A Recap of Four Recent Holyoke High Events


Samantha Brennan, Digital Editor

The league champion boys volleyball team has advanced to the round of 16 in the state tournament. Willie Lopez ‘23, setter and outside player, was asked to comment on how the game went. He stated that the team “was nervous but came to play. We maintained a lead the whole game versus Bellingham.” The final score of the sets were 3-0. The boys team will be advancing to round sixteen, where their new competitors will either be King Phillip or Greater New Bedford.


The 2022 Powderpuff took place on Roberts Field on May 27th. The annual battle between the Junior girls versus Senior girls returned after a three year hiatus due to COVID-19. The stands were full and the football players were the cheerleaders. Junior Francesca Crescentini commented on the event, saying that it was “really fun, totally brought spirit to the school and overall was a great send off for the seniors.” Senior Dylan Kennedy officiated the game, which the Seniors won by a final score of 18 to 6.


The semesterly Spring Music and Arts show was on May 24th. The auditorium was filled with friends and family of the students performing. The string orchestra, bell choir, and intro to band classes performed a classic composition. After a brief intermission took place in which everyone was able to display  the art projects students have been working on all semester with art teachers Mr. Greaney and Mr. Duran. Later on when the intermission briefed, all of the Madrigals performed. The event was very exciting and enjoyed by both attendees and performers alike. Mark Todd, music teacher, bell and choir conductor, commented that the evening “was great,” later adding that “all the factions of the fine arts department came together and did a fine presentation of their work, both visual and performance”.  


The Western Mass qualifying track and field meet took place at Roberts Field on May 20th. High schools from all over Western Mass came together to race on the track and compete in the field events. The proceeding athletes qualified to run at the meet:  Elijah Quinn ran the 2 mile, Francesca Crescentini ran the 200 and 4×100 relay, Gavin Sullivan ran the 400. Veronica Colon ran the 100, 400, and 4×100 relay. Jael Cabrera ran the 100. Kaiya Thomas ran the 100 and 4×100. Siobhan Armstrong ran the 4×100. Additionally, Dylan Lubold threw Javelin. Jaden Diaz threw the shot put and Javelin. Manager Sarah Kaifer ‘23 stated that she was “very proud of everyone, they all did very good!”