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Weekend high schools/preps: Smith Academy boys soccer stays perfect with win over Hopkins

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Smith Academy boys soccer team scored a pair of goals in the second half off corner kicks to upend Hopkins Academy 2-1 Saturday in Hatfield. With 15 minutes remaining, Kevin Banas converted a Joe Afflitto feed to put the Falcons (4-0) ahead for good. About five minutes earlier, Tanner Natale scored from Jack Dadmun to tie it. Pat Knightly had the goal for the Golden Hawks (2-1-1), with the …

Fire extinguished in garage of South Deerfield home

Saturday, September 13, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A fire was extinguished in the garage of a home at 15 Kelleher Drive Saturday afternoon. There were no reported injuries. The fire was reported about 1:20 p.m. Firefighters at the scene said the State Fire Marshal’s office will investigate, but declined to elaborate on what happened. A resident also declined comment. …

Opinions differ on whether Board of Health could prohibit Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline

Saturday, September 13, 2014

DEERFIELD — There is a difference of opinion about whether the Board of Health has the power to prevent Kinder Morgan’s controversial Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline from passing through town. Cristobal Bonifaz, a lawyer from Conway whose law office is in Amherst, believes so, and the Deerfield Board of Health seems ready to follow his lead. But the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which …

Monday’s boys soccer: Amherst shuts out Northampton, 3-0

Monday, September 8, 2014

Six players registered a point and George Holt made five saves to lead Amherst Regional to the road shutout victory over Northampton, 3-0, on Monday. Alex Mangels, Justin Pina Lopes Sena and Alex LaRaja each scored a goal for the Hurricanes (2-0), while Ian Robson, Luke Webb and …

Monday’s girls soccer: South Hadley pulls away from Mahar

Monday, September 8, 2014

The South Hadley girls soccer team used two goals in the second half to break a halftime tie en route to a 3-1 win over Mahar Monday in South Hadley. Gigi Thibault gave the Tigers (2-1) the lead for good with an unassisted goal. Teammate Reilly Jodoin added …

Smith Academy rallies with two late goals to tie field hockey rival Frontier Regional

Monday, September 8, 2014

HATFIELD — The Smith Academy field hockey team was on the verge of being shut out by league rival Frontier Regional Monday. The Falcons kept charging like it was scoreless and the pressure cracked in their favor as …

Still no plan for former St. James Roman Catholic Church in Deerfield

Monday, September 8, 2014

DEERFIELD — Eight months after acquiring the former St. James Roman Catholic Church on North Main Street, the building’s new owner still does not have any specific plans for the building. The church was purchased last December by Laurie Cuevas, the owner of Maple Valley Creamery in Hadley, …

Deerfield Recreation Department offers fall programs

Saturday, September 6, 2014

DEERFIELD — With the cooler days of fall drawing nearer and community pools or beaches closing, the Recreation Department is rolling out a series of programs to keep area residents active. Field hockey An introductory field hockey program will be available for girls in Conway, Deerfield, Sunderland and …

Two developers consider solar farm at Deerfield landfill

Saturday, September 6, 2014

DEERFIELD — Two developers are eyeing Deerfield’s landfill off Lee Road as the site of a future solar energy farm. The Solare Co., of San Jose, California, sent a letter of intent to the Select Board in July asking for a 30-day period where it would be allowed …

Friday’s high school recaps: Frontier, Amherst stay perfect with five-set victories in girls volleyball

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Frontier Regional and Amherst Regional girls volleyball teams each needed five sets Friday to stay undefeated two matches into the season. The four-time state champion Red Hawks dropped a close fourth set, but rallied with a quick fifth to beat West Springfield 3-2. The Hurricanes let a …

Smarter than the gurus? What are your football picks? What to watch and what will happen

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Friday Wahconah at Northampton, 7 The Blue Devils open with the rival Warriors in the Route 9 Rumble. Hamp’s stable number of running backs will look to fill the shoes left by Malik Renner and John Grimaldi, who …

Thursday’s high school golf: New-look Hopkins Academy opens with road win

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Hopkins Academy golf team received victories from three of its new starters in a 141/2-91/2 season-opening win over Pathfinder Thursday afternoon at Mill Valley Golf Club. The defending WMass Division 3 champion Golden Hawks (1-0) needed to replace half of their starting lineup. Justin Butterfield and Molly …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Granby girls cruise in opener

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Granby girls soccer team scored six times in the second half to turn its season opener into an 8-0 home rout over Ware. Kate Desormier (two goals, one assist), Jessica Patruno (goal, two assists) and Summer Molin (goal, assist) each had multiple points as the Rams (1-0) …