picked up right where they left off last season to pace Frontier to a pair of wins over Mohawk and Hopkins in Buckland.

Sharp and Carey each crossed the finish line of the 2.55-mile course in 15:07 to lead the Red Hawks. Peter Carey was fifth overall in 16:20, and George Balis was sixth overall in 16:38. Gehrig Brynda was eighth in 16Z:43, and Joe Boyden was ninth in 16:56.

Mohawk earned a split on the day with a win over Hopkins. Dennis Simmons was third overall in 15:31 to pace the Warriors. Guy Rice-Lesure came in 10th overall in 17:25.

Pioneer 27, Smith Voke 28
Mahar 21, Pioneer 34
Mahar 24, Smith Voke 33 —
Thor Mead led the way for Mahar Tuesday afternoon in Northfield.

The junior traversed the 2.79-mile course at Pioneer in 18 minuets, 8 seconds, helping the Senators sweep a tri-meet with host Pioneer and Smith Voke.

Mahar (2-0, 2-0 Pioneer North) swept the top three spots, with Connor Valaincourt (18:18) and Ed Bennington (19:40) finishing second and third.

Pioneer’s top finisher was Noah deRuiter, who crossed the line sixth overall in 20:48. Teammates Brian Bodenstein (8th, 21:33), Henry Curtis (9th, 21:40) and Jacob Walker (10th, 21:41) all earned top 10 showings.

Mahar’s Alex Poltner finished seventh in 21:25 to help aid the scoring load for the Senators.

Greenfield 16, Gateway 43
Greenfield 17, Westfield Tech 46 —
Tyssen LaBombard finished the 3.1-mile course in 21:41 to lead Greenfield to a pair of wins Tuesday in Huntington.

Andy Bostrom was second overall for the Green Wave in 22:06, and Eli Stathis was third in 22:35. Aaron Do was fifth in 23:11, and Dylan Badillo was seventh in 24:03.

Girls volleyball

Turners 3, Mohawk 0 — Sarah Waldron had seven aces and two kills and Turners Falls improved to 3-0 on the season with a 25-11, 25-14, 25-14 win over Mohawk in Northern Division action in Turners.

Hailey Bogusz had six assists and one ace in the win, while Taylor Murphy had six kills and three aces. Dabney Rollins had two aces, Lindsay Whiteman had five aces, and Kenzie Martel played well defensively.

“We’re serving great and the girls are working well together,” Turners coach Kelly Liimatainen said. “We’ve got a lot of work to do, but they are meshing together.”

Ashley Reynolds had two kills and four assists for Mohawk. Jordan Rice had one kill, eight digs and two aces, and Octavia Crawford had seven kills and three aces.

Mahar 3, Greenfield 0 — Jordyn Berry put down a game-high 5 kills, while teammates Mikayla Mathurin and Ava Santana tallied 4 kills each to send visiting Mahar to a 25-8, 26-24, 25-9 sweep of Greenfield in a Northern Division match Tuesday at Nichols Gymnasium in Greenfield.

Aria Flematti contributed 10 assists for Mahar, which improved to 2-1 with the win. Flematti also had 6 aces, with Lauren Henne adding 5 aces and Keanna Thompson and Carissa Johnson tossing in 3 aces apiece. Johnson led the defense with 5 digs.

Greenfield’s trio of Lexxie Rowell, Kelsey Richardson and Ngawang Tridytsang registered three aces apiece.

Golf

Mohawk 12½, Westfield Tech 11½ — The top of the lineup did the job, helping Mohawk edge Westfield Tech by a single point in a Bi-County West golf match Tuesday at Edge Hill Golf Course in Shelburne Falls.

Mohawk’s one through three golfers won 9½ out of a possible 12 points, with Triston LaCross snagging medalist honors at No. 3 behind a round of 52. Will Guyette shot 55 out of the No. 2 spot for the Warriors, while Andy Robertson shot 58 at No. 1.

Ben Thompson won three points at No. 4 for the Warriors, where he carded a 61. 

Frontier 21, Southwick 3 — A dominant effort up and down the lineup enabled Frontier to breeze to an independent victory over Southwick in action Tuesday at Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst.

Frontier’s balanced lineup was on full display, as the team’s Nos. 1 and 6 golfers shared medalist honors. Mikey Corduff and Rowan Blair both shot 37 to lead the way for the Red Hawks (3-0), with Blair winning four points at No. 6 and Corduff capturing three in the No. 1 slot.

Kyle Maynard made it three Frontier golfers in the 30s, as he posted a 39 at No. 4 to win all four points in his match. Gunnar Moore shot 40 at No. 3, while Kalen Evans (40) and Bryan Baumann (44) also won matches on the day.

Turners Falls 14, Smith Academy 10 — Brady Booska shot 43 out of the No. 2 spot in the lineup, winning all four points to help Turners Falls to a Bi-County East victory Tuesday at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club.

The Thunder also received a big effort out of the No. 6 hole from Aidan Bailey, who shot 46 to earn four points toward the team total. Brian Poirier and Joey Mosca carded identical 51s to aid the cause, while Alex Sulda shot 54 for the hosts.

Chicopee Comp 22, Mahar 2 — Tucker Ninteau won both of his team’s points in the No. 1 spot, as Mahar dropped an independent golf match to Chicopee Comp Tuesday at Ellinwood Country Club in Athol.

Ninteau shot 50 to pace the Senators, scoring two points in his match against Comp’s Derek Boutin, who shot 51. Mahar teammate Andrew Finch totaled a 57 out of the No. 3 hole, while Jacob Bowers carded a 62 at No. 5.

FC Tech 24, Central 0 — All six Franklin Tech golfers swept four points on Tuesday at Veterans Memorial Golf Course in Springfield.

Mike McGoldrick, Nate Pelletier, Mike Patnode, Jacob Shaw, Ryan Artus and Anthony Zager each won on the day for the Eagles.

Mohawk 24, Frontier 32

(at Mohawk, 2.55 miles)

1. Davis (M), 16:03. 2. Szewczyk (M), 18:51. 3. Egland (F), 20:08. 4. Looman (M), 20:24. 5. Howes (F), 20:54. 6. Upton (M), 21:10. 7. Ferry (F), 321:12. 8. Ackerman (F), 21:26. 9. Diemand (F), 21:28. 10. Gump (F), 21:34.

Greenfield 25, Gateway 32

(at Gateway, 3.1 miles)

1. Calame (Gr), 26:10. 2. Hawley (Ga), 27:12. 3. Lu (Gr), 28:07. 4. Subeldia (Gr), 28:46. 5. Guiod (Gr), 29:22. 6. Wilkinson (Ga), 29:53. 7. Kopacz (Ga), 30:08. 8. Rut (Ga), 31:04. 9. Mainaud (Ga), 30:19. 10. Fisk (Ga), 31:23.

Boys meets

Frontier 19, Hopkins 42
Frontier 18, Mohawk 44
Mohawk 25, Hopkins 34

(at Mohawk, 2.55 miles)

1. Sharp (F), 15:07. 2. C. Carey (F), 15:07. 3. Simmons (M), 15:31. 4. Hansom (H), 16:14. 5. P. Carey (F), 1 6:20. 6. Balis (F), 16:38. 7. Laucher (H), 16:41. 8. Brynda (F), 16:43. 9. Boyden (F), 16:56. 10. Rice-Lesure (M), 17:25.

Greenfield 16, Gateway 43

Greenfield 17, Westfield Tech 46

(at Gateway, 3.1 miles)

1. LaBombard (Gr), 21:41. 2. A. Bostrom (Gr), 22:06. 3. Stathis (Gr), 22:35. 4. Towers (WT), 23:03. 5. Do (Gr), 23:11. 6. Vasilichanko (Ga), 23:51. 7. Badillo (Gr), 24:03. 8. Small (Ga), 24:06. 9. Millin (Ga), 24:07). 10. Tirrell (Gr), 24:41.

Pioneer 27, Smith Voke 28
Mahar 21, Pioneer 34
Mahar 24, Smith Voke 33

(at Pioneer, 2.79 miles)

1. Mead (M), 18:08; 2. Valaincourt (M), 18:18, 3. Bennington (M), 19:40; 4. Herron (SV), 19:52; 5. Cardova (SV), 20:26; 6. deRuiter (P), 20:48; 7. Poltner (M), 21:25; 8. Bodenstein (P), 21:33; 9. Curtis (P), 21:40; 10. Walker (P), 21:41.