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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 Gateway trouble in the seventh inning, however, as Geoff Sobotka … 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

Orange state Rep. Denise Andrews opposes proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

ORANGE — State Rep. Denise Andrews, D-Orange, said she is opposed to the gas pipeline that’s been planned to cross Franklin County and the North Quabbin region and would be willing to get arrested to stop it. Andrews, the first area legislator to publicly oppose the proposal, shared her concerns with a gathering of more than 100 pipeline opponents at a meeting last … 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 … 0

A community supper brings neighbors together in South Deerfield this Friday night

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Julie Cavacco wants to bring people together in our small village of South Deerfield. So that's why she's organizing a community supper this Friday night, with a free dinner for anyone who wants to sit down at the table at the Congregational church on North Main Street from … 0

Yankee Candle President Harlan Kent to depart

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Harlan Kent, the president and CEO of Yankee Candle Co., is leaving after 13 years. Rachel Wilson, a spokeswoman with Jarden Corp., confirmed that Kent will “eventually move on. He has exciting opportunities ahead of … 0

Frontier Regional students sponsor electronics recycling fundraiser for trip to Ireland

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — In April 2015, a group of Frontier Regional High School students will stay in Ireland for nine days. But before they can do that, they each need to raise $2,800. To help pay for the trip, the students are having an electronics recycling drop-off event … 0

Tuesday’s high school recaps: Nadia Squitiero gives Amherst Regional softball a walkoff win

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nadia Squitiero’s fourth hit brought in Mikah McNamara with the game-winning run for the Amherst Regional softball team as they topped West Springfield 7-6 in 10 innings at home. Squitiero went 4 for 6 with a triple, two … 0

Belchertown boys tennis team remained perfect in Valley Wheel play

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Belchertown boys tennis team remained perfect in league play with a 4-1 road victory over Chicopee Tuesday afternoon at Szot Park. Ethan Smith and Sam Stroman each earned 6-2, 6-2 wins in the top two singles matches for the Orioles (6-2, 4-0 Valley Wheel). Belchertown’s doubles teams … 0

Tuesday’s high school lacross recaps: TJ Fitzell leads South Hadley to win

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Senior midfielder TJ Fitzell scored six goals with three assists to lead his South Hadley boys lacrosse team to a 16-10 independent road victory at Northampton on Tuesday. Tom Crotty had four goals and three assists, while Pat Crotty scored a hat trick for South Hadley (5-2). Griffin … 0

Monday’s high school recaps: South Hadley nine hangs on to beat Holyoke

Monday, April 21, 2014

After allowing eight unanswered runs, the South Hadley baseball team responded by scoring four in the fifth inning and held on to beat Holyoke 8-7 on the road Monday afternoon. Adam Pilachowski pitched 31/3 hitless and scoreless innings with six strikeouts to earn the win. Pat Sears went … 0

Monday’s high school tennis/track: Frontier Regional girls laps Palmer

Monday, April 21, 2014

Kat Miner took first in three individual events to lead the Frontier Regional girls track & field team to a 121-24 home victory over Palmer Monday. Miner won the high jump (5 feet, 5 inches), the 100 meter (13.8 seconds) and the 200 (28.3). Katherine Conlisk and Kimmi … 0

Dorm fire extinguished at Eaglebrook School

Monday, April 21, 2014

DEERFIELD — A dorm room fire at the Eaglebrook School Saturday night remains under investigation by the state fire marshal’s office, Deerfield police and fire officials say. At 9 p.m. Saturday, the Deerfield Fire Department and Deerfield Police responded to the private boys boarding middle school on Pine … 0