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Thursday’s high schools: Amherst softball rallies to beat Chicopee Comp

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ali McIntire’s two-run single in the top of the seventh capped a three-run rally for the Amherst Regional softball team, which defeated Chicopee Comp 8-7 on the road Thursday. Trailing 7-5 entering the seventh, Mikah McNamara (hit, three runs) walked with one out. Justine Bohl and Mathena Morrissey followed with singles to load the bases, then Jada Glasgow was hit by a pitch to make it 7-6 and set up … 0

Thursday’s high school tennis: Northampton sweeps Chicopee

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Northampton girls tennis team swept Chicopee 5-0 without any match dropping more than two games on the road Thursday. Sophomore Phoebe Gelbard led the charge defeating Lilly Roberst 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Adele Fantasia and Serina Hahn won at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively, 6-0, 6-1. Girls Tennis Northampton 5, Chicopee 0 At Szot Park First singles: Phoebe … 0

Thursday’s high school track: South Hadley girls open with win over Frontier Regional

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Michelle Stefanowicz, Angela Thibault and Hope Werenski each won twice as the South Hadley girls track & field team beat Frontier Regional, 76-69, in both teams’ opener in South Deerfield. Stefanowicz won the shot put and discus, Thibault won the long jump and 100-meter hurdles, and Werenski won the triple jump and 400 hurdles. Katherine Conlisk (javelin), Kat Miner (high jump), Jaime Byrne … 0

Former Easthampton, UMass pitcher Jeremy Demers stares down fight with cancer

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

EASTHAMPTON When he’s got a baseball in his hand, it’s hard to tell Jeremy Demers has cancer. Most of the weight he originally lost from his 6-foot, broad-shouldered frame has come back and so far his hair has … 0

Easthampton Police investigate possible stabbing

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Police are investigating what they believe may have been a stabbing. A man came to the Cooley Dickinson Hospital emergency room Monday with a leg injury that appeared to be a stab wound, which prompted the hospital to call the Northampton Police Department, said Northampton Police … 0

Man who allegedly got in unattended Easthampton Police cruiser finds himself under arrest and handcuffed

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — An Easthampton man denied charges in Northampton District Court Monday that he got inside a parked, running police cruiser Sunday night. Jason P. Townsend, 40, of 14 Water St., pleaded not guilty to charges of breaking … 0

Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award Winners in Hampshire County

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Teachers from public schools in Hampshire and Franklin counties chosen for this year’s Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards will be honored May 6 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. The 11th annual awards, sponsored by the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation, come with $500, local YMCA memberships and … 0

Grinspoon: Excellence in Teaching award winners in Northampton, Easthampton, Westhampton reflect on what makes a good educator

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — What does it take to be an excellent teacher? For Melissa Power-Greene, a special education teacher at Northampton High School, good teaching requires “really connecting with students.” “It means looking them in the eye and asking … 0

City and school leaders hope to launch energy-saving project at White Brook Middle School

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — The School Department is teaming up with the city’s Energy Committee on a project aimed at saving $53,000 annually in energy costs at White Brook Middle School. Energy Committee Chairman Marin Goldstein, an elementary school parent, said a preliminary study shows the schools account for 53 … 0

Monday’s high school softball recaps: Granby squeezes past Hopkins Academy for first win

Monday, April 14, 2014

Abi Beauregard laid down a successful safety squeeze to score the game-winning run as the Granby softball team won for the first time this season, defeating Hopkins Academy 7-6 Monday. Beauregard struck out eight and walked nobody, allowing … 0

Monday’s high school lacrosse recaps: Aidan Bass gives Amherst late win over Northampton

Monday, April 14, 2014

Aidan Bass scored with 28 seconds left in regulation to complete a hat trick and deliver a 7-6 road victory for Amherst Regional over Northampton. Donovan Riley scored twice for the Hurricanes (2-2), while Alex LaRaja (two assists) … 0

Monday’s high school baseball recaps: Smith Academy wins rematch with Frontier Regional

Monday, April 14, 2014

The setting and significance were different, but the Smith Academy and Frontier Regional baseball teams staged another one-run nailbiter. In a rematch of last season’s sectional Division 3 title game, won in extra innings by the Red Hawks, it was the Falcons who emerged Monday afternoon with a … 0

Monday’s high school track/tennis recaps: Northampton girls, Amherst boys stay unbeaten on track

Monday, April 14, 2014

A pair of track & field teams remained undefeated Monday with comfortable wins. The Northampton girls moved to 2-0 with a 110-26 win over Minnechaug. The Blue Devils took first in every event with the exception of javelin. Lauren McGrath (shot put, discus), Mariel Lutz (high jump, 800, … 0