High schools: Belchertown boys tennis edges PVCICS

  • Rick Rycroft

Staff Reports
Published: 5/11/2022 9:49:23 PM

Thomas Vinagre’s three-set win at No. 1 singles was the difference for the Belchertown boys tennis team in a tight 3-2 win over PVCICS on Wednesday in Belchertown.

Vinagre edged PVCICS’ Aidan Cleary, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-2 to notch the decisive point and hand the Dragons just their first loss of the season.

Belchertown won both doubles matches. Kiernan Corish and Carson Boscher were 6-2, 6-4 winners at No. 1 over Teddy Scott and Clayton English, while Chris Adzima and Jacob Chaisson scored a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 2 over Derek and Devan Ye.

The Dragons had a pair of singles winners. Hugo Shinn won his match at No. 2 over Trevor Weiss, 6-4, 6-4, and James Scott was a 6-1, 7-5 winner in the No. 3 spot over Michael Alves.

Girls tennis

Frontier 4, Turners Falls 1 — The Redhawks doubles team set the pace at home. Sydney Scanlon an Sam baker bested Tatiana Carr and Jill Reynolds 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles, while Frontier’s No. 2 doubles pair of Chloe Felton-Emrick and Grace O’Leary wept Emma Harmon and Mady Lily 6-0, 6-0.

Emma Clancy defeated Steph Peterson 7-5, 6-4 at No. 1 singles. Sam Scanlon picked up a 6-1, 6-1 No. 3 singles win over Maria Labelle.


Hampshire 22, Northampton 0 – Laci Chapdelaine struck out 10 and allowed just one base runner, while the Raiders scored nine runs in the third inning to break it open en route to a five-inning victory on Wednesday.

Hannah Wodecki was 3-for-4 with a home run, triple and five RBIs for Hampshire, while Katelyn Baker had four hits, including three doubles. CC Thayer and Teresa Saltis also smacked home runs in the win, while Bri Sulikowski finished with four hits. Ella Malanson was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles.


Amherst 20, Mohawk Trail 1 – The Hurricanes batted around in the first inning, eventually pushing 11 runs across in their first at bat of a decisive independent victory on Wednesday in Buckland.

Thatcher Rudnick, Eli Rubinstein and Nate Mills recorded three consecutive singles to help jumpstart the opening-frame rally.

Amherst tacked on seven more in the fourth inning, as Rudnick tripled and Evan Dooley doubled in the frame.

Rudnick started and struck out the side in the first inning. He eventually recorded the team’s first six outs via strikeouts.

Smith Vocational 19, Gateway 3 – Rosco Palmer clubbed two home runs, and the Vikings offense exploded for 11 runs in the bottom of the third inning en route to a victory on Wednesday in Northampton.

Palmer finished 3-for-3 with five RBIs for Smith Vocational, while Marshall Ingram also had three hits, including a triple. Cole Boisvert, Carter Blanchette and Nick Gauger all smacked two hits as the Vikings led 5-0 after one inning and 7-0 after two.

Rylie Heeter had three hits for the Gators, while Liam Bowler tripled.

Girls tennis

Northampton 4, Agawam 1 – The Blue Devils swept the singles matches in Wednesday’s win.

Daria Warren (No. 1, 6-1, 6-2), Sarah Ryan (No. 2, 6-2, 6-0) and Roxana Clauson (No. 3, 8-6, 6-3) all picked up victories for Northampton.

Frontier 4, Turners 1 — The Redhawks took two singles matches and both doubles to come away with a victory over the Thunder on Wednesday in South Deerfield. 

Emma Clancy earned a 7-5, 6-4 victory in No. 1 singles while Sam Scanlon won 6-1, 6-1 in No. 3 singles. Sydney Scanlon and Sam Baker came up with a 6-0, 6-1 triumph in No. 1 doubles and Chloe Felton-Emrick and Grace O’Leary won 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 doubles for Frontier. 

Boys track & field

Hampshire 99, Easthampton 46 – Hampshire bested Easthampton 99-46 in a dual track meet on Wednesday. 

Gulian Marconi won both the 100 dash (11.6) and 800 meter run (2:08.6) for Hampshire, and teammate Nate Godden took the W in the 100 meter hurdles (19.3) and pole vault (9-6). AJ Dybacki finished first in the long jump (19-2.5) and triple jump (40-0.25) for Hampshire. Sam Barnes won the Javelin (131-9), Josh Denoronha won the high jump and (6-0) and Nick Brisson took first in the mile (4:59.6). Nicholas Elias-Gillette took first in the 400 meter hurdles (67.6) and Jeff Fish won the two mile (10:58.0) 

Easthampton’s Wil Rukakoski won both the shot (26-2.5) and discus (85-0). Easthampton also took first in both the 4x100 relay (47.0) and 4x400 relay (3:57.7). BB Tauscher crossed the line first in the 200 meter dash (23.0) and Jack Seney won the 400 meter dash (53.4).

Girls track & field 

Hampshire 99, Easthampton 41 – Hampshire won a dual meet against Easthampton 99-41 on Wednesday. 

Rylee Joseph earned wins in the long jump (13-4) and the triple jump (31-8), Livia Locke finished first in the 100 meter dash and the 200 meter dash (29.9) and Sylvie Mahon-Moore won the 800 meter run (2:40.1) and the two mile (13:22.2). The Raiders also won both the 4x100 relay (56.9) and 4x400 relay (5:04.4). Amelia Perry won the javelin (61-3), Grace Plumer won the high jump (5-0) and Tessa Burke took first in the pole vault (7-0). Keegan Butler took the win in the mile (6:21.2), Brie Salomao won the 400 meter dash (63.1) and Natalie Dunlap won the 400 meter hurdles (86.4). 

Easthampton’s Raegan Delisle won the discus (62-8), Mona Young won the shot put (27-7) and Lily Colten won the 100 meter hurdles (19.9).

Boys volleyball

Frontier 3, Granby 0 — Deter Ngawang switched over to setter for the Redhawks and dished 21 assists as Frontier came up with a 25-17, 25-20, 25-17 sweep of the Rams in Granby on Wednesday. 

Jesse Kurkulonis put down 13 kills and three aces for Frontier (10-1). Aleks Carey finished with eight kills, Patrick Boyden had five kills, Jack Carey smacked four kills, Tavo Vincent-Warner tossed 11 assists and Payton Sladeski made 21 digs in the win. 

Holyoke 3, SICS 0 — Willie Lopez led the Purple Knights with 10 kills and 13 assists in a 25-13, 25-7, 25-11 victory.

Jairam Rodriguez added 14 assists, 12 digs and seven kills. Jeduar Colon made two blocks with seven kills. Joseph Albino pulled up 12 digs..


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