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Schools: Greenfield’s Marin wins four events in Wave’s track win

  • Mohawk girls celebrate a grand slam by Grace Ward (4), middle, against Franklin Tech in the top of the second inning last week in Turners Falls. Ward had four RBIs in Tuesday’s win over Drury. File Photo/Dan Little

Staff Writers
Published: 4/23/2019 9:57:32 PM

Victoria Marin won four events on Tuesday and Greenfield High School defeated Turners Falls, 89-54, in an Intercounty League girls track & field meet at the Bourdeau Complex in Turners Falls.

Marin captured the high jump at 4 feet, 8 inches and the long jump at 15 feet, 9 inches in the field, and then swept the hurdle events on the track as she won the 100 highs in 18.2 seconds and the 400 lows in 75.8 seconds.

Lulu Calame captured a pair of events for the Green Wave as she won the 800 (2:40.1) and the mile (6:00). Johanna Guiod won the pole vault at 7 feet for the Green Wave, while Sam Santos captured the shot put at 23 feet, 9½ inches. Kandice Lu won the 2-mile in 14 minutes, and Shane Subeldia won the 400 in 71.1 seconds.

Dabney Rollins had a nice day for Turners Falls with three victories as she captured the discus (82-7), javelin (88-3) and triple jump (25-6). Aisha Pruitt-Gonzalez won the 100 meter dash in 15.1 seconds, and Jade Duncan won the 200 in 32.7 seconds.

Mohawk 91, Athol 54 — Host Mohawk won eight of the 10 running events, doing enough to get past Athol, 91-54, in an Intercounty League girls track meet Tuesday afternoon in Buckland.

The top individual performance of the meet came from Athol’s Grace Dufour, as the junior won four events to lead the visitors. Dufour took first in the 200 meters (30.0) and 400 (67.5), while snagging top honors in both the long jump (14-1) and triple jump (30-0).

Mohawk (1-2, 1-0) picked up two wins from Lily Wickland-Shearer, as she swept the 100 (18.9) and 400 hurdles (81.1). Caitlin Upton was firs tin the 2-mile (15:19), Meghan Davis won the mile (5:36), Grace Poplawski took first in the 800 (2:48) and Serena Bardwell won the 100 (14.0).

In the field, Mohawk’s Bailey Cousineau claimed victory in the high jump (4-2) and teammate Erin Laffond topped the pole vault field (8-6).

Athol (0-3, 0-2) had a strong day in the field events. In addition to Dufour’s pair of victories, they also received two wins from Paige Michaud (discus and shot put) as well as a victory in the javelin from Geca Baptista (87-8).

Boys track & field

Mahar 88, Pioneer 55 — Justin DeDiego won four events and Peter Currie claimed first in a pair as Mahar picked off Pioneer, 88-55, in an Intercounty League boys track & field meet held Tuesday afternoon in Orange.

DeDiego’s big afternoon saw him showcase a wide array of talents. He won the 2-mile (12 minutes, 30.7 seconds) but also crossed the line as the winner in the 400-meter hurdles (65.8 seconds) and 100 hurdles (19.2). The senior added a win in the pole vault, where he cleared 9 feet even.

Currie, also a senior, took first for the Senators (1-1, 1-1) in both the discus (92 feet, ½ inch) and javelin (112-9). Classmate Lucas Seney won the shot put (34-8½), while Luke Melanson was the high jump winner (5-2).

Pioneer (0-1, 0-1), which made its season debut, received a trio of victories from top senior Scott McDonough. The jumping standout won the long jump (21-8) and triple jump (41-4½) by substantial margins, and also crossed first in the 100 dash with a time of 11.7 seconds.

Wyatt Keith scored three runner-up finishes for the Panthers, as he was second in the javelin (108-6), 100 dash (12.2) and 200 (26.1).

Boys volleyball

Leominster 3, Athol 2 — Another monster outing from Joey Gray saw him finish with a team-high 16 kills, but visiting Athol fell just a bit short in an independent match, Tuesday. Leominster High School captured a 20-25, 25-23, 18-25, 26-24, 15-12 five-set win.

After registering a season-high 17 kills in a breakout performance on Monday, Gray followed with another big offensive performance. Zach Aldrich was next with nine kills for the Red Raiders (2-7), while Parker Deleo tossed in four kills.

Setter Colby Soltysik finished with 30 assists in the loss, and totaled 12 digs to pace a defensive effort that also had Deleo (13 digs) and Aldrich (12) in double figures. Evan Blake followed with nine digs and Luke Innis tossed in seven.

Girls tennis

Turners 3, Palmer 2 — Izzy Farrick clinched the victory at No. 2 singles, capturing a 7-5, 6-2 win over Emma Martin to help host Turners Falls edge Palmer, 3-2, in an independent girls tennis match Tuesday in the Powertown.

Turners’ Steph Peterson also snagged a singles victory in the No. 3 hole, where she got past Palmer’s Amelia Beckham, 6-4, 6-1. In the No. 1 slot, Turners’ Haleigh Greene played well but fell to Will White of Palmer, 6-3, 6-4.

The teams split doubles matches. Turners (2-3) was victorious at No. 2, where the tandem of Mercedes Bailey and Emily Dennison captured a 6-4, 6-2 win. The first doubles match was a three-setter, where Turners’ Cece Wood and Maria LaBelle fell, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Greenfield 5, St. Mary’s 0 — Despite a long layoff, there was no signs of rust from the Greenfield girls tennis team on Tuesday.

The Green Wave had a 20-day layoff between its season-opening win over Frontier on April 3 and Tuesday’s second match of the season. The Wave shook off the nearly three-week hiatus and still managed to sweep St. Mary’s Parrish School, 5-0, in an independent match at the Davis Street Courts in Greenfield.

“It was nice to finally play after not having a match for three weeks,” first-year coach Alexis Silk said. “They all played their hardest. The temperature was a switch as well, since we’ve been practicing in the cold. They were all very consistent.”

Lilya Georgitsa beat Jessica Crosby 6-3, 6-3 at first singles, and Jenna Keith bested Erin Olearcek 6-1, 6-1 at second singles. Ngawang Tridytsang finished off the singles sweep in the closest match of the afternoon with a 7-5, 2-6, 10-5 (super tiebreaker) at third singles.

Estera Covalenco and Kaitlyn Phillips topped Ally Rougemont and Amelia Murray 6-1, 6-4 at first doubles, while Dina Samake and Eva Pruitt-Dahl bested Caroline Leahy and Catherine Seklecki 6-1, 6-1 at second doubles.

PV Christian 4, Mohawk 1 — The Mohawk Trail Regional High School girls tennis team suffered a 4-1 loss to Pioneer Valley Christian Academy Tuesday in Buckland.

The lone win of the day came at third singles, as eighth-grader Paige King had a dominating 6-1, 6-1 victory over Nicoleta Cajam.

In first singles, PV Christian’s Skylar Chapdelaine defeated Mohawk freshman Avery Dupree 6-2, 6-1. Mohawk junior Sienna Lewis and Christian’s Sarah Emerson went back-and-forth in the first set at second singles, with Emerson ultimately coming out with a 7-5 set win. Emerson won the second set 6-0.

In doubles, PV Christian won both matches with ease. Eighth-graders Haley Randall and Maddy Lilly fell to Neriah Henry and Christiana Dockter in first doubles, 6-1, 6-0, while Holly Hicks and Isabelle Canon were defeated by Angie Murzin and Katya Jemiolo, 6-0, 6-0.


Pioneer 5, Mahar 3 — Steph Scoville was dealing in the circle and came up with some clutch hits at the plate to help Pioneer to a 5-3 victory over Mahar in a Franklin County League softball game Tuesday in Northfield.

Scoville struck out 15 over seven innings and allowed just one hit, a single to Jordan Fournier. Her only issue was walks and wild pitches, as she walked four and three of those walks came around to score, each on wild pitches and passed balls. Pioneer (2-2, 1-0) also committed five errors in the game.

“She pitched well, she is doing her job,” Pioneer coach Tina Riddell said. “We just need to keep emphasizing that we need to hit and field the ball cleanly.”

Mahar (3-2, 0-2) got one run in the top of the first inning but Scoville and the Panthers responded in the bottom of the frame when she roped an RBI double to tie the game. Hannah Perlberg put Pioneer in front to stay when she hit an RBI single in the second and later scored on a passed ball. The score remained 3-1 into the fifth when Pioneer tacked on another run when Scoville blasted an RBI triple. 

Mahar got two runs in the top of the sixth, but Pioneer got one run back when Abby Briggs added an RBI single in the bottom of the frame.

Pioneer also won the junior varsity game, 15-2. Julia Kovalsick and Sophia Holden combined to strike out 12 in the circle in the win, and Holden hit a grand slam. Mya Cooke also went 3-for-4.

Hailee Meeker struck out 11 for Mahar.

Mohawk 19, Drury 16 — A combined 36 hits and 35 runs made for a lengthy afternoon on the softball diamond, Tuesday. Behind a nine-run bottom of the second inning, host Mohawk had enough in the tank to get past Drury, 19-16, in an independent contest in Buckland.

Mohawk (4-2) led 13-3 into the fourth inning before Drury scored six runs and made things a bit more interesting down the stretch.

The Warriors were paced by four hits from Mya Lesieur, while Ashley Reynolds, Reagan Dupree (RBI) and Grace Ward (four RBIs) all smacked three hits. Isis Moon doubled and tripled en route to a five RBI outing, while Morgan Roccio singled and drove in a pair of runs.

Drury wound up with a 19-17 edge in hits, though Mohawk’s Nola Bloomer earned the win after striking out one and walking one in four innings of work. Lesieur closed things out, coming on for the final three innings with three strikeouts.

Boys tennis

Turners Falls 5, Sci-Tech 0 — Turners Falls won all but one game to sweep Sci-Tech in a Tri-County League boys tennis match Tuesday in Springfield.

All three singles matches ended in bagels as Brian Poirier beat Rolando Bavcelo 6-0, 6-0, Will Turn beat Brandin Tsang 6-0, 6-0 and Brody Trott beat Elysah Guzman 6-0, 6-0.

The trend continued at first doubles where Joseph Kochan and Josh Gaulin beat Ryan Chasse and Guillermo Diaz 6-0, 6-0. Mike Boyle and Corrin Wisnewski finished off the sweep with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Jason Cruz and Nickolas O’Brien at second doubles.

Pioneer 5, Mahar 3

Mahar ..................... 100 002 0 — 3  1  0

Pioneer ..................  120 011 x — 5  7  5

Hits: (M) Fournier. (P) Scoville 2, Briggs, Martinez 2, Perlberg, Kimball.

2B: (P) Scoville.

3B: (P) Scoville.

RBI: (P) Scoville 2, Briggs, Perlberg.

WP: Scoville (7ip, 15k, 4bb).

LP: Rich (6ip, 4k, 2bb).

Mohawk 19, Drury 16

Drury ...................... 300 614 2 — 16  19  1

Mohawk ................  391 042 x — 19  17  4

Hits: (D) Lear 2, Mazzacco, Dobbert 2, Dix 3, Tatro 3, Booth 3, Moulton, Cellena, Brothers 2, Pelletier. (M) Reynolds 3, Lesieur 4, Dupree 3, Ward 3, Roccio, Moon 2, Bloomer.

2B: (D) Booth 2, Moulton, Dix. (M) Moon.

3B: (M) Moon, Ward.

RBI: (D) Dobbert 2, Dix, Tatro 2, Booth 2, Moulton 2, Brothers, Pelletier. (M) Reynolds, Dupree, Ward 4, Roccio 2, Guy, Moon 5, Bloomer.

WP: Bloomer (4ip, 1k, 1bb), Lesieur (3ip, 3k, 0bb).

LP: Lear (2ip, 4k, 4bb), Booth (4ip, 2k, 0bb).


Mohawk 91, Athol 54

100 —  Bardwell (M), 14.0

200 —Dufour (A), 30.0

400 —Dufour (A), 67.5

800 —Poplawski (M), 2:48

Mile —Davis (M), 5:36

2 Mile —Upton (M), 15:19

100 HH — Shearer (M), 18.9

400 LH —Shearer (M), 81.1

4x100 relay —Mohawk, 57.3

4x400 relay — Mohawk, 4:47

Long jump — Dufour (A), 14-1

Triple jump — Dufour (A), 30-0

High jump — Cousineau (M), 4-2

Discus — Michaud (A), 70-0

Javelin — Baptista (A), 87-8

Shot put — Michaud (A), 26-3

Pole vault — Laffond (M), 8-6

Greenfield 89, Turners 54

100 —  Pruitt-Gonzalez (TF), 15.1

200 —Duncan (TF), 32.7

400 —Subeldia (G), 71.1

800 —Calame (G), 2:40.1

Mile —Calame (G), 6:00

2 Mile —Lu (G), 14:00

100 HH — Marin (G), 18.2

400 LH —Marin (G), 75.8

4x100 relay —Greenfield, n/a

4x400 relay — Greenfield, 5:20

Long jump — Marin (G), 15-9

Triple jump — Rollins (TF), 25-6

High jump — Marin (G), 4-8

Discus — Rollins (TF), 82-7

Javelin — Rollins (TF), 88-3

Shot put — Santos (G), 23-9½

Pole vault — Guiod (G), 7-0


Mahar 88, Pioneer 55

100 —  McDonough (P), 11.7.

200 —Drew (M), 24.4.

400 —H. Gilmore (M), 56.7.

800 —Shortis (M), 2:34.8.

Mile —Johnson (M), 5:33.1.

2 Mile —DeDiego (M), 12:30.7.

100 HH — DeDiego (M), 19.2.

400 IH —DeDiego (M), 65.8.

4x100 relay —Pioneer, 49.1.

4x400 relay — Mahar, 4:18.9.

Long jump — McDonough (P), 21-8.

Triple jump — McDonough (P), 41-4½.

High jump — Melanson (M), 5-2.

Discus — Currie (M), 92-½.

Javelin — Currie (M), 112-9.

Shot put — Seney (M), 34-8½.

Pole vault — DeDiego (M), 9-0.

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