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Gazette Boys Cross Country Player of the Year: Liam Sullivan, Northampton

Friday, January 30, 2015

Gazette Boys Cross Country All-Stars FIRST TEAM Kyle Bressette, senior, Gateway Regional Bill Carroll, freshman, Holyoke Catholic Dylan Cross, junior, Hampshire Regional Connor Evans, senior, Amherst Regional Tim Foldy-Porto, senior, Northampton Aidan Gilson, senior, Northampton Abe Herzog-Arbeitman, senior, Northampton Ben Hill, senior, Northampton Nevin Murray, junior, Amherst Regional Mike Sears, senior, Hampshire Regional Liam Sullivan, junior, Northampton Michael Tetrault, junior, …

Thursday’s high schools: Northampton, Belchertown, South Hadley qualify for WMass girls basketball tournament

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Three girls basketball teams assured their spot in the postseason with victories Thursday night. Northampton, Belchertown and South Hadley each earned their 10th wins. Northampton 49, Holyoke 39 — Lauraine Joensen (14 points, 10 rebounds) posted a double-double for the Blue Devils (10-3, 2-1 Valley) in the home win. Lily Glading-DiLorenzo had 12 points, Charlotte Maurer 10 and six assists, while Megan McCarthy …

Thursday’s high school swimming: South Hadley girls clinch Patriot League title

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The South Hadley girls swim team clinched a perfect Patriot League title with a 97-82 road victory over Agawam Thursday. Cailey Newton and Shannon Mitchell each won a pair of individual events, while Jade Thomas took first in another event for the Tigers (12-1, 7-0). All three contributed to three winning relay teams. Girls swimming & diving South Hadley 97, Agawam 82 at …

Christopher Burnham of Florence fined $1,875 after misleading police at traffic stop

Thursday, January 29, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Florence man was fined $1,875 after a jury found him guilty of driving with a suspended license and misleading police by sliding into the passenger seat and claiming that he was not driving when he got pulled over last February. A Hampshire Superior Court jury …

Area firewood dealers holding prices down despite limited supply

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Pioneer Valley residents looking for firewood this late in the season may find it in short supply — but at least they aren’t encountering the staggeringly high prices faced by Boston-area consumers. Stephen Holt, a logger from Westhampton, …

Thursday’s high school skiing: Austin Herman, Gateway Regional take South Division lead

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Austin Herman’s winning performance led the Gateway Regional boys ski team to the top of the PVIAC South Division for the first time Thursday at Berkshire East in Charlemont. Herman finished first overall in the boys slalom at 33.14 seconds as the Gators edged out St. Mary by …

Wednesday’s high schools: Alex Bachand nets 100th point for Belchertown hockey team

Thursday, January 29, 2015

For Alex Bachand and the Belchertown hockey team, Wednesday afternoon’s game against South Hadley was about the numbers on the scoreboard rather than those on the score sheet. But once they secured a 7-5 victory at Fitzpatrick Rink in Holyoke, the Orioles celebrated a milestone for its senior …

Wednesday’s high school swimming: Records fall as Longmeadow sweeps Northampton

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Two JFK Middle School pool records were taken down as the Northampton swim teams fell to Longmeadow on Wednesday. On the girls side, the Lancers won 95-90 as they lowered the 400 free relay pool record to 3:42.72 to close the meet. Kerry Fleming pick up two individual …

Wednesday’s high school wrestling: Smith Voke takes down Northampton in first match since splitting program

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

In their first matchup as separate programs, Smith Vocational got the best of Northampton Wednesday night. The Vikings, who before this season were part of a cooperative program with the Blue Devils, won 28-21. Jake Erali had the lone pin for the Smith Voke, while Nye Winston-Corradino earned …

Wednesday’s colleges: Mount Holyoke holds off Smith in basketball

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Mount Holyoke basketball team snapped a 12-game losing streak to Smith College with a 54-52 win Wednesday night in Northampton. Amber Lagare scored a game-high 24 points and had 14 rebounds for the Lyons (6-12, 3-6 NEWMAC), while Kate Karraker added 13 points. Samantha Alakai had 12 …

Gazette Girls Cross Country Player of the Year: Mariel Lutz, Northampton

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Gazette Girls Cross Country All-Stars FIRST TEAM Tatyana Almore, junior, Belchertown Taylor Blow, junior, Hampshire Regional Julie Carroll, junior, Holyoke Catholic Ariel Christie, junior, Amherst Regional Erica Dean, junior, Northampton Frances Duncan, junior, Amherst Regional Emma Gonzalez, senior, …

Jesse Davis of Sunderland sentenced to three years in state prison for rape of South Hadley woman

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Sunderland man was sentenced to three years in state prison after he admitted Wednesday to raping a South Hadley woman at her home in 2013. Jesse Davis, 42, pleaded guilty in Hampshire Superior Court to the rape charge. The victim read a statement before his …

Teens suspected of vandalizing Sherman Avenue property will not be charged with hate crimes

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Northampton Police and the Northwestern district attorney’s office announced Wednesday that two teenagers suspected of spray-painting swastikas and the “N-word” on Sherman Avenue will not be charged with hate crimes. In a joint statement, law enforcement …