Bombers stun Brownies

WESTFIELD – The Westfield Bombers are not only pushing back against their competition, but they are wrestling with becoming a 2016-17 success story.
Westfield upended another opponent Wednesday night, upsetting visiting Agawam 39-27.
“Agawam had the experience on their side, but Westfield used their biggest asset – their heart,” said Westfield coach Chris Malinowski, noting Westfield’s ability to fight for a full six minutes avoiding pins at all costs.

Westfield's Louis Rogers shows determination against Agawam's Hayden Mendraia in a 145-pound match Wednesday night. (Photo by Marc St. Onge)

Westfield’s Louis Rogers shows determination against Agawam’s Hayden Mendraia in a 145-pound match Wednesday night. (Photo by Marc St. Onge)

Freshman Kaleb Cree (126 pounds), junior Vitalliy Borodin (132), and sophomore heavyweight Johann Shieppe each posted first-period wins to lead the way for Westfield.
Westfield junior Dennis Sevastyanov (160) lost a heartbreaker to Agawam’s Jack White on a last-second takedown. Bombers’ junior Jack Yvon (170) defeated Thomas Caraciiolo, 2-0, and Ed Borodin (113) picked up a key forfeit victory against the Brownies in his first varsity start.
Junior Louis Rogers (138), freshman Nick Clauson (145), and freshman Cam Foster (152) each lost by points for Westfield after battling for full three-period sessions.
“They all only lost by points, which is what they were asked to do wrestling far more experienced wrestlers,” coach Malinowski said. “I personally can’t express how important that was or how proud I am of the whole team … The kids executed the game plan perfectly – win by pin and don’t get pinned. (I) could not be more proud.”

Bombers turn back Brownies
Westfield 7, Agawam 1

Westfield scored three goals in each of the second and third periods to send Agawam packing Wednesday night at Amelia Park Arena.
Max Maggipinto and Josh Adams scored two goals apiece to lead Westfield. Bombers’ Liam Whitman finished with a goal and an assist, Connor Cottengim and Ryan Moorhouse each tallied a goal, Max Bengston and Spencer Cloutier had two assists apiece, and Joe Czarnecki had one.
Cody Juzba scored the lone Agawam goal.
Westfield goalie Cam Parent collected 18 saves. Agawam keeper Connor McAnanama made 43 as the Bombers unleashed 50 shots.

Saints rally stymied
Hampden Charter School of Science 41, St. Mary 34

Hampden Charter went on a 14-4 second quarter run that proved to be the difference in a girls’ basketball game Wednesday night at Westfield Middle School North.
St. Mary rallied in the fourth quarter but came up just short.
Montana Curtis (19 points) and Dayna Rodriguez (12) combined for 31 of Hampden Charter’s 41 points.
Jessica Crosby led St. Mary with 13 points. Saints’ Madie Donais finished with eight, Marissa Hanoush scored six, Kaylee Hamel collected three, and Alexis Shedd and Anna Kosinski each had two.

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