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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 …

Weekend high schools: Granby’s Nolan Hodgins, Hampshire’s Brandon remain undefeated after Mountie Invitational wrestling tournament

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Granby wrestler Nolan Hodgins remained undefeated, reaching 18-0. He pinned Matt Carrier of Hampshire in 1 minute, 40 seconds in 220-pound final at the 2016 Mountie Invite on Saturday in Williamstown. Brandon Weyant of Hampshire improved to 16-0 on the season when he defeated Devin Pelletier of Mount …

South Hadley edges Granby, 57-52, in memorable girls basketball showdown

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Two star players turned into a memorable showdown in a battle of Central Division heavyweights, Friday in South Hadley. South Hadley held off Granby 57-52, to stay undefeated in league play. Sophie Gatzounas had 35 points for the Tigers (11-1, 2-0) while Mikhaila Edge added 10. Kate Sullivan …

Friday’s prep schools: Olivia Bonavita helps lead Williston girls basketball comeback

Friday, January 29, 2016

Three double-digit scorers helped the Williston Northampton girls basketball team erase a 10-point deficit in the second half Saturday. Olivia Bonavita led the way with 13 points, and the Wildcats beat Wilbraham and Monson 41-36. Sarah Sullivan put up 12 points, and Sarah Marion scored 10 for Williston …

Most area educators get good grades in state-mandated evaluation

Friday, January 29, 2016

Area educators again received high marks in ratings released this week by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, with statistics indicating that in most districts there is satisfaction with how most are teaching students and how schools are being managed. The 2014-2015 school year marked the …

Heading outdoors

Friday, December 11, 2015

∎   Emergency Survival and Self-Sufficient Skills Workshop — Earthwork Programs sponsors workshop in Conway Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon. $50. www.earthworkprograms.com, 522-0338.  ∎   Trapping: The Sacred Harvest — Earthwork Programs sponsors a workshop in Conway Sunday, …

Events for area seniors citizens

Friday, January 29, 2016

All of the senior centers listed below have a full slate of weekly activities that are detailed on their websites. Following is a sampling of what they offer. AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk 259-3060 TAX PREPARATION — AARP tax-aide volunteers will be providing free …

School lunch menus

Friday, January 29, 2016

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Crispy chicken patty sandwich, baked Tater Tots, cucumber coins, applesauce, orange TUESDAY: Mozzarella sticks, marinara, carrots, celery sticks, peaches, Barlett pear WEDNESDAY: Cheeseburger, corn, vegetarian baked beans, pineapple cup, banana THURSDAY: Two soft tacos, brown rice, black beans, diced pears, orange FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, broccoli florets, …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, January 29, 2016

Easthampton Aleksander Joseph Kochapski and Joshua J. Picard were named to the fall semester dean’s list at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Florence Bridget Melinda Keefe has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. Holyoke Community College The following local students …

Cheering squads

Friday, January 29, 2016

Registry of Motor Vehicles expands service options for seniors through partnership with councils on aging

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Senior citizens in Easthampton and other communities across the state no longer have to wait in line at the local Registry of Motor Vehicles branch to renew their driver’s licenses or car registrations. Through a new initiative announced Thursday, the state Department of Transportation and RMV have partnered …