Local roundup: Taconic stays unbeaten in wrestling after handling Minnechaug

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WILBRAHAM — Taconic registered five pins, including the last three bouts to beat Minnechaug 48-27.

With the win, Taconic stays perfect at 4-0.

The host Falcons actually won the first four bouts of the match, including one pin and one major decision.

Taconic's London Martin, wrestling at 132 pounds started the momentum swing when he pinned Jack O'Toole at 1:15. It was the first of four consecutive wins, capped off by Mike Puskey's pin of Antonio Lamelin in 50 seconds at 152. Both Martin and Puskey are freshmen.

Taconic's Sean O'Shea (195), Peyler Hiestand (220) and Isaiah Hartman-Caesar (285) all won by pinfall to wrap up the victory.

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103 pounds — Jake Ice (M) wins by forfeit.

113 — Miles Fortune (M) pins Mike LaFreniere 5:56.

120 — Pat Eastman (M) dec. Mike Babineau 6-2.

126 — Sean Montero (M) def. Zach Mathes, major dec. 17-3.

132 — London Martin (T) pins Jack O'Toole 1:15.

138 — Gabe Carrington (T) dec. Owen Comeau 4-2.

145 — Zabion Powell (T) wins by forfeit.

152 — Mike Puskey (T) pins Antonio Lamelin :50.

160 — Ray Fitzgerald (M) pins Jose Marquez 5:26.

170 — Dylan Burke (T) def. Ethan Jacobson, major dec. 10-2.

182 — Tanner Hastings (T) wins by forfeit.

195 — Sean O'Shea (T) pins Ryan Elpile :42.

220 — Peyler Hiestand (T) pins Paul Ward :51.

285 — Isaiah Hartman-Caesar (T) pins Xavier Bush :52.

High School Hockey

Greenfield 3, Wahconah 1

PITTSFIELD — At the Boys & Girls Club Rink, Sean O'Sullivan broke a 1-1 tie at 9:41 of the second period, giving visiting Greenfield a win over Wahconah (0-4). It was O'Sullivan's second goal of the game

Ryan Polastri got Wahconah's only goal, scoring at 5:16 of the first period. Hunter LaBrode got the assist.

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Greenfield     1     1     1          3

Wahconah     1     0     0          1

First Period

G — Evan Simmons (Doug Hanigski), 3:09. W — Ryan Polastri (Hunter LaBrode), 5:16.

Second Period

G — Sean O'Sullivan (unassisted), 9:41.

Third Period

G — O'Sullivan (Chris Yrgioz), 5:16.

Goalies — G: Riley Drew. T: Quinn Kearns.



Amherst 4, Mount Everett 0

AMHERST — Jayden Blackburn's two goals were more than enough to lead Amherst over Mount Everett.

Jonathan Hanscom made 27 saves for the shutout. Amherst added insurance goals in the second and third periods, respectively.

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Everett     0     0     0          0

Amherst     2     1     1          4

First Period

A — Jayden Blackburn (Gio Rivera), 11:41.

A — Blackburn (Eli Slovin), 2:29.

Second Period

A — Kouji Ishida (Nico Cardaropoli, 9:29.

Third Period

A — Richard McIntire (unassisted), 9:52

Saves — ME: Cole Duval 21. A: Jonathan Hanscom 27.

Boys Basketball

Drury 81, Mount Everett 40

SHEFFIELD — 3-point field goals were raining down as Drury and Mount Everett combined for 14 made treys, unfortunately for the Eagles, the deep ball was not enough to keep up with a deep Drury team.

Drury led by 33 points after two quarters. 11 different Blue Devils recorded a point against Everett. Scott McGuire led Drury with 16 points. Reece Racette added 12 points. Cavan Brady led Everett with 10 points.

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DRURY (81)

McGuire 8-0-16, Grey 3-0-6, Racette 6-0-12, Collins 3-0-9, Clark 3-0-8, Daugherty 3-3-9, Sarkis 4-0-9, Rodriguez 1-0-2, Middleton 0-0-0, Nubie 0-1-1, Lawrence 3-0-7, Woodson 1-0-2. Totals: 35-10-81

EVERETT (40)

Twing 0-0-0, Lupiani 3-0-7, Casivant 1-0-2, Silk 2-1-5, Carpenter 2-0-6, Brady 4-0-10, Gulotta 2-0-6, Bleau 0-0-0, Zucco 1-0-2, Kushi 1-0-2. Totals: 16-1-40.

Everett     7     4     14     15          40

Drury     18     26     23     14          81

3-point goals — ME 7 (Carpenter 2, Brady 2, Gulotta 2, Lupiani 1). D 7 (Collins 3, Clark 2, Sarkis, Lawrence

Girls Basketball

McCann Tech 46, Pioneer Valley 28

NORTH ADAMS — Aimee Dowling's 15 points led McCann Tech (4-4) to victory over Pioneer Valley.

Dowling was consistent throughout, scoring at least two points in each quarter. Strong defense led to Pioneer Valley turnovers and points going the other way for the Hornets. Grace Towler knocked down two 3-pointers for six of her 12 points. Kaylee Tatro added 13 points.

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PIONEER (28)

Loughman 3-0-7, Tibbetts 0-2-2. Scoville 1-2-4, Rowe 5-1-11, Lambert 2-0-4. Totals: 11-5-28.

McCANN (46)

Diesz 2-0-4, Dowling 6-3-15, Towler 5-0-12, Tetlow 1-0-2, Tatro 5-2-13, Cellena 0-1-1. Totals: 19-6-46.

Pioneer     3     11     8     6          28

McCann     16     10     9     11          46

3-point goals — P (Loughman). MT 2 (Tower).

College basketball

Bridgewater State 82, MCLA men 71

Rayshon Ward and Joseph Carty combined for 37 first-half points in Bridewater State's comfortable win over MCLA (3-9, 0-2).

The Bears (8-6, 1-0) led 52-38 after the first half and the Traiblazers could not recover. Ward finished with 25 points. Carty finished with 24 points. Adam Conquest led MCLA with 20 points and eight rebounds. The loss is MCLA's fourth in a row. The men return to action at home Saturday against Worcester State at 3 p.m.



Bridgewater State 58, MCLA women 55

BRIDGEWATER — The MCLA (4-10, 0-2) women could not hold onto a five-point fourth-quarter lead, as Bridgewater State (4-9, 1-0) earned a comeback win in the first game of the MASCAC doubleheader.

Samantha Gawron sank a layup with 6:19 left in the game, putting the Trailblazers up 52-47. The Bears responded, going on a 10-3 run capped Chanelle Melton's layup with 11 seconds left putting the Bears up two. After a Melton free throw, Courtney Pingelski's tying 3-point attempt was no good. Pingelski led MCLA with 18 points. Mckenzie Robinson added 11 points and five assists. The loss is the 'Blazers sixth in a row. They'll look to end the skid at home against Worcester State, Saturday at 1 p.m.


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