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YOSHITAKA HAMADA
Hopkins Academy's Spencer Butterfield strokes his drive during the Wednesday afternoon high school golf action at the Hickory Ridge Country Course Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.

Wednesday’s high school golf/cross country: South Hadley fends off Belchetown

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Brian Bak shot a 1-over-par 37 and Mike Miele added a 42 as the South Hadley boys golf team held off Belchertown, 173-180, at the Ledges Golf Club in South Hadley Wednesday. Ryan Chrabascz had a 40 to pace the Orioles. South Hadley 173, Belchertown 180 at The Ledges, par 36 South Hadley (4-7): Brian Bak, 37; Mike Miele, 42; Corey Calkins, 44; Jake Allard, 50 Belchertown (5-8): Ryan Chrabascz, 40; Frankie Murray, 44; Jason Krasinkiewicz, 46; Carl Teschke, 50 Agawam 156, Amherst 185 at Hickory Ridge GC, par 36 Amherst (3-10): John Noonan, 40; Alex Cantor, 47; Stephen McCudden, 48; Dani Miller-Grossman, 50 Cathedral …

Wednesday’s high schools: Frontier Regional, Amherst Regional return from long road trips with victories

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Frontier Regional and Amherst Regional girls volleyball teams each travelled to a different county Wednesday evening, but returned home with 3-0 sweeps. The Red Hawks went to Berkshire County and took down Lee, while the Hurricanes went the other direction and earned a victory over Tantasqua in Worcester County. Frontier Regional 3, Lee 0 — The Red Hawks (12-0) kept their perfect …

Wednesday’s high school soccer: Christiano Marconi nets lone goal as Holyoke Catholic beats Putnam for first win

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Christiano Marconi scored in the 44th minute as the Holyoke Catholic boys soccer team won for the first time, beating Putnam 1-0 Wednesday in Springfield. Collin Neffinger had the assist, while Tom Heavren made four saves for the Gaels (1-4-4). Amherst Regional 1, Agawam 0 — Alex LaRaja scored from Luke Webb roughly midway through the second half to lift the Hurricanes (8-0-1) …

Wednesday’s high schools: Brendan Bzdel records five points as Hampshire rolls past Sabis, 7-0

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Brendan Bzdel recorded a hat trick and tacked on two assists to lead the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team to a 7-0 road victory over Sabis. Bryan Brasil tallied two goals of his own, while Harry George and Brody Dean netted one each. Nick O’Hare only needed to …

Wednesday’s high school golf/cross country: Hampshire drive past Westfield Voke

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sean Ryan shot a 1-under 35 to pace Hampshire Regional to a 17-7 victory over Westfield Voke, Wednesday at Beaver Brook Golf Course in Haydenville. Ryan swept his No. 1 match against Matt King. Dave Lacourse also won 4-0, beating Matt Puffer at No. 4. Golf Westfield 166, …

High school notebook: New format changes golfing landscape

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A quick scan of high school golf results over the first few weeks of the season reveals a significant change in how certain matches are scored. This season only the top four scores in stroke play count toward a team’s total. In previous years the best six counted. …

Wednesday’s prep schools: Williston boys water polo team sinks Wilbraham & Monson

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

James Hatch had six goals, while Calvin Frye added five as the Williston Northampton boys water polo team beat Wilbraham & Monson 17-8 in Easthampton Wednesday. David Fitch (South Deerfield) scored once for the Wildcats (2-3) Boys soccer Williston 2, Pomfret 2 — Caleb Parker (Amherst) scored the …

Tuesday’s cross country: Belchertown, Holyoke Catholic girls stay undefeated

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A pair of girls cross country teams swept their meets Tuesday to remain undefeated. Belchertown took the top five overall spots in beating Putnam and Sci-Tech by 15-50 scores. Tatyana Almore placed first on the Orioles’ 2.8-mile course in 20 minutes, 19 seconds as Belchertown moved to 4-0. …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Smith Academy beats Holyoke Catholic for season’s first win

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Smith Academy golf team earned its first win of the season Tuesday afternoon, defeating Holyoke Catholic 201/2-31/2 at Country Club of Greenfield. Medalist Dan Cavanaugh shot a 45 and picked up four points at No. 1. Chris Darragh, Finn O’Connor and Nick Leary also won their individual …

Tuesday’s high schools: Amherst Regional digs 3-0 victory over defending sectional champ Longmeadow

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Amherst Regional girls volleyball team swept defending Western Massachusetts Division 1 champion Longmeadow, 3-0, for an Eastern League win at home on Tuesday. “To pull this out in three was very nice,” coach Kacey Schmitt said. The …

Monday’s high schools: Belchertown spikes Easthampton to stay perfect

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Belchertown girls volleyball team remained perfect by winning its league opener over Easthampton 3-0 at home Monday. The Orioles (6-0, 1-0 Southern) cruised to a home sweep, 27-25, 25-12, 25-18. Tatyana Ryan had 22 assists for Belchertown. Alexis Ryan had three aces, while Jacqueline Johnson won all …

Monday’s high school soccer: Smith Vocational girls earn program’s first victory

Monday, September 22, 2014

Shannon Ryan figured in every goal for the Smith Vocational girls soccer team in the program’s first win, 9-1 over Commerce Monday in Springfield. Ryan scored six times and added three assists for the Vikings (1-3). Gabby Petlock had a hat trick and three assists, while Becka Lewis …

Monday’s high school golf: Nate Patterson fires 1-over 37 to pace Frontier Regional past Sabis

Monday, September 22, 2014

Nate Patterson shot a 1-over-par 37 to lead Frontier Regional to a 23-1 win over Sabis, at Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst on Monday. The Red Hawks (5-0) won 4-0 at five-of-six positions, just missing a shutout. Greenfield 191/2, Smith Academy 41/2 at CC of Greenfield, par …