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Gazette Girls Cross Country Player of the Year: Mariel Lutz, Northampton

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Gazette Girls Cross Country All-Stars FIRST TEAM Tatyana Almore, junior, Belchertown Taylor Blow, junior, Hampshire Regional Julie Carroll, junior, Holyoke Catholic Ariel Christie, junior, Amherst Regional Erica Dean, junior, Northampton Frances Duncan, junior, Amherst Regional Emma Gonzalez, senior, Amherst Regional Stephanie Jordan, junior, Northampton Nicole Julian, junior, Holyoke Catholic Mariel Lutz, senior, Northampton Maggie Mahoney, senior, Northampton Gina Powell, senior, …

Gazette Girls Volleyball Player of the Year: Emily Woodward, Frontier Regional

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Gazette Girls Volleyball All-Stars FIRST TEAM Justine Bohl, senior, Amherst Regional Rachel Cialek, junior, Frontier Regional Cassidy Ciesluk, senior, Frontier Regional Remi Quesnelle, junior, Frontier Regional Erin Reed-Coates, senior, Belchertown Shaya Shally-Jensen, senior, Amherst Regional Shelby Telega, senior, Frontier Regional Emily Woodford, senior, Belchertown Emily Woodward, junior, Frontier Regional HONORABLE MENTION Sarah Conlisk, …

Father of Amherst baseball, Stan Ziomek, set for induction into WMass Baseball Hall of Fame

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The influence of Stan Ziomek in Amherst is clear, but his work in the game of baseball extended beyond the town’s border. So when a Western Massachusetts Baseball Hall of Fame was established, Ziomek seemed a perfect fit. He’s one of six individuals and one team in the second class set to be …

Cynthia and Gary Phelps of Granby preserve 186 acres of Holyoke Range woodland from development

Thursday, January 8, 2015

GRANBY — The decision to sell development rights to 186 acres of wooded land behind their log-cabin house at 137 Bachelor Street was not a difficult one for Cynthia and Gary Phelps. The land, which lies along the …

Wednesday’s high school wrestling: Granby honors Nolan Hodgins’ milestone, cruises past Gateway Regional

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

After earning his 100th career win Saturday, Granby wrestler Nolan Hodgins could sit back and relax on Wednesday night, along with nine of his teammates. Ten Rams won by forfeit in a 72-12 home victory over Gateway Regional. …

Wednesday’s high schools: Easthampton ices undefeated Chicopee Comp for second straight win

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Make that two wins in a row for the Easthampton hockey team. Jon Brodeur and Mike Grise each notched two points as the Eagles handed Chicopee Comp its first loss with a 4-2 win, Wednesday at Lossone Rink in Easthampton. Brodeur had a goal and an assist, while …

Tuesday’s high school basketball: Hopkins Academy boys storm past South Hadley

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Hopkins Academy boys basketball team continued its torrid start to the season Tuesday night with perhaps its most impressive win to date. The Division 4 Golden Hawks went on the road to D-2 South Hadley and emerged …

Tuesday’s high school swimming: Easthampton girls beat Agawam for first win

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Easthampton girls swimming team had one goal for Tuesday and that was to play water polo on Wednesday. To achieve the goal, the Eagles had to win their first meet of the season and they did just that. Behind a high school personal-best split of 1 minute, …

Easthampton returns to court with lessons learned from late coach Jay Fortier

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

GRANBY — He wasn’t there, but Jay Fortier’s presence was still felt in the Granby High School gym on Tuesday. As the Rams built a lead and cruised to a 64-33 win over Easthampton, the Eagles never backed …

Mike Moran: Through the noise, Jay Fortier brought out the best in his players

Monday, January 5, 2015

His voice echoed throughout gymnasiums. Ashley! ... Cara! ... Annie! ... Jen! In loud, straight-to-the-point orders, he got his instructions across; not only to his players, but seemingly to every parent and fan in the stands. He was …

Judge considers dismissal of suit against Jay Czelusniak in connection with alleged mishandling of Granby couple’s remains at Ryder Funeral Home

Monday, January 5, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — An attorney for Czelusniak Funeral Home of Northampton said in Hampshire Superior Court Monday that it is “pretty clear” that William W. Ryder mishandled the cremated remains of a Granby couple before the state shut down Ryder Funeral Home in South Hadley in May. But lawyer …

Area police news

Monday, January 5, 2015

Amherst ∎ A South Amherst resident reported at 8:21 a.m. Monday that a woman who has been cleaning her house for several months stole property from the home. ∎ A man reported at 6:03 p.m. Sunday that he had his wallet stolen when he was jumped by two …

Granby’s Nolan Hodgins takes down former state champ for 100th win

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Nolan Hodgins knew getting his 100th win as a Granby wrestler wasn’t going to be easy. Hodgins had three matches on Saturday at South Hadley’s Tiger Duals, but only needed one win for the milestone. First up was …