Bombers shock Lions

LUDLOW – The Westfield High School wrestling team is showing no signs of slowing down. The Bombers posted another impressive result Wednesday night, this time on the road, shocking the Ludlow Lions 33-30.
The effort was best summed up in one ultimate matchup featuring a young, budding wrestler.
Westfield 220-pound freshman Cerrito Serrano may be an underclassman, but his heart, body, and mind operated at a top shelf, MVP-like level. Serrano wrestled Longmeadow’s mighty Phil Nguyen for a full six minutes before just being edged out 3-0.
Westfield’s Vitalliy Borodin (132) also earned the praise of his coaching staff by going toe-to-toe with his opponent, Cesar Alvan, for a full six minutes in a loss.

Westfield's Vitalliy Borodin wrestles his opponent to the mat in a recent match. Borodin provided one of several shining moment's in the Bombers' upset of Ludlow Wednesday. (File Photo)

Westfield’s Vitalliy Borodin wrestles his opponent to the mat in a recent match. Borodin provided one of several shining moment’s in the Bombers’ upset of Ludlow Wednesday. (File Photo)

If one only glanced at the scoreboard, the “true” results would have been lost.
“(Cerrito) Serrano and (Vitalliy) Borodin may have lost their matches, but wrestling the full six minutes and not getting pinned were the keys to (the) Westfield win,” Bombers’ coach Chris Malinowski said.
Westfield freshman Nick Clauson (152 pounds) wrestled his best match of the season, defeating Ludlow’s Chris Avsenealt, 10-3. Bombers’ junior Dennis Sevastyanov (160) edged Maiden Giza, 5-2. Junior Jack Yvon (170) pinned Ben Shaw in the first period. Sophomore Joe Raco (182) won an overtime thriller against Ben Lahound, 4-2.
Freshman Kaleb Cree (126), Keandre Godbout (138) and heavyweight Johnny Gourde picked up victories for Westfield.
The victory featured so much more.
Westfield’s Mike Malinowski led in a matchup of 192 pounders, 2-0, before succumbing to injury in the third period. Bombers’ 145-pounder, Louis Rogers, wrestled up a weight class and wrestled well.
Westfield’s 106-pound freshman Yaneil Alicea saw his first action of the season, but fell to the experienced K.J. Sotomayer. Sylan Beddow pinned Bombers’ Cole Cannady (120).

Saints mount climb
Mount Everett 56, St. Mary 40
SHEFFIELD – The nightly scores might not show it but the St. Mary High School boys’ basketball team is reaching new heights every day.
St. Mary senior Jake Butler continued his scoring tear, leading the hard-charging Saints to within one point of Mount Everett at the half before falling late, 56-40.
“Playing back to back, we just ran out gas,” St. Mary coach Joe Molta said. “Unfortunately, not enough depth, not enough height to go 32 minutes.”
After playing to a 26-25 halftime score, Mount Everett pulled away. Butler scored a team-high 23 points for St. Mary.
“I can’t say enough about how well he’s playing,” Molta said of his crafty point guard. “His motor is running really high.”
“Again we continued to put on a great effort,” the head coach explained. “Hopefully one of these days, these kids will get rewarded.”

Bombers team up, take down Lions
Westfield 5, Ludlow 2

Five different players scored to lead Westfield to a home win.
Sullivan Webster (1 assist), Liam Whitman (1 assist), Danny Antonellis, Nathan Boucher, Spencer Cloutier each had a goal for Westfield. Bombers’ John Danahey had two assists.
Westfield goalie Christopher Anderson finished with 22 saves.

Gezotis, Bonney lead Saints
St. Mary 4, Easthampton 3

Shaun Gezotis had a hand in three scoring plays, netting one goal and assisting on two others as St. Mary won at Williston-Northampton School.
Kenny Bonney scored twice for St. Mary, Aaron Blanchard had one Saints’ goal, and Austin Wolfe hand an assist.
St. Mary jumped out to a 2-0 lead just three minutes into the game before Easthampton tied it with two quick goals of its own in the first period. Gezotis reclaimed the lead for the Saints with about a minute remaining in the opening period.
Bonney’s second goal, the team’s fourth, sealed it as the St. Mary defense, bolstered by Matt Brady’s strong goaltending (31 saves), preserved the win.
St. Mary improved to 4-1-1.

HCSS cruises past WTA
Hampden Charter School of Science 42, Westfield Technical Academy 13

HCSS opened the game with a 12-0 run, and cruised to a home victory. Jaymee Hall led Westfield Tech with six points.

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