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Frontier Regional running back Seth Gewanter, center, pushes through a host of Mohawk defenders for a first down in the third quarter Wednesday night in Deerfield.

Frontier Regional plows Mohawk, 46-6, in pre-Thanksgiving tilt

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Frontier Regional football team made sure to soak in the final accomplishment of an outstanding season. Following the Red Hawks’ 46-6 thrashing of rival Mohawk Regional Wednesday night, the players took turns passing around the trophy and posing for pictures. Frontier (9-2) capped the program’s best season since reaching the Division 3 Super Bowl in 2009. …

Deerfield man faces drug, gun charges after search of storage unit in Greenfield yields weapons, prescription pills

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Deerfield man was arraigned on drug and gun charges in Greenfield District Court on Wednesday after state police say they found stolen guns and prescription pills in a storage unit he rented in Greenfield. Jerry L. Jones, 71, of 642 Greenfield Road, Deerfield, was charged with five counts of receiving stolen property, five counts of possession of a firearm without …

Lawyer John Stobierski has unique perspective on child sexual abuse by Catholic priests portrayed in ‘Spotlight’

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — If anyone has no need to see “Spotlight” — a movie about the Boston Globe’s 2002 investigation of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests — it’s probably John Stobierski, a Greenfield lawyer who has more or less lived the story. Over the past 23 years, Stobierski has met with hundreds of …

WMass girls volleyball: Frontier Regional sweeps Ware, gets shot at 11th straight title

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — If it’s mid November, that means Frontier Regional is usually preparing for a trip to Holyoke. The top-seeded Red Hawks earned their 12th straight trip to the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Girls Volleyball championship Wednesday night with a 25-16, 25-17, 25-9 semifinal win over fourth-seeded …

WMass field hockey: Frontier repeats as champions behind Jordyn Roberts’ 2 goals

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Penalty corners tripped up the Frontier Regional field hockey team all season. The Red Hawks simply struggled to score from them even in reaching Wednesday’s Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament championship at Clark Field. Since …

WMass boys soccer: Frontier shocks 4-time defending champ Belchertown in the semifinals

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Chicopee — An early Frontier Regional counterattack knocked the crown off the Belchertown boys soccer team’s head. Red Hawks senior Connor Hamilton finished a ball from Andy Habel with 7 minutes, 4 seconds remaining in the first half …

WMass girls volleyball: Frontier not troubled by Sabis in D3 quarterfinals

Monday, November 9, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The drive toward the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team’s potential 11th straight sectional title and possible sixth state championship in a row began at the service line Monday. Many points in the top-seeded Red Hawks’ …

Scott and Karen Peabody new commanding officers for Salvation Army in Franklin County

Monday, November 9, 2015

GREENFIELD — Scott and Karen Peabody are new to town, transferred here by the army. Not that army. The couple are captains in the Salvation Army and the new commanding officers and pastors of the Greenfield post, which …

WMass girls soccer: Granby, Gateway advance to semifinals; 4 local teams knocked out in quarters

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Granby girls soccer team walked off its home field for the final time Sunday with its unbeaten record still intact after a 4-0 victory over Athol in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament quarterfinals. Summer Molin scored twice, while the top-seeded Rams (17-0-2) were the beneficiaries of …

Weekend prep schools: Williston football rolls on senior night

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Ian Ostberg threw four touchdown passes and ran for another in the first half alone as the Williston Northampton football team romped over Pomfret 48-16 on senior night Saturday in Easthampton. The junior signal caller from Florence tossed scores of 51 and 39 yards to Michael Dereus, then …

WMass field hockey: Defending champion Frontier fends off stubborn Southwick in Division 2 semifinals

Saturday, November 7, 2015

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Anyone watching the Frontier Regional and Southwick Western Massachusetts Division 2 field hockey semifinal needed to look at the scoreboard to realize that it was a close game. The play on the field suggested otherwise. …

Community rallies to help widow of World War II veteran in Deerfield

Saturday, November 7, 2015

DEERFIELD — Eighty-three-year-old Normena Welcome stands at her back door, watching strangers build a ramp, clean her yard, remove tires from the property she’s lived on for many decades, and raze a rickety old shed that has deteriorated …

WMass football: Hoosac Valley outruns Frontier in semifinals

Friday, November 6, 2015

Adams — The version of five yards and a cloud of dust the Hoosac Valley football team presented Friday superseded Frontier Regional’s attempt. The No. 1-seeded Hurricanes ran for 148 yards in a 28-6 victory over the No. 4 Red Hawks in the Western Massachusetts Division 5 Tournament …