The week started in great fashion as the boys’ basketball Coaches vs. Cancer Classic raised close $10,000 on Jan. 5 to help battle cancer.
This week’s highlights: Tyler Picard notched 28 points for the Mount Greylock boys’ basketball team on Jan. 10. ... Greylock’s Eric Leitch scored a hat trick for the St. Joseph’s hockey team on Jan. 5. ... McCann Tech’s boys’ basketball team grabbed it’s first victory of the season and ran with it, recording three wins this week.
Greylock boys’ alpine
Look back: The Mounties picked up their first win of the season in the first race of the year on Jan. 9. Ryan Kuhn finished third and Nick DiSanti took fourth to pace the Mounties to victory. Niko Santori also snuck into the top 10. In the second race, Greylock took second place. Kuhn took fourth place and DiSanti was fifth. Santori took 10th.
Look ahead: The Mounties are back at it on Jan. 14 for the final Giant Slalom race of the season.
Greylock girls’ alpine
Look back: The Mounties took fifth place in both the first and second races of the season. Abby Wiseman was the top Mountie in the first race of the year, finishing 14th. Mercer Greenwald took 19th. Wiseman moved up to 10th place in the second meet of the season and Greenwald finished 20th.
Look ahead: The Mounties will look to continue their improvements
Drury boys’ basketball
Look back: Nick Trombley’s four 3-pointers weren’t enough to lift the Blue Devils past Pittsfield on Jan. 7. Pittsfield squeaked out a 73-69 victory in overtime. It was on of three losses this week for the Blue Devils, who fall to 1-5. Nolan Bird led the team in scoring in all three games.
Look ahead: A tough four-game-in-seven-day stretch is behind Drury, but it doesn’t get any easier. The Blue Devils challenge St. Joseph’s on Jan. 15 and then Wahconah on Jan. 18.
Hoosac boys’ basketball
Look back: Trevor Alibozek scored 20 points to lead the Hurricanes past Wahconah on Jan. 7, 45-36. It was the only highlight in an otherwise dismal week for the Hurricanes. Lee handed Hoosac a 61-41 loss on Jan. 5 in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. Then on Jan. 10, Pittsfield and Amancho Adopo rolled over the Hurricanes 66-44. Adopo recorded a triple-double with 24 points, 21 rebounds and 11 assists.
Look ahead: It’s a light week for the Hurricanes. They play Taconic on Jan. 18 in their only game of the week.
McCann boys’ basketball
Look back: In their busiest week of the season, the Hornets made some strong strides going 3-1. The only loss came on the final shot against Lenox on Jan. 8. Shane Fuller had a game-high 12 points in a 70-37 win over Westfield Vocational on Jan. 10. It was Chad Raimer who led the Hornets past Franklin on Jan. 7, with 13 points. Kyle Parada had a big night with eight blocks against Franklin. The Jan. 5 win over Mount Everett in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic was the team’s first win of the year.
Look ahead: The Hornets challenge Pathfinder and Dean Tech this week. Both are important league contests.
Greylock boys’ basketball
Look back: Tyler Picard’s 28 points and 17 rebounds pushed the Mounties to their fourth straight win, 70-56 over Turners Falls. Tyrell Thomas scored 17 points in a big Berkshire County win over Lee on Jan. 7, and his 16 points and 14 rebounds paced a 59-48 win over Drury in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.
Look ahead: The Mounties host Wahconah on Jan. 14 and Monument on Jan. 18.
Drury girls’ basketball
Look back: Danielle Racette’s 17 points weren’t enough to lift the Blue Devils over Pittsfield on Jan. 7. The Jan. 11 game against Monument was postponed to Jan. 26.
Look ahead: The Blue Devils host rival Hoosac Valley on Jan. 7. This will be the Transcripts "Game of the Week." The staff will be on hand to live-blog and record video interviews after the game. Drury plays Mount Greylock on Jan. 17 and then plays in the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament on Jan. 19.
Hoosac girls’ basketball
Look back: The Hurricanes were outscored 18-3 in the first quarter of an important South Division matchup against Lenox on Jan. 8. Then the Hurricanes went on a tear, they outscored Lenox 34-7 over the next two quarters and stayed unbeaten in the division with a 47-35 victory. Balanced scoring was key for the Hurricanes, led by Tori Rumbolt’s eight points.
Look ahead: The Hurricanes will attempt to avenge a Dec. 19 loss to Drury in Cheshire on Jan. 14 when they visit North Adams. This will be the Transcripts "Game of the Week." The staff will be on hand to live-blog and record video interviews after the game. They also play Taconic on Jan. 17. Although, it has not officially been determined, the Hurricanes will most likely get a rematch with Lenox in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Jan. 19.
McCann girls’ basketball
Look back: Mary Nguyen’s 18 points and 10 steals launched the Hornets past Putnam, 41-26 on Jan. 11. Eileen Zajac had 13 rebounds in the game.
Look ahead: The Hornets will play Sci Tech and Southwick this week, as well as a game in the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament on Jan. 19. The Sci Tech game will be played at Sci Tech, as the teams swapped home dates.
Greylock girls’ basketball
Look back: Mackenzie Flynn scored 11 points for the Mounties, but Lenox rolled to a 52-33 victory on Jan. 11.
Look ahead: The Mounties play host to Drury on Jan. 17 before playing in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Jan. 19.
St. Joseph’s hockey
Look back: The Crusaders scored a 7-0 victory over Mount Everett in their lone contest this week. Eric Leitch had a hat trick in the contest and Andrew Leitch made 15 saves for the shutout.
Look ahead: The Crusaders challenge Wahconah on Jan. 12.
Look back: The Warriors were off this week, giving the school’s all-time leading scorer Ryan Ouimet time to heal an upper body injury suffered in the Taconic win on Jan. 2.
Look ahead: Coach Don Disbrow was unsure if Ouimet will play, but the Warriors get back on the ice against St. Joseph’s on Jan. 12.
Hoosac boys’ nordic
Look back: Hoosac Valley finished seventh in the second meet of the season at Wahconah on Jan. 5. Justin Barnes was the top finisher for the Hurricanes, coming in 22nd. Jared Haley took 24th.
Look ahead: The Hurricanes travel to Prospect for the fourth meet of the season on Jan. 12.
Hoosac girls’ nordic
Look back: Danielle Beauchemin was the top Hurricane at Wahconah. She finished 22nd to pace Hoosac to an eighth-place finish.
Look ahead: Hoosac will be at Prospect on Jan. 12.
Greylock boys’ nordic
Look back: The Mounties continued their dominant start by taking first place yet again. Alex White, Will Kirby and Will Nolan occupied the top three slots for Greylock. Sean Houston, Matt Wiseman, Derek Wood and Jake Foehl also recorded top-10 finishes.
Look ahead: Greylock will look to continue league dominance at Prospect on Jan. 12.
Greylock girls’ nordic
Look back: Kat Chenail finished second and the Mounties took first place as a team at Wahconah on Jan. 5. Alexandra DeVeaux, Sophia Dastoli, Alexa Adams, Chloe Anderson and Sophie Gerry all took top-10 finishes for Greylock.
Look ahead: The Mounties will look to expand on their first-place lead at Prospect on Jan. 12.
Hoosac boys’ swimming
Look back: Mike DiSanti was the only winner for Hoosac against Taconic on Jan. 11. He also recorded the only wins against Wahconah on Jan. 8.
Look ahead: The Hurricanes wrap up their season this week with meets at Taconic Hills and at St. Joseph’s.
Hoosac girls’ swimming
Look back: The Hurricanes picked up two victories this week. Julia Whitney and Emma Whitney were double winners against Taconinc on Jan. 11. Liz Bernardy and Michaella Veccherelli were also double winners against Wahconahon Jan. 8.
Look ahead: Hoosac visits Taconic Hills on Jan. 15 and ends the year on Jan. 18 at St. Joseph’s. It’s not the end of the road for all the Hurricanes, however. Several have qualified for the Western Massachusetts meet.
Look back: Led by David O’Brien, Mitch Graves and Travis Hilchey, the Mounties won nine of 14 weight classes against Monument Mountain to snag an important 46-26 win on Jan. 9. The win moves the Mounties to 13-1 and 2-0 in the county.
Look ahead: It’s a busy week for the Mounties. They head to the Belchertown Duals on Jan. 12 and then get back into county action with a Jan. 16 match against Mount Everett. They head to Essex for the Essex Classic on Jan. 18 and 19.