Look back: The Mounties were in danger of falling into a bad position in the South Division on Sept. 18. Trailing Hoosac by one and unable to mount a consistent offensive attack, it looked as though they would fall to 1-2-1 on the season in a crucial South matchup. It turned into a pretty good day for the Mounties, though. Kelsey Orpin tied the game and Alex Majetich converted a penalty kick with one second on the clock to get the victory. Orpin and teammate Sophie Leamon then led the way in another crucial divisional matchup against Drury, winning 3-0.
Look ahead: The tough teams keep on coming for the Mounties. Greylock will travel to Wahconah on Sept. 24 before getting a crack at unbeaten Pittsfield on Sept. 27 and finishing the week against Cathedral on Sept. 29.
Drury boys' soccer
Look back: The Blue Devils grabbed an early lead over Lee, but gave up five straight goals. It was the only game of the week for Drury, as a Sept. 18 contest against Mount Everett was moved to Oct. 3.
Look ahead: The Blue Devils play host to Pittsfield on Sept. 27 and by the time the game is over, one team will have a win this season. Both will enter the game with a goose egg in the win column as they work on rebuilding their programs.
Hoosac boys' soccer
Look back: In the Hurricanes' only game of the week, they took care of business on the road
Look ahead: The Hurricanes will host coach Camilo Bermudez's former team on Sept. 24 when St. Joseph's visits. It's the first game of two-game week for Hoosac. The Hurricanes also take on Wahconah on Sept. 28.
Look back: It was a week of first for several Hornets. Kevin Dowling scored his first career goal in a big win over Mount Everett on Sept. 19. P.J. Laliberte notched his first career shutout against Putnam on Sept. 21, and Evan LeMire got his first goal of the season in that game. The win over Putnam keeps McCann undefeated (2-0) in Tri-County II.
Look ahead: The Hornets have a very important week. They will host Pioneer Valley Christian School on Sept. 25 and then travel to Commerce on Sept. 28, which is a crucial division game.
Look back: Nathan Majumder and Benni McComish continued to shine for the Mounties offense. Majumder had a hat trick and McComish had three assists in the only game of the week for the Mounties on Sept. 21. A Sept. 18 showdown against Monument was postponed. No date was announced for the make up game.
Look ahead: The Mounties will put their unbeaten record on the line three times this week. They will host Wahconah on Sept. 24 and then travel to Hampden Charter on Sept. 26 before finishing the week on Sept. 28 against Lee.
Drury cross country
Look back: The Drury girls dropped its lone meet this week to Monument Mountain. Tia Brown was the top finisher for the Blue Devils, crossing the finish as the No. 26 runner. She did lead the race for a short time.
The boys also lost to Monument Mountain. Mark Schmidt and Cody Crosier were the top finishers for Drury.
Look ahead: The Blue Devil boys will get back onto the trail this week against BART and Wahconah on Sept. 28 at Lenox. The girls will also be at Lenox squaring off against BART. They will be up against Taconic, as well.
Look back: The Hoosac girls picked up a victory over Mount Everett, 15-50 on Sept. 19. Kalyn Alibozek sat out the race with an ankle sprain, but should be back this week. Sydnee Gallup was the top finisher for the Hurricanes. Hannah Folino and Cassidy McMahon also finished in the top 25 for Hoosac.
The boys picked up a win over Mount Everett. Travis Ciempa finished fourth. Jared Haley, Austin Poulton and William Martischnig finished in the top 25.
Look ahead: The boys have a difficult meet on Sept. 27 at Mount Greylock. They will be facing Pittsfield and Monument Mountain, both division front-runners. The girls will take on just Pittsfield, which is a tough-enough task on its own.
Look back: The girls had a difficult meet against Granby and Pioneer. Zoe Loughman and Sarah Puricelli took top-10 finishes.
On the boys' side, the Hornets also had a tough meet. McCann was defeated by Granby and Pioneer. Justin Schneider finished third for the boys. Mike Moreno was 12th in his second-ever cross country meet. Mitchell Garner took 13th overall.
Look ahead: Both McCann Tech teams hit the road for the first time this season on Sept. 25. They will take on St. Mary's and Palmer at St. Mary's. The Hornets will then return home for three straight meets in October.
Look back: A three-year unbeaten streak within the county came to an end on Sept. 19 against Lenox, 25-30. Emily Kaegi took the top spot in the race and Kat Chenail was fourth. Jenna Phelps, Stephanie Adamczyk, Laura Galib, Holly Ann Haskins, Amalia Leamon and Sophia Dastoli all finished within the top 25.
The boys swept the Sept. 19 meet, beating Lenox and edging Monument Mountain in a tie-breaker. Will Kirby took third place overall. Carter Stripp was the next Mountie across the line, finishing sixth. Will Nolan, Sam Kobrin, Archer Greenhalgh, Jake Kobrin and Tommy Kirby all took top 25 finishes.
Look ahead: It will be a tough meet for both Mountie squads on Sept. 27 when they host their first meet of the year. The boys will take on Pittsfield and get a rematch against Monument. The girls will try to keep pace with Lenox for the county title when they take on Pittsfield.
Drury girls' soccer
Look back: Because of the rain, the Blue Devils played only one game this week, losing to Mount Greylock 3-0 on Sept. 20. The Sept. 18 game against Lee has been pushed to Oct. 8.
Look ahead: It will be a busy week for the Blue Devils. On Sept. 24, they travel to Lenox to face the defending Western Massachusetts Division III champs. On Sept. 27, Drury will take on another North Division team in Taconic before rounding out the week against South Division foe St. Joseph's at home. At 1-3, Drury needs to start finding some wins.
Look back: The Hurricanes suffered their first loss of the season this week, losing with one second left on the clock in the pouring rain to Mount Greylock on Sept. 18. The Hurricanes didn't waste any time getting back on track, however. Hoosac handed Mount Everett a 7-0 loss on Sept. 20. Danielle Beauchemin got the scoring started 90 seconds into the game and the Hurricanes never looked back.
Look ahead: It will be another tough week coming up for the Hurricanes. They host unbeaten Pittsfield on Sept. 24 and get Frontier on Sept. 26 followed by Monument Mountain on Sept. 27.
Look back: The Hornets stayed unbeaten this week, beating Putnam on Sept. 21 6-0. McCann still has not allowed a goal on the season and Mary Nguyen has scored 13 goals on the year, after tallying four against Putnam. She now has 99 career points.
Look ahead: A heavy rainstorm may have helped Nguyen, a senior, reach 100 points at home. The Sept. 18 game against Renaissance was canceled and rescheduled to Sept. 24 at McCann. However, it forces McCann to play four important games that week. The Hornets will face league foes St. Mary's, Pathfinder and Renaissance, in addition to Mount Everett.
Look back: A tough, unbeaten Lenox team handed Drury a 159-181 loss on Sept. 20. Earlier in the week the Blue Devils defeated the Mounties 183-195.
Look ahead: After a tough week, the Blue Devils get right back at it on Sept. 25 against Pittsfield. Drury needs to win three more matches in order to qualify for the postseason tournament.
Hoosac Valley golf
Look back: Chad Alibozek made four birdies on Sept. 20 against Lee. Matt Burdick and Keith Pero each birdied a hole, as well. It was just the third win for the Hurricanes this season.
Look ahead: Hoosac has a busy week coming up. The Hurricanes will be in action three days in a row taking on Taconic, Wahconah and Mount Everett.
McCann Tech golf
Look back: The Hornets are still winless on the season, but coach Matt Barlin says his team is "learning how to play the right way." The team put up a season-high seven points in a Sept. 17 loss to Green field and again against Franklin Tech on Sept. 21. They also had two matches postponed this week.
Look ahead: McCann will visit Turners Falls on Sept. 27. It will be a true test of how far the Hornets have come this month. They were shut out on Sept. 6 against Turners Falls.
Mount Greylock golf
Look back: The Mounties are improving this year, but that doesn't change the fact it has been a tough season for the young team. Mike Strizzi shot a 46 on Sept. 20 for his team's low score against Mount Everett.
Look ahead: Greylock will visit St. Joseph's and Taconic this week.
Mount Greylock volleyball
Look back: The growing pains continue for a young Mountie squad. Greylock was beaten in straight sets by both Lenox and Monument this week. Coach Phil Paul is optimistic, however, as the scores keep improving.
Look ahead: Greylock will travel to host Mount Everett, who picked up its first win Sept. on Sept. 25, in a match of two very similar teams.