Bulletin Board: NMH’s May in Tommy Cochary field

  • Runners compete at the 2018 Tommy Cochary High School Mile in Falmouth. Northfield Mount Hermon’s Isabel May has been chosen for this year’s field and will compete Saturday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Staff Writers
Published: 8/13/2019 8:55:16 PM

Nineteen of the top high school runners from throughout Massachusetts were selected to compete in the Tommy Cochary High School Mile in Falmouth on Saturday. Isabel May of Southampton is in the field, and the Northfield Mount Hermon School student will look to make her mark in the prestigious event.

The High School Mile runs in conjunction with the Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile and the New Balance Falmouth Road Race, which take place Sunday.

The race is named after Tommy Cochary, a young Falmouth runner who passed away from a drunk-driving accident in 1990. The race began in 2010 to honor his memory, with the athletes who compete in it not just selected for their athletic abilities, but because they embody and show spirit of an active life, have a fun-loving attitude and have shown they have made smart decisions with their life.

All of the runners are part of extracurricular activities, as well as being involved in their communities.

May, who is entering her senior year at Northfield Mount Hermon, is a talented runner, posting a 5 minute, 6 second time on the outdoor 1,500-meter run, as well as a time of 11:15 in the 3,000-meter outdoor run. She has also run an outdoor cross country 5,000-meter race in 20:01.

Both the boys and girls winner in the mile will have a grant of $2,500 awarded to their school in their name to be used to implement changes to the athletics or wellness of the school. This may include new uniforms, equipment or after-school wellness activities.

May is one of 10 female runners competing for the prize, with Makayla Paige of Tewksbury and Kate Connolly of Natick the early favorites.

It’s the first time both are running the race, with Connolly’s sister, Grace, winning the past two years. Connolly is the Massachusetts Division 2 champion in the indoor 2-mile, while Paige is ranked No. 1 in the state in both the 800 meters and 400-meter hurdles, and ranked No. 9 nationally in the 800 meters with a time of 2:06:27. 

The race begins at 4 p.m. at the James Kalperis Track in Falmouth.

Golf

CCG Women’s League

Liz Dolby had the top gross score of 84, while Irene Woods had the top net score of 65 in the Nassau 18 Hole Women’s League at the Country Club of Greenfield, Tuesday. 

On the front nine, Teresa Varner had the top gross score of 40 and Maureen Barclay had the top net score of 30. 

Phyllis Canon had the top gross on the back nine (45) and Kathy Nicoll had the top net on the back nine (34). 

Sherry Chaffee had the top score of 46 in the Patty Berg Flight in the Women’s Nine Hole League back nine game at the Country Club of Greenfield, Monday. 

Jane Smith finished first in the Nancy Lopez Flight with a 44, followed by Ann McHugh with a 46. Liz Archer topped the Lorena Ochoa Flight with a 44, with Lisa Sullivan taking second with a 47. 

In the Juli Inkster Flight, Sally Bernard shot a 48, edging Michelle Hazlett by one stroke for the win. 

Kim French shot a 47 to win the Joanna Carner Flight, as Maureen Barclay took second with a 52. Jean McGowan won the Annika Sorenstom Flight with a 58, followed by Susan Parker who shot a 65.

High schools

GHS field hockey car wash

The three-time defending WMass champion Greenfield High School field hockey team will hold a fundraising car wash on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Shell Station on the Mohawk Trail next to China Gourmet.

The money raised will go toward new equipment.

Athol fall start times

Athol High School football will begin practice on Friday. Practice will run from 9-11 a.m. at the high school. 

The middle school football team will begin practice on Monday, Aug. 19 from 2-4:30 p.m. Their practice will take place at the middle school. 

All student-athletes interested must register on Family ID and have a valid physical on file with the school nurse. If a student-athlete needs a physical, Dr. Reeves will be at Athol High School on Friday, Aug. 16 at 8 a.m. This is free for student-athletes of Athol Royalston Regional School District. 

For more information, please contact athletic director Dan Bevis at 978-249-2435 ext. 114 or via email at dbevis@arrsd.org. Information regarding all other fall sports will be published next week.

Youth Soccer

Greenfield Rec

The Greenfield Recreation Department is offering youth soccer programs for Grades K-6 this fall.  The deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 30. A $5 late fee will be assessed for all late registrations.

Pee wee soccer is for boys and girls grades K-2. This small field 3-vs-3 soccer program introduces passing, dribbling and shooting skills with weekly instruction and scrimmage, taking place Saturdays, Sep. 7 through Oct. 19 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Green River Swimming Area. Players must wear shin guards, sneakers or soccer shoes (no cleats). The fee is $30 for residents, $35 for non-residents.

Travel Soccer Jr. Division is for grades 3-4 and Sr. Division is for grades 5-6. Each division builds on passing, dribbling, and shooting skills. Practices will be held one night a week with games on Saturday.  The practice and game schedule will be announced at a later time. It runs on Saturdays, Sep. 7 through Oct. 19. from 9-10:15 a.m. Teams travel to surrounding towns including Montague, Erving, Northfield, Vernon, Gill etc. Players must wear shin guards and mouth guards; cleats are not required.  The fee is $45 for residents, $50 for non-residents.

Coaches, assistant coaches and volunteers are needed for all levels. You may register at the Greenfield Recreation Department at 20 Sanderson Street or online at www.greenfieldrecreation.com. To volunteer and for more information, call the Recreation Department at (413) 772-1553.


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