H.S. Roundup: Smith Academy blanks Franklin Tech in return to athletic competition

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  • Smith Academy sophomore Story Goldman, left, challenges Franklin County Tech sophomore Jillian Crowningshield for possession in the first half of the Falcons’ 6-0 win over the visiting Eagles on Tuesday in Hatfield. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Franklin County Tech senior Lydia Barrett-Miller, left, and Smith Academy freshman Meghan Bell pursue a loose ball in the first half of the Eagles’ 6-0 loss to the host Falcons on Tuesday in Hatfield. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Smith Academy sophomore Haley Springman, left, gets past Franklin County Tech senior Ashley Allis to take a shot on the Eagles’ goal in the first half of the Falcons’ 6-0 home win on Tuesday in Hatfield. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Franklin County Tech freshman Skylar Alamed (13) drives past Smith Academy freshman Emma Moynihan, left, and eighth grader Caitlin Graves, right, in the first half of the Eagles' 6-0 loss to the host Falcons on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Hatfield. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Smith Academy freshman Meghan Bell, left, and Franklin County Tech senior Lydia Barrett-Miller jostle for control in the first half of the Falcons’ 6-0 win over the visiting Eagles on Tuesday in Hatfield. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Franklin County Tech freshman Anne Kolodziej, left, tries to win possession from Smith Academy freshman Meghan Bell in the first half of the Eagles' 6-0 loss to the host Falcons on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Hatfield. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

Published: 3/30/2021 9:49:12 PM

Sports competition returned to Smith Academy on Tuesday after two shuttered seasons, and the Falcons girls soccer team beat Franklin Tech 6-0 in Hatfield.

Meghan Bell scored three goals for Smith Academy. Story Goldman (two) and Avonna Wickles also found the net.

The Falcons led 4-0 at the half.

Frontier 3, Pioneer 1 — Three Red Hawks found the back of the net, paving the way to victory over the Panthers in South Deerfield.

“It was good being back out there,” Frontier coach Phil Pittelli said. “Other than the new throw in rule, everything felt normal and the same. We had a lot of good combinations and everyone got a lot of playing time which was nice.”

The Red Hawks took a 2-0 lead into the half, with Hannah Mackin getting the scoring started followed by a goal by Makayla Santos.

Cambrie Hamilton tallied one in the second half to make it a 3-0 game. Lucia Saviano scored the lone goal for Pioneer late in the half.

Mackin, Hamilton and Isabel Marrapese picked up assists for Frontier in the win.

Meybelyn Green had one save in the first half while Candice Wells-Robinson came in and made four saves in the second half. Charlotte Kahler made 10 saves for the Panthers.

Boys soccer

Smith Academy 8, Franklin Tech – Seven Falcons found the back of the net in Turners. 

Riley Intrator had a pair of goals while Roger Grondin, Ryan Herlihy, Quinn Donahue, Nate Moynihan, Logan Graves and William Dobson also scored for Smith Academy. 

Frontier 7, Pioneer 0 — The Red Hawks put three goals on the board in the first half and added four in the second in Northfield.

“The game flowed well on both sides,” Frontier coach Evan Horton said. “The score really isn’t that important to me this season but I was really happy with how we played. We stuck to our game plan and did the things we’ve been working on at practice.”

Brady Burch, Cairn Bright and Dylan Martin all lit up the scoreboard in the first half, with Devin Niles picking up an assist on Burch’s goal and Dwight Balk recording an assist on Martin’s tally.

Burch scored again in the second half off an assist from Gates Tuttle, followed by a successful penalty kick from Aidan Valderrama to make it a 5-0 game.

Martin and Patrick Boyden scored the final two goals of the contest. Adan Hernandez picked up an assist on Martin’s goal while Niles had the assist on Boyden’s.

Boys basketball

Holyoke 51, Northampton 38 – Brian Cristobal scored 10 points, as the Purple Knights held off Northampton at home. Lordi Smith added nine points, and Jaimiel Rivera and Patrick Gubala each had six.

Jacob Cancel paced the Blue Devils with 10 points. Seth Finnesssey scored eight.

Sabis 60, Hampshire 48 – Jamil Rodriguez and Justin Forest had 14 points each to pace the Raiders in a home loss. Dylan Rohan added nine points.

Hampshire fell behind 18-7 to start the game and couldn’t close the gap.

Girls basketball

Holyoke 53, Northampton 36 – Yamaya Perez scored 18 points, as the Purple Knights had three players in double figures in a road win. Bianca Ortiz added 14, and Taryn Ryan scored 10.

Riley Allen led the Blue Devils with 11 points. Chloe Denhard scored nine, and Ava Azzaro added six.

Hampshire 54, Sabis 44 – Lila Labrie had 15 points to lead the Raiders in a road win. Brie Salomao added 10 points, while Maddie pond scored nine and Delaney Marek added eight. 

Hampshire only led by one at the start of the fourth quarter but outpaced the Bulldogs 16-5 in the fourth.

Girls volleyball

South Hadley 3, Southwick 2 – The Tigers prevailed 25-18, 10-25, 24-26, 25-19, 15-9 on the road.




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