ADAMS -- Chad Alibozek was even-par through the first seven holes. Then the Hoosac Valley senior showed just how good he can be. He birdied the 8th hole and eagled the par-4 9th to complete his 3-under 31 on Wednesday. It wasn't enough, however, as the Pittsfield golf team earned a 2-stroke victory over the Hurricanes, 161-163.
Hurricanes coach Jay Sniezek said he's not sure if he's seen such a low score in a high school match at Forest Park Country Club.
"The 31 is almost ridiculous," Sniezek said. "He's putting very well. He's confident with the putter."
The difference for the Generals was a little more depth. Adam Brickle and Ryan Grande each shot 38 for the winners while Jake Matthews had a 42.
"I knew we had to shoot around a 160 to win," Sniezek said. "We were close. They just had more depth."
Drury boys' soccer
NORTH ADAMS -- Ryan Ouimet scored two second-half goals to fuel the Blue Devils' first win of the season.
Ouimet scored in the 47th minute off a pass from Cam Lesure (who scored the next goal) and again 25 minutes later for some extra insurance with the assist credited to Jacob Groves (who scored the game's first goal).
"The kids are really starting to come together," coach Greg Caproni said. He added that his message to the team before the game was to put its efforts from the last three games together. It did and it proved successful.
Joe Liporace made nine saves in goal for
McCann boys' soccer
SPRINGFIELD -- It started out well for the Hornets. But once Commerce scored its first goal, it was downhill from there.
Josh Budaj and Chad Raimer combined to give the Hornets a two-goal lead just 10:49 into the game. But Commerce scored three times in 7:13 and four total in the first half en route to a 9-4 rout.
"I think [Commerce] just got warmed up," coach Adam Kozik said. "[Eyasu Michael] is just an unstoppable player. We couldn't mark him no matter who we put on him.
"Once they started scoring goals, they just relaxed and fired shots."
McCann answered the three quick Commerce goals with a tally by Shane Fuller to tie the game, but Commerce went ahead for good just 2:09 later.
Ian Grimaldi's tally with 5:22 left was the senior's first-career goal.
PITTSFIELD -- At the Berkshire Hills Country Club, host Taconic (9-3) qualified for the Western Massachusetts Division II Tournament with a 164-176 win over Drury.
"This is an awesome win for us," Taconic coach Mike Hillman said. "This was our first goal to make the Western Mass. tournament. If we play well we can go to states. It's a lot of weight off our backs."
Taconic's Mitch Omelenchuck and Liam Nolan shared medalist honors with 4-over-par 39s on the Berkshire Hills front nine.
ADAMS -- McCann had a rough day at Forest Park Country Club when Frontier paid the Hornets a visit. The Redhawks easily beat the Hornets, 231 2 - 1 2.
Ryan Meehan's 60 earned the Hornets their only 1 2 point of the day. Dylan Jordan's 48 was the team's low score while Robert Ferriter had a birdie and shot 58.
DALTON -- Cam Collins earned medalist honors by firing a 37 for the Warriors on the par-35 front nine at Wahconah Country Club. It helped the Warriors beat still winless Mount Greylock 170-188.
Wahconah coach Peter Terpak said he was pleased with Collins' round and the Warriors' score, which is their lowest of the season.
"Finally, [Collins is] my captain and he's been struggling," Terpak said. "He played pretty steady. I'm happy for him to finally break free."
Matt Wiseman led Greylock with a 43.
Drury cross country
LENOX -- Millionaire runners swept the individual races Wednesday, as Lenox won all of its boys and girls duals at home.
Scott Carpenter's winning time of 16:32 on the boys' side, followed by teammate and runner-up Tucker McNinch (17:12), helped the Millionaires hold off Monument Mountain 25-31. Lenox also beat Drury 15-50.
All other boys duals were 15-50 wins -- Monument over Mount Everett, Wahconah over Everett and BART, and Wahconah over Drury.
On the girls' side, Lenox beat both Drury and Everett by 15-50 scores. Wahconah beat Drury 20-43, while Monument beat BART and Everett by 15-50 scores.
Hannah McClusky's winning time was 20:48 for Lenox, followed by teammate Liz Jarck in 21:24.