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JERREY ROBERTS
Arielle Baillargeon, left, of Gateway Regional, can't handle the throw at first and Mallory Beauregard, of Granby, makes it safely to the base Tuesday in Granby.

Tuesday’s high school recaps: Nadia Squitiero gives Amherst Regional softball a walkoff win

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nadia Squitiero’s fourth hit brought in Mikah McNamara with the game-winning run for the Amherst Regional softball team as they topped West Springfield 7-6 in 10 innings at home. Squitiero went 4 for 6 with a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored, while McNamara had two hits, drove in one and scored another for the Hurricanes (3-4, 1-3 Valley … 0

Belchertown boys tennis team remained perfect in Valley Wheel play

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Belchertown boys tennis team remained perfect in league play with a 4-1 road victory over Chicopee Tuesday afternoon at Szot Park. Ethan Smith and Sam Stroman each earned 6-2, 6-2 wins in the top two singles matches for the Orioles (6-2, 4-0 Valley Wheel). Belchertown’s doubles teams — Ryan Stinson and Alex DeSantis, Ryan Kearney and Adam Lopes — also won in … 0

Tuesday’s high school lacross recaps: TJ Fitzell leads South Hadley to win

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Senior midfielder TJ Fitzell scored six goals with three assists to lead his South Hadley boys lacrosse team to a 16-10 independent road victory at Northampton on Tuesday. Tom Crotty had four goals and three assists, while Pat Crotty scored a hat trick for South Hadley (5-2). Griffin Fitzell had a goal and two assists, and Sam Duda added a pair of tallies. … 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

Area police news

Monday, April 14, 2014

Amherst ■ Police are investigating vandalism at two Main Street properties reported Monday that apparently occurred in the early morning hours Sunday. At 10:59 a.m. Monday, an employee at the Amherst Dental Group, 650 Main St., reported that lights along the driveway were broken and a light post … 0

Easthampton's Art Walk and Galaxy, a perfect spring combination

Monday, April 14, 2014

It was the first warm night of spring as we drove past woods erupting with the sounds of peepers on our way to Easthampton on Saturday night. It was the monthly Art Walk, and as we turned the corner onto Cottage Street, it was clear that the balmy … 0

School Lunch Menus

Monday, April 14, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mixed fruit, carrot sticks, apple slices, mashed potatoes TUESDAY: Mozzarella sticks, golden baked potato wedges, broccoli florets, orange, peach cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Hot dog, romaine salad with tomato, baby carrots and celery, peach cup, banana THURSDAY: Pizza wedge, veggie beans, veggie dippers, romaine … 0

Heading Outdoors

Monday, April 14, 2014

■∎ Vernal Pool Exploration — Program with Charley Eiseman on April 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 525 S. Pleasant St., Amherst. Fee: $15. Preregistration required; call 256-6006. ■∎ Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteer Day — Takes place April 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 … 0