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Tuesday’s high schools: Frontier boys soccer qualify for postseason

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Chad Parent and Andy Habel had two tallies apiece for the Frontier Regional boys soccer team, which secured a tournament berth with a 5-2 road win over Athol Tuesday night. Connor Hamilton had a goal and an assist for the Red Hawks (8-3-2, 4-0-1 Schmid), while Parent added two assists. Ian Newman and Dan Bronke had an assist each. Dylan Husted made one save in the win. Easthampton 6, Pioneer …

Photos: Smith Academy prepares for homecoming

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Smith Academy seventh-graders work on building a float Sunday with the help of Bob Fill, right, at Fill’s home in Whately. The float is for the school’s homecoming on Saturday. …

Monday’s high schools: Maddie Grabowski paces Easthampton past Mahar in girls soccer

Monday, October 12, 2015

Maddie Grabowski’s two tallies guided the Easthampton girls soccer team back over the .500 mark with a 2-1 home victory over Mahar on Monday afternoon. The junior midfielder scored in the 41st minute, assisted by Courtney Urban, and in the 62nd minute, assisted by Brenna Mottor. Mahar tied the match with a goal …

Division 4 girls soccer contenders Smith Academy, Gateway Regional battle to scoreless draw

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

HATFIELD — The Gateway Regional and Smith Academy girls soccer teams are closing in on berths to the postseason, where the Pioneer South rivals could meet for a third time. Their first matchup Tuesday, at roughly the midway point of the season, brought the intensity of a playoff …

Tuesday’s high school girls cross country: Hampshire Regional stays perfect

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ally Roessling and the Hampshire Regional girls cross country team are rolling into their showdown with undefeated Northampton next week. Roessling placed first overall for the fourth time this season when she finished the Raiders’ 2.92-mile Westhampton course …

Tuesday’s high school boys cross country: Frontier Regional beats Granby, stays unbeaten

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Carsten Carey was just a few seconds behind in second place as the Frontier Regional boys cross country team stayed unbeaten with a 15-47 win over Granby at Dufresne Park’s 3.1-mile course on Tuesday. Carey finished in 19 …

Monday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy wins Bi-County East championship

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Hopkins Academy golf team clinched its third straight Bi-County East title Monday afternoon by beating Mahar 191/2-41/2 at Ellinwood Country Club in Athol. Spencer Butterfield shot a match-best 40 to lead the Golden Hawks (13-0, 10-0). Butterfield, Jack Ter Doest, Justin Butterfield and Liam Higgins each swept …

Monday’s high school soccer: Granby girls, Belchertown boys qualify for postseason

Monday, October 5, 2015

Of pair of local soccer teams punched their tickets to the postseason Monday. Summer Molin scored three times as the Granby girls beat Athol, 6-1, and qualified for the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament. Ryan Kearney tallied the lone goal in Belchertown’s 1-0 boys win over Longmeadow, ensuring …

High school girls volleyball/field hockey: Amherst Regional pushes Frontier to five sets, but state champs hold on

Monday, October 5, 2015

Amherst Regional backed the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team into a corner. Rachel Cialek and Remi Quesnelle came out swinging for the five-time defending state champions. The Red Hawks trailed 2-0 on Monday in Amherst before ripping off three consecutive set wins to prevail 3-2 (20-25, 22-25, 25-13, …

Weekend high schools: Amherst girls volleyball tops Greylock

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Teya Nolan had 24 assists, 10 digs, eight aces and three blocks for the Amherst Regional girls volleyball team in a 3-1 independent home victory over Mount Greylock Saturday. Claire Basler-Chang had 24 digs, eight kills and five aces for the Hurricanes (6-4). Megan Rice posted 11 kills …

Friday’s high schools: Smith Vocational beats Sci-Tech for first girls volleyball win

Friday, October 2, 2015

Three games into Friday’s match with Sci-Tech, it looked like the Smith Vocational girls volleyball team, which entered the game without a win in its three varsity seasons, was headed for yet another loss. The Vikings trailed two games to one after being blown out in the third …

Robert Crowther, jailed for drunken driving accident that killed friend, reflects on experience

Friday, October 2, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Sitting in a small room overlooking the gym in the Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction, Robert Crowther said that the evening of Sept. 27, 2014, started like any other Saturday night. He got out …

Frontier Regional’s Nate Patterson finishes fourth at PVIAC Boys Golf Individual Championship

Friday, October 2, 2015

WESTFIELD — Caleb Farnham just wanted to break 80. So did Nate Patterson. It was mission accomplished for the duo. Patterson, of Frontier Regional, fired a 5-over-par 76 to finish fourth and Farnham, of Hopkins Academy, tied for seventh with a 77 at Friday’s Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic …