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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 Devils (2-2, 1-1 Suburban). Dean Tech at Smith Voke Friday, 7 Either the Golden Hawks (0-4, 0-4 Tri-County) or Vikings (0-4, 0-4) will pick up their first win of the season in Northampton. Jared Pease has scored four touchdowns on the ground for Smith Voke, which will look to limit the turnovers …

Thursday’s high school girls volleyball/field hockey: Belchertown prevails in battle of unbeatens

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Two unbeaten girls volleyball teams entered Ware High School on Thursday night. Belchertown left with a 3-1 (25-17, 13-25, 25-11, 26-24) victory in non-league action. The Orioles (11-0) lost a set for just the fourth time this season, but responded with a dominant 25-11 third-set win before outlasting the Indians (11-1) in the fourth set. Cara McKenzie led Belchertown (11-0) with 12 kills, …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Northampton takes down defending girls state champion West Springfield

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Playing on the home field of the defending Division I state champions, Emma Tanner delivered for the Northampton High School girls soccer team Thursday night. The Blue Devils sophomore midfielder scored with 7.2 seconds left on an assist from Brigitte Goeler-Slough to beat host West Springfield, 2-1. Alex Bertuch-Wallace opened the scoring in the 48th minute assisted by Abby Springfield, but the Terriers …

Monday’s high school soccer: Smith Academy girls coach Matt McCloghry wins No. 100

Monday, September 28, 2015

At roughly the midway point of his eighth season as Smith Academy girls soccer coach, Matt McCloghry celebrated the century milestone Monday. The Falcons shut out Mohawk 3-0 in Hatfield for McCloghry’s 100th win at the school. His overall record is now 100-32-13. “I’m really proud of all …

Monday’s high schools: Belchertown spikes Easthampton to stay unbeaten

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Belchertown girls volleyball ball team kept its unbeaten streak going on the road by beating Easthampton 3-1 in each team’s league opener Monday. The game scores were 25-17, 23-25, 25-15, 25-18. Audra Hale had three kills and …

Monday’s high school golf: Granby rallies to chip Pathfinder

Monday, September 28, 2015

The bottom four players for the Granby golf team scored 15 of a possible 16 points in leading the Rams to a 16-8 victory over Pathfinder Monday at Cold Spring Country Club in Belchertown. Tyler Sullivan, Maddie Humphrey and Jack White each swept their individual matches, while EJ …

Weekend high schools: Northampton field hockey shuts out Amherst Regional

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Megan McCarthy and Georgie Lellman each scored as the Northampton field hockey team shut out Amherst Regional, 2-0, Saturday in Amherst. Kiana Matakanski and Ursa Heidinger each had one assist, while Danielle Parent was unchallenged in goal for the Blue Devils (5-1-1). Katherine Cornell made 25 saves for …

Easthampton breaks in new field with thrilling 16-12 win over Cathedral

Saturday, September 26, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — After unveiling its new confines at White Brook Middle School, the Easthampton High School football team beat Cathedral, 16-12, in dramatic fashion Saturday afternoon. A Hunter Leveille 25-yard interception return gave the Eagles (2-1) the lead with 2:19 left to play in the game. “Our coverage …

Friday’s high schools: Jordyn Roberts, Frontier Regional field hockey pull away from Southwick

Friday, September 25, 2015

Jordyn Roberts had a hand in both goals as the Frontier Regional field hockey team shut out Southwick, 2-0, on the road Friday. Tied at halftime, the Red Hawks (5-1) pulled away thanks to Roberts. Mackenzie Patterson scored off a Roberts assist, while Camille Alli assisted Roberts’ goal. …

Friday’s high school boys soccer: Harry George nets winner as Hampshire nips Frontier, 1-0

Friday, September 25, 2015

Harry George scored the game-winning goal with an assist by Anthony Nardi as the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team beat Frontier Regional, 1-0, in Westhampton on Friday. The Raiders (3-2-1) defense played well as Nick O’Hare earned the clean sheet with four saves. Dylan Husted finished with eight …

Valley Views: The Heifer and the Bull

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Heifer and the Bull Center Cemetery, College Highway/ Route 10, Southampton Photograph and text by Robert Floyd, Southampton My good friend knocked on my door Sept. 16 to alert me of cows in the cemetery…again! Last time …

Local school lunch menus

Friday, September 25, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Chicken nuggets, fries, romaine salad with tomato, veggie dippers, applesauce, banana TUESDAY: Chicken fajita, brown rice, romaine salad with tomato, carrot sticks, black beans, peach cup, orange WEDNESDAY: Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, pears, Empire apple, romaine salad with tomato, carrot sticks THURSDAY: Pancakes with turkey …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, September 25, 2015

Easthampton Jessie Klitus-Flaim has been named a commended student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. She is a grade 12 student at Easthampton High School and the daughter of Thomas Klitus and Denise Flaim. South Hadley Benjamin Provost has been named a commended student in the 2016 …