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Seven families displaced from apartment house in Montague Center by fire early on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26, 2015

MONTAGUE CENTER — A fire heavily damaged an apartment house before dawn Thursday on Dry Hill Road in Montague, displacing seven families before their Thanksgiving holiday could begin. No injuries were reported. The apartment house at 9 Dry Hill Road was badly damaged by 4:20 a.m. Route 63 at Dry Hill was closed while about 70 firefighters from 17 departments …

Minnechaug clamps down on Amherst for 32-6 win on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26, 2015

WILBRAHAM — The Amherst Regional football team could not get its running game going. The Hurricanes either failed to gain a yard or lost yards on 15 of their first 22 rushing attempts, forcing them to put the game in the hands of quarterback Will Budington. Minnechaug was solid on defense in its 32-6 triumph over Amherst on Thanksgiving Day at Falcon Field. …

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 …

Friday’s high school soccer: Northampton girls beat Longmeadow, keep league title hopes alive

Friday, October 23, 2015

Emma Tanner scored from Hannah Finn-Erb with 12 minutes left as the Northampton girls soccer team beat Longmeadow, 3-2, and kept its quest for a Kurty-Fielding Division title alive Friday. Olivia Pruett scored twice and Sydney White made nine saves in the win. Tanner had two assists for …

Thursday’s high schools: Local teams nail down league titles, tournament berths

Thursday, October 22, 2015

League titles and postseason berths were dished out Thursday to several local teams. Smith Academy clinched at least a share of the Pioneer South girls soccer title with a 1-1 tie against Gateway Regional. The Frontier Regional field …

Thursday’s high school cross country: Taylor Blow caps Hampshire’s prefect regular season with win

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Senior Ally Roessling, who played soccer at Hampshire Regional before switching to cross country this season, has been out front and leading the undefeated Raiders. On Thursday in Springfield, it was classmate Taylor Blow’s turn. Blow finished Forest Park’s 2.82-mile course in 18 minutes, 2 seconds to pace …

Wednesday’s high schools: Chad Sanderson, Hopkins Academy shuts out Mohawk

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Chad Sanderson had a goal and two assists as the Hopkins Academy boys soccer team shut out Mohawk Trail, 5-0, Wednesday in Hadley. Ben Anderson, Antonio Torres and Dougie Pierce each added one goal for the Golden Hawks …

Annual Amherst high school choral performance goes on, despite resignation of longtime teacher Anita Cooper

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

AMHERST — For the first time in well over a decade, longtime Amherst-Pelham Regional High School teacher Anita Cooper will not be conducting the annual fall choral performance. Cooper, who resigned from her Amherst teaching position in early …

Tuesday’s high school girls cross country/gymnastics: Amherst harriers run past Ludlow

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Sophia Jacobs-Townsley and the Amherst Regional girls cross country team put itself in position to vie for the league title on Tuesday. Jacobs-Townsley placed first to lead the Hurricanes to a 21-38 win over host Ludlow. Amherst (5-1, 3-1 Valley North) trails first-place Northampton (5-1, 4-0) and if …

Tuesday’s high school boys cross country: Liam Sullivan breaks NHS school record; Frontier clinches league title

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Northampton senior Liam Sullivan broke his own school record Tuesday afternoon as the Blue Devils defeated Longmeadow, 22-32, at Community Gardens. Sullivan completed the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes, 14 seconds. He bested his previous mark by nine seconds. Meanwhile, Frontier Regional (13-0, 8-0) clinched the Pioneer North …

Tuesday’s high school girls volleyball/field hockey: South Hadley spikes Easthampton to reach postseason

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The South Hadley girls volleyball team punched its ticket to the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament by sweeping league rival Easthampton 3-0 on the road Tuesday. The Tigers won 25-20, 25-13, 25-20. Haley Asselin had four kills, four aces and two blocks for South Hadley (9-5, 4-3 Southern). …

Tuesday’s high school soccer: Smith Vocational girls make program history with 10th win

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Gabby Petlock scored a hat trick with an assist as the Smith Vocational girls soccer team reached double-digit wins for the first time in program history by beating Pathfinder 4-0 on the road Tuesday. Shannon Ryan had a goal and two assists for the Vikings (10-3-1, 9-2-1 Tri-County). …

Amherst, Ludlow battle to scoreless boys soccer draw

Monday, October 19, 2015

AMHERST — In a bitter cold under the lights at Amherst Regional High School, the Hurricanes boys soccer team battled to a scoreless draw with Ludlow. Neither team could find the net, but both had their chances. Ludlow …