Weekend high schools and preps: Frontier’s Natalie Mako, Amherst girls dominate PVIAC championship
Frontier Regional’s Natalie Mako dominated in the individual race and Amherst Regional overwhelmed the team competition at the PVIAC cross country championship Saturday at Stanley Park in Westfield.
Mako posted a first-place time of 18 minutes, 7 seconds, nearly 37 seconds better than the next girl finisher, Westfield’s Ally Morin. Frontier was ninth among teams.
Mel Devoney led the Hurricanes, who were one point shy of a meet record with 33 points, 103 better than second place Longmeadow.
Devoney was third overall (19:06), followed by Sara Vannah (fifth, 19:28), Emmy Zimmerman (seventh, 19:41), Anna Kaplan (eighth, 19:41) and Emma Gonzalez (10th, 19:52).
Eliana Zimmerman was the top finisher for Northampton, which finished fifth in the team competition. Zimmerman was 12th overall (20:16), followed by Mariel Lutz (18th, 20:30) and Tori Laverdiere (20:31).
South Hadley was sixth behind Grace Bailly (11th, 19:54) and Serena Sarage (20:21).
Audrey Boraski (26th, 20:50) and Sarah Jones (28th, 20:52) led Holyoke Catholic to seventh place.
Elizabeth Woods (29th, 20:55) and Sophia Prouty (30th, 20:56) led Hampshire to eighth place.
Belchertown finished 15th among teams, while Granby and Gateway were 21st and 22nd, respectively.
Boys cross country
Ryan Stender (sixth, 16:20) and Gabe Fishman (10th, 16:31) each posted top-10 times as Amherst Regional finished second at the PVIAC championships at Stanley Park in Westfield Saturday.
Westfield took first place with 47 points, while Amherst followed with 107.
Benjamin Hill (14th, 16:50), Aidan Gilson (17th, 16:56) and Charles Hale (21st, 17:00) led Northampton to sixth place, while John Burton (13th, 16:49) was the top finisher for Belchertown (11th).
Gateway earned 15th place, while Hampshire Regional and South Hadley were 16th and 17th, respectively. Holyoke Catholic took 22nd. Frontier was 27th and Granby was 30th.
Easthampton 1, Athol 0 (2 0T) — Two minutes into the second overtime, Claire Douglass converted on a penalty kick to give the No. 8 Eagles (10-4-2) the win in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 first round match Sunday at home.
Alyssa Fugiel made two saves in the win.
Easthampton will play at No. 1 Belchertown (16-0-2) in the quarterfinals Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Gateway 2, Holyoke Catholic 1 (PKs) — Kendall Rooney netted the game-winning penalty kick to give the No. 6 Gators (11-4-2) the win in the WMass D-3 first round game at home Sunday night.
All-state goalie Brooke Fairman made three saves in the shootout for Gateway.
Alyssa Moreau scored on a direct kick for Gateway. Liz Cavanaugh scored for the No. 11 Gaels (7-8-4).
Katie Klejna made eight saves for Holyoke Catholic.
The Gators will play at No. 3 McCann Tech (16-1-1) in North Adams in the quarterfinals on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
The loss marked the final game for Holyoke Catholic seniors Gillian Cassidy-Payson, Kate Gingras, Katherine Zombik, Megan Logan, Caitlin LeClair and Lauren Kennedy.
Easthampton 3, Athol 1 — The No. 10 Eagles (16-3) bounced back from losing the first set to earn a 20-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-13 win in the WMass Division 3 Tournament first round match Sunday in Athol.
The Eagles head to Orange today at 6:30 to take on No. 2 Mahar (14-5) in the quarterfinals.
On Sunday, Elizabeth Whitney finished with six kills, five digs, four aces and two blocks, while Rachena Nhem had three kills and 16 assists. Kelly Avard added three kills, four digs and four blocks, while Jordan Burt contributed four kills.
Belchertown 3, Turners Falls 2 — Kim Drawec had eight aces, two blocks and five kills as the No. 11 Orioles (11-9) won their WMass D-3 first round match 25-23, 25-12, 21-25, 23-25, 15-11 Saturday in Montague.
Erica Kamins contributed three kills and three aces, while Selena Huber had five assists for Belchertown, which plays at No. 3 Lee (19-0) in the quarterfinals tonight at 6:30.
Lenox 3, South Hadley 0 — Sarah LaRochelle had six digs and four blocks, but the No. 13 Tigers (10-9) fell in the WMass D-3 first round match on the road Saturday.
Liz Militante-Advey added three digs and three kills in the loss.
The loss marked the final game for South Hadley seniors Shanel De Los Santos, Rebecca Towne, Kaitlin Berry and Militante-Advey.
Turners Falls 2, Holyoke Catholic 1 (2 OT) — Wyatt Bourbeau scored with three minutes left in double overtime to lift the No. 5 Indians (14-3-1) in the WMass Division 3 first round game Saturday night in Montague.
Trevor Lewicki scored the goal for the No. 12 Gaels (7-7-4) on assist by John O’Hara.
Tom Heavren was terrific throughout the contest and finished with 15 saves.
The loss marked the end of the careers of Holyoke Catholic seniors Preston Wolffe, Aidan Sullivan, Ryan Lukomski and Lewicki.
Tabor 41, Williston 21 — Frankie Zumbo, Nick Kioussis and Ledell Robinson each scored a touchdown, but the Wildcats (3-4) lost in Marion Saturday.
The Sea Wolves forced four turnovers (three interceptions, one fumble) on the day.
Dublin 4, Hartsbrook 2 — Vincent DeFelice scored a pair of goals for Hartsbrook, but Dublin pulled away with two second-half scores in the River Valley Athletic League finals Saturday in Greenfield.
Jacob Garfinkel and Gabe Voisin were each credited with assists, while Conor Ritchie-Dunham made six saves for Hartsbrook (12-1).
Deerfield 3, Williston 1 — Daniel Blohm, Jackson Dayton and JJ Salvador each scored goals for Deerfield in Easthampton Saturday.
Mark Richarrds converted an assist from Caleb DeMello of Easthampton for the Wildcats.
Bailey Gawron had four saves in the loss.
Loomis 2, Williston 0 — Christina Zalewski made six saves in the loss for the Wildcats (6-6-1) at home Saturday.
Ethel Walker 3, Williston 0 — The Wildcats fell 25-11, 25-11, 25-16 in Simsbury, Conn., Saturday.
Loomis 4, Williston 2 — Jill Slezek of Hatfield scored two goals each for the Wildcats in the loss in Windsor, Conn., Saturday.
Taylor Senecal of South Hadley had an assist for Williston.
Boys water polo
Williston 6, Loomis 5 — David Fay of South Hadley and Wilder Denholm each scored twice for the Wildcats (5-9) in the win at home Saturday.
Ryan Cavanaugh of Northampton and Matt Freine added a goal each.
Matt Wagman made nine saves in the win.
Boys cross country
Williston 16, Suffield 47; Williston 23, Suffield 34; Williston 16, Millbrook 47; Williston 16, Berkshire 47 — Evan Jacobson of Florence posted a new school record on his home course in Easthampton Saturday as the Wildcats picked up four wins in a five-team meet.
Jacobson covered the 3.1-mile course in 15 minutes, 57 seconds.
Corey Palumbo (16:30) and Andy Pierce (16:37) finished third and fourth, respectively.
Girls cross country
Williston 23, Millbrook 36; Williston 25, Westover 31; Williston 15, Miss Hall’s 50; Williston 27, Berkshire 30; Suffield 21, Williston 37 — Devon Greenwood of Easthampton finished third overall as the Wildcats (8-4) went 4-1 in a six-team meet at home Saturday.
Greenwood ran the 3.1-mile course in 19:26. Hannah Lewis (20:38) was ninth overall.