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What to Watch for: Week 5 high school football previews

Friday, October 9, 2015

Northampton at South Hadley Friday, 7 Both teams are coming off blowout wins last week and are fighting for position in the Suburban League. Joe Allard leads the Tigers (2-2, 1-1 Suburban) with seven passing touchdowns, while Nik Smith, Elijah Davis and Syrus Carey scored multiple rushing touchdowns last week for the Blue Devils (2-2, 1-1 Suburban). Dean Tech at Smith Voke Friday, 7 Either the Golden Hawks (0-4, 0-4 Tri-County) or Vikings (0-4, 0-4) will pick up their first win of the season in Northampton. Jared Pease has scored four touchdowns on the ground for Smith Voke, which will look to limit the turnovers …

Thursday’s high school girls volleyball/field hockey: Belchertown prevails in battle of unbeatens

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Two unbeaten girls volleyball teams entered Ware High School on Thursday night. Belchertown left with a 3-1 (25-17, 13-25, 25-11, 26-24) victory in non-league action. The Orioles (11-0) lost a set for just the fourth time this season, but responded with a dominant 25-11 third-set win before outlasting the Indians (11-1) in the fourth set. Cara McKenzie led Belchertown (11-0) with 12 kills, …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Northampton takes down defending girls state champion West Springfield

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Playing on the home field of the defending Division I state champions, Emma Tanner delivered for the Northampton High School girls soccer team Thursday night. The Blue Devils sophomore midfielder scored with 7.2 seconds left on an assist from Brigitte Goeler-Slough to beat host West Springfield, 2-1. Alex Bertuch-Wallace opened the scoring in the 48th minute assisted by Abby Springfield, but the Terriers …

Wednesday’s high school cross country/golf: Mackenzie Werenski wins again to pace South Hadley

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Mackenzie Werenski finished first for the third straight meet to start the season in leading the South Hadley girls cross country team to a 17-50 home win over Holyoke Wednesday. Werenski completed the 3.1-mile course in 22 minutes, 58 seconds. Jackie Doyle and Mia Kelly each crossed in …

Tuesday’s high school boys soccer: Hampshire shuts out Easthampton, 5-0

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Colin Dearborn (assist) and Roope Raanisto each scored two goals for the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team in a 5-0 road win over Easthampton Tuesday. Dillon Pooler added a tally for the Raiders (4-2-1). David Labrie assisted twice, while Matt Babyak and Kyle Marek added one apiece. Nick …

Tuesday’s high school field hockey/girls volleyball: Northampton shuts out Frontier Regional

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ursa Heidinger scored early in the second half as the Northampton field hockey team edged Frontier Regional 1-0 in a battle of county powers Tuesday in South Deerfield. Danielle Parent finished the game with 16 saves for the …

Tuesday’s high school girls cross country: Hampshire, Northampton stay undefeated

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A pair of girls cross country teams kept their perfect seasons going on Tuesday. Ally Roessling placed first overall at Littleville Lake in Huntington as Hampshire Regional beat Gateway Regional and Palmer, each by the score of 15-50. The Raiders moved to 7-0 with the victories. Stephanie Jordan …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy stays perfect

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Hopkins Academy golf team continued to dominate in keeping its perfect record alive with a 211/2-11/2 victory over Pathfinder Tuesday at Mill Valley Country Club in Belchertown. Caleb Farnham earned medalist honors by shooting a 37 for the Golden Hawks (11-0, 8-0 Bi-County East). Teammates Jack Ter …

Tuesday’s high school boys cross country: Andrew Hutchinson breaks tie as Granby beats Mahar

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Granby boys cross country team needed an extra runner to beat Mahar on Tuesday. Andrew Hutchinson finished 10th overall in 22 minutes, 1 second and broke a tie as the Rams beat the Senators, 38-41, in Orange. The meet was tied 28-28 after five runners finished for …

Monday’s high school soccer: Smith Academy girls coach Matt McCloghry wins No. 100

Monday, September 28, 2015

At roughly the midway point of his eighth season as Smith Academy girls soccer coach, Matt McCloghry celebrated the century milestone Monday. The Falcons shut out Mohawk 3-0 in Hatfield for McCloghry’s 100th win at the school. His overall record is now 100-32-13. “I’m really proud of all …

Monday’s high schools: Belchertown spikes Easthampton to stay unbeaten

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Belchertown girls volleyball ball team kept its unbeaten streak going on the road by beating Easthampton 3-1 in each team’s league opener Monday. The game scores were 25-17, 23-25, 25-15, 25-18. Audra Hale had three kills and …

Monday’s high school golf: Granby rallies to chip Pathfinder

Monday, September 28, 2015

The bottom four players for the Granby golf team scored 15 of a possible 16 points in leading the Rams to a 16-8 victory over Pathfinder Monday at Cold Spring Country Club in Belchertown. Tyler Sullivan, Maddie Humphrey and Jack White each swept their individual matches, while EJ …

Weekend high schools: Northampton field hockey shuts out Amherst Regional

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Megan McCarthy and Georgie Lellman each scored as the Northampton field hockey team shut out Amherst Regional, 2-0, Saturday in Amherst. Kiana Matakanski and Ursa Heidinger each had one assist, while Danielle Parent was unchallenged in goal for the Blue Devils (5-1-1). Katherine Cornell made 25 saves for …