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Griffin Fitzell, of South Hadley, has been named the Daily Hampshire Gazette Football Player of the Year.

Gazette High School Football Player of the Year: Griffin Fitzell, South Hadley

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Gazette Player of the Year Griffin Fitzell, senior, South Hadley Season highlights: Fitzell was among the top running backs in western Massachusetts, and performed many other roles in helping South Hadley to a Division 4 postseason berth and its first winning season since 2012. Amassed 1,742 total yards and 18 touchdowns. As a wingback in the Tigers’ winged-t offense, he rushed for 1,232 yards in 11 games and posted six triple-digit performances. Added 296 return yards and 241 receiving. Averaged 112.0 yards per game on the ground and 13.7 yards per attempt. Ran for a career-high 361 yards and five touchdowns in …

Gazette Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Dylan Husted, Frontier Regional

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOYS SOCCER GAZETTE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Dylan Husted, senior, Frontier Regional Season highlights: Made 78 saves and posted 10 shutouts for the Red Hawks, who finished 15-4-2 and 7-0-1 in the Schmid. Made two saves in the penalty shootout that decided the Western Massachusetts Division 3 title against Palmer. Frontier won the …

Gazette Girls Volleyball Player of the Year: Remi Quesnelle, Frontier Regional

Sunday, February 7, 2016

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Player of the Year Remi Quesnelle, senior, Frontier Regional Season highlights: Quesnelle led Frontier with 306 kills, 265 digs and 98 aces while playing in all six rotations. The Red Hawks won their sixth Division 3 state championship and 11th Western Massachusetts championship in a row. Quesnelle had a season-high 25 …

Weekend high school wrestling: Granby’s Nolan Hodgins picks up 150th career win at Granby Duals

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Senior wrestler Nolan Hodgins earned his 150th career win during the Granby Duals Saturday. Hodgins pinned Belchertown resident and Pathfinder student Matt Monast in 59 seconds at 220 pounds. The Rams (7-2-1) went 3-0 with wins over Frontier Regional, 68-18, South Hadley, 51-27, and Pathfinder, 51-18. Granby 68, …

Friday’s high schools: Career highs all around for push Belchertown girls basketball past Amherst Regional

Friday, January 15, 2016

The Belchertown girls basketball team got career-high scoring performances from Kayla Henry, Emma Jopson and Cara McKenzie as they overcame 10 3-pointers by the Amherst Regional to win, 68-51, on the road Friday. Henry struck for 24 points, Jopson had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and McKenzie had …

Friday’s indoor track: Northampton’s Liam Sullivan sets PVIAC indoor mile record in 4:22.5

Friday, January 15, 2016

The PVIAC indoor track record for the boys mile is staying within the family. Northampton senior Liam Sullivan set a new mark in the event with a time of 4 minutes, 22.5 seconds during Friday’s early session at Smith College. Sullivan’s cousin, Aidan Gilson, held the old mark …

NHS swimmer Johnny Williams unofficially ties 40-year-old 100 fly record of 49.14 seconds

Friday, January 15, 2016

Two school records and four JFK Middle School pool records fell during Northampton High School’s 100-78 boys swimming and diving victory over Belchertown, Friday. Northampton senior Johnny Williams set a school and pool mark in the 100-yard butterfly …

Ahold USA to transfer warehouse operations out of Buffalo to C&S Wholesale Grocers facilities in Hatfield and Pennsylvania

Friday, January 15, 2016

LANCASTER, N.Y. (AP) — Supermarket company Ahold USA says it will transfer its warehouse operations out of the Buffalo area in a move that will eliminate 600 jobs. The operations will be transferred to C&S Wholesale Grocers facilities in Hatfield, Massachusetts, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Ahold, which is based …

Area school lunch menus

Friday, January 15, 2016

Amherst-Pelham TUESDAY: Pasta with chicken meatballs and sauce, green beans, garden salad, fresh apple, pineapple cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Mac and cheese, carrots, spinach salad, strawberry cup, Bartlett pear THURSDAY: Hamburger, sweet potato puffs, corn, garbanzo beans, orange, sliced peaches FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, veggie dippers, broccoli florets, fruit, …

Honor Roll: Williston Northampton School

Friday, January 15, 2016

The Williston Northampton School Amherst: Alara Akisik, Grade 11, Honors; Caroline Borden, Grade 12, High Honors; Anabelle Farnham, Grade 10, High Honors; Henning Fischel, Grade 11, Honors; Nathan Gordon, Grade 12, High Honors; Dora Gordon, Grade 9, High Honors; Roya Mostafavi, Grade 10, Honors; Emily Rosenberry, Grade 10, …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, January 15, 2016

Amherst Two local students have been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota. Isamu Bix, the son of Deborah Bix of Millers Falls and Clem Clay of Amherst, is a graduate of Amherst Regional High School and a first-year student at Macalester. …

Lev Rivera of Hatfield injured in Vermont crash

Friday, January 15, 2016

A Hatfield man suffered serious injuries in a Thursday night crash in Halifax, Vermont, and was listed in stable condition at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester on Friday, according to Vermont State Police. Lev N. Rivera, 20, was driving a Chevy Tracker at the intersection …

Thursday’s alpine skiing: Northampton’s Charlie Denhart places first on slalom

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Charlie Denhart is back on top. The Northampton senior placed first at the third PVIAC alpine race of the season, Thursday at Berkshire East in Charlemont. Denhart won the boys slalom in 33.06 seconds. He was fourth on giant slalom at Tuesday’s race. Two Frontier Regional girls placed …