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JERREY ROBERTS
Valdimira Hernandes, left, of Amherst Regional, and Alex Dibrindisi, of Northampton, approach the finish of the 200-meter dash during the Division 1 District F&G track championships Saturday at Holyoke High School. Dibrindisi placed first; Fernandes took second.

Northampton girls capture Division 1 district track and field championship with strong finish

Saturday, May 23, 2015

HOLYOKE — Once the shock wore off, bright smiles appeared on the faces of the Northampton girls track and field team Saturday at Holyoke High School. Trailing by as many as 23 points late in the Division 1 District F&G Championship, the Blue Devils appeared destined for another second place finish, just like last year. But the final relays, long …

Amherst boys outdistance Northampton to win Division 1 district track and field championship

Saturday, May 23, 2015

HOLYOKE ­— The Amherst Regional boys track and field team knows it can count on its runners, no matter the distance. On Saturday, it learned it can lean on the throwers and jumpers too, as the Hurricanes won the Division 1 District F&G Championship at Holyoke High School. “It always feels good to …

Frontier Regional wins District F&G Girls Track Championship

Friday, May 22, 2015

BUCKLAND — Track & field is usually a measure of individual success but on Friday night, the Frontier Regional girls team flexed its individual muscles, as well as that of the entire team. The Red Hawks had a pair of individual champions and also captured the team title during the District F&G Division …

Amherst School Equity Task Force considers future role

Thursday, May 14, 2015

AMHERST — Originally created to make recommendations to reduce racial tensions in the schools, the School Equity Task Force may ask to have a broader role. At a meeting Wednesday, chairwoman Kathleen Traphagen, also a member of the School Committee, asked about a dozen members how they wanted …

W.D. Cowls officials warn illegal activity could force curtailed access to land now open for public use

Thursday, May 14, 2015

AMHERST — W.D. Cowls Inc., the Amherst-based company that owns thousands of acres of forests throughout western Massachusetts, is warning against increased illegal activity that might prompt company officials to make some of its property off-limits to the …

Wednesday’s high school track/tennis: Hampshire boys track remains unbeaten in Suburban League

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dylan Cross and Lucius Burrell each claimed a pair of individual victories for the Hampshire Regional boys track & field team in an 811/2-611/2 home win over Palmer Wednesday. Cross took first in the triple jump and the 400 meters, while Burrell won the long jump and 200 …

Wednesday’s high school softball: Belchertown punches postseason ticket

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Belchertown softball team made sure early on that it would clinch a postseason berth Wednesday. The Orioles scored 13 runs in the first inning en route to a 25-3 road victory over Mahar in five innings. Lexi Lajeunesse went 3 for 4 and drove in four runs …

Wednesday’s high school baseball: David Longstreeth fans 18 as Smith Academy beats Easthampton

Thursday, May 14, 2015

David Longstreeth picked up his 30th career win with an 18-strikeout performance to lead the Smith Academy baseball team to a 7-1 victory over Easthampton in Hatfield Wednesday. Longstreeth struck out the first 10 batters before allowing a …

Wednesday’s high schools: Nick Roberts strikes in OT as Granby beats St. Mary in boys lacrosse

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nick Roberts scored in the second minute of overtime to lift the Granby boys lacrosse team to a 7-6 home victory over St. Mary Wednesday. Roberts, Drew Weisel and Bailey Ortensi each had two tallies and an assist for the Rams (4-7, 3-7 Suburban). Tre Demers added a …

Mistakes doom Amherst Regional in 4-1 loss to Minnechaug

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

AMHERST — Strong pitching is vital to a baseball team’s fortunes, but it’s still just one aspect of the game. Amherst Regional learned that Tuesday night as defense and hitting let the Hurricanes down in a 4-1 loss …

Tuesday’s high schools: Hampshire Regional baseball rallies to beat Ware

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Brandon Wyatt hit a bases-loaded triple in the third inning as the Hampshire Regional baseball team overcame an early deficit for a 7-6 over Ware in Westhampton on Tuesday. Max Weir added two hits and a run scored, while Noah Batchelder (double, RBI) and Steve Moussette (walk) had …

Tuesday’s high school track/tennis: Undefeated Frontier Regional claims share of girls Suburban League track title

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Frontier Regional girls track clinched at least a share of the Suburban League title Tuesday with an 80-65 win over South Hadley in South Deerfield. Frontier (5-0, 5-0 Suburban) can clinch the league outright with a win over Monson on May 19. South Hadley (4-1, 4-1) fell …

Monday’s high schools: Northampton girls lacrosse holds off Agawam

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Megan McCarthy scored five goals and Abby Baldwin added three as the Northampton girls lacrosse team knocked off Valley Wheel rival Agawam, 14-10, on the road Monday. Kerry Fleming added two goals and two assists, while Sophie Melcher, Ursa Heidinger and Grace Goodwin-Boyd had one of each for …