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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

Thursday’s high schools: Amherst softball rallies to beat Chicopee Comp

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ali McIntire’s two-run single in the top of the seventh capped a three-run rally for the Amherst Regional softball team, which defeated Chicopee Comp 8-7 on the road Thursday. Trailing 7-5 entering the seventh, Mikah McNamara (hit, three runs) walked with one out. Justine Bohl and Mathena Morrissey followed with singles to load the bases, then Jada Glasgow was hit by a pitch … 0

Thursday’s high school tennis: Northampton sweeps Chicopee

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Northampton girls tennis team swept Chicopee 5-0 without any match dropping more than two games on the road Thursday. Sophomore Phoebe Gelbard led the charge defeating Lilly Roberst 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Adele Fantasia and Serina Hahn won at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively, 6-0, 6-1. Girls Tennis … 0

Friday’s high school baseball/softball: Pitchers deliver for Smith Voke, Granby

Friday, April 4, 2014

A trio of local pitchers posted complete-game victories in their teams’ season openers on Friday afternoon. Baseball Smith Vocational 9, Commerce 2 — Kevin Wackerbarth went the distance, allowing five hits and fanning six for the Vikings (1-0, 1-0 Tri-County) on the road. Shawn Wackerbarth led Smith Voke … 0

Friday’s high school boys tennis recaps: Belchertown tops Quaboag in opener

Friday, April 4, 2014

The winning tradition of the Belchertown boys soccer team has carried over to the spring. Seven members of the state champion soccer squad started for the tennis team Friday. The result was a 3-2 victory over Quaboag in the Orioles’ season opener at home. Ethan Smith (No. 1) … 0

Thursday’s high school recaps: Hopkins senior Andrew Omer no-hits Belchertown in season opener

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Andrew Omer made pitching to live batters seem overrated on Thursday. Without ever throwing batting practice during the preseason, the Hopkins Academy senior pitched a no-hitter as the Golden Hawks beat Belchertown 4-0 in Hadley. Omer, who had one outdoor bullpen session prior to the game, struck out … 0

High Schools: Amherst girls tennis too much for Agawam in opener

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The McCann sisters began the season as expected for the Amherst Regional girls tennis team, but the Hurricanes’ third singles player was nearly as impressive in a 4-1 win at Agawam Thursday. Nicole (No. 1) and Allison (No. … 0

South Hadley boys lacrosse wins season-opener on the road

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tom Crotty scored five goals and assisted twice as the South Hadley boys lacrosse team opened its season with a 13-8 road victory over Agawam. It was the first game back for Matt Benoit, who coached the Tigers from 2008-2011. Sam Duda had four tallies for the Tigers … 0

Hampshire Council of Governments boosts solar installations with energy credit program

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Joseph J. Kearns says he has not sent a payment to the electric company for two years. After nurturing a lifelong interest in alternative energy, the Middlefield resident installed solar panels at his 19th-century farmhouse in 2012. And … 0

Tuesday’s high school recaps: Holyoke Catholic girls track gets jump on 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Lauren Muszynski won a pair of individual events as the Holyoke Catholic girls track & field team opened its season by defeating Commerce 70-61 Tuesday afternoon. The junior took first in the high jump at 4 feet, 4 inches, and won the 200-meter with a time of 31.6 … 0

Beth Crawford of Hatfield sworn in as Franklin Probate and Family Court judge

Monday, March 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — Judge Beth A. Crawford was sworn in last week as the first justice of Franklin Probate and Family Court. “I can think of no better job than being a probate and family court judge,” Crawford said … 0

Collision with deer Sunday kills animal, damages Hatfield Police cruiser

Monday, March 31, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A collision with a deer Sunday evening killed the animal and damaged a police cruiser. According to Northampton Police, about 7:11 p.m., a Hatfield Police cruiser driven by Officer Timothy Paciorek was northbound on North King … 2

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Nomination and Membership Committee of the Franklin/Hampshire Regional Employment Board, 8:30 a.m., GCC; Policy Subcommittee of the Regional School Committee, 5 p.m., ARMS; Select Board, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Public Shade Tree Committee, 5 p.m., Town Common; Historical Commission, 6 p.m., Town Common, then Town … 0