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ERIC GOLDSCHEIDER
A vote to create a committee in Pelham to look into whether to compensate School Board members was approved by a margin of 15 to 13.

Pelham passes $4.3M budget; town will study stipends for School Committee members

Sunday, May 3, 2015

PELHAM — Voters passed a budget of almost $4.3 million, approved purchase of a new backhoe for $145,000 and voted to seek a special dispensation from the Legislature to allow Fire Chief Raymond Murphy to serve beyond the mandatory retirement age. The budget voters approved for the fiscal year starting July 1 is just over $100,000 more than this year’s …

Friday’s high school softball: Nadia Squitiero powers Amherst past Northampton

Friday, May 1, 2015

Nadia Squitiero launched a pair of home runs and drove in five runs as the Amherst Regional softball team defeated Northampton 6-1 on the road Friday afternoon. Aliya Bartmon fired a six-hitter with 11 strikeouts and also added a solo homer of her own. Jazzy Moonstone and Mikah McNamara each had two hits …

Friday’s high school baseball: Carl Teschke tosses 3-hitter as Belchertown beats Turners Falls

Friday, May 1, 2015

Carl Teschke fired a complete-game three-hit shutout as the Belchertown baseball team traveled to Turners Falls and emerge with a 1-0 win Friday night. Teschke struck out six and walked just one in the victory. Jon Ingram went 2 for 3 and scored the game’s lone run in the top of the first. Billy Aldrich added a hit. Frontier Regional 1, Greenfield 0 …

Tuesday’s high school tennis: Northampton boys sweep doubleheader with Ludlow

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Northampton boys tennis team picked up two wins by sweeping a doubleheader with Ludlow, 5-0 and 5-0, at JFK Middle School on Tuesday. Alex Zimbalist was a double winner for the Blue Devils (4-1). He earned a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Alex Kalesnik at second singles in …

Gazette Boys Indoor Track & Field Players of the Year: Amherst Regional’s 4x800 relay: Allen Vance, Rob Sailer, Connor Evans, Kelzy Rodrigues, Aiden Foucault-Etheridge

Monday, April 20, 2015

Player of the Year: Amherst 4x800 relay team (senior Allen Vance, senior Rob Sailer, senior Connor Evans, senior Kelzy Rodrigues, freshman Aiden Foucault-Etheridge, alternate) Season highlights: This team excelled at every level at which it competed. The quartet …

Weekend high schools: Alexis Ferris, Hampshire Regional mow down Northampton

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Alexis Ferris’ perfect ERA is no more, but the Hampshire Regional softball team is still rolling. Ferris allowed her first run of the season Sunday, but she walked none and struck out 10 as the Raiders beat Northampton 4-1 Sunday in Westhampton. Chelsea Moussette (hit) and Taylor Boutwell …

Western Mass Distance Project ready to take on Boston Marathon

Sunday, April 19, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — At an Elks cross country road race in Holyoke three years ago, Laura Christoph spotted a group of guys in singlets that had a picture of Massachusetts on the front and the words “Western Mass” on …

Friday’s high school softball: Hampshire’s Brian McGan named MIAA coach of year as Raiders stay perfect

Friday, April 17, 2015

The MIAA announced its 2014-15 coaches of the year and awarded Hampshire Regional softball coach Brian McGan with his sport’s honor on Friday. “I’m very humbled by it. It’s a great honor,” McGan said. “The kids from my past teams have obviously helped me get there. They made …

Friday’s high schools: Belchertown boys lacrosse routs Monson

Friday, April 17, 2015

Alex Wordsworth’s seven goals and an assist powered the Belchertown boys lacrosse team to a 14-1 home blowout over Monson Friday afternoon. Ben Magarian (four goals, assist) and Grant Irving (two goals, three assists) each posted five points for the Orioles (4-1, 3-0 Suburban). Jack Medina picked up …

Friday’s high school baseball: Freshman Jonathan Morrison fans 17 in one-hitter for Hopkins Academy

Friday, April 17, 2015

Jonathan Morrison gave the Hopkins Academy baseball team two outstanding outings in its run to the state final last season. On Friday Morrison dominated in his first start as a permanent member of the rotation. The freshman struck out 17 in a one-hit shutout as the Golden Hawks …

Friday’s high schools: Northampton boys tennis takes down Belchertown

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Northampton boys tennis team was quick to dismiss Belchertown, 4-1, at JFK Middle School on Friday. The Blue Devils (2-1) didn’t drop a game in the singles matches. Francios Venne led the charge at first singles, beating Trent Zulkiewicz in straight sets. The Orioles (1-4) picked up …

Daily Hampshire Gazette Girls Track & Field Player of the Year: Sierra Loomis, Northampton

Friday, April 17, 2015

Player of the Year: Sierra Loomis, junior, Northampton Season highlights: The versatile junior posted seven top-eight finishes over three postseason meets. She won long jump titles at the PVIAC championship meet (16 feet, 10 inches) and the state …

Thursday’s high school tennis/track: Belchertown girls ace Central to remain perfect

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Belchertown girls tennis team continued its hot start to the season, cruising to a 5-0 sweep of Central at home Thursday. The Orioles (4-0, 4-0 Pioneer) surrendered nine games across five matches. Sophomore Meghan Bernard led the charge with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Kim Huymh at …