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JOSIAH B. SMITH

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Amherst Aidan Shea was named to the Amherst Regional Middle School eight grade honor rolls. Belchertown Ryan Foley graduated from Nichols College in Dudley. An economics major, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Chesterfield Josiah B. Smith successfully completed four years of challenging academic, physical and professional military training, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland, May 22 with a bachelor of science degree in Arabic and a commission as a U.S. Marine Corps second lieutenant. He is a graduate of Hartsbrook High School in Hadley and the son of Edmund and Kathleen Smith of Montague Center, (formerly of Chesterfield). At …

Thursday’s high schools: Hopkins Academy closes softball season with rout of Mahar

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Hopkins Academy softball team ended its season on a high note with a 20-6 victory over Mahar in 5 innings on senior day. Seniors Peyton Ring, Jasmine Roberson and Jailinne Ruiz each had at least a hit for the Golden Hawks (3-14, 2-11 Franklin). Ring earned the win on the mound and had two hits, two runs and an RBI. Roberson had …

Thursday’s high school baseball: Frontier Regional keeps postseason hopes alive with tight win over South Hadley

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Brandon Bryant enjoyed a perfect day, going 4 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs as the Frontier Regional baseball team kept its postseason hopes alive with a 10-9 road win at South Hadley Thursday. Nolan Muzyka and Seth Gewanter each had two hits and scored twice for the Red Hawks (7-10, …

Hilltown Voices: Retirement party for Chesterfield highway superintendent, fishing derby in Plainfield, colonial hearth cooking in Williamsburg

Saturday, May 9, 2015

There will be a retirement party from 2 to 4 p.m. May 17 at the Chesterfield Community Center at 400 Main Road for Ed Dahill. He retired as Chesterfield highway superintendent last June after serving in the position for 26 years. All are welcome at the party hosted …

Friday’s high school tennis: Belchertown girls remain perfect with win over Holyoke

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Belchertown girls tennis team pulled out another win and stayed undefeated with a 4-1 victory over Holyoke Friday. Meghan Bernard didn’t drop a game to Kaitlin Laflamme and stayed perfect on the season at first singles for the Orioles (14-0, 8-0 Pioneer). Julia Tan’s record remained unblemished …

Friday’s high school softball: Hampshire blows out East Longmeadow

Friday, May 8, 2015

Alexis Ferris got far more run support than she needed as the Hampshire Regional softball team rolled past East Longmeadow, 12-0, in a mercy-rule shortened six-inning game in Westhampton. Ferris struck out seven and didn’t walk anyone while scattering three hits. Katy O’Connor led Hampshire (11-2) with two …

Friday’s high school lacrosse: Northampton downs Brattleboro Union

Friday, May 8, 2015

Matt Huggett’s four goals and an assist helped make it a happy ride home from Vermont for the Northampton boys lacrosse team, which beat Brattleboro Union 8-7 Friday night. Jack Shaughnessy (two assists), Nick Pellegrino (assist), Ian Shaw and Henry Higgins each tacked on a tally, while Jared …

Friday’s high school baseball: Jamie Carey spins no-hitter as Amherst knocks off Cathedral

Friday, May 8, 2015

Jamie Carey threw a no-hitter as the Amherst Regional baseball team remained atop the Valley League with a 4-1 win over Cathedral Friday at Forest Park in Springfield. Carey struck out eight and walked six. An error in the second inning led to a run. He helped himself …

Thursday’s colleges: Upsets rule Atlantic 10 Softball Tournament

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Day two of the Atlantic 10 Softball Tournament in Amherst featured some surprising results as the top two seeds lost their first game of the event Thursday at Sortino Field at UMass. The top two seeds have never each lost their first game in the event. No. 4 …

Thursday’s high school softball: Division 2 sectional finalists, Hampshire Regional and Frontier Regional, qualify for postseason

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The groundwork for a Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament softball finals rematch has officially been set, as the 2014 finalists qualified for the postseason on Thursday. Defending champion Hampshire Regional used a 12-0 win over Holyoke in sixth …

Thursday’s high school baseball: Jon Morrison delivers defending sectional champ Hopkins Academy tournament berth

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Jonathan Morrison allowed an unearned run on two hits and struck out 16 to deliver a 2-1 road win Thursday over Turners Falls and a tournament berth for the 2014 state finalist Hopkins Academy baseball team. In one stretch the freshman right-hander fanned eight batters in a row. …

Thursday’s high schools: South Hadley girls lacrosse edges Westfield, 12-11

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Olivia Slysz scored four goals and added an assist as the South Hadley girls lacrosse team eked out a 12-11 home win over Westfield Thursday afternoon. Emma Slysz (assist), Gabby Schwalm (assist) and Kami Sierra had two tallies apiece for the Tigers (3-7). Marley Medina and Danielle Miele …

Thursday’s high school tennis: Defending champion Amherst qualifies for girls tournament

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Amherst Regional girls tennis team clinched a playoff spot with a 3-2 win at Needham on Thursday. The defending sectional champion Hurricanes (9-2) swept the singles matches for the victory. Allison McCann breezed through first singles, beating Emily Shuman 6-1, 6-0. Nya Saunders (second) and Margaret O’Connell …