Local roundup: Mount Greylock football holds off Ware 34-27


WARE >> It's a good thing that the bus ride from Ware to Williamstown is a long one. It might take Mount Greylock coach Andrew Agostini that long to decompress from a thriller of a victory.

In a game with eight lead changes, Mount Greylock (3-0) got the last change when Michael Wellspeak scored on a one-yard run with about a minute remaining as the Mounties came back to beat the Indians 34-27 Friday night.

"It's an awesome group. They're super-focused," Agostini said as his team road back to the Berkshires. "Ware is a good team. There was a lot of skill on display."

Skill and intestinal fortitude for the Mounties, who went up 26-20 on a fourth-quarter touchdown pass from Wellspeak to Sean McCormack, the third of three touchdown passes between this combination.

But Ware returned the kickoff for a touchdown, and with the kick, went up 27-26 with about 2:30 left in the game.

The Mounties drove from their 25, and got a big pass play from Wellspeak to Pat Storie, putting the ball on the Ware 25. Wellspeak ran the ball to the one, and then on the next play, carried the ball into the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown. A two-point conversion made it 34-27.

Ware's drive stalled inside the Greylock 30, and the home team could not convert on fourth down.



PITTSFIELD >> Visiting Lenox swept three sets from St. Joseph, with the Millionaires (5-2, 4-0 Berkshire South) getting 25-13, 25-18, 25-11 wins over the Crusaders (0-5, 0-3).

"We've been working on a few things," St. Joe coach Pete Strack said of his young team. "They're passing well. They're starting to get the feel for the game."

Kristen Miller led Lenox with eight kills and two aces, Kasey Vallee had six aces and three kills, while Kayanna Black had seven kills.

St. Joe was paced by Sarah Squires' eight digs and two kills. Emily Hamilton had two aces and four digs while Chaze Filippi had three aces and four digs.



SPRINGFIELD >> Pittsfield (7-2) took a road trip to Oak Ridge Golf Club and came home happy after sweeping Chicopee and Chicopee Comp. The Generals shot a 158 on the front nine at Oak Ridge, compared to Chicopee's 189 and Comp's 196.

"These are two of the schools we'll be competing with" in the Western Massachusetts Division I tournament field, PHS coach Chris Polidoro said. "A 158 is good to play on the road on a course we haven't seen."

It was a big day for Kevin Quinto and Jake Driscoll, each of whom shot 1-over-par 36 to share medalist honors.


Pittsfield (158) — Kevin Quinto 36, Ricky Berrian 41, Jake Driscoll 36, Justin Martin 45, Alex Parsons 52, Tino Burns 46.

Birdies: Quinto (No. 1, 2), Driscoll (No. 3).

Chicopee (189) — Nick Bean 40, Riley Clark 59, Dan Doyle 49, Austin Scott 49, Logan Mos 52, Alex Assab 71.

Chicopee Comp (196) — Derek Boutin 46, Drew LeBel 49, Carter Brunelle 50, Zach Dubreuil 51, John Bourguignon 63, Ashley Girouard 52


DALTON >> At the Wahconah Country Club, Jon Dos Santos overcame a quadruple bogey on the par-4 11th hole to shoot a 41 and help the Warriors (4-2, 4-1 Berkshire North) beat Taconic (6-2, 2-2).

"His round was highlighted by an eagle-3 on the par-5 18th hole," Wahconah coach Pete Terpak wrote in an email. "Very proud Jon was able to stay focused after No. 11."

Taconic's Mike Kays was medalist, shooting a 2-over 38 on Wahconah's back nine.


Taconic (183) — Mike Kays 38, Ross Omelenchuck 42, Brett Murphy 49, Connor Champoux 54, Brent Arseneau 59, (sixth player DNP).

Wahconah (179) — Jon Dos Santos 41, Nate Dos Santos 43, Sam Clayton 47, Colette Basiliere 48, Noah Bracci 50, Vinnie Orlandi 50.

Eagles: J. Dos Santos (No. 18). Birdies: N. Dos Santos (No. 10).

LENOX 177, DRURY 182

STAMFORD, VT. >> It was a season-best result for the Drury golf team (1-8), but visiting Lenox (3-3) had just a little bit more.

For the first time this year, Drury's Connor Kelly was medalist with a 43 at Stamford Valley. Lenox countered with its four scoring golfers all falling within a stroke of each other.

"We've got more consistent scores," Drury coach Don Dagnoli said. "It's good to see Connor be medalist in a match. He's practicing hard, like the rest of the team."


Lenox (177) — Matthew Shields 44, Noah Huntr 44, Ricky Armstrong 45, Max DiGrigoli 44, Zach Zurrin 45, Ben Haddad 49.

Birdies: Shields (No. 4), Hunter (No. 9).

Drury (182) — Jude Collins 51, Justyn Cowell 44, Connor Kelly 43, Brian Dubie 44, Brannon O'Donovan 52, Seth Dupee 54.

Birdies: Dupee (No. 1).


ADAMS >> At Forest Park, Jack Sniezek shot a 2-over-par 36 to earn medalist honors as Hoosac (5-2) won for the second time in as many days.

"I was happy that it carried over," Hoosac coach Jay Sniezek said. "I was happy that they were able to focus today.

"They're hitting their groove at home."

Mount Everett is 1-7.


Mount Everett (241) — Kolby Bleau 57, Cooper Rothvoss 60, Colby Stevens 63, Tucker Wilkinson 61, Adam Pickert 65, Mark Gogal 69

Hoosac Valley (162) — Jack Sniezek 36, Derek Alibozek 39, Luc Trombley 43, Henry Sniezek 44, Hayden Grimes 48, Colby Rougeau 51.

Birdies: J. Sniezek (No. 1, 5, 9), H. Sniezek (No. 9).

Local colleges


NORTH ADAMS >> MCLA (6-7) swept a three-set match from Southern Vermont (3-10). The scores were 25-15, 25-16, 25-19.

Allison Clark had six of MCLA's 34 kills in an evenly-distributed amount. Casey Malzahn had 11 digs, while Beatrice Lechler had 14 assists.

Sarah Billow led Southern Vermont with 10 kills.


AMHERST >> Visiting Williams (4-5, 1-2 NESCAC) held a 2 sets to 1 lead against Amherst (6-2, 2-1), but the hosts won the last two sets to beat the Ephs 3-2. Set scores were 18-25, 25-17, 23-25, 25-10, 15-10.

Tori Jasuta had 17 kills to lead the Ephs. Alex Newton had 45 assists and 17 digs. Jasuta led Williams with 25 digs.

Maggie Danner had 17 kills for Amherst. Hayes Honea had 29 digs, while Charlotte Duran had 24 assists.


CAMBRIDGE >> Five of six Williams singles players made it through the first round of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's New England Championships on Friday. All three Williams doubles teams did the same.

Second seed Julie Raventos beat MIT's Kelly Zhu 6-4, 6-3, leading the way for the Ephs.

In doubles, two-time defending NCAA champions Raventos and Linda Shin came in seeded No. 1 and advanced to the quarterfinals with an 8-2 win over MIT's Zhu and Lara Rakocevic.


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