Bombers fly away

Westfield’s Emma Pedolzky goes in for the layup against visiting Holyoke in a high school girls basketball game Friday night.

WESTFIELD – The Westfield High School girls basketball team put on a scoring barrage, and it eventually proved too much for the opposition to handled.
Westfield produced four double-digit scorers (Chandler Pedolzky, 19 points; Emma Pedolzky, 16; Olivia Hadla, 16; Allyson Piper, 10) and the Bombers soared past the visiting Holyoke Purple Knights 63-57 Friday night.
Holyoke managed to beat Westfield’s press with sharp shooting in the first half – the Purple Knights also had four players finish in double digits – but the Bombers stayed focused and prevailed when all was said and done.
“We played hard and stayed composed at the end,” Westfield girls basketball head coach Cyndi Fillion said.
The rebounding efforts of Sam Hubris also played a pivotal role in the Bombers’ success.

Saints down Tigers
St. Mary’s 41, Westfield Technical Academy 20

Maddie Donais scored a game-high 16 points and Anna Kosinski chipped in 10 as St. Mary’s downed Westfield Technical Academy in a neighborly battle.
Jeika Rios and Leilani Marsh tallied eight apiece for Westfield Tech.

Herman leads Gators
Gateway 38, Smith Voke 25

Gateway rallied from a 5-3 deficit at the end of the first period, outscoring Smith Voke 12-5 in the second quarter to take command of the game en route to a home victory.
Gateway’s Becca Herman scored a game-high 15 points. Gators’ Lily Waters had nine.

Indians chase Rams
Ware 54, Southwick 37

Emily Martin led Southwick with nine points. Rams’ eighth graders Brielle Ensign and Michelle St. Jacques made their varsity debut. Ensign had five points and St. Jacques provided outstanding defense.
Southwick’s JV squad toppled Ware 34-12. Ashley Squires led the way eight eight points for the Rams.

Bombers remain unbeaten
Westfield 125, Agawam 60

Alexa Richter and Emily Langlois won two events apiece and the Westfield High School girls dive team dominated on the road.
Richter punched her ticket to states with stellar times in the 200 freestyle (2:06.21) and 500 free (5:34.62). Langlois placed first in the 50 free (27.36) and 100 free (58.46).
Langlois also teamed up with Emilie Pease, Lizzie Fraser, and Emily Mihalek to win the medley relay in 2:03.06 as well as with Mihalek, Kathryn O’Connor, and Liz Dion to win the 400 free relay in 4:08.46, and with Fraser, O’Connor, and Allie Russell to win the 200 free relay in 1:50.56.
Pease (100 backstroke, 1:10.56) and Fraser (100 breaststroke, 1:14.77) also won their respective individual events.
Claire Smith (1st, 219.8), Jordan Bannish (2nd, 206.45), and Jillian Conway (3rd, 189.60) swept the diving competition for Westfield (5-0).
“The divers were simply spectacular today,” Westfield head swim coach Tom Lewis said, also noting the performance of Grace Morash (187.40) in exhibition dives.

Bombers working toward perfection
Westfield 102, Agawam 81

Matt Morah (200 free, 2:03.99), Patrick Lurgio (200 individual medley, 2:16.75), Kevin Hayes (diving, 257.15), Tommy Russell (100 free, 52.32), Cole Viamari (500 free, 5:43.18), Jack Beaulieu (100 backstroke, 1:02.51), and Dominic Navarrete (100 breaststroke, 1:09.86) each won an event to help Westfield remain unbeaten (5-0).
Russell also participated in the meet’s most dramatic finishes, losing to Agawam in the 50 freestyle competition in a matchup of top Western Mass swimmers. Russell finished second, losing by just one-tenth of a second in 22.36.
Westfield also won the medley relay (Russell, Navrrete, Beaulieu, Morash) in 1:48.81, the 200 free relay (Morash, Lurgio, Viamari, Russell) in 1:36.48, and the 400 free relay (Viamari, Lurgio, Beaulieu, Navarrete) in 3:55.82.
Said coach Lewis: “It was a very workman-like meet.”

Willenborg paces Saints
Pioneer Valley Christian 58, St. Mary’s 25

Luke Willenborg led St. Mary’s with seven. Saints’ Mike Pepe and Brady Collins scored five apiece.
“We actually moved the ball,” St. Mary’s coach Joe Molta said. “We’re having trouble making shots right now, finishing our shots, but we’re improving with our ball movement and some things look good. We’re hoping the ball goes in the basket a little bit more.”

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