High school golf and cross-country roundup: Taconic golf tops Mount Greylock by one stroke
WILLIAMSTOWN — A single stroke is all that separated Taconic and Mount Greylock on Tuesday, as the Braves edged the Mounties 172-173 at Waubeeka Golf Links.
Mount Greylock's Kyle Alvarez was the medalist with a 38 on the day. With Alvarez recording a two-shot advantage over Taconic No. 1 Mike Kays, and Taconic's No. 4 Connor Champoux recording a two-shot edge on Bennett Zimmerman, it was Taconic's Tim Curry (44) besting Greylock's Hunter Sarkis (45) that swung the match.
Taconic improves to 4-0 on the year, with a 1-0 record in the Berkshire North. The loss was Greylock's first of the season, and drops the Mounties to 3-1, 2-1.
Taconic (172) — Mike Kays 40, Ross Omelenchuck 41, Tim Curry 44, Connor Champoux 47, Brent Arseneau 47, Brett Murphy 50.
Mount Greylock (173) — Kyle Alvarez 38, Ben Gilooly 41, Hunter Sarkis 45, Bennett Zimmerman 49, Mark Hayden 51, Tenley Smith 51.
Birdies: Alvarez (No. 8).
LENOX 180, ST. JOSEPH 197
PITTSFIELD >> Visiting Lenox left Pontoosuc Lake Country Club with a win on Tuesday.
The hosts actually had the medalist on the day, as St. Joseph's Michael Gingras shot a 40, but it was the Millionaires that recorded the lowest team score. Matthew Shields shot a 42 for the Millionaires, and Ricky Armstrong shot a 44.
St. Joe coach Fran Brilliant noted that four of his five golfers shot personal bests on the day — Gingras, Connor Thurston, Dakota Brazee and Michael Losardo — and that Lenox has a young, but rapidly improving, team.
"That was cool they all played pretty well," Brilliant said of his team before adding that the "[Lenox] guys were nice and steady."
St. Joe falls to 0-5, 0-3 in the Berkshire South while Lenox improves to 2-1, 2-0.
Lenox (180) — Matthew Shields 42, Noah Hunter 47, Ricky Armstrong 44, Zach Zurrin 47, Max DiGrigoli 47, Ben Haddad 55.
St. Joseph (197) — Michael Gingras 40, Connor Thurston 57, Jacob Felix 50, Dakota Brazee 50, Michael Losardo 72.
HOOSAC VALLEY 183, DRURY 230
ADAMS >> The Hoosac Valley golf team rebounded from a loss on Monday with a decision over Drury on Tuesday at Forest Park Country Club, 183 to 230.
Jack Sniezek and Derek Alibozek tied as the medalists, with both shooting a 45 on the day. Drury's lowest score came through Connor Kelly, who shot a 55.
Hoosac coach Jason Sniezek said that, even with the win, he wants to see his golfers continue to lower their scores.
"I thought we were kind of high for our home course, but I'll take the win," coach Sniezek said.
Hoosac improves to 2-2 overall, and 1-2 in the Berkshire North. Drury falls to 1-2 and 0-1.
Hoosac Valley (183) — Jack Sniezek 45, Derek Alibozek 45, Hayden Grimes 46, Luc Trombley 47, Henry Sniezek 48, Colby Rougeau 52.
Birdies: Grimes (No. 3)
Drury (230) — Connor Kelly 55, Jude Collins 56, Seth Dube 56, Ryan Dube 63, Justin Cowell 67.
MCCANN TECH HOSTS HOPKINS, MOHAWK
NORTH ADAMS >> The McCann Tech cross-country teams hosted their first home meet of the season on Tuesday, and both sides suffered defeat.
The boys fell to Mohawk 15-39, and to Hopkins 19-39. The girls, meanwhile, fell to Mohawk 15-70.
McCann's top runner on the day was Billy Gallipeau, who finished his home course in 21 minutes, 9 seconds. Mohawk duo Luke Viens (17:58) and Zach Coburn (17:59) finished first and second. The top female finisher was Mohawk's Megan Dans in 18:28.