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Gazette Girls Volleyball Player of the Year: Emily Woodward, Frontier Regional

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Gazette Girls Volleyball All-Stars FIRST TEAM Justine Bohl, senior, Amherst Regional Rachel Cialek, junior, Frontier Regional Cassidy Ciesluk, senior, Frontier Regional Remi Quesnelle, junior, Frontier Regional Erin Reed-Coates, senior, Belchertown Shaya Shally-Jensen, senior, Amherst Regional Shelby Telega, senior, Frontier Regional Emily Woodford, senior, Belchertown Emily Woodward, junior, Frontier Regional HONORABLE MENTION Sarah Conlisk, junior, Frontier Regional Chapin Duffy, senior, Amherst Regional Cara McKenzie, sophomore, Belchertown Reed Mitchell, senior, Amherst Regional Courtney Newsome, senior, Frontier Regional Ruthenee Nhem, senior, Easthampton Tatyana Ryan, junior, Belchertown …

‘We never close’: Staying open during a storm means good business for some establishments

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Though there was hardly a light on in downtown Amherst Tuesday afternoon, the crowd was hopping inside Antonio’s Pizza as hungry customers piled in with skis and sleds in hand. “Welcome to the lodge, guys!” manager Jay Carreiro called out lightheartedly to a group of young people entering the small pizza restaurant on …

Scenes from the winter storm as Valley residents spared its predicted harshness

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Easthampton resident Heather Deshane draped a jacket over the head of her 20-month-old grandson to protect his face from the blowing snow as the two walked down Chapman Avenue on Tuesday morning. “He woke up at 5 a.m. saying, ‘Walk! Walk!’ ” she said of her grandson, Eduardo Vega, bundled up and thoroughly enjoying …

Amherst Regional storms back to ice Easthampton, 5-4

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — The undefeated start by the Amherst Regional hockey team has shown the Hurricanes have the talent to beat anybody in western Massachusetts. A victory Wednesday night over Easthampton was a strong indication that Amherst also brings the necessary character and will to win. The Hurricanes scored …

Wednesday’s high schools: Amherst’s John Leonard scores 100th career point for Cathedral hockey

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Cathedral junior forward and Amherst resident John Leonard reached and surpassed the career 100-point plateau Wednesday night in the Panthers’ 12-1 win over St. John’s Shrewsbury in Marlborough. “It feels really good,” Leonard said. “I probably should have …

Wednesday’s high school wrestling: Granby pins down Mahar

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Granby wrestling team recorded six straight pins to beat Mahar, 49-24, in Orange Wednesday night. The Rams got going when Victor Magalhaes pinned Dylan Castine in 1 minutes, 15 seconds at 132 pounds. Ben Rokowski (138), Collin Mick (145), Clayton Yanosky (152), Tyler Dudek (160) and Jack …

Wednesday’s prep schools: Williston rolls past Suffield in girls basketball

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Williston Northampton girls basketball team routed Suffield Academy, 58-24, Wednesday in Easthampton. Mary McCarthy had 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Natalia Baum added 18 for the Wildcats (8-1). Boys basketball Williston 76, Suffield 59 — Ryan Richmond had 23 points and Jake Ross added 18 as …

High school notebook: Taj-Amir Torres honored to play in Semper Fi All-American Bowl

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Most area high school football players have their careers end on Thanksgiving, while the fortunate ones are able to play in the postseason. But Amherst Regional star Taj-Amir Torres capped his career by playing one final game with …

Northampton wins $550,000 state grant to fight opiate abuse in Hampshire County

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Hampshire County has landed a $550,000 grant for a new coalition to combat the epidemic of painkiller addiction that in recent years has taken a tragic toll in western Massachusetts. Northampton announced Wednesday that it had …

Sale of ‘Preserve the Trust’ license plates generates $21 million for environmental projects

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

While driving in Massachusetts, it is not uncommon to see vehicles bearing a “Preserve the Trust” license plate depicting the prominent tail of a diving right whale. What is remarkable, however, is that the sale of this particular …

Tuesday’s boys basketball: Gateway Regional jumps on Pathfinder, cruises to win

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Peter Kowal paced four double-digit scorers for the Gateway Regional boys basketball team in a 72-46 road victory over Pathfinder Tuesday night. The junior forward poured in a game-high 22 points to lead the Gators (2-5, 2-3 Tri-County). John Haskell had 17 points for Gateway, which scored 30 …

Tuesday’s girls basketball: Easthampton honors late coach Jay Fortier with pregame ceremony

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Eashampton girls basketball team will keep a seat open on its bench for the rest of the season. Before the Eagles tipped off against Monson, the Eagles honored their late coach Jay Fortier with a pregame ceremony. …

Tuesday’s high school swimming: Easthampton sweeps Holyoke Catholic

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Easthampton girls swim team remained perfect in league action by beating Holyoke Catholic 94-68 Tuesday night at Williston Northampton. Sabrina Foster won both the 50 free and the 100 free for the Eagles (3-5, 3-0 Patriot). Kristyn …