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Weekend high school recaps: Amherst Regional boys soccer remain undefeated, shut out Northampton 3-0

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Three Hurricanes scored as the Amherst Regional boys soccer team knocked off crosstown rival Northampton, 3-0, at home on Saturday. Gabe Fontes, Alex Mangels, and Luke Webb each netted a goal in the victory that also kep the Hurricanes (13-0-2) undefeated. Jon Brodeur tallied 15 saves and allowed three goals for Northampton (3-10-1) while his counterpart George Holt made three stops in the shutout. Smith Academy 4, Palmer 0 — …

Weekend preps: Ostberg starts, propels Williston’s win over Wilbraham & Monson, 48-18

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Williston defeated Wilbraham & Monson, 48-18, on the road Saturday. The Wildcats (4-1) exploded for 34 points in the first half and never looked back. In his first start, sophomore quarterback Ian Ostberg (Florence) led Williston completing 9-12 for 198 yards and four touchdowns. Michael Dereus caught two touchdowns from Ostberg and returned a punt for a 53-yard touchdown, all in the …

Friday night football: Easthampton drops second straight as final drive comes up short in 34-28 loss at Turners Falls

Saturday, October 18, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — With first place in the Intercounty League at stake Friday night, a pair of late-game injuries robbed the game and the Easthampton football team of a potentially memorable finish. The Eagles saw star running back Lucius Burrell and quarterback Nate LaPlante leave the field on their final possession, which came …

Thursday’s high school golf: Shane Hollenbeck enters PVIAC championship on heels of 1-under 35 for Granby

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Shane Hollenbeck is ready for Friday’s PVIAC Golf Championship. Hollenbeck shot a 1-under-par 35 at the Country Club of Greenfield to lead Granby to an 18-6 win over Smith Academy on Thursday. The PVIAC championship will start at 9 a.m. at Franconia Golf Course in Springfield. Other local …

Insurance companies play key role in helping homeowners recover from storm

Thursday, October 9, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — When the bedroom ceiling came crashing down on Mark and Kelly Kicza as they slept in their Hendrick Street home early Wednesday morning, it’s a safe bet that homeowners insurance was the last thing on their minds. Once they realized they were not hurt in the …

What2Watch4 — A look into Week 6 of the high school football season

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Agawam at Northampton, 7 Friday This is a big game for the Blue Devils (1-3, 0-1 Suburban), who are coming off their first win and are just on the outside in the Division 4 playoff race. Hamp is …

Cleanup continues in Easthampton after microburst drops trees on homes, Mountain Road

Thursday, October 9, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Thursday was the perfect kind of fall day for tackling yard work, and homeowners near the intersection of Mountain Road and Hendrick Street were all out working in their yards Thursday. But their yard cleanups were …

Video of microburst damage in Easthampton shot by drone owned by Patrick Brough goes viral

Thursday, October 9, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Patrick Brough said that when he saw the mile-long swath of devastation that Wednesday’s microburst left behind, he was relieved to learn that no one was hurt. Then, he fired up his small drone, turned on the video camera, and sent it up to do its …

Wednesday’s high schools: Granby beats Mahar for third straight boys soccer win

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Matt Bleakley netted two goals and added an assist for the Granby boys soccer team, which won its third straight game by beating Mahar 4-0 in Orange Wednesday. Joe Desormier (assist) and Conor O’Shea both added a goal for the Rams (4-3-4). Doug L’Abbee made two saves to …

Wednesday’s high school golf: Hampshire sweeps Granby, Monson in push for postseason

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The postseason hopes for the Hampshire Regional golf team got a major boost Wednesday afternoon, as the Raiders picked up a pair of victories. Sean Ryan posted a match-best 39 at Hickory Ridge Golf Club in Amherst to lead Hampshire over Granby 181/2-51/2 and Monson 16-8. In addition …

Wednesday’s prep schools: Williston field hockey rolls past Ethel Walker

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Delaney Belinskas recorded a hat trick in the first half and Meg Szawlowski (Leeds) scored twice as the Williston-Northampton field hockey team beat Ethel Walker, 5-1, Wednesday in Easthampton. Belinskas and Szawlowski each had one assist, while Morgan Fogleman made four stops for the Wildcats (6-2). Boys soccer …

Elaine Vieu of Easthampton denies threatening neighbor with steak knife

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — An Easthampton woman was arraigned in Northampton District Court on Wednesday where she denied threatening to kill her neighbor while wielding a steak knife. Elaine M. Vieu, 41, of 66½ Maple St., Apt. M, pleaded not …

Two Easthampton men describe their front-row (car) seats to microburst

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Bryan Lamore was driving up Mountain Road in his Mini Cooper on his way to work around 5 a.m. Wednesday when suddenly, he couldn’t see five feet in front of him. “There were branches flying by. …