by Meghan Self
This year Frontier Golf has finished their season with a 13-1 recorded. This year there were two seniors, Brian Bowman and Porter Clancy they brought leadership to the team. Next year the team will be Losing Brian Bowman and Porter Clancy. This year they played 4th overall in Western Mass and they won their league for the 5th straight year. Gnar Moore an 8th Grader and Mikey Corduff in 11th Grade both individually qualified for States. Gnar placed 10th in States and Mikey placed 5th. According to Mikey Corduff. “Most of we relied on our 5th and 6th spots, without them we would have lost” “We showed up half an hour late to Western Mass”. They have a good young team and will be pumped and ready for the next golf season.
The Frontier Boys Soccer has finished their season with a 5-10-3 record. “This year we had a lot of returning varsity players from last year” Explained Coach Horton. The returning varsity players from last year really helped the guys understand how we needed to prepare and play in order to be successful. This year they brought some new players to the team that had a lot of club experience that they brought to the team.
This year they had an exceptional senior class: Sam Felton-Emrick, Ben Morse, Ethan DeMaio, Tenzin Tsundue,Elliot Johnson, Nick Jarvis, Patrick McGranaghan, Connor Waitkus, Ben Morse, and Victor Mcnut. Each and every one lead in their own way this season. Conflict resolution is definitely one of their strong characteristics in terms of leadership.. The way these players on the field provide an example that I hope other players will emulate in terms of competitiveness.
Unfortunately we weren’t able to find a team focus that was consistent throughout the year and we lost several games to weaker competition because of that. At times our team play took a back seat to individual play and our results show that. I believe that we are one of the most competitive Division 3 teams in Western Mass and because of that we play a tough schedule with 50% of our games against Div 1 opponents. Unfortunately our record against those
opponents 1-8 ultimately led to our not qualifying for the postseason
Frontier Girls Soccer
The Frontier Girls Soccer team has finished their season with a 11-5-3 record. This year there were seniors that showed many ways of leadership all in their own way. Natalie Denkiewicz She is upfront about what the team needs to do. Victoria Speth – Tori is one of the most positive players that are on our team. She encourages and is always there to help pick her teammates up. Claudia Rajballi – She works hard during the games and practices. Expects a lot out of herself, but she also knows how to have fun. Jessica Wrisley- Jess is a hardworking individual who knows how to get things done.
This postseason the girls went to face Mount Greylock at 6;00pm on November 5th. The game was close and went into Penalty Shootouts unfortunately they lost in the Penalty Shootout.
“This year we really enjoyed players coming back this season” “Having a lot of returning players has been extremely helpful”, “especially when it came to learning the system that we are currently playing” Said Coach Philip. “For the most part the team are all on the same page as what it is that we are trying to accomplish and the strategy we using to accomplish our goals” “This year we struggled with Finishing”. “We have such potential to be a dangerous threat on our offensive end, but seem to have a hard time putting the ball in the back of the net”. Also thank you for our assistant coach Tom Scanlon singing “free falling” after games.
The Frontier Volleyball team went 14-8 in regular season and is continuing their playoff run. The team now heads to State Semifinals November 13th at four o’clock. The volleyball team won the D3 Western Mass tournament on Saturday with a 3-0 sweep of #1 seeded Lee HS. It was the program’s 15th consecutive WMass championship. It may seem like this is an annual event, or that this is somehow easy, but I assure you it isn’t. The team has struggled this year with the adjustment of graduating 5 senior starters from last season. 2 were voted All State. Olivia Deane and Reilly Isler are our only 2 returning players with significant court time last season. We have a mix of new starters that range from senior Jalen Sullivan, playing a different position as outside hitter, to Juniors Olivia Rosewarne setting, Charlotte Doulette playing middle, Morgan Martineau playing on the right side, and senior Kimani Toposki has been playing middle or right side depending on our offensive system being used. We are actually starting two freshmen. Jillian Apanell playing middle and Sydney Scanlon setting when we run our two setter offense. Abbe Roberts has been our “fire extinguisher” contributing in multiple roles where needed.
It’s been a big adjustment from last year. We struggled at times during the regular season. We were only 4-4 in our league. Our record to get seeded into the playoffs was just 10-8. So to be able to win Western Mass with so many new pieces and beat the top seed is highly satisfying and I’ve very proud of the effort of these young women. I’m asked if this gets “old”. The answer is NO! We have a different team every year. Jalen Sullivan is a senior but this is her first year playing significant time. Sydney and Jillian are Freshmen, and playing their first year on varsity. It’s certainly not “old” to them. Congratulations to all the other Red Hawk teams on their efforts this season and to Field Hockey for their Championship!
The Frontier Football team has finished their season with a 6-3 recorded closing out their playoff run on November 11 against Chicopee. Frontier was able to secure the Inter County League North League Title seeing undefeated in League Play.This year we had a strong team including some new kids that transferred to Frontier. This year the motto was Championship or bust. This year they really wanted to focus a little more on the passing part of offense. Last year you would almost never see the ball being passed this year they passed the ball more than ever really benefiting for the team. With a 6-3 record, there are two games left for the season against Ludlow this Friday night at Home, and our annual Thanksgiving Eve Game against Mohawk, also here at home.
The Frontier Field Hockey team went 16-2-1 continuing their playoff run November 12th against Hopedale at 5:00pm. Frontier had an amazing Western Mass Finale against Greenfield which ended up in double overtime. In double overtime Emily Demaio scored the winning goal making them Western mass champions. This year the seniors were Cassidy Bardwell, Lily Spencer, Olivia Vecellio,Emily Roberts, Amanda Fuller and Grace Wesoloski these seniors brought the team to a whole new level with their leadership.
Coaches Smith and Flynn lost a number of their star runners in the 2019 graduation class. Despite this setback, both the boys team and girls team scored top in their leagues and ended up having one of their runners, an eighth grader Leah Gump running 25th in Western Mass. Leah will be advancing into the State Championship at Gardner Municipal Golf Course this Saturday, November 16 at 11 AM. Some of the other runners will be attending to cheer her on. As for regular season, girls had a record of 11-1, only losing to Mohawk Regional. Boys Cross Country had a similarly successful record, with both teams obtaining a high status in the League, with the boys team becoming League Champions. The team wishes luck to Leah and anticipates more girls, as well as boys, to make States next season.