Roundup: West boys lacrosse team now 3-0 at Bay State Games

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The West boys lacrosse team earned two more wins on Day 2 of the Bay State Games, topping Northeast 15-4 in the morning session before pulling out a 7-6 decision over Southeast/Coastal in the nightcap. The West team is now 3-0 in pool play.

In Game 1, Drury's Nate Haley, who plays for Hoosac Valley, scored four goals, while Wahconah's Corey Bazonski had one assist. Hoosac's Logan Leja played on defense, Mount Greylock's Cole Filson played at LSM and took faceoffs, while Greylock's Mac Waynick and Hoosac's Luke Waterman played in midfield, and Wahconah's Ernie Lampron played in attack.

In the game, West led 2-1 after a quarter, but picked things up to take an 8-3 lead into halftime.

Game 2 featured a rally for the West team, which trailed 2-0 after a quarter and 2-1 at halftime. The team tied things up at 4-4 after three before scoring three in the final quarter to earn the win. Griffin Larochelle, of Chicopee Comp, scored the winning goal in the final minute.

Against Southeast/Coastal, Haley and Lampron each scored a goal, while Waynick had an assist. Bazonski, Leja, Filson and Waterman all played in the second game, as well.

West wraps up its Bay State Games pool play slate today against Central, with the medal games to be held in the afternoon.

NECBL

Upper Valley 8, North Adams 7

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. — The SteepleCats coughed up a four-spot in the fifth inning to fall behind, scored three in the seventh and one in the eighth to tie it, then ultimately fell to Upper Valley on Anthony Quirion's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Joe Porricelli went 3 for 4 with one RBI and one run scored in the loss, while Scout Knotts hit a solo home run in the top of the eighth to tie the game. Knotts went 2 for 3 with two RBI and two runs scored. Matt Koperniak, batting as the designated hitter for North Adams (16-8), went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and one batted in.

Sam Punzi, who went 2 for 4 in the loss, drove in a pair of runs for North Adams in the fourth on a single. In the three-run seventh, Porricelli hit a triple to plate a run, Andrew Pedone hit a single to plate another, and Koperniak drove in the third.

Joe Guerette took the loss in relief, going 2 1/3 innings. Mason Ronan got the start and the no-decision.

For the Nighthawks (16-11), Gehrig Anglin went 3 for 5 with four RBI and three runs scored, while Quirion went 1 for 2 with two walks and the game-winning RBI. Aaron Haase got the win in relief, pitching the final 1 1/3 innings.

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North Adams     000     201     310     —     7     11     2

Upper Valley     010     042     01x     —     8     11     2

Ronan (4 1/3), Shields (2/3), Guerette (2 1/3), Corvo (2/3) and Punzi. Pichardo (3), Allard (2), Woods (1), Gladson (1 2/3), Haase (1 1/3) and Quirion. W — Haase. L — Guerette. 2B — NA (Knotts), UV (Anglin, Frederick, Kirk, Quirion). 3B — NA (Porricelli). HR — NA (Knotts). T — 2:52. A — N/A.

Parkington honored by Sage Colleges

ALBANY, N.Y. — Emma Parkington, of Dalton, was named Sage Colleges' Gator of the Year in women's volleyball for the 2018-19 academic year. Parkington, a Wahconah graduate and former The Berkshire Eagle volleyball All Stars selection, finished with a team-best 223 points on 174 kills during the year. She also had 23 aces, 47 blocks and 169 digs, and was named an Empire 8 Rookie of the Week three times during her first season with the Gators. Parkington was also named to the Empire 8 Women's Volleyball Sportswoman Team.

Head women's volleyball coach and director of athletics, Sandy Augstein-Collins said of Parkington: "The women's volleyball Gator of the Year award winner proved herself to be a very valuable teammate in her first season with Sage. She did absolutely everything that was asked of her while playing multiple positions throughout the season. She was named to the Empire 8 Sportswoman Team and earned three Rookie of the Week citations as well. She has a bright future as a Gator here at Sage!"

Junior Legion

Sheffield 5, East Longmeadow 3

EAST LONGMEADOW — Sheffield Post 340 made is six straight on Tuesday, winning a close one on the road at East Longmeadow.

Kenny Zucco got the start for the visitors, and despite an early run for Post 293, he gave his side every chance to earn the victory. Zucco's stellar night lasted into the seventh, where he got two quick outs with a 5-1 lead. East Longmeadow (4-4-1) staged its comeback bid there, though, and a two-run double forced Post 340 to bring on John Fielding in relief.

Fielding needed just two pitches to get a grounder to first base, earning the save and preserving Zucco's win.

Sheffield (9-1) took the lead for good in the third. Josh Hunter, Cooper Shepardson (single) and Fielding loaded the bases for Jack Carpenter. Carpenter laced a two-run double to left field for the 2-1 lead.

Zucco added an insurance run himself, walking to start the fourth and coming around to score on a wild pitch after a Hunter single. Hunter got to third, before Jackson Blanchard brought him home with a single. Fielding singled and scored in the fifth to make it 5-1.

Post 340 holds a game-and-a-half lead for first place in the Junior Division. Sheffield plays at Longmeadow Friday at 5:45 p.m., before a Saturday home game at noon at War Memorial in Lenox.

Goldenring makes U.S. Amateur

WILLIAMSTOWN — For the second consecutive season, Williams College golfer Sam Goldenring will be playing at the U.S. Amateur Championship.

Goldenring, a rising senior and the reigning NCAA Division III individual golf champion, shot a two-day total of 138, or 4-under par at the par-71 Hackensack Golf Club in Oradell, N.J. He finished second to Yale golfer James Nicholas of Scarsdale, N.Y., who shot a 5-under 137 for the two days.

Goldenring, along with Williams teammate Will Kannegieser, qualified for the U.S. Amateur last summer in a two-day tournament at Taconic Golf Club.

"Playing in the U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach last year was honestly the best thing that has happened to me and my golf game," Goldenring said in a release. "Even though I missed the match-play cut by two shots, I finally proved to myself that I belong with the best players in the country, and that was so much more important than any score I could have shot."

Goldenring might have been medalist at Hackensack, except for his double-bogey 7, on the par-5 15th hole during Day 1.

The U.S. Amateur will be played on Courses No. 2 and 4 at The Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C from August 12-18.

Upper Valley     010     042     01x     —     8     11     2

Ronan (4 1/3), Shields (2/3), Guerette (2 1/3), Corvo (2/3) and Punzi. Pichardo (3), Allard (2), Woods (1), Gladson (1 2/3), Haase (1 1/3) and Quirion. W — Haase. L — Guerette. 2B — NA (Knotts), UV (Anglin, Frederick, Kirk, Quirion). 3B — NA (Porricelli). HR — NA (Knotts). T — 2:52. A — N/A.

Parkington honored by Sage Colleges

ALBANY, N.Y. — Emma Parkington, of Dalton, was named Sage Colleges' Gator of the Year in women's volleyball for the 2018-19 academic year. Parkington, a Wahconah graduate and former The Berkshire Eagle volleyball All Stars selection, finished with a team-best 223 points on 174 kills during the year. She also had 23 aces, 47 blocks and 169 digs, and was named an Empire 8 Rookie of the Week three times during her first season with the Gators. Parkington was also named to the Empire 8 Women's Volleyball Sportswoman Team.

Head women's volleyball coach and director of athletics, Sandy Augstein-Collins said of Parkington: "The women's volleyball Gator of the Year award winner proved herself to be a very valuable teammate in her first season with Sage. She did absolutely everything that was asked of her while playing multiple positions throughout the season. She was named to the Empire 8 Sportswoman Team and earned three Rookie of the Week citations as well. She has a bright future as a Gator here at Sage!"

Junior Legion

Sheffield 5, East Longmeadow 3

EAST LONGMEADOW — Sheffield Post 340 made is six straight on Tuesday, winning a close one on the road at East Longmeadow.

Kenny Zucco got the start for the visitors, and despite an early run for Post 293, he gave his side every chance to earn the victory. Zucco's stellar night lasted into the seventh, where he got two quick outs with a 5-1 lead. East Longmeadow (4-4-1) staged its comeback bid there, though, and a two-run double forced Post 340 to bring on John Fielding in relief.

Fielding needed just two pitches to get a grounder to first base, earning the save and preserving Zucco's win.

Sheffield (9-1) took the lead for good in the third. Josh Hunter, Cooper Shepardson (single) and Fielding loaded the bases for Jack Carpenter. Carpenter laced a two-run double to left field for the 2-1 lead.

Zucco added an insurance run himself, walking to start the fourth and coming around to score on a wild pitch after a Hunter single. Hunter got to third, before Jackson Blanchard brought him home with a single. Fielding singled and scored in the fifth to make it 5-1.

Post 340 holds a game-and-a-half lead for first place in the Junior Division. Sheffield plays at Longmeadow Friday at 5:45 p.m., before a Saturday home game at noon at War Memorial in Lenox.

Goldenring makes U.S. Amateur

WILLIAMSTOWN — For the second consecutive season, Williams College golfer Sam Goldenring will be playing at the U.S. Amateur Championship.

Goldenring, a rising senior and the reigning NCAA Division III individual golf champion, shot a two-day total of 138, or 4-under par at the par-71 Hackensack Golf Club in Oradell, N.J. He finished second to Yale golfer James Nicholas of Scarsdale, N.Y., who shot a 5-under 137 for the two days.

Goldenring, along with Williams teammate Will Kannegieser, qualified for the U.S. Amateur last summer in a two-day tournament at Taconic Golf Club.

"Playing in the U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach last year was honestly the best thing that has happened to me and my golf game," Goldenring said in a release. "Even though I missed the match-play cut by two shots, I finally proved to myself that I belong with the best players in the country, and that was so much more important than any score I could have shot."

Goldenring might have been medalist at Hackensack, except for his double-bogey 7, on the par-5 15th hole during Day 1.

The U.S. Amateur will be played on Courses No. 2 and 4 at The Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C from August 12-18.

Ronan (4 1/3), Shields (2/3), Guerette (2 1/3), Corvo (2/3) and Punzi. Pichardo (3), Allard (2), Woods (1), Gladson (1 2/3), Haase (1 1/3) and Quirion. W — Haase. L — Guerette. 2B — NA (Knotts), UV (Anglin, Frederick, Kirk, Quirion). 3B — NA (Porricelli). HR — NA (Knotts). T — 2:52. A — N/A.

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Parkington honored by Sage Colleges

ALBANY, N.Y. — Emma Parkington, of Dalton, was named Sage Colleges' Gator of the Year in women's volleyball for the 2018-19 academic year. Parkington, a Wahconah graduate and former The Berkshire Eagle volleyball All Stars selection, finished with a team-best 223 points on 174 kills during the year. She also had 23 aces, 47 blocks and 169 digs, and was named an Empire 8 Rookie of the Week three times during her first season with the Gators. Parkington was also named to the Empire 8 Women's Volleyball Sportswoman Team.

Head women's volleyball coach and director of athletics, Sandy Augstein-Collins said of Parkington: "The women's volleyball Gator of the Year award winner proved herself to be a very valuable teammate in her first season with Sage. She did absolutely everything that was asked of her while playing multiple positions throughout the season. She was named to the Empire 8 Sportswoman Team and earned three Rookie of the Week citations as well. She has a bright future as a Gator here at Sage!"

Junior Legion

Sheffield 5, East Longmeadow 3

EAST LONGMEADOW — Sheffield Post 340 made is six straight on Tuesday, winning a close one on the road at East Longmeadow.

Kenny Zucco got the start for the visitors, and despite an early run for Post 293, he gave his side every chance to earn the victory. Zucco's stellar night lasted into the seventh, where he got two quick outs with a 5-1 lead. East Longmeadow (4-4-1) staged its comeback bid there, though, and a two-run double forced Post 340 to bring on John Fielding in relief.

Fielding needed just two pitches to get a grounder to first base, earning the save and preserving Zucco's win.

Sheffield (9-1) took the lead for good in the third. Josh Hunter, Cooper Shepardson (single) and Fielding loaded the bases for Jack Carpenter. Carpenter laced a two-run double to left field for the 2-1 lead.

Zucco added an insurance run himself, walking to start the fourth and coming around to score on a wild pitch after a Hunter single. Hunter got to third, before Jackson Blanchard brought him home with a single. Fielding singled and scored in the fifth to make it 5-1.

Post 340 holds a game-and-a-half lead for first place in the Junior Division. Sheffield plays at Longmeadow Friday at 5:45 p.m., before a Saturday home game at noon at War Memorial in Lenox.

Goldenring makes U.S. Amateur

WILLIAMSTOWN — For the second consecutive season, Williams College golfer Sam Goldenring will be playing at the U.S. Amateur Championship.

Goldenring, a rising senior and the reigning NCAA Division III individual golf champion, shot a two-day total of 138, or 4-under par at the par-71 Hackensack Golf Club in Oradell, N.J. He finished second to Yale golfer James Nicholas of Scarsdale, N.Y., who shot a 5-under 137 for the two days.

Goldenring, along with Williams teammate Will Kannegieser, qualified for the U.S. Amateur last summer in a two-day tournament at Taconic Golf Club.

"Playing in the U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach last year was honestly the best thing that has happened to me and my golf game," Goldenring said in a release. "Even though I missed the match-play cut by two shots, I finally proved to myself that I belong with the best players in the country, and that was so much more important than any score I could have shot."

Goldenring might have been medalist at Hackensack, except for his double-bogey 7, on the par-5 15th hole during Day 1.

The U.S. Amateur will be played on Courses No. 2 and 4 at The Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C from August 12-18.


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