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COURTESY JOHN LOOS
Allen Vance, Rob Sailer, Connor Evans and Kelzy Rodrigues pose after their third-place finish in the championship field of the 4x800-meter relay at New Balance Nationals, in New York. The group, along with alternate Aiden Foucault-Etheridge have been named the Daily Hampshire Gazette Boys Track & Field Players of the Year.

Gazette Boys Indoor Track & Field Players of the Year: Amherst Regional’s 4x800 relay: Allen Vance, Rob Sailer, Connor Evans, Kelzy Rodrigues, Aiden Foucault-Etheridge

Monday, April 20, 2015

Player of the Year: Amherst 4x800 relay team (senior Allen Vance, senior Rob Sailer, senior Connor Evans, senior Kelzy Rodrigues, freshman Aiden Foucault-Etheridge, alternate) Season highlights: This team excelled at every level at which it competed. The quartet won the title at the PVIAC championships (8 minutes, 37.99 seconds), the state Division 3 championships (meet record 8:05.01), the all-state championships …

Former Amherst police officer Mike Kent completes 25th straight Boston Marathon

Monday, April 20, 2015

BOSTON — At the end of the day Monday, Mike Kent will have hung up a famed jacket in his closet. It was not Masters green or medical-coat white. Instead, it’s royal purple with orange detail, and Kent earned it by finishing the 119th Boston Marathon. The addition to Kent’s coat closet also …

Check it out: Area health briefs

Monday, April 20, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban dscherban@gazettenet.com Getting back in shape Ease into spring sports. That’s the recommendation of Dr. Julio Martinez-Silvestrini, sports medicine specialist and medical director at Baystate Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Springfield. “Getting yourself back in shape to play sports isn’t something that happens overnight,” he said in a prepared statement. Ideally, conditioning for a return to spring sports for both …

Area volunteer opportunities

Friday, April 17, 2015

HOSPICE OF THE FISHER HOME — Seeking volunteers for weekend visits at the hospice, 1165 North Pleasant St., Amherst, to help with welcoming guests, providing support for residents, family and friends, meal preparation, gardening and running errands. Next training April 24 and 25, noon to 4:30 p.m. Contact …

Mmmm Mmmm Maple: Savoring the first crop of the season

Friday, April 17, 2015

Is it possible to think of maple syrup as a vegetable? It’s a bit of a stretch, yet it’s a plant food, and plant foods are classified as vegetables, fruits, legumes and cereals. It’s definitely not a legume …

Archaeology event in South Deerfield showcases artifacts from 2013 industrial park dig

Friday, April 17, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Over 12,000 years ago, the land at the base of Mount Sugarloaf in South Deerfield is believed to have been the site of one of the largest Paleolithic encampments in North America. According to Dr. Richard Michael Gramly, a Harvard-educated archaeologist from North Andover, the …

Patriots’ Day Revolutionary Muster and Parade at Historic Deerfield Saturday

Friday, April 17, 2015

DEERFIELD — Ready! Aim! Fire! Ordered by that cry, the crack of muskets and the boom of cannons will be a common sound in Old Deerfield during Historic Deerfield’s Patriots’ Day Revolutionary Muster and Parade Saturday. At the event, held from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors will …

Thursday’s high school tennis/track: Belchertown girls ace Central to remain perfect

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Belchertown girls tennis team continued its hot start to the season, cruising to a 5-0 sweep of Central at home Thursday. The Orioles (4-0, 4-0 Pioneer) surrendered nine games across five matches. Sophomore Meghan Bernard led the charge with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Kim Huymh at …

Thursday’s high school lacrosse: Northampton girls roll past Belchertown

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Abby Baldwin scored four times and Emily Biggs (two goals, three assists) had five points for the Northampton girls lacrosse team in a 16-1 home victory over Belchertown Thursday afternoon. Megan McCarthy had a hat trick, while Kerry …

Thursday’s high schools: Frontier Regional softball upends Smith Academy

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Freshman Emma Wesoloski picked up her first varsity win in the circle for the Frontier Regional softball team in a 7-2 home win over Hopkins Academy Thursday afternoon. Wesoloski went the distance, striking out two and allowing one earned run on three hits as the Red Hawks (3-0, …

Northampton sweeps MSTCA indoor coach of the year awards

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association released the winners of its coach of the year awards on Thursday and three local indoor coaches won. Northampton swept the western Massachusetts honors as Angus Fisher won in his first season with the boys team and Brandon Palmer won for his …

Forums planned in Greenfield and Turners Falls on proposed Tennessee Gas pipeline

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Two forums on the Northeast Energy Direct project proposed by the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. are scheduled in the coming weeks — one for the general public, the other specifically for potentially affected landowners and communities. To mark Earth Day, the Greenfield Community College Green Campus Committee will …

Daily Hampshire Gazette Girls Swimming & Diving Player of the Year: Kerry Fleming, Northampton

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Kerry Fleming, senior, Northampton 2014-15 highlights: Fleming led the Blue Devils to a third straight Western Massachusetts title with four second-place finishes. She swam personal bests in the 100-yard free (1 minute, 57.29 seconds) and 200 free (53.93). …