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School Roundup: Frontier cross country runs past Greenfield

Staff Writer
Published: 10/1/2019 9:58:28 PM
Modified: 10/1/2019 9:58:21 PM

In a meet that could help decide the league champion of the Pioneer North, the Frontier Regional cross country team ran its way to a sweep of Greenfield on Tuesday in South Deerfield.

The Frontier boys team beat Greenfield, 21-35.

The Red Hawks (6-1, 3-0 PN)  got a first place finish from Gehrig Brynda, who finished in 15 minutes, 36 seconds. 

Andy Bostrom placed second (16:10) for the Wave (7-2, 3-1 PN). 

Frontier had the next two top finishers in Brett Robinson (third, 16:27) and Patrick Boyden (16:30, fourth)

Erick Badillo of Greenfield rounded out the top five, finishing in 16:42.

On the girls’ side, the Red Hawks bested the Green Wave, 21-33.

Abigail Howard of the Frontier girls team beat out Greenfield’s Kandice Lu for the top overall finish.

Howard (19:21) placed seven seconds ahead of Lu (19:28).

Leah Gump (19:36) and Sadie Ross (19:45) of Frontier (6-1, 2-1 PN) crossed the finish line in the third and fourth spot for the Red Hawks.

Eva Heath was fifth (19:53) for the Wave (7-2, 3-1 PN).

Mahar 26, Easthampton 31, McCann 25 , Mahar 30, Hopkins 25, Mahar 30 – The Senators boys team picked up a win over the Eagles, but dropped two against the Hornets and the Golden Hawks in Hadley.

Thor Mead (16:30) and Liam DiDonato (17:41) were second and third, respectively, for the Senators. 

Field Hockey

Vecellio nets game-winner for Red Hawks

Overcoming a slow start, the Frontier Regional field hockey team edged Agawam High School, 2-1, on the road on Tuesday in an independent game.

Olivia Vecellio’s goal with 7 minutes, 32 seconds left in the game proved to be the game-winner for the Red Hawks.

Lily Spencer assisted on Vecellio’s goal.

The Red Hawks overcame a slow start in the first half, playing mostly defense against the Brownies.

“We were back on our heels in the first half,” Frontier coach Missy Mahar said. “We played better in the second half.”

Alyson Barnes also scored for Frontier, assisted by Emily DeMaio. Skyla Burniske made 10 saves.

Minnechaug 3, Greenfield 0 — Three first half goals led the Falcons past the Green Wave in an independent game in Greenfield. 

Greenfield had the majority of the opportunities, holding a 10-7 corner advantage and a 10-9 shot advantage. 

“The score was not indicative of how we played,” Green Wave coach Erin Thayer said. 

Two of the Minnechaug goals came off deflections, with Ainslee Flynn making six saves in goal for Greenfield. 

Mahar 2, Athol 0 — Two first-half goals by the Senators were the difference, as Mahar topped the Red Raiders in an independent match in Athol. 

Aileen Fitzgerald and Hannah Dupont were the goal scorers for the Senators, with Gracie Marsh picking up the assist on Fitzgerald’s goal. 

Isabella Bisceglia made three saves for Mahar. 

Sam Kenniff made six saves in cage for Athol, who held a 4-2 corner advantage in the contest. 


Franklin Tech stays unbeaten 

Mike McGoldrick’s 39 led the Franklin Tech golf team in a 18-6 win over Westfield Tech at Thomas Memorial in Turners Falls on Tuesday.

McGoldrick beat Dave Romani, 4-0, at the No. 1 spot for the Eagles.

Alex Sulda (43), Anthony Zager (46), Jacob Shaw (44) and Nathan Sciandra (52) all picked up individual wins for the Eagles (8-0).

Frontier Regional 19.5, Palmer 5.5 – Kyle Maynard picked up medalist honors for the Red Hawks in a win over the Panthers at Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst.

Maynard shot a 37 for Frontier, winning at the No. 2 spot 4-0.

Mikey Corduff shot a 42 at No. 1, beating Ethan Beauchemin, who also shot a 42, 2.5-1.5.

Gunnar Moore (39), Bryan Baumann (45), Porter Clancy (40) and Rowan Blair (40) rounded out Frontier’s card with individual wins. 

Easthampton 14.5, Greenfield 9.5 – The Green Wave (5-3) fell to the Eagles at Wyckoff Country Club in Holyoke.

Danny Provost had the lowest round for the Wave, carding a 45 in a 4-0 win at No. 5 over Cole Keefe. 

Dylan Archer also picked up a win at No. 3, beating Alex Fisher 3-1 with a 42. 

Sabis International 19, Mohawk Trail 5 –  Ben Thompson picked up a win, but the Warriors lost to the Bulldogs at Veterans Memorial Golf Course in Springfield.

Thompson bested Colin Consedine at the No. 1 spot, 3-1, shooting a 50. 

Turners Falls 13, St. Mary’s 11 — Aidan Bailey shot a match-low 41 from the No. 3 spot to lead the Thunder to victory over the Saints. 

Joey Mosca won the No. 1 match with a 43, and Brian Poirier tied with St. Mary’s Ryan Sweeney in the No 2 spot, each shooting a 52. 

Jeremy Kovalsick won the No. 4 matchup after shooting a 55 and Vinnie Carme shot a 62 to win the No. 5 match. 

Girls soccer 

Athol shuts out Franklin Tech

Balanced scoring led the Athol High School girls soccer team in a 6-0 win over Franklin County Tech on the road.

Both Krystal McCulley and Haley Wrigley found the net for the first time in their varsity careers for the Red Raiders. 

Ally Raymond and Grace Dufour rounded out the scoring for Athol, who benefited from two own goals by the Eagles in the first half.

Taylor Cleveland picked up the shutout for the Red Raiders.

Emma Bacigalupo and Kendall Deleo both picked up assists.

Cailin McClure made three saves for the Eagles.

Mahar Regional 5, Smith Vocational 0 – Delaney Parker scored three minutes into the match on an assist from Micalyn Mailloux in the Senators win over the Vikings in Northampton.

Parker had three goals, moving her to 99 career goals. The Senators play at the Woodward Complex on Friday against Pioneer Valley Regional.

Isabella Zani and Astha Bernard also scored for the Senators with Maddie Blattenberger adding an assist.

Sara Simon and Maddie Lloyd combined to make five saves for Mahar. 

Ware 4, Greenfield 1 – The Green Wave played even through the first half, but the Indians pulled away in the home loss.

Kristina Reed scored in the first half for Greenfield, assisted by Emma Savoy.

The game was tied 1-1 at halftime.

Dina Samake made 10 saves for the Wave. 

Easthampton 10, Mohawk Trail 0 – The offense could not get going in a home loss for the Warriors. 

Amelie Rowehl made 13 saves in net for Mohawk.


Mahar downs Greenfield 

In the lone Franklin County volleyball match of the evening, the Mahar bested Greenfield, 3-1, at home in a Northern league contest. 

Set scores were 25-10, 16-25, 25-11 and 25-7. 

Quincey Drew and Hailie Meeker led Mahar with six kills each with Saylor Kegans adding another five. 

Setter Madison Harrington had 14 assists. 

Leading the defense was Deanna Smith with four digs.

For the Green Wave, Korynne Callahan had five kills, three aces and two blocks, Denisse Montijo had eight assists, two aces and a kill, Gianna Conte had four digs and six aces and Cassie Mattei had seven kills and four aces. 


Easthampton 10, Mohawk 0









Goals: (E) Powers 2, Pagnoni, Padeck 3, Copeland, Hing, Sands, Bates; .

Assists: (E) Powers 2, Sands, Bates

Saves: (E) Coleman 3 ; (M) Rowehl 13

Athol 6, Franklin Tech 0





Franklin Tech




Goals: (A) Raymond, McCulley, Dufour, Wrigley, own goal 2

Assists: (A) Bacigalupo, Deleo

Saves: (A) Cleveland 0 . (FT) McClure 3

Ware 4, Greenfield 1









Goals: (W) Hess 2, Welsh, Wallace (G) Reed .

Assists: (W) Bell 2 , Dugay (G) Savoy

Saves: (W) Hayman 5. (G) Samake 10.

Mahar 5, Smith Voke 0





Smith Voke




Goals: (M) Parker 3, Zani, Bernard

Assists: (M) Mailloux, Blattenberger

Saves: (M) Lloyd 4; Simon 1. (SV) Stone 14 saves


Minnechaug 3, Greenfield 0









Goals: (M) Cerasuolo, Angelica, King

Assists: (M) Caltabiano

Shots: Minnechaug 9. Greenfield 10.

Saves: (M) Petruzzeli 6, Henry 4. (G) Flynn 6

Corners: Minnechaug 7. Greenfield 10.

Mahar 2, Athol 0









Goals: (M) Fitzgerald, Dupont.

Assists: (M) Marsh.

Shots: Mahar 9. Athol 3.

Saves: (M) Bisceglia 3. (A) Kenniff 6.

Corners: Mahar 2. Athol 4.

Frontier 2, Agawam 1









Goals: (F) Barnes, Vecellio (A) Houle

Assists: (F) DeMaio, Spencer (A) Frogameni

Shots: Frontier 9. Agawam 11.

Saves: (F) Burniske 10. (A) Zollo 7.

Corners: Frontier 3. Agawam 8.


Frontier 21, Greenfield 35

(at Frontier, 3.1 miles)

1. Gehrig Brynda (F), 15:36

2. Andy Bostrom (G), 16:10

3. Brett Robinson (F),16:27

4. Patrick Boyden (F),16:30

5. Erick Badillo (G)16:42

6. Kai Sharp (F), 16:43

7. Dan Fellows (F), 16:51

8. Alex Tirrell (G),16:54

9. Gianni Passiglia (G), 17:02

10. Aden Gray (F)17:06

Mahar 26, Easthampton 31
McCann 25 , Mahar 30

Hopkins 25, Mahar 30

(at Hopkins, 3.1 miles)

1. Jonanthan Hanscom (H), 15:27

2. Thor Mead (M), 16:30

3. Liam DiDonato (M), 17:41

4. Jadon Hartley (MT)17:43

5. Braedon Delmolino (MT), 18:19

6. Chris Sunn (MT) 18:25

7. Devon Ortmeyer (H), 18:36

8. Cade Lanzafame (H),18:47

9. Daniel McGrory (MT),19:11

10. Jonah Slaghekke (E).19:20


Frontier 21, Greenfield 33

(at Frontier, 3.1 miles)

1. Abigail Howard (F) 19:21

2. Kandice Lu (G), 19:28

3. Leah Gump (F), 19:36

4. Sadie Ross (F), 19:45

5. Eva Heath (G),19:48

6. Angelina Egland (F),19:53

7. Sasha Malo (F), 20:20

8. Adrian Joseph (F), 20:33

9. Johanna Guiod (G), 20:46

10: Lia Vichi (F), 20:46

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