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Suffield Academy senior Hunter Newman, of Northampton, signs his National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse at Bucknell.

Northampton native Hunter Newman signs letter of intent to men’s lacrosse at Bucknell

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hunter Newman went from a potential Division III recruit to Division I prospect seemly overnight. The Northampton native and Suffield Academy senior signed his National Letter of Intent earlier this month to play men’s lacrosse at Division I Bucknell. The Bison finished 9-6 overall, 5-3 in the Patriot League last season. Their season ended in the conference tournament semifinal round. …

Dr. Gina O’Brien: Keep toy safety in mind when holiday shopping

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Each fall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) releases a report on toy-related deaths and injuries among children 15 and younger. The most recent, in October, for the previous calendar year, shows that while there were only 11 reports of toy-related deaths — seven from riding toys — an estimated 251,800 toy-related …

Northampton’s Liam Sullivan places third at state Division 1 cross country championship

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WESTFIELD — Liam Sullivan gave everything he had, and then some. Yet it was a bittersweet day for the Northampton cross country standout. Sullivan fell a bit shy of his goal of becoming the first western Massachusetts runner since 2001 to win the state Division 1 cross country championship. He finished third with a time of 15 minutes, 29 seconds. “If you told …

Northampton’s Liam Sullivan, Frontier Regional make history at WMass cross country championships

Saturday, November 14, 2015

WESTFIELD — Northampton senior Liam Sullivan joined an elite list Saturday, while Frontier Regional made history at the Western Massachusetts Boys Cross Country championships. Sullivan became just the seventh runner since 1963 to win back-to-back Division 1 individual …

Friday night football: Frontier pulls out wild 28-26 overtime win over Amherst Regional

Saturday, November 14, 2015

AMHERST — There was a mirror effect throughout the non-playoff football game between Frontier Regional and Amherst Regional Friday night — until the final play. Each time the Red Hawks scored, the Hurricanes answered back on their next possession, including in overtime. But the Frontier defense stopped Amherst …

What2Watch4: Week 10 football previews

Friday, November 13, 2015

Northampton at Putnam Friday, 7 The Blue Devils (4-5) will look to snap a two-game losing streak when they face the Beavers (3-6) out of the AA Conference. Putnam has dropped five straight. Hamp will look to contain …

WMass girls volleyball: Frontier Regional sweeps Ware, gets shot at 11th straight title

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — If it’s mid November, that means Frontier Regional is usually preparing for a trip to Holyoke. The top-seeded Red Hawks earned their 12th straight trip to the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Girls Volleyball championship Wednesday night with a 25-16, 25-17, 25-9 semifinal win over fourth-seeded …

WMass field hockey: Frontier repeats as champions behind Jordyn Roberts’ 2 goals

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Penalty corners tripped up the Frontier Regional field hockey team all season. The Red Hawks simply struggled to score from them even in reaching Wednesday’s Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament championship at Clark Field. Since …

WMass boys soccer: Frontier shocks 4-time defending champ Belchertown in the semifinals

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Chicopee — An early Frontier Regional counterattack knocked the crown off the Belchertown boys soccer team’s head. Red Hawks senior Connor Hamilton finished a ball from Andy Habel with 7 minutes, 4 seconds remaining in the first half …

WMass girls volleyball: Frontier not troubled by Sabis in D3 quarterfinals

Monday, November 9, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The drive toward the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team’s potential 11th straight sectional title and possible sixth state championship in a row began at the service line Monday. Many points in the top-seeded Red Hawks’ …

WMass girls soccer: Granby, Gateway advance to semifinals; 4 local teams knocked out in quarters

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Granby girls soccer team walked off its home field for the final time Sunday with its unbeaten record still intact after a 4-0 victory over Athol in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament quarterfinals. Summer Molin scored twice, while the top-seeded Rams (17-0-2) were the beneficiaries of …

Weekend prep schools: Williston football rolls on senior night

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Ian Ostberg threw four touchdown passes and ran for another in the first half alone as the Williston Northampton football team romped over Pomfret 48-16 on senior night Saturday in Easthampton. The junior signal caller from Florence tossed scores of 51 and 39 yards to Michael Dereus, then …

WMass field hockey: Defending champion Frontier fends off stubborn Southwick in Division 2 semifinals

Saturday, November 7, 2015

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Anyone watching the Frontier Regional and Southwick Western Massachusetts Division 2 field hockey semifinal needed to look at the scoreboard to realize that it was a close game. The play on the field suggested otherwise. …