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Friday’s high school basketball: Mary Whalen’s putback seals win for Smith Academy

Friday, February 5, 2016

Sophomore Mary Whalen pulled down her 10th rebound on the offensive end and scored the game-winner with 12.1 seconds left as the Smith Academy girls basketball team beat Pioneer Regional, 48-46, Friday in Hatfield. to go to put the Falcons ahead of Pioneer Valley (6-10) for good. Whalen finished with seven points for the Falcons (7-9, 2-4 Franklin South). Senior Ashley Higgins had a game-high 21 points, while sophomore Hannah …

Gazette Field Hockey Player of the Year: Jordyn Roberts, Frontier Regional

Friday, February 5, 2016

HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY Player of the Year Jordyn Roberts, senior, Frontier Regional 2015-16 season highlights: Roberts, who finished with 17 goals and 10 assists, scored in 15 of Frontier’s 21 games. She had at least a point in both of the Red Hawks’ postseason wins. Her three points in the Western Massachusetts …

Thursday’s high schools: Hopkins Academy boys basketball becomes last unbeaten boys hoops team

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Only one boys basketball team remains undefeated in western Massachusetts. Hopkins Academy beat Turners Falls 94-56 on Thursday in Hadley to earn that distinction. The Golden Hawks (16-0, 13-0 Hampshire) used strong defense and hot shooting to cruise past the Indians (6-8, 3-7). Jon Morrison made some defensive adjustments and held Turners’ Josh Obochowski (11 points) scoreless in the second half. Sami Roe …

Inconsistent Amherst Regional falls to Chicopee at Hoophall Classic

Thursday, January 14, 2016

SPRINGFIELD — The Amherst Regional boys basketball team is seeking consistency. The Hurricanes didn’t find it Thursday night. Chicopee crafted a double-digit lead early in the second quarter and built on it en route to a 76-51 win …

Wednesday’s high school wrestling: South Hadley downs Pathfinder, stays perfect in Tri-County League

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The South Hadley wrestling team used six pins to beat Pathfinder, 54-24, and remain undefeated in the Tri-County League Wednesday. Isaiah Cardenales (106 pounds), Gino Viamari (138), Jack Greaney (145), Cyrus Larivee (152), Ethan Fleming (160) and Nate Zayas (195) each won for South Hadley (4-5, 3-0). South …

Wednesday’s high school basketball: Olivia Cavanaugh sparks Smith Academy past Gateway Regional

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Olivia Cavanaugh had a pair of career highs as the Smith Academy girls basketball team beat Gateway Regional, 38-15, Wednesday in Huntington. Cavanaugh had a career-best five 3-pointers en route to a personal record 18 points for the Falcons (4-4). Cavanaugh added five rebounds and five assists. Ashley …

Tuesday’s high school track, ice hockey: Amherst boys speed past Chicopee, Holyoke, Putnam

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Amherst Regional boys indoor track team cruised to a trio of wins during the early session at a PVIAC meet at Smith College, Tuesday. The Hurricanes collected five overall first places en route to wins over Holyoke, 49-41, Chicopee, 61-33, and Putnam, 75-10. Aiden Foucault Etheridge won …

Tuesday’s high school swimming: Northampton swimmer Johnny Williams posts All-American time

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Johnny Williams keeps getting faster and now he has an All-American time to prove it. The Northampton swimming senior and UMass commit won Tuesday’s 100-yard butterfly in 49.36 seconds, breaking his own school record. It also was a fast enough swim to automatically qualify him for All-American recognition …

Tuesday’s high school alpine skiing: Delaney, O’Connell, Denhart ski to top-10 finishes

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Corriann Delaney of Frontier Regional and Margaret O’Connell of Amherst Regional finished in the top 10 Tuesday at the PVIAC girls slalom race at Berkshire East in Charlemont. Delaney finished fifth in 43.00 seconds, while O’Connell was seventh in 43.38. In the boys giant slalom race, Charlie Denhart …

Tuesday’s high school boys basketball: Frontier Regional wins second straight, tops Turners Falls 46-44

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Frontier Regional boys basketball team held on down the stretch in a back-and-forth game to pick up their second straight win with a 46-44 victory over Turners Falls, Tuesday in South Deerfield. Trailing by one with just under a minute left, Evan Bourque hit a 3-pointer to …

Monday’s high schools: Northampton rallies to sink Chicopee, 47-40

Monday, January 11, 2016

Down by two with just under 3 minutes left, the Northampton girls basketball team scored the final nine points and beat Chicopee, 47-40, Monday at home. Consecutive backdoor passes from Lauraine Joensen (19 points, 14 rebounds) to Megan …

Friday’s high school basketball: Frontier Regional boys sink Athol for first win

Friday, January 8, 2016

Three double-digit scorers delivered the Frontier Regional boys basketball team its first win of the season Friday, 71-36 over Athol in South Deerfield. Justin Farrick and Trevor Gilmore each had 12 points, while Nolan Muzyka scored 10 and …

Friday’s high school swimming: Belchertown swimming sweeps Monson

Friday, January 8, 2016

Matt Quinney won two events and helped power two relay victories as the Belchertown boys swimming team took down host Monson 108-74 on Friday. He took first in the 200-yard individual medley in 1 minute, 59.88 seconds and won the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.4. The 400 freestyle and …