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Hopkins Academy's Spencer Butterfield strokes his drive during the Wednesday afternoon high school golf action at the Hickory Ridge Country Course Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.

Hopkins Academy edges Hampshire Regional in tournament atmosphere

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

AMHERST — The Hopkins Academy golf team eked out a 13-11 win against Hampshire Regional at Hickory Ridge Golf Club Wednesday. Joe Yusko led the Golden Hawks with a 3-over-par 39. “Hampshire probably played as well today as they have all season,” Hopkins head coach Rick Berger said. The Raiders’ strong play coupled with the cold and rainy conditions made for a tough match for the defending Western Massachusetts Division 3 champion Golden Hawks. Spencer Butterfield, Hopkins’ No. 1 player, admitted he had a tough time in the rain and was disappointed with his 40. “I started off good but it was tough, it just …

High school notebook: ‘Spike it for Life’ hits home for Frontier Regional girls volleyball team

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

As the leaves change, fundraising for breast cancer swings into full gear as October is the disease’s dedicated “awareness” month. Endless philanthropic events rally support — emotionally and financially — including from high school athletic charity nights. The Frontier Regional girls volleyball team will host Longmeadow at 6 p.m. Tuesday for its annual “Spike it for Life” game. Lancers coach George Mulry started …

Area briefs

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hadley FALL FESTIVAL: Whole Children, an after-school center in Hadley for children of all abilities, including those with special needs, is kicking off its 10th anniversary with a fall festival open to the community from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The festival and open house will include tours of the center, demonstration classes, games, food, and music. Whole Children’s Joyful Chorus will sing, …

Friday’s high schools: Smith Academy shuts out Mohawk, 4-0, in boys soccer

Friday, September 26, 2014

Quinn Rickert had two goals as the Smith Academy boys soccer team shut out Mohawk Trail, 4-0, in Buckland on Friday. Senior midfielder Quinn Rickert had a game-high two goals as the Falcons (6-1) earned the shutout on the road. Rickert’s first goal was unassisted, while the second …

Joseph Stanislawski gets three years in jail after pleading guilty to stealing safes, vandalizing Salvation Army and Goodwill stores

Friday, September 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Shackled in Hampshire Superior Court Friday, Joseph M. Stanislawski told Judge Daniel A. Ford that stealing from Salvation Army and Goodwill stores in summer 2013 was “an act of stupidity.” “I was just trying to get high,” Stanislawski, 23, said quietly after pleading guilty to 18 …

Fortune favors the brave

Friday, September 26, 2014

There is a lot of luck in bridge, but there is also a lot of skill. Consider this deal where North-South got to six clubs. Both players overbid a trifle and reached a questionable slam, but in the …

School Lunch Menus

Friday, September 26, 2014

NOTE: Complete listings from all schools were not available at press time. Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Chicken sandwich, oven-baked fries, cucumber coins, diced pears, apple TUESDAY: French toast sticks, hash browns, romaine salad with tomato, carrot sticks, peach cup, apple WEDNESDAY: Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, cucumber coins, carrot sticks, …


Friday, September 26, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for showtimes; phone numbers and websites are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Boyhood (R) The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (R) It Happened One Night (NR) …

Thursday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy sweeps Pathfinder, 24-0

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Spencer Butterfield shot an even-par 36 at Hickory Ridge Golf Club as Hopkins Academy swept Pathfinder, 24-0, on Thursday. The Golden Hawks (7-3, 6-1 Bi-County East) won each individual match 4-0. Easthampton 12, Westfield Voke 12 at Pine Grove GC, par 36 Medalist: Matt King (WV), 39 No. …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Frontier boys blank South Hadley, 4-0

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Connor Hamilton and Joe Zinan each had two-point games as Frontier Regional shut out South Hadley, 4-0, at home on Thursday. Hamilton scored in the 23rd minute off an assist from Zinan for the Red Hawks (3-1-3). Hamliton picked up the assist on Keaton Warren’s 60th minute goal. …

'What got me ... was the 911 call' Jurors who convicted Ryan Welch of murder found third-party-culprit theory implausible

Thursday, September 25, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Clifford L. Bigelow stood in the driveway of his home on Acrebrook Drive in Florence Wednesday night, a pipe in one hand, and said there was one piece of evidence that sealed the life sentence for …

What2Watch4 - A snapshot of Week 4 in high school football

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Northampton at South Hadley, 7 Friday The Blue Devils (0-2) should be fresh for their Suburban League opener against the Tigers (1-2, 1-0). Hamp is coming off a bye week after playing Wahconah and Longmeadow to open the …

Wednesday’s high schools: Brendan Bzdel records five points as Hampshire rolls past Sabis, 7-0

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Brendan Bzdel recorded a hat trick and tacked on two assists to lead the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team to a 7-0 road victory over Sabis. Bryan Brasil tallied two goals of his own, while Harry George and Brody Dean netted one each. Nick O’Hare only needed to …