Pair of records sparks Senators

Staff Writers
Published: 4/30/2019 9:38:59 PM

It was supposed to be a meet between the top two girls track & field teams in the Intercounty League. Instead, it turned into a rout.

Mahar Regional School set a pair of school records on Tuesday afternoon and all but claimed the Intercounty League title in its first league meet of the season with a 109-36 victory over Mohawk Trail Regional High School at the Woodward Complex in Orange.

The victory now leaves Mahar (3-0, 1-0) and Pioneer (1-0, 1-0) as the only remaining unbeaten teams in the IL.

Freshman Sienna Moore set a Mahar school record in the pole vault, breaking Ally Parker’s record that had stood since 2013 with a 9-foot, 10-inch jump.

Moore took second in the triple jump with a leap of 31-7 and 100 meter hurdles with a time of 17.8 seconds.

Senior Kamryn Reilly tied a Senator record in the 100-meter dash, finishing with a time of 12.6 seconds. No Mahar runner had finished with that time since Clarissa Rosa in 1993.

Reilly also won the high jump (4-8), long jump (15-4) and was part of the 4x100 relay team that came out victorious.

The Senators won 14-of-17 events, and took second place in 10 others. Senior Chloe Taddeo was strong in the field events, winning shot put with a toss of 30-1 and the javelin with a throw of 80-1.

Mahar’s Carra Fitzgerald went unbeaten in both mile events, winning the 1-mile with a time of 5:22.1 and the 2-mile with a run of 12:26.2.

Senior Lily Wickland-Shearer was a bright spot for Mohawk, winning both the 100 and 400 meter hurdles with times of 17.6 seconds and 79.5 seconds, respectively. 

Pioneer 79, Greenfield 65 — Hailey Ring won two events, and visiting Pioneer swept all the points in the 200 and 400 meter runs to capture a 79-65 victory over Greenfield in an Intercounty League girls track & field meet, Tuesday.

Ring paced the Panthers with victories in the 200 (30.7 seconds) and triple jump (28 feet, 2½ inches). Sofia Walker provided a nice bump with a win in the 400 (72.1), and Pioneer also swept victories in the 4x100 (59.0) and 4x400 relays (5:06.9). Sydney Unaitis bested the field in the pole vault, clearing 6-6.

Greenfield won 11 of the 17 events contested, including five of the seven field events, but Pioneer scooped up big points with a plethora of second and third place finishes.

“We were losing coming out of the field events (34-29) even though we won five of seven (events) so I knew we were in trouble,” Greenfield coach Pete Conway said.

Victoria Marin was the top scorer for the Green Wave, winning four events in another dominant outing. Marin crossed first in both the 100 hurdles (17.1) and 400 hurdles (75.0), while adding wins in the long jump (5-9½) and high jump (5-0).

Greenfield’s Lulu Calame tamed the fields in the distance events, winning the mile (5:45.4) and 2-mile (12:56.9), and teammate Kacia Kinsmith scored victories in the 100 (14.3) and javelin (97-2).


Easthampton 14, Mahar 1 (5 inn.) — Early in the season, teams are seeing why Easthampton is considered one of the favorites to win the WMass Division 2 title.

The visiting Eagles took their talents to Orange on Tuesday, pounded out 17 hits and received a solid performance in the pitching circle by Rachel Robinson to capture a 14-1 victory over Mahar in a five-inning independent softball game.

Easthampton (7-0) jumped out to a 5-0 lead after one inning, registering five singles in the top of the frame.

Abby McClaflin, Robinson and Tessa Pond had three hits apiece for the Eagles, with Pond driving in four runs to pace the offensive effort.

Mahar (4-4) mustered five hits against Robinson. Skylar Dodge doubled in Lani DeDiego with the team’s lone run in the bottom of the fourth inning. DeDiego, Sarah Graeff, Megan Rich and Jordan Fournier all added singles.

Commerce 13, FC Tech 10 — Host Commerce put up 10 runs in the first inning and held on from there, as Franklin Tech chipped away but was unable to climb all the way back in a 13-10 Tri-County League loss, Tuesday in Springfield.

Eight walks in the first inning led to 10 Commerce runs, as the Red Raiders led 10-2 early on.

The Eagles didn’t go away, however, and Shannon Kurkulonis’ three-run home run in the top of the fifth inning cut the deficit to 11-10.

Commerce pushed a pair of insurance runs across in the home half of the inning, and pitcher Asialee Matos made the lead stand up as she struck out one and walked three in a complete-game outing.

Abi Corey struck out six and walked three in six strong innings of relief for the Eagles, and she added a single and two RBIs at the plate. Kurkulonis had two hits and four RBIs, while Renee Reed registered two hits, including a triple, and drove in four runs. Mackenzie Martel, Jenesis Currier and Brie Snyder all added two hits for Franklin Tech.

The Eagles had quite a highlight defensively in the third inning. With two runners on and no outs, second baseman Currier snagged a line drive and started a 4-3-6 triple play.

Boys tennis

Turners Falls 5, Sabis 0 — Turners Falls rolled along for the second straight day as it toppled Sabis, 5-0, in a Tri-County League boys tennis match in Turners Falls.

Brian Poirier bested Bryan Trihn 6-1, 6-0 at first singles, Will Turn beat Patrick Morrow 6-0, 6-0 at second singles, and Brody Trott beat Gio Cruz 6-1, 6-0 at third singles.

Joseph Kochan and Mike Boyle earned a 6-2, 6-1 win over Noah Demers and Brandon Rusinque at first doubles, and Corrin Wisnewski and Miles Keefe bested Mackenzie Mongeon and Emmanuel Rivera 6-1, 6-4 at second doubles.

Turners (9-0) hosts Westfield today in a battle of two top teams.


Four Rivers 15, Frontier 7 — The Four Rivers Charter School boys ultimate team took care of business Tuesday, topping Frontier, 15-7.

The win advanced Four Rivers to a perfect 9-0 on the season.

Henry Zwart had a strong game for the Otters, doing a nice job as a deep threat against an athletic Frontier team.

Oliver Lagrete came off the bench for Four Rivers and had a solid game, not making any mistakes or turnovers.

Otter coach Terry Plotkin was pleased with the execution of his team.

“We played very controlled,” Plotkin said. “We completed 90 percent of our passes, which is an excellent rate.”

Four Rivers will face unbeaten Amherst High School Thursday before the Four Rivers Invitational Tournament Saturday, which features 39 teams from around the state. The Otters are the top seed on both the boys and girls side of the bracket.

Mahar 109, Mohawk 36

100 —  Reilly (Ma), 12.6

200 —Parker (Ma), 27.9

400 —Wetherbee (Ma), 67.1

800 —Davis (Mo), 2:35.4

Mile —Fitzgerald (Ma), 5:22.1

2 Mile —Fitzgerald (Ma), 12:26.2

100 HH — Shearer (Mo), 17.6

400 LH —Shearer (Mo), 79.5

4x100 relay —Mahar (Reilly, Chase, Marsh, Parker), 55.2

4x400 relay — Mahar (Rich, Savoy, Murphy, Chase), 4:40.9

Long jump — Reilly (Ma), 15-4

Triple jump — Wetherbee (Ma), 31-7

High jump — Reilly (Ma), 4-8

Discus — Vautour (Ma), 90-0

Javelin — Taddeo (Ma), 80-1

Shot put — Taddeo (Ma), 30-1

Pole vault — Moore (Ma), 9-10

Pioneer 79, Greenfield 65

100 —  Kinsmith (G), 14.3

200 —Ring (P), 30.7

400 —Walker (P), 72.1

800 —Thurston (G), 2:52.5

Mile —Calame (G), 5:45.4

2 Mile —Calame (G), 12:56.9

100 HH — Marin (G), 17.1

400 LH —Marin (G), 75.0

4x100 relay —Pioneer, 59.0

4x400 relay — Pioneer, 5:06.9

Long jump — Marin (G), 15-9½

Triple jump — Ring (P), 28-2½

High jump — Marin (G), 5-0

Discus — McLain (G), 60-8

Javelin — Kinsmith (G), 97-2

Shot put — Santos (G), 23-6¾

Pole vault — Unaitis (P), 6-6


Easthampton 14, Mahar 1 (5)

Easthampton ........... 510 35 — 14  17  0

Mahar ......................  000 10 — 1  5  3

Hits: (E) McClaflin 3, Morse 2, Robinson 3, Downer 2, Pond 3, Indyk, McDermott, Bates 2. (M) DeDiego, Dodge, Graeff, Rich, Fournier.

2B: (E) McClaflin, Robinson, Pond. (M) Dodge.

RBI: (E) Morse 2, Robinson 2, Downer 2, Pond 4, Indyk, Bates 2. (M) Dodge.

WP: Robinson (5ip, 6k, 2bb).

LP: Rich (2ip, 2k, 2bb), Meeker (3ip, 1k, 5bb).

Commerce 13, FC Tech 10

FC Tech ................... 221 230 0 — 10  13  1

Commerce .........  (10)00 120 x — 13  6  0

Hits: (FT) Crowningshield, Corey, Martel 2, Reed 2, Currier 2, Snyder 2, S. Kurkulonis 2, Paulin. (C) Matos, Bareto, Letendre 2, Stokes 2.

2B: (C) Stokes.

3B: (FT) Reed. (C) Letendre.

HR: (FT) S. Kurkulonis.

RBI: (FT) S. Kurkulonis 4, Reed 4, Corey 2. (C) Stokes 3, Letendre 2, Bareto 2.

WP: Matos (7ip, 1k, 3bb).

LP: Currier (0ip, 0k, 8bb), Corey (6ip, 6k, 3bb).

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