PVIAC Alpine ski: Hampshire Regional’s Zach Ames captures victory in 4th race

Staff Writer
Published: 1/25/2022 9:23:58 PM
Modified: 1/25/2022 9:22:42 PM

Hampshire’s Zach Ames blazed through the giant slalom course at Berkshire East on Tuesday. 

Ames took first overall on the boys side at the fourth PVIAC race of the season with a run of 26.61 seconds, continuing on a dominant start to the season for the Raiders. 

Three other Hampshire boys joined Ames in the top 10. Edward Przybyla placed fourth (26.83), Dawson Kelly took eighth (28.25) and Evan Novak earned ninth (28.37) while Brandon Couture (40th, 33.59) and Chad Hockenberry (41st, 33.66) also placed in the top 50 for the Raiders. 

Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School’s Sebastian English took 10th (28.45) while James Scott placed 20th (30.43) and Teddy Scott took 27th (31.68) for the Dragons. 

Mohawk Trail’s Weston Den Ouden’s time of 26.68 earned him second overall on the boys side. 

Seven other Warriors joined Den Ouden in the top 25 — Liam Green took 14th (29.03), Phineas Tuttman placed 17th (29.73), Oliver Johnson came in 18th (29.82), Gage Pateneaude earned 19th (30.22), Ben Makosiej came in 22nd (30.95), Alex Schreiber took 24th (31.37) and Wyatt Sisum placed 25th (31.46). 

Northampton’s Keller Mahoney placed 11th (28.66) with teammate Thomas Michaelson right behind him in 12th after a run of 28.80. Blue Devil’s Alex Sirois (26th, 31.49) and August Douglas (39th, 33.52) joined them in the top 50. 

Noah Vamosy was the fastest Amherst boy down the mountain, taking 29th with a time of 32.00. Matthew Owen placed 31st (32.13), Ben Haugsjaajabink took 33rd (32.57), James Owen came in 35th (32.61), Alden Hinkel earned 43rd (34.45) and Kyle Crosby placed 49th (34.96) for the Hurricanes. 

Mohawk Trail’s Addie Loomis continued her dominance in the girls race on Tuesday. 

Loomis won her third consecutive PVIAC alpine ski race, finishing the course in a time of 36.67. 

Fellow Warrior Ellie Pinkham wasn’t far behind, finishing second with a run of 37.64. Sofiya Slocik-Gritzner placed 11th (42.01), Emmy Sisum took 18th (45.98) and Caroline Makosiej finished 25th (50.23) to round out the Mohawk Trail girls in the top 25. 

Northampton’s Ellie Mahoney wasn’t far behind the two Warriors at the top, earning third with a time of 38.64. Maddie Raymond took 19th (46.18), Giselle Ohm earned 32nd (54.95), Maise Tuck came in 38th (56.90) and Leah Abel-Waisman finished in 46th (59.31) for the Blue Devils. 

Summer Duda was the top Hampshire racer with a time of 39.85 which earned her fourth place. Dana Warren came in 20th and Keegan Butler took 51st overall for the Raiders. 

Amherst had two racers in the top 25, with Sea Kay Leung coming in sixth (41.00) and Vivi Bernier earning 24th (50.15).

PVCICS’s Sarah Fardal and Juliet Scott each finished in the top 10, Fardal in seventh (41.08) and Scott in eighth (41.14). Dragon Ella Gander took 13th (43.01), Aine Doherty finished 31st (54.79) and Charlotte English came in 47th (59.47). 


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