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Chicopee’s wing-T offense too much for Amherst Regional in 32-14 loss

Friday, October 9, 2015

AMHERST — The Chicopee football team executed a simple but effective game plan Friday night: run the ball. The Pacers ran their wing-T offense to perfection, amassing 352 yards rushing in a 32-14 win over Amherst Regional. Issaiah Jackson led Chicopee (1-3, 1-2 Suburban) with 14 carries for 152 yards and two touchdowns, while Ramon Cruz carried the ball 14 times for 106 yards and three touchdowns. The Pacers didn’t …

Friday’s high schools: Granby pulls away from South Hadley in girls soccer match

Friday, October 9, 2015

The Granby girls soccer team exploded in the second half and stayed unbeaten with a 4-2 win over South Hadley, Friday in Granby. The Rams (10-0, 4-0 Pioneer North) scored three second-half goals to pull away from a 1-1 halftime draw. Erin Mikalchus had three goals and one assist to power the Granby side. Kate Sarnacki had one goal, while Trystin Burger, Alicia …

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 …

‘Battle of the Bridge’ changes directions for Amherst Regional, Northampton

Thursday, September 24, 2015

It will be a little warmer — and the stakes higher — when archrivals Amherst Regional and Northampton face each other on the gridiron this season. The “Battle of the Bridge” had been waged on Thanksgiving morning for the past 10 years. But the meeting has been moved …

Wednesday’s high school cross country/golf: Course records fall at Granby

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A pair of course records fell at Dufresne Park in Granby Wednesday. Palmer’s Henry Domnarski broke an eight-year-old mark by two seconds in winning the boys 3.1-mile race in 18 minutes, 13 seconds. Granby went 3-1 in the meet, beating Palmer, McCann Tech and Hopkins Academy. The Rams …

Wednesday’s high schools: Smith Vocational girls soccer nets win over Commerce

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A.J. Mitchell scored five goals as the Smith Vocational girls soccer team beat Commerce, 10-0, Wednesday in Springfield. Tasha Ding added two tallies, while Maddison Atkinson, Shannon Ryan and Gabby Petlock each had one for the Vikings (4-1-1, …

Tuesday’s high school boys cross country: Frontier Regional stays unbeaten

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Frontier Regional boys cross country team placed its five scoring runners in the first 11 and remained unbeaten with three victories at a quad meet at Mahar Regional in Orange Tuesday. Alex Smart (second, 17 minutes) was the top finisher for the Red Hawks (5-0, 4-0 Pioneer …

Tuesday’s high school soccer/field hockey: Ariana Sheehan’s hat trick sparks Smith Academy

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Ariana Sheehan scored a hat trick Tuesday afternoon to lead the Smith Academy girls soccer team to a 5-0 home victory over Ware. Maggie Hession and Moira Pitrat had the other goals for the Falcons (4-1-1, 2-0 Pioneer …

Tuesday’s high school girls cross country: Jullian Paterwic leads Belchertown sweep of Holyoke

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Jillian Paterwic finished first overall to pace the Belchertown girls cross country team to a 15-50 win over Holyoke at Foley Field. The junior completed the 2.8-mile course in 21 minutes, 46 seconds. The Orioles (1-1, 1-1 Valley South) swept the top five spots as Brenna Skaza, Marissa …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Smith Academy rolls past Ware

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The resurgent Smith Academy golf team needed only five outings to match its win total of a season ago. The Falcons defeated Ware 171/2-61/2 Tuesday afternoon at Greenfield Country Club to achieve that feat. No. 1 player Jake Wilson shot a match-best 39 for the Falcons (4-1, 3-1 …

Legislative hearing for bill to reform state’s ‘antiquated’ zoning laws co-sponsored by Rep. Stephen Kulik

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

There may be plenty of ways in which Massachusetts leads the nation, but the state’s 40-plus-year-old zoning laws are not among them, as far as planners are concerned. In fact, Massachusetts is viewed as having some of the weakest, most antiquated state land-use laws in the country, said …

Panelists in Northampton say pope’s encyclical on climate change also speaks to human justice

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Pope Francis’ much-talked-about encyclical is about more than climate change — it speaks of a unified theory of how people can live on Earth and with one another. So said the three panelists at a moderated discussion of the document at First Churches Northampton on Monday. …

Monday’s high school soccer: Easthampton shuts out Mohawk for first win

Monday, September 21, 2015

Maddie Grabowski scored a pair of goals to help the Easthampton girls soccer team earn its first win of the season Monday. The Eagles travelled to Buckland and emerged with a 3-0 victory over Mohawk Regional. Brenna Mottor also had two points with a goal and an assist. …