PITTSFIELD -- The Pittsfield High School girls track and field team has clinched the Berkshire County championship.

PHS beat Taconic 92-49 on Tuesday, sweeping the relay races and finishing the regular season undefeated in county duals.

Pittsfield coach Stephanie Ambrose said a little bit of luck factored into the Generals' championship season.

"A lot of times, it's ... making sure they don't have a school thing going on, or [making sure] they're healthy," she said. "Winning [against] Wahconah, Greylock ... it can be a toss-up, depending who's on."

Pittsfield's depth also allowed it to sweep the high jump and the 400. Mackenzi Powers won the 400 hurdles (1:15.5) and ran a leg of the 1,600 relay. Daria Brown won the 800 (2:38) and also ran the mile relay, but did so at the last minute. Makayla Powers was still high jumping when the last track event was about to be run, so Brown took her place.

"That makes for a good team, too," PHS coach Stephanie Ambrose said. "It's nice to be coaching girls who will help each other out like that."

Ambrose noted that Becca Williams' second-place throw in the javelin qualified her for Friday's Division I Western Mass. meet in Holyoke. Hannah Barbarotta won the javelin (101-8).

Taconic's Courtney Luscier won both the 100 (12.3) and the triple jump (31-3) for the Braves.


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On the boys side, Pittsfield beat the Braves 87-54, sweeping the 110 hurdles and the 400 hurdles and getting a two-win day from Aaron Weeks (triple jump, 38-4; javelin, 136-2).

Taconic's Dom Nda won two events for the Braves, setting a school record in the 100. He ran the race in a hand-timed 10.5 seconds, the fastest time in Berkshire County this season. Nda also took the long jump (19-4).

Kirk Doherty won both the shot put (37-6 1/2) and discus (118-4) for Taconic. Pittsfield's boys won two of the three relays.

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Pittsfield boys 87, Taconic 54

3,200 relay - 1. Pittsfield (Casino, Southerland, Pixley, Spence), 9:35; 2. Taconic, 10:04.

110 hurdles - 1. A. Coty (PHS), 15.9; 2. J. Rich (PHS), 18.6; 3. Z. Williams (PHS), 18.7.

100 - 1. D. Nda (T), 10.5; 2. R. Keefe (PHS), 11.6; 3. C. Velez (PHS), 12.0.

1,600 - 1. M. Rabasco (T), 4:52; 2. N. Casino (PHS), 5:04; 3. T. Lee (PHS), 5:08.

400 relay - 1. Taconic (Mussio, Galliher, Gage, Nda), 46.0; 2. Pittsfield, 46.8.

400 - 1. B. Meisl (PHS), 57.0; 2. A. Weeks (PHS), 57.8; 3. R. Mottley (T), 1:00.

400 hurdles - 1. J. Rich (PHS), 1:02.9; 2. Z. Williams (PHS), 1:05.2; 3. G. Peterson (PHS), 1:05.9.

800 - 1. M. Capeless (PHS), 2:10; 2. M. Rabasco (T), 2:10; 3. M. Spence (PHS), 2:17.

200 - 1. E. Bossio (PHS), 23.8; 2. Z. Gage (T), 25.2; 3. J. Galliher (T), 25.7.

3,200 - 1. N. Turner (T), 11:38; 2. G. Fournier (PHS), 12:02; 3. D. Pixley (PHS), 12:21.

1,600 relay - 1. Pittsfield (Meisl, Kaufman, Velez, Capeless), 4:01; 2. Taconic, 4:22.

Shot put - 1. K. Doherty (T), 37-6 1/2; 2. T. Bentz (PHS), 33-7; 3. J. Coles (PHS), 33-4.

Discus - 1. K. Doherty (T), 118-4; 2. B. Billow (PHS), 104-10; 3. Z. Williams (PHS), 100-7.

Javelin - 1. A. Weeks (PHS), 136-2; 2. E. Bossio (PHS), 135-4; 3. E. Kalinowsky (T), 134-7.

Long jump - 1. D. Nda (T), 19-4; 2. Y. Kaufman (PHS), 17-10; 3. E. Bossio (PHS), 16-2 1/2.

Triple jump - 1. A. Weeks (PHS), 38-4; 2. D. Nda (T), 37-11; 3. M. Capeless (PHS), 37-1.

High jump - 1. D. McIntosh (T), 5-2; 2t. J. Rich (PHS), D. Johnson (T), 5-0.

Pittsfield girls 92, Taconic 49

3,200 relay - 1. Pittsfield (Sullivan, Scott, C. McMahon, Kittler), 12:01; 2. Taconic, 12:31.

100 hurdles - 1. K. West (T), 15.5; 2. N. Dallenbach (PHS), 16.7; 3. M. Adams (PHS), 19.2.

100 - 1. C. Luscier (T), 12.3; 2. A. Wright (PHS), 13.0; 3. K. Harrington (PHS), 13.6.

1,600 - 1. W. Hathaway (PHS), 6:14; 2. Mak. Powers (PHS), 6:19; 3. K. Manship (T), 7:14.

400 relay - 1. Pittsfield (Whitten, Jackson, Driscoll, Wright), 53.6; 2. Taconic, 54.6.

400 - 1. J. McMahon (PHS), 1:07.1; 2. J. King (PHS), 1:07.9; 3. R. Munch (PHS), 1:10.

400 hurdles - 1. Mac. Powers (PHS), 1:15.5; 2. T. Maddalena (PHS), 1:16.1; 3. H. Barbarotta (T), 1:23.1.

800 - 1. D. Brown (PHS), 2:38; 2. C. Scolforo (T), 2:41; 3. W. Sullivan (PHS), 2:46.

200 - 1. T. Patti (PHS), 29.1; 2. G. Paris (T), 30.3; 3. J. Whitten (PHS), 30.4.

3,200 - 1. A. Curtin (T), 13:28; 2. T. Maddalena (PHS), 16:06; 3. C. McMahon (PHS), 18:05.

1,600 relay - 1. Pittsfield (Brown, Mac. Powers, King, J. McMahon), 4:42; 2. Taconic, 5:24.

Shot put - 1. K. Amichia (T), 26-1 1/2; 2. A. Doerle (T), 24-7 1/2; 3. S. Atiemo (PHS), 23-5 1/2.

Discus - 1. A. Doerle (T), 87-6; 2. C. McMahon (PHS), 74-9; 3. H. King (PHS), 73-2.

Javelin - 1. H. Barbarotta (T), 101-8; 2. R. Williams (PHS), 86-4; 3. M. Scott (PHS), 70-8.

Long jump - 1. A. Wright (PHS), 14-11; 2. C. Luscier (T), 14-3 1/2; 3. H. Burr (PHS), 12-9.

Triple jump - 1. C. Luscier (T), 31-3; 2. A. Wright (PHS), 31-2 1/2; 3. H. Burr (PHS), 28-4 1/2.

High jump - 1. Mak. Powers (PHS), 4-10; 2. B. Williams (PHS), 4-10; 3. D. Brown (PHS), 4-8.

Boys tennis: Mount Greylock 5, Lenox 0

WILLIAMSTOWN -- It was a perfect finish to a perfect regular season for the Mount Greylock boys tennis team.

The Mounties won all five matches against Lenox in straight sets to score a 5-0 win and complete the regular season with a 12-0 record.

"We had most of the guys from last year and they are extremely determined to win and improve their game each day," said Greylock coach Stephen Bishop.

Eighth grader Brady Foehl made his first singles start, and beat Lenox's Harry Hale 6-2, 7-6 (7-2).

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Singles -- 1. Nyein Soe (MG) def. Rishi Kedia 6-0, 6-0; 2. Will Nolan (MG) def. Will Palmer 6-0, 6-0; 3. Brady Foehl (MG) def. Harry Hale 6-2, 7-6 (7-2).

Doubles -- 1. Jake Foehl/Gray Kaegi (MG) def. Isaac Gotterer/Kris Vahle 6-2, 6-2; 2. Matt and Aaron Kleiner (MG) def. Joe Molk/Ryan Silverstein 6-2, 6-0.

Pittsfield 3, Mount Everett 2

SHEFFIELD -- The Generals pulled out the victory with a win at No. 1 doubles, but it is fair to say that this contest could have gone either way.

Everett (3-6) lost two three-set matches and a third match had a tiebreaker in it.

Pittsfield's Brian Desrosiers and Austin Pedercini bounced back from a second-set loss to Andrew Krom and Jake Smerechniak to win 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 7-6 (7-4).

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Singles -- 1. Tom Cimini (P) def. Jacob Malicky 6-3, 6-2; 2. Jonas Malicky (ME) def. Evan Dempsey 2-6, 6-4, 7-5; 3. Caleb Hould (P) def. Patrick Hogelin 7-6 (7-2), 6-4.

Doubles -- 1. Brian Desrosiers/Austin Pedercini (P) def. Andrew Krom/Jake Smerechniak 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 7-6 (7-4); 2. Chris Whitbeck/Kosta Casivant (ME) def. Michael Gimlewicz/Micah Siegel 6-1, 6-4.

Girls tennis: Mount Greylock 3, Lenox 2

WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Mounties swept the season series from the Millionaires, winning all three matches by 3-2 scores.

The deciding match on Tuesday came down to No. 2 singles, where Greylock's Melina Sfakianaki battled back after dropping the first set to beat Liz Jarck 2-6, 6-2,6-4.

"Liz is an outstanding player who gave everything she had," said Greylock coach John Jacobbe. "It was a great one for Melina to win with everybody [watching] at the fence."

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Singles -- 1. Tara Shastri (MG) def. Victoria Vittori 6-0, 6-2; 2. Melina Sfakianaki (MG) def. Liz Jarck 2-6, 6-2, 6-4; 3. Alex Trousilek (L) def. Amy Larabee 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles -- 1. Charlotte Rand/Marisa Sfakianaki (MG) def. Ella King/Emma Ingalls 6-2, 6-2; 2. Rachana Lingutla/Emily Czelusniak (L) def. Katie Mick/Rachel Swope 6-4, 6-4.

Lee 5, Taconic 0

LEE --Senior Day at Lee meant honoring three Wildcat seniors and nine Taconic seniors were also recognized.

Then the Wildcats (8-5), qualified for Western Mass. by winning all five matches in straight sets.

"They're pumped about getting into the tournament. They really are," said Lee coach Jeff Forget.

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Singles -- 1. Caitlyn Briggs (L) def. Isabelle George 6-2, 6-3; 2. Emma Forget (L) def. Angela O'Neil 6-1, 6-2; 3. Julie LePrevost (L) def. Lynda Akor 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles -- 1. Sarah Winston/Madison DiSantis (L) def. Nyanna Slaughter/Jackie Kays 6-4, 6-2; 2. Ashley Kelly/Kate DelSignore (L) def. Lauren Russo/Julie Castagna 6-0, 6-1.

Pittsfield 5, Mount Everett 0

SHEFFIELD -- The Eagles (0-11) dropped all five matches to visiting Pittsfield, four in straight sets.

Mount Everett's Maya Neski, playing at No. 2 singles, won the second set against Emily Deaso, but the Pittsfield player came back for a 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 victory.

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Singles -- 1. Micaela Goodrich (P) def. Ashlee Shaw 7-5, 6-4; 2. Emily Deaso (P) def. Maya Neski 6-1, 3-6, 6-1; 3. Taylor Turner (P) def. Julia Groebner 6-4, 6-0.

Doubles -- 1. Amanda Miller/Anna Worley (P) def. Erica Sullivan/Anna Dupont 6-0, 6-1; 2. Anna Black/Julianna Catalano (P) def. Zoe Becker/Katelyn Dawson 6-4, 6-2.

Boys lacrosse: Mount Greylock 18, Taconic 3

WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Mounties scored seven unanswered goals in the first quarter in a decisive victory over visiting Taconic.

Michael McCormack was one of three Mounties to score four goals in the game. He did more than his share of setting up scores, registering a game-high seven assists.

Matt Malloy and Cole Hughes also had four goals each.

Mike Perkett led Taconic with two goals and an assist.

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Taconic 0 3 0 0 -- 0

Greylock 7 5 5 1 -- 18

Taconic goals: Mike Perkett 2, Kevin Harris 1. Taconic assists: Perkett 1, Brandon Walton 1. Greylock goals: Matt Malloy 4, Cole Hughes 4, Jonah Kelley 2, Sean McCormack 1, Aaron Ronnow 1, Liam Chenail 1, Kevin Alberti 1. Greylock assists: M. McCormack 7, Thomas Astle 2, S. McCormack 1, Chenail 1, Hughes 1.

Saves -- Taconic: Josh Tassone 9. Greylock: Cal Filson 4, Pat Storie 2.

Lee 15, St. Joseph 9

LEE -- Adam Finnegan led the way with five goals for the Western Mass.-bound Wildcats (9-4), who wrap up the regular season Wednesday at Monument Mountain.

Cav Wolski, Emerson Wolski and Connor Parkinson added three goals each for the victors.

"It really just came down to ball movement," Lee coach Mike Snyder said. "Even though we got six goals in the first, they [St. Joseph] were right with us. The defense definitely locked it down, and our offense started really moving the ball."

Sam Thomason scored five times for St. Joe, and Brendan Faas added three goals.

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St. Joe 4 2 2 1 -- 9

Lee 6 3 4 2 -- 15

St. Joe goals: Sam Thomason 5, Brendan Faas 3, Cody O'Dowd 1. St. Joe assists: O'Dowd 2, Faas 2, Thomason 1. Lee goals: Adam Finnegan 5, Jake Parkinson 1, Emerson Wolski 3, Cav Wolski 3, Connor Parkinson 3. Lee assists: Finnegan 1, J. Parkinson 5, C. Wolski 1, Agi DeFarlo 1, Jake Brunell 1.

Saves -- SJ: Wyatt Porter 16. L: Cam Forest 8.

Mt. Anthony 16, Pittsfield 4

BENNINGTON, Vt. -- The Patriots slowed down a flat Generals (11-5) attack.

"It was our pregame talk. I said that they were flat, that they can't get down four or five goals to this team because you won't catch up," said Pittsfield coach Scott Aitken. "It was mental focus, getting off the bus. We didn't bring our game off the bus."

Defensively, the Patriots were able to keep Pittsfield from getting a lot of open looks, and the Generals hurt themselves by missing the cage, and teammates, on shots and passes.

"Mount Anthony is a good team. They are too good to play that lethargic against," Aitken said. "When I saw our own guys checking each other, and missed shots and passes, you knew it was going to be a long day."

Dante Ortega, Josh Conant, Ryan Jacoby and Alex Teichert scored for Pittsfield. Nikolai Pixley (two saves) and Ryan Nagelschmidt (three saves) split time in net for the Generals.

The Bennington (Vt.) Banner contributed to this report.