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JERREY ROBERTS
Katherine Miner, of Frontier Regional, high jumps during a meet against Southwick Thursday at Frontier. She took first place in this event.

Thursday’s high school recaps: Big fourth inning leads Holyoke Catholic to win in shorten game

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Holyoke Catholic baseball put up 10 hits and 13 runs in the fourth inning Thursday as the Gaels run-ruled Sci-Tech 20-5 at home. Dorian Guidi drove in five runs, including a three-run triple for Catholic (4-3, 2-1 Bi-County North). Tom Heavren went 3 for 3 with a double and a walk, Ben Modzelesky was 2 for 2 with three … 0

Thursday’s high school tennis recaps: Calvin Lin leads Hurricanes to win over East Longmeadow

Friday, April 25, 2014

Amherst Regional’s Calvin Lin was pulled up from doubles and won his first singles match at the No. 2 spot to help the Hurricanes to a 4-1 home victory over East Longmeadow Thursday. Lin won 7-6 (6), 6-1 over Matt Donavan, while Andy Zyskowski cruised over Ryan Powell 6-1, 6-4 at No. 1 singles. The Amherst doubles squads — Danny St. John and … 0

Former UMass basketball center Luke Bonner plays major role in effort by Northwestern football players to join union

Thursday, April 24, 2014

It would have been easy for Luke Bonner to say no. He has a full-time job at the GYK Antler marketing firm in New Hampshire, runs a nonprofit foundation and is getting married this summer. He’s not lacking for things to fill his time. But when Ramogi Huma approached him about being a … 0

Opening statements delivered in rape trial of former UMass student Weilang Wang

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — During a rape trial Wednesday in Hampshire Superior Court, a prosecutor said Weilang Wang is a predator who “knew what he wanted and took it,” while his defense attorney contended that the encounter last year was … 0

Amherst Chamber hires former Springfield BID chief as its new executive director

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

AMHERST — A Springfield resident with an extensive background in economic development and historic preservation is the new executive director of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce. Donald Courtemanche, who resigned as executive director of the Springfield Business … 0

Tuesday’s high school recaps: Nadia Squitiero gives Amherst Regional softball a walkoff win

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nadia Squitiero’s fourth hit brought in Mikah McNamara with the game-winning run for the Amherst Regional softball team as they topped West Springfield 7-6 in 10 innings at home. Squitiero went 4 for 6 with a triple, two … 0

Belchertown boys tennis team remained perfect in Valley Wheel play

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Belchertown boys tennis team remained perfect in league play with a 4-1 road victory over Chicopee Tuesday afternoon at Szot Park. Ethan Smith and Sam Stroman each earned 6-2, 6-2 wins in the top two singles matches for the Orioles (6-2, 4-0 Valley Wheel). Belchertown’s doubles teams … 0

Tuesday’s high school lacross recaps: TJ Fitzell leads South Hadley to win

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Senior midfielder TJ Fitzell scored six goals with three assists to lead his South Hadley boys lacrosse team to a 16-10 independent road victory at Northampton on Tuesday. Tom Crotty had four goals and three assists, while Pat Crotty scored a hat trick for South Hadley (5-2). Griffin … 0

Tuesday’s college recaps: UMass baseball falls at home to UConn

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The University of Massachusetts baseball team couldn’t complete the comeback bid and fell 8-5 to UConn at home. The Minutemen (8-24) loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh, but failed to plate any runs. Adam Picard hit a solo home run to lead off the eighth, … 0

MAP: With more money available, Amherst to spend $1.63 million this year on repaving

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

AMHERST — A 4,000-foot section of North East Street and the length of Cottage Street will be repaved this year as the town, with increased money available for road projects, moves forward with a more extensive resurfacing plan. … 0

Ruth Black to retire as artistic director of Mohawk Trail Concerts

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CHARLEMONT — It was in late 1960s that musicians Ruth and Arnold Black came up from New York City one summer to visit composer Alice Parker’s cottage in Hawley, fell in love with the region and the charm … 0

Matt Vautour: UMass ready for bowl bid? 2015 schedule gives it a chance

Monday, April 21, 2014

At first glance the University of Massachusetts and Florida International scheduling each other in football doesn’t seem overly newsworthy in Amherst, Miami or anywhere in between. Two schools that were 1-11 and lost to Championship Subdivision teams in … 0

Monday’s high school recaps: South Hadley nine hangs on to beat Holyoke

Monday, April 21, 2014

After allowing eight unanswered runs, the South Hadley baseball team responded by scoring four in the fifth inning and held on to beat Holyoke 8-7 on the road Monday afternoon. Adam Pilachowski pitched 31/3 hitless and scoreless innings with six strikeouts to earn the win. Pat Sears went … 0