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Tuesday’s high school golf: Smith Academy beats Sabis, qualifies for postseason

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

After a rare miss last season, the Smith Academy golf team clinched a return trip to the sectional tournament with an 181/2- 51/2 win over Sabis at the Country Club of Greenfield Tuesday. No. 1 player Jake Wilson earned medalist honors by shooting a 43. Cam Haley, Justyn Helstowski and Finn O’Connor each swept their individual matches for the Falcons (8-3, 7-3 Bi-County East). Smith Academy 181/2, Sabis 51/2 at …

Tuesday’s high school girls cross country: Hampshire Regional stays perfect

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ally Roessling and the Hampshire Regional girls cross country team are rolling into their showdown with undefeated Northampton next week. Roessling placed first overall for the fourth time this season when she finished the Raiders’ 2.92-mile Westhampton course in 18 minutes, 35 seconds on Tuesday. Teammates Taylor Blow (18:44), Sophie Prouty (19:15), Talula …

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 minutes, 16 seconds, four ticks behind Franklin County Tech’s Sohan Tyner (19:12). Frontier’s Aidan Waldon, …

Most Valley schools above average, but some struggle on MCAS 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A classroom of seventh-graders sat in almost complete silence Wednesday morning as the students read from an assortment of books and magazines, all of their own choosing. Later in the year, they will learn about reading passages that …

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

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Frontier Regional boys cross country team placed its five scoring runners in the first 11 and remained unbeaten with three victories at a quad meet at Mahar Regional in Orange Tuesday. Alex Smart (second, 17 minutes) was the top finisher for the Red Hawks (5-0, 4-0 Pioneer …

Tuesday’s high school soccer/field hockey: Ariana Sheehan’s hat trick sparks Smith Academy

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Ariana Sheehan scored a hat trick Tuesday afternoon to lead the Smith Academy girls soccer team to a 5-0 home victory over Ware. Maggie Hession and Moira Pitrat had the other goals for the Falcons (4-1-1, 2-0 Pioneer …

Tuesday’s high school girls cross country: Jullian Paterwic leads Belchertown sweep of Holyoke

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Jillian Paterwic finished first overall to pace the Belchertown girls cross country team to a 15-50 win over Holyoke at Foley Field. The junior completed the 2.8-mile course in 21 minutes, 46 seconds. The Orioles (1-1, 1-1 Valley South) swept the top five spots as Brenna Skaza, Marissa …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Smith Academy rolls past Ware

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The resurgent Smith Academy golf team needed only five outings to match its win total of a season ago. The Falcons defeated Ware 171/2-61/2 Tuesday afternoon at Greenfield Country Club to achieve that feat. No. 1 player Jake Wilson shot a match-best 39 for the Falcons (4-1, 3-1 …

Monday’s high school soccer: Easthampton shuts out Mohawk for first win

Monday, September 21, 2015

Maddie Grabowski scored a pair of goals to help the Easthampton girls soccer team earn its first win of the season Monday. The Eagles travelled to Buckland and emerged with a 3-0 victory over Mohawk Regional. Brenna Mottor also had two points with a goal and an assist. …

Monday’s high school golf: Frontier Regional drives past McCann, stays perfect

Monday, September 21, 2015

Alex Smiarowski fired a 2-over-par 36 to earn medalist honors and lead the perfect Frontier Regional golf team to an 18-6 victory over McCann Tech Monday at Forest Park Country Club in Adams. Smiarowski, Nate Patterson and Ben Tillona each won their individual matches 4-0 for the Red …

Monday’s high school volleyball/field hockey: Teya Nolan, Amherst Regional spike Ludlow

Monday, September 21, 2015

Teya Nolan had a career-high 32 assists as the Amherst Regional girls volleyball team beat Ludlow, 3-1, Monday no the road. Nolan also added nine digs for Hurricanes (3-1), who won 25-19, 24-26, 25-17, 25-11. Claire Basker-Chang added 18 digs, 11 kills and four aces, while Amy Lynch …

Weekend high schools: Northampton boys soccer enters win column

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Jack Denhart scored a hat trick as the Northampton boys soccer team earned its first win of the season Saturday by blanking Holyoke 4-0 at home. Leon Moore added a tally, while Jon Brodeur turned aside eight shots for the Blue Devils (1-1-2, 1-0 Moriarty). Pittsfield 2, Amherst …

Amherst freshman Sophie Jacobs-Townsley, Northampton harriers shine at 20th Amherst Invitational

Saturday, September 19, 2015

AMHERST — The 20th annual Amherst Invitational commenced Saturday afternoon at Hampshire College and the local competitors did the region proud with some impressive performances. Sophia Jacobs-Townsley of Amherst Regional negotiated the 5-kilometer race in 18 minutes, 47 …