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Amherst Regional boys place second at State Nordic Ski Championship

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Amherst Regional boys nordic ski team had an historic finish at the state championship Thursday. The Hurricanes placed four skiers in the top 20 and placed second behind Mount Greylock at Weston Ski Track. It was the program’s best finish at the state meet. Greylock finished with 39 points. Amherst had 52. Concord-Carlisle was third with 80 points. Willie Wright finished 10th in 17 minutes, 58 seconds to pace …

Thursday’s high school basketball: Amherst boys qualify for postseason behind sixth straight win

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Devonte McCall had 28 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and four blocks as the Amherst Regional boys basketball team won their sixth straight and qualified for the postseason with an 83-72 win over Westfield in Amherst. Meikkel Murray added 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Tajahn Joyner had 16 points and Will Budington 10 for the Hurricanes (10-4, 5-1 Valley Wheel). Amherst shot …

Northampton girls aim for second straight WMass swimming championship

Thursday, February 11, 2016

When a team is vying for a Western Massachusetts title in swimming, there needs to be more than just a few talented swimmers. There needs to be talent, as well as depth through each event. Numbers have to be strong up and down the roster to score as many points as possible to boost the final total to championship status. After winning the …

Weekend high schools: Greenfield, South Hadley skate to a draw

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Smith Academy sophomore Evan Simmons gave Greenfield a lead in the first period, but Sean Doherty tied it for South Hadley in the second as the teams played to a 1-1 draw at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield Saturday. Greenfield’s Clay Richardson and South Hadley’s Andrew Brunelle each had …

Weekend high school wrestling: Granby’s Nolan Hodgins picks up 150th career win at Granby Duals

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Senior wrestler Nolan Hodgins earned his 150th career win during the Granby Duals Saturday. Hodgins pinned Belchertown resident and Pathfinder student Matt Monast in 59 seconds at 220 pounds. The Rams (7-2-1) went 3-0 with wins over Frontier Regional, 68-18, South Hadley, 51-27, and Pathfinder, 51-18. Granby 68, …

Friday’s high schools: Career highs all around for push Belchertown girls basketball past Amherst Regional

Friday, January 15, 2016

The Belchertown girls basketball team got career-high scoring performances from Kayla Henry, Emma Jopson and Cara McKenzie as they overcame 10 3-pointers by the Amherst Regional to win, 68-51, on the road Friday. Henry struck for 24 points, Jopson had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and McKenzie had …

Friday’s indoor track: Northampton’s Liam Sullivan sets PVIAC indoor mile record in 4:22.5

Friday, January 15, 2016

The PVIAC indoor track record for the boys mile is staying within the family. Northampton senior Liam Sullivan set a new mark in the event with a time of 4 minutes, 22.5 seconds during Friday’s early session at Smith College. Sullivan’s cousin, Aidan Gilson, held the old mark …

NHS swimmer Johnny Williams unofficially ties 40-year-old 100 fly record of 49.14 seconds

Friday, January 15, 2016

Two school records and four JFK Middle School pool records fell during Northampton High School’s 100-78 boys swimming and diving victory over Belchertown, Friday. Northampton senior Johnny Williams set a school and pool mark in the 100-yard butterfly …

Thursday’s alpine skiing: Northampton’s Charlie Denhart places first on slalom

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Charlie Denhart is back on top. The Northampton senior placed first at the third PVIAC alpine race of the season, Thursday at Berkshire East in Charlemont. Denhart won the boys slalom in 33.06 seconds. He was fourth on giant slalom at Tuesday’s race. Two Frontier Regional girls placed …

Thursday’s high school basketball: Northampton girls blow out Westfield for second straight win

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Northampton girls basketball team seems to have righted its ship following two straight losses. The Blue Devils won their second straight, taking down Westfield 50-10 in Northampton Thursday. Lauraine Joensen scored 26 points with three 3-pointers and 10 rebounds. “Joensen did a great job shooting the ball …

Inconsistent Amherst Regional falls to Chicopee at Hoophall Classic

Thursday, January 14, 2016

SPRINGFIELD — The Amherst Regional boys basketball team is seeking consistency. The Hurricanes didn’t find it Thursday night. Chicopee crafted a double-digit lead early in the second quarter and built on it en route to a 76-51 win …

Wednesday’s high school wrestling: South Hadley downs Pathfinder, stays perfect in Tri-County League

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The South Hadley wrestling team used six pins to beat Pathfinder, 54-24, and remain undefeated in the Tri-County League Wednesday. Isaiah Cardenales (106 pounds), Gino Viamari (138), Jack Greaney (145), Cyrus Larivee (152), Ethan Fleming (160) and Nate Zayas (195) each won for South Hadley (4-5, 3-0). South …

Wednesday’s high school basketball: Olivia Cavanaugh sparks Smith Academy past Gateway Regional

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Olivia Cavanaugh had a pair of career highs as the Smith Academy girls basketball team beat Gateway Regional, 38-15, Wednesday in Huntington. Cavanaugh had a career-best five 3-pointers en route to a personal record 18 points for the Falcons (4-4). Cavanaugh added five rebounds and five assists. Ashley …