High schools: Mohawk Trail cross country picks up five wins at home meet (PHOTOS)

  • Mohawk Trail's Natalie Lanoue won the girls cross country race in Buckland on Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/Paul Franz

  • The girl's cross country race at Mohawk on Tuesday. Paul Franz

  • Mohawk Trail's Emmett Johnson finished first in the boys cross country meet in Buckland on Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/Paul Franz

  • The start of the girls cross country race at Mohawk Trail Regional in Buckland on Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/Paul Franz

  • The start of the boys cross country race at Mohawk Trail Regional in Buckland on Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/Paul Franz

  • The boys cross country meet at Mohawk Trail Regional on Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/Paul Franz

  • The start of the boys cross country meet at Mohawk on Tuesday. Paul Franz

Staff Reports
Published: 9/27/2022 9:08:49 PM
Modified: 9/27/2022 9:08:49 PM

The Mohawk Trail cross country team hosted Mahar, Monson and Pope Francis for a quad meet in Buckland on Tuesday, with the Warrior boys earning wins over the Senators (15-44), Mustangs (15-42) and Cardinals (24-31). Mahar fell to Pope Francis, 18-42, and Monson, 22-33. 

Mohawk Trail’s Emmett Johnson and Vincent Gauthier were the first two runners across the finish line, with Johnson coming in with a time of 15 minutes, 17 seconds and Gauthier with a finish of 15:55. 

Tanner Biagini (sixth, 17:43), Peter Healy (seventh, 17:45) and Chay Mojallali (17:58) all had top 10 finishes for the Warriors.

Jeff LaPlante (11th, 18:24) and Liam DiDonato (13th, 19:20) were the top Mahar finishers. 

In the girls race, Mohawk Trail picked up wins over the Cardinals (21-34) and Monson (17-41), with Warrior Natalie Lanoue the top finisher with a time of 18:40. 

Anya Read came in third (19:23), Valerie Bzomowski took fourth (19:31), Savannah Simmons finished in seventh (21:24) and Virginia Krezmien earned eighth (22:16) in the win for Mohawk Trail. 

•  Pioneer went down to Westhampton where the Panther boys picked up a 25-30 win over Hopkins but fell to Hampshire, 15-50, and Southwick, 22-35. 

Lex Singh was the top Pioneer finisher, taking 14th with a time of 20:40. Griffin deRuiter (15th, 20:43) and Maddax Weigel (16th, 20:50) were the next two Panthers across the finish line. 

Emerson Pratt (18th, 29:29) and Mia Fowler Shaw (19th, 29:59) ran for the Panthers in the girls race. 

Girls soccer

St. Mary’s 4, Athol 0 — Emma Goodreau had a hat trick to lead the Saints past the Bears in a Bi-County League game in Athol on Tuesday. 

Pope Francis 11, Franklin Tech 0 — Kylee Gamache made 18 saves in the Franklin Tech net, as the host Eagles dropped a Bi-County League contest to undefeated Pope Francis on Tuesday.

The Cardinals led 5-0 at halftime. Tech’s Madyson Lynde and Cailin McClure both had solid games defensively to propel the hosts, which return to action on Thursday against Duggan.

Boys soccer

Mt. Everett 2, Mahar 2 — Dom Whitman found the back of the net twice as the Senators and the Eagles played to a 2-2 tie in Orange on Tuesday in a Moriarty League contest. 

Sam Connors and Cathal Davis each picked up an assist while Tristan Gaj made four saves for Mahar. 

Athol 1, Pioneer 1 — Alex McClelland had the lone Panther tally while Angel Castillo scored for the Bears, leading to a Schmid League tie in Northfield on Tuesday. 

Drake Wing made 16 saves for Athol while Matt Killing stopped a ball on the goal line to prevent Pioneer from taking the late lead. 

Field hockey

Frontier 1, Northampton 0 — Ashley Taylor had the lone tally of the game, scoring in the second quarter for the Redhawks to lift them to an independent win over the Blue Devils in Northampton on Tuesday. 

Ella Flanders stopped the only shot she faced in the win while Katie James made four saves for Northampton. 

Smith Academy 3, Mahar 1 — Bella Gavron scored twice to propel the Falcons past the Senators in a Valley League contest in Orange on Tuesday. 

Volleyball

Turners 3, Easthampton 0 — Taylor Greene led the way with 17 assists, one ace and five digs as the Thunder rolled to a 25-17, 25-19, 25-17 independent victory over the Eagles in the Powertown on Tuesday. 

Madi Liimatainen put down 11 kills and five aces while adding four digs, Stephanie Peterson tallied six kills, four aces and two digs, Abbi Holloway recorded five kills and two aces while Madisyn Dietz had an ace and played well defensively for Turners in the win. 

Golf

Greenfield 16, Easthampton 8
Greenfield 22.5, Hopkins 1.5 —
The  Green Wave competed in a tri-meet with the Eagles and Golden Hawks on Tuesday at Holyoke Country Club, coming away with a pair of victories. 

Dylan Archer finished as the match  medalist with a 39 in the win. Bryce Avery shot a 44 while Matt Lavoine (45), Johnny Marchefka (52), Tyler Zdanowicz (65) and Luke Scotera (56) all scored points for Greenfield. 

Mohawk Trail 23, SICS  1 — Oliver Johnson was the match medalist with a 43 as the Warriors cruised to a win at Veterans Golf Course on Tuesday. 

Phineas Tuttman (50), Douglas Wilcox (48), Logan Moore (50), Gage Patenaude (50) and Deegan Kelleher (59) all won their matchup for Mohawk Trail. 

Turners 13.5, Pioneer 10.5 — Joey Mosca was the  match medalist with     a 42 as the Thunder ha nded the Panthers their first loss of the season o    n Tuesday at Thomas Memorial. 

Logan Addison (47), Grady Deery (48), Jackson Day (52), Reese Ewell (48) and Braedon Talbot (46) all scored for Turners in the win. 

Brayden Thayer and Ethan Mauthe tied for a team-low score of 43 for the Panthers. Ben Werner (50), Hugh Cyhowski (46), Mike Stennes (48) and Ryan Guertin (55) rounded out the Pioneer lineup. 

Late Monday results

 • Palmer King had seven kills, five assists and five aces while Maddie Lamorie dished three assists as the Mohawk Trail volleyball team fell to Wahconah, 3-1. 

• Joey Mosca, Grady Deery and Braedon Talbot each shot a 45 to lift the Turners Falls golf team past Franklin Tech, 20-4. 

Alex Sulda had the Eagles’ low score of 47. 


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