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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 …

Former Hampshire Regional girls basketball coach Richard Moussette denies charges of lewdness

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

HOLYOKE — Former Hampshire Regional High School girls basketball coach Richard Moussette denied charges of lewdness Tuesday morning after he was allegedly seen masturbating in a store at the Holyoke Mall earlier this month. Moussette, 54, of Holyoke, …

Monday’s high schools: Northampton boys soccer picks up critical win

Monday, October 19, 2015

A postseason appearance has eluded the Northampton boys soccer team since 2012. Leon Moore helped the Blue Devils take a big step toward qualifying Monday, accounting for three points with two goals and an assist in a 5-1 romp over Chicopee Comp at home. The junior scored in …

Richard Moussette resigns as Hampshire Regional girls basketball coach; faces charges in Holyoke District Court

Monday, October 19, 2015

WESTHAMPTON — Former Hampshire Regional High School girls basketball coach Richard Moussette, who resigned Saturday, faces charges in Holyoke District Court. Moussette, 54, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning, according to Holyoke District Court staff. The court …

Weekend high schools: Smith Academy girls soccer claims tourney berth

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Three players scored a goal apiece and Brooke Pashek posted a six-save shutout as the Smith Academy girls soccer team clinched a tournament berth with a 3-0 home win over Hopkins Academy Saturday. Hannah Rickert (assist), Carrie Ellis (assist) and Maggie Hession each tallied for the Falcons (8-4-2, …

Hilltown Voices: Groups protest pipeline staging area on agricultural land in Plainfield

Saturday, October 17, 2015

On Saturday at noon, demonstrators will gather to voice their objections to a staging area on East Main Street where Kinder Morgan, the parent company of Tennessee Gas Pipeline, would store 30-inch diameter by 50-foot-long pipes and other materials for the construction of the proposed 412-mile interstate Northeast …

Friday’s high schools: Northampton girls soccer wins rivalry rematch with Amherst Regional

Friday, October 16, 2015

Alex Bertuch-Wallace scored twice to push the Northampton girls soccer team past rival Amherst Regional and into the postseason with a 3-1 win in Northampton. Emma Tanner added a goal and an assist for the Blue Devils (8-5-2) in front of Sydney White, who made six saves. Sage …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Mike McColgan pitches shutout in debut as Hampshire beats Monson

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Keeper Mike McColgan earned a seven-save shutout in his first career varsity start as the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team earned a 1-0 win over Monson in Westhampton Thursday. David Labrie set up Colin Dearborn for the game winner for the Raiders (8-2-2, 3-1-1 Holley). Hampshire has won …

Thursday’s high school field hockey/girls volleyball: Smith Academy sticks South Hadley

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Five players registered at least one point for the Smith Academy field hockey team in a 4-1 independent victory over South Hadley Thursday afternoon in Hatfield. Izzy Duseau scored a goal with an assist for the Falcons (7-5-1). …

Thursday’s high school cross country/golf: Frontier boys sweep quad meet to stay undefeated

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Aidan Waldron won the individual race and Frontier Regional had five of the first six finishers as the Red Hawks boys cross country team remained perfect Thursday. Waldron finished the 3.1-mile course at Springfield’s Forest Park in 18 minutes, 41 seconds, while Carsten Carey crossed one second later …

What2Watch4: Week 6 high school football previews

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Northampton at Chicopee Friday, 7 Both teams rely on the ground game, so line play could decide this Suburban League matchup. Elijah Davis (602 yards, six touchdowns) and Nik Smith (536 yards, eight touchdowns) provide multiple options for …