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Poor weather sacked the local high school football schedule on Thanksgiving.

Update: Snow sacks Thanksgiving Day high school football schedule

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Day meals will taste a little different this year. Inclement weather postponed five high school football games on Thursday. The games will be played either Friday or Saturday with turkey day leftovers for post-game feasts. The Battle of the Bridge between Northampton and Amherst will be played Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at McGuirk Stadium. Amherst athletic director Rich Ferro …

Long-awaited asbestos cleanup to begin at Belchertown State School

Wednesday, November 26, 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 contract for $40,800 to remove asbestos debris from the administration building of the former state school, according to Mark Sternman, a spokesperson for …

When son knows best A Belchertown couple turns to their eldest to design their modern home

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Architect Uwe Brandes has designed everything from a military museum in Buffalo, New York, to an elementary school in Berlin, Germany. Currently the founding executive director of Georgetown University’s Master of Professional Studies in Urban Planning in Urban Planning in Washington. D.C., Brandes, 50, has another design on his resume that hits closer …

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 …

Area police news

Monday, November 3, 2014

Amherst ∎ Tyler J. Anderson, 21, of Southwick, was arrested at 1:34 a.m. Sunday on Sunderland Road on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger and speeding. ∎ Melvin Ace Coleman, 23, of Randolph, was …

Playoff matchups announced for high school football

Sunday, November 2, 2014

A trio of local football teams officially learned their postseason matchups on Sunday. Unlike Easthampton and Frontier Regional in Division 5, South Hadley avoided a trip to the Berkshires but must reverse its worst loss of the season. The Tigers (5-3) edged out Chicopee Comp for the No. …

Northampton girls dominate top 10 en route to PVIAC championship

Saturday, November 1, 2014

WESTFIELD — No one was going to catch Agawam’s Megan Dustin and no one knew that better than Northampton’s Mariel Lutz. Dustin left the rest of the field in her dust, but Lutz had another goal in mind. …

Aidan Gilson, Northampton boys take cross country titles at PVIAC championship

Saturday, November 1, 2014

WESTFIELD — With the finish line in sight, three cross country runners all had their eyes on the prize. Northampton’s Aidan Gilson trailed Connor Evans of Amherst and teammate Liam Sullivan when he heard a familiar voice calling …

Friday night football: Belchertown can’t shake Athol’s defense in 7-0 loss

Friday, October 31, 2014

ATHOL — The Athol football team’s defense recorded five sacks, including a key one in the final minute, to preserve a 7-0 Intercounty League win over Belchertown on Friday night at O’Brien Field. “Our defense has been our strength all year,” Athol coach Bill LaRose said. “Our defensive …

WMass boys soccer: Amherst Regional earns top seed in Division 1

Friday, October 31, 2014

GRANBY — The Amherst Regional boys soccer team is going into the postseason tournament undefeated. That feat also got them the top seed in the Western Massachusetts Division 1 Tournament as seeds were announced Friday afternoon. With an …

WMass girls soccer: Navigating Division 3 field will be tough for Hampshire, Easthampton and defending champs Granby

Friday, October 31, 2014

In a banner season for local girls soccer, 12 of 13 high school programs qualified for postseason play and had their seeds announced Friday. And while those 12 are spread among three divisions, the best chance for a …