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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 …

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 …

Northampton rolls past Amherst in ‘Battle of the Bridge’

Sunday, September 27, 2015

AMHERST — The Northampton football team didn’t need to wait the usual full year to gain revenge on archrival Amherst Regional for last season’s 32-point loss. And once the teams took the field Saturday night, the Blue Devils …

Friday’s high schools: Jordyn Roberts, Frontier Regional field hockey pull away from Southwick

Friday, September 25, 2015

Jordyn Roberts had a hand in both goals as the Frontier Regional field hockey team shut out Southwick, 2-0, on the road Friday. Tied at halftime, the Red Hawks (5-1) pulled away thanks to Roberts. Mackenzie Patterson scored off a Roberts assist, while Camille Alli assisted Roberts’ goal. …

Friday’s high school boys soccer: Harry George nets winner as Hampshire nips Frontier, 1-0

Friday, September 25, 2015

Harry George scored the game-winning goal with an assist by Anthony Nardi as the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team beat Frontier Regional, 1-0, in Westhampton on Friday. The Raiders (3-2-1) defense played well as Nick O’Hare earned the clean sheet with four saves. Dylan Husted finished with eight …

What to watch for: Week 3 high school football previews

Thursday, September 24, 2015

South Hadley at Chicopee Comp Friday, 7 The Tigers (1-1, 0-0 Suburban) are coming off a big win over three-time sectional champion Wahconah. After falling to rival Holyoke in Week 1, the Tigers get rival No. 2 in …

Thursday’s high school girls soccer: Gateway Regional edges Easthampton

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Samantha Belardo scored the eventual game-winning goal in the opening seconds of the second half to lift the unbeaten Gateway Regional girls soccer team to a 2-1 home win over Easthampton Thursday evening. Nina Iglesias converted an assist from Jessica Van Heynigen to tie the game for the …

Thursday’s high school golf/gymnastics: Amherst sinks Northampton in ‘Battle of the Bridge’ links version

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Two days before Amherst Regional and Northampton will play in three sports, the Hurricanes golf team claimed the “Battle of the Bridge” on the course with a 195-199 win Thursday at Hickory Ridge. Liam Kelly shot a match-best …

Thursday’s high school volleyball/field hockey: Frontier aces Medfield

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Emily Woodward had 26 of the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team’s 27 assists as the Red Hawks swept Medfield, 3-0, in South Deerfield on Thursday. Frontier (7-1) won 25-16, 25-13, 25-22. The Red Hawks collected 20 aces. Remi Quesnelle had nine kills, nine aces and 12 digs, while …

‘Battle of the Bridge’ changes directions for Amherst Regional, Northampton

Thursday, September 24, 2015

It will be a little warmer — and the stakes higher — when archrivals Amherst Regional and Northampton face each other on the gridiron this season. The “Battle of the Bridge” had been waged on Thanksgiving morning for the past 10 years. But the meeting has been moved …