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Suffield Academy senior Hunter Newman, of Northampton, signs his National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse at Bucknell.

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 ended in the conference tournament semifinal round. …

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 championship. He finished third with a time of 15 minutes, 29 seconds. “If you told …

WMass boys soccer: Belchertown holds No. 1 seed looking for 5th straight title

Monday, November 2, 2015

No member of the Belchertown boys soccer team knows what it feels like to lose a sectional tournament game. The Orioles will chase their fifth consecutive Western Massachusetts Division 3 title as the No. 1 seed after the …

Liam Sullivan, Northampton rule PVIAC boys cross country championships

Saturday, October 31, 2015

WESTFIELD — Liam Sullivan could not quite catch his cousin, Aidan Gilson, in last year’s boys PVIAC cross country championship race. He knew that hard work added to his experience could push him over the top this year. …

Taylor Blow, Hampshire Regional leave mark on PVIAC girls cross country championship; Northampton repeats

Saturday, October 31, 2015

WESTFIELD — In a race dominated by Division 2 runners, Hampshire Regional’s Taylor Blow stood a cut above the rest. Blow was the individual winner Saturday in the PVIAC cross country championships at Stanley Park. Her time of …

Griffin Fitzell hits rushing milestone as South Hadley routs Amherst Regional

Friday, October 30, 2015

South Hadley — The last name Fitzell became synonymous with 1,000-yard rushers in South Hadley High School football lore Friday. Senior running back Griffin Fitzell joined his older brother TJ Fitzell in the club with 190 yards and …

Friday’s high schools: Granby outlasts Gateway Regional in battle of unbeaten girls soccer squads

Friday, October 30, 2015

In a battle of unbeaten girls soccer teams, Division 3 outlasted Division 4. Alicia Frappier scored the go-ahead goal in the second half as Granby beat Gateway Regional, 2-1, in Huntington in both teams’ regular-season finale. Nora Young also scored for the Rams (16-0-2), with the helper from …

PVIAC Championship kicks off postseason cross country schedule at Stanley Park

Friday, October 30, 2015

For the next four weekends, high school cross country teams are going to make Stanley Park in Westfield their home. The postseason starts Saturday with the PVIAC Championships. Then, following an unusual weekend off, teams return to the …

Thursday’s high schools: Josiah Wilson nets two to keep Amherst unblemished in October

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Josiah Wilson scored twice to lead the Amherst Regional boys soccer team to a 2-1 win over Agawam at home Thursday. Both of his goals came in the second half. One was assisted by Sage Bailin and the other by Tim Felton. George Holt made six saves for …

State attorney general's office rules email sent by Amherst school committee member Katherine Appy violated Open Meeting Law

Thursday, October 29, 2015

AMHERST — The attorney general’s office has determined that a July 7 email sent by Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee member Katherine Appy was an unintentional violation of the state’s Open Meeting Law. In a ruling issued Monday, Assistant Attorney General Kevin W. Manganaro wrote that Appy individually violated …

Wednesday’s high schools: Granby, Gateway primed for undefeated girls soccer showdown

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A pair of former league and tournament rivals set up an unbeaten showdown in their regular-season finale with victories Wednesday. The Gateway Regional and Granby girls soccer teams won to remain undefeated. They will play Friday at 6 p.m. in Huntington in their first matchup since 2012. With …

What2Watch4: Week 8 high school football previews

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wahconah at Northampton Friday, 7 The Blue Devils open with the rival Warriors in the Route 9 Rumble. Hamp’s stable number of running backs will look to fill the shoes left by Malik Renner and John Grimaldi, who …