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Monday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy wins Bi-County East championship

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Hopkins Academy golf team clinched its third straight Bi-County East title Monday afternoon by beating Mahar 191/2-41/2 at Ellinwood Country Club in Athol. Spencer Butterfield shot a match-best 40 to lead the Golden Hawks (13-0, 10-0). Butterfield, Jack Ter Doest, Justin Butterfield and Liam Higgins each swept their individual matches. Hopkins Academy 191/2, Mahar 41/2 at Ellinwood, par 35 Medalist: Spencer Butterfield (H), 40 No. 1: Spencer Butterfield (H) …

Monday’s high school soccer: Granby girls, Belchertown boys qualify for postseason

Monday, October 5, 2015

Of pair of local soccer teams punched their tickets to the postseason Monday. Summer Molin scored three times as the Granby girls beat Athol, 6-1, and qualified for the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament. Ryan Kearney tallied the lone goal in Belchertown’s 1-0 boys win over Longmeadow, ensuring the Orioles of the opportunity to defend their Division 3 sectional championship. Girls Soccer Granby …

High school girls volleyball/field hockey: Amherst Regional pushes Frontier to five sets, but state champs hold on

Monday, October 5, 2015

Amherst Regional backed the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team into a corner. Rachel Cialek and Remi Quesnelle came out swinging for the five-time defending state champions. The Red Hawks trailed 2-0 on Monday in Amherst before ripping off three consecutive set wins to prevail 3-2 (20-25, 22-25, 25-13, 25-13, 15-6). Cialek powered down 28 kills, while Quesnelle stuffed the stat sheet with 19 …

Deerfield Conservation Commission continues hearing on proposed solar farm near quarry

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

DEERFIELD — The Conservation Commission has voted to continue a public hearing until Oct. 22 to review the site plan for a proposed six-megawatt solar farm near the East Deerfield Quarry. The board decided during a joint meeting with the Planning Board to continue the hearing to allow …

Monday’s high school soccer: Smith Academy girls coach Matt McCloghry wins No. 100

Monday, September 28, 2015

At roughly the midway point of his eighth season as Smith Academy girls soccer coach, Matt McCloghry celebrated the century milestone Monday. The Falcons shut out Mohawk 3-0 in Hatfield for McCloghry’s 100th win at the school. His overall record is now 100-32-13. “I’m really proud of all …

Monday’s high schools: Belchertown spikes Easthampton to stay unbeaten

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Belchertown girls volleyball ball team kept its unbeaten streak going on the road by beating Easthampton 3-1 in each team’s league opener Monday. The game scores were 25-17, 23-25, 25-15, 25-18. Audra Hale had three kills and …

Monday’s high school golf: Granby rallies to chip Pathfinder

Monday, September 28, 2015

The bottom four players for the Granby golf team scored 15 of a possible 16 points in leading the Rams to a 16-8 victory over Pathfinder Monday at Cold Spring Country Club in Belchertown. Tyler Sullivan, Maddie Humphrey and Jack White each swept their individual matches, while EJ …

Tilton Library in Deerfield to expand to make room for community activities, more books

Monday, September 28, 2015

DEERFIELD — An expansion of the Tilton Library is planned to make more room for community events and, of course, books. Library Director Sara Woodbury said the library’s Space Needs Committee recently completed a study of how the library could be expanded or improved and has secured a …

Turners Falls motorcyclist arrested after pursuit in Deerfield

Monday, September 28, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Turners Falls motorcyclist was arrested on multiple charges after a short pursuit Friday on Routes 5 and 10. Kyle Grimard, 28, was charged with failing to stop for police, driving to endanger, speeding and a marked lanes violation after he refused to pull over when …

Tires pulled from Deerfield River bank in annual cleanup

Sunday, September 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield resident Allan Keyes stood on the rocky road above the site of the tire dump and shook his head as he watched volunteers load tires into an excavator. “It’s quite ridiculous,” he said. Two years …

Weekend high schools: Northampton field hockey shuts out Amherst Regional

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Megan McCarthy and Georgie Lellman each scored as the Northampton field hockey team shut out Amherst Regional, 2-0, Saturday in Amherst. Kiana Matakanski and Ursa Heidinger each had one assist, while Danielle Parent was unchallenged in goal for the Blue Devils (5-1-1). Katherine Cornell made 25 saves for …

Frontier outmuscles Turners Falls, 20-14 in overtime

Saturday, September 26, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Seth Gewanter’s game-winning touchdown in overtime on Saturday will go down as a 1-yard run, but there was very little running involved. Rather, the Frontier Regional junior took the handoff from quarterback Nolan Muzyka, got behind his offensive line and together as a group, the …

Friday’s high schools: Jordyn Roberts, Frontier Regional field hockey pull away from Southwick

Friday, September 25, 2015

Jordyn Roberts had a hand in both goals as the Frontier Regional field hockey team shut out Southwick, 2-0, on the road Friday. Tied at halftime, the Red Hawks (5-1) pulled away thanks to Roberts. Mackenzie Patterson scored off a Roberts assist, while Camille Alli assisted Roberts’ goal. …