High schools: Gateway’s Anya Niles sets school record, again (PHOTOS)

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  • Gateway Regional seventh grader Anya Niles runs the second lap of her win in 17 minutes, 2 seconds on the Gators’ home course in Huntington on Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Southwick junior Elleigh Sanctuary, left, keeps an eye on a challenge from Gateway eighth -grader Caprial DiBartolomeo in the last 50 yards of a cross country meet at Gateway Regional in Huntington on Tuesday.

  • Gateway Regional sophomore Sawyer Wilkinson placed sixth in a cross country meet on the Gators' home course in Huntington on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Gateway Regional seventh grader Anya Niles is all alone at the finish in her 17:02 win on the Gators' home course in Huntington on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Eventual winner, Gateway Regional seventh grader Anya Niles, right, leads Southwick's Elleigh Sanctuary (3rd) and Kayla Crosier (5th), left, on the first lap of their cross country meet at Gateway Regional in Huntington on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. The finished first —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Gateway Regional eighth grader Alexandra Henrichon placed second in the Gators' home meet in Huntington on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Runners from Southwick Regional, Hopkins Academy and Gateway Regional start their cross country meet at Gateway Regional in Huntington on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. Eventual winner, Gateway seventh grader Anya Niles, is second from right. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Eventual winner Gateway Regional senior Dom Zajko makes the turn for the second lap around the Gators' home cross country course during the meet in Huntington on Tuesday,Oct. 19, 2021. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Eventual winner, Gateway Regional senior Dom Zajko, right, leads the field off the start line at the Gators’ home cross country meet on Tuesday in Huntington. Joining Zajko in the front are, from right, Smith Vocational freshman Patrick Millin (5th), Gateway seventh grader Jacob Maynard (3rd) and Southwick sophomore Nick Sikand (2nd). STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

Staff Reports
Published: 10/19/2021 9:42:56 PM

Gateway seventh grader Anya Niles set the school’s course record for the second time in two weeks, crossing the finish line in 17 minutes, 2 seconds.

She led the Gators to two victories, defeating Southwick 22-35 and Hopkins Academy 20-41 on Tuesday in Huntington.

Her teammate Alexandra Henrichon followed in second (17:59). Sawyer Wilkinson took sixth for the Gators (19:40), while Lucy Pitoniak was eighth (20:07) and Bella Moulton took 10th (20:48).

Caprial DiBartolomeo finished fourth for Hopkins Academy (18:07), which lost 22-38 against Southwick. Aurora Dona-Venmen placed seventh for the Golden Hawks (19:56).

Frontier 19, PVCICS 44
Frontier 15, St. Mary’s 50
Frontier 15, Granby 50
PVCICS 23, St. Mary’s 36
PVCICS 15, Granby 50 –
 Leah Gump won the individual race in 21:15 and helped the Redhawks secure the Pioneer North league championship with a sweep.

Frontier had seven of the top eight finishers. Sadie Ross took third (22:13), Abigail Howard fourth (22:22), Nicole Plasse sixth (23:07) and Sasha Malo seventh (23:13).

Freshman Sara Fardal paced the Dragons in second (21:46). Ada Nystrom finished 17th (27:17).

Hampshire 15, Westfield Tech 50
Hampshire 15, Greenfield 50 –
 Sylvie Mahon-Moore moore crossed the line first in 19:48 and helped the Raiders secure an undefeated regular season and Pioneer South league championship.

Ellia Masenior placed second (20:56), Keegan Butler third (22:01), Anna Dunlap fourth (22:07) and Ellie Meunier fifth (22:15).

Minnechaug 20, Belchertown 41 – Allison Morris led the Orioles in third (22:30). Molly Bail placed fifth for Belchertown (22:47). Megan Watts was 11th (24:14), Natalie Shaw 12th (24:39) and Cameron Ting 14th (24:58).

Northampton 20, Ludlow 42
Northampton 15, Westfield 50 –
 The Blue Devils packed five of the top six spots in the finishing chute. Lily Shimpach was second (20:55), Esme Marini-Rapoport placed third (2:47), Norah Reade finished fourth (22:00), Elizabeth McDonough finished fifth (22:23) and Taylor Lynch closed the Northampton scorers in sixth (22:51).

Boys cross country

Northampton 21, Ludlow 40
Northampton 18, Westfield 45 –
 Riley Cole broke the Blue Devils course record,    crossing the line at the Northampton Community Gardens in 16:07. The previous record was set by Liam Sullivan (16:14).

Theodore King-Pollet finished third (18:05), Calvin Cote-L’Hereux was fifth (18:30), Kai Paik placed seventh (18:52) and Benjamin Correard was eighth (18:57).

Smith Vocational 16, Hopkins Academy 39
Smith Vocational 26, Gateway 29
Southwick 24, Smith Vocational 31
Gateway 20, Hopkins Academy 35
Southwick 24, Gateway 31 – 
Patrick Millin placed fifth for the Vikings (15:34). Miles Chinappa was seventh (16:33), Colin Dawson eighth (16:36) and Aaron Fein ninth (17:03). Justin Valerio placed 14th (18:30

Gateway’s Dominic Rajki won the individual race in 14:51. Jaycob Maynard took third for the Gators (15:19). Jesse Balboni finished 13th (18:25), Jeff Antonellis 16th (18:40) and Logan Hawley 17th (18:50).

Hopkins Academy’s Chris Rey finished 10th (17:04). Raymond Schruoo was 15th (18:39), Tucker Russell 18th (18:51) and Nicky Potter 21st (19:19).

Hampshire 15, Westfield Tech 50
Hampshire 15, Greenfield 50 – 
Gulian Marconi paced another Raiders sweep, winning the individual race in 16:56. Hampshire won the Pioneer South league title with a perfect 9-0 mark and closed the regular season undefeated (15-0).

Jack Seney placed second (17:03), Evan Coltman took second (17:29), Dillon Neveu fourth (18:30) and Jeff Fish fifth (17:38).

Frontier 26, Pioneer Regional 30
Frontier 15, St. Mary 48
Frontier 16, Granby 43
PVCICS 15, St. Mary’s 46
PVCICS 18, Granby 37 – 
The Redhawks used a tight pack near the front to claim a share of the Pioneer North league crown with Mohawk trail with three victories.

Luke Howard led Frontier in third (18:11), while Patrick Boyden was fourth (18:47), Erich Brown fifth (19:44) and Amory Maxey sixth (19:57) and Evan Hedlund ninth (20:16).

Odin Moore won the individual race for the Dragons (16:52), and his teammate Ryan Frantz took second (18:10). Grafton Tolopko finished eighth (20:08), Gaius Turner 10th (20:25) and Owen Bauman 12th (20:34).

Belchertown 25, Minnechaug 32 – The Orioles top five squeezed into the top seven, as Belchertown closed the regular season with a home win. Trevor Adamson led the way in third (17:37) followed by Nick Rivers in fourth (17:49), Evan Harrington in fifth (17:52), Brandon Adamson in sixth (17:58) and Derek Gould in seventh (18:10).

Longmeadow 26, Amherst 29 – The Lancers took three of the top four spots to defeat the Hurricanes for the first time in more than 30 years and claim the Valley North league championship.

David Pinero-Jacome led Amherst in third (17:34). Diego Lopez placed fifth (17:52), Ryan Yanko sixth (18:05), Kyle Yanko seventh (18:08) and Aidan Bergeron eighth (18:09).

Boys soccer

Smith Vocational 8, Hampden Charter 0 – Rosco Palmer put away four goals with an assist for the Vikings.

Juan Jose (goal) and Jonathan Peters (goal) added two assists each.

Chase Thayer (goal), George Nadreau and Adam Caston each found the net once, while Nick Jacob contributed an assist.

Race Drobiak kept out 10 shots.

Pathfinder 4, PVCICS 0 – Abram Speek saved eight shots on the road for the Dragons.

Bryan Peabody had all four goals for the Pioneers.

Sabis 4, Hopkins Academy 2 – Patrick Fitzgibbons and Gordie Cook each scored once for the Golden Hawks at home.

Andrew Ciaglo had an assist in the first half.

Ryder Gallo-O’Connell stopped 10 shots for Hopkins Academy.

Smith Academy 1, Granby 1 – Franciso Climent put the Rams ahead in the game’s first 10 minutes, then the Falcons’ Logan Graves tied it in the 45th.

Colin Murdock had an assist for Granby. Cameron Zononi distributed an assist for Smith Academy.

Granby’s Daniel Gauvin made four saves.

Ryan Belina stopped eight shots for Smith Academy.

Easthampton 3, Mahar 2 – Joseph Boyer found the net twice for the Eagles, who pulled away in the second half on the road. Ethan Marowitz also scored once. Gabe Rapoza and Carer Hebert contributed an assist each.

Northampton 2, Central 1 – Ryland Breen scored the game-winner for the Blue Devils with 20 minutes left Monday night. John Senn McNally assisted on the play.

Brady McDonald put Northampton ahead early with a penalty kick. The Golden Eagles tied it on an own goal. Alex Caldonaro saved eight shots for Northampton.

Girls soccer

Belchertown 1, South Hadley 0 — Mia Corish scored the game’s only goal in the opening minute, cracking a tough-angled shot into the back of the net to lift the Orioles to a 1-0 win under the lights at home.

Belchertown improved to 11-0-4 with the win. For a full story from this game, visit our website (www.gazettenet.com/sports).

Amherst 3, Holyoke 0 — Haydyn Reilly-Hogan tallied twice and Addison Lepak also found the back of the net to help the Hurricanes blank the Purple Knights Tuesday in Holyoke.

Madeline Hockman and Moriah Luetjen assisted on goals for Amherst, while goalie Lily Gleason made five saves for the shutout.

Holyoke goalie Jayvah Stuckey stopped 12 shots.

Frontier 1, Smith Academy 0 – Jillian Worden scored the game-winner in the 13th minute, and the Redhawks held on at home. Makayla Santos assisted the tally.

CC Green made four saves to keep the clean sheet for Frontier.

Maddie Bell saved six shots for the Falcons.

Monson 8, Northampton 1 – Chloe Denhart found the net in the first half for the Blue Devils.

Field hockey

Northampton 2, Mahar 0 –Anna Cuthbert-Laidlaw and Katie Sledzieski scored for the Blue Devils. Ellie Mahoney added an assist.

Mavis Rudof turned away six shots in a shutout.

Frontier 2, Greenfield 0 — Emily DeMaio scored a pair of second-half goals as the Redhawks earned a 2-0 win over the Wave under the lights in South Deerfield.

For a full game story, visit our website (www.gazettenet.com/sports).

Girls volleyball

Franklin Tech 3, Smith Vocational 1 – Jaycee Beaulieu had 27 assists, 13 blocks five aces and four kills, but the Vikings fell 25-22, 25-19, 28-30, 25-15.

Heidelex Cordova distributed 10 assists with three kills, two aces and two blocks.

Yanibel Agosto fired eight aces and added 23 digs. Jordan Dunham contributed nine digs, three kills and three aces.

Frontier 3, Longmeadow 0 — A 27 assist, four ace, three kill performance from Sydney Scanlon paved the way to a 25-23, 25-19, 25-18 sweep of the Lancers in South Deerfield on Tuesday. 

Jillian Apanell put down 14 kills and two aces in the win, with Lilah Evans adding five kills and two aces and Eve Dougan recording four kills and six aces for Frontier. 

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