The EL varsity field hockey team lost to Minnechaug today, 3-0.
A four way tie at the top for the Ladyspartan Harriers as East Longmeadow downed West Springfield 16-45. Tori Evans, Kay Laughlin, Abby Laughlin and Abby Rate led the charge all timing in at 24:20.
Kate Moynihan, Sophia Clay and Jocelyn Mailloux rounded out the top seven runners today.
The Girls go into their bye week undefeated at 3-0 and also having captured the Division 1 Championship of the Ted Dutkiewicz Races.
(How are these kids so happy running an XC race?)
Next up are two STATE RANKED powerhouses in independent play: 7th ranked Northampton and 11th ranked Hampshire Regional.
In the boys race, West Springfield was dominant, taking 8 of the top 10 spots. Colin Sirard and Danny Miller took 5th and 7th place respectively.
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The EL varsity field hockey team shut out Central today 9-0 to bring their record to 2-4. Goals were scored by Ashlee Belden (2), Carolyn Welch (2) Alexis Oliver (3) Lindsay Brown (1) Kristina Franklin (1).
By Delaney Whitehead
Congrats to Pally Borrello on the JV girls soccer team for a hat trick in the Belchertown game.
Congrats to Danny Miller for taking 1st place for the first time ever in boys XC win over S. Hadley.
The EL golf team is looking strong at 9-1. Who beat them, anyway?
Rest in peace Yogi Berra. Some of my favorite Yogi-isms:
Best line from this weekend: an EL paint baller announces that he's ready to go - he has his calculators. When asked why he had his calculators, he said, "I couldn't find my cup, and the calculators work pretty good down there." You can't make this stuff up.
Congrats to Mikey Magg on the ELHS career rushing record. It may be broken someday, but you'll always be part of EL sports history.
The JV volleyball team is on a roll.
Speaking of on a roll, how about the JV girls soccer team with a 7-1 record?
Is it true that the Pats didn't have to punt once yesterday?
By Kabir Khurana
West Side and Chicopee welcomed the EL Boys Varsity Soccer team to their fields on Thursday and Friday in two very important games.
On Thursday, EL went up against a good West Springfield team but shut them out in the first half in a good defensive performance. However, the beginning of the second half didn't begin well as West Side scored twice in the first three minutes to take a 2-0 lead. The Spartans tried to climb their way back but to no avail as they fell to West Side 2-0.
On Friday, the team traveled to Chicopee and could not have started in a better way as Collin Piemonte scored from a great strike near the side of the field that flew in above the keeper within a minute of the start. A couple minutes later, Aidan Markelonis hit a left footed strike that slid into the bottom corner of the goal to give the Spartans an early 2-0 advantage.
However, mistakes allowed Chicopee to climb back into the game but a goal by Chris Thomas put in Spartans back in the lead 3-2. A red card near the end of the first half would see EL down a man for the rest of the game as they tried to hang on to lead. The last goal came on a breakaway near the end of the second half as AJ Allen wove through the defense and scored to secure the 4-2 win for the Spartans.
They ended the week with a record of 3-1-4 (W-L-D). The Spartans' next game is in East Longmeadow on Wednesday 09/30 at 6:30PM against Agawam.
The EL fall baseball team crushed West Springfield 15-0 today at ELHS. Christian Romero pitched the first 3 innings, then Alec Baker, Aiden Baxter, Justin Garcia, and Ryan Lavelle combined to complete the 1 hit shutout.
Andy "The Iceman" Smith had the longest hit of the day, batting right handed (he usually hits lefty) with a bomb to the woods in left field, but it just went foul.
Jared Mack, Dan Richards, and Alec each had multiple hits.