High Schools: Amherst boys tennis upends Northampton

  • Amherst’s No. 3 singles player Sachin Khashu returns against Northampton on Friday at JFK Middle School in Florence. GAZETTE STAFF / KYLE GRABOWSKI

  • Northampton No. 1 singles player Aidan Metz volleys against Amherst on Friday at JFK Middle School in Florence. GAZETTE STAFF / KYLE GRABOWSKI

  • Amherst's Aengus Cox won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 singles Friday at JFK Middle School against Northampton's Aidan Metz. GAZETTE STAFF / KYLE GRABOWSKI

  • Amherst's No. 3 singles player Ben Oates returns against Northampton's Max Cahillane on Friday at Northampton. GAZETTE STAFF / KYLE GRABOWSKI

  • Northampton doubles player Ethan Metz returns a shot against Amherst on Friday at JFK Middle School. GAZETTE STAFF / KYLE GRABOWSKI

Published: 5/14/2021 10:38:24 PM

The Amherst Regional boys tennis team defeated Northampton 4-1 on Friday at JFK Middle School in Florence.

Aengus Cox defeated Aidan Metz 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 singles for the Hurricanes.

Amherst’s Ben Oates won 6-4, 6-4 against Max Cahillane at No. 3 singles.

At No. 1 doubles, Siddu Sitaraman and Rohan Shenoy beat Maitreya Abend and Durrell Patrick 6-1, 6-2.

Northampton’s Ethan Metz beat Sachin Khashu 7-5, 6-1 at No. 3 singles.

The Blue Devils forfeited the No. 2 doubles position.

PVCICS 4, Westfield 1 — Hugo Shinn bested Chance Kovmentaros 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 singles for the Dragons. Aidan Cleary beat Seth Badendorf 7-5, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. At No. 3 singles, Teddy Scott held off Alex Dawicki 7-5, 6-3.

Clayton English and James Scott won 6-5, 7-4 at No. 1 doubles against Mason Hynes and Jack Keeney.


Easthampton 4, Belchertown 1 — Justin Colpack (RBI) and Nick Lloyd had two hits each for the Eagles. Nick Jolicoeur drove in a run. Matt Damon scored two runs.

Austin Endelos (RBI) and Chris Misiaszek each had two hits for the Orioles. Misiaszek threw three innings fo relief and didn’t allow a run.

Granby 8, Hampshire 2 – Ryan Gaughan picked up his first varsity win for the Rams. He struck out 10 in a complete game, allowing just three htis and a walk. He added two hits from teh lead off spot.

Nolan Sullivan was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and scored two runs.

Connor Asselin singled twice and drove in two runs.

Jack Boyble had an RBI and a hit for the Raiders.

Franklin Tech 3, Smith Vocational 1 — Caden Payne had two hits for the Vikings on Thursday. Cole Boisvert drove in the Vikings run in the fifth. Race Drobiak threw six innings for Smith Vocational and struck out seven.

Greenfield 10, South Hadley 6 (8) — The Green Wave scored four runs in the top of the eighth to secure the win Thursday. Liam Quinn had three hits and two RBIs for South Hadley. Tyler Evans (double) had two hits and two RBIs for the Tigers, scoring twice. Aidan Sullivan singled twice. Grady Provost doubled and drove in a run.

Boys lacrosse

Pathfinder 4, Granby 3 — Michael Arabik (assist), Michael Flahert and Connor McDonnell found the net for the Rams in a road loss.

McDonnell made five saves in the cage, and Nicholas Parker stopped three shots.

Belchertown 4, West Springfield 3 — Owen Sedlacek had two goals for the Orioles in a home win Thursday. Koy Monette and Dan Chrzanowski each found the net one, while Griffine Weiss and Jaden Wise each added an assist

South Hadley 16, Northampton 7 — Charlie Anischik led the Tigers with six goals and an assist Thursday. Ethan Roy (two assists) and Caden Laramee (assist) each netted hat tricks. Owen Dawson added five assists and a goal. Chase Mathers and Kent Molzna each found the net, while Jack Sullivan added an assist.

Yano Porter had four points for the Blue Devils on two goals and two assists. Chance Asbornsen added two assists and a goal. Connor Tobin scored twice, while Ryan O’Connor (assist) and Vincent Fahey found the net once each. Daniel Huntley made 14 saves.

Girls lacrosse

Granby 18, Amherst 6 — Gabby Walz scored eight goals with three assists for the Rams in a home win.

Ella Laliberte added six goals and four assists, winning seven draws.

Justice Delaney also won seven draws and contributed a goal and an assist. Ariana Klekotka scored three goals, while Kayla Klekotka distributed an assist. Liberty Conlin stopped seven shots for the Rams.

Esme Siegel had two assists and a goal for the Hurricanes.

Amherst’s Jill Crosby scored two goals.

Talia Sofia, Fancesca Sloan and Caitlin Macsougal each found the net once for the Hurricanes, and Jenna Schilling added an assist.

Belchertown 21, Monson 1 — Allison Bessette scored five goals for the Orioles, while Erin Lucas accumulated seven points on four goals and three assists. Kelsey Reardon and Paige Magner had two assists and a goal each. Adrien Wise found the net twice. Kaleigh Cooper, Olivia Corbin, Giana Cruz, Ryann Lauzier, Madysen LePage, Samantha Pacunas, Bella St. George and Elyssa Wrona each scored a goal.

Mabelle Bessette made three saves, and Lana Krol stopped two shots

St. Mary’s 7, Springfield 1 – Hampshire Regional student Skylar Duda had a hat trick and an assist Thursday. Emily Jendrysik (assist) and Katarzyna Wisnauckas each found the net for the Saints. Abby Hennessy made three saves.

Girls tennis

Northampton 3, Agawam 2 — The Blue Devils’ depth carried them on the road.

Ursula Von Goeler beat Melissa St. Jacques 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 singles.

Northampton’s Josey Kirby and Summer Sorenson won 6-2, 6-2 against Madison Zomek and Skylar Thiese at No. 1 doubles.

Alli Flynn and Annalisa Gliati clinched the match for the Blue Devils at No. 2 doubles with a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 2 doubles against  Amrita Kave and Rachel Lee.

Boys track & field

Frontier 86, Greenfield 57 — Jack Vecellio claimed three individual events for the Redhawks. He won the pole vault clearing 12 feet, 6 inches, the long jump at 20-2½ and the 100-meter dash in 11.3 seconds. He was also second in the 400 hurdles (58.0)

Jackie Phong won both the shot put (37-2) and discus (110-1).

Hampshire 107, Southwick 32 — Josh Denoronha placed first in the high jump (5-8), long jump (15-08) and 200 (24.7) for the Raiders.

Jeff Fish won the 800 (2:19.07) and two-mile (11:18.9).

Girls track and field

Hampshire 107, Southwick 33 — Brie Salomao conquered three events for the Raiders. She won the long jump 15-2.75, triple jump (32-10¾) and 200 (28.7).

Delaney Marek was first in the discus (66-4) and 800 (2:38). Parker Pallante took first in the high jump (4-8) and 100 (13.2).

Boys volleyball

Holyoke 3, Sabis 1 — Jairam Rodriguez had 10 kills and 14 digs to go along with six assists, as the Purple Knights won 16-25, 25-14, 25-18, 26-24 on the road.

Leas Torres pulled up 19 digs with seven kills. Julian Gutierrez distributed 14 assists. Jeduar Colon added eight kills and two blocks.


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