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Friday’s high schools: Granby pulls away from South Hadley in girls soccer match

Friday, October 9, 2015

The Granby girls soccer team exploded in the second half and stayed unbeaten with a 4-2 win over South Hadley, Friday in Granby. The Rams (10-0, 4-0 Pioneer North) scored three second-half goals to pull away from a 1-1 halftime draw. Erin Mikalchus had three goals and one assist to power the Granby side. Kate Sarnacki had one goal, while Trystin Burger, Alicia Frappier and Kate Sullivan each had one …

What to Watch for: Week 5 high school football previews

Friday, October 9, 2015

Northampton at South Hadley Friday, 7 Both teams are coming off blowout wins last week and are fighting for position in the Suburban League. Joe Allard leads the Tigers (2-2, 1-1 Suburban) with seven passing touchdowns, while Nik Smith, Elijah Davis and Syrus Carey scored multiple rushing touchdowns last week for the Blue …

Thursday’s high school girls volleyball/field hockey: Belchertown prevails in battle of unbeatens

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Two unbeaten girls volleyball teams entered Ware High School on Thursday night. Belchertown left with a 3-1 (25-17, 13-25, 25-11, 26-24) victory in non-league action. The Orioles (11-0) lost a set for just the fourth time this season, but responded with a dominant 25-11 third-set win before outlasting the Indians (11-1) in the fourth set. Cara McKenzie led Belchertown (11-0) with 12 kills, …

Tuesday’s high school girls cross country: Jullian Paterwic leads Belchertown sweep of Holyoke

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Jillian Paterwic finished first overall to pace the Belchertown girls cross country team to a 15-50 win over Holyoke at Foley Field. The junior completed the 2.8-mile course in 21 minutes, 46 seconds. The Orioles (1-1, 1-1 Valley South) swept the top five spots as Brenna Skaza, Marissa …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Smith Academy rolls past Ware

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The resurgent Smith Academy golf team needed only five outings to match its win total of a season ago. The Falcons defeated Ware 171/2-61/2 Tuesday afternoon at Greenfield Country Club to achieve that feat. No. 1 player Jake Wilson shot a match-best 39 for the Falcons (4-1, 3-1 …

Monday’s high school soccer: Easthampton shuts out Mohawk for first win

Monday, September 21, 2015

Maddie Grabowski scored a pair of goals to help the Easthampton girls soccer team earn its first win of the season Monday. The Eagles travelled to Buckland and emerged with a 3-0 victory over Mohawk Regional. Brenna Mottor also had two points with a goal and an assist. …

Monday’s high school golf: Frontier Regional drives past McCann, stays perfect

Monday, September 21, 2015

Alex Smiarowski fired a 2-over-par 36 to earn medalist honors and lead the perfect Frontier Regional golf team to an 18-6 victory over McCann Tech Monday at Forest Park Country Club in Adams. Smiarowski, Nate Patterson and Ben Tillona each won their individual matches 4-0 for the Red …

Monday’s high school volleyball/field hockey: Teya Nolan, Amherst Regional spike Ludlow

Monday, September 21, 2015

Teya Nolan had a career-high 32 assists as the Amherst Regional girls volleyball team beat Ludlow, 3-1, Monday no the road. Nolan also added nine digs for Hurricanes (3-1), who won 25-19, 24-26, 25-17, 25-11. Claire Basker-Chang added 18 digs, 11 kills and four aces, while Amy Lynch …

Weekend high schools: Northampton boys soccer enters win column

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Jack Denhart scored a hat trick as the Northampton boys soccer team earned its first win of the season Saturday by blanking Holyoke 4-0 at home. Leon Moore added a tally, while Jon Brodeur turned aside eight shots for the Blue Devils (1-1-2, 1-0 Moriarty). Pittsfield 2, Amherst …

Amherst freshman Sophie Jacobs-Townsley, Northampton harriers shine at 20th Amherst Invitational

Saturday, September 19, 2015

AMHERST — The 20th annual Amherst Invitational commenced Saturday afternoon at Hampshire College and the local competitors did the region proud with some impressive performances. Sophia Jacobs-Townsley of Amherst Regional negotiated the 5-kilometer race in 18 minutes, 47 …

Friday’s high school volleyball, field hockey: Easthampton rallies to spike Greenfield in five sets

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Easthampton girls volleyball team rallied in a big way Friday night. The Eagles won the final three sets for a 3-2 come-from-behind win over host Greenfield. Easthampton won 22-25, 25-27, 25-18, 25-20, 16-14. Trailing 0-2, Eagles coach Molly Jacobson inserted setters Emily Baker and Veronica Hing back …

Friday’s high school soccer: Amherst, Belchertown boys battle to scoreless draw

Friday, September 18, 2015

Call it a draw. The showdown between 2014 Division 1 (Amherst) and Division 3 (Belchertown) state runners-up was evenly played as the boys soccer teams played to a scoreless draw in Amherst Friday night. Action was kept out of the box and scoring chances held to a minimum …

Friday’s high school golf: Easthampton rallies to down Pioneer Regional

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Easthampton golf team trailed by six points after the first two positions finished Friday at Pine Grove Golf Course in Northampton. But Andy Gove, Austin Kuenzel, Ely Boyle and Alex Chapman cruised in their matches to rally the Eagles to a 16-8 victory over Pioneer Regional. Easthampton …