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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 …

Area police news: Agawam men accused of stealing $900 in Crest Whitestrips from Hadley Target store, and more

Friday, September 25, 2015

Amherst ∎ Two intoxicated women who attempted to get into a Sunset Avenue home by trying several locked doors at 12:16 a.m. Friday were located by police. They told officers they thought they were at a friend’s house on Salem Street, and were subsequently given a courtesy escort …

What to watch for: Week 3 high school football previews

Thursday, September 24, 2015

South Hadley at Chicopee Comp Friday, 7 The Tigers (1-1, 0-0 Suburban) are coming off a big win over three-time sectional champion Wahconah. After falling to rival Holyoke in Week 1, the Tigers get rival No. 2 in …

Thursday’s high school girls soccer: Gateway Regional edges Easthampton

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Samantha Belardo scored the eventual game-winning goal in the opening seconds of the second half to lift the unbeaten Gateway Regional girls soccer team to a 2-1 home win over Easthampton Thursday evening. Nina Iglesias converted an assist from Jessica Van Heynigen to tie the game for the …

Thursday’s high school golf/gymnastics: Amherst sinks Northampton in ‘Battle of the Bridge’ links version

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Two days before Amherst Regional and Northampton will play in three sports, the Hurricanes golf team claimed the “Battle of the Bridge” on the course with a 195-199 win Thursday at Hickory Ridge. Liam Kelly shot a match-best …

Thursday’s high school volleyball/field hockey: Frontier aces Medfield

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Emily Woodward had 26 of the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team’s 27 assists as the Red Hawks swept Medfield, 3-0, in South Deerfield on Thursday. Frontier (7-1) won 25-16, 25-13, 25-22. The Red Hawks collected 20 aces. Remi Quesnelle had nine kills, nine aces and 12 digs, while …

Wednesday’s high school cross country/golf: Course records fall at Granby

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A pair of course records fell at Dufresne Park in Granby Wednesday. Palmer’s Henry Domnarski broke an eight-year-old mark by two seconds in winning the boys 3.1-mile race in 18 minutes, 13 seconds. Granby went 3-1 in the meet, beating Palmer, McCann Tech and Hopkins Academy. The Rams …

Wednesday’s high schools: Smith Vocational girls soccer nets win over Commerce

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A.J. Mitchell scored five goals as the Smith Vocational girls soccer team beat Commerce, 10-0, Wednesday in Springfield. Tasha Ding added two tallies, while Maddison Atkinson, Shannon Ryan and Gabby Petlock each had one for the Vikings (4-1-1, …

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 …