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Tuesday’s high school cross country: South Hadley wins battle of unbeatens with Belchertown

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In a battle of unbeaten girls cross country teams, Belchertown had the overall winner, but South Hadley placed the next four finishers in a 24-31 road win Tuesday. Carolyn Watkins (20 minutes, 38 seconds), Serena Sarage (21:11), Mackenzie Werenski (21:36) and Jackie Doyle (21:37) came in second through fifth, respectively, for the Tigers (4-0, 3-0). Tatyana Almore posted a meet-best time of 20:20 for the Orioles (4-1, 2-1 Valley South). …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy punches postseason ticket

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The defending Western Massachusetts champion Hopkins Academy golf team punched its return ticket to the Division 3 Tournament Tuesday afternoon with a 23-1 victory over Smith Academy. Caleb Farnham fired a match-best 37 to lead the Golden Hawks (8-3). Farnham, Spencer Butterfield and Joe Yusko each swept their individual matches 4-0. In other golf action, Easthampton earned its first win since the 2012 …

Tuesday’s high schools: Easthampton takes down Granby in Pioneer North showdown

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Maddie Grabowski’s goal gave the Easthampton girls soccer team a 1-0 home victory over Granby Tuesday afternoon and a three-point lead in the highly competitive Pioneer North. Andi Hall set up Grabowski, whose tally kept the Eagles (7-0-1, 3-0-1) undefeated. Alyssa Fugiel made nine saves in the shutout. Brooklyn Baran stopped six shots for the Rams (7-2-1, 2-1). Gateway Regional 5, Ware 0 …

UMass student seriously injured in three-vehicle accident on Route 202 in New Salem

Thursday, September 25, 2014

NEW SALEM — A 19-year-old University of Massachusetts student from Mansfield was seriously injured in a head-on collision Sunday on Route 202. The man, who was not identified by authorities, suffered neck and head injuries and was taken by helicopter ambulance to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center …

Wednesday’s high schools: Brendan Bzdel records five points as Hampshire rolls past Sabis, 7-0

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Brendan Bzdel recorded a hat trick and tacked on two assists to lead the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team to a 7-0 road victory over Sabis. Bryan Brasil tallied two goals of his own, while Harry George and Brody Dean netted one each. Nick O’Hare only needed to …

Wednesday’s high school golf/cross country: Hampshire drive past Westfield Voke

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sean Ryan shot a 1-under 35 to pace Hampshire Regional to a 17-7 victory over Westfield Voke, Wednesday at Beaver Brook Golf Course in Haydenville. Ryan swept his No. 1 match against Matt King. Dave Lacourse also won 4-0, beating Matt Puffer at No. 4. Golf Westfield 166, …

High school notebook: New format changes golfing landscape

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A quick scan of high school golf results over the first few weeks of the season reveals a significant change in how certain matches are scored. This season only the top four scores in stroke play count toward a team’s total. In previous years the best six counted. …

Wednesday’s prep schools: Williston boys water polo team sinks Wilbraham & Monson

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

James Hatch had six goals, while Calvin Frye added five as the Williston Northampton boys water polo team beat Wilbraham & Monson 17-8 in Easthampton Wednesday. David Fitch (South Deerfield) scored once for the Wildcats (2-3) Boys soccer Williston 2, Pomfret 2 — Caleb Parker (Amherst) scored the …

CHART District attorney’s office sponsors prescription drug collection Saturday in Hampshire and Franklin counties

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — As area youths and others addicted to prescription medications increasingly turn to heroin, law enforcement officials say it’s critical for family and friends to get unwanted drugs out of their medicine cabinets. The Northwestern District Attorney’s …

Tuesday’s cross country: Belchertown, Holyoke Catholic girls stay undefeated

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A pair of girls cross country teams swept their meets Tuesday to remain undefeated. Belchertown took the top five overall spots in beating Putnam and Sci-Tech by 15-50 scores. Tatyana Almore placed first on the Orioles’ 2.8-mile course in 20 minutes, 19 seconds as Belchertown moved to 4-0. …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Smith Academy beats Holyoke Catholic for season’s first win

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Smith Academy golf team earned its first win of the season Tuesday afternoon, defeating Holyoke Catholic 201/2-31/2 at Country Club of Greenfield. Medalist Dan Cavanaugh shot a 45 and picked up four points at No. 1. Chris Darragh, Finn O’Connor and Nick Leary also won their individual …

Tuesday’s high schools: Amherst Regional digs 3-0 victory over defending sectional champ Longmeadow

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Amherst Regional girls volleyball team swept defending Western Massachusetts Division 1 champion Longmeadow, 3-0, for an Eastern League win at home on Tuesday. “To pull this out in three was very nice,” coach Kacey Schmitt said. The …

Monday’s high schools: Belchertown spikes Easthampton to stay perfect

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Belchertown girls volleyball team remained perfect by winning its league opener over Easthampton 3-0 at home Monday. The Orioles (6-0, 1-0 Southern) cruised to a home sweep, 27-25, 25-12, 25-18. Tatyana Ryan had 22 assists for Belchertown. Alexis Ryan had three aces, while Jacqueline Johnson won all …