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Suffield Academy senior Hunter Newman, of Northampton, signs his National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse at Bucknell.

Northampton native Hunter Newman signs letter of intent to men’s lacrosse at Bucknell

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hunter Newman went from a potential Division III recruit to Division I prospect seemly overnight. The Northampton native and Suffield Academy senior signed his National Letter of Intent earlier this month to play men’s lacrosse at Division I Bucknell. The Bison finished 9-6 overall, 5-3 in the Patriot League last season. Their season ended in the conference tournament semifinal round. …

Northampton’s Liam Sullivan places third at state Division 1 cross country championship

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WESTFIELD — Liam Sullivan gave everything he had, and then some. Yet it was a bittersweet day for the Northampton cross country standout. Sullivan fell a bit shy of his goal of becoming the first western Massachusetts runner since 2001 to win the state Division 1 cross country championship. He finished third with a time of 15 minutes, 29 seconds. “If you told …

Northampton places seventh, Sophia Jacobs-Townsley 10th, Taylor Blow 11th at state cross country meet

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WESTFIELD — A top-10 finish in the state girls Division 1 cross country championship enabled Northampton to leave Stanley Park with a sense of accomplishment. The Blue Devils placed seventh overall, following up on PVIAC and Western Massachusetts team titles over the last month. A strong pack gave Northampton the depth it needed to place among the state’s elite teams. “They’re awesome,’’ coach …

volunteer Opportunities

Friday, November 6, 2015

free medical clinic of the amherst survival center — Assist volunteer physicians and nurses with providing basic medical care in a walk-in clinic. The Amherst Survival Center Free Medical Clinic is seeking to expand its team of volunteer physicians, nurses and medical assistants during clinic hours on Mondays, …

School lunch menus

Friday, November 6, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, pineapple cup, apple TUESDAY: Shepherd’s pie, peas, cauliflower, green grapes WEDNESDAY: Veteran’s Day no school THURSDAY: Beef burger, cheeseburger, vegetarian baked beans, carrot sticks, diced pears, orange FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, spinach salad, carrot sticks, applesauce, apple Belchertown MONDAY: HS: Chicken nuggets, …

Cause undetermined for suspicious fire that destroyed former Belchertown State School cottage

Friday, November 6, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — State fire officials say a blaze that destroyed a cottage on the grounds of the Belchertown State School Thursday is suspicious, but investigators have been unable to pinpoint a specific cause. Jennifer Mieth, a spokeswoman for …

WMass girls volleyball: Belchertown shakes off rust in win over Putnam

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Belchertown — The rust showed initially against Putnam. The Belchertown girls volleyball team hadn’t played a match since its Oct. 26 regular-season finale and struggled to connect early in its Western Massachusetts Division 2 playoff game Thursday. Eventually, though, the No. 4 Orioles’ passes started connecting, which opened …

Cause of fire that destroyed Belchertown State School building under investigation

Thursday, November 5, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — The cause of an early morning fire that destroyed what had been a residential cottage on the grounds of the former Belchertown State School Thursday is under investigation by local authorities and the state fire marshal’s …

What2Watch4: South Hadley, Frontier Regional open Week 9 with playoff football

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Chicopee Comp at South Hadley Friday, 7 This is the second of three meetings this season between the rivals, but it’s certainly the most significant as the winner advances to the WMass Division 4 championship. The No. 2 …

WMass girls volleyball: Frontier assumes familiar No. 1 seed

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Frontier Regional girls volleyball coach Sean MacDonald will have to do some heavy scouting in preparation for the postseason, at least in looking ahead to the first couple matches. The Red Hawks received the top seed Tuesday for …

WMass girls soccer: Undefeated Granby lands top seed in Division 3

Monday, November 2, 2015

The Granby girls soccer team took the time Monday to celebrate its regular-season accomplishments: an undefeated record and the top seed for the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament. But for a program that’s played in five sectional finals …

WMass field hockey: Defending champ Frontier No. 1 in Division 2; Northampton No. 2 in Division 1

Monday, November 2, 2015

Defending champion Frontier Regional has one more team to worry about this year. A year after winning a three-team Western Massachusetts Division 2 Field Hockey Tournament, the field expanded to four teams, with the Red Hawks (16-2-0) landing the top seed, followed by No. 2 Greenfield (8-7-3), No. …

WMass boys soccer: Belchertown holds No. 1 seed looking for 5th straight title

Monday, November 2, 2015

No member of the Belchertown boys soccer team knows what it feels like to lose a sectional tournament game. The Orioles will chase their fifth consecutive Western Massachusetts Division 3 title as the No. 1 seed after the …