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Maddie Grabowski, center, of Easthampton, moves the ball against Alex Temple, of Mahar, Monday in Easthampton. Andie Hall looks on.

Monday’s high schools: Maddie Grabowski paces Easthampton past Mahar in girls soccer

Monday, October 12, 2015

Maddie Grabowski’s two tallies guided the Easthampton girls soccer team back over the .500 mark with a 2-1 home victory over Mahar on Monday afternoon. The junior midfielder scored in the 41st minute, assisted by Courtney Urban, and in the 62nd minute, assisted by Brenna Mottor. Mahar tied the match with a goal in the 49th minute. Gabby Downer stopped …

Easthampton overwhelms undermanned Belchertown, 33-6

Sunday, October 11, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Facing an undermanned Belchertown football team, Easthampton used the running game and two dynamic special teams play to beat the Orioles 33-6 at White Brook Middle School on Saturday. Missing eight starters due to injury, Belchertown (0-5 overall and Intercounty League) had a tough time moving the ball and getting stops. “They’ve had some bad luck, but we still had to …

Weekend high schools: Smith Academy field hockey goes 2-0 to claim Columbus Day Classic

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Smith Academy field hockey team beat Palmer, 2-1, to win the Columbus Day Classic, Sunday at Smith College. Vanessa Skawski scored at one post to give the Falcons a 1-0 lead in the first half. Santana Dubois then scored at the other post, taking a one-time pass from Skawski to give Smith (6-5-1) a 2-0 lead. Kayla Miastowski made 11 saves in …

Monday’s high schools: Belchertown spikes Easthampton to stay unbeaten

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Belchertown girls volleyball ball team kept its unbeaten streak going on the road by beating Easthampton 3-1 in each team’s league opener Monday. The game scores were 25-17, 23-25, 25-15, 25-18. Audra Hale had three kills and …

Monday’s high school golf: Granby rallies to chip Pathfinder

Monday, September 28, 2015

The bottom four players for the Granby golf team scored 15 of a possible 16 points in leading the Rams to a 16-8 victory over Pathfinder Monday at Cold Spring Country Club in Belchertown. Tyler Sullivan, Maddie Humphrey and Jack White each swept their individual matches, while EJ …

Belchertown Police Chief Francis Fox Jr. resigns after report of apparent drunken-driving stop in Granby

Monday, September 28, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — Police Chief Francis Fox Jr. has resigned in the wake of a Granby Police report that he appeared to be drunk when he was pulled over Feb. 1. The Select Board voted unanimously Monday night to …

Area police news

Monday, September 28, 2015

Amherst ∎ Gates Barnard Larson, 52, of 143 Stanley St., was arrested at 1 a.m. Saturday on Belchertown Road on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger, failure to stay within marked lanes and failure …

Weekend high schools: Northampton field hockey shuts out Amherst Regional

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Megan McCarthy and Georgie Lellman each scored as the Northampton field hockey team shut out Amherst Regional, 2-0, Saturday in Amherst. Kiana Matakanski and Ursa Heidinger each had one assist, while Danielle Parent was unchallenged in goal for the Blue Devils (5-1-1). Katherine Cornell made 25 saves for …

Mahar runs over Belchertown, 49-0

Friday, September 25, 2015

ORANGE — Mahar Regional rebounded from its tough loss against Turners Falls a week ago with a 49-0 Intercounty League rout over Belchertown Friday night at the Woodward Complex. Mahar running backs Malik Adams and Clay Richardson rushed for 180 and 153 yards respectively. The two had a …

Friday’s high schools: Jordyn Roberts, Frontier Regional field hockey pull away from Southwick

Friday, September 25, 2015

Jordyn Roberts had a hand in both goals as the Frontier Regional field hockey team shut out Southwick, 2-0, on the road Friday. Tied at halftime, the Red Hawks (5-1) pulled away thanks to Roberts. Mackenzie Patterson scored off a Roberts assist, while Camille Alli assisted Roberts’ goal. …

Friday’s high school boys soccer: Harry George nets winner as Hampshire nips Frontier, 1-0

Friday, September 25, 2015

Harry George scored the game-winning goal with an assist by Anthony Nardi as the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team beat Frontier Regional, 1-0, in Westhampton on Friday. The Raiders (3-2-1) defense played well as Nick O’Hare earned the clean sheet with four saves. Dylan Husted finished with eight …

Quabbin photo group features wildlife photographer Peter Christoph Monday

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Quabbin Photo Group will hold its monthly meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at the Quabbin Visitor’s Center in Belchertown. Wildlife photographer Peter Christoph will present a narrated slideshow of his favorite bird photos, all taken in Massachusetts. His program will include stories of his photographic adventures and …

Local school lunch menus

Friday, September 25, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Chicken nuggets, 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, pears, Empire apple, romaine salad with tomato, carrot sticks THURSDAY: Pancakes with turkey …