High schools: Offense on fire for Granby girls lacrosse in 20-2 win over McCann Tech

JOHN FROSCHAUER

Staff Reports

Published: 04-17-2024 8:28 PM

Fourteen first-half goals helped the Granby girls lacrosse team to a dominant 20-2 victory over McCann Tech on Wednesday afternoon.

Eleven different players recorded goals in the win.

Brenna Moreno’s four goals and Kalli White’s hat trick led the way while Ava-Elizabeth Loughman, Mylin Laliberte, Abigail Landry and McKenna Zumbruski each tallied twice as well.

Faith Ramos made five saves in the cage.

Baseball

Pittsfield 11, Northampton 0 (5) — Only two base runners were manufactured by the Blue Devils offense on Wednesday, as they dropped a five-inning contest against the Generals to fall to 0-4.

Bryan Meza Rivera recorded a double while Aiden Keeling-Lococo walked for Northampton.

Central 13, Holyoke 0 (5) — After a scoreless first inning, the Golden Eagles’ bats woke up and took over the game. Central scored four runs in the third and seven in the fifth to pace a five-inning win over Holyoke.

The Purple Knights managed just two hits in the loss.

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South Hadley 10, Ludlow 0 (6) — Justin Moskal (five innings, eight strikeouts, two hits) and Burke Belsky (one inning, two strikeouts) combined for a shutout on the mound to pace the Tigers in a second 10-0 win in as many days on Wednesday.

At the plate, John Viola ripped two hits and collected two RBI, Memphis Huertas added a hit and two RBI and Logan Carpenter reached base three times while scoring a run for South Hadley’s offense.

Sci-Tech 5, Gateway 1 — The Gators outhit the Cybercats 5-4 on Wednesday, but couldn’t generate enough offense to match Sci-Tech’s five runs in the loss.

Dalton Savoy continued his solid year with two more hits, Levi Savoy collected a hit and scored, and Jacob Maynard and Weston Anderson each singled. Maynard struck out seven in a complete game on the hill.

Softball

South Hadley 4, Agawam 2 — One game removed from recording 16 strikeouts – including her 500th – Ella Schaeffer fanned 11 more as the Tigers doubled up on the Brownies in a big Valley Wheel win.

Schaeffer added two hits and an RBI at the plate, Grace Matyszewski tallied two singles, Erin Bullough plated a run with an RBI single and Ara Powers scored twice to pace South Hadley’s offense.

Belchertown 31, Athol 24 — Trailing 21-14 going into the bottom of the sixth, the Orioles rallied for 17 runs to earn a wild comeback victory over the visting Bears on Wednesday. 

Lila Roy tallied two doubles, two singles and two RBIs, Laura Cote finished with three hits — one a double — and four RBIs, Natalie Rose knocked three hits and four RBIs, Vivian Ross had a pair of hits and RBIs while Julianne Cozine finished with one hit and three RBIs for Belchertown. 

Girls tennis

Longmeadow 5, Belchertown 0 — Ava Shea fell 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1 singles for the Orioles in a loss to the Lancers on Wednesday in Belchertown. 

South Hadley 5, Holyoke 0 — After weather postponed every contest prior to Wednesday, the Tigers finally took to the courts for their first match of the season and showed no signs of rust.

Sarah Cormier (first singles), Abby Ngure (second singles), Cara Dean (third singles), Maggie Evans and Anna Agudelo (first doubles) and Maddie Soderbaum and Zenniyah Valenzuela (second doubles) all earned wins for South Hadley.

Frontier 5, Turners Falls 0 — Trailing 5-3 in the second set at first singles, Frontier’s Hashini Ratnatunge won the next four games to come from behind and earn a 7-5 win after winning the first set 6-3.

It was smooth sailing elsewhere for the Redhawks, as they only lost one game outside of No. 1 singles in a sweep of the Thunder, which forfeited two positions on Wednesday.

Boys volleyball

Central 3, Belchertown 0 — Shea MacLean (seven) and Zach Dragon (five) combined for a dozen kills for the Orioles in a straight set defeat on Wednesday afternoon. Rainer Kristensen added 11 assists.

Set scores were 25-21, 25-22, 25-22 in a hotly contested matchup as Belchertown is still in search of its first win.

Late Tuesday results

Boys volleyball

Granby 3, Southwick 2 — A monster 19-kill day from Michael Swanigan helped Granby over Southwick in a nailbiting five-set battle between Rams on Tuesday evening.

Set scores were 21-25, 25-22, 25-20, 18-25, 17-15.

Jake Gagnon tossed in seven kills and 14 assists, Braedan Gallagher added four kills and 10 assists and Ralph El Aouji (three) was one of four Granby players with multiple aces in the win.

Baseball

Westfield Tech 13, Gateway 2 — The Gators only collected two hits, off the bats of Jacob Maynard and Weston Anderson, and Westfield Tech added eight runs over the last two innings to pull away for the win.

Dalton Savoy, Maynard and Anderson all split time on the mound for Gateway in the loss, with Savoy and brother Levi Savoy scoring the two runs on offense.

Softball

Frontier 11, Taconic 2 — Delaney Fifield was 5-for-5 with a homer, two doubles and three RBI, Olivia Machon had three hits, and pitcher Ashley Taylor was 4-for-5 while throwing a complete game four-hitter in the circle for visiting Frontier.

Taconic threatened with bases loaded and one out in the fourth inning, but Taylor got a pop up to first and then Skyler Steele made a terrific backhand stop on a one-hopper and made an unassisted force at second base to end the inning.

Frontier’s defense had no errors for the first time this season.