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PHOTO - Select Board Chair William Martell campaigning for reelection together with fellow Select Board member James Doubleday (standing) outside the Pelham Library on Tuesday.
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Incumbent William Martell cruises to win in Pelham Select Board race

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

PELHAM — In the only contested race in this year’s election, incumbent William Martell easily defeated challenger Richard Hall for a three-year term on the Select Board. Martell, 76, who has served on the Select Board for the last nine years, received 155 votes to Hall’s 53. Hall is a former Select Board member who is currently on the Board …

Tuesday’s high school tennis/track: Frontier Regional sweeps Chicopee

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Frontier Regional girls tennis team swept Chicopee, 5-0, despite needing two tiebreakers at home Tuesday. Celia Speth beat Natalie Obando 6-1, 7-6 (2) at second singles, and Alli Zera won 7-6 (5), 6-1 over Paulina Maziarz at third singles to power the Red Hawks (7-0). Girls tennis Northampton 5, Holyoke 0 At Holyoke First singles: Caitlyn Richmond (N) def. Kaitlin LaFlamme 6-1, …

Tuesday’s high schools: Belchertown spikes East Longmeadow

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Belchertown boys volleyball team was led by its veterans in a 3-0 win over East Longmeadow Tuesday. Senior Skyelar Whitehead had 15 kills, seven blocks and an ace, and classmate Kevin Reidy had seven kills in the 26-24, 25-23, 25-21 victory. Freshman Drew Duquette added 21 assists, five assists, a kill and an ace. Girls lacrosse Westfield 22, Holyoke Catholic 3 — …

Monday’s high school softball: Emilie Baldwin, Northampton go extra to beat East Longmeadow

Monday, April 27, 2015

Emilie Baldwin scored the game-winning run as Northampton beat East Longmeadow, 5-2 in eight innings, on the road Monday. Baldwin finished 3 for 4, while Zoe Driscoll-Sbar (two runs) and Rachel Sheehan (run, RBI) each had two hits for the Blue Devils (2-3, 1-2 Valley Wheel). Lily Glading-DiLorenzo, …

Monday’s high school baseball: Easthampton slugs Athol, stays perfect

Monday, April 27, 2015

Shy Torres drove in four runs on a pair of hits, while Anthony Redfern had three hits, two runs scored and an RBI to lead the Easthampton baseball team to a 14-2 road victory over Athol Monday afternoon. Hunter Leveille added two hits, two runs and an RBI …

Monday’s high school track: Aidan Gilson, Northampton run past Ludlow

Monday, April 27, 2015

Aidan Gilson and the Northampton boys track & field team ran past Ludlow, 88-56, Monday in Ludlow. Gilson won the mile in 4 minutes, 24.4 seconds and the triple jump in 40 feet, 10 inches. Gilson teamed with Abe Herzog-Arbeitman, Ben Hill and Tim Foldy-Porto to win the …

Monday’s high school tennis: Frontier Regional deals Holyoke Catholic first loss

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Frontier Regional girls tennis team handed Holyoke Catholic its first loss of the season, 3-2, in South Deerfield Monday. Two matches went to third sets and the Red Hawks (3-0) won both for the victory. At first singles, Aidan O’Brien beat Nathan Drewniak 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. AJ …

Weekend high school & preps recaps: Smith Academy’s David Longstreeth moves closer to 400-strikeout milestone in 7-2 win Saturday

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Senior pitcher David Longstreeth moved within eight strikeouts of 400 in his career with six in Smith Academy’s 7-2 win over Taconic in Hatfield on Saturday. Longstreeth struck out six to earn the win, while allowing two runs …

Friday’s high school tennis/track: Belchertown sweeps Chicopee for second win

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Belchertown boys tennis team grabbed its second win of the season with a 5-0 sweep of Chicopee in Szot Park on Friday. The Orioles (2-5, 2-2 Valley Wheel) didn’t surrender more then three games in a set, as Trent Zulkiewicz led the way at first singles with …

Friday’s high school lacrosse: Northampton shuts out Belchertown

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sophie Melcher scored three goals with one assist to lead the Northampton girls lacrosse team over Belchertown, 12-0, on the road. Abby Baldwin scored three goals, while Grace Goodwin-Boyd added two goals and two assists for the Blue Devils (5-1). Kerry Fleming, Morgan Moffett, Emily Biggs (two assists) …

Friday’s high school baseball: Easthampton slugs Holyoke Catholic

Friday, April 24, 2015

Big bats led the Easthampton baseball team to an 11-1 home win over Holyoke Catholic on Friday. Shy Torres (three runs), Anthony Redfern (double), Erik Fickett (run) and Tyler Vishaway (run) each drove in two runs as the Eagles (5-0) cruised at home. Dakota Wheeler earned the win, …

Friday’s high school softball: South Hadley rolls past Granby for first win

Friday, April 24, 2015

Mikhaila Edge powered the first win for the South Hadley softball team with six RBIs in a 16-5 win at Granby on Friday. Edge had three hits, including a three-run home run to dead-center field as part of a five-run fourth, and a two-run triple for the Tigers …

Naming the baby

Friday, April 24, 2015

RATHBUN — Scott Shepard, son of Scott Rathbun and Lavonne Rathbun of Pelham, was born March 7, 2015 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Donald and Diane Shepard of Pelham. The paternal grandparents are William and Jane Rathbun of Leverett. Scott has one brother, …