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Friday’s high schools: Mitch Ouimette, Hampshire Regional shoot down Easthampton in second half

Friday, January 23, 2015

Mitch Ouimette’s barrage from behind the arc led a game-deciding offensive explosion for the Hampshire Regional boys basketball team Friday night. With the game tied at halftime, the junior guard knocked down five 3-pointers in the second half and finished with 17 points as the Raiders beat rival Easthampton 68-56 in Westhampton. Conor Cronin had 12 points, 12 rebounds, four steals and three blocks for Hampshire (9-3, 7-2 Bi-County). Kyle …

Friday’s high school indoor track: South Hadley takes three against Athol, Greenfield and Hampshire

Friday, January 23, 2015

The South Hadley indoor boys and girls track teams swept Athol, Greenfield and Hampshire Regional Friday night, in a PVIAC meet at Smith College. The girls beat Athol 85-10, Greenfield 89-6 and Hampshire 80-15, while the boys won 60-30, 53-42 and 58-35, respectively. Northampton swept Central as the girls won, 56-35, and the boys finished on top, 69-26. Holyoke Catholic beat Pioneer Regional …

Friday’s high school swimming: South Hadley beat Holyoke Catholic, stays unbeaten in Patriot League

Friday, January 23, 2015

The South Hadley girls swim team kept its perfect league record alive and remained in first place with a 92-52 victory over Holyoke Catholic Friday afternoon at Chicopee Comp. Shannon Mitchell won the 50 free and 100 free for the Tigers (11-1, 6-0 Patriot). Jade Thomas (100 back) and Ellis Hellyar (100 breast) each took first in one event. Kristyn Popowski earned victories …

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 …

Weekend high school recaps: Hopkins boys win at Jill E. Harrington-Hanzalik Chase Your Dreams Basketball Classic

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Three double-digit scores helped lead Hopkins Academy over Greenfield, 64-39, to open the Jill E. Harrington-Hanzalik Chase Your Dreams Basketball Classic on Saturday at Northampton. Zach Kelly scored a game-high 20 points, while Brett Morrison added 13 and Jon Morrison had 10 in the win for the Golden …

Granby senior Meghan Sullivan joins 1,000-point club

Saturday, January 3, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD ­— For the third consecutive season, Granby has to update its banner of 1,000-point scorers as senior Meghan Sullivan joined the club in a 53-19 win at Frontier Regional on Saturday afternoon. “I’m really kind of …

Friday’s high schools: Mike Grise returns, lifts Easthampton hockey to first win

Saturday, January 3, 2015

In its first game of 2015 Friday night, the Easthampton hockey team showed why it will be a much more dangerous squad in the new year. Mike Grise scored twice with an assist in his season debut as the Eagles earned their first victory, beating Belchertown 3-2 at …

Amherst Regional boys, girls swim past Holyoke Catholic

Friday, January 2, 2015

Five different swimmers won two events apiece for the Amherst Regional swimming teams in home victories over Holyoke Catholic Friday afternoon. In the girls meet, Joslyn Sullivan, Michayla Robertson-Pine and Sadie Logan each took first twice in a …

2014 — Teams To Recognize

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HIGH SCHOOLS Amherst Regional Boys indoor track & field — Won PVIAC and State Division 3 titles. Boys outdoor track & field — Won WMass/CMass Division 1 title. Boys 4x100 track relay — Xavia Perkins, Joseph Tavares, JJ …