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Monday’s high school track: Oliver Fox wins three as Frontier beats Mahar, Athol

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Oliver Fox took first place in three events as the Frontier Regional boys track & field team earned a pair of home victories Monday afternoon. The Red Hawks (4-1, 3-1 Intercounty) defeated Mahar 75-70 and Athol 111-33. Fox won the high jump (6 feet), the 100-meter dash (11.6 seconds) and the 400 (53.8). Andrew Lankarge earned victories in the 110 hurdles (17.9) and the 400 hurdles (60.9), while Andy Habel …

Monday’s high school tennis: Amherst girls sweep singles to down East Longmeadow

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Amherst Regional girls tennis team swept singles to beat East Longmeadow, 3-2, at home Monday. Allison McCann and Nya Saunders didn’t drop a game, cruising to 6-0, 6-0 victories at first and second singles, respectively, for the Hurricanes (7-2). Margaret O’Connell won 6-0, 6-1 at third singles. The doubles team faced tough competition as Kailey Tobin and Veronica Suchodolski fell in a …

Monday’s high school lacrosse: Belchertown rebounds with win over Chicopee

Monday, May 4, 2015

Adam Mercer scored the deciding goal and the defense of the Belchertown boys lacrosse team held on as the Orioles edged Chicopee 8-7 at home Monday afternoon. The Orioles (8-2, 6-1 Suburban) rebounded from a loss to the Pacers on Thursday to remain in a first-place tie. Mercer (two goals) scored from Ben Magarian (three goals, two assists) with eight minutes left Monday …

Monday’s high school softball: Téa Spellacy powers Belchertown to first win

Monday, May 4, 2015

Téa Spellacy hit a seventh inning grand slam to help pad the Belchertown softball team’s first win of the season, 10-2 over Holyoke on the road Monday. Spellacy drove in six runs and doubled for the Orioles (1-7). Danielle Racicot went 3 for 3 with two runs scored …

Monday’s high school baseball: Hampshire punches postseason ticket

Monday, May 4, 2015

After a rare miss of the postseason last year, the Hampshire Regional baseball team only needed one game over the minimum to clinch a return spot Monday. The Raiders earned an 11-3 victory over Sabis in Westhampton to assure themselves a Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament berth. Hampshire …

Weekend high schools: Hampshire softball hands Turners Falls first loss

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Alexis Ferris struck out 12 and walked none in a complete-game four-hit shutout as the Hampshire Regional softball team edged Turners Falls 1-0 Saturday afternoon in Westhampton. Marissa McCarthy drove in Katy O’Connor with the game’s lone run in the second. They each went 2 for 2, while …

Hilltown Voices: Wild and Scenic Westfield River Committee sponsors training in Worthington

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Wild and Scenic Westfield River Committee is sponsoring a training to teach people how to do visual surveys of the river and its tributaries. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 9, and participants will gather at the Worthington Town Hall. “They will …

Friday’s high school softball: Nadia Squitiero powers Amherst past Northampton

Friday, May 1, 2015

Nadia Squitiero launched a pair of home runs and drove in five runs as the Amherst Regional softball team defeated Northampton 6-1 on the road Friday afternoon. Aliya Bartmon fired a six-hitter with 11 strikeouts and also added …

Friday’s high school baseball: Carl Teschke tosses 3-hitter as Belchertown beats Turners Falls

Friday, May 1, 2015

Carl Teschke fired a complete-game three-hit shutout as the Belchertown baseball team traveled to Turners Falls and emerge with a 1-0 win Friday night. Teschke struck out six and walked just one in the victory. Jon Ingram went 2 for 3 and scored the game’s lone run in …

Friday’s high school lacrosse/boys volleyball: Amherst rolls over West Springfield

Friday, May 1, 2015

Meghan Sharick and Clover Ulrich combined for 11 goals and 17 points in leading the Amherst Regional girls lacrosse team to a 13-7 home victory over West Springfield Friday night. Sharick had six goals and three assists, while Ulrich had five and three, respectively. Gianna Catalano and Malia …

Friday’s high school tennis: Belchertown boys deal Westfield second loss

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Belchertown boys tennis team handed Westfield its second loss of the season with a 4-1 victory in Westfield on Friday. Jon Vinagre outlasted Alex Best in three sets at third singles in a key match. Vinagre dropped the first set, but came back for the 6-7 (1), …

Thursday’s high school baseball/softball: Robey NeJame sparks Northampton past Ludlow

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Robey NeJame came off the bench and pushed the Northampton baseball team to a 6-4 win over Ludlow at home Thursday. NeJame’s pinch-hit triple keyed a three-run fifth inning and he later scored the game-winning run in the sixth for the Blue Devils (3-7, 2-5 Valley Wheel). Tim …

Thursday’s high school track/tennis: Marissa Shaw wins three as Belchertown edges Palmer

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Marissa Shaw won three events to help the Belchertown girls track & field team sneak past Palmer, 68-67, at home Thursday. Shaw won the long jump with a leap of 14 feet, 6 inches, cleared 4-8 in the high jump and ran the 400 in 65.4 seconds to …