Wednesday's roundup: Wahconah boys earn first lacrosse win


CHICOPEE -- Behind five goals each from Adam Parker and Quinn Caesar, the Wahconah boys lacrosse team earned its first win of the year Wednesday, 14-7 at Chicopee Comp.

Matt Clayton added three goals and three assists for the victors (1-2). Roger Stedman and Jake Wasielewski combined for 12 saves.

"A lot of off-ball movement for Adam," WRHS coach Paul Lange said. "He was cutting through the middle pretty good, finding the seam and taking good shots. With Quinn ... he dodges well. He was able to generate his own opportunities, for the most part."


Wahconah 14, Chicopee Comp 7

Comp 1 2 1 3--7

Wah 3 3 6 2--14

Wahconah goals: Adam Parker 5, Quinn Caesar 5, Matt Clayton 3, Matt Salvatore.

Wahconah assists: Clayton 3, Salvatore 2, Parker 1, Mike Wagner 1, Nate St. Pierre 1.

Saves: W -- Roger Stedman 8, Jake Wasielewski 4. C -- Jeff Barthelette 8.

St. Joe 8, Drury 5

NORTH ADAMS -- The Blue Devils dropped to 0-2 but coach Al Marceau wasn't discouraged about his young team.

"We're going to have growing pains," Marceau said. "They're doing a lot of things right. Even today at the end of the game I felt like we played hard right to the end. When you're young you make mistakes when you can least afford to make them."

Drury had seven errors and only one of the Crusaders' eight runs was earned. Tyler Cote and Tyler Briggs combined to have nine strikeouts on the day for the Blue Devils.

Michael Carpenter earned the win for St. Joseph while teammate Jon Bianchi doubled in the win.


St. Joe 012 203 0--8 7 2

Drury 200 002 1--5 7 7

Michael Carpenter (5), Zach Neary and Nate Stump; Tyler Cote (5), Tyler Briggs (2) and Cody Primmer. W -- Carpenter. L -- Cote. 2B -- Drury 1 (Kodey Bryce); St. Joe 1 (Jon Bianchi).

Turners Falls 15, Lenox 0

TURNERS FALLS -- The Millionaires could only muster a Jake Jourdain double and an Austin Salnitis single on Wednesday.

Lenox (0-3) issued 13 walks in the loss.

"Too many errors, way too many walks and not nearly enough hitting," Lenox coach Kevin Downer said. "It can only get better."


Lenox 000 00--0 2 3

Turners 530 43--15 8 1

Austin Salnitis (4), Dillon Benham (1) and Tom Duffin. Lenois and Markol. WP--Lenois. LP--Salnitis. 2B--Lenox 1 (Jake Jourdain), Turners Falls 1 (Boubean).

Drury 19, Lee 8

LEE -- Amanda Ramsdell homered in the first, the start of a huge offensive day for the Blue Devils.

Drury finished with three doubles, a triple and that homer. Alanza Quinones had a triple and three RBI for the winners.

"I think Amanda set the tone when she hit the ball over the fence," said Blue Devils coach Mary Ann Maroni. "It was the third pitch of the game."


Drury 341 350 3--19 12 1

Lee 010 402 1--8 10 4

Cat Record (2), Haleigh Hazzard and Ingrid Olsen; Nikki Laudon (5), Name unavailable and M. Carlotto. W -- Record. L -- Laudon. 2B -- Lee 2 (Carlotto, Middleton); Drury 3 (Katie Hancock, Haleigh Hazzard, Sarah Royal). 3B -- Drury 1 (Alanza Quinones). HR -- Drury 1 (Amanda Ramsdell).

Smith 19, McCann 5

NORTHAMPTON -- The Hornets committed six errors, helping Smith build a 10-1 lead in this five-inning game.

"[The errors] hurt," said McCann Tech coach Kate Galli. "When they put the ball in play, we weren't able to capitalize. It took the air out of everyone's wings."

Jessica Sunn finished the day with a triple, a run scored and drove in two.


McCann 014 00--5 5 6

Smith 463 6x--19 7 2

Haley Malloy (3 2/3), Jessica Sunn (1/3) and Danielle Gibeau; Lauren Grondin and Miranda Wendolowski. 3B -- McCann 1 (Jessica Sunn).

Track and field
PHS sweeps Drury

PITTSFIELD -- The Pittsfield boys topped the Blue Devils 1151 2-251 2, and the girls won 99-42.

Rachael Hunt, Meghan Driscoll and Lauren Farry led the way for the Generals. Hunt won both the shot put and discus. She threw the shot put 27 feet, 1 inch, topping Drury's Shannon Garvey by six inches. In the discus, Hunt won with a throw of 71-2.

Lauren Farry won the mile by nearly 30 seconds (5:38.9), and also won the 3,200 (12:14.3). Driscoll won the 200 (29.9) and triple jump (29-5 1/2).

Cori Ghidotti was the only double winner for Drury. She won the 400 (1:06.9) and 400 hurdles (1:12).

Ty Discoe took two events for the Generals on the boys side. He won the 110 hurdles (17.24) and the high jump (5-4). Pittsfield, as it did all dual season in 2012, swept the 110 hurdles. Harry Rich also took two events. He won the 400 (56.22) and the triple jump (36-11).

Ryan Edmonds was the only double winner for Drury, taking the 200 (26.08) and 100 (12.59).


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