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Weekend prep schools: Granby’s Gabby Mercier sets Williston diving record

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Gabby Mercier of Granby broke her own school diving record as the Williston Northampton girls swimming & diving team beat Kingswood-Oxford 93-84 Saturday in Easthampton. Mercier finished with 235.50 points. Emily Yeager (Easthampton) won the 100 free and 200 free, while Natalie Aquadro (Northampton) finished first in the 500 free for the Wildcats. Boys swimming Kingswood-Oxford 97, Williston 70 — Calvin Frye and David Fitch (Conway) each won two events …

Weekend high schools: Amherst Regional shuts down West Springfield

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Trailing by four entering the second quarter, the Amherst Regional boys basketball team shut down West Springfield en route to a 66-54 win in Amherst on Saturday. The Hurricanes outscored the Terriers 14-4 in the second to pull ahead. Devonte’ McCall finished with 19 points, Isaac Siegel had 13 and Meikkel Murray added 10 for the Hurricanes (13-1, 6-0 Valley Wheel). Girls basketball …

Friday’s high school recaps: Hopkins Academy boys hoops runs over Smith Academy on the road

Friday, January 30, 2015

A big third quarter gave Hopkins Academy a 64-41 road win over Smith Academy in boys basketball on Friday night. The Golden Eagles (14-1, 11-1 Hampshire) outscored the Falcons (7-7, 6-5) 16-3 to open the second half. Zach Kelley and Brett Morrison led Hopkins with 16 points apiece, while Spencer Butterfield and Sami …

Wednesday’s high school wrestling: Smith Voke takes down Northampton in first match since splitting program

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

In their first matchup as separate programs, Smith Vocational got the best of Northampton Wednesday night. The Vikings, who before this season were part of a cooperative program with the Blue Devils, won 28-21. Jake Erali had the lone pin for the Smith Voke, while Nye Winston-Corradino earned …

Gazette Girls Cross Country Player of the Year: Mariel Lutz, Northampton

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Gazette Girls Cross Country All-Stars FIRST TEAM Tatyana Almore, junior, Belchertown Taylor Blow, junior, Hampshire Regional Julie Carroll, junior, Holyoke Catholic Ariel Christie, junior, Amherst Regional Erica Dean, junior, Northampton Frances Duncan, junior, Amherst Regional Emma Gonzalez, senior, …

Wednesday’s prep schools: Jake Ross nets 21 points as Williston rolls past Canterbury

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Four double-digit scorers led the Williston Northampton boys basketball team to a 69-55 win over Canterbury in Easthampton on Wednesday. Northampton’s Jake Ross scored a team-high 21 points for the Wildcats (11-1). Ryan Richmond added 15, Kieran Hamilton had 14 and Kyle Doucette chipped in 11. Girls basketball …

Easthampton Spirit Committee will no longer sponsor annual fireworks

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — The Easthampton Spirit Committee announced Wednesday that it will no longer sponsor the city’s annual fireworks display, held each year to celebrate Independence Day. The group has been organizing the shows since 2011. Chairmen Patrick Brough and Kevin Perrier created the committee after the Kiwanis Club …

Cottage Square developer asks Easthampton for $150,000 increase in Community Preservation Act loan

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — The developer of the Cottage Square affordable housing development is asking the city for a $150,000 increase to its Community Preservation Act loan after the project went over budget. Richard C. Relich of Boston-based Arch Street Development asked the Community Preservation Committee on Jan. 16 for …

Area police news

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Amherst ■ A woman being aggressive toward people at the weekly community breakfast at the Unitarian Universalist Society, 121 North Pleasant St., was calmed and sent on her way at 10:07 a.m. Wednesday. Police responded after the woman yelled at volunteers and repeatedly sampled items and then dumped …

Gazette Girls Volleyball Player of the Year: Emily Woodward, Frontier Regional

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Gazette Girls Volleyball All-Stars FIRST TEAM Justine Bohl, senior, Amherst Regional Rachel Cialek, junior, Frontier Regional Cassidy Ciesluk, senior, Frontier Regional Remi Quesnelle, junior, Frontier Regional Erin Reed-Coates, senior, Belchertown Shaya Shally-Jensen, senior, Amherst Regional Shelby Telega, senior, …

Father of Amherst baseball, Stan Ziomek, set for induction into WMass Baseball Hall of Fame

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The influence of Stan Ziomek in Amherst is clear, but his work in the game of baseball extended beyond the town’s border. So when a Western Massachusetts Baseball Hall of Fame was established, Ziomek seemed a perfect fit. …