High schools: Northampton sweeps Agawam in boys tennis (PHOTOS)

  • Northampton No. 1 doubles player Ethan Trotman returns against Agawam on Wednesday at JFK Middle School in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI

  • Northampton No. 1 doubles player Durrell Patrick attacks the ball against Agawam on Wednesday at JFK Middle School in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI

  • Northampton No. 1 doubles player Durrell Patrick fires a serve against Agawam on Wednesday at JFK Middle School in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI

  • Northampton No. 1 doubles player Ethan Trotman returns against Agawam on Wednesday at JFK Middle School in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI

  • Northampton No. 3 singles player Reilly Fowles fires a serve against Agawam on Wednesday at JFK Middle School in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI

  • Northampton No. 2 singles player Ethan Metz returns against Agawam on Wednesday at JFK Middle School in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI

  • Northampton No. 3 singles player Reilly Fowles delivers a forehand against Agawam on Wednesday at JFK Middle School in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI

  • Northampton No. 1 singles player Aidan Metz hits a forehand against Agawam on Wednesday at JFK Middle School in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI

  • Northampton No. 2 singles player Ethan Metz returns against Agawam on Wednesday at JFK Middle School in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI

  • Northampton No. 1 singles player Aidan Metz lines up a forehand against Agawam on Wednesday at JFK Middle School in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI—

Staff Reports
Published: 4/20/2022 9:01:10 PM
Modified: 4/20/2022 8:59:53 PM

Despite some lineup shuffling due to vacation absences, the Northampton boys tennis team handled its business Wednesday against Agawam in a 4-0 victory at JFK Middle School. The teams only played four of the five positions due to numbers available for both teams.

The Blue Devils (5-0) took three of the four matches in straight sets.

Adan Metz beat Dylan Fitz 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, then Ethan Metz swept Jacob Barber 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.

It was a 6-0, 6-0 victory for Reilly Fowles over Davis Bryant at No. 3 singles.

In the No. 1 doubles match, Northampton’s Durrell Patrick and Ethan Trotman took down Tyler Gervais and Jason Albro, 6-2, 6-0.

Longmeadow 4, Belchertown 1 — Chris Adzima and Jacob Chaisson earned a point at No. 2 doubles for the Orioles (3-3) besting Sam Blumberg and Ben Norman 6-4, 7-6 (7-2).

Belchertown’s Carson Boscher and Kiernan Corish took Sean Baker and Tommy McMahon to three sets at No. 1 doubles falling 6-2, 2-6, 6-2.

Amherst 5, Ludlow 0 — The Hurricanes only lost five games total in a sweep.

Miles Jeffries picked up a straight set victory 6-0, 6-0 over Finn Mateus at No. 3 singles.

Amherst’s No. 2 doubles team of Josh Kellogg and Ben Oates bested Johnny Goncalves and Ryan Cruz 6-0, 6-0.

Aengus Cox handled Hayden Potorski 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles.

At No. 2 singles, Zach Richards defeated Ryan Gomes 6-2, 6-0.

The Hurricanes No. 1 doubles team of Siddu Sitaramand and Rohan Shenoy beat Sam Grywalski and Owen O’Shea 6-1, 6-1.

Girls tennis

Longmeadow 4, Belchertown 1 — Brooke Burrows picked up the Orioles lone win at No. 3 singles. She beat Rebecca Mlapah 7-5, 6-1 as Belchertown (4-1) lost for the first time this season.

Central 4, Holyoke 1 — Allison Jourdan and Maura Dulude bested Bahati Nyassa and Emily Francois 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 double to earn the point for the Purple Knights (0-5)

Baseball

South Hadley 5, Ware 0 — Tyler Evans struck out 11 in six shutout innings for the Tigers at home. He also scored two runs.

South Hadley’s Matt McDermott drove in two runs and singled twice.

Aidan Sullivan singled twice. John Viola added an RBI for the Tigers (2-2).

Greenfield 3, Hopkins Academy 2 — After allowing two runs in the second inning, the Golden Hawks couldn’t come all the way back at home.

Hopkins Academy’s Andrew Ciaglo struck out nine and allowed just four hits.

Patrick Fitzgibbons drew two walks and drove in a run on a sacrifice fly. Dom Aloisi, James Fitzgibbons, Liam Flynn and Cody West each singled once for the Golden Hawks (1-3).

Frontier 5, Hampshire 4 – Tyler Dubreuil came through when the Frontier baseball team needed him most. 

Trailing Hampshire 4-2 in the bottom of the sixth, the Redhawks loaded the bases and Dubreuil stepped up and smashed a bases clearing triple, giving Frontier the lead. 

Sam Schreiber got the final three outs on the mound, with the Redhawks coming away with a 5-4 Suburban League West triumph in South Deerfield on Wednesday. 

Dubreuil finished the day 3-for-4 with a pair of triples and the three RBIs. Tyler Baranowski went 2-for-3 with a double and Shane Prusak had an RBI single in the second inning in the win for Frontier (6-1, 4-0). 

Central 7, Holyoke 6 — Eliezer Rosario Lebron drove in three runs on four hits for the Purple Knights (1-4).

Holyoke’s Anibal Diaz (two runs) and Jomar Rodriguez added two hits each.

Southwick 9, Granby 4 – Raymond Toth launched a two-run homer, and Dylan Laramee had a solo homer for the Rams.

Granby (4-1) trailed 9-1 before starting to rally. Ryan Gaughan went 2-for-2 for the Rams.

Softball

Taconic 9, Frontier 7 — Hailey Hutkoski homered among her three hits, and she drove in a run for the Redhawks in a home loss.

Delaney Fifield singled three times and drove in two runs, scoring twice. Chloe Cutting and Olivia Machon each had an RBI single for Frontier (2-4).

Smith Academy 12, Chicopee Comp 11 — Amanda Novak doubled twice in her three hits and scored three runs for the Falcons.

Smith Academy’s Haley Springman singled four times and scored two runs.

Joliva Dobson (two runs) and Bailey McCoy (double) each collected three hits for the Falcons (2-5).

Gateway 16, St. Mary’s 4 – Nicole Hannigan went 3-for-4 at the plate and scored once in Gateway’s 16-4 victory over St. Mary’s in six innings. 

Besides Hannigan, four other Gators finished the game with multiple hits – Alexi Bonenfant, Chloe Govoni, Sawyer Wilkinson and Anna Sakaske recorded two hits apiece. Stephanie Paiva picked up a hit and scored four runs for Gateway. 

Hannigan was also the game’s winning pitcher, striking out 12 batters in a complete game for the Gators. She allowed five hits and no walks. 

Hampshire 9, Pittsfield 2 – Jocelyn Mettey struck out seven for the Raiders in a road win, allowing four hits and two walks. She also doubled twice.

Hampshire’s Ashley Cortis had two RBIs and tripled.

Ella Malanson doubled, singled and drove in a run for the Raiders (5-2).

Girls lacrosse

Minnechaug 16, Northampton 13 — Sofia Ciaglo led the Blue Devils with five goals and an assist in a road loss.

Chloe Denhart had a hat trick and an assist for Northampton (3-4). Izzy Epstein (two assists) and Thea Starr each found the net twice. Northampton’s Eloise Ruberh added one goal.

Blue Devils goalie Riley Shea made five saves.

Granby 15, Chicopee Comp 3 - Ella Laliberte and Ari Klekotka notched four goals apiece in Granby’s 15-3 victory over Chicopee Comp on Wednesday. 

Gabby Walz added three goals and Kelly Lynne Kennedy had two goals and an assist for the Rams. Goalie Liberty Conlin made two saves.

Boys volleyball

Central 3, Belchertown 1 — Rainer Kristensen distributed 22 assists with seven aces, but the Orioles fell 25-16, 25-9, 24-26, 25-12 at home.

Connor White led the Orioles with 11 kills, while Gabriel Ibekilo (two aces) put down eight. Cam Buley (four kills) and Ty Bogdanovich fired three aces each.

Williston results

Dallas Elliott doubled and Hudson Fulcher-Melendy also had a hit for the Williston baseball team in a 2-0 loss to Frederick Gunn School on Wednesday.

Elsewhere, the boys lacrosse team fell to Wilbraham Monson, 17-9, despite three goals from Marcus Crawford.

On the links, Williston split with Ethel Walker and Loomis thanks to Mayphia Zhou’s 49.

The boys golf team shot 213 at Ledges in South Hadley to split with Wilbraham and Deerfield. Co-medalists for the Wildcats were Chris Luedeke and Jimmy Dunn who both shot 40.

The softball team earned a 5-3 win over Ethel Walker thanks to a three-run walk-off from Natalie Stott.

Also, the boys ultimate team received four goals from Weston Reardon in a 15-4 win over MacDuffie.


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