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Friday’s high school basketball: Mary Whalen’s putback seals win for Smith Academy

Friday, February 5, 2016

Sophomore Mary Whalen pulled down her 10th rebound on the offensive end and scored the game-winner with 12.1 seconds left as the Smith Academy girls basketball team beat Pioneer Regional, 48-46, Friday in Hatfield. to go to put the Falcons ahead of Pioneer Valley (6-10) for good. Whalen finished with seven points for the Falcons (7-9, 2-4 Franklin South). Senior Ashley Higgins had a game-high 21 points, while sophomore Hannah …

Gazette Field Hockey Player of the Year: Jordyn Roberts, Frontier Regional

Friday, February 5, 2016

HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY Player of the Year Jordyn Roberts, senior, Frontier Regional 2015-16 season highlights: Roberts, who finished with 17 goals and 10 assists, scored in 15 of Frontier’s 21 games. She had at least a point in both of the Red Hawks’ postseason wins. Her three points in the Western Massachusetts …

Thursday’s high schools: Hopkins Academy boys basketball becomes last unbeaten boys hoops team

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Only one boys basketball team remains undefeated in western Massachusetts. Hopkins Academy beat Turners Falls 94-56 on Thursday in Hadley to earn that distinction. The Golden Hawks (16-0, 13-0 Hampshire) used strong defense and hot shooting to cruise past the Indians (6-8, 3-7). Jon Morrison made some defensive adjustments and held Turners’ Josh Obochowski (11 points) scoreless in the second half. Sami Roe …

Made free throw costs South Hadley girls against Hoosac Valley in Hoophall Classic; Granby downs Sabis

Friday, January 15, 2016

Springfield — Abby Edge stepped to the free-throw line with South Hadley trailing by three. The sophomore made her first shot to bring the Tigers within two points of Hoosac Valley, with the clock frozen showing 4.1 seconds. Edge tried to bank the second attempt hard off the …

Friday’s indoor track: Northampton’s Liam Sullivan sets PVIAC indoor mile record in 4:22.5

Friday, January 15, 2016

The PVIAC indoor track record for the boys mile is staying within the family. Northampton senior Liam Sullivan set a new mark in the event with a time of 4 minutes, 22.5 seconds during Friday’s early session at Smith College. Sullivan’s cousin, Aidan Gilson, held the old mark …

NHS swimmer Johnny Williams unofficially ties 40-year-old 100 fly record of 49.14 seconds

Friday, January 15, 2016

Two school records and four JFK Middle School pool records fell during Northampton High School’s 100-78 boys swimming and diving victory over Belchertown, Friday. Northampton senior Johnny Williams set a school and pool mark in the 100-yard butterfly …

Area school lunch menus

Friday, January 15, 2016

Amherst-Pelham TUESDAY: Pasta with chicken meatballs and sauce, green beans, garden salad, fresh apple, pineapple cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Mac and cheese, carrots, spinach salad, strawberry cup, Bartlett pear THURSDAY: Hamburger, sweet potato puffs, corn, garbanzo beans, orange, sliced peaches FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, veggie dippers, broccoli florets, fruit, …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, January 15, 2016

Amherst Two local students have been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota. Isamu Bix, the son of Deborah Bix of Millers Falls and Clem Clay of Amherst, is a graduate of Amherst Regional High School and a first-year student at Macalester. …

Thursday’s alpine skiing: Northampton’s Charlie Denhart places first on slalom

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Charlie Denhart is back on top. The Northampton senior placed first at the third PVIAC alpine race of the season, Thursday at Berkshire East in Charlemont. Denhart won the boys slalom in 33.06 seconds. He was fourth on giant slalom at Tuesday’s race. Two Frontier Regional girls placed …

Thursday’s high school basketball: Northampton girls blow out Westfield for second straight win

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Northampton girls basketball team seems to have righted its ship following two straight losses. The Blue Devils won their second straight, taking down Westfield 50-10 in Northampton Thursday. Lauraine Joensen scored 26 points with three 3-pointers and 10 rebounds. “Joensen did a great job shooting the ball …

Supreme Judicial Court clears way for third murder trial for Cara Rintala, accused of strangling her wife

Thursday, January 14, 2016

NORTHAMPTON — The state Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday that a third murder trial can proceed against Cara Rintala, who is accused of strangling her wife, Annamarie Rintala, to death in March 2010 in their Granby home. The …

Wednesday’s high school wrestling: South Hadley downs Pathfinder, stays perfect in Tri-County League

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The South Hadley wrestling team used six pins to beat Pathfinder, 54-24, and remain undefeated in the Tri-County League Wednesday. Isaiah Cardenales (106 pounds), Gino Viamari (138), Jack Greaney (145), Cyrus Larivee (152), Ethan Fleming (160) and Nate Zayas (195) each won for South Hadley (4-5, 3-0). South …

Wednesday’s high school basketball: Olivia Cavanaugh sparks Smith Academy past Gateway Regional

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Olivia Cavanaugh had a pair of career highs as the Smith Academy girls basketball team beat Gateway Regional, 38-15, Wednesday in Huntington. Cavanaugh had a career-best five 3-pointers en route to a personal record 18 points for the Falcons (4-4). Cavanaugh added five rebounds and five assists. Ashley …