By Meghan Self ’22
Varsity softball is heading to the tournament for the second year in a row, with their best record in three years. They ended the regular season 13-7. The team’s strengths are offensive, power and team defense. They have scored 150 runs in 20 games, plating double digit runs in 8 games. “Defensively, our infield and outfield have combined to turn 8 double plays, and they have more than enough great catches and throws to fill ESPN’s Top Ten Plays.” Says coach Dean, “This team has worked hard all season fighting for a spot in the Western Mass tournament.”
Softball is going strong in the Western Mass tournament defeating Belchertown round 1. They are going up against Easthampton at 6/10 4:00.
The Frontier baseball team has wrapped up the regular season, posting a 17-3 record. This group of men have stayed motivated and focused even through some tough times.
This team is stacked with upperclassmen who will lead the team to playoffs in June. Captains Matt Hildreth, Kiernan Freeman, and Kalen Evans, along with an overflow of talented juniors have been the backbone of the team for three years. This year the leaders of the tem have faced challenges that came their way head-on. According to coach Williams, “We picked ourselves up off the ground, took the Hampshire West crown, and are playing our best baseball of the season at this point in time”. The entire lineup has been hitting the ball hard, running the bases with a purpose, and making plays for the pitching staff. They illustrated that the other night defeating the Hopkins Division one school with a 7th inning comeback win for the regular season finale.
The goal is to meet the Berkshires in the finals for the second year in a row. They are confident that this group will stay focused and determined through the post season and get to their goal on June 15th.
Playoff Game 1 – (today) June 6 vs Putnam at 2pm
This year Frontiers boys track team came in full speed winning the intercounty division with a perfect score 7-0. Congratulations to Phaelon Koski for winning the 400m hurdles with a time of 57.88 at the Western Mass Division 2 Championship.
Girls track finished 6 and 2 this year, second place in the Suburban League. A huge number of girls, 75, participated on the team. Jenna Martin and Marisela Ackerman led team scoring. Former standout athlete Brenna Bean joined the coaching staff, specializing in pole vault. Over 40 girls had two or more personal bests in their events during the season. The team’s strength developed from its youth, its attitude, and it’s incredibly hard work.
Graduating seniors, Jenna, CHEL, Lizzie, Ivy, Paige E, Paige M, and Emily will surely be missed. According to coach Smith, their contributions for six years have been incredible.
This year Frontier Tennis began their season with two expectations to work as hard as they could to improve performance and to just play have fun this season. This team this year has work hard, and played with honor for their school. They have built the foundation for the Frontier Tenis program and are looking forward to keep on building it. They unfortunately lost to the number 2 seed Greenfield in the quarterfinals if the Western Mass Boys Team Tournament.
The Frontier ultimate team yet again, displayed their talent and dedication to the spring club, sport at the school with their success this year. The group has pioneered the ultimate program that had started with humble beginnings, to a respectable team in the western mass area. The team had their first appearance at the Amherst Invitational this year and placed just behind NMH to grab second in the B division. Another outstanding regular season record was the product of the team’s hard work this year. The Frontier Ultimate team continues to show improvements and promise for an even more successful future for the program.
As always, many of the games are available at FCATmedia YouTube Channel