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Division 3 girls volleyball: Easthampton spikes Wahconah in first round, 3-1

Thursday, October 30, 2014

DALTON — Wahconah opened the Western Massachusetts Division 3 girls volleyball tournament against an Easthampton team that won its last three matches — two in five sets — just to reach the tournament. The battle-tested Eagles, who lost here earlier in the season, needed four sets to eliminate the eighth-seeded Warriors 25-22, 25-19, 14-25, 25-21. On Oct. 6, the Eagles were 5-7 and one more loss would have knocked them …

High school notebook: Lucius Burrell nears 4,000-yard rushing milestone as Easthampton looks to qualify for postseason

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lucius Burrell can join a very exclusive fraternity Friday night, but he’s more concerned about his team joining a group of four. The Easthampton senior running back sits just 82 yards from the career 4,000-yard mark, while the Eagles need to win at Ludlow to secure a Western Massachusetts Division 5 postseason berth. …

What2Watch4 — Week 9 high school football previews

Thursday, October 30, 2014

South Hadley vs. Commerce Friday, Springfield Central, 5 p.m. The Tigers (4-3, 3-1 Suburban) can clinch a Division 4 tournament berth with a victory over the Red Raiders (2-5, 2-3). If they fall, they will need help. South Hadley should respond in this game after being shut out last week against Agawam. Pittsfield …

When insurance won't cover it: Paragliding club drops in to help Easthampton woman clean her yard after it was torn up by microburst

Sunday, October 26, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Looking into the blue sky over Mount Tom on Saturday, Patricia Kusnierz gestured to the colorful paragliders approaching her yard. “Ain’t that a pretty sight,” she said. For Kusnierz, 62, the paragliders represent more than a …

Weekend prep schools: Williston football runs away from Berkshire in second half

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Williston Northampton football team trailed early, but recovered to blow out Berkshire, 46-14, Saturday in Easthampton. Williston trailed 6-0 and 14-8, but the Wildcats (5-1) pulled away with 30 second-half points. Johnny Aylward finished 13 of 22 for 216 yards and three touchdowns. Nick Garofano ran for …

Weekend high schools: Keith Dixon powers undefeated Amherst boys soccer to regular season finale

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Keith Dixon scored twice and had an assist as the Amherst Regional boys soccer team beat Chicopee, 3-1, in nonleague action at Szot Park in Chicopee Saturday night. After a scoreless first half by both teams, the Hurricanes erupted in the second half. Alex Zyskowski had the other …

Easthampton snaps two-game slide, rolls past Greenfield 54-0

Saturday, October 25, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — After losing two in a row, the Easthampton football team needed a game like this. The Eagles ran away early, scoring on every offensive drive of the first half and returned a punt for a touchdown …

Easthampton Matters to host informational forum on ballot questions

Saturday, October 25, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — A community group is hosting an informational forum Wednesday for voters who want to learn more about the four state ballot questions in the Nov. 4 election. The free forum takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the City Council chambers at 50 Payson Ave. …

Friday’s high schools: Smith Academy girls soccer beats Hopkins Academy, nears tournament berth

Friday, October 24, 2014

The present and the future collided in Hatfield Friday. Seniors Olivia Hanson and McKenzie Wilson hooked up on the first goal, and middle schoolers Carrie Ellis and Maggie Hession connected on the second goal as the Smith academy girls soccer team beat Hopkins Academy, 3-1. The Falcons (8-7-1, …

Area police news

Friday, October 24, 2014

Amherst ■ Shane Omidi, 24, of Grafton, was arrested at 3:59 a.m. Friday on North Pleasant Street on a warrant. ■ Management at El Comalito restaurant, 460 West St., reported a break-in at 10:31 a.m. Thursday. Easthampton ■ Reynaldo Aponte, 34, of 20 Berkeley St., was arrested at …

Heading Outdoors

Friday, October 24, 2014

∎   Fall Landscape Photography Field Trip — Workshop, field trip and critique with photographers Andrea York and Michael Zide in Amherst, Oct. 25, 8 to 11 a.m. RSVP zide@comcast.net. ∎   Holyoke VNA 5K Run/Walk for Hospice Life Care — 5K run/walk at Ashley Reservoir, Oct. 25, …

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, October 24, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Sara Klugman graduated magna cum laude …

Veterans Voice

Friday, October 24, 2014

Announcements FREE DINNER: The Florence VFW Post 8006 will offer free dinners to any area veteran and his or her spouse or partner on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Social half-hour will start at 5.30 p.m. with a buffet at 6 p.m. This year’s menu will be spaghetti, ziti, …