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Thursday’s high schools: Danielle Easton nets three goals and Holyoke Catholic beats Hopkins Academy

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Danielle Easton posted a hat trick Thursday afternoon to guide the Holyoke Catholic girls soccer team to a 3-1 home victory over Hopkins Academy. Julie Pirog assisted on Easton’s game winner with roughly 11 minutes left in regulation. Meg Goncalves also had an assist for the Gaels (3-3, 1-1 Pioneer South), while Kylee Windyka made six saves. Jay Ruiz scored from Hannah Berard, and Jordan Lashway stopped 16 shots for …

Thursday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy sweeps aside Ware

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Four Hopkins Academy golfers swept their individual matches Thursday afternoon as the Golden Hawks breezed to a 20-4 victory over Ware at Hickory Ridge. Medalist Caleb Farnham shot a 40 to earn a 4-0 win at No. 2. Spencer Butterfield, Joe Yusko and Liam Higgins followed suit for Hopkins (6-2, 5-1 Bi-County East). Hopkins Academy 20, Ware 4 at Hickory Ridge, par 36 …

Belchertown rejects solar artisan village on State School property

Thursday, September 18, 2014

BECHERTOWN — The five-member Belchertown Economic Development Industrial Corp. voted unanimously Wednesday not to continue with a proposed BelArts Solar Artisan Village on the site of the former Belchertown State School. “We have decided to move on,” BEDIC Chairman William Terry said. The committee was formed with a mission of finding a suitable developer for the State School property after it was decommissioned …

Campaigns work to excite Valley voters about Tuesday’s state primary

Friday, September 5, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Political observers in the Valley say Tuesday’s primary offers one of the best crop of candidates for statewide offices in recent memory, although general interest has been lackluster through the dog days of summer. At stake …

Smarter than the gurus? What are your football picks? What to watch and what will happen

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Friday Wahconah at Northampton, 7 The Blue Devils open with the rival Warriors in the Route 9 Rumble. Hamp’s stable number of running backs will look to fill the shoes left by Malik Renner and John Grimaldi, who …

Thursday’s high school golf: New-look Hopkins Academy opens with road win

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Hopkins Academy golf team received victories from three of its new starters in a 141/2-91/2 season-opening win over Pathfinder Thursday afternoon at Mill Valley Golf Club. The defending WMass Division 3 champion Golden Hawks (1-0) needed to replace half of their starting lineup. Justin Butterfield and Molly …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Granby girls cruise in opener

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Granby girls soccer team scored six times in the second half to turn its season opener into an 8-0 home rout over Ware. Kate Desormier (two goals, one assist), Jessica Patruno (goal, two assists) and Summer Molin (goal, assist) each had multiple points as the Rams (1-0) …

Thursday’s high school field hockey: Smith Academy rolls to first win

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Jen Adamites and Olivia Cavanaugh each scored two goals for the Smith Academy field hockey team in a 5-0 shutout at Athol Thursday afternoon. Izzy Duseau also had a goal for the Falcons (1-1, 1-1 North), while Kayla Miastowski made 10 saves. South Hadley 2, Palmer 0 — …

Thursday’s high school girls volleyball: Belchetown sweeps Pioneer Regional, stays perfect

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Belchertown girls volleyball team swept its way to a second straight win to start the season, beating Pioneer Regional 3-0 Thursday in Northfield. The Orioles (2-0) earned a 25-13, 25-10, 25-21 victory. Cara McKenzie had five kills and two aces, while Tatyana Ryan picked up 12 assists …

Amherst defense rises up as Hurricanes take down defending state champ Belchertown 1-0

Thursday, September 4, 2014

AMHERST — In a clash of defenses, the Amherst Regional boys soccer team made the most of one mishap to take a season opening 1-0 win from Belchertown on Thursday afternoon. “It feels great to get the win,” …

Belchertown bicyclist struck by car reported in good condition at Baystate Medical Center

Thursday, September 4, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — The bicyclist who was hospitalized Wednesday after being struck by a car on Route 202 is in good condition with non-life-threatening injuries, a spokeswoman for the Northwestern District Attorney’s office said Thursday. The cyclist, a 63-year-old Belchertown woman, was struck by a Hyundai Accent driven by …

Karen Anderson, Susannah Whipps Lee seek Republican nomination in 2nd Franklin House District

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Two North Quabbin women are seeking the Republican nomination in Tuesday’s primary election to challenge two-term incumbent Democrat state Rep. Denise Andrews of Orange in November. Both Karen Anderson of Orange and Susannah Whipps Lee of Athol have 100 ratings from the Gun Owner’s Action League — which …

Belchertown bicyclist hospitalized after being struck by car on Route 202

Thursday, September 4, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — A bicyclist was hospitalized after she was struck by a car while crossing Route 202 in front of the Belchertown Police Department about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The cyclist, a 63-year-old Belchertown woman, was struck by a Hyundai Accent driven by an 80-year-old Belchertown woman, according to …