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Monday’s high school girls volleyball: Amherst falls in five to Ludlow for first loss

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Amherst Regional girls volleyball team met its match, falling 3-2 to Ludlow to halt its undefeated run on Monday. The Hurricanes (4-1) dropped the final three sets (25-18, 25-16, 15-9) after narrowly winning the first two (25-22, 27-25). Justine Bohl had a career-best 42 assists and five aces. Chapin Duffy had seven kills and eight blocks, while Nina Hayes recorded eight kills and two blocks. Reed Mitchell had 10 digs in Amherst’s first lost of the season. Easthampton 3, Mohawk 1 — The Eagles (3-3) won the first two sets and narrowly avoided a fifth in winning 25-17, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22. Ruthenne Nhem had 16 assists and four aces, while Jordan Burt had five …

Monday’s high school field hockey: Northampton blows out Palmer

Monday, September 15, 2014

Kristina Ramsden, Reilly Griffin and Missie Maiewski each scored twice to lead the Northampton field hockey team to a 7-1 home win over Palmer on Monday. Ramsden and Griffin also had an assist apiece for the Blue Devils (2-1, 2-1 Central). Kerry Fleming added a tally, while Emily Biggs, Emily Poehlein and Ursa Heidinger each picked up an assist. Dana Dufour made one …

Monday’s high school soccer: Hampshire boys strike for first win

Monday, September 15, 2014

After opening the season with back-to-back scoreless ties, the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team’s offense woke up and shut out Palmer with an 8-0 win at home Monday. Bryan Brasil (two goals, assist) and Brendan Bzdel (two assists, goal) each collected three points in the blowout for the Raiders (1-0-2, 1-0-2 Holley). Brody Dean and Zeb Lollis-Taylor had a goal and added an …

Smarter than the gurus? What are your football picks? What to watch and what will happen

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Friday Wahconah at Northampton, 7 The Blue Devils open with the rival Warriors in the Route 9 Rumble. Hamp’s stable number of running backs will look to fill the shoes left by Malik Renner and John Grimaldi, who …

Thursday’s high school golf: New-look Hopkins Academy opens with road win

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Hopkins Academy golf team received victories from three of its new starters in a 141/2-91/2 season-opening win over Pathfinder Thursday afternoon at Mill Valley Golf Club. The defending WMass Division 3 champion Golden Hawks (1-0) needed to replace half of their starting lineup. Justin Butterfield and Molly …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Granby girls cruise in opener

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Granby girls soccer team scored six times in the second half to turn its season opener into an 8-0 home rout over Ware. Kate Desormier (two goals, one assist), Jessica Patruno (goal, two assists) and Summer Molin (goal, assist) each had multiple points as the Rams (1-0) …

Thursday’s high school field hockey: Smith Academy rolls to first win

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Jen Adamites and Olivia Cavanaugh each scored two goals for the Smith Academy field hockey team in a 5-0 shutout at Athol Thursday afternoon. Izzy Duseau also had a goal for the Falcons (1-1, 1-1 North), while Kayla Miastowski made 10 saves. South Hadley 2, Palmer 0 — …

Thursday’s high school girls volleyball: Belchetown sweeps Pioneer Regional, stays perfect

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Belchertown girls volleyball team swept its way to a second straight win to start the season, beating Pioneer Regional 3-0 Thursday in Northfield. The Orioles (2-0) earned a 25-13, 25-10, 25-21 victory. Cara McKenzie had five kills and two aces, while Tatyana Ryan picked up 12 assists …

Probation trio appeal racketeering verdicts

Thursday, September 4, 2014

BOSTON — Lawyers for three Massachusetts Probation Department chiefs, including Hatfield resident William H. Burke III, have asked a federal judge to overturn their convictions on charges they ran a rigged hiring process at the department. Former commissioner …

Wednesday’s high school soccer recaps: Explosive second half propels Hopkins boys

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A four-goal second half sealed the Hopkins Academy boys soccer team’s first win in as many attempts this season, defeating Athol 5-1 at home Wednesday afternoon. Zach Kelly put the Golden Hawks (1-0) on the board with a …

High school recaps: Frontier volleyball opens state title defense with sweep of Ludlow

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Frontier Regional girls volleyball team began its quest for a fifth straight state title Wednesday evening by sweeping Ludlow at home, 25-9, 25-11, 25-23. Cassidy Ciesluk had seven kills, three digs and three aces for the Red Hawks (1-0). Remi Quesnelle posted a team-high nine kills with …

Students happy with Hilltown Cooperative Public Charter Public School’s new home

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — For students at the Hilltown Cooperative Public Charter Public School, the first day of school Wednesday meant reuniting with friends, meeting new teachers, and exploring the bright, modern building that contrasts with their former space in …

After six weeks without orders, area farms thrilled to be shipping produce again to Market Basket

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

WHATELY — Gary Gemme, co-owner of Harvest Farm in Whately, said he got the call last week that he has been waiting on for six weeks. It was from a buyer for Market Basket, looking to order cabbage, … 2