Sens’ sweep locks up title

  • Mahar’s Sienna Moore runs to a first place finish with a time of 17.5 in the 100 hurdles Tuesday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Mahar’s Sienna Moore clears 8-6 in the pole vault Tuesday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Turners Falls’ Raygan Pendriss runs through the rain to a first place finish in the 2-mile with a time of 15:03.7 on Tuesday. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Pioneer, Mahar, and Athol runners compete in the one mile Tuesday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Athol’s Grace Dufour sprints to a first place finish in the 400 meters with a time of 68.9 seconds Tuesday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Athol’s Grace Dufour competes in the long jump Tuesday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Mahar’s Delaney Parker, right, passes the baton off to Anna Wetherbee in the 4x400 relay Tuesday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Mahar’s Grace Rich competes in the long jump Tuesday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Mahar’s Katelyn Galvin competes in the 100 hurdles Tuesday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Mahar’s Elina Gordon-Halpern competes in the shot put Tuesday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Mahar’s Carra Fitzgerald runs to a first place finish in the one mile with a time of 5:35.5 on Tuesday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Mahar’s Caroline Chase competes in the 4x400 relay Tuesday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Mahar’s Caroline Chase, right, hands off to Carra Fitzgerald in the 4x400 relay Tuesday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Mahar’s Anna Wetherbee celebrates finishing first in the 4x400 relay Tuesday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • The Mahar quartet of Anna Wetherbee, Carra Fitzgerald, Caroline Chase and Delaney Parker set a new school record in the 4x400 relay with a time of 4 minutes, 27.6 seconds Tuesday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. At center is coach Sarah Woodward. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Mahar’s Aileen Fitzgerald competes in the high jump Tuesday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Pioneer’s Avery Kelton competes in the high jump Tuesday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Mahar’s Kamryn Reilly runs to a first place finish in the 100 meter dash Tuesday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Turners Falls girls stay dry in the school bus as rain pours down Tuesday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. Staff Photo/Dan Little

  • Mahar’s Kamryn Reilly clears 4-8 for first place in the high jump Tuesday at the Woodward Complex in Orange. Staff Photo/Dan Little

Staff Writers
Published: 5/7/2019 10:25:56 PM

Thanks to a dominant Tuesday on its home track, the Mahar Regional School girls track and field team locked up at least a share of the Intercounty League championship.

The host Senators swept a trio of victories with three local squads, dispatching of Pioneer (122-23), Turners Falls (132-13) and Athol (129-16) to stay undefeated with a perfect 6-0 overall record, 4-0 in the league.

Mahar won nearly every individual event in the three dual victories. Chloe Taddeo paced the effort with wins in the shot put (28 feet, 11¼ inches) and discus (86-7), while Kamryn Reilly was first in the long jump (15-8½), high jump (4-8) and 100 meters (12.8 seconds).

Sienna Moore toppled the field for the Senators in the 100 hurdles (17.5) and pole vault (8-6), and teammate Carra Fitzgerald claimed wins in the 800 (2:35.1) and mile (5:35.5).

The most impressive performance of the day came in the 4x400 relay to close things out. The Mahar quartet of Caroline Chase, Carra Fitzgerald, Delaney Parker and Anna Wetherbee set a new school record, breaking the old mark set way back in 1998. The team won the event with a time of 4 minutes, 27.6 seconds, breaking the old mark set by the team of Phoebe Sullivan, Jill Kovacevic, Aimee Waid, and Abby Griffith.

Pioneer’s Paige Loughman won the javelin in the Panthers’ meet with Mahar, with her best heave measuring in at 90 feet.

Athol’s Grace Dufour was her team’s lone winner against the Senators, as she took first in the 400 meters with a time of 68.9 seconds.

Turners eighth-grader Raygan Pendriss paced her team with a win in the 2-mile, posting a winning time of 15:03.7.

Mohawk 94, Greenfield 50 — Four event wins from Victoria Marin provided a nice scoring bump for visiting Greenfield, but Mohawk’s depth was more than enough to guide the Warriors to a 94-50 win in IL action, Tuesday in Buckland.

Marin continued her outstanding season for the Green Wave (3-3, 2-2). The sophomore crossed first overall in the 100 hurdles (17.5) and 400 hurdles (74.2), and added field event victories in the long jump (14-9¾) and high jump (5-0).

Mohawk (2-3, 2-1) picked up two individual victories in the field from Tess Rancourt, as she nabbed firsts in the discus (60-4) and shot put (27-9).

Meghan Davis bested the field in the 800 meters (2:34) for the Warriors in addition to a 2-mile victory (11:45), with Caitlin Upton taking first in the 400 (68.6). Erin Laffond won the pole vault (9-0) and Lily Wickland-Shearer (28-¾) was first in the triple jump.

Greenfield’s Lulu Calame (2-mile, 11:45) and Kacia Kinsmith (92-3) added solid performances en route to individual victories.

Softball

Greenfield 14, Mahar 1 (5 inn.) — With a game against rival Turners Falls looming, Greenfield’s offense is heating up at the right time.

The host Green Wave pounded out 15 hits and scored 14 runs for the second day in a row to slug their way past Mahar, 14-1, in a Franklin County League contest, Tuesday night at Vets Field.

Greenfield improved to 7-1 overall, 5-0 in the FCL.

“We’ve put a really big focus on hitting this year, spent a lot of time in the cage and it’s paying off,” Greenfield coach Rian Lovett said. “Up and down the lineup, everyone had a hit today. Even when we’re making out, we’re making loud outs. We’re making teams make plays in the field.”

The visiting Senators (5-6, 2-4) actually took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, when Skylar Dodge doubled, took third on a passed ball and scored thanks to a Greenfield error off the bat of Megan Rich.

The Wave responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning, and scored two more in the second and third to make it a 6-1 game. Greenfield’s offense batted around in the fourth, pushing eight runs across for the 14-1 final.

Samantha Smith, Kelsey Richardson, Raegan Hickey, Kaitlin Lavoine, Nikki Miner and Gianna Conte all had two hits in the win, with Hickey and Conte driving in three runs apiece and Richardson and Smith registering two RBIs each.

Greenfield senior Olivia Joy struck out eight and walked one, allowing only the first-inning double to Dodge in the hit department. Rich struck out one and walked three in a complete-game effort for Mahar.

The Wave travel to Mohawk today before their first of two meetings with Turners Falls on Thursday night (6 p.m. at Vets Field). Mahar is back in action today with a home game against Frontier.

FC Tech 27, Sci-Tech 10 (5 inn.) — Hailey Jackson’s big day sent visiting Franklin Tech to a lopsided victory, Tuesday.

The Franklin Tech junior smacked four hits, including a home run, and drove in a whopping nine runs to send the Eagles to a 27-10 win over Sci-Tech in a five-inning Tri-County League game played in Springfield.

The Eagles (3-6, 3-4) were tied 3-3 in the second inning before scoring six times in the second to take control. They put things away with a nine-spot in the fourth.

Mackenzie Martel and Renee Reed registered three hits each. Martel had a double and triple in the win, and Reed drove in three runs. Jenesis Currier and Brianna Snyder added two hits each, and Shannon Kurkulonis singled and drove in a pair of runs.

Abi Corey earned the win, holding Sci-Tech to just one hit in five innings of work. She struck out four and walked 11.

Baseball

Pioneer 9, Athol 1 — One day after getting run-ruled by Easthampton, Pioneer got back to doing what has made it successful this season.

The young Panthers got quality pitching and did the little things on offense to pull off a bit of a stunner with a 9-1 win over Athol in a Hampshire League East Division baseball game Tuesday in Northfield.

The game was called after 4½ innings due to rain. 

Nate Mousseau chucked a one-hit gem for the Panthers (7-6) as he struck out one and walked one in five innings. The offense backed him up as it scored three times in the first off Athol (8-3) starter Noah Pottinger, and came back with four more in the second to take a 7-1 lead.

“We talked before the game about how we got away from what’s helped to make us successful,” Pioneer coach Jordan Branson said. “Throwing strikes, not making errors in the field and being patient at the plate, drawing walks and stealing bases.”

One day after Pioneer pitchers walked seven hitters, Mousseau had just one walk. The Panthers made just one error, and Panther hitters walked seven times and stole seven bases.

Mousseau needed just 44 pitches for his gem, and of the 15 outs he recorded, seven were on the first pitch of the at-bat.

Jack Loud doubled and drove in a run for Pioneer, and Jason Quinn and Troy Emond each had one hit and two RBIs. Jacob Quinn also plated two runs.

Riley Paine had the lone hit for Athol.

Frontier 16, South Hadley 1 — Jacob Bryant and Garrett DeForest each tripled and drove in three runs to lead Frontier to a 16-1 win over South Hadley in a HL West baseball game Tuesday at Valiton Field in South Deerfield.

Frontier scored nine times in the second to break a 1-1 tie. Kiernan Freeman had two hits and three RBIs in the win, Bryan Baumann tripled and drove in a run, and Kalen Evans had two hits.

The Frontier offense benefitted from six South Hadley errors and five walks from Tigers’ pitchers. Frontier pitchers Gabe Gochinski and Xavier Santiago did not walk a hitter. Gochinski earned the win with four strikeouts in four innings, while Santiago struck out the side in the fifth to close it out.

Girls ultimate

Four Rivers 15, Amherst 8 — Afri Flynn had four scoring catches including the game-winner as Four Rivers Charter School defeated Amherst, 15-8, in a girls ultimate match Tuesday afternoon.

Alouette Batteau had three assists and one scoring catch for Four Rivers, which led 8-4 at halftime. Hjordis Aho played a great all-around game.

Four Rivers will compete in the Amherst Invitational this weekend, where it goes in as the No. 2 seed behind host Amherst.

GIRLS TRACK

Mohawk 94, Greenfield 50

100 —  Bardwell (M), 14.0

200 — Wiloa (M), 31.2

400 — Upton (M), 68.6

800 —Davis (M), 2:34

Mile — Calame (G), 5:38

2 Mile —Davis (M), 11:45

100 HH — Marin (G), 17.5

400 LH — Marin (G), 74.2

4x100 relay —Mohawk, 57.6

4x400 relay — Mohawk, 4:45

Long jump — Marin (G), 14-9¾

Triple jump — Shearer (M), 28-¾

High jump — Marin (G), 5-0

Discus — Rancourt (M), 60-4

Javelin — Kinsmith (G), 92-3

Shot put — Rancourt (M), 27-9

Pole vault — Laffond (M), 9-0

Mahar 132, Turners 13

100 —  Reilly (M), 12.8

200 —Parker (M), 27.2

400 —Smith (M), 70.4

800 —Fitzgerald (M), 2:35.1

Mile —Fitzgerald (M), 5:35.5

2 Mile —Pendress (TF), 15:03.7

100 HH — Moore (M), 17.5

400 LH —Santana (M), 81.9

4x100 relay —Mahar, 58.4

4x400 relay — Mahar (Chase, C. Fitzgerald, Parker, Wetherbee), 4:27.4

Long jump — Reilly (M), 16-8½

Triple jump — Wetherbee (M), 32-4

High jump — Reilly (M), 4-8

Discus — Taddeo (M), 86-7

Javelin — Liberty (M), 88-5

Shot put — Taddeo (M), 28-11¼

Pole vault — Moore (M), 8-6

Mahar 122, Pioneer 23

100 —  Reilly (M), 12.8

200 —Parker (M), 27.2

400 —Smith (M), 70.4

800 —Fitzgerald (M), 2:35.1

Mile —Fitzgerald (M), 5:35.5

2 Mile —Rich (M), 15:14.2

100 HH — Moore (M), 17.5

400 LH —Santana (M), 81.9

4x100 relay —Pioneer, 58.1

4x400 relay — Mahar (Chase, C. Fitzgerald, Parker, Wetherbee), 4:27.4

Long jump — Reilly (M), 16-8½

Triple jump — Wetherbee (M), 32-4

High jump — Reilly (M), 4-8

Discus — Taddeo (M), 86-7

Javelin — Loughman (P), 90-0

Shot put — Taddeo (M), 28-11¼

Pole vault — Moore (M), 8-6

Mahar 129, Athol 16

100 —  Reilly (M), 12.8

200 —Parker (M), 27.2

400 —Dufour (A), 68.9

800 —Fitzgerald (M), 2:35.1

Mile —Fitzgerald (M), 5:35.5

2 Mile —Rich (M), 15:14.2

100 HH — Moore (M), 17.5

400 LH —Santana (M), 81.9

4x100 relay —Mahar, 58.4

4x400 relay — Mahar (Chase, C. Fitzgerald, Parker, Wetherbee), 4:27.4

Long jump — Reilly (M), 16-8½

Triple jump — Wetherbee (M), 32-4

High jump — Reilly (M), 4-8

Discus — Taddeo (M), 86-7

Javelin — Liberty (M), 88-5

Shot put — Taddeo (M), 28-11¼

Pole vault — Moore (M), 8-6

BASEBALL

Pioneer 9, Athol 1

Athol ..................... 010 00 — 1  1  3

Pioneer...................  340 2x — 9  5  1

Hits: (A) Paine. (P) Mousseau, Jas. Quinn, Loud, Emond, Kenyon.

2B: (P) Loud.

RBI: (P) Jas. Quinn 2, Loud, Jac. Quinn 2, Emond.

SB: (P) Mousseau, Jas. Quinn 2, Loud 2, Jac. Quinn, Emond 2.

WP: Mousseau (5ip, 1k, 1bb).

LP: Pottinger (1ip, 3k, 4bb), Oro (3ip, 1k, 3bb).

Frontier 16, South Hadley 1

South Hadley ............. 100 00 — 1  4  6

Frontier ......................  194 2x — 16  9  2

Hits: (SH) Evans 2, Doherty, Mazza. (F) Baumann, Freeman 2, Bryant, DeForest, Hildreth, Evans 2, Barnes.

2B: (SH) Evans 2.

3B: (F) Baumann, Bryant, DeForest.

RBI: (SH) Ortyl. (F) Baumann, Freeman 3, Bryant 3, DeForest 3.

SB: (F) Waitkus, Blight, Evans, Barnes, Renaud.

WP: Gochinski (4ip, 4k, 0bb), Santiago (1ip, 3k, 0bb).

LP: Sherwood (1 2/3ip, 0k, 2bb), LaComb (1/3ip, 0k, 0bb), Colon (2ip, 2k, 3bb).

SOFTBALL

Greenfield 14, Mahar 1 (5)

Mahar ...................... 100 00 — 1  1  2

Greenfield ..............  222 8x — 14  15  1

Hits: (M) Dodge. (G) Provost, Bresciano, Smith 2, Richardson 2, Hickey 2, Lavoine 2, Dodge, Miner 2, Conte 2.

2B: (M) Dodge. (G) Provost, Richardson 2, Conte.

RBI: (M) Rich. (G) Bresciano, Smith 2, Richardson 2, Hickey 3, Conte 3, Lavoine.

WP: Joy (5ip, 8k, 1bb).

LP: Rich (4ip, 1k, 3bb).

FC Tech 27, Sci-Tech 10 (5)

FC Tech ................... 364 95 — 27  17  1

Sci-Tech ..................  301 15 —10  1  3

Hits: (FT) Crowningshield, Martel 3, Jackson 4, S. Kurkulonis, Reed 3, Eastman, Currier 2, Snyder 2. (ST) Capella.

2B: (FT) Jackson, Martel, Reed.

3B: (FT) Martel.

HR: (FT) Jackson.

RBI: (FT) Jackson 9, Martel, S. Kurkulonis 2, Reed 3, Eastman 2, Snyder 2.

WP: Corey (5ip, 4k, 11bb).

LP: Goodrow (5ip, 0k, 20bb).


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