Mentor wins slalom at MIAA State Alpine Championships

March 12, 2012

GREATER SPRINGFIELD — Longmeadow High School skier John Mentor placed first in the slalom and third in the giant slalom (GS) at the recent Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association State Alpine Championships at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area on Feb. 28.

Mentor finished his run in the slalom in 34.19 seconds and completed the GS in 45.51.

Steven Grow took 92nd in the slalom (40.07) and 82nd in the GS (50.84) for Longmeadow, while Niles Ackerman finished 111th in the slalom (42.4) and 96th in the GS (52.74).

On the girls' side, Camile Burger took 31st in the slalom (40.06) and 51st in the GS (53.0) for the Lancers. Katherine Frick had the best Longmeadow run in the GS (52.61), while finishing 90th in the slalom (44.28).

Jessica Dee placed 63rd in the GS (54.21) while coming in 83rd in the slalom (43.88). Samantha Grodsky placed 87th and 91st in the slalom (44.14) and GS (59.89), respectively.

Paul Leckey led Minnechaug with a 66th-place finish in the slalom with at time of 38.44 and 87th in the GS (51.14). Jordan Leckey finished 89th in the slalom (39.84) and 94th in the GS (52.55).

Justine Ross finished 68th in the slalom (42.77) and 76th in the GS (56.34) for the Falcons girls team.

Castleman has solid start

SPRINGFIELD — Freshman goalie Emily Castleman of Wilbraham turned in a solid performance in her collegiate debut by compiling 10 saves in 51 minutes, seven seconds as the Western New England (WNE) women's lacrosse team posted a convincing 16-4 victory over Manhattanville in the season opener for both squads on March 3.

She followed that up with an outstanding outing with 18 saves, including three against Michelle Dorsey, who was her former teammate at Minnechaug Regional High School for the past four years.

Dorsey, in her collegiate debut, beat Castleman with a goal, while adding three assists, six ground balls, and two caused turnovers.

Stack records hat trick

SOUTH HADLEY — Junior attacker Maura Stack of Wilbraham dished out two assists to go with a hat trick for the Westfield State University (WSU) women's lacrosse team, but the Owls fell to Mount Holyoke College, 15-12, on March 7.

Regan competes at ECACs

NEW YORK CITY — Pat Regan was part of a 4-by-800 meter relay team that finished ninth with a season-best clocking of 10:11.86 at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III indoor track and field championships at The Armory in New York City on March 2 and 3.

Dorsey's hat trick paces SC

SPRINGFIELD — Freshman midfielder Michelle Dorsey of Wilbraham followed up her four-point performance against WNE with another one in a 17-15 overtime win against Plymouth State on March 7.

Dorsey tallied three goals and assisted another for the Pride.

Smith leads UMass past Albany

AMHERST — Junior attacker Kyle Smith of Longmeadow tallied three goals and two assists to lead the fifth-ranked University of Massachusetts men's lacrosse team to a 17-7 victory over Albany on March 6.

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