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What to Watch for: Week 5 high school football previews

Friday, October 9, 2015

Northampton at South Hadley Friday, 7 Both teams are coming off blowout wins last week and are fighting for position in the Suburban League. Joe Allard leads the Tigers (2-2, 1-1 Suburban) with seven passing touchdowns, while Nik Smith, Elijah Davis and Syrus Carey scored multiple rushing touchdowns last week for the Blue Devils (2-2, 1-1 Suburban). Dean Tech at Smith Voke Friday, 7 Either the Golden Hawks (0-4, 0-4 Tri-County) or Vikings (0-4, 0-4) will pick up their first win of the season in Northampton. Jared Pease has scored four touchdowns on the ground for Smith Voke, which will look to limit the turnovers …

Thursday’s high school girls volleyball/field hockey: Belchertown prevails in battle of unbeatens

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Two unbeaten girls volleyball teams entered Ware High School on Thursday night. Belchertown left with a 3-1 (25-17, 13-25, 25-11, 26-24) victory in non-league action. The Orioles (11-0) lost a set for just the fourth time this season, but responded with a dominant 25-11 third-set win before outlasting the Indians (11-1) in the fourth set. Cara McKenzie led Belchertown (11-0) with 12 kills, …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Northampton takes down defending girls state champion West Springfield

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Playing on the home field of the defending Division I state champions, Emma Tanner delivered for the Northampton High School girls soccer team Thursday night. The Blue Devils sophomore midfielder scored with 7.2 seconds left on an assist from Brigitte Goeler-Slough to beat host West Springfield, 2-1. Alex Bertuch-Wallace opened the scoring in the 48th minute assisted by Abby Springfield, but the Terriers …

High school girls volleyball/field hockey: Amherst Regional pushes Frontier to five sets, but state champs hold on

Monday, October 5, 2015

Amherst Regional backed the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team into a corner. Rachel Cialek and Remi Quesnelle came out swinging for the five-time defending state champions. The Red Hawks trailed 2-0 on Monday in Amherst before ripping off three consecutive set wins to prevail 3-2 (20-25, 22-25, 25-13, …

Weekend high schools: Amherst girls volleyball tops Greylock

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Teya Nolan had 24 assists, 10 digs, eight aces and three blocks for the Amherst Regional girls volleyball team in a 3-1 independent home victory over Mount Greylock Saturday. Claire Basler-Chang had 24 digs, eight kills and five aces for the Hurricanes (6-4). Megan Rice posted 11 kills …

Agawam runs over Amherst Regional, 59-6

Friday, October 2, 2015

AGAWAM — The Amherst Regional football team couldn’t stop Agawam’s running game and lost, 59-6, on a cold and rainy Friday night at Agawam High School. The Hurricanes (0-4) couldn’t do much defensively as the Brownies (4-0) scored on the first play of their first four drives. Chris …

Friday’s high schools: Smith Vocational beats Sci-Tech for first girls volleyball win

Friday, October 2, 2015

Three games into Friday’s match with Sci-Tech, it looked like the Smith Vocational girls volleyball team, which entered the game without a win in its three varsity seasons, was headed for yet another loss. The Vikings trailed two games to one after being blown out in the third …

Leverett welcomes fast broadband Internet service during Friday celebration

Friday, October 2, 2015

LEVERETT — A decade of commuting to Boston came to an end for Carter Wall this summer when a fiber-optic broadband network connection was activated at her Leverett home. Wall, who works as a solar consultant and depends …

Frontier Regional’s Nate Patterson finishes fourth at PVIAC Boys Golf Individual Championship

Friday, October 2, 2015

WESTFIELD — Caleb Farnham just wanted to break 80. So did Nate Patterson. It was mission accomplished for the duo. Patterson, of Frontier Regional, fired a 5-over-par 76 to finish fourth and Farnham, of Hopkins Academy, tied for seventh with a 77 at Friday’s Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic …

Thursday’s high school golf/gymnastics: Hamp’s Caitlyn Richmond places 6th at WMass girls individual tournament

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Northampton junior Caitlyn Richmond had the highest finish among local players at the Western Massachusetts Girls Golf Individual Championship, held at Chicopee Country Club on Thursday. Richmond placed sixth with a 92 on the par-71 course. Agawam’s Alia Godek won the title with an 8-over 79. Anna Casagrande, …

Thursday’s high school girls volleyball/field hockey: Frontier deals Minnechaug first loss

Thursday, October 1, 2015

After splitting the first two games, the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team claimed the final two easily to defeat previously unbeaten Minnechaug, 3-1, Thursday evening in South Deerfield. The 10-time Western Massachusetts Division 3 champion Red Hawks clinched a postseason berth with the 25-23, 17-25, 25-14, 25-13 victory. …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Yann Konan powers Northampton past Central

Thursday, October 1, 2015

A year ago as a junior, Yann Konan scored two goals in the entire 2014 season. On Thursday he doubled that in one night. The Northampton senior notched four goals as the Blue Devils boys soccer team rolled …

Wednesday’s high schools: Kiana Turner leads South Hadley volleyball over Easthampton

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Kiana Turner posted team highs in aces (12), digs (11) and kills (seven) as the South Hadley girls volleyball team defeated Easthampton 3-1 at home Wednesday. The game scores were 25-18, 25-18, 20-25, 25-14. Haley Asselin had seven …