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Monday’s high school basketball: Northampton’s Max Walder, Smith Academy’s David Longstreeth hit game-winning buzzer beaters

Monday, December 22, 2014

Max Walder and David Longstreeth sent their respective teams into the holidays happy as their respective buzzer-beaters gave Northampton and Smith Academy wins Monday night. Greenfield tied it with around four minutes remaining after Smith led for most of the game. The teams went back and forth down the stretch before Longstreeth’s jumper to the right of the free throw line gave Smith a 58-56 road victory. Longstreeth led Smith …

Monday’s high school swimming: Northampton sweeps Easthampton as Johnny Williams sets school record in 100 fly

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Northampton swimming & diving teams each enjoyed solid victories over Easthampton Monday afternoon at JFK Middle School. The boys won 117-36, the girls 120-56. Johnny Williams and Gabe Lyons-Sosa earned two individual wins apiece for the boys (2-1), who won every event. Williams broke his own pool and school record in the …

Weekend high schools: Sophie Gatzounas, South Hadley hold off Wahconah in overtime

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sophie Gatzounas had 17 points, 11 rebounds and five assists as the South Hadley girls basketball team held off Wahconah, 61-55, in overtime Saturday in Dalton. Marley Medina had nine points, 11 rebounds and two blocks, while Lexi Gawron added 11 points and four assists for the Tigers (2-1). Shepherd Hill 59, Northampton 51 — The Blue Devils (2-1) were within one with …

Valley communities consider raising minimum legal age for tobacco purchase to 21

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Encouraged by national research showing addiction to smoking to be more likely in those who start younger, several Valley communities are exploring the idea of raising the minimum age for buying tobacco. The boards of health in Leverett and Montague both have proposed regulations that would raise the …

Monday’s high school basketball: Courtney Urban, Easthampton beat Turners Falls for first win

Monday, December 15, 2014

Courtney Urban led all scorers with 12 points as the Easthampton girls basketball team beat Turners Falls, 43-34, Monday at home. Karina Volpe scored eight points, grabbed 10 rebounds, made six steals and had five assists for the Eagles (1-1). Sharp also had eight points with seven boards, …

Monday’s high school swimming: Belchertown sweeps South Hadley

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Belchertown boys and girls swimming teams each won their second straight meet to start the season, beating South Hadley on the road Monday afternoon. The boys won 53-27, the girls by a score of 60-33. Ben LaClair (200-yard free, 100 fly) and Matt Quinney (200 IM, 100 …

Weekend high school recaps: Cam Earle lifts South Hadley over rival Granby in Pioneer Valley Tip-Off

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Each side had a 20-point scorer, but Cam Earle’s 28 lifted South Hadley over Granby, 64-61, in the Pioneer Valley Tip-Off at the Curry Hicks Cage on Saturday. Jesse Molin had 23 points for the Rams (0-1). Granby …

Meghan Sullivan gains acceptance to Amherst, leads Granby past Monson in opener

Saturday, December 13, 2014

GRANBY — Just a few hours before her final high school basketball season began, Meghan Sullivan gained assurance of where she’ll be spending the next four years of her athletic and academic life. After applying early decision, the …

Friday’s high school swimming: Northampton’s Johnny Williams sets pool, school record in 100 fly

Friday, December 12, 2014

Junior Johnny Williams wasted little time getting acquainted with the Northampton swimming and diving record book. Williams broke the pool and school record in the 100-yard butterfly Friday as the Blue Devils beat Holyoke Catholic, 105-18, in both teams’ season opener at JFK Middle School. Williams’ time broke …

Friday’s high schools: Holyoke Catholic drops opener to Lenox in overtime

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Holyoke Catholic girls basketball team dropped its season opener, falling 42-41 in overtime to Lenox on the road Friday night. The Millionaires used a 3-pointer with six seconds left to force overtime, then made their free throws down the stretch to win. Danielle Easton had 16 points, …

Amherst Regional thumps rival Northampton, 40-8

Saturday, November 29, 2014

AMHERST — In the decade-long Thanksgiving history of the “Battle of the Bridge,” once one side loses control of the trophy it’s taken a while to reclaim it. But after dropping last year’s matchup, the Amherst Regional football …

Updated: Hundreds in Valley waited days for power to be restored; downed tree limbs brought new losses Friday, Saturday

Friday, November 28, 2014

UPDATE: About 260 Western Massachusetts Electric Company customers remain without power as of 12:40 p.m. Saturday.   Many of them have been without electricity since a pre-Thanksgiving snowstorm swept through the region causing snow and ice covered limbs to …

Storm upsets Thanksgiving for thousands across region

Thursday, November 27, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. — The first major snowstorm of the season left more than 300,000 customers in northern New England without power, forcing many to make last-minute changes to their Thanksgiving plans. The heavy snowfall set accumulation records across …