H.S. Roundup: Smith Vocational wrestling edges out win over Frontier (PHOTOS)

Smith Vocational’s Logan Hawley works to pin Frontier’s Jocelyn Antes while competing in the 126-pound weight class Wednesday night in Northampton.

Smith Vocational’s Logan Hawley works to pin Frontier’s Jocelyn Antes while competing in the 126-pound weight class Wednesday night in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Smith Vocational’s Mateo Henriques lifts Frontier’s Wyatt Finch while competing in the 120-pound weight class Wednesday night in Northampton.

Smith Vocational’s Mateo Henriques lifts Frontier’s Wyatt Finch while competing in the 120-pound weight class Wednesday night in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Smith Vocational’s Evan Latour works to pin Frontier’s Zach Brown while competing in the 138-pound weight class Wednesday night in Northampton.

Smith Vocational’s Evan Latour works to pin Frontier’s Zach Brown while competing in the 138-pound weight class Wednesday night in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Frontier’s Javion Cabrera tosses Smith Vocational’s Colin Pascal while competing in the 285-pound weight class Wednesday night in Northampton.

Frontier’s Javion Cabrera tosses Smith Vocational’s Colin Pascal while competing in the 285-pound weight class Wednesday night in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Frontier’s Javion Cabrera, top, competes against Smith Vocational’s Colin Pascal in the 285-pound weight class Wednesday night in Northampton.

Frontier’s Javion Cabrera, top, competes against Smith Vocational’s Colin Pascal in the 285-pound weight class Wednesday night in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Frontier’s Konner James competes against Smith Vocational’s Aaron Fein in the 150-pound weight class Wednesday night in Northampton.

Frontier’s Konner James competes against Smith Vocational’s Aaron Fein in the 150-pound weight class Wednesday night in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Frontier’s Ben Baker works to pin Smith Vocational’s RJ Kacenski while competing in the 144-pound weight class Wednesday night in Northampton.

Frontier’s Ben Baker works to pin Smith Vocational’s RJ Kacenski while competing in the 144-pound weight class Wednesday night in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Frontier’s Konner James competes against Smith Vocational’s Aaron Fein in the 150-pound weight class Wednesday night in Northampton.

Frontier’s Konner James competes against Smith Vocational’s Aaron Fein in the 150-pound weight class Wednesday night in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Smith Vocational’s Mateo Henriques, left, and Frontier’s Wyatt Finch face off in the 120-pound weight class Wednesday night in Northampton.

Smith Vocational’s Mateo Henriques, left, and Frontier’s Wyatt Finch face off in the 120-pound weight class Wednesday night in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Staff Reports

Published: 01-31-2024 9:15 PM

It was an even match between the Smith Vocational and Frontier wrestling teams on Wednesday in Northampton. 

Of the eight matches that were wrestled, the Vikings won four and the Redhawks took four. With Smith Vocational taking 18 points from forfeits, and Frontier taking just 12, the Vikings were able to walk away with a 42-36 victory. 

It was Smith Vocational that had the edge in the lighter weight classes. Viking Jonah VanDer Woute got things started with a first period pin against Jaxsen Byrne at 113 pounds, Mateo Henriques secured a third period pin against Wyatt Finch at 120, Logan Hawley earned a second period pin over Jocelyn Antes at 126 while Evan Latour pinned Zach Brown 29 seconds into their match at 138, giving Smith Vocational wins in the opening four matches wrestled. 

Then it was Frontier’s turn to get some wins on the mat. Ben Baker pinned RJ Kacenski in the opening round at 144, Konner James pinned Aaron Fein in the third round at 150, Alex Schreiber tallied a first period pin against Lucas Dupont at 190 while Javion Cabrera ended things with a second period pin over Colin Pascal. 

Boys basketball

Frontier 49, Southwick 33 — Fighting to hit the 10-win mark to guarantee a spot in the state tournament, the Redhawks picked up a big victory on Wednesday, going on the road and knocking off the Rams. 

Frontier led 28-20 at the half before pulling ahead 39-26 going into the fourth. 

Owen Babb finished with 16 points, Max Millette scored 15 points, Nico Fasulo tallied 10 points while Garrett Dredge added six points for the Redhawks. 

Greenfield 79, Easthampton 49 — Jon Breor recorded 23 points while Caleb Murray tossed in 20 points, with the Green Wave cruising to an independent victory over the Eagles at Nichols Gymnasium on Wednesday. 

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Grayson Thomas drained six 3’s to score 18 points, David Jung-Hernandez recorded eight points while Jacob Blanchard added four points for Greenfield. 

The Green Wave held a commanding 44-18 lead at the half. 

Girls basketball

Mahar 47, Narragansett 40 — Trailing 28-19 at the half, the Senators turned things around in the final 16 minutes. Mahar scored 14 points in both the third and fourth quarters while holding Narragansett to just eight points in the third and four points in the fourth quarter to pull away with an independent win in Orange on Wednesday. 

Irati Martinez tallied 17 points while Nevaeh Scribner and Taylor Paluk joined her in double figures with 10 points apiece. Alivia Patch added six points in the victory. 

Smith Academy 36, Mohawk Trail 32 — Trailing 23-21 going into the fourth quarter, the Falcons were able to outscore the Warriors 15-9 in the final frame to earn a comeback victory over Mohawk Trail on Wednesday in Buckland. 

Caitlin Graves had a game-high 17 points for Smith Academy while Vivian Higuera scored seven points and Alexa Jagodzinski added six points in the win. 

Valerie Bzomowski and Bella Pettengill each scored nine points, Rachel Pease tallied eight points while Natalie Lanoue finished with three points for the Warriors. 

Preps

Alpine ski

The fourth Mt. Institute Ski League race of the season took place on Wednesday at Berkshire East, with both the Northfield Mount Hermon boys and girls teams taking first place. 

NMH’s Elianna Umana Kimura took first place on the girls side, with a two-run combined time of 88.54 seconds. Katalin Mazansky placed fifth (91.95), Kathryn Werner took sixth (92.11), Bridget Stephen came in eighth (92.41), Lara Paetzold took ninth (92.63) while Ludovica Frecchiami placed 10th (93.48) to round out the top 10 finishers for the Hoggers. 

The Deerfield Academy girls took second on the day, placing three racers in the top five. Jing Wang took second (89.91), Cecelia Cramer placed third (91.48) while Josephine Cramer finished in fourth (91.51). 

NMH’s Ryan Choi was the winner in the boys race with a combined time of 81.96 sec onds. Robby Zuccotti (fourth, 86.88), Zach Wells (fifth, 87.04). Cody Vassar (sixth, 87.10) and Liam Green (ninth, 89.63) joined him in the top 10 for the Hoggers. 

DA took second on the boys side, with Beckett Baird (second, 86.17), Johnny Monty (third, 86.34) and Andrew Lewis (eighth, 88.24) placing in the top 10. 

Deerfield results

The Deerfield Academy girls hockey team suffered a 4-0 loss to St. Paul’s on Wednesday. The DA boys basketball  team fell to Berkshire (58-56) while the Big Green girls basketball team lost to Kimball Union (64-35). 

The DA boys hockey team beat Phillips Andover, 5-3. 

Late Tuesday results

Boys basketball

Lee 67, Turners 61 — The Wildcats pulled ahead 34-18 at  the half and held off a late Turners push to earn a Hampshire League North victory in Turners on Tuesday. 

Jackson Cogswell scored 21 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, Caden Williams-Senethavisouk recorded 18 points and nine rebounds, Joey Mosca tallied 11 points while Cam Burnett scored five points for Turners. 

Mahar 61, Lenox 50 — The Senators raced ahead 31-18 at the half, leading to a Hampshire League South win in Lenox on Tuesday. 

Will Barnes finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds, Mor gan Softic scored 12 points, dished six assists and swiped  four steals, Derek Collins tallied 13 points, Jayden Delgado tallied 10 points and 10 rebounds while Lucas Isrow scored three points and added seven assists for Mahar.