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Tuesday’s high school school recaps: Belchertown spikes Putnam

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Senior Jordan Vigneault had 17 kills as the Belchertown boys volleyball team beat Putnam 3-1 in Springfield Tuesday. Vigneault added four blocks in the 25-20, 27-25, 22-25, 25-18 victory. Senior Colter Krzcuik had six kills, four blocks and four aces, while junior Kevin Reidy had 31 assists in the win. … 0

Monday’s high school softball recaps: Granby squeezes past Hopkins Academy for first win

Monday, April 14, 2014

Abi Beauregard laid down a successful safety squeeze to score the game-winning run as the Granby softball team won for the first time this season, defeating Hopkins Academy 7-6 Monday. Beauregard struck out eight and walked nobody, allowing just three earned runs in the complete game. Alexis Gay had two hits and three … 0

Monday’s high school lacrosse recaps: Aidan Bass gives Amherst late win over Northampton

Monday, April 14, 2014

Aidan Bass scored with 28 seconds left in regulation to complete a hat trick and deliver a 7-6 road victory for Amherst Regional over Northampton. Donovan Riley scored twice for the Hurricanes (2-2), while Alex LaRaja (two assists) and John Traester added one goal each. Ben Davis and Will Lombardi each put in … 0

South Hadley earns No. 4 seed in WMass Division 3A Hockey Tournament

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The South Hadley hockey team won’t bring its typical gaudy regular-season record into the Western Massachusetts Division 3A Tournament this year. The Tigers, who were realigned into the Division 3 Berry Division this season, finished 6-10-4. But a 4-1-1 mark against Division 3A competition earned them a bid … 0

WMass boys basketball tournament preview, capsules, brackets

Saturday, February 22, 2014

If the Smith Academy boys basketball team is going to defend its championship, it will do so without a key member. South Hadley, meanwhile, starts its defense on the road against a team that has never played in … 0

Friday’s high school recaps: Smith Academy seniors power Greenfield hockey in regular-season finale

Friday, February 21, 2014

A pair of Smith Academy students will have little trouble remembering their hockey senior night. Cam Woodward had a hat trick and an assist, while Zack Langlois scored twice with an assist as Greenfield finished its regular season with a 7-3 home win over Mount Everett. Jake Elwell … 0

Thurday’s high school recaps: Orioles outlast Colts in 2OT on senior night

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A deep 3-pointer at the buzzer denied the Belchertown girls basketball team a win in regulation, but the Orioles persevered to beat Chicopee Comp 53-49 in double overtime on senior night. Jill Cavanaugh, Belchertown’s lone senior, scored four … 0

Wednesday’s high school recaps: Hampshire can’t rally past Palmer in boys basketball

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A rough first quarter cost the Hampshire boys basketball team a victory on senior night as Palmer walked away with the 48-44 win, Wednesday in Westhampton. It was also Raiders coach Claud Salomão’s first attempt at his 200th career win. Mitch Ouimette led Hampshire (11-9, 10-6 Bi-County) with … 0

Northampton eliminates Amherst from postseason contention

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

AMHERST — The regular-season finale for the Amherst Regional boys basketball team had all the makings of a potential classic — the Hurricanes needed a win on senior night against their rival to qualify for the postseason. Two … 0

High school notebook: Anna Kaplan, Taj-Amir Torres aim for All-State track titles

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Having continued success on the track can feel like it’s doubling the length of the indoor season. Taj-Amir Torres and Anna Kaplan and Amherst Regional still have a state meet left, but already know they’ll be running at … 0

Local Democrats hold town caucuses

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Area town Democratic committee efforts to prepare for the Democratic State Convention continue this weekend in South Hadley, Granby, Pelham and Shutesbury. Caucuses are held to elect delegates and alternates to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention, which this year will be held June 13 and 14 at … 0

Monday’s high school recaps: Smith Academy boys clinch Hampshire League title

Monday, February 17, 2014

On senior night for the Frontier Regional boys basketball team, it was a pair of Smith Academy seniors that won the game and the Hampshire League title for the Falcons. Keith Natale and Derek McMahon combined for 35 … 0

Shutesbury Democratic Committee to hold annual meeting Saturday

Monday, February 17, 2014

SHUTESBURY — The Shutesbury Town Democratic Committee will hold its annual meeting and caucus Saturday at 10 a.m. in Town Hall, where it will elect its delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Convention in Worcester June 14. The event will be open to all registered Democrats living in Shutesbury. … 0