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Maddie Grabowski, center, of Easthampton, moves the ball against Alex Temple, of Mahar, Monday in Easthampton. Andie Hall looks on.

Monday’s high schools: Maddie Grabowski paces Easthampton past Mahar in girls soccer

Monday, October 12, 2015

Maddie Grabowski’s two tallies guided the Easthampton girls soccer team back over the .500 mark with a 2-1 home victory over Mahar on Monday afternoon. The junior midfielder scored in the 41st minute, assisted by Courtney Urban, and in the 62nd minute, assisted by Brenna Mottor. Mahar tied the match with a goal in the 49th minute. Gabby Downer stopped …

Woman issued ticket for violating Amherst noise bylaw at late-night party — and other area police news

Monday, October 12, 2015

Amherst ∎ Police issued a $300 ticket for violating the town’s noise bylaw to a 21-year-old Holliston woman after police responded to 202 College St. for a loud party with more than 30 people inside a garage at 12:43 a.m. Sunday. Police said Michael Melvin Thompson, 20, of Winchester, was arrested at the same time for being a minor in possession of alcohol. …

Weekend high schools: Smith Academy field hockey goes 2-0 to claim Columbus Day Classic

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Smith Academy field hockey team beat Palmer, 2-1, to win the Columbus Day Classic, Sunday at Smith College. Vanessa Skawski scored at one post to give the Falcons a 1-0 lead in the first half. Santana Dubois then scored at the other post, taking a one-time pass from Skawski to give Smith (6-5-1) a 2-0 lead. Kayla Miastowski made 11 saves in …

Friday’s high schools: Granby pulls away from South Hadley in girls soccer match

Friday, October 9, 2015

The Granby girls soccer team exploded in the second half and stayed unbeaten with a 4-2 win over South Hadley, Friday in Granby. The Rams (10-0, 4-0 Pioneer North) scored three second-half goals to pull away from a 1-1 halftime draw. Erin Mikalchus had three goals and one …

Attorneys in Rintala murder case argue whether to delay or set date for third trial

Friday, October 9, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — In a now familiar dance, attorneys in the case of Cara Rintala argued Friday whether the court should set a date for her third trial on a charge of murder, or delay it while the state’s Supreme Judicial Court hears a defense appeal to prevent another …

Area school lunch menus

Friday, October 9, 2015

Amherst-Pelham TUESDAY: Shepherd’s pie, peas, orange, sweet red pepper strips, green grapes WEDNESDAY: Hot dog, sweet potato puffs, carrot sticks, applesauce, spinach and tomato salad, banana THURSDAY: Beef burger, cheeseburger, vegetarian baked beans, carrot sticks, pears, orange FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, spinach salad, carrot sticks, applesauce, apple Belchertown TUESDAY: …

coming up

Friday, October 9, 2015

All of the senior centers listed below have a full slate of weekly activities that are detailed on their websites. Following is a sampling of what they offer. The centers will be closed on Monday for the Columbus Day holiday. AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood …

Volunteer opportunities

Friday, October 9, 2015

gaylord library — South Hadley library looking for a friendly person who can volunteer on the first Friday of each month from 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. at the library’s circulation desk. Basic computer skills needed; training provided. 538-5047 or shgaylord@gmail.com Botanic Garden of Smith College — Volunteers needed …

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 …

Thursday’s high school girls volleyball/field hockey: Belchertown prevails in battle of unbeatens

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Two unbeaten girls volleyball teams entered Ware High School on Thursday night. Belchertown left with a 3-1 (25-17, 13-25, 25-11, 26-24) victory in non-league action. The Orioles (11-0) lost a set for just the fourth time this season, but responded with a dominant 25-11 third-set win before outlasting …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Northampton takes down defending girls state champion West Springfield

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Playing on the home field of the defending Division I state champions, Emma Tanner delivered for the Northampton High School girls soccer team Thursday night. The Blue Devils sophomore midfielder scored with 7.2 seconds left on an assist from Brigitte Goeler-Slough to beat host West Springfield, 2-1. Alex …

Thursday’s high school gymnastics/golf: Hampshire splits tri-meet with Minnechaug, Agawam

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Nick Hoskin posted a pair of top-three finishes Thursday evening for the Hampshire Regional gymnastics team, which split a tri-meet in Westhampton. Minnechaug won with 127.4 points, Hampshire had 122.075 with Agawam at 116.875. Hoskin was runner-up on …

Wednesday’s high schools: Connor Hamilton’s hat trick helps Frontier sink Wahconah

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Connor Hamilton played a part in four goals as the Frontier Academy boys soccer team beat Wahconah, 5-0, at Herlihy Park in Whately Wednesday. The Red Hawks’ senior midfielder scored three goals, including one in the first minute, and dished an assist to Chad Parent in the 50th …