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Wednesday’s high school recaps: Gateway baseball rallies, tops Hampshire

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Trailing by one run after five innings of play, Gateway Regional rallied for a 7-6 victory over Hampshire Regional, Wednesday in Huntington. The Gators (6-1) scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a three-run lead. Everett Warner recorded the last RBI in the inning, driving in a run on a single. The Raiders (1-5) gave … 0

Wednesday’s high school tennis: Northampton girls beat Longmeadow

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Behind undefeated singles players Phoebe Gelbard, Adele Fantasia and Sarina Hahn, the Northampton girls tennis team beat Longmeadow, 3-2, Wednesday at JFK Middle School. The victory was the Blue Devils’ first over the Lancers’ in Jeff Holman’s 11 seasons as the Hamp coach. Girls Tennis Northampton 3, Longmeadow 2 At JFK First singles: Phoebe Gelbard (N) def. Erica Paul, 6-4, 6-2; Second singles: … 0

Girls Indoor Track & Field Player of the Year: Anna Kaplan, Amherst Regional

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

AMHERST — Anna Kaplan spent the indoor track season perfecting a new event, and to say she found success in the 2-mile would be an understatement. The Amherst Regional senior said she ran the distance only once or twice last indoor season before making it her main event in the 2013-14 season. “I … 0

Monday’s high school lacrosse recaps: Belchertown pulls out late win over Wahconah

Monday, April 7, 2014

For the second straight game, the Belchertown boys lacrosse team broke a late deadlock to earn a home victory. Jason Krasinkiewicz scored his second goal with 1 minute, 1 second left in regulation as the Orioles edged Wahconah Regional 8-7 on Monday afternoon. Wyatt Rousseau and Alex Bachand … 0

Weekend high school, prep recaps: Northampton baseball drops opener to Westfield

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Northampton baseball team opened its season with a 10-2 loss at Westfield Saturday. Two players recorded their first varsity hit for the Blue Devils. Chris Soderberg went 2 for 4 with his first two hits, while Tom Horton had his first career hit. Joe Warner and Andrew … 0

This week's public meetings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Select Board, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Disability Access Advisory Committee, 11:30 a.m., Stavros; Public Shade Tree Committee, 4 p.m., Agricultural Commission, 7 p.m., both at Town Hall; Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee, 7 p.m., ARHS WEDNESDAY: Hampshire County Retirement Board, 9 a.m., 99 Industrial Drive, Northampton; … 0

Friday’s high school lacrosse: Amherst boys rally to beat East Longmeadow in overtime

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Amherst Regional boys lacrosse team showed its resilience in an 8-7 comeback victory in overtime over East Longmeadow Friday. Trailing by one goal with about three minutes left in regulation, junior Alex LaRaja scored his only goal of the game to force the extra session for the … 0

Friday’s high school baseball/softball: Pitchers deliver for Smith Voke, Granby

Friday, April 4, 2014

A trio of local pitchers posted complete-game victories in their teams’ season openers on Friday afternoon. Baseball Smith Vocational 9, Commerce 2 — Kevin Wackerbarth went the distance, allowing five hits and fanning six for the Vikings (1-0, 1-0 Tri-County) on the road. Shawn Wackerbarth led Smith Voke … 0

Friday’s high school boys tennis recaps: Belchertown tops Quaboag in opener

Friday, April 4, 2014

The winning tradition of the Belchertown boys soccer team has carried over to the spring. Seven members of the state champion soccer squad started for the tennis team Friday. The result was a 3-2 victory over Quaboag in the Orioles’ season opener at home. Ethan Smith (No. 1) … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, April 4, 2014

BALKUS — Liam Thomas, son of Thomas Balkus and Lindsay Rhoades, of Holyoke, was born March 15 at The Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are John and Lisa Rhoades of Florence. The paternal grandparents are Joan and Robert Tremblay of St. Cloud, Fla., and Thomas … 0

Thursday’s high school recaps: Hopkins senior Andrew Omer no-hits Belchertown in season opener

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Andrew Omer made pitching to live batters seem overrated on Thursday. Without ever throwing batting practice during the preseason, the Hopkins Academy senior pitched a no-hitter as the Golden Hawks beat Belchertown 4-0 in Hadley. Omer, who had one outdoor bullpen session prior to the game, struck out … 0

High Schools: Amherst girls tennis too much for Agawam in opener

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The McCann sisters began the season as expected for the Amherst Regional girls tennis team, but the Hurricanes’ third singles player was nearly as impressive in a 4-1 win at Agawam Thursday. Nicole (No. 1) and Allison (No. … 0

Three-way race for Chesterfield Select Board brings excitement to town election

Thursday, April 3, 2014

CHESTERFIELD — For the first time in decades, three candidates are vying for a seat on the Select Board. “I have been here for 31 years, and I can’t remember this ever happening before,” Select Board member Robert Recos said. Three people — Patricia Colson-Montgomery, 61, of Smith … 0