High Schools: Pioneer golf edged by Easthampton (PHOTOS)

  • Pioneer Valley Regional senior Jalen McGraw chips out of the bunker on the third hole at Holyoke Country Club during the Panthers’ match against Easthampton on Monday. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Pioneer Valley Regional freshman Ethan Mauthe’s putt comes up short on the first hole of the Panthers’ match against Easthampton at Holyoke Country Club on Monday.

  • Pioneer Valley Regional freshman Brayden Thayer, right, sizes up his next shot from under a pine tree on the sixth hole at Holyoke Country Club after a quick consult from Easthampton seventh grader Tanner Kmetz, left, during their schools' match on Monday. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Pioneer Valley Regional freshman Brayden Thayer takes a chip shot on the third hole of the Panthers’ match against Easthampton at Holyoke Country Club on Monday. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

Staff Reports
Published: 9/27/2021 8:58:09 PM
Modified: 9/27/2021 8:58:10 PM

It was a tale of two matches between the Pioneer and Easthampton golf teams this season. 

The Panthers took the first matchup with ease earlier this month, 21½-2½, but the Eagles showed the progress they’ve made thus far this season when the two teams met up again on Monday. 

Golfing with just five players, Easthampton had to forfeit the final match but it didn’t matter in the end as the Eagles came away with a 14-10 win at Holyoke Country Club. 

Mike Stennes had a big day on the course for the Panthers, shooting a team-low 43 from the No. 4 spot. Jalen McGraw shot a 50, Ethan Mauthe carded a 52, Brayden Thayer recorded a 54, Ben Werner shot a 55 and Cam Curtis finished with a 57 for Pioneer. 

Turners 20½, Greenfield 3½ — Jackson Day (54), Grady Deery (52), Braeden Talbot (56) and Darien Burnett (53) all earned four points to help give the Thunder a 20½-3½ triumph over the Green Wave at the Country Club of Greenfield on Monday. 

Joey Mosca was the match medalist with a 41 for Turners while Reese Ewell shot a 55 in the win. Dylan Archer (43) and Hugh Cyhowski (49) had strong days on the course for Greenfield. 

 Franklin Tech 22½, Hopkins 1½— It’s a tough challenge for any team going against the Eagles this season. 

Franklin Tech kept its unbeaten streak alive Monday, moving to 8-0 on the season with a 22½-1½ victory over Hopkins at Holyoke Country Club. 

Brady Booska was the match medalist with a 37, with Anthony Zager shooting a 43 from the No. 2 spot for the Eagles. Gabe Mota (44), Aiden Bailey (46), Alex Sulda (49) and William Belval all won their respective matches for Franklin Tech. 

Mohawk Trail 12, Westfield Tech 12 — Phineas Tuttman shot a team-low 50 for the Warriors who fought to a 12-12 draw with the Tigers at East Mountain Country Club in Westfield on Monday. 

Oliver Johnson and Logan Moore both carded 52s for Mohawk Trail. Douglas Wilcox (55), Gage Patenaude (61) and Grady Patenaude (66) rounded out the Warrior lineup. 

Field hockey

Frontier 7, Turners 0 — Just about all the Redhawks got in on the scoring action Monday against the Thunder. 

Six different Frontier players put the ball in the back of the cage as the Redhawks raced away with a 7-0 independent win in South Deerfield. 

Emily DeMaio scored twice while Shelby Clark, Summer Sobieski and Maeve Huit also had goals. Lily Markey and Lila Roche scored on penalty strokes to close out the game. Huit, Roche and Camp picked up assists for Frontier. 

David Stowe made 17 saves for Turners while Kyra Richards stopped all three shots she faced for the Redhawks. 

Franklin Tech 1, Hampshire 1 — The Eagles’ six-game winning streak to open the season came to a close, playing to a 1-1 draw with the host Raiders on Monday in Westhampton. 

Lilly Ross had the Franklin Tech tally, scoring off an assist from Kaitlin Trudeau.

Belchertown 8, Athol 0 — It was all Abigail Olden on Monday, as the Oriole scored five goals to lead Belchertown to an 8-0 win over the host Bears. 

Sam Kenniff made an impressive 23 saves for a shorthanded Athol squad. 

Northampton 5, Mohawk Trail 1 — Emmy Sisum had the lone Warrior tally as the Blue Devils came away with a 5-1 win in Buckland on Monday. 

Sofiya Slocik-Gritzner made 11 saves for Mohawk Trail. 


Frontier 3, West Side 1 — Jillian Apanell and Lilah Evans both finished with double-digit kills as Frontier picked up a 25-17, 23-25, 25-18, 25-13 win over the host Terriers on Monday. 

Apanell recorded 17 kills and six aces while Evans had 10 kills in the victory. Caroline Deane had six kills and five aces, Eve Dougan had six aces and Sydney Scanlon distributed 39 assists in the victory. 

Turners 3, Mahar 0 — Emily Young led the way with 15 aces and two kills as the Thunder rolled to a 25-2, 25-10, 25-4 win over the visiting Senators in Northern League action on Monday. 

Taylor Greene scored 11 aces and dished six assists in the win while Abbi Holloway had a pair of aces and kills for Turners. 

Saylor Kegans had an ace while Emma Ames, Isabella Sayarath and Mia Santana each came up with a dig for Mahar. 

Mohawk Trail 3, Pioneer 0 — Octavia Crawford smashed five kills and four aces to lead the Warriors to a 25-14, 25-21, 25-15 sweep of the Panthers in Buckland on Monday. 

Palmer King added seven aces and three assists in the win while Elly Patnode and Hannah Plesnar each had a pair of kills for Mohawk Trail. 

Sadie Selivanof had three aces and four digs in the loss for Pioneer. Kayla Gauthier had a kill, a block and a dig, Whitney Dunklee put down a kill and Aiden Wall made five digs in the loss. 

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