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Amherst school board discusses complaints of racially inequitable discipline, Open Meeting Law complaint

Monday, August 3, 2015

AMHERST — While Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee members discussed how to confront an accusation of racially inequitable discipline practices in Amherst schools, they accused one another of violating committee policy and the state’s Open Meeting Law. At the end of a specially planned meeting Monday afternoon, the committee voted to have three members meet with the Amherst National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in the next week …

Mediation, deliberation at issue in Amherst

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

AMHERST — It’s a war of words among Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee members, who will meet Monday about two deliberation-based complaints. The first is a dispute about whether an email sent to the entire board from member Katherine Appy constituted deliberation, thereby violating the state’s Open Meeting Law. The second is what sparked the email — Appy’s assertion that committee Chairman Trevor Baptiste …

Tuesday’s local softball: Amherst/Deerfield falls to Southwick

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mikah McNamara (two RBIs) and Amanda Deskavich (run) each had two hits, but the Amherst/Deerfield Metro League softball team fell 12-3 to Southwick, on the road Tuesday. Hanna LeClair (run) doubled in the loss for Amherst/Deerfield (6-11). Softball Southwick 12, Amherst/Deerfield 3 (6) A/D 101 001 —3 7 3 Southwick (10)20 00x —12 6 1 WP - Harley; LP - Cousland Records: A/D (6-11) Southwick (9-6) Baseball Easthampton SB …

Wednesday’s local baseball: Northampton Post 28 picks up first win with walk-off over West Springfield

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mickey Thompson’s seventh-inning single gave Northampton Post 28 a 4-3 walk-off victory over West Springfield Post 207 at Arcanum Field on Wednesday. Ian Ostberg hit a one-out double to start Northampton’s rally in the seventh. Back-to-back walks loaded the bases for Thompson and he singled to right field, …

Amherst Regional falls to Shrewsbury in state Division 1 girls tennis semifinal

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The match had already been decided and the Amherst Regional girls No. 1 doubles team was on the cusp of losing. But Veronica Suchodolski and Kailey Tobin weren’t about to go down without a fight, even …

Amherst focuses on state girls tennis semifinal with Shrewsbury

Monday, June 15, 2015

The state Division 1 girls tennis semifinal is a rematch from last year between Amherst Regional and Shrewsbury, but the Hurricanes aren’t thinking like that. “Everyone is really looking forward to it,” Amherst co-coach Gloria McCann said. “To …

New England Track & Field championships: Frontier’s Kat Miner wins another high jump title

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Kat Miner wasn’t sure what height she’d need to clear to win the New England high jump championship Saturday. She didn’t need to improve her personal and school record this time, but for the fourth consecutive meet Miner …

Two outs from title, Amherst falls short as Central rallies in Division 1 championship

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — Virtually unhittable, but erratic in stretches throughout the Western Massachusetts Division 1 title game, Selah Dalomba appeared to have finally hit his stride as the finish line came within sight. But a pair of seeing-eye singles …

Mount Greylock mows down Hampshire Regional in WMass Division 3 baseball final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — The big inning. Seventh-seeded Hampshire Regional couldn’t produce one — or prevent No. 1 Mount Greylock of Williamstown from having one. Jesse Dilego delivered a two-run single to key a six-run third inning Saturday that carried …

Hampshire Regional tops Wahconah in Western Massachusetts Division 2 Softball Final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — At the end of Saturday’s Western Massachusetts Division 2 softball final, Hampshire Regional second baseman Chelsea Moussette carefully climbed onto shortstop Savannah Waters’ shoulders. She didn’t need help walking — she was clutching the championship trophy …

Amherst Regional girls tennis tops Longmeadow to repeat as WMass Division 1 champion

Friday, June 12, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The seniors on the Amherst Regional girls tennis team opened their Hurricane careers with two straight losses to Longmeadow in the Western Massachusetts Division 1 final. The top-seeded Hurricanes beat the No. 3 Lancers, 4-1, on …

Division 1 Baseball: Jamie Carey delivers as Amherst beats Cathedral to reach sectional final

Thursday, June 11, 2015

AMHERST — Upon exiting the dugout and starting toward the team bus Thursday, Jamie Carey was taken aback by what he heard more than 10 minutes after the game — a rousing ovation from the large contingent of …

Kat Miner, Frontier Regional take top honors at WMass Heptathlon

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Kat Miner led the Frontier Regional girls track & field team to first place with 3,472 of the team’s 9,347 points over the two-day Western Massachusetts Heptathlon championship at Northampton High School on Wednesday. In Day 2 action, Miner won the long jump in 15 feet, 83/4 inches …