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Monday’s high school track: Oliver Fox wins three as Frontier beats Mahar, Athol

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Oliver Fox took first place in three events as the Frontier Regional boys track & field team earned a pair of home victories Monday afternoon. The Red Hawks (4-1, 3-1 Intercounty) defeated Mahar 75-70 and Athol 111-33. Fox won the high jump (6 feet), the 100-meter dash (11.6 seconds) and the 400 (53.8). Andrew Lankarge earned victories in the 110 hurdles (17.9) and the 400 hurdles (60.9), while Andy Habel …

Monday’s high school tennis: Amherst girls sweep singles to down East Longmeadow

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Amherst Regional girls tennis team swept singles to beat East Longmeadow, 3-2, at home Monday. Allison McCann and Nya Saunders didn’t drop a game, cruising to 6-0, 6-0 victories at first and second singles, respectively, for the Hurricanes (7-2). Margaret O’Connell won 6-0, 6-1 at third singles. The doubles team faced tough competition as Kailey Tobin and Veronica Suchodolski fell in a …

Monday’s high school lacrosse: Belchertown rebounds with win over Chicopee

Monday, May 4, 2015

Adam Mercer scored the deciding goal and the defense of the Belchertown boys lacrosse team held on as the Orioles edged Chicopee 8-7 at home Monday afternoon. The Orioles (8-2, 6-1 Suburban) rebounded from a loss to the Pacers on Thursday to remain in a first-place tie. Mercer (two goals) scored from Ben Magarian (three goals, two assists) with eight minutes left Monday …

State Sen. Benjamin Downing receives several honors

Thursday, April 30, 2015

April was a good month for state Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield, who achieved several honors. On Wednesday, he was named the Massachusetts Association of School Committees’ legislator of the year for a second time, recognizing his “support and aggressive advocacy for our annual budget priorities, such as regional …

Thursday’s high school lacrosse: Northampton zips past South Hadley

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Megan McCarthy scored four goals and added two assists to lead the Northampton girls lacrosse team over South Hadley, 16-9, at home Thursday. Sophie Melcher (assist) added three goals, while Grace Goodwin-Boyd, Alli Zadworney (two assists) and Abby Baldwin (assist) each scored twice for the Blue Devils (7-1, …

Gazette Alpine Skiing Player for the Year: Allison Zera, Frontier Regional

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Allison Zera, junior, Frontier Regional 2014-15 highlights: Zera was consistent. She placed 11th overall at the PVIAC Individual Alpine Ski Championship, finishing the giant slalom (12th) in 28.94 seconds and the slalom (12th) in 42.6. Zera placed 10th …

Wednesday’s high school softball: Granby knocks down Sabis

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Emily Sawyer hit a solo home run in the second inning to help lead the Granby softball team to a 6-3 win over Sabis at home Wednesday. Kate Sullivan went 2 for 3 with two runs scored and an RBI double for the Rams (3-5). Kassandra Ortiz went …

Wednesday’s high school baseball: Matt Ackerman, Frontier blank Turners Falls

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Matt Ackerman came within an out of a complete-game shutout as the Frontier Regional baseball team blanked Turners Falls 5-0 Wednesday in South Deerfield. The senior lefty allowed four hits and struck out nine for the Red Hawks (3-5, 1-1 Hampshire West). Bailey Powers and Kade Gewanter each …

Wednesday’s high school lacrosse/volleyball: South Hadley rolls past East Longmeadow

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sam Duda scored six goals with an assist, while Marcus Larrier had five goals for the South Hadley boys lacrosse team in a 16-4 home blowout over East Longmeadow Wednesday. Jason Fernandes (two goals, two assists) and Beau Kass (goal, three assists) each notched four points for the …

Wednesday’s high school tennis/track: Northampton sweeps winless Cathedral

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Northampton girls tennis team didn’t give up a game as it swept Cathedral, 5-0, at home Wednesday. Phoebe Gelbard led the way at No. 1 singles with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Kaitlyn Rosa for the Blue Devils (5-3). Xochitl Calero and Jordan Kuhr powered the doubles …

Alexis Ferris deals perfect game to end Hampshire Regional’s two-game slide

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WESTHAMPTON — Alexis Ferris helped the Hampshire Regional softball team rebound from a two-game skid with her second career perfect game in a 13-0 five-inning win over Ludlow on Wednesday. “It’s exciting. I don’t know, I honestly had …

Daily Hampshire Gazette Wrestling Player of the Year: Brandon Weyant, Hampshire Regional

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Brandon Weyant Junior, Hampshire Regional 2015 highlights: Weyant went 3-1 at the All-State Tournament to place second at 160 pounds and help lead the Red Raiders to a 16th-place team finish. He finished second in the Division 3 …

Tuesday’s high schools: Lights go out on Amherst Regional, South Hadley boys lacrosse

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

For the second time in four seasons, the South Hadley and Amherst Regional boys lacrosse teams saw a game suspended because of faulty lighting. It happened in the 2012 sectional semifinals at American International College and again Tuesday …