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JERREY ROBERTS
Sydney Slattery, right, of Easthampton, steals second against Brooke Pashek, of Smith Academy, Friday in Easthampton.

Friday’s high schools: Northampton softball team rips Ludlow, 14-4

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Northampton softball team put together a big third inning to rip open a 14-4 win over Ludlow Friday afternoon. Zoey Driscoll-Sbar led off with a double as five consecutive Blue Devils (2-3) reached base before the first out was recorded. By the third out, six runs had crossed and Northampton was on top 7-3. They extended their lead with … 0

Valley Views Local photographers aim their cameras outdoors

Friday, April 18, 2014

HORNED LARK, AT REST Cemetery Road, Hadley Photograph and text by Anne E. Ely of South Hadley When standing still, with its coloring blending in with the cornstalks in this Honey Pot cornfield off Cemetery Road in Hadley, this horned lark was well-camouflaged. I was happy that this one decided to play statue … 0

Heading Outdoors

Friday, April 18, 2014

■∎ Hadley Bird Walk — Friends of the Mount Holyoke Range sponsor walk with John Green on April 19 from 7 to 10 a.m., Skinner State Park, Route 47, Hadley. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at the park’s main gate off of Route 47 in Hadley. Free. For more information call 253-6443. ■∎ Floodplain Forest Canoe Trip and Great … 0

Wednesday’s high school tennis: Doubles powers Amherst Regional past Belchertown

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The doubles duos for the Amherst Regional boys tennis team carried the Hurricanes to a 3-2 home victory over Belchertown Wednesday afternoon. Danny St. John and Dan Siegelman won at No. 1 doubles by a score of 6-2, 6-2, while the No. 2 team of Humza Awaisi and … 0

Local Sports Briefs: road races, charity tournaments, youth programs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chief Skroski Wiffle Ball Tournament The second annual Chief John F. Skroski Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held May 10 at 9 a.m. at 128 Christian Lane in Whately. The 3-on-3 tournament is for ages 13 and over. Fee is $15 per person. Proceeds will benefit the … 0

Tuesday’s high school school recaps: Belchertown spikes Putnam

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Senior Jordan Vigneault had 17 kills as the Belchertown boys volleyball team beat Putnam 3-1 in Springfield Tuesday. Vigneault added four blocks in the 25-20, 27-25, 22-25, 25-18 victory. Senior Colter Krzcuik had six kills, four blocks and four aces, while junior Kevin Reidy had 31 assists in … 0

Flood risk elevated in Connecticut River Valley, roads flooded, several shut down

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A flood warning remains in effect in the Connecticut River Valley until further notice with moderate flooding in the forecast. Rain was expected to continue Wednesday morning with the potential for a mix of rain and … 0

Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award Winners in Hampshire County

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Teachers from public schools in Hampshire and Franklin counties chosen for this year’s Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards will be honored May 6 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. The 11th annual awards, sponsored by the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation, come with $500, local YMCA memberships and … 0

Monday’s high school softball recaps: Granby squeezes past Hopkins Academy for first win

Monday, April 14, 2014

Abi Beauregard laid down a successful safety squeeze to score the game-winning run as the Granby softball team won for the first time this season, defeating Hopkins Academy 7-6 Monday. Beauregard struck out eight and walked nobody, allowing … 0

Monday’s high school lacrosse recaps: Aidan Bass gives Amherst late win over Northampton

Monday, April 14, 2014

Aidan Bass scored with 28 seconds left in regulation to complete a hat trick and deliver a 7-6 road victory for Amherst Regional over Northampton. Donovan Riley scored twice for the Hurricanes (2-2), while Alex LaRaja (two assists) … 0

Monday’s high school baseball recaps: Smith Academy wins rematch with Frontier Regional

Monday, April 14, 2014

The setting and significance were different, but the Smith Academy and Frontier Regional baseball teams staged another one-run nailbiter. In a rematch of last season’s sectional Division 3 title game, won in extra innings by the Red Hawks, it was the Falcons who emerged Monday afternoon with a … 0

Monday’s high school track/tennis recaps: Northampton girls, Amherst boys stay unbeaten on track

Monday, April 14, 2014

A pair of track & field teams remained undefeated Monday with comfortable wins. The Northampton girls moved to 2-0 with a 110-26 win over Minnechaug. The Blue Devils took first in every event with the exception of javelin. Lauren McGrath (shot put, discus), Mariel Lutz (high jump, 800, … 0

Four young farmers start Stone Soup Farm Co-op, on front of worker-owned farm trend

Monday, April 14, 2014

HADLEY — Most farmers will tell you that cooperation is crucial to keeping a farm running like a well-oiled threshing machine. But at Stone Soup Farm Cooperative in Hadley, cooperation is everything. Four young farmers formed the worker-owned … 0