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Monday’s high schools: Belchertown spikes Easthampton to stay perfect

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Belchertown girls volleyball team remained perfect by winning its league opener over Easthampton 3-0 at home Monday. The Orioles (6-0, 1-0 Southern) cruised to a home sweep, 27-25, 25-12, 25-18. Tatyana Ryan had 22 assists for Belchertown. Alexis Ryan had three aces, while Jacqueline Johnson won all of her service points. Kate Avard had five kills and a pair of aces for the Eagles (3-5, 0-1). Ruthenee Nhem added …

Monday’s high school soccer: Smith Vocational girls earn program’s first victory

Monday, September 22, 2014

Shannon Ryan figured in every goal for the Smith Vocational girls soccer team in the program’s first win, 9-1 over Commerce Monday in Springfield. Ryan scored six times and added three assists for the Vikings (1-3). Gabby Petlock had a hat trick and three assists, while Becka Lewis assisted twice and Kelsey Henshaw once. Maddisin Atkinsin stopped four shots in the victory. Easthampton …

Monday’s high school golf: Nate Patterson fires 1-over 37 to pace Frontier Regional past Sabis

Monday, September 22, 2014

Nate Patterson shot a 1-over-par 37 to lead Frontier Regional to a 23-1 win over Sabis, at Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst on Monday. The Red Hawks (5-0) won 4-0 at five-of-six positions, just missing a shutout. Greenfield 191/2, Smith Academy 41/2 at CC of Greenfield, par 36 Medalist: Ben Westerman (G), 47 No. 1: Ben Westerman (G) def. Connor Fill, 3-1; …

Evan Delaney nets two goals as Hopkins Academy beats South Hadley, 2-0

Monday, September 22, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — Evan Delaney’s soccer abilities were on full display Monday afternoon at Town Farm Field. The Hopkins Academy senior midfielder was vocal to his teammates, hustled down the field for through balls and even won headers. Delaney’s hustle and sacrifice for his team paid off as …

Area police news

Monday, September 22, 2014

Amherst ■ A West Street resident reported at 9:13 p.m. Monday the theft of an iPad from the home. ■ Elizabeth Britney Caraker, 25, of 97 Logtown Road, was issued a citation for failure to use care in stopping after the vehicle she was driving on South East …

Amherst, Hadley and Shutesbury residents must sign up by Tuesday for hazardous waste collection

Monday, September 22, 2014

AMHERST — Amherst, Hadley and Shutesbury residents who want to participate in the annual public household hazardous waste collection must sign up by Tuesday. The collection is by appointment Sunday at the Amherst Transfer Station and Recycling Center at 740 Belchertown Road. Residents can preregister online at www.amherstma.gov/recycling. …

Weedend high school recaps: Late goal give Hampshire boys soccer win over Blechertown

Sunday, September 21, 2014

With three minutes remaining in the game, Joe Larkin scored to the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team beat Belchertown, 2-1, on Saturday. Kyle Marek earned the assist on the game-winner for the Raiders (2-0-3). Nick O’Hare had 10 stops and was able to hold the Orioles (3-2-2) to …

Northampton cross country teams take third, win Crowley Cup at Amherst Invitational

Sunday, September 21, 2014

AMHERST — The gun sounded. The crowd roared. Then they started running — first the athletes, the pack gone in a flash, then the spectators, hoping to catch a glance at the one- or two-mile mark. It was another installment — the 19th — of the Amherst Invitational. …

Friday’s high schools: Northampton takes down Agawam in girls soccer

Friday, September 19, 2014

Alex Bertuch-Wallace scored twice as the Northampton girls soccer team knocked down Agawam, 4-0, Friday in Northampton. Abby Springfield and Lily Glading-DiLorenzo each had one goal for the Blue Devils (5-1-1, 3-1-1 Kurty-Fielding). Olivia Pruett had two assists, while Charlotte Maurer and Bailey Maurer each had one. Sydney …

Easthampton High, Pioneer Valley Performing Arts and Mosier Elementary in South Hadley show improved MCAS rankings

Friday, September 19, 2014

Three area schools moved up in state rankings for meeting achievement gaps in Friday’s release of Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test results. Meanwhile, most area school districts, including Amherst and Northampton, remained steady, and many either met or …

Bird Sightings

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. A short-billed dowitcher was found in the town of Washington. An upland sandpiper, a marsh wren, American pipits,and a Connecticut warbler were in Northampton. Over the last two days, more than 2,500 broad-winged hawks …

Heading Outdoors

Friday, September 19, 2014

∎■ Skinner State Park — Department of Conservation and Recreation sponsors free programs at Joseph Allen Skinner State Park, Route 47, Hadley: Sept. 20 and 21: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3 p.m., Summit House Tour (meet at Summit House); Sept. 22: 10 a.m., Advanced Hike for Seniors (meet at …

On the horns of a dilemma

Friday, September 19, 2014

It is certainly possible to stumble into a good result by accident. For example, consider this deal from a pair championship where North responded to his partner’s opening one-heart bid with one spade. This fancy footwork was intended …