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JERREY ROBERTS
Tyler Gay, right, of Smith Academy, goes to the ball against Tyler Beauregard, of Holyoke, Wednesday at Smith Academy.

Wednesday’s high schools: Smith Academy boys soccer upends Holyoke

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tanner Natale scored the game-winning goal with 10 minutes left in regulation to lift the Smith Academy boys soccer team to a 3-2 victory over Division 1 Holyoke Wednesday afternoon in Hatfield. Quinn Rickert and Joe Afflitto added a goal each for the Falcons (13-3). Jack Dadmun and Julian Zapata had assists, while Jack Hession made seven saves in net. …

Tuesday’s high schools: Easthampton spikes Chicopee, keeps postseason hopes alive

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

With its postseason hopes riding on every point Tuesday night, the Easthampton girls volleyball team dug deep to win the final two sets and defeat Chicopee 3-2 on senior night. The Eagles earned all three of their set victories by the narrowest of margins, winning 26-24, 22-25, 19-25, 27-25, 15-13. Ruthenee Nhem had …

Tuesday’s high school cross country: Hampshire Regional ends Holyoke Catholic’s 9-year reign in Pioneer South, claims league title with 27-30 win

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Hampshire Regional girls cross country team put a stop to a longtime win streak Tuesday. The Raiders handed Holyoke Catholic its first Pioneer South loss in 10 years and snapped the Gaels’ nine-year stranglehold on the league title with a 27-30 win at Mahar Regional’s 2.76-mile course in Orange. “We’ve been trying to beat (Catholic) for a while,” Hampshire coach Sue Tracy …

MAP Is Western Mass a tattoo mecca? Two new tattoo shops in Northampton and Easthampton drawing customers from near and far

Monday, October 6, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Local community leaders like to talk about the things that draw visitors to the Pioneer Valley — art, culture, events, outdoor opportunities. Another attraction bringing people to Hampshire County is the quest for high quality tattoos, …

Business briefs

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Easthampton Chamber names new director Easthampton — The Easthampton Chamber of Commerce has named Maureen “Moe” Belliveau its new executive director beginning Monday. She had 20 years of small business and entrepreneurial experience before starting her most recent …

Friday’s high schools: Northampton senior Gina Whalen finishes second at Western Massachusetts Girls Individual Golf Championship

Friday, October 3, 2014

Northampton senior Gina Whalen shot an 82 and fell one shot short of a Western Massachusetts Girls Individual Golf Championship, Friday at Ludlow Country Club. Rachel Bechard, of Longmeadow, fired an 81 to win the title. Hampshire Regional’s Kyla Murphy shot a 97, while teammate Makenze Felt had …

MIT Media Lab goes to source, nursing moms, for help inventing a better breast pump

Friday, October 3, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — After Jennifer Bourbeau’s son, Henry David Bassette, was born five weeks premature in November 2013, he was required to stay in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit for 12 hours. During that time, she started using …

Valley Views Local photographers aim their cameras outdoors

Friday, October 3, 2014

YELLOW LEAVES AND REFLECTIONS Mill River Recreation Area, North Amherst Photograph and text by Julius Lester of Belchertown In this part of the world, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins when nature is making its transition from …

Coming Up

Friday, August 22, 2014

AMHERST SENIOR CENTER SENIOR CYCLING — Offered by All-Out Adventures, for seniors 60 and over, Wednesdays through Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 8 Railroad St., Hadley. Bikes and helmets provided. Cost is $5/day, or $15 for a month pass. Preregistration required; call 584-2052. POETIC ART FORMS …

School Lunch Menus

Friday, October 3, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Crispy chicken sandwich, mixed fruit, carrot sticks, apple slices, Tater Tots TUESDAY: Mozzarella sticks, vegetarian baked beans, spinach salad, fresh orange, peach cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Meatball hero, romaine salad with tomato, baby carrots and celery, peach cup, banana THURSDAY: Oven-roasted chicken, vegetarian baked beans, veggie …

Thursday night football: Northampton runs past Belchertown, 31-3, for first win

Thursday, October 2, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — The Northampton football team showed glimpses on both sides of the ball over the course of its first three games. The young Blue Devils gained an early lead Thursday night and put together a complete performance …

Thursday’s high school golf/gymnastics: Northampton goes low to beat Central

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Cam King shot a 1-over-par 37 as the Northampton golf team beat Central, 155-206, Thursday at Northampton Country Club. Chris Soderberg and Gina Whalen each shot a 39, while Colby Lander added 40 for the Blue Devils (5-7). Northampton 155, Central 206 at Northampton CC, par 36 Northampton …

Thursday’ high schools: Easthampton spikes Sabis

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Kate Avard had 10 kills and an assist as the Easthampton girls volleyball team swept Sabis, 3-0, at home Thursday. Jordan Burt added four kills and three aces, while Nicole Lewandowski had four aces for the Eagles (5-6, 2-2 Central), who won 27-25, 25-20, 25-19. Minnechaug 3, Belchertown …