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Belchertown

JERREY ROBERTS
Sydney Slattery, right, of Easthampton, steals second against Brooke Pashek, of Smith Academy, Friday in Easthampton.

Friday’s high schools: Northampton softball team rips Ludlow, 14-4

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Northampton softball team put together a big third inning to rip open a 14-4 win over Ludlow Friday afternoon. Zoey Driscoll-Sbar led off with a double as five consecutive Blue Devils (2-3) reached base before the first out was recorded. By the third out, six runs had crossed and Northampton was on top 7-3. They extended their lead with … 0

Belchertown couple plans to come ‘full circle’ on Boylston

Friday, April 18, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — A 10-mile, pre-marathon run took Beverly Dwight across the 2013 Boston Marathon finish line with the clock overhead reading all zeros. Her husband, Peter Stefanyszyn, a TV pool videographer, was at his post on Photo Bridge overlooking the finish line as she ran through waving just after 8 a.m. This wasn’t … 0

Coming Up

Friday, March 28, 2014

AMHERST SENIOR CENTER CAREGIVER STRESS — Bruce Bradley-Gilmore, a counselor with the Cooley Dickinson Hospital Caregivers Support Group, will speak at the Senior Center, April 25 at 1:30 p.m. Bradley-Gilmore’s group was featured in “Caregivers” a new book by local author Nell Lake. Copies will be available for sale. Open to the public; to register call 259-3060. BELCHERTOWN COUNCIL ON AGING DEMENTIA SEMINAR … 0

Coming Up

Friday, March 28, 2014

AMHERST SENIOR CENTER CAREGIVER STRESS — Bruce Bradley-Gilmore, a counselor with the Cooley Dickinson Hospital Caregivers Support Group, will speak at the Senior Center, April 25 at 1:30 p.m. Bradley-Gilmore’s group was featured in “Caregivers” a new book by local author Nell Lake. Copies will be available for … 0

Thursday’s high schools: Amherst softball rallies to beat Chicopee Comp

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ali McIntire’s two-run single in the top of the seventh capped a three-run rally for the Amherst Regional softball team, which defeated Chicopee Comp 8-7 on the road Thursday. Trailing 7-5 entering the seventh, Mikah McNamara (hit, three runs) walked with one out. Justine Bohl and Mathena Morrissey … 0

Thursday’s high school tennis: Northampton sweeps Chicopee

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Northampton girls tennis team swept Chicopee 5-0 without any match dropping more than two games on the road Thursday. Sophomore Phoebe Gelbard led the charge defeating Lilly Roberst 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Adele Fantasia and … 0

Thursday’s high school track: South Hadley girls open with win over Frontier Regional

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Michelle Stefanowicz, Angela Thibault and Hope Werenski each won twice as the South Hadley girls track & field team beat Frontier Regional, 76-69, in both teams’ opener in South Deerfield. Stefanowicz won the shot put and discus, Thibault won the long jump and 100-meter hurdles, and Werenski won … 0

Thursday’s high school lacrosse: South Hadley upends Minnechaug

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sam Duda and Tom Crotty continued their early season assault on opposing goaltenders in leading the South Hadley boys lacrosse team to its first league win, 16-14 at Minnechaug Thursday. Duda (seven goals, assist) and Crotty (six, two) combined for 13 goals and 16 points for South Hadley … 0

Wednesday’s high school recaps: Northampton softball bats come alive in win over Longmeadow

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

After scoring 10 runs over the first three games of the season, the Northampton softball team nearly doubled that output Wednesday afternoon in an 18-11 victory at Longmeadow. Emilie Baldwin led the Blue Devils (1-3, 1-0 Valley Wheel) … 0

Wednesday’s high school tennis: Doubles powers Amherst Regional past Belchertown

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The doubles duos for the Amherst Regional boys tennis team carried the Hurricanes to a 3-2 home victory over Belchertown Wednesday afternoon. Danny St. John and Dan Siegelman won at No. 1 doubles by a score of 6-2, 6-2, while the No. 2 team of Humza Awaisi and … 0

Local Sports Briefs: road races, charity tournaments, youth programs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chief Skroski Wiffle Ball Tournament The second annual Chief John F. Skroski Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held May 10 at 9 a.m. at 128 Christian Lane in Whately. The 3-on-3 tournament is for ages 13 and over. Fee is $15 per person. Proceeds will benefit the … 0

Around Belchertown: Committee rolls up its sleeves again for new school superintendent search

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — Superintendent Search Select Board member Brenda Aldrich, who serves as liaison to the schools, announced this week that all 14 members of the screening committee who participated in vetting candidates for a new superintendent of schools which ended when the School Committee’s choice declined their offer … 0

Tuesday’s high school school recaps: Belchertown spikes Putnam

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Senior Jordan Vigneault had 17 kills as the Belchertown boys volleyball team beat Putnam 3-1 in Springfield Tuesday. Vigneault added four blocks in the 25-20, 27-25, 22-25, 25-18 victory. Senior Colter Krzcuik had six kills, four blocks and four aces, while junior Kevin Reidy had 31 assists in … 0