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Tuesday’s high school cross country: South Hadley wins battle of unbeatens with Belchertown

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In a battle of unbeaten girls cross country teams, Belchertown had the overall winner, but South Hadley placed the next four finishers in a 24-31 road win Tuesday. Carolyn Watkins (20 minutes, 38 seconds), Serena Sarage (21:11), Mackenzie Werenski (21:36) and Jackie Doyle (21:37) came in second through fifth, respectively, for the Tigers (4-0, 3-0). Tatyana Almore posted a meet-best time of 20:20 for the Orioles (4-1, 2-1 Valley South). …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy punches postseason ticket

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The defending Western Massachusetts champion Hopkins Academy golf team punched its return ticket to the Division 3 Tournament Tuesday afternoon with a 23-1 victory over Smith Academy. Caleb Farnham fired a match-best 37 to lead the Golden Hawks (8-3). Farnham, Spencer Butterfield and Joe Yusko each swept their individual matches 4-0. In other golf action, Easthampton earned its first win since the 2012 …

Tuesday’s high schools: Easthampton takes down Granby in Pioneer North showdown

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Maddie Grabowski’s goal gave the Easthampton girls soccer team a 1-0 home victory over Granby Tuesday afternoon and a three-point lead in the highly competitive Pioneer North. Andi Hall set up Grabowski, whose tally kept the Eagles (7-0-1, 3-0-1) undefeated. Alyssa Fugiel made nine saves in the shutout. Brooklyn Baran stopped six shots for the Rams (7-2-1, 2-1). Gateway Regional 5, Ware 0 …

Tuesday’s colleges: Mount Holyoke blanks Bay Path

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kara Singleton had two goals as the Mount Holyoke College women’s soccer team beat Bay Path College, 3-0, Tuesday in Longmeadow. Cassidy Robinson had one goal, while Rebecca Levkowicz, Megan Irgens and Hannah Yee (Amherst) each had one assist fo the Lyons (5-6). Zoe Marshall made one save …

Belchertown girls soccer hits stride in 6-0 win over Northampton

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — After an uneven first half of the season, the Belchertown girls soccer team hit the official midway point Tuesday with its most complete performance thus far. The Orioles scored three times in each half and blanked …

Refugee of war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo relates his story to Smith Vocational and Agricultural School students

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Jowel Iranzi was barely 10 years old in 1996 when his life was turned upside down by war in his home country of Zaire — now the Democratic Republic of Congo. His family fled to Rwanda, …

Area court news

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Northampton ∎ Jesse K. Sherman, 24, of 17 Paquette Ave., pleaded not guilty in Northampton District Court Monday to charges of assault and battery of a person over 60, assault and battery on a family or household member, intimidation of a witness and malicious destruction of property valued …

Jorge Vicenty sentenced to three years in jail for cocaine trafficking after traffic stop in Hatfield

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Holyoke man was sentenced to three years in state prison after he pleaded guilty Monday in Hampshire Superior Court to drug charges resulting from a Jan. 23 traffic stop in Hatfield. Jorge Vicenty, 35, pleaded guilty to trafficking between 18 and 36 grams of cocaine …

Hampshire Power will supply Lowell with locally produced renewable energy in first-of-its-kind deal

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — In what its leaders believe is a first-of-its-kind agreement, the Hampshire Council of Governments has signed a deal to supply power to the city of Lowell solely through renewable energy produced in New England. The state’s fourth-largest city has signed a contract through which Hampshire Power …

VIDEO Governor hopefuls offer prescriptions on economy, education

Monday, September 29, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — Gubernatorial candidates are calling for strengthening the regional economy in western Massachusetts,improving funding for transportation and allowing a casino to be built in Springfield regardless of the outcome of the statewide November ballot vote seeking repeal …

Monday’s high school recaps: South Hadley field hockey shuts out Smith Academy

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hannah Menard scored twice in the final six minutes of regulation as the South Hadley field hockey team defeated Smith Academy 2-0 at home Monday. Brittany Cote only needed to make two stops for the Tigers (7-3-1) in …

Thomas and Jeannine Clark of Florence share memories of son killed in car crash

Monday, September 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Twenty five years ago, Tomas Clark was born two months prematurely to an impoverished mother in Peru. Although the hospital staff advised Thomas and Jeannine Clark to adopt a healthier child, they fell in love with …

Consumer watchdog group sponsoring funeral planning forum in Northampton

Monday, September 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Western Massachusetts will sponsor an education forum Oct. 15 on the legal and financial aspects of funeral planning. Called “Dispelling the Myths about Funeral Prepayments,” the event is being held in the community room of the Rockridge Retirement Community from 1 …