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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

Briefs

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Amherst WATER MAIN FLUSHING: Water main flushing by the Department of Public Works water division, which could cause some water discoloration and low water pressure for residential customers in Amherst, Pelham and Belchertown, begins Monday. The work will start daily at 3:30 p.m. and last about four weeks. In the first week, flushing starts on the streets served in the town of Pelham, … 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

Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award Winners in Hampshire County

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Teachers from public schools in Hampshire and Franklin counties chosen for this year’s Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards will be honored May 6 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. The 11th annual awards, sponsored by the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation, come with $500, local YMCA memberships and … 0

Monday’s high school softball recaps: Granby squeezes past Hopkins Academy for first win

Monday, April 14, 2014

Abi Beauregard laid down a successful safety squeeze to score the game-winning run as the Granby softball team won for the first time this season, defeating Hopkins Academy 7-6 Monday. Beauregard struck out eight and walked nobody, allowing … 0

Monday’s high school lacrosse recaps: Aidan Bass gives Amherst late win over Northampton

Monday, April 14, 2014

Aidan Bass scored with 28 seconds left in regulation to complete a hat trick and deliver a 7-6 road victory for Amherst Regional over Northampton. Donovan Riley scored twice for the Hurricanes (2-2), while Alex LaRaja (two assists) … 0

Monday’s high school baseball recaps: Smith Academy wins rematch with Frontier Regional

Monday, April 14, 2014

The setting and significance were different, but the Smith Academy and Frontier Regional baseball teams staged another one-run nailbiter. In a rematch of last season’s sectional Division 3 title game, won in extra innings by the Red Hawks, it was the Falcons who emerged Monday afternoon with a … 0

Monday’s high school track/tennis recaps: Northampton girls, Amherst boys stay unbeaten on track

Monday, April 14, 2014

A pair of track & field teams remained undefeated Monday with comfortable wins. The Northampton girls moved to 2-0 with a 110-26 win over Minnechaug. The Blue Devils took first in every event with the exception of javelin. Lauren McGrath (shot put, discus), Mariel Lutz (high jump, 800, … 0