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JERREY ROBERTS
Arielle Baillargeon, left, of Gateway Regional, can't handle the throw at first and Mallory Beauregard, of Granby, makes it safely to the base Tuesday in Granby.

Tuesday’s high school recaps: Nadia Squitiero gives Amherst Regional softball a walkoff win

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nadia Squitiero’s fourth hit brought in Mikah McNamara with the game-winning run for the Amherst Regional softball team as they topped West Springfield 7-6 in 10 innings at home. Squitiero went 4 for 6 with a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored, while McNamara had two hits, drove in one and scored another for the Hurricanes (3-4, 1-3 Valley … 0

Belchertown boys tennis team remained perfect in Valley Wheel play

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Belchertown boys tennis team remained perfect in league play with a 4-1 road victory over Chicopee Tuesday afternoon at Szot Park. Ethan Smith and Sam Stroman each earned 6-2, 6-2 wins in the top two singles matches for the Orioles (6-2, 4-0 Valley Wheel). Belchertown’s doubles teams — Ryan Stinson and Alex DeSantis, Ryan Kearney and Adam Lopes — also won in … 0

Tuesday’s high school lacross recaps: TJ Fitzell leads South Hadley to win

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Senior midfielder TJ Fitzell scored six goals with three assists to lead his South Hadley boys lacrosse team to a 16-10 independent road victory at Northampton on Tuesday. Tom Crotty had four goals and three assists, while Pat Crotty scored a hat trick for South Hadley (5-2). Griffin Fitzell had a goal and two assists, and Sam Duda added a pair of tallies. … 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 … 1

Area police news

Monday, April 14, 2014

Amherst ■ Police are investigating vandalism at two Main Street properties reported Monday that apparently occurred in the early morning hours Sunday. At 10:59 a.m. Monday, an employee at the Amherst Dental Group, 650 Main St., reported that lights along the driveway were broken and a light post … 0

School Lunch Menus

Monday, April 14, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mixed fruit, carrot sticks, apple slices, mashed potatoes TUESDAY: Mozzarella sticks, golden baked potato wedges, broccoli florets, orange, peach cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Hot dog, romaine salad with tomato, baby carrots and celery, peach cup, banana THURSDAY: Pizza wedge, veggie beans, veggie dippers, romaine … 0