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Minnechaug clamps down on Amherst for 32-6 win on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26, 2015

WILBRAHAM — The Amherst Regional football team could not get its running game going. The Hurricanes either failed to gain a yard or lost yards on 15 of their first 22 rushing attempts, forcing them to put the game in the hands of quarterback Will Budington. Minnechaug was solid on defense in its 32-6 triumph over Amherst on Thanksgiving Day at Falcon Field. The Hurricanes finished a frustrating season at …

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 …

Area business news

Monday, November 23, 2015

Allison Holmberg buys Hampshire Hearing NORTHAMPTON — Allison Holmberg is the new owner of Hampshire Hearing Services, 241 King St., which has been renamed Hampshire Hearing & Speech Services LLC. Holmberg is certified and licensed in both audiology and speech-language pathology. She will offer services to children and adults. Holmberg was director of …

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 …

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 …

Police searching for man and woman who crashed truck in Pelham, ran into the woods

Saturday, November 21, 2015

PELHAM — Police are searching for a man and a woman who crashed a U-Haul pick-up truck on Route 202 Friday and then ran off into the woods, according to a Facebook post by the Pelham Police Department. Police said they found drugs and drug paraphernalia in the …

Area business briefs

Monday, November 16, 2015

Artist Lorna Ritz opens Valley View Studio PELHAM — Valley View Studio and Gallery has opened at 44 Amherst Road in Pelham. Owner Lorna Ritz is an abstract expressionist painter and professor who lives and works in Amherst. …

WMass girls cross country: Northampton reigns again; Sophia Jacobs-Townsley, Taylor Blow take top individual honors

Saturday, November 14, 2015

WESTFIELD — The bus taking the Northampton High School girls cross country team to Stanley Park was filled with laughter, singing and words of encouragement. Coach Ashley Krause told the Blue Devils to “run a race that will …

Northampton’s Liam Sullivan, Frontier Regional make history at WMass cross country championships

Saturday, November 14, 2015

WESTFIELD — Northampton senior Liam Sullivan joined an elite list Saturday, while Frontier Regional made history at the Western Massachusetts Boys Cross Country championships. Sullivan became just the seventh runner since 1963 to win back-to-back Division 1 individual …

Friday night football: Frontier pulls out wild 28-26 overtime win over Amherst Regional

Saturday, November 14, 2015

AMHERST — There was a mirror effect throughout the non-playoff football game between Frontier Regional and Amherst Regional Friday night — until the final play. Each time the Red Hawks scored, the Hurricanes answered back on their next possession, including in overtime. But the Frontier defense stopped Amherst …

What2Watch4: Week 10 football previews

Friday, November 13, 2015

Northampton at Putnam Friday, 7 The Blue Devils (4-5) will look to snap a two-game losing streak when they face the Beavers (3-6) out of the AA Conference. Putnam has dropped five straight. Hamp will look to contain …

WMass boys soccer: Longmeadow counters end Amherst’s tournament run

Thursday, November 12, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The alarm bells sounded early on the Amherst Regional boys soccer sideline. Ryan Cove put No. 7 Longmeadow on the board first with a counterattack goal in the seventh minute, forcing a change. The No. 3 …

WMass girls volleyball: Amherst shut out by Longmeadow in Division 2 quarterfinal

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

LONGMEADOW — The sixth-seeded Amherst Regional girls volleyball team lost in straight sets — 25-19, 25-22, 26-24 — to No. 3 Longmeadow in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament quarterfinal round Tuesday. Each game was close between the two evenly matched teams, but what pushed the Lancers (13-6) …