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What to Watch for: Week 5 high school football previews

Friday, October 9, 2015

Northampton at South Hadley Friday, 7 Both teams are coming off blowout wins last week and are fighting for position in the Suburban League. Joe Allard leads the Tigers (2-2, 1-1 Suburban) with seven passing touchdowns, while Nik Smith, Elijah Davis and Syrus Carey scored multiple rushing touchdowns last week for the Blue Devils (2-2, 1-1 Suburban). Dean Tech at Smith Voke Friday, 7 Either the Golden Hawks (0-4, 0-4 Tri-County) or Vikings (0-4, 0-4) will pick up their first win of the season in Northampton. Jared Pease has scored four touchdowns on the ground for Smith Voke, which will look to limit the turnovers …

Thursday’s high school girls volleyball/field hockey: Belchertown prevails in battle of unbeatens

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Two unbeaten girls volleyball teams entered Ware High School on Thursday night. Belchertown left with a 3-1 (25-17, 13-25, 25-11, 26-24) victory in non-league action. The Orioles (11-0) lost a set for just the fourth time this season, but responded with a dominant 25-11 third-set win before outlasting the Indians (11-1) in the fourth set. Cara McKenzie led Belchertown (11-0) with 12 kills, …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Northampton takes down defending girls state champion West Springfield

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Playing on the home field of the defending Division I state champions, Emma Tanner delivered for the Northampton High School girls soccer team Thursday night. The Blue Devils sophomore midfielder scored with 7.2 seconds left on an assist from Brigitte Goeler-Slough to beat host West Springfield, 2-1. Alex Bertuch-Wallace opened the scoring in the 48th minute assisted by Abby Springfield, but the Terriers …

Thursday’s high school gymnastics/golf: Hampshire splits tri-meet with Minnechaug, Agawam

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Nick Hoskin posted a pair of top-three finishes Thursday evening for the Hampshire Regional gymnastics team, which split a tri-meet in Westhampton. Minnechaug won with 127.4 points, Hampshire had 122.075 with Agawam at 116.875. Hoskin was runner-up on …

Wednesday’s high schools: Connor Hamilton’s hat trick helps Frontier sink Wahconah

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Connor Hamilton played a part in four goals as the Frontier Academy boys soccer team beat Wahconah, 5-0, at Herlihy Park in Whately Wednesday. The Red Hawks’ senior midfielder scored three goals, including one in the first minute, and dished an assist to Chad Parent in the 50th …

Wednesday’s high school golf: Depth backs up Easthampton over Westfield Tech

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Strong performances at the back of the lineup helped the Easthampton golf team beat Westfield Tech, 18-6, at Pine Grove Golf Course in Northampton Wednesday. The Eagles (2-8) took 11 points over the final three matches. Austin Kuenzel won 4-0 over Bailey Lannon at the No. 4 position, …

Tuesday’s high school soccer: Lexi Turgeon saves a point for Hampshire Regional

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Lexi Turgeon snatched a point away from defeat with three seconds remaining Tuesday. The Hampshire Regional junior scored 39 minutes, 57 seconds into the second half of a 3-3 girls soccer tie with Central in Springfield. The Raiders scored three of the five second-half goals, including two in …

Tuesday’s high school field hockey/girls volleyball: Northampton, Frontier qualify for postseason

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Megan McCarthy scored three goals as the Northampton field hockey team qualified for the postseason with a 4-1 victory over Smith Academy in Northampton Tuesday. McCarthy has 13 goals on the season to lead the Blue Devils (8-1-1). Ursa Heidinger scored unassisted, while Hazel Ethier and junior varsity …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Smith Academy beats Sabis, qualifies for postseason

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

After a rare miss last season, the Smith Academy golf team clinched a return trip to the sectional tournament with an 181/2- 51/2 win over Sabis at the Country Club of Greenfield Tuesday. No. 1 player Jake Wilson earned medalist honors by shooting a 43. Cam Haley, Justyn …

Tuesday’s high school girls cross country: Hampshire Regional stays perfect

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ally Roessling and the Hampshire Regional girls cross country team are rolling into their showdown with undefeated Northampton next week. Roessling placed first overall for the fourth time this season when she finished the Raiders’ 2.92-mile Westhampton course …

Tuesday’s high school boys cross country: Frontier Regional beats Granby, stays unbeaten

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Carsten Carey was just a few seconds behind in second place as the Frontier Regional boys cross country team stayed unbeaten with a 15-47 win over Granby at Dufresne Park’s 3.1-mile course on Tuesday. Carey finished in 19 …

Monday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy wins Bi-County East championship

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Hopkins Academy golf team clinched its third straight Bi-County East title Monday afternoon by beating Mahar 191/2-41/2 at Ellinwood Country Club in Athol. Spencer Butterfield shot a match-best 40 to lead the Golden Hawks (13-0, 10-0). Butterfield, Jack Ter Doest, Justin Butterfield and Liam Higgins each swept …