Tracking down a title

CHICOPEE – Nobody is likely feeling better these days than the Westfield High School girls’ track and field team.
Westfield captured the Valley Wheel League championship late Tuesday with an 84-57 win over host Chicopee Comp.
The McDonald sisters helped to fuel the victory with two first-place finishes apiece.
Moira McDonald won the 100 meters (13.0 seconds) and 200 meters (26.7), while Mia McDonald brought home the gold in the mile (5:55.9) and 2-mile (12:51) races.
They were not only in their conquest.


Westfield’s McKenzie Chaban (100 high hurdles, 16.8), Megan Heath (400 meters, 1:05.2), Emily Ciccolo (400 hurdles, 1:14.6), Mary Philpott (800 meters, 2:33.2), Amanda Hall (discus, 84-10), and Jule Guarente (high jump, 4-6) also crossed the finished line first in each of their respective events.
The Bombers 4×400 team (Emily Bone, Katrina Arona, Heath, Philpott) won with a time of 4:36.2.
A total of 19 athletes from Westfield’s girls’ track and field team have qualified for the Western Massachusetts Divisional championships with eight also having secured a trip to states.
Hall landed state qualifying throws in the discus and shot put this season, and Moira McDonald registered state qualifying runs in the 100- and 200-meter runs. Chaban (100 high hurdles), Bianca Hiltz (100 high hurdles), Ciccolo (400 hurdles), and Mia McDonald (2 mile) recorded state qualifiers as well.

Westfield Chicopee Comp
Westfield improved to 8-2 overall

Tristin Viale (6-0, 6-0), Shayne Holloway (6-3, 6-3), and Jalen Bodendorf (6-0, 6-0) won at first, second, and third singles respectively for Westfield Wednesday. Bombers’ double pairs Jimmy Knapik and Matt Roberts, and, Sean Mitchell and Donald Chang each won 6-0, 6-0.
Next up for Westfield: the Western Massachusetts Individual Championships Saturday (singles) and Sunday (doubles) at Longmeadow High School.

Boyle battles
Turners Falls 5, St. Mary 0

Patrick Boyle lost a hard-fought battle at first singles for St. Mary, falling to Turners Falls’ Jimmy Vaughn 6-2, 7-6, (7-4).
“The entire Saints’ team showed continued progress in one of their best matches of the season,” St. Mary coach George Hart said.
St. Mary’s Dom Namakeo (2-6, 1-6) and Jared Rusin (2-6, 4-6) lost at second and third singles, respectively. Saints’ Joe Wilcox and Aaron Kielbasas (1-6, 1-6) fell at first doubles; Nick Gregoire and Mark Nelson (0-6, 1-6) lost at second doubles.

St. Mary pitcher Jack Masciadrelli winds up. (Photo by Lynn Boscher)

Saints catch fire late
St. Mary 11, Granby 1

St. Mary rallied from a one-run deficit with 11 unanswered runs – six in the fifth, five in the sixth – Wednesday at Bullens Field.
John Daley went 3-for-4 with a double, run and RBI for St. Mary. Saints’ Shaun Gezotis (double, 2 runs, 4 RBIs), Jake Butler (2 runs, 3 RBIs), Hunter Authier (double, 3 RBIs), and Drew Collins (2 runs, walk) collected two hits apiece.
St. Mary pitcher Jack Masciadrelli tossed a complete game shutout, scattering six hits. Masciadrelli struck out three batters, and walked one.

Kavrakis tosses one-hitter
Southwick 7, Monson 2

Southwick pitcher Nick Kavrakis twirled a complete game, one-hitter against Monson. He struck out six batters and walked two, and helped himself out at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a run scored, RBI, and was hit by a pitch.
Sam Parker (3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs), Connor Roy (2-for-2, walk, RBI), Dan Burnett (2-for-4, run scored, RBI), Eddie Martinez (hit, 2 runs), Tyler Orban (hit, run) led Southwick (6-8) offensively.

Westfield’s Anthony Clark appears to just avoid the tag of the Minnechaug Regional catcher (who also went on to drop the ball), but the umpire thought differently. Clark was ruled out on the play at the plate. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Falcons zip past Bombers
Minnechaug 6, Westfield 2

Minnechaug put up three runs in each of the fourth and sixth innings to chase visiting Westfield. Anthony Clark and Mitchell Longley (run scored) collected two hits apiece for the Bombers.

Bushor leads Sabis
Sabis 10, Gateway 0

Nathaniel Bushor went 2-for-3 for Gateway. Gators’ Jake McKittrick also had a hit.

Lone Wolfe
Easthampton 11, Gateway 0

Gateway’s Erika Wolfe broke up Easthampton’s no-no with the Gators’ lone hit.

Westfield softball seniors Nicole Clemente, Brittany Kowalski, Nicole Graves, Elizabeth Irwin, Devin Callaghan, Camryn Leonard, Samantha Schieppe and Abigail Charvat enjoy a special day. (Photo by Bill Deren)

Spartans ground Bombers
East Longmeadow 11, Westfield 3
Megan Sharon went 3-for-5 with two home runs, two runs, and five RBIs to lead East Longmeadow. Hayley Moniz (2 RBIs) and Devin Callaghan had two hits apiece for Westfield.

Lachtara Ks 12
Southwick 9, Granby 4

Britt Penland (2 runs, 4 RBIs), Emily Lachtara (run, RBI), and Nikki Willey (2 RBIs) finished led Southwick with two hits apiece. Lachtara also had 12 Ks on the mound.

Robinson no-hits Gators
Easthampton 11, Gateway 0

Easthampton pitcher Rachel Robinson threw a 13-strikeout, no-hitter against Gateway.

Falcons fly past Bombers
Minnechaug 17, Westfield 4

Kristin Rheault had a hand in seven scores, scoring four goals and dealing three assists; and three others finished with five points apiece for Minnechaug.
Hannah Jarvis had two goals for Westfield. Bombers’ Olivia Chaoush and Aliya Yacteen each scored once.

St. Mary’s Padraig Smith vaults over a Pittsfield player going after a loose ball. (Photo by Bill Deren)

Blanchard paces Saints
Pittsfield 19, St. Mary 8

Aaron Blanchard led St. Mary with five goals and one assist. Saints’ Padraig Smith finished with five points (3 goals, 2 assists).

Golden Eagles swoop past Rams
Central def. Southwick 19-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-20

Central rallied from a first-set loss with three wins in three straight sets to turn back visiting Southwick.
Andrew Lachtara (22 assists, 20 digs), Chance Tang (25 digs), and Nick Chambers (15 kills, 18 digs) led the Rams.

Southwick-Tolland 28, Granby 6

Sydney Gorman and Gigi two singles Sarah Hough Gillian Gentile

Wahconah 7, Southwick-Tolland 2

Southwick’s Frank Wyglarz went 3-for-3 at the plate, and pitched five innings, yielding just three earned runs. Matt Tullo doubled and tossed two innings of scoreless relief.

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