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Brooke Pashek, of Smith Academy, bats against Easthampton Friday in Easthampton. She got a hit, but was out at first on this at-bat.

Friday’s high schools: Northampton softball team rips Ludlow, 14-4

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Northampton softball team put together a big third inning to rip open a 14-4 win over Ludlow Friday afternoon. Zoey Driscoll-Sbar led off with a double as five consecutive Blue Devils (2-3) reached base before the first out was recorded. By the third out, six runs had crossed and Northampton was on top 7-3. They extended their lead with … 0

Thursday’s high schools: Amherst softball rallies to beat Chicopee Comp

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ali McIntire’s two-run single in the top of the seventh capped a three-run rally for the Amherst Regional softball team, which defeated Chicopee Comp 8-7 on the road Thursday. Trailing 7-5 entering the seventh, Mikah McNamara (hit, three runs) walked with one out. Justine Bohl and Mathena Morrissey followed with singles to load the bases, then Jada Glasgow was hit by a pitch … 0

Thursday’s high school tennis: Northampton sweeps Chicopee

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Northampton girls tennis team swept Chicopee 5-0 without any match dropping more than two games on the road Thursday. Sophomore Phoebe Gelbard led the charge defeating Lilly Roberst 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Adele Fantasia and Serina Hahn won at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively, 6-0, 6-1. Girls Tennis … 0

Monday’s high school recaps: Smith Academy boys clinch Hampshire League title

Monday, February 17, 2014

On senior night for the Frontier Regional boys basketball team, it was a pair of Smith Academy seniors that won the game and the Hampshire League title for the Falcons. Keith Natale and Derek McMahon combined for 35 … 0

Erin Voss wins two state swimming titles to pace third-place Northampton

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Northampton girls swimming and diving team had a strong start and strong finish to the state Division 2 championship. In between, Erin Voss won two individual events as the Blue Devils placed third with 229 points at … 0

Weekend high school recaps: Hampshire holds off Monson in boys basketball

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Hampshire Regional boys basketball team held a two-point lead late when Matt Labrie stole the ball and converted the layup to seal the Raiders’ 66-62 win over Monson, Saturday in Westhampton. Conor Cronin (16 rebounds, four blocks) scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Raiders (11-7). … 0

Locals shine at Western Massachusetts Div. 3 Wrestling Tournament

Sunday, February 16, 2014

HOLYOKE — Hampshire Regional’s John Lachowicz and Brendan Weir took home sectional titles at the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Wrestling Tournament on Saturday. In front of hundreds of wrestling fans in the John ‘Jinx’ O’Connor gymnasium at Holyoke … 0

Friday’s high school recaps: Keith Natale hits game-winning 3 as Smith Academy beats Mahar

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Keith Natale hit a game-winning three-pointer with less than four seconds left in overtime to lift the Smith Academy boys basketball team to a 55-54 home win over Mahar Friday night. Natale finished with a game-high 29 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Falcons (16-3, 13-2 Hampshire). … 0

Wrestlers take to the mat at WMass Division 3 championship

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Western Massachusetts Division 3 Wrestling Tournament kicks off Friday at Holyoke High School with several local athletes looking to take home championships. Hampshire Regional’s John Lachowicz has already had a February to remember, capturing his 100th career … 0

Wednesday’s high school wrestling recaps: South Hadley takes down Mahar

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

South Hadley’s Chris Rojas is entering the wrestling postseason with a bit of momentum. Rojas pinned Zach Dugay at 138-pounds to pace the Tigers in a 42-32 win over Mahar, in South Hadley on Wednesday. Rojas is 30-4 and the top seed at 138 in the Western Massachusetts … 0

Wednesday’s high school recaps: Granby, Hampshire raise $5K for cancer cause

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Granby and Hampshire Regional boys basketball teams combined for 18 3-pointers and 149 points Wednesday night. The number that stood out was $5,000. The teams combined to raise that amount for the cancer benefit Shoot for the Cause. As for the game, Granby beat Hampshire 83-66. Corey … 0

Tuesday’s high school recaps: Danielle Easton rallies Holyoke Catholic past Ware

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Danielle Easton scored a career-high 19 points, including five in the final minute to lift the Holyoke Catholic girls basketball team to a 32-31 home win over Ware Tuesday night. With 40 seconds left in regulation, Easton knocked down a game-tying 3-pointer. She then hit the game-winning shot … 0

Frontier’s Sean Doyle places second at PVIAC Alpine championships

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sean Doyle set out on Tuesday to defend his PVIAC individual Alpine championship, but came up a bit short due to the course’s design. The Frontier senior finished second overall by less than a second with a combined … 0