Lee golfers edge Monument

Wednesday September 12, 2012

Berkshire Eagle Staff

LEE -- Devyn Olds’ 43 in the No. 6 spot and Kurt Warner’s 45 at the No. 5 position keyed Lee to a narrow 179-180 win over Monument Mountain on Tuesday afternoon at the par-35 Grenock Country Club.

"Dead even," said Lee coach Tom McDarby. "You couldn’t get any closer. I think our advantage was our No. 5 and 6 guys, Olds and Warner."

Olds, teammate Jared Fadding and Monument’s Jeff Spratt were co-medalists, all scoring 43s.


Lee 179, Monument 180

LEE (179) -- Jared Fadding 43, Andy Consolati 48, J.T. Brown 49, Joe Free 54, Kurt Warner 45, Devyn Olds 43.

MONUMENT (180) -- Jeff Spratt 43, Owen Hunter 44, Dan Meandro 46, T.J. Shumsky 47, Olivia Grochmal 51, Christian Callahan 52

Pittsfield 165, St. Joe’s 188

PITTSFIELD -- The Generals finally got to play one at home, pulling out the victory. Ryan Grande was solid again with a 38 on the par-35 front nine at the Country Club of Pittsfield. Andy Cella played St. Joe’s with a 43.

"I am happy with 165," said Generals coach Chris Polidoro. "It’s a tiny bit higher than I expected at home but it’s our first home match."


PITTSFIELD (165) -- Ryan Grande 38, Jake Matthews 41, Adam Brickle 40, Nick Martin 50, Jerry McDonough 48, Austin O’Neil 46.

ST. JOE’S (188) -- Andy Cella 43, Danielle LaPierre 50, Joe Bongini 46, Tim Jones 50, Dan Muenier 55, Cody Tynan 49.

Birdies -- Grande (No. 2, No. 7), McDonough (No. 9).

Taconic 177, Everett 190

PITTSFIELD -- The Braves had all six golfers crack 50, which was the key to the match, according to coach Mike Hillman.

"Everybody had a pretty good round today," he said.

Everett was led by medalist Devon Farnum, who shot a 42 on the par-35 Berkshire Hills course.


TACONIC (177) -- Mitchell Omelenchuk 43, Liam Nolan 47, Kyle Nutting 44, Brian Bonaquisti 45, Matt Duane 45, T-Bone Lingeback 48.

MOUNT EVERETT (190) -- Devon Farnum 42, Brad Lupiani 48, John Ovitt 50, Kyle Smith 50, Henry Beckwith 53, Jake Christivat 77.

Birdie -- T: Nutting (No. 3).

Pioneer Valley 23, McCann 1

PALMER -- The host team swept five of the six matches for this win over the Hornets. Lee Doran’s 38 for Pioneer was medalist. No other information was available.

Monument 3, New Lebanon 0

GREAT BARRINGTON -- The Spartans controlled all three sets to win this match, 25-10, 25-21, 25-12, and even their record at 2-2.

Danielle Tucker had six aces for Monument, while Megan Prince added 10 service points and Marissa Peyron added two kills, three aces and three digs.

Cross Country
Gateway sweeps McCann

NORTH ADAMS -- The Hornets unveiled a new course, but they weren’t helped by it.

"It’s a harder course, hillier," said McCann coach Todd Hamilton.

Gateway’s girls won 28-29, while the boys won 19-43.

McCann’s Zoe Loughman finished third in the meet, in 25:29. After that, the Hornets finished fifth through ninth. In order, those finishers were Sophia Oliveri in 27:26, Sarah Puricelli in 27:27, Laura Netti in 27:29, Olivia Esoldi in 28:02 and Erica Peavey in 28:18. Gateway’s Katie Clark won the race in 23:01.

McCann got a strong finish from Justin Schneider, who was second in the boys race in 19:47, but Gateway took six of the first seven slots to win the race. John Polullo won the race in 19:36.

Mitchell Garner was eighth for McCann in 21:12, Mike Moreno was 11th in 23:42, Kyle Perada 12th in 26:28 and Lucas Yelle 13th in 27:12.


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