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Suffield Academy senior Hunter Newman, of Northampton, signs his National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse at Bucknell.

Northampton native Hunter Newman signs letter of intent to men’s lacrosse at Bucknell

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hunter Newman went from a potential Division III recruit to Division I prospect seemly overnight. The Northampton native and Suffield Academy senior signed his National Letter of Intent earlier this month to play men’s lacrosse at Division I Bucknell. The Bison finished 9-6 overall, 5-3 in the Patriot League last season. Their season ended in the conference tournament semifinal round. …

Northampton’s Liam Sullivan places third at state Division 1 cross country championship

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WESTFIELD — Liam Sullivan gave everything he had, and then some. Yet it was a bittersweet day for the Northampton cross country standout. Sullivan fell a bit shy of his goal of becoming the first western Massachusetts runner since 2001 to win the state Division 1 cross country championship. He finished third with a time of 15 minutes, 29 seconds. “If you told …

Northampton places seventh, Sophia Jacobs-Townsley 10th, Taylor Blow 11th at state cross country meet

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WESTFIELD — A top-10 finish in the state girls Division 1 cross country championship enabled Northampton to leave Stanley Park with a sense of accomplishment. The Blue Devils placed seventh overall, following up on PVIAC and Western Massachusetts team titles over the last month. A strong pack gave Northampton the depth it needed to place among the state’s elite teams. “They’re awesome,’’ coach …

Thursday’s high schools: Local teams nail down league titles, tournament berths

Thursday, October 22, 2015

League titles and postseason berths were dished out Thursday to several local teams. Smith Academy clinched at least a share of the Pioneer South girls soccer title with a 1-1 tie against Gateway Regional. The Frontier Regional field …

Thursday’s high school cross country: Taylor Blow caps Hampshire’s prefect regular season with win

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Senior Ally Roessling, who played soccer at Hampshire Regional before switching to cross country this season, has been out front and leading the undefeated Raiders. On Thursday in Springfield, it was classmate Taylor Blow’s turn. Blow finished Forest Park’s 2.82-mile course in 18 minutes, 2 seconds to pace …

Wednesday’s high schools: Chad Sanderson, Hopkins Academy shuts out Mohawk

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Chad Sanderson had a goal and two assists as the Hopkins Academy boys soccer team shut out Mohawk Trail, 5-0, Wednesday in Hadley. Ben Anderson, Antonio Torres and Dougie Pierce each added one goal for the Golden Hawks …

Annual Amherst high school choral performance goes on, despite resignation of longtime teacher Anita Cooper

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

AMHERST — For the first time in well over a decade, longtime Amherst-Pelham Regional High School teacher Anita Cooper will not be conducting the annual fall choral performance. Cooper, who resigned from her Amherst teaching position in early …

Tuesday’s high school girls cross country/gymnastics: Amherst harriers run past Ludlow

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Sophia Jacobs-Townsley and the Amherst Regional girls cross country team put itself in position to vie for the league title on Tuesday. Jacobs-Townsley placed first to lead the Hurricanes to a 21-38 win over host Ludlow. Amherst (5-1, 3-1 Valley North) trails first-place Northampton (5-1, 4-0) and if …

Tuesday’s high school boys cross country: Liam Sullivan breaks NHS school record; Frontier clinches league title

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Northampton senior Liam Sullivan broke his own school record Tuesday afternoon as the Blue Devils defeated Longmeadow, 22-32, at Community Gardens. Sullivan completed the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes, 14 seconds. He bested his previous mark by nine seconds. Meanwhile, Frontier Regional (13-0, 8-0) clinched the Pioneer North …

Tuesday’s high school girls volleyball/field hockey: South Hadley spikes Easthampton to reach postseason

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The South Hadley girls volleyball team punched its ticket to the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament by sweeping league rival Easthampton 3-0 on the road Tuesday. The Tigers won 25-20, 25-13, 25-20. Haley Asselin had four kills, four aces and two blocks for South Hadley (9-5, 4-3 Southern). …

Tuesday’s high school soccer: Smith Vocational girls make program history with 10th win

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Gabby Petlock scored a hat trick with an assist as the Smith Vocational girls soccer team reached double-digit wins for the first time in program history by beating Pathfinder 4-0 on the road Tuesday. Shannon Ryan had a goal and two assists for the Vikings (10-3-1, 9-2-1 Tri-County). …

Amherst, Ludlow battle to scoreless boys soccer draw

Monday, October 19, 2015

AMHERST — In a bitter cold under the lights at Amherst Regional High School, the Hurricanes boys soccer team battled to a scoreless draw with Ludlow. Neither team could find the net, but both had their chances. Ludlow …

Monday’s high schools: Northampton boys soccer picks up critical win

Monday, October 19, 2015

A postseason appearance has eluded the Northampton boys soccer team since 2012. Leon Moore helped the Blue Devils take a big step toward qualifying Monday, accounting for three points with two goals and an assist in a 5-1 romp over Chicopee Comp at home. The junior scored in …