High Schools: Easthampton golf upends Pioneer (PHOTOS)

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  • Easthampton sophomore Mikey Thompson, center, watches his 20-foot putt for eagle just miss around the back edge of the cup on the fifth hole at Holyoke Country Club and settle less than a foot away. Thompson then sank the ‘gimme’ for birdie. At left is teammate, seventh grader Tanner Kmetz, and at right is freshman Brayden Thayer of Pioneer Valley Regional, the visiting team in their match on Monday. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Easthampton seventh grader Tanner Kmetz chips out of a sand trap on the sixth hole at Holyoke Country Club during the Eagles’ win over Pioneer Valley Regional on Monday. Behind him is Pioneer freshman Brayden Thayer. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Pioneer Valley Regional freshman Brayden Thayer, right, sizes up his next shot from under a pine tree on the sixth hole at Holyoke Country Club after a quick consult from Easthampton seventh grader Tanner Kmetz, left, during their schools’ match on Monday. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Pioneer Valley Regional senior Jalen McGraw chips out of the bunker on the third hole at Holyoke Country Club during the Panthers' match against Easthampton on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Pioneer Valley Regional freshman Brayden Thayer takes a chip shot on the third hole of the Panthers' match against Easthampton at Holyoke Country Club on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Easthampton seventh grader Tanner Kmetz watches his drive from the fourth tee of the Eagles’ win over Pioneer Valley Regional at Holyoke Country Club on Monday. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Easthampton seventh grader Tanner Kmetz takes his second shot on the sixth hole of the Eagles' win over Pioneer Valley Regional at Holyoke Country Club on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Pioneer Valley Regional freshman Ethan Mauthe's putt comes up short on the first hole of the Panthers' match against Easthampton at Holyoke Country Club on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Easthampton sophomore Drew Thompson, foreground, watches his putt about to roll past the cup on the first hole of the Eagles’ win over Pioneer Valley Regional at Holyoke Country Club on Monday. Behind Thompson is junior Connor Perreault. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

Staff Reports
Published: 9/27/2021 9:23:26 PM

The Easthampton golf team engineered quite a turnaround Monday, beating Pioneer Regional 14-10 at Holyoke Country Club.

The Panthers won their first matchup 21½-2½ early in the season, and the Eagles were only playing with five players Monday, forfeiting the No. 6 position and four points before a stroke was even counted.

Easthampton’s Drew Thompson earned medalist honors after shooting a 41 to defeat Ethan Mauthe 3½-½ at No. 3.

Mikey Thompson beat Jalen McGraw 3½-½ at No. 1.

At No. 2, Tanner Kmetz earned a 4-0 win over Brayden Thayer for the Eagles.

Dylan Marsh won 3-1 over Ben Werner at No. 5.

Northampton 17½, Belchertown 6½ — Reilly Fowles carded an even-par 35 to earn the medalist honors for the Blue Devils. He bested the Orioles’ Ryan O’Neil 3-1 at No. 2.

At No. 1, his older brother Galen Folwes won 3-1 over Riley Breen.

Northampton’s Evan Yurko prevailed 3½-½ at No. 3 over Brady Perkins.

Jack Mattison Gulotta swept Tyler McDonald 4-0 for the Blue Devils at No. 4.

Camille Richmond rang up a 3-1 win over Ben Anderson at No. 5.

Belchertown’s Henry Poissant picked up a 3-1 victory at No. 6 over Jack Carpenter.

Franklin Tech 22½, Hopkins 1½ — Christian Ciolkos shot 55 in the No. 5 spot and won one-half point while Benson Li tallied a full point toward the team total with a 61 in the No. 6 spot for the Golden Hawks on Monday at Holyoke Country Club.

Connor Asselin’s 43 was the low round of the day for Hopkins.

Field hockey

Belchertown 8, Athol 0 — Abigail Olden put away five goals for the Orioles in a home rout.

Belchertown’s Elyssa Wrona, Abby Canale and Bella Cebula (assist) each found the cage once.

Lauren Cooper and Adianna Dubuque added an assist each.

Athol didn’t put any shots on net.

Northampton 5, Mohawk Trail 1 — Zoey Ames scored two goals, as the Blue Devils won on the road. Ellie Mahoney, Charlotte Ribe (assist) and Pearl Davis each added one goal.

Northampton’s Catherine Dawkins and Saenger Breen contributed an assist each.

Mavis Rudof turned away three shots for Northampton.

Frontier 7, Turners Falls 0 — Emily DeMaio scored twice, as six Redhawks found the net.

Shelby Clark, Summer Sobieski, Maeve Huit (assist), Lily Markey and Lila Roche (assist) also had a goal each. Markey and Roche converted penalty strokes.

Chelsea Camp added an assist.

Kyra Richards made three saves and combined with Ella Flanders for the shutout.

Hampshire 1, Franklin Tech 1 — Lydia Donatelli scored for the Raiders at home. Grace Plumer assisted the tally.

Girls volleyball

Frontier 3, West Springfield 1 — Jillian Apanell put down 17 digs with nine digs, as the Redhawks won 25-17, 23-25, 25-18, 25-13. Lilah Evans had 10 kills, six aces and five digs. Sydney Scanlon distributed 39 assists with four kills and five digs.

Eve Dougan tied for the team lead with six aces.

Amherst 3, Ludlow 1 — Down three senior outside hitters due to injury and illness, Audrey Bowen and Delaney MacPhetres propelled the Hurricanes with nine kills each in a 25-18, 21-25, 25-8, 25-18 victory. Adrianna Lyra-Brazao fired seven aces. Liza Beigel pulled up 18 digs. Annabel Ogden had 32 assists and six digs.

Holyoke 3, Smith Vocational 0 — Jaqueline Jourdain had 14 kills and a block, as the Purple Knights won 25-7, 25-10, 25-12 on the road. Karyna Gaston Feliciano added a double-double with 22 assists and 11 aces.

Alysha Izquierdo had nine kills and 16 digs. Erin Gauthier pulled up 21 digs, while Niurka Rivera added 14.

Lenox 3, Easthampton 0 — Skylar Raskevitz had 12 digs and two aces, as the Eagles lost 25-21, 25-15, 25-20.

Marlina Devine and Maggie Barr had four kills and seven digs each.

Delima Fournier passed nine assists. Brianna Wool contributed four aces.

Minnechaug 3, South Hadley 0 — The Tigers fell 25-16, 25-22, 25-14 on the road.




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