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Naming the baby

Friday, October 9, 2015

HOWARD — Nathan Michael, son of Robert and Felicia (Gould) Howard of Pittsfield, was born Sept. 24 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. The maternal grandparents are Philip and Belinda Gould of Goshen. The paternal grandparents are Terrie Bentz and Robert Howard Sr., both of Pittsfield. The maternal great-grandparents are Brenda Roberts of Goshen and the late Brent Roberts Sr. The paternal great-grandmother is Joyce Beals of Pittsfield. RAIHILL — …

Valley Views: Barred Owls

Friday, October 9, 2015

Barred Owls DAR State Forest, Goshen Andrew Brodeur, Southampton While on a family camping trip in July at the DAR state forest in Goshen, we had been hearing barred owls whooing all week. My 10- year-old son loves owls, so one evening he rode his bike around the campground whooing, hoping to get …

What to Watch for: Week 5 high school football previews

Friday, October 9, 2015

Northampton at South Hadley Friday, 7 Both teams are coming off blowout wins last week and are fighting for position in the Suburban League. Joe Allard leads the Tigers (2-2, 1-1 Suburban) with seven passing touchdowns, while Nik Smith, Elijah Davis and Syrus Carey scored multiple rushing touchdowns last week for the Blue …

Tuesday’s high school boys cross country: Frontier Regional beats Granby, stays unbeaten

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Carsten Carey was just a few seconds behind in second place as the Frontier Regional boys cross country team stayed unbeaten with a 15-47 win over Granby at Dufresne Park’s 3.1-mile course on Tuesday. Carey finished in 19 …

Monday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy wins Bi-County East championship

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Hopkins Academy golf team clinched its third straight Bi-County East title Monday afternoon by beating Mahar 191/2-41/2 at Ellinwood Country Club in Athol. Spencer Butterfield shot a match-best 40 to lead the Golden Hawks (13-0, 10-0). Butterfield, Jack Ter Doest, Justin Butterfield and Liam Higgins each swept …

Monday’s high school soccer: Granby girls, Belchertown boys qualify for postseason

Monday, October 5, 2015

Of pair of local soccer teams punched their tickets to the postseason Monday. Summer Molin scored three times as the Granby girls beat Athol, 6-1, and qualified for the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament. Ryan Kearney tallied the lone goal in Belchertown’s 1-0 boys win over Longmeadow, ensuring …

High school girls volleyball/field hockey: Amherst Regional pushes Frontier to five sets, but state champs hold on

Monday, October 5, 2015

Amherst Regional backed the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team into a corner. Rachel Cialek and Remi Quesnelle came out swinging for the five-time defending state champions. The Red Hawks trailed 2-0 on Monday in Amherst before ripping off three consecutive set wins to prevail 3-2 (20-25, 22-25, 25-13, …

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 …

Friday’s high schools: Smith Vocational beats Sci-Tech for first girls volleyball win

Friday, October 2, 2015

Three games into Friday’s match with Sci-Tech, it looked like the Smith Vocational girls volleyball team, which entered the game without a win in its three varsity seasons, was headed for yet another loss. The Vikings trailed two games to one after being blown out in the third …

Frontier Regional’s Nate Patterson finishes fourth at PVIAC Boys Golf Individual Championship

Friday, October 2, 2015

WESTFIELD — Caleb Farnham just wanted to break 80. So did Nate Patterson. It was mission accomplished for the duo. Patterson, of Frontier Regional, fired a 5-over-par 76 to finish fourth and Farnham, of Hopkins Academy, tied for seventh with a 77 at Friday’s Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic …

Thursday’s high school golf/gymnastics: Hamp’s Caitlyn Richmond places 6th at WMass girls individual tournament

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Northampton junior Caitlyn Richmond had the highest finish among local players at the Western Massachusetts Girls Golf Individual Championship, held at Chicopee Country Club on Thursday. Richmond placed sixth with a 92 on the par-71 course. Agawam’s Alia Godek won the title with an 8-over 79. Anna Casagrande, …

Thursday’s high school girls volleyball/field hockey: Frontier deals Minnechaug first loss

Thursday, October 1, 2015

After splitting the first two games, the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team claimed the final two easily to defeat previously unbeaten Minnechaug, 3-1, Thursday evening in South Deerfield. The 10-time Western Massachusetts Division 3 champion Red Hawks clinched a postseason berth with the 25-23, 17-25, 25-14, 25-13 victory. …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Yann Konan powers Northampton past Central

Thursday, October 1, 2015

A year ago as a junior, Yann Konan scored two goals in the entire 2014 season. On Thursday he doubled that in one night. The Northampton senior notched four goals as the Blue Devils boys soccer team rolled …