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Local Sports Briefs: road races, charity tournaments, youth programs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chief Skroski Wiffle Ball Tournament The second annual Chief John F. Skroski Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held May 10 at 9 a.m. at 128 Christian Lane in Whately. The 3-on-3 tournament is for ages 13 and over. Fee is $15 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Chief John F. Skroski Scholarship Fund, which goes to a graduating student at Hampshire Regional and Frontier Regional. For more information, contact … 0

Smith Vocational High School budget adds staff, programs and raises tuition for coming year

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School Trustees have approved an $8.44 million budget for the coming fiscal year that raises employee salaries, adds new staff and sports programs and increases tuition for students from out-of-town districts. The budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 represents less than a 1 percent increase over this year’s $8.38 million spending plan, according … 0

Area briefs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Southampton AVIATION TALK: The Southampton Historical Society will present a talk about aviation at the Senior Center at 210 College Highway at 7 p.m. April 24. June Granville Dakin, who wrote the book “Farmers Take Flight” about two Southampton men, Romaine Lambert and Mark Granville, will lead the talk. It is free and open to the public, and donations are welcome. According to … 0

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 … 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 … 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) … 0

Monday’s high school baseball recaps: Smith Academy wins rematch with Frontier Regional

Monday, April 14, 2014

The setting and significance were different, but the Smith Academy and Frontier Regional baseball teams staged another one-run nailbiter. In a rematch of last season’s sectional Division 3 title game, won in extra innings by the Red Hawks, it was the Falcons who emerged Monday afternoon with a … 0

Monday’s high school track/tennis recaps: Northampton girls, Amherst boys stay unbeaten on track

Monday, April 14, 2014

A pair of track & field teams remained undefeated Monday with comfortable wins. The Northampton girls moved to 2-0 with a 110-26 win over Minnechaug. The Blue Devils took first in every event with the exception of javelin. Lauren McGrath (shot put, discus), Mariel Lutz (high jump, 800, … 0

Josh Gunderson to visit HRHS to talk internet safety in the age of social networks

Sunday, April 13, 2014

WESTHAMPTON — It’s becoming a regular occurrence for issues among teens that started on Facebook and other social networks spill over into high school hallways. In January, comments an Amherst Regional High School student made on Facebook allegedly … 0

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Regional Agreement Working Group: Education Subcommittee, 8:30 a.m., Policy Subcommittee of the Regional School Committee, 5 p.m., both at ARMS; Public Art Commission, 10:30 a.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: The Jones Library, Inc. Buildings and Facilities Committee, 1 p.m., Library; Public Transportation and Bicycle Committee, 4 p.m. … 0

Raiders edge Eagles in extras

Saturday, April 12, 2014

After losing a chance at a win in regulation, the Hampshire Regional baseball team recovered to edge Easthampton 8-7 in 8 innings Friday afternoon. The Raiders (1-1) allowed four runs in the top of the seventh as the Eagles (1-2) took a 7-6 lead, but Hampshire tied it … 0

Friday’s high school recaps: Northampton girls lacrosse stomps Westfield, 17-6

Friday, April 11, 2014

Three players posted hat tricks as the Northampton girls lacrosse team won for the second time in as many days, beating Westfield 17-6 at home Friday. Missie Maiewski (two assists), Ursa Heidinger and Hunter Zackaricz all scored three times for the Blue Devils (2-0). Caitlin Keefe scored twice … 0

Valley Views Local photographers aim their cameras outdoors

Friday, April 11, 2014

AMERICAN KESTREL Honey Pot area, Cemetery Road, Hadley Photograph and text by Anne E. Ely of South Hadley Driving slowly through the Honey Pot area of Hadley, off Cemetery Road, I saw a bird land on a post … 0