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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 school soccer: Mike McColgan pitches shutout in debut as Hampshire beats Monson

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Keeper Mike McColgan earned a seven-save shutout in his first career varsity start as the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team earned a 1-0 win over Monson in Westhampton Thursday. David Labrie set up Colin Dearborn for the game winner for the Raiders (8-2-2, 3-1-1 Holley). Hampshire has won …

Thursday’s high school field hockey/girls volleyball: Smith Academy sticks South Hadley

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Five players registered at least one point for the Smith Academy field hockey team in a 4-1 independent victory over South Hadley Thursday afternoon in Hatfield. Izzy Duseau scored a goal with an assist for the Falcons (7-5-1). …

Thursday’s high school cross country/golf: Frontier boys sweep quad meet to stay undefeated

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Aidan Waldron won the individual race and Frontier Regional had five of the first six finishers as the Red Hawks boys cross country team remained perfect Thursday. Waldron finished the 3.1-mile course at Springfield’s Forest Park in 18 minutes, 41 seconds, while Carsten Carey crossed one second later …

What2Watch4: Week 6 high school football previews

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Northampton at Chicopee Friday, 7 Both teams rely on the ground game, so line play could decide this Suburban League matchup. Elijah Davis (602 yards, six touchdowns) and Nik Smith (536 yards, eight touchdowns) provide multiple options for …

Wednesday’s high schools: Frontier volleyball aces league rival Longmeadow

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Rémi Quesnelle put together a double-double on the stat sheet to help the Frontier Regional volleyball team hold off Longmeadow, 25-22, 14-25, 25-14, 20-25, 15-7 on the road Wednesday night. The senior tallied 17 kills and 12 digs, …

Tuesday’s high school girls cross country: Holyoke Catholic sweeps Longmeadow, Holyoke

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Julie Carroll outpaced the field by nearly 11/2 minutes and led the Holyoke Catholic cross country team to two wins Tuesday at Turner Park in Longmeadow. The Gaels beat Longmeadow, 22-33, and Holyoke, 16-45. Carroll crossed the line in 20 minutes, 5 seconds, as Holyoke Catholic (9-1, 2-1) …

Tuesday’s high school boys cross country: Liam Sullivan paces undefeated Northampton

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Defending Division 1 sectional champion Liam Sullivan and the Northampton boys cross country team put on a show Tuesday. The Blue Devils took the top eight spots at the Northampton Community Garden in a tri-meet against East Longmeadow …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Frontier Regional clinches league crown; Hopkins finishes undefeated

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Faced with the prospect of either winning the Bi-County North title outright or sharing it, the Frontier Regional golf team left no doubt Tuesday afternoon. The Red Hawks clinched in dominating fashion by beating second-place Pioneer Regional, 21-3, at Cherry Hill Golf Club in Amherst. Medalist Nate Patterson …

Tuesday’s high schools: Frontier boys soccer qualify for postseason

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Chad Parent and Andy Habel had two tallies apiece for the Frontier Regional boys soccer team, which secured a tournament berth with a 5-2 road win over Athol Tuesday night. Connor Hamilton had a goal and an assist for the Red Hawks (8-3-2, 4-0-1 Schmid), while Parent added …

Monday’s high schools: Maddie Grabowski paces Easthampton past Mahar in girls soccer

Monday, October 12, 2015

Maddie Grabowski’s two tallies guided the Easthampton girls soccer team back over the .500 mark with a 2-1 home victory over Mahar on Monday afternoon. The junior midfielder scored in the 41st minute, assisted by Courtney Urban, and …