Senior sensations

Family members, friends, and fans cheer on the Westfield High School swim team during "senior night" against visiting Amherst Friday. (Photo by Lynn F. Boscher)

Family members, friends, and fans cheer on the Westfield High School swim team during “senior night” against visiting Amherst Friday. (Photo by Lynn F. Boscher)

WESTFIELD – It was another productive competition for the Westfield High School swim program, and an especially exciting day for the seniors in their final home meet of the 2015-16 season.
Westfield 91, Amherst 80

Nick Rosso won two events (50 freestyle, 100 butterfly), and helped propel two relay teams – the 200 free (Cole Viamari, Rosso, Patrick Lurgio, Gabe Centeno) and 400 free (Viamari, senior Sam Cloutier, Lurgio, Rosso) – to victory.
Westfield won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:43.25, and the 200 free in 1:41.52.
Westfield 122, Amherst 60

Kelsey Johnstone finished first in the 200 individual medley (2:15.99) and 100 backstroke (1:03.54), and was part of an all-senior medley relay team (Kate McCabe, Johnstone, Samantha Dolan, Annie Goyette), which won with a time of 2:05.00.

Westfield's senior swimmers on "senior night" Friday. (Photo by Lynn F. Boscher)

Westfield’s senior swimmers on “senior night” Friday. (Photo by Lynn F. Boscher)

Westfield produced several first-place finishers: Rachel Charette (50 free, 27.25), senior Clarisse Jones (diving, 1:69.90), senior Hannah Ditto (100 free, 1:00.92), freshman Lizzie Fraser (100 breaststroke, 1:20.56), and the 400 free relay team (Ditto, Madi Robitaille, Sara Russell, Charette) in 4:03.75.
“It was a good senior night with both teams winning,” Westfield swim coach Tom Lewis said.

Renaissance runs Rams
Renaissance 80, Southwick 56

Southwick’s Nick Moccio scored a team-high 16 points. Rams’ Tim McGrath and Ryan LeClair each had 13.
Southwick hung tough until the second quarter when Renaissance went on a 30-11 run.
“They’re a really fast team – good defense, good offense,” Southwick coach Dylan Dubuc said of the opposition. “They really put it to us in the second quarter, and that was pretty much all she wrote.”

Tigers overcome Saints
Westfield Technical Academy 51, St. Mary 45

Tim Shevchenko had a monster night to lead Westfield Tech. Shevchenko recorded a double-double against St. Mary, scoring 18 points and hauling in 13 rebounds.
Matt Wood delivered 12 points for WTA, and Tyler French chipped in with seven points and 13 rebounds.
“Every time we started getting a comfortable lead,” Westfield Tech coach Kyle Dulude said, “St. Mary’s came roaring back. I give those kids a lot of credit. They didn’t quit.”
St. Mary converted four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, forcing the Tigers to respond.
“We have a big 3-game week next week and really need to get focused if we want to get back to .500,” coach Dulude said. “That is our goal at the moment, besides playing better defense.”

Gators clipped
Franklin Tech 50, Gateway 47

Franklin Tech rallied from a seven-point first half deficit en route to a road victory. Franklin Tech outscored Gateway 18-8 in the third quarter.

Saints down Tigers
St. Mary’s 46, Westfield Technical Academy 19

Madie Donais scored a game-high 20 points to lead St. Mary to victory on the road. Saints’ Steph Allen and Marissa Hannoush finished with eight and five, respectively.
Heather Lannon (7 points), Taya Allen (4), and Jaymee Hall (4) led the Westfield Tech attack.
“This was by far our best game of the season,” Westfield Tech coach Matt Seklecki said. “We’re looking optimistic for the next one.”

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