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Weekend high schools: Hampshire softball hands Turners Falls first loss

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Alexis Ferris struck out 12 and walked none in a complete-game four-hit shutout as the Hampshire Regional softball team edged Turners Falls 1-0 Saturday afternoon in Westhampton. Marissa McCarthy drove in Katy O’Connor with the game’s lone run in the second. They each went 2 for 2, while Danielle McGan and Chelsea Moussette added a hit apiece for Hampshire (8-2). Palmer 16, Smith Academy 2 (5) — Moira Pitrat (run) …

Coming events at area senior centers

Saturday, May 2, 2015

All of the senior centers listed below have a full slate of weekly activities that are detailed on their websites. Following is a sampling of what they offer. AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk 259-3060 HEALTH SEMINAR — Joint pain and treatment options will be discussed by Dr. Daniels Sage, orthopedic surgeon, Tuesday, 10 a.m. TRAVELING TOOTH FAIRY — Thursday, …

School lunch menus

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Crispy chicken patty sandwich, baked Tater Tots, cucumber coins, applesauce, orange TUESDAY: Mozzarella sticks, marinara, carrots, celery sticks, peaches, Bartlett pear WEDNESDAY: Cheeseburger, sweet potato fries, vegetarian baked beans, pineapple cup, banana THURSDAY: Taco bar, brown rice, black beans, diced pears, orange FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, broccoli florets, celery sticks, mixed fruit, apple Belchertown MONDAY: HS: Meatball grinder or chicken patty, potato …

Weekend high school & preps recaps: Smith Academy’s David Longstreeth moves closer to 400-strikeout milestone in 7-2 win Saturday

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Senior pitcher David Longstreeth moved within eight strikeouts of 400 in his career with six in Smith Academy’s 7-2 win over Taconic in Hatfield on Saturday. Longstreeth struck out six to earn the win, while allowing two runs …

Friday’s high school tennis/track: Belchertown sweeps Chicopee for second win

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Belchertown boys tennis team grabbed its second win of the season with a 5-0 sweep of Chicopee in Szot Park on Friday. The Orioles (2-5, 2-2 Valley Wheel) didn’t surrender more then three games in a set, as Trent Zulkiewicz led the way at first singles with …

Friday’s high school lacrosse: Northampton shuts out Belchertown

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sophie Melcher scored three goals with one assist to lead the Northampton girls lacrosse team over Belchertown, 12-0, on the road. Abby Baldwin scored three goals, while Grace Goodwin-Boyd added two goals and two assists for the Blue Devils (5-1). Kerry Fleming, Morgan Moffett, Emily Biggs (two assists) …

Friday’s high school baseball: Easthampton slugs Holyoke Catholic

Friday, April 24, 2015

Big bats led the Easthampton baseball team to an 11-1 home win over Holyoke Catholic on Friday. Shy Torres (three runs), Anthony Redfern (double), Erik Fickett (run) and Tyler Vishaway (run) each drove in two runs as the Eagles (5-0) cruised at home. Dakota Wheeler earned the win, …

Friday’s high school softball: South Hadley rolls past Granby for first win

Friday, April 24, 2015

Mikhaila Edge powered the first win for the South Hadley softball team with six RBIs in a 16-5 win at Granby on Friday. Edge had three hits, including a three-run home run to dead-center field as part of a five-run fourth, and a two-run triple for the Tigers …

Joshua Hooper, 18, of Granby held on 31 drug possession charges after father tells police he had trash bag full of allegedly stolen prescription drugs

Friday, April 24, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — An 18-year-old Granby man cried Friday as a judge ordered him held in jail over the weekend after the teen’s father told police his son had a trash bag full of prescription drugs that were not his. His parents and the judge hope that he can …

Area School Lunch Menus

Friday, April 24, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Chicken nuggets, oven baked fries, romaine salad with tomato, veggie dippers, applesauce, banana TUESDAY: Chicken fajita, brown rice, romaine salad with tomato, carrot sticks, black beans, peach cup, orange WEDNESDAY: Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, garden salad, three bean salad, peach cup, applesauce THURSDAY: Pasta with …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, April 24, 2015

Belchertown Chloe Macaluso of Belchertown received a blue ribbon at the Massachusetts 4-H Foundation annual Visual Presentations Day at the Bedford Middle School in Bedford. Visual presentations is one of Massachusetts 4-H Youth Development’s premiere programs and part …

Quabbin photo group to discuss macro photography

Friday, April 24, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — The Quabbin Photo Group will hold its monthly meeting Monday at the Quabbin Visitor’s Center, off Route 9, featuring a program on macro photography. It will begin at 7 p.m. “Introduction to Macro Photography will be presented by Walter Coombs, who has been interested in the …

Valley Views: Green Heron, Juvenile

Friday, April 24, 2015

Green Heron, Juvenile University of Massachusetts Campus Pond, Amherst Photograph and text by Georgette deFriesse, Belchertown Last summer, I wandered around the pond at the University of Massachusetts watching the antics of a juvenile green heron. The young …