Roundup: Wahconah, Hoosac Valley lead their divisions in latest Walker football ratings

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Two Berkshire County high school football teams are ranked No. 1 in their respective divisions as the Western Massachusetts football rankings have been released.

Wahconah (5-0), one of three undefeated teams in Western Massachusetts, is ranked No. 1 in Division VII. Hoosac Valley (5-0), also unbeaten, is the top-ranked team in Division VIII.

The top four teams in each division advance to the Western Massachusetts playoffs, which begin next month.

In Division VII, Wahconah has a Walker rating of 119.21, safely ahead of No. 2 Frontier (4-1) at 104.07. Monument Mountain (3-1) is ranked third at 91.40, while Palmer (3-2) is fourth at 85.32.

In Division VIII, Hoosac's Walker score is 125.70, with Mount Greylock (4-1) second at 104.12. Here's where it gets tighter, because undefeated Ware (5-0) is third with a Walker of 100.21, Greenfield (3-2) is fourth at 96.82, Lee (4-1) is fifth at 92.78, while Pioneer Valley (4-1) is sixth at 80.37.

High school golf

Taconic 191, Wahconah 192

DALTON — Mike Kays beat Nate Dos Santos by one stroke, and that proved to be the difference in a one-stroke win that propelled the Braves into the Western Massachusetts Division I Tournament field.

Kays shot a 42 on the front nine at Wahconah Country Club on Tuesday, and Dos Santos shot a 43.

"That was the difference in the match," said Wahconah coach Pete Terpak, whose team still needs to beat either Mount Greylock or Lee to qualify for the Division II tournament. "We'll stay positive."

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Wahconah (192) — Nate Dos Santos 43, Daniel Wilson 49, Corey Bazonski 49, Caden Frazier 51, Cullen Harrington 52, Victoria Orlandi 53.

Taconic (191) — Mike Kays 42, Connor Champoux 46, Brent Arseneau 51, Derek Wurtenberger 52, Andrew King 68, Nick Slocik 70.

Mount Everett 184, Monument Mountain 184 (Eagles win tiebreaker)

GREAT BARRINGTON — The match at Wyantenuck Country Club was deadlocked after the four scoring golfers had their cards added up.

It came down to the fifth scores, and Mount Everett's Colby Stevens beat Monument Mountain's Matthew Iemolini by one stroke.

The Spartans' Max Joyner was medalist with a 41. He had a birdie on the third hole.

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Mount Everett (184) — Cooper Rothvoss 44, Kolby Bleau 45, Tucker Wilkinson 48, Colby Stevens 49, Luke Bleau 47, Spencer Broderick 48.

Monument Mountain (184) — Max Joyner 41, Brady Whalen 47, Ben Shultis 49, Kallen Hoff 65, Noah Helmke 47, Matthew Iemolini 50.

Birdies — Joyner, No. 3.

Lenox 181, Drury 212

LENOX — At Cranwell, Brendan Hayden shot a 4-over-par 39 to earn medalist honor for victorious Lenox (8-4).

"Brendan is becoming much more consistent," said Lenox coach Dick Salinetti. "For an eighth grader, I'm very impressed."

Hayden was the only golfer on either team to crack 40.

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Lenox (181) — Max DiGrigoli 48, Brendan Hayden 39, Noah Hunter 44, Ricky Armstrong 50, Ben Haddad 50, Emma Butler 50.

Drury (212) — Connor Kelly 53, Justyn Cowell 51, Davion Barton 53, Seth Dupee 55, Jonathan Cornell 58, Owen Vereschi 69.

High school volleyball

Lenox 3, Taconic 0

LENOX — The Millionaires scored a 25-4, 25-17, 25-6 win over visiting Taconic.

For Lenox (10-1), Kristen Miller had three kills and two digs, Kayanna Black had three kills, two digs and a block, while Katie Colvin had seven kills two aces and two blocks.

Lee 3, Pittsfield 1

PITTSFIELD — Host Pittsfield gave Lee a tough time, but in the end, the Wildcats emerged victorious. The set scores were 26-28, 25-11, 25-6, 25-23.

"The big thing was," Pittsfield coach Brian Lawton said, "we got tense in the second game and we let it get to us."

For Lee, Suriana Lee had 28 assists, Lydia Morawiec had 11 kills, Bailey Thomas had 13 kills and seven aces while Anna Wang had 24 digs.

Pittsfield's Kamea Quetti had 11 kills, Aimee Boulais had seven kills and four digs, Brennah Brickle had 25 assists, while Anna Quinto had three kills and two blocks.


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