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Wednesday’s high schools: Belchertown hockey qualifies with win over Chicopee

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Nate Pachecho gave the Belchertown ice hockey team two points and a postseason spot Wednesday. He scored a goal in the first period as the Orioles beat Chicopee, 1-0, at Smead Arena in Springfield. Cam Cass and Ben Magarian added assists for Belchertown (8-4-2, 7-3-2 Fay-Wright). St. Mary 5, Easthampton 2 — Freshman goalie Brigitte Goeler-Slough made 34 but the Eagles (3-9-4, 3-8-4 Fay Wright) fell at Lossone Rink. Boys …

South Hadley rallies to tie Mahar for Tri-County League wrestling title

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

From a 37-16 hole, the South Hadley wrestling team rallied back. The Tigers won the final four matches of their dual Wednesday in South Hadley to force a 37-37 tie with Mahar and share the Tri-County League championship with the Senators. It came down to the final match for the Tigers, who trailed …

Wednesday’s preps: Williston boys basketball shuts down Choate

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A stingy defensive second half allowed the Williston Northampton boys basketball team to beat Choate Rosemary Hall, 68-46, on the road Wednesday. Williston (14-4) held Choate to 12 points through the first minutes of the second half after leading by seven at hafltime Jamaal David and Sam Geschecter led the team with 17 points each. Girls basketball Loomis 69, Williston 38 — Olivia …

Tuesday’s high schools: Mitch Ouimette hits game-winning basket, makes steal to pace Hampshire Regional boys basketball

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mitch Ouimette nailed a 3-pointer with 5 seconds left to give the Hampshire Regional boys basketball team a 59-58 overtime win at Wahconah Tuesday night. On Wahconah’s ensuing possession, Ouimette came up with a steal to preserve the win. A mid-range jumper by Jake Bihler (18 points) sent …

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary aims to reduce dumping, increase access to Meadows property

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

EASTHAMPTON — Community members offered ideas Tuesday about how to combat illegal dumping and partying while improving public access in the portion of Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary that lies in the Northampton Meadows. While the Massachusetts Audubon Society property’s …

Tuesday’s high school skiing: Northampton’s Charlie Denhart returns to familiar position

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The last time Charlie Denhart took on the slalom at Berkshire East, he had an atypical run. One week ago, the Northampton senior finished 38th with an unusual time of 44.88 seconds. On Tuesday, Denhart was back in a familiar position. He finished second in 31.35 seconds during …

Gazette High School Girls Cross Country Player of the Year: Taylor Blow, Hampshire Regional

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY PLAYER OF THE YEAR Taylor Blow, senior, Hampshire Regional Season highlights: Blow had only one dual-meet victory but it kick-started a tremendous postseason. Blow finished first in a season-ending six-team meet at Springfield’s …

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Monday’s high schools: Frontier boys basketball falls in triple overtime to Pioneer Regional

Monday, February 1, 2016

In a wild triple-overtime battle, the Frontier Regional boys basketball team lost 99-98 on a buzzer-beater. Three Red Hawks were in double figures Monday in South Deerfield. Senior Justin Farrick led the way with 30 points for Frontier (5-8, 5-6 Hampshire). Senior Evan Bourque added 17 points, while …

Easthampton Licensing Board continues hearing on motorcycle rally proposed for Fort Hill Brewery

Monday, February 1, 2016

EASTHAMPTON — The Licensing Board postponed issuing a one-day license for a charitable motorcycle rally at Fort Hill Brewery after questions about process arose Monday. The Stone Cutters Chapter of Widows Sons, a local motorcycle group, proposes to host the event featuring a motorcycle ride followed by music, …

Easthampton Housing Authority employee allegedly admits stealing quarters from laundry machines to support heroin addiction

Monday, February 1, 2016

EASTHAMPTON — An employee of the Easthampton Housing Authority was arraigned Monday after admitting to police that he has been stealing quarters for months from its laundry machines to support his heroin addiction, according to court documents. Ashton J. Lawrence, 36, of 250 Main St., Apt. 2, was …

Gazette High School Golf Player of the Year: Ryan Chrabascz, Belchertown

Monday, February 1, 2016

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF PLAYER OF THE YEAR Ryan Chrabascz, sophomore, Belchertown Season highlights: Chrabascz won the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament individual title by shooting a 6-over-par 75 at Cranwell Golf Club in Lenox, leading the Orioles to …

Area police news: Easthampton mother gets involved in high school dispute; tip jar stolen from Amherst Subway

Monday, February 1, 2016

Amherst • Youths playing soccer at Southpoint Apartments, 266 East Hadley Road, at 5:38 p.m. Monday reported a possibly intoxicated man watching them and repeatedly yelling “goal” whenever a score was made. The man, who police said might be homeless, was no longer there when officers arrived. • …