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Friday’s high school tennis/track: Belchertown sweeps Chicopee for second win

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Belchertown boys tennis team grabbed its second win of the season with a 5-0 sweep of Chicopee in Szot Park on Friday. The Orioles (2-5, 2-2 Valley Wheel) didn’t surrender more then three games in a set, as Trent Zulkiewicz led the way at first singles with 6-3, 6-3 win over Brian Turnball. Alex Morgado and Ryan Stinson paced the doubles teams by beating Rubin Basent and Jeremy Nieves, …

Friday’s high school lacrosse: Northampton shuts out Belchertown

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sophie Melcher scored three goals with one assist to lead the Northampton girls lacrosse team over Belchertown, 12-0, on the road. Abby Baldwin scored three goals, while Grace Goodwin-Boyd added two goals and two assists for the Blue Devils (5-1). Kerry Fleming, Morgan Moffett, Emily Biggs (two assists) and Missie Maiewski (two assists) each scored a goal. Bridget Harrington had one save in …

Friday’s high school baseball: Easthampton slugs Holyoke Catholic

Friday, April 24, 2015

Big bats led the Easthampton baseball team to an 11-1 home win over Holyoke Catholic on Friday. Shy Torres (three runs), Anthony Redfern (double), Erik Fickett (run) and Tyler Vishaway (run) each drove in two runs as the Eagles (5-0) cruised at home. Dakota Wheeler earned the win, striking out six and allowing one run on three hits and six walks. Tom Heavren …

Friday’s high school softball: South Hadley rolls past Granby for first win

Friday, April 24, 2015

Mikhaila Edge powered the first win for the South Hadley softball team with six RBIs in a 16-5 win at Granby on Friday. Edge had three hits, including a three-run home run to dead-center field as part of a five-run fourth, and a two-run triple for the Tigers …

Joshua Hooper, 18, of Granby held on 31 drug possession charges after father tells police he had trash bag full of allegedly stolen prescription drugs

Friday, April 24, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — An 18-year-old Granby man cried Friday as a judge ordered him held in jail over the weekend after the teen’s father told police his son had a trash bag full of prescription drugs that were not his. His parents and the judge hope that he can …

Area School Lunch Menus

Friday, April 24, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Chicken nuggets, oven baked fries, romaine salad with tomato, veggie dippers, applesauce, banana TUESDAY: Chicken fajita, brown rice, romaine salad with tomato, carrot sticks, black beans, peach cup, orange WEDNESDAY: Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, garden salad, three bean salad, peach cup, applesauce THURSDAY: Pasta with …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, April 24, 2015

Belchertown Chloe Macaluso of Belchertown received a blue ribbon at the Massachusetts 4-H Foundation annual Visual Presentations Day at the Bedford Middle School in Bedford. Visual presentations is one of Massachusetts 4-H Youth Development’s premiere programs and part …

Quabbin photo group to discuss macro photography

Friday, April 24, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — The Quabbin Photo Group will hold its monthly meeting Monday at the Quabbin Visitor’s Center, off Route 9, featuring a program on macro photography. It will begin at 7 p.m. “Introduction to Macro Photography will be presented by Walter Coombs, who has been interested in the …

Valley Views: Green Heron, Juvenile

Friday, April 24, 2015

Green Heron, Juvenile University of Massachusetts Campus Pond, Amherst Photograph and text by Georgette deFriesse, Belchertown Last summer, I wandered around the pond at the University of Massachusetts watching the antics of a juvenile green heron. The young …

Thursday’s high school lacrosse/track: South Hadley boys lax outlasts Northampton

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Griffin Fitzell (four assists) and Sam Duda each scored four goals as the South Hadley boys lacrosse beat Northampton, 12-7, at home Thursday afternoon. Marcus Larrier scored two goals, while Jason Fernandes and Pat Fitzgerald each scored one goal for the Tigers (3-3). Matt Huggett scored three goals …

Thursday’s high school tennis: Holyoke Catholic, Belchertown girls maintain perfect marks

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Belchertown and Holyoke Catholic girls tennis teams each enjoyed easy victories Thursday afternoon to keep their records unblemished. The Orioles (6-0) only dropped four games over five matches in blanking Chicopee 5-0 at home. The Gaels (5-0) lost nine games in four matches of a 4-0 home …

Thursday’s high school baseball: Unbeaten Granby breaks through in final inning

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Nick LaPorte’s RBI single to right center broke a tie in the top of the seventh and the Granby baseball team edged Monson, 3-1, Thursday on the road. Granby pitcher Brett Sullivan gave up a run on three walks in a rocky first inning, but settled down to …

Thursday’s high school softball: Hamelin, Red Hawks remain perfect

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ally Hamelin threw seven innings of two-hit softball to lead Frontier Regional over Mohawk, 9-0, on the road Thursday. Hamelin struck out 10 and helped her own bid for the win with a double and a home run for the Red Hawks (5-0, 4-0 Franklin). Alyssa Ouellette had …