Frontier girls basketball gets the ball rolling

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  • Turners Falls junior Emily Young, lower right, is challenged on a loose ball by Frontier Regional senior Alena Maes-Polan, left, and sophomore Kylie Laford in the first half of the Red Hawks' win in South Deerfield on Thursday. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Turners Falls freshman Lily Spera, center, is pressured by Frontier Regional's Charlotte Doulette, left, and Hannah Mackin in the first half of the Red Hawks' home win in Deerfield on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Turners Falls junior Emily Young, right, sends a pass to teammate Stephanie Peterson, foreground, under pressure from Frontier Regional's Kylie Laford, upper left, in the first half of the Red Hawks' win in Deerfield on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. Turners Falls' Dylan Burnett is at top. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Frontier Regional junior Kaitlyn Mackin (11) blocks, then steals, an attempted pass by Turners Falls sophomore Abby Holloway, left, to freshman Holly Myers, right, in the first half of the Red Hawks' win in Deerfield on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Turners Falls sophomore Abby Holloway, left, attempts a pass around Frontier Regional junior Kaitlyn Mackin in the first half of the Red Hawks' win in Deerfield on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. Mackin blocked and made a steal on the play. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

Staff reports
Published: 2/4/2021 11:51:27 PM

Despite starting its season a week later than most, the Frontier girls basketball team has hit the ground running. 

After beating Hopkins on Tuesday, the Red Hawks followed it up with a 36-19 victory over Turners Falls on Thursday at Goodnow Gymnasium. 

“Our team played really well,” senior Rebecca Bridwell said. “We kind of got rolling in the second quarter and we got a good lead.”

Both teams started out slow on the offensive end, with the first quarter coming to a close with the score 4-0. Frontier exploded in the second quarter for 18 points to take a 22-4 lead into the half. 

“The first game, everyone is recognizing and getting the new stuff,” Bridwell said. “This game, we got a lot more used to it as the game went and are growing as team.” 

Kaitlyn Mackin finished with 10 points in the win, with Kylie Laford adding in nine points. Sierra Warren had eight points and Charlotte Doulette added four points. 

Hopkins Academy 33, Athol 16 – Sara Beauchamp scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds with five assists, as the Golden Hawks won their first game of the season.

Chloe Jekanowski pulled down 13 rebounds and scored six points. Gabby Dyjach contributed nine points and seven rebounds.

Boys basketball

Frontier Regional 84, Turners Falls 51 – Sean Richter scored 16 points, as the Red Hawks pulled away in the second quarter.

“The guys did a good job pushing the tempo, which resulted in some uncontested shots,” Frontier coach Ben Barshefsky said.

Aidan Hernandez contributed 14 points, and Ethan Machon added eight.

Hopkins Academy 68, Athol 40 – Andrew Ciaglo scored 21 points and hit five 3s, as the Golden Hawks won. The junior is 24 points away from 1,000 in his career.

Colin Earle contributed 15 points . Hopkins outscored Athol 55-27 over the last three quarters.

Alpine skiing

Hampshire Regional’s Edward Przybla won the PVIAC’s third alpine ski race, clocking a time of 24.25 seconds. Northampton’s Nate Jones took second in 25.18. His Blue Devils teammate Thomas Michaelson was 10th (26.22). Sebastian English of Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School was fourth (25.59), Amherst’s Beckett Baird placed 26th (27.88).

In the girls slalom, Ellie Mahoney of Northampton was second (35.26). Summer Duda of Hampshire finished fifth (36.67). PVCICS put two skiers in the top 10: Ella Gander in eighth (38.42) and Juliett Scott in ninth (39.03).

Amherst’s Sea Kay Leung placed 16th (41.03).




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