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Tuesday’s high school school recaps: Belchertown spikes Putnam

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Senior Jordan Vigneault had 17 kills as the Belchertown boys volleyball team beat Putnam 3-1 in Springfield Tuesday. Vigneault added four blocks in the 25-20, 27-25, 22-25, 25-18 victory. Senior Colter Krzcuik had six kills, four blocks and four aces, while junior Kevin Reidy had 31 assists in the win. … 0

Monday’s high school softball recaps: Granby squeezes past Hopkins Academy for first win

Monday, April 14, 2014

Abi Beauregard laid down a successful safety squeeze to score the game-winning run as the Granby softball team won for the first time this season, defeating Hopkins Academy 7-6 Monday. Beauregard struck out eight and walked nobody, allowing just three earned runs in the complete game. Alexis Gay had two hits and three … 0

Monday’s high school lacrosse recaps: Aidan Bass gives Amherst late win over Northampton

Monday, April 14, 2014

Aidan Bass scored with 28 seconds left in regulation to complete a hat trick and deliver a 7-6 road victory for Amherst Regional over Northampton. Donovan Riley scored twice for the Hurricanes (2-2), while Alex LaRaja (two assists) and John Traester added one goal each. Ben Davis and Will Lombardi each put in … 0

Dakin animal shelter takes steps to right wrong after mistakenly euthanizing Northampton woman’s cat

Friday, February 14, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Elizabeth Nett of Northampton brought her cat Bella to the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society shelter in Springfield Dec. 12 because Bella wasn’t getting along with her other cats. She asked staff to call her if … 5

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, February 14, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Parker Jones, whose major is mechanical engineering, was named to the fall semester president’s list at … 0

Wrestlers take to the mat at WMass Division 3 championship

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Western Massachusetts Division 3 Wrestling Tournament kicks off Friday at Holyoke High School with several local athletes looking to take home championships. Hampshire Regional’s John Lachowicz has already had a February to remember, capturing his 100th career … 0

Worthington snowplow driver charged with driving while impaired after collision with all-terrain vehicle

Thursday, February 13, 2014

HUNTINGTON — A Worthington snowplow driver who struck two people riding on an all-terrain vehicle during Thursday’s snowstorm was arrested and charged with driving while impaired. Richard Smith, 36, was charged with two counts of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, said … 0

Wednesday’s high school wrestling recaps: South Hadley takes down Mahar

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

South Hadley’s Chris Rojas is entering the wrestling postseason with a bit of momentum. Rojas pinned Zach Dugay at 138-pounds to pace the Tigers in a 42-32 win over Mahar, in South Hadley on Wednesday. Rojas is 30-4 and the top seed at 138 in the Western Massachusetts … 0

Wednesday’s high school recaps: Granby, Hampshire raise $5K for cancer cause

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Granby and Hampshire Regional boys basketball teams combined for 18 3-pointers and 149 points Wednesday night. The number that stood out was $5,000. The teams combined to raise that amount for the cancer benefit Shoot for the Cause. As for the game, Granby beat Hampshire 83-66. Corey … 0

Tuesday’s high school recaps: Danielle Easton rallies Holyoke Catholic past Ware

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Danielle Easton scored a career-high 19 points, including five in the final minute to lift the Holyoke Catholic girls basketball team to a 32-31 home win over Ware Tuesday night. With 40 seconds left in regulation, Easton knocked down a game-tying 3-pointer. She then hit the game-winning shot … 0

Frontier’s Sean Doyle places second at PVIAC Alpine championships

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sean Doyle set out on Tuesday to defend his PVIAC individual Alpine championship, but came up a bit short due to the course’s design. The Frontier senior finished second overall by less than a second with a combined … 0

Monday’s high school recaps: Easthampton, Hampshire boys clinch tournament berths

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Easthampton and Hampshire Regional boys basketball teams both punched their postseason tickets on Monday night with road victories. The Eagles beat Monson 51-44, while the Raiders won at home 36-32 over Southwick. Boys basketball Easthampton 51, Monson … 0

Amherst boys reel in second place at WMass swimming championships

Sunday, February 9, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — With a lot of talent and a little bit of strategy, the Amherst Regional boys swim team brought home some hardware after the Western Massachusetts Championship meet on Sunday evening. Amherst took second place with 267 … 0