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Heading outdoors

Friday, September 4, 2015

Gorge Apres Gorge 5K Run and 3-Mile Walk — Trail run and walk to benefit Hilltown Land Trust Saturday, Chesterfield Gorge, Ireland Street, Chesterfield. Run, 9:30 a.m.; Walk, 11 a.m. $10 advance; $15 day of; $35 family. www.runreg.com  Hike in Belchertown — Kestrel Land Trust sponsors hike with naturalist Charley Eiseman Dec. 6, 1 to 3 p.m. Pre-registration required. kestreltrust.org, 549-1097. Items for Heading Outdoors may be emailed to calendar@gazettenet.com, …

Northampton native Hunter Newman signs letter of intent to men’s lacrosse at Bucknell

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hunter Newman went from a potential Division III recruit to Division I prospect seemly overnight. The Northampton native and Suffield Academy senior signed his National Letter of Intent earlier this month to play men’s lacrosse at Division I Bucknell. The Bison finished 9-6 overall, 5-3 in the Patriot League last season. Their season …

Northampton’s Liam Sullivan places third at state Division 1 cross country championship

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WESTFIELD — Liam Sullivan gave everything he had, and then some. Yet it was a bittersweet day for the Northampton cross country standout. Sullivan fell a bit shy of his goal of becoming the first western Massachusetts runner since 2001 to win the state Division 1 cross country championship. He finished third with a time of 15 minutes, 29 seconds. “If you told …

WMass girls volleyball: Frontier assumes familiar No. 1 seed

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Frontier Regional girls volleyball coach Sean MacDonald will have to do some heavy scouting in preparation for the postseason, at least in looking ahead to the first couple matches. The Red Hawks received the top seed Tuesday for …

WMass girls soccer: Undefeated Granby lands top seed in Division 3

Monday, November 2, 2015

The Granby girls soccer team took the time Monday to celebrate its regular-season accomplishments: an undefeated record and the top seed for the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament. But for a program that’s played in five sectional finals …

WMass field hockey: Defending champ Frontier No. 1 in Division 2; Northampton No. 2 in Division 1

Monday, November 2, 2015

Defending champion Frontier Regional has one more team to worry about this year. A year after winning a three-team Western Massachusetts Division 2 Field Hockey Tournament, the field expanded to four teams, with the Red Hawks (16-2-0) landing the top seed, followed by No. 2 Greenfield (8-7-3), No. …

WMass boys soccer: Belchertown holds No. 1 seed looking for 5th straight title

Monday, November 2, 2015

No member of the Belchertown boys soccer team knows what it feels like to lose a sectional tournament game. The Orioles will chase their fifth consecutive Western Massachusetts Division 3 title as the No. 1 seed after the …

Liam Sullivan, Northampton rule PVIAC boys cross country championships

Saturday, October 31, 2015

WESTFIELD — Liam Sullivan could not quite catch his cousin, Aidan Gilson, in last year’s boys PVIAC cross country championship race. He knew that hard work added to his experience could push him over the top this year. …

Taylor Blow, Hampshire Regional leave mark on PVIAC girls cross country championship; Northampton repeats

Saturday, October 31, 2015

WESTFIELD — In a race dominated by Division 2 runners, Hampshire Regional’s Taylor Blow stood a cut above the rest. Blow was the individual winner Saturday in the PVIAC cross country championships at Stanley Park. Her time of …

Hilltown Voices: Williamsburg High School alums reprise 1965 production of ‘Our Town’

Saturday, October 31, 2015

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of an original school performance of Thornton Wilder’s play “Our Town,” alumni of the Williamsburg High School will perform a dramatic reading of the play at 3 p.m. Nov. 7 in the auditorium of the Town Hall. According to Fred Goodhue, eight …

Friday’s high schools: Granby outlasts Gateway Regional in battle of unbeaten girls soccer squads

Friday, October 30, 2015

In a battle of unbeaten girls soccer teams, Division 3 outlasted Division 4. Alicia Frappier scored the go-ahead goal in the second half as Granby beat Gateway Regional, 2-1, in Huntington in both teams’ regular-season finale. Nora Young also scored for the Rams (16-0-2), with the helper from …

PVIAC Championship kicks off postseason cross country schedule at Stanley Park

Friday, October 30, 2015

For the next four weekends, high school cross country teams are going to make Stanley Park in Westfield their home. The postseason starts Saturday with the PVIAC Championships. Then, following an unusual weekend off, teams return to the …

Thursday’s high schools: Josiah Wilson nets two to keep Amherst unblemished in October

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Josiah Wilson scored twice to lead the Amherst Regional boys soccer team to a 2-1 win over Agawam at home Thursday. Both of his goals came in the second half. One was assisted by Sage Bailin and the other by Tim Felton. George Holt made six saves for …