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Weekend prep schools: Ostberg, Williston football earns first win

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Ian Ostberg of Florence threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in guiding the Williston Northampton football team to a 38-7 win over Rye Country Day Saturday in Easthampton. Ostberg completed 24 of 39 passes for 311 yards. He also opened the scoring by kicking a 28-yard field goal for the Wildcats (1-1). Mike Dereus was on the receiving end of all three TD passes. He finished with nine …

Weekend high schools: Amherst girls volleyball tops Greylock

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Teya Nolan had 24 assists, 10 digs, eight aces and three blocks for the Amherst Regional girls volleyball team in a 3-1 independent home victory over Mount Greylock Saturday. Claire Basler-Chang had 24 digs, eight kills and five aces for the Hurricanes (6-4). Megan Rice posted 11 kills and 10 digs, while Jen Joy added 11 aces and six blocks. Girls soccer Smith …

Mahar storms back to beat Frontier Regional, 27-20

Friday, October 2, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Frontier Regional appeared comfortably on its way to a fourth straight victory and looking like the beast of the Intercounty League. But Mahar had something to say about that. Mahar overcome a 20-point deficit and rallied for a wild, 27-20 victory over Frontier Friday night. The Senators pulled a page from the Red Hawks’ playbook and won the game on …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Smith Academy rolls past Ware

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The resurgent Smith Academy golf team needed only five outings to match its win total of a season ago. The Falcons defeated Ware 171/2-61/2 Tuesday afternoon at Greenfield Country Club to achieve that feat. No. 1 player Jake Wilson shot a match-best 39 for the Falcons (4-1, 3-1 …

Monday’s high school soccer: Easthampton shuts out Mohawk for first win

Monday, September 21, 2015

Maddie Grabowski scored a pair of goals to help the Easthampton girls soccer team earn its first win of the season Monday. The Eagles travelled to Buckland and emerged with a 3-0 victory over Mohawk Regional. Brenna Mottor also had two points with a goal and an assist. …

Monday’s high school golf: Frontier Regional drives past McCann, stays perfect

Monday, September 21, 2015

Alex Smiarowski fired a 2-over-par 36 to earn medalist honors and lead the perfect Frontier Regional golf team to an 18-6 victory over McCann Tech Monday at Forest Park Country Club in Adams. Smiarowski, Nate Patterson and Ben Tillona each won their individual matches 4-0 for the Red …

Monday’s high school volleyball/field hockey: Teya Nolan, Amherst Regional spike Ludlow

Monday, September 21, 2015

Teya Nolan had a career-high 32 assists as the Amherst Regional girls volleyball team beat Ludlow, 3-1, Monday no the road. Nolan also added nine digs for Hurricanes (3-1), who won 25-19, 24-26, 25-17, 25-11. Claire Basker-Chang added 18 digs, 11 kills and four aces, while Amy Lynch …

Patrick Johnson-Milner of Hartford denies multiple charges related to Interstate 91 chase and crash that injured five, including two children

Monday, September 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The State Police trooper who pursued a southbound vehicle on Interstate 91 Friday night at speeds up to 130 mph described in court documents watching the vehicle go airborne on the Exit 21 off-ramp in Hatfield and rolling over several times before coming to a stop …

Founder’s awards mark 40th anniversary of Old Deerfield Fall Craft Fair

Monday, September 21, 2015

OLD DEERFIELD — Jennifer Lee says the point of craft is history. Lee makes baskets of white pine and ash bark, with red willow rims and spruce root stitching. “I picked this up because I’ve always been very, …

Weekend high schools: Northampton boys soccer enters win column

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Jack Denhart scored a hat trick as the Northampton boys soccer team earned its first win of the season Saturday by blanking Holyoke 4-0 at home. Leon Moore added a tally, while Jon Brodeur turned aside eight shots for the Blue Devils (1-1-2, 1-0 Moriarty). Pittsfield 2, Amherst …

Amherst freshman Sophie Jacobs-Townsley, Northampton harriers shine at 20th Amherst Invitational

Saturday, September 19, 2015

AMHERST — The 20th annual Amherst Invitational commenced Saturday afternoon at Hampshire College and the local competitors did the region proud with some impressive performances. Sophia Jacobs-Townsley of Amherst Regional negotiated the 5-kilometer race in 18 minutes, 47 …

Without free supply of vaccine, drive-through flu-shot clinic may not be held in Deerfield this year

Saturday, September 19, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — After nearly a decade of providing quick, free flu shots for southern Franklin County towns, the annual drive-through clinic may not happen this year unless the towns can find an alternative source of free vaccine. Select Board member Carolyn Shores Ness said the donated influenza …

Friday’s high school volleyball, field hockey: Easthampton rallies to spike Greenfield in five sets

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Easthampton girls volleyball team rallied in a big way Friday night. The Eagles won the final three sets for a 3-2 come-from-behind win over host Greenfield. Easthampton won 22-25, 25-27, 25-18, 25-20, 16-14. Trailing 0-2, Eagles coach Molly Jacobson inserted setters Emily Baker and Veronica Hing back …