High Schools: Jameson Dion’s four goals lifts Amherst lax past Northampton

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  • Amherst's Tyler Borrell, left, is pressured by Colin Morini of Northampton behind the Blue Devils' goal in the first half of the Hurricanes' 19-9 road win at Northampton on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Northampton's Conor Tobin, center, attempts to block a pass by Shire Thompson (13) to Amherst teammate Jameson Dion in the first half of the Blue Devils's 19-9 loss to the visiting Hurricanes on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Northampton's Vincent Fahey, left, scores on Amherst goal Liam Johnson in the first half of the Blue Devils' 19-9 loss to the visiting Hurricanes on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, in Northampton. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Tyler Borrell, left, is congratulated by Amherst teammates Dom MacDonald, center, and Gabe Aiken-Hafner after scoring the Hurricanes’ fifth goal over Northampton in the first half of their 19-9 road win over the Blue Devils on Wednesday. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Amherst's Jameson Dion, left, wins a loose ball from Vincent Fahey of Northampton in the first half of Hurricanes' 19-9 road win over the Blue Devils on Wednesday in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Amherst’s John Hanscom, left, pressures Colin Morin of Northampton in the first half of the Hurricanes’ 19-9 road win over the Blue Devils on Wednesday in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

Published: 6/9/2021 9:56:33 PM

 Staff Reports

A monster second quarter propelled the Amherst boys lacrosse team to a 19-9 win over Northampton on Wednesday afternoon.

The Hurricanes led just 5-4 after one quarter, but used an 8-1 edge in the second period to take a commanding 13-5 lead at halftime.

Jameson Dion poured in a game-high four goals and an assist for Amherst, while John Hanscom, Shire Thompson and Tyler Borrell each scored three times in the win.

Dom McDonald added a pair of markers for the ’Canes.

Northampton’s Vincent Fahey, Chance Asbornsen and Conor Tobin all tallied twice. Ryan O’Connor and Yano Porter both had a goal and an assist, while Daniel Huntle made 10 saves in net.

East Longmeadow 12, South Hadley 9 — Ethan Roy and Charles Anischik each tallied hat tricks for the Tigers.

Caleb Bradley, Owen Dawson and Cadyn Laramee were other goal scorers for South Hadley, which received nine saves from Nate Loughman.

Girls lacrosse

Belchertown 18, Central 1 — Allison Bessette (five goals, assist) and Erin Lucas (four goals, assist) each netted their 100th career goal in a home win for the Orioles.

Madysen Lepage had a hat trick. Paige Magner put away two goals, and Kelsey Rardon added two assists.

Boys tennis

Amherst 3, Belchertown 2 — Singles staked the Hurricanes an early lead, then their doubles finished the job late.

Amherst’s James Serhant handled Ben Schrenzel 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, and Aengus Coz beat Tom Vinagre 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2.

Then the Orioles’ depth started to show.

Belchertown’s Trevor Weiss bested Miles Jeffries 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 at No. 3 singles.

The Orioles No. 1 doubles team of Colby Masse and Carson Boscher came back 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 against Sachin Khashu and Josh Kellogg.

Amherst’s Siddu Sitaraman and Rohan Shenoy staged their own comeback at No. 2 double. They lost the first set 6-1 against Kiernan Cornish and Jacob Chaisson then fought off a match point to win the second se 7-6. They won six straight games in the third set 6-0 to close out the match.

Northampton 4, Minnechaug 1 — Stefan Johnson capped an undefeated 8-0 season in the No. 1 singles spot with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep of Minnechaug’s Joe Gentile.

Aidan Metz was a 6-3, 6-2 winner at No. 2 singles for the Devils.

The No. 1 doubles duo of Ethan Metz and Durrell Patrick defeated Ayden Alves and Matt Sherman, 4-6 6-2 6-1, while the Devils’ Max Cahillane and Maitreya Abend defeated Ethan Quill and Trent Maziarz, 6-2 6-4.

Northampton, which finished its season 3-6 overall, forfeited third singles.

PVCICS 5, Greenfield 0 — Host Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School scored a 5-0 win behind a 6-2, 6-2 win at first singles from Hugo Shinn over Greenfield’s Petru Cojocaru.

At second singles, Aidan Cleary held off Greenfield’s Daniel Pena-Chadee, 6-1, 7-6 (8-6).

PVCICS’ Clayton English and James Scott were 6-2, 6-3 winners at first doubles over Greenfield’s Jacob Frank and Ethan Bross, 6-2, 6-3, while the No. 2 doubles team of Teddy Scott and Patrick Canavan- Gosselin held off Greenfield’s Matthew Lavoine and Christian Larouche, 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 10-8.

Girls tennis

South Hadley 2, Holyoke 0 — By the Grace of South Hadley, go they.

Grace Ryan and Grace Loughrey won the only two matches contested for the Tigers in a win over Holyoke on Wednesday.

Ryan was an 8-1 winner over Paige Brainard at No. 1 singles, while Loughrey best Kate McGuinness at No. 2, 8-6.

Girls track

Frontier 123, Monson 22 — Amelia Sobieski completed the hat trick, again.

For the second time this season, the Frontier Regional standout secured wins in the shot put (30 feet, 11 inches), discus (88-1) and javelin (97- 10) to propel the Redhawks past Monson.

Brooke Davis was a winner in the triple jump for Frontier (4-1, 4-1) with a leap of 29 feet, while Abigail Howard won the high jump (4-10) and the 800 meters (2:46.5). Alena Maes-Polan was a double individual winner in the pole vault (8-6) and 400 hurdles (77.0), while the Redhawks won both the distance events on a hot and humid day thanks to brave souls Hannah Mackin (1-mile, 6:05.6) and Sasha Malo (2-mile, 15:04.2).

The 200 meter race came down to the wire, literally, as Sophia Leone took first place (28.2 seconds) while registered the same time as second place Lilah Evans and third-place Sierra Warren. Caroline Crocker took first in the 100 hurdles (17.6), while the 4x100 relay team (Leone, Isabel Marrapese, Warren, Evans) won in 54.7 seconds and the 4x400 relay team (Josie Fosnot, Kaitlyn Mackin, Howard, Alyson Barnes) were victorious in 4:47.7.

Boys volleyball

Putnam 3, Belchertown 0 — Andrew Cowles and Ty Bogdanovich combined to 10 kills as the Orioles fell to the Beavers, 25-19, 25-20, 25-19.

Connor White had four kills, while Troy Pelletier dished out 12 assists and Ted Wegryzn had two aces.

Holyoke 3, Southwick 1 – The Purple Knights won on the road 25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 26-24.


Hampshire 27, Mahar 18
Hampshire 30, Taconic 18 —
Sage Antonio, Bryce Illingsworth and Max Abel all scored victories as the Raiders picked up a win over Mahar on Wednesday.

Against Taconic, Adin Clifford won at 132 pounds.

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