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Belchertown, Frontier Regional, South Hadley aim to snap Thanksgiving losing streaks

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Belchertown, Frontier Regional and South Hadley football teams will all have something in common on Thanksgiving — and it’s not likely poor field conditions. The three squads will all look to snap turkey day losing streaks. “If the kids can’t get up for this game, they should check the reasons why they’re playing,” South Hadley coach Scott Taylor said. The Tigers lead their series with Chicopee Comp 10-4, but …

Long-awaited asbestos cleanup to begin at former Belchertown State School

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — Work on removing contaminants from areas of the former Belchertown State School will begin as soon as next week. Bay State Contracting of Springfield has been awarded a $40,800 contract to remove asbestos debris from the administration building of the former state school, according to Mark Sternman, a spokesman for MassDevelopment. The state agency is taking the lead on finding developers …

Health briefs: A listing of area programs, suppport groups

Monday, November 24, 2014

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ PHYSICAL WELL-BEING Falls Prevention — The Strength in Numbers six-week class on Falls Prevention, sponsored by Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice, is on now available on area cable TV networks. It will be aired on Northampton Cable TV, with the following schedules starting this week, with week one: NCTV Channel 12: Monday, Wednesday, …

Weekend high schools: Hampshire shuts out Monument, reaches Division 3 semifinals

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sienna Caron and Vissi Rizos each scored in the first half as the Hampshire Regional girls soccer beat Monument Mountain, 2-0, in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament quarterfinal round, Saturday in Westhampton. The second-seeded Raiders (10-2-5) earned a semifinals rematch with No. 6 Granby (14-4-2), Wednesday at …

Hampshire Regional finishes third at WMass, punches ticket to girls cross country state meet

Saturday, November 8, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The Hampshire Regional girls cross country team kept its season alive with a third-place finish in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Championships at Northfield Recreation Center on Saturday. “We really thought we had a pretty good …

Friday’s high schools: Hopkins Academy holds off Gateway in Division 4 boys soccer quarterfinals

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Hopkins Academy boys soccer ran into Gateway Regional for the second straight year in the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament. And much like last season, the Golden Hawks held on for a one-goal win. The second-seeded Golden Hawks jumped out to a three-goal lead and held on …

Division 3 boys soccer: Belchertown shuts down Wahconah, advances to semifinals

Friday, November 7, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — Defense was Belchertown’s calling card during its run to the state title last season and it appears to be the same thing this time around. Despite graduating eight starters, Belchertown is back in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament semifinals following a 4-1 triumph over Wahconah …

school lunch menus

Friday, November 7, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Baked chicken nuggets, baked Tater Tots, carrot sticks, diced pears, fresh apple TUESDAY: Veterans Day, no school WEDNESDAY: Beefburger, carrot sticks, sliced peaches, banana, oven baked fries, garden salad THURSDAY: Loaded beef nachos, carrot sticks, chickpea salad, bartlett pear, applesauce FRIDAY: Cheesey pepperoni pizza, romaine lettuce, …

Division 2 girls volleyball: Belchertown’s run ends with 3-1 loss to Ludlow in semifinal

Thursday, November 6, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — What happened during the regular season doesn’t always translate into postseason success. Just ask the Belchertown girls volleyball team. Ludlow avenged a regular season loss to Belchertown as the Lions beat the Orioles, 3-1, Thursday in a Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament semifinal. Ludlow won 25-19, …

Ellen Story and Donald Humason re-elected, Eric Lesser wins 1st Hampden & Hampshire Senate seat, Susannah Whipps Lee unseats Denise Andrews

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Two incumbent legislators who represent Hampshire County, state Rep. Ellen Story and state Sen. Donald Humason Jr., were re-elected Tuesday, and Democrat Eric Lesser of Longmeadow won the open 1st Hampden & Hampshire Senate seat. In the 2nd …

Division 2 girls volleyball: Belchertown spikes Sci-Tech, advances to semifinal round

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — The No. 2-seeded Belchertown girls volleyball team defeated No. 10 Sci-Tech 3-0 on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament. The Orioles’ win over the Cybercats marked their first tournament win since 2012, when they made the Division 3 field. Last year, …

Monday’s high schools: Smith Academy cruises into quarterfinals, shuts out Franklin Tech

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Smith Academy girls soccer team made a slight halftime adjustment and it powered the Falcons into the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament quarterfinal round. No. 7 Smith Academy exploded for four goals in 14 minutes early in the second half to beat No. 10 Franklin Tech, 5-0, …

Division 1 girls soccer: Belchertown shuts out Longmeadow 3-0 in first round

Monday, November 3, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — No matter the outcome, Monday night’s Western Massachusetts Division 1 first round game was going to be the last one at home for the Belchertown girls soccer team’s senior class. Senior forward Téa Spellacy spoke on …