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South Hadley snaps Frontier Regional’s 107 dual-meet win streak in girls track

  • Nicole McCann of Amherst returns during her no. 1 singles match against Phoebe Gelbard of Northampton Tuesday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Nicole McCann of Amherst returns during her no. 1 singles match against Phoebe Gelbard of Northampton Tuesday in Northampton.
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  • Nicole McCann, of Amherst Regional, is the No. 1 seed in the Western Massachusetts Girls Individual Tournament, which starts this weekend. Her sister, Allison, is the No. 2 seed.

    Nicole McCann, of Amherst Regional, is the No. 1 seed in the Western Massachusetts Girls Individual Tournament, which starts this weekend. Her sister, Allison, is the No. 2 seed. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Allison McCann of Amherst returns during her no. 2 singles match against Adele Fantasia of Northampton Tuesday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Allison McCann of Amherst returns during her no. 2 singles match against Adele Fantasia of Northampton Tuesday in Northampton.
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  • Phoebe Gelbard of Northampton returns during her no. 1 singles match against Nicole McCann of Amherst Tuesday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Phoebe Gelbard of Northampton returns during her no. 1 singles match against Nicole McCann of Amherst Tuesday in Northampton.
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  • Adele Fantasia of Northampton returns during her no. 2 singles match against Allison McCann of Amherst Tuesday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Adele Fantasia of Northampton returns during her no. 2 singles match against Allison McCann of Amherst Tuesday in Northampton.
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  • Nicole McCann of Amherst returns during her no. 1 singles match against Phoebe Gelbard of Northampton Tuesday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Nicole McCann of Amherst returns during her no. 1 singles match against Phoebe Gelbard of Northampton Tuesday in Northampton.
    JERREY ROBERTS Purchase photo reprints »

  • Nicole McCann of Amherst returns during her no. 1 singles match against Phoebe Gelbard of Northampton Tuesday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Nicole McCann, of Amherst Regional, is the No. 1 seed in the Western Massachusetts Girls Individual Tournament, which starts this weekend. Her sister, Allison, is the No. 2 seed.
  • Allison McCann of Amherst returns during her no. 2 singles match against Adele Fantasia of Northampton Tuesday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Phoebe Gelbard of Northampton returns during her no. 1 singles match against Nicole McCann of Amherst Tuesday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Adele Fantasia of Northampton returns during her no. 2 singles match against Allison McCann of Amherst Tuesday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Nicole McCann of Amherst returns during her no. 1 singles match against Phoebe Gelbard of Northampton Tuesday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

When asked the last time his Frontier Regional girls track & field team lost a dual meet, coach Bob Smith responded, “the Bill Clinton administration.”

After roughly 16 years, the Red Hawks’ triple-digit winning streak came to an end at 107 on Tuesday afternoon as South Hadley opened its season with a 75-70 victory in South Deerfield.

“The older girls took it the toughest, but they’ll be OK,” Smith said. “I think some of the seniors really wanted to graduate without having ever lost, but that’s the way it goes. South Hadley was certainly the better team today. We’ll just have to start over and hopefully begin a new streak.”

The Red Hawks (2-1, 2-1 Suburban) last dropped a dual meet on May 13, 1997, losing to Mohawk 78-67.

The Tigers (1-0, 1-0 Suburban) had five separate first-place finishers, led by Angela Thibault with two individual wins and a pair of runner-up finishes. She won both the long jump (14 feet, 73∕4 inches) and the pole vault (8-0).

“We were the 100th in their streak of victories, and we said that day that it would be great to be the team that ends it. As fate would have it, that came true,” said South Hadley coach Mike Brouillette. “Frontier was gracious in victory, and equally gracious in defeat today. There is a mutual respect between these two programs. Our girls executed with intensity and precision. It is a great start to the season for us.”

Mairead Ferry won three events — triple jump (31-5), 400 low hurdles (69.2 seconds) and 110 high hurdles (17.8) — to lead Frontier.

Amanda Mozea (shot put, discus) and Natalie Mako (mile, 2-mile) took two firsts apiece.

“I am absolutely blessed to coach at Frontier, and the athletes I’ve coached are such quality people,” Smith said. “I wouldn’t do anything differently, and I can’t say how much much I respect them.”

Girls track & field

South Hadley 75, Frontier 70

at Frontier

(Top local finisher)

Shot put: 1. Amanda Mozea (F), 31-6.25; 2. Emily Dominick (SH), 27-6; Discus: 1. Mozea (F), 90-3; 2. Michelle Stefanowicz (SH), 82-9; Javelin: 1. Stefanowicz (SH), 87-10; 2. Ioana Teutsch (F), 86-11; Long jump: 1. Angela Thibault (SH), 14-7.75; 2. Clare Cycz (F), 14-2.5; Triple jump: 1. Mairead Ferry (F), 31-5; 2. Hope Werenski (SH), 31-1; High jump: 1. Kat Miner (F), 5-0; 3. Werenski (SH), 4-8; Pole vault: 1. Thibault (SH), 8-0; 2. Ferry (F), 7-0; 110-meter high hurdles: 1. Ferry (F), 17.8; 2. Thibault (SH), 18.0; 100: 1. Hannah Kelleher (SH), 13.9; 3. C. Cycz (F), 14.0; Mile: 1. Natalie Mako (F), 5:29.9; 2. Serena Sarage, 5:41.2; 4x100 relay: 1. South Hadley (Dominick, Kelleher, Meghan Godfrey, Katie Evans), 54.1; 2. Frontier, (Olivia McCullouch, Katherine Burke, Miner, Kin Wildman-Hanlon), 55.4; 400 low hurdles: 1. Ferry (F), 69.2; 2. Thibault (SH), 74.4; 800: 1. Sarah Conlisk (F), 2:35.4; 2. Rachel Harrington (SH), 2:37.9; 200: 1. Godfrey (SH), 27.2; 2. Miner (F), 27.3; 400: 1. Harrington (SH), 65.2; 3. Emilie Cycz (F), 66.7; 2-mile: 1. Mako (F), 11:18.0; 2. Grace Bailly (SH), 12:47.1; 4x400: 1. South Hadley (Sarage, Aryn Banas, Bailly, Hope Werenski), 4:28.0; 2. Frontier (Zoe Barker, Savannah Emery, Sophie Morawski, E. Cycz), 4:31.1

Records: South Hadley (1-0, 1-0 Suburban); Frontier (2-1, 2-1)

Girls tennis

Amherst 5, Northampton 0

At JFK Middle School

First singles: Nicole McCann (A) def. Phoebe Gelbard, 6-0, 6-0; Second singles: Allison McCann (A) def. Adele Fantasia, 6-0, 6-0; Third singles: Shelby Scarfo (A) def. Eva Cilman, 6-1, 6-4; First doubles: Samantha Doctor & Amutha Muthukumar (A) def. Olivia Bernstein & Katherine Lesko, 6-2, 6-0; Second doubles: Hannah Lang & Sarah Knapp (A) def. Joy Jennings & Xochitl Calero, 6-0, 6-3

Records: Northampton (0-3); Amherst (2-0)

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