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Weekend high school recaps: Amherst boys second, girls fourth at Bloomfield Track & Field Invitational

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Competing against some of the top teams in Connecticut, the Amherst Regional boys and girls track & field teams performed well at the Bloomfield Invitational Saturday. The Amherst boys scored 75 points and finished second behind host Bloomfield (88.5). There were 22 teams in the field. The Amherst girls had 48 points and placed fourth in a 20-team field. Bloomfield won with 98 and was followed by East Catholic (60) … 0

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 … 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 college recaps: Mount Holyoke lacrosse at .500 after home win

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Mount Holyoke lacrosse team used a strong second half to pull away from Western Connecticut State, 21-14, Thursday at home. The Lyons (5-5) scored 13 goals, including nine unanswered, after intermission. Naomi Miller led all Mount Holyoke scorers with five goals and one assist. Liz Randolph (four … 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

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

Ethiopians take top honors at 39th St. Patrick’s Road Race

Saturday, March 22, 2014

HOLYOKE — By the first mile marker, the throng of more than 7,000 runners at the 39th St. Patrick’s Road Race was separated by an elite group of eight runners. Those eight tried to keep pace with one another throughout the 10-kilometer course. As the pack neared the … 0

Hilltown center hosts session about Health Connector

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Hilltown Community Health Center is offering a presentation to help small business owners learn more about health insurance options and tax credits available through the Affordable Care Act. Set for March 27, the session will discuss how small business owners and employees could save money through the … 0

Local briefs: Northampton, South Hadley recreation offering programs; Amherst Baseball opens registration

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WMass Junior Golf Classic accepting registrations The second annual Western Massachusetts Junior Golf Classic will be held April 26 at The Country Club of Greenfield and April 27 at Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston. The event is open to golfers ages 12-18. Registration fee is $100. For more information, … 0

Division 4 boys basketball: Gateway Regional struggles in 61-36 loss to Monson

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

MONSON — The Gateway Regional boys basketball team brought the necessary effort to its first postseason game in over a decade, but a poor shooting start to both halves cost the Gators any chance at a victory. Gateway allowed the first 10 points of the Western Massachusetts Division … 0

Three deny charges related to alleged attack with crowbars in Huntington robbery

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Three people accused of robbing a Huntington man and attacking him with crowbars in the process pleaded not guilty to multiple charges in Hampshire Superior Court Tuesday. Andrew J. Przybyla, 26, of Springfield, Louis A. Catjakis, 23, of West Springfield and Nicole Bouley, 22, of Ludlow, … 0

Michael St. Martin of Huntington kicks down door to save dogs from burning house

Monday, February 24, 2014

HUNTINGTON — Michael St. Martin is one of those guys who just loves dogs. “They give you unconditional love. They’re really man’s best friend,” he said. He said his 6-year-old yellow Labrador, Jake, has his heart. So when … 3

WMass girls basketball tournament preview, capsules, bracket

Sunday, February 23, 2014

As promised, the Central League led to a tough Western Massachusetts Girls Basketball Division 3 Tournament bracket — league champion Granby, South Hadley and Hampshire all earned seeds in the top half. “Having a league like we do … 0