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Weekend prep schools: Ostberg, Williston football earns first win

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Ian Ostberg of Florence threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in guiding the Williston Northampton football team to a 38-7 win over Rye Country Day Saturday in Easthampton. Ostberg completed 24 of 39 passes for 311 yards. He also opened the scoring by kicking a 28-yard field goal for the Wildcats (1-1). Mike Dereus was on the receiving end of all three TD passes. He finished with nine …

Weekend high schools: Amherst girls volleyball tops Greylock

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Teya Nolan had 24 assists, 10 digs, eight aces and three blocks for the Amherst Regional girls volleyball team in a 3-1 independent home victory over Mount Greylock Saturday. Claire Basler-Chang had 24 digs, eight kills and five aces for the Hurricanes (6-4). Megan Rice posted 11 kills and 10 digs, while Jen Joy added 11 aces and six blocks. Girls soccer Smith …

Easthampton rallies, cruises past Athol 29-12

Friday, October 2, 2015

ATHOL — Easthampton staked Athol a 12-point lead on Friday night, but a couple of big plays by the Eagles and miscues by the Red Raiders led to 29 unanswered points as the Eagles went on to a 29-12 Intercounty League victory at O’Brien Field. The Red Raiders (1-3) used methodical drives on their first two possessions of the game to take a …

Easthampton man arraigned on fifth drunken driving charge

Friday, September 25, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — An Easthampton man denied a fifth drunken driving charge in Hampshire Superior Court Wednesday. Theodore A. Pelott, 53, of 6 Jones Drive, pleaded not guilty to a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, fourth offense or greater. He was released …

Georgia-based private equity firm buys Argotec for $280 million

Friday, September 25, 2015

Argotec LLC, the Greenfield-based plastic film manufacturer whose rapid growth resulted in its sale to a Chicago-based private equity firm two years ago, is being purchased again, this time by a Georgia-based “provider of highly engineered solutions and advanced materials,” including specialty papers, for a variety of industries. …

What to watch for: Week 3 high school football previews

Thursday, September 24, 2015

South Hadley at Chicopee Comp Friday, 7 The Tigers (1-1, 0-0 Suburban) are coming off a big win over three-time sectional champion Wahconah. After falling to rival Holyoke in Week 1, the Tigers get rival No. 2 in …

Thursday’s high school girls soccer: Gateway Regional edges Easthampton

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Samantha Belardo scored the eventual game-winning goal in the opening seconds of the second half to lift the unbeaten Gateway Regional girls soccer team to a 2-1 home win over Easthampton Thursday evening. Nina Iglesias converted an assist from Jessica Van Heynigen to tie the game for the …

Thursday’s high school golf/gymnastics: Amherst sinks Northampton in ‘Battle of the Bridge’ links version

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Two days before Amherst Regional and Northampton will play in three sports, the Hurricanes golf team claimed the “Battle of the Bridge” on the course with a 195-199 win Thursday at Hickory Ridge. Liam Kelly shot a match-best …

Thursday’s high school volleyball/field hockey: Frontier aces Medfield

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Emily Woodward had 26 of the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team’s 27 assists as the Red Hawks swept Medfield, 3-0, in South Deerfield on Thursday. Frontier (7-1) won 25-16, 25-13, 25-22. The Red Hawks collected 20 aces. Remi Quesnelle had nine kills, nine aces and 12 digs, while …

Easthampton football program set to debut new field at White Brook Middle School

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The three-year wait for a new field at White Brook Middle School has come to an end. Goal posts were installed on Thursday and on Saturday, Easthampton will host Cathedral at 1 p.m. in the first game on the Eagles’ new football field. “It’s been a year of …

Rules for pursuits guide state and local police in weighing serious risks versus apprehension of suspect

Thursday, September 24, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — While fleeing a State Police cruiser Sept. 18, a sedan carrying four adults and two children went airborne off a highway exit ramp and rolled over multiple times, leaving occupants with what police called minor injuries. …

Easthampton residents invited to water resources planning forum Tuesday

Thursday, September 24, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Residents will have an opportunity next week to offer comments on and hear details about efforts by the Department of Public Works to develop a master plan to prioritize spending on water infrastructure projects in the city. When complete, the department’s Integrated Water Resources Management Plan …

Wednesday’s high school cross country/golf: Course records fall at Granby

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A pair of course records fell at Dufresne Park in Granby Wednesday. Palmer’s Henry Domnarski broke an eight-year-old mark by two seconds in winning the boys 3.1-mile race in 18 minutes, 13 seconds. Granby went 3-1 in the meet, beating Palmer, McCann Tech and Hopkins Academy. The Rams …