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Case of Tarryn LaValley, who allegedly threatened to blow up Easthampton High School, continued without a finding for one year

Friday, January 30, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Authorities downgraded criminal charges against the 18-year-old student who allegedly threatened to blow up Easthampton High School in November to a misdemeanor Friday and continued her case without a finding for one year. That means the case against Tarryn L. LaValley will be dismissed after a year if she stays out of trouble and abides by conditions set by Northampton District Court Judge Jacklyn Connly which include counseling …

Gazette Boys Cross Country Player of the Year: Liam Sullivan, Northampton

Friday, January 30, 2015

Gazette Boys Cross Country All-Stars FIRST TEAM Kyle Bressette, senior, Gateway Regional Bill Carroll, freshman, Holyoke Catholic Dylan Cross, junior, Hampshire Regional Connor Evans, senior, Amherst Regional Tim Foldy-Porto, senior, Northampton Aidan Gilson, senior, Northampton Abe Herzog-Arbeitman, senior, Northampton Ben Hill, senior, Northampton Nevin Murray, junior, Amherst Regional Mike Sears, senior, Hampshire Regional …

Thursday’s high schools: Northampton, Belchertown, South Hadley qualify for WMass girls basketball tournament

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Three girls basketball teams assured their spot in the postseason with victories Thursday night. Northampton, Belchertown and South Hadley each earned their 10th wins. Northampton 49, Holyoke 39 — Lauraine Joensen (14 points, 10 rebounds) posted a double-double for the Blue Devils (10-3, 2-1 Valley) in the home win. Lily Glading-DiLorenzo had 12 points, Charlotte Maurer 10 and six assists, while Megan McCarthy …

Wednesday’s high schools: Amherst Regional beats Sabis, punches tournament ticket

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Isaac Siegel and Devonte’ McCall each posted a double-double as the Amherst boys basketball team clinched a tournament berth with a 69-53 road win over Sabis Wednesday night. Siegel scored a game-high 26 points with 10 rebounds, while McCall had 15 points and 12 boards. Will Cuffee and …

Wednesday’s high school wrestling: South Hadley pins down Frontier Regional

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The South Hadley wrestling team collected three consecutive pins from Jack Greaney (132 pounds), Cyrus Larivee (138) and Sean O’Grady (145) which helped pave the way to a 38-30 win over Frontier Regional in South Hadley, Wednesday. Dean Tech 51, Hampshire Regional 20 at Hampshire Regional High School …

Wednesday’s preps: Williston takes down Salisbury in boys basketball

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Williston Northampton boys basketball teams cruised to a 76-47 road win over Salisbury School on Wednesday. Ryan Richmond scored a team-high 17 points to help lead the Wildcats (10-1). Kieran Hamilton added 14 points with four second-half 3-pointers. Jake Ross (Northampton) contributed 11 points in the win. …

High school notebook: Easthampton senior earns silver medal at Cyclocross National Championships

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wet weather and a muddy course rarely faze cyclocross riders. However, when poor race conditions initially canceled the women’s junior 17-18 race at the Cyclocross National Championships in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 11, Victoria Gates broke down in …

Overcoming the odds: Jim Egan of Easthampton has his life back after unlikely kidney transplant

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — James “Jim” Egan III of Loudville Road had been hoping for a kidney transplant since an extremely rare autoimmune disease killed his kidney function over four years ago. But his doctors told him that due to …

Tuesday’s high school basketball: Hampshire boys run away from Southwick

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Hampshire Regional boys basketball team had a 10-point halftime lead, but a huge third quarter resulted in a 70-43 road win over Southwick on Tuesday. The Raiders (8-3, 6-2 Bi-County) outscored the Rams (2-7, 2-5) 25-4 in the third quarter to break the game open. Conor Cronin …

Tuesday’s high school swimming: Northampton girls swim past Amherst Regional to stay perfect

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Maela Whitcomb was the only multiple-event winner as the Northampton girls swimming & diving team kept its perfect season going Tuesday afternoon by beating Amherst Regional 120-56 in Amherst. Whitcomb took first in both the 100 fly and …

Gordon Hardy Jr. of Easthampton denies six counts of possessing child pornography

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Gordon T. Hardy Jr., 57, of 5 Mount Tom Ave., Easthampton, pleaded not guilty in Northampton District Court on Friday to six counts of possession of child pornography. According to court records, Microsoft reported to the State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force that a …

Monday’s high school basketball: Tim Hoar, Frontier Regional defense cap comeback over Drury

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Frontier Regional boys basketball team watched an 11-point lead against Drury turn into a three-point deficit with minutes remaining Monday. But defense and Tim Hoar’s driving layup with 7.7 seconds left gave Frontier a 43-42 comeback win …

‘Four-wheel drive for your feet’: Snowshoeing offers outdoor exercise anyone can enjoy

Monday, January 19, 2015

Several times a week during the winter months, Mary Jo Maffei steps into her snowshoes and heads out the back door of her Shutesbury home and off along a trail that was cut by her son. The red-blazed …