HS Roundup: Mohawk Trail girls tennis pulls out win against Turners (PHOTOS)

  • Mohawk Trail's Avery Dupree competes in No. 1 singles against Turners Falls in Turners on Wednesday. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

  • Turners Falls' Steph Peterson serves in No. 1 singles against Mohawk Trail in Turners on Wednesday. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

  • Mohawk Trail's Avery Dupree returns a volley in No. 1 singles against Turners Falls in Turners on Wednesday. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

  • Turners Falls' Haley Randall returns a volley in No. 2 singles against Mohawk Trail in Turners on Wednesday. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

  • Turners Falls' Maddy Lilly serves in No. 1 doubles against Mohawk Trail while partner Maria LaBelle watches on in Turners on Wednesday. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

  • Turners Falls' Jill Reynolds serves in No. 2 doubles against Mohawk Trail while partner Tatiana Reynolds watches on in Turners on Wednesday. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

  • Mohawk Trail's Sam Missoula serves in No. 2 doubles against Turners Falls in Turners on Wednesday. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

  • Mohawk Trail's Paige King serves in No. 2 singles against Turners Falls in Turners on Wednesday. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

  • Mohawk Trail's Palmer King returns a volley in No. 3 singles against Turners Falls in Turners on Wednesday. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

  • Turners Falls' Abbi Holloway returns a volley against Mohawk Trail in Turners on Wednesday. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

Staff Writer
Published: 4/13/2022 9:02:07 PM
Modified: 4/13/2022 9:00:56 PM

Wednesday was a great time for Mohawk Trail’s Avery Dupree to get her first win of the season.

Taking on Turners Falls’ Steph Peterson at No. 1 singles, Dupree came away with a 6-0, 6-0 victory, helping lead the Warriors to a 3-2 girls tennis team win in the Powertown. 

“The match went well,” Dupree said. “I stayed focused throughout. It was a beautiful day. It was windy which made serving difficult but I overcame that.”

The senior was one of three Mohawk Trail players to come away with a win on Wednesday, as the Warriors swept all three singles matches. 

For Dupree, she’s hoping for a big year in her final tennis season. 

“I’m really looking forward to my senior season,” Dupree said. “I’ve been building up to it for a long time and I’m super thrilled to be playing No. 1 singles again. I’m hoping to have an 80 percent win season. I don’t want to lose too much. I’ve lost enough, this is my year.” 

Paige King came up with a 6-2, 6-0 win in No. 2 singles against Thunder Haley Randall, and at No. 3 singles, Palmer King earned a 6-1, 6-0 triumph over Turners’ Abbi Holloway. 

Dupree has been impressed with how her Mohawk Trail squad looks so far this season. 

“They’re doing great,” Dupree said. “We have a lot of new kids this season and everyone is super thrilled to come out and play. They show interest, they work hard and it shows.” 

For Holloway, it’s been about getting more reps in match action, with Wednesday’s contest being just the second of the season for the Thunder. 

“The season has been good,” Holloway said. “I want to work on my backhand. It can improve a little bit. I’m working on some other things but that’s something I’m hoping to be better at by the end of the season. Everybody is getting back in the swing of things. Everyone is doing really well, just getting the groove back.” 

Turners won both doubles matches, with Maddy Lilly and Maria LaBelle picking up a 6-0, 6-0 win over Warriors Lauren Lovett and Dakoda Chasse at No. 1 doubles, and Tatianna Carr and Jill Reynolds besting Mohawk Trail’s Dakota Cusumano and Sam Missoula 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2. 

Despite the loss, Chasse — an eighth grader — feels she’s continuing to get better, enjoying getting to play doubles. 

“My skills are the same but  I’m learning a lot,” Chasse said. “Everyone is supportive and helpful. I’ve only played doubles. I like working as a team and strategizing and helping each other.” 

Greenfield 3, PVCICS 2 — The Green Wave won a pair of singles matches and the No. 1 doubles match to come away with a 3-2 win over the Dragons on Wednesday at Crosier Field in Holyoke. 

Kaitlyn Collins picked up a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles while Estera Covalenco earned a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 3 singles for Greenfield. In No. 1 doubles, Kaitlyn Phillips and Rory Cronen-Townsend won 6-1, 6-2 to seal the win. 

Frontier 5, Chicopee 0 — Emma Clancy earned a thrilling 6-1, 3-6, 17-15 victory in No. 1 singles as the Redhawks swept the Pacers on Wednesday. 

Baseball

Frontier 11, Easthampton 1 (5) — The Eagles scored in the top of the first but it was all Redhawks from that point on, with Frontier coming away with an 11-1 Suburban League West victory in five innings in South Deerfield on Wednesday. 

Liam Skribiski-Banack brought Kevin Baumann home with a single to start a two-out first inning rally for the Redhawks. Aiden Drury then brought Skribiski-Banack in with a triple and Drury scored on a passed ball to make it a 3-1 game.

Later in the inning Ethan Bryant scored Tyler Baranowski on a single and Tyler Dubreuil brought Alex Gochinski in with a single to put the Redhawks up 5-1 going into the second inning. 

Frontier added six runs in the fourth, with Baumann cracking a two RBI single, Skribiski-Banack hitting an RBI single, Drury smoking an RBI triple and scoring on a passed ball, and Bryant hitting a sacrifice fly to end the game in the fifth. 

Sam Schreiber got the win for the Redhawks, striking out four. Winter Roske, Otis Follet and Andrew Thompson each hit safely for Easthampton while Nick Lloyd had a sac fly RBI in the loss. 

• The Frontier JV team beat Easthampton 10-0 behind a pair of hits from Jack Conlon. 

Greenfield 4, Athol 2 — Tyler Podolski tossed six innings for the Green Wave, striking out 14 and surrendering just one hit to lead Greenfield to a 4-2 Suburban League West win over the visiting Bears on Wednesday. 

Deven Dubie had a pair of hits and an RBI while Trevor Kuchieski also tallied a pair of hits for the Green Wave (3-1, 1-1). TJ Thibeault and John Marchefka each had a hit and an RBI while Michael Pierce, MJ Paulin and Podolski all hit safely in the win. Thibeault picked up the save, striking out two in the seventh. 

Dilan Fountain had the lone hit for Athol (0-4, 0-2), cracking an RBI triple. Quentin Polana got the loss on the mound, going six innings for the Bears. 

Softball

Athol 16, Hampden Charter 0 (5) — Lindsey LeBlanc tossed a five-inning perfect game on Wednesday, striking out 13 of the 15 batters she faced as the Bears picked up a 16-0 win in five innings. 

Sadey Lehtomaki led the way at the plate with two triples, a single and four RBIs for Athol (3-1). LeBlanc had a double and a single, Ally Robertson had a pair of hits and RBIs, Maddie Hermes had a double, a single and three RBIs, Kennedy Vaillancourt cracked a two-RBI double, Maddi Kenniff had a three-RBI triple and Emma Bacigalupo hit safely in the winning effort. 

Mohawk Trail 14, Smith Academy 4 — Addie Loomis was on fire at the plate, smashing two triples and three singles in the Warriors 14-4 Franklin County East win over the Falcons in Hatfield on Wednesday. 

Sophia Goodnow hit safely four times and Mya Lesieur had a double and two singles for Mohawk Trail (1-2, 1-1). 

Boys tennis

Frontier 4, Palmer 1 — Miles Keefe picked up a 6-3, 6-1 win in No. 2 singles to help lead the Redhawks to a victory over the Panthers on Wednesday. 

Oliver Brown and Jacob Han came up with a 6-1, 6-1 win in No. 1 doubles while Daiden Manning and Donovan Vichi earned a 6-1, 6-0 win in No. 2 doubles for Frontier. 

Ultimate

Four Rivers 11, NMH 8 — Isaiah Goldman scored five goals and Gabe Rhodes played great defense in the Otters’ win over the Hoggers on Wednesday. 

Frontier 15, Deerfield Academy 3 — Brady Burch and Matt Sicard helped lead the Redhawks to a 15-3 win over the Big Green on Wednesday. David Frazier paced the offense while excellent defense from David Gray and Benaiah Dougan keyed the back end.

Deerfield scores

The DA golf team picked up a 199-200 win over Avon and a 199-226 win over Northfield Mount Hermon on Wednesday. 

The Big Green girls tennis team beat Westminster 8-1 while the boys tennis team came up with a 6-1 win over Kingswood-Oxford. DA’s baseball team defeated Taft, 8-7, while the Big Green softball team beat Worcester, 3-0. 

In girls lacrosse, DA fell to Andover 14-8 while the girls water polo squad lost to Loomis, 15-11. 


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