TURNERS FALLS — Superintendent Richard Martin and Athletic Director Joseph Gamache wish to congratulate student athletes at the Franklin County Technical School on a successful fall sports season.
FCTS offers six teams during the fall for both boys and girls. Teams compete in the Pioneer Valley League.
“This was a very strong season for our teams, and it was great to see our student athletes back competing this year after the pandemic put sports in the region on hold,” Director Gamache said.
The following is a run-down of fall sports at FCTS this year:
The field hockey team is 12-1-4 overall and 12-0-2 in league play, and have earned the number 1 seed in the District 1 (Western Mass.) Class C Tournament. They will host number 4 seed Turners Falls in the semifinal game today.
They have also qualified for the MIAA Division 4 State Tournament.
The volleyball team lost to number 2 seed Easthampton 3-0 on Tuesday in their first tournament game since 2010. They battled through the three sets and lost 28-26 in the final frame. Lea Chapman and Emily Ryan were standouts throughout the match.
The team is now 9-9 overall and 8-6 in league play. They host Springfield Renaissance School on Thursday at 6 p.m. and need to win in order to qualify for the MIAA State Tournament.
The boys soccer team is 9-8 overall and 9-7 in league play. They close out regular season play on Thursday when they travel to Smith Vocational School for a 4 p.m. start.
The team has also qualified for the MIAA State Tournament and will find out their seed, time, and location for their game at this weekend’s seeding meeting.
The girls soccer team is 2-14 overall and 2-12 in league play. They travel to Gateway today for a 6 p.m. start. They will also host Putnam Vocational High School on Friday at 4 p.m. to close out their season.
The football team is 2-5 overall and 1-3 in league play. They travel to Athol on Friday for a 7 p.m. start.
The golf team finished their regular season 10-1 overall and 10-0 in league play, winning the league title. This is the fourth consecutive league title for the team.
“We wish to congratulate all student-athletes for their hard work and dedication during the fall athletics season,” Superintendent Martin said. “Athletics are such an important and valuable part of the high school experience. We are glad that sports were able to return in full this year and that our athletes represented us so well and showed great sportsmanship all season long.”