Shining moments

Trish O’Connor LeClair, Rosey Bonner, Charles Jendrysik (Principal, WHS), Kit Milligan, Rep.
John Velis, Pat Randall, Mayor Brian Sullivan, Fire Chief Mary Reagan, and Eileen Flaherty are all pictured on a night where Randall was honored for all her contributions to girls sports in the City of Westfield. (Photo by Lynn Boscher)

WESTFIELD – The Westfield High School girls basketball team took care of business at home on “Senior Night” with a bit of assistance from some youngsters.
Sophomores Kaela Mochak and Oliva Hadla scored 15 points apiece and Westfield went on to defeat visiting Chicopee 48-41 in a Friday night matchup.
Hadla made three 3-pointers.
Seniors Alexis Wood (7 points) and Casey Almeida (3) combined for 10 points, Chandler Pedolzky and Samantha Kaubris finished with three apiece, and Catie Bean had two.
Madison Gutierrez led Chicopee with 13 points.
RANDALL HONORED: Former Westfield High School coach and phys-ed teacher Pat Randall was honored in a special halftime ceremony celebrating her enormous contributions to girls sports in the Whip City.
Randall was joined by players, students, colleagues, and friends. She was said to have had impacted the lives of noteworthy people such as Trish O’Connor-LeClair, a Westfield High School teacher and UMass softball player who participated in the World Series back in the 1970s, Mary Reagan, a fire chief for the City of Westfield, and Lou Ann Simchak, a former softball coach at Westfield State.

Westfield 4, Marblehead 1

Westfield improved to 13-2-2 with a win over Marblehead on “Senior Night” at Amelia Park Ice Arena.

Junior Brenden LaForest had one of the brightest performances for Westfield, leading the boys indoor track team with a second place finish in the 600 meter run with a time of 1:25.57 at the Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference Championships Friday night at Smith College in Northampton.
Westfield senior Moira McDonald placed fifth among the girls’ field in the 600 meters (1:46.36).
Southwick junior Brittany Penland finished sixth place in the shot put with a throw of 31 feet, 7.25 inches.
Complete results were not available as of press time.

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