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Wednesday’s high school recaps: Northampton softball bats come alive in win over Longmeadow

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

After scoring 10 runs over the first three games of the season, the Northampton softball team nearly doubled that output Wednesday afternoon in an 18-11 victory at Longmeadow. Emilie Baldwin led the Blue Devils (1-3, 1-0 Valley Wheel) with four hits, four runs scored and five RBIs. Rachel Sheehan added three hits, three runs and four RBIs. Maya Kerstetter (triple, two RBIs) and Hailey Dumas (two runs, two RBIs) each … 0

Wednesday’s high school tennis: Doubles powers Amherst Regional past Belchertown

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The doubles duos for the Amherst Regional boys tennis team carried the Hurricanes to a 3-2 home victory over Belchertown Wednesday afternoon. Danny St. John and Dan Siegelman won at No. 1 doubles by a score of 6-2, 6-2, while the No. 2 team of Humza Awaisi and Calvin Lin earned a 6-2, 6-4 decision for the ’Canes (3-3). Amherst’s Andy Zyskowski won … 0

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 … 0

Frontier Regional approves $9.7 million budget, up by nearly 3 percent

Saturday, March 15, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A proposed $9.7 million school budget for next year is going to finance committees in southern Franklin County. The Frontier Regional School Committee last week adopted a final budget of $9,747,730, which proposes $282,037 more in spending for next academic year. The budget is a … 0

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

At Historic Northampton “The Holyoke Range: Mountains Like Ocean Waves,” an exhibit of drawings inspired by the local mountain range, by Lorna Ritz of Amherst, will be on view through April 4 at Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge St. … 0

Frontier, Mohawk regional school districts explore alternate uses for unused school space

Monday, March 10, 2014

With dwindling enrollments, both the Frontier and Mohawk Trail regional school districts are exploring possible town use of unused school space as a way to offset operating costs. State law allows alternate uses, but with conditions. Mohawk has … 0

Friends remember former Frontier Regional coach, athletic director Myron Rokoszak

Monday, March 10, 2014

Former Frontier Regional football coach Dick Howe will never forget his former coaching partner and friend Myron Rokoszak, known to all as “Rock.” Rokoszak passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 21, the result of a massive heart attack he … 0

New Frontier Regional Model UN Club participates in Boston conference

Monday, March 10, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — For three days last month, a group of 12 Frontier Regional High School students worked for hours in the Boston Park Plaza Hotel trying to come up with solutions to poverty in South Africa, the … 1

Local briefs: Northampton, South Hadley recreation offering programs; Amherst Baseball opens registration

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WMass Junior Golf Classic accepting registrations The second annual Western Massachusetts Junior Golf Classic will be held April 26 at The Country Club of Greenfield and April 27 at Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston. The event is open to golfers ages 12-18. Registration fee is $100. For more information, … 0

Frontier Regional seeks Community Prerservation Act money to repair tennis courts

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

DEERFIELD — Before cracks split and splinter the tennis courts at Frontier Regional School and render them unsafe and unusable, the Frontier Regional School Committee is requesting $32,999 in Community Preservation Act money from its four feeder towns to repair the community recreation spot. Superintendent Martha Barrett said … 0

Frontier Regional district expected to decrease by 300 students during next decade

Monday, March 3, 2014

DEERFIELD — A projected 300 fewer students will be enrolled in the Frontier Regional School and its four feeder schools in the next decade — a finding that has led school leaders to take a serious look at school and municipal space needs in southern Franklin County. Superintendent … 0

Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association symposia: the particulars

Friday, February 28, 2014

∎ South Deerfield Symposium: Bringing Imagination To Your Garden March 8, 8:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Frontier Regional High School, South Deerfield Keynote speaker: Andrew Keys, author of “Why Grow This When You Can Grow That?” and podcaster … 0

Frontier Regional district studies cost-effectiveness of school choice

Friday, February 28, 2014

DEERFIELD — Since the early 1990s, Frontier Regional School and its feeder schools have allowed out-of-town students to enroll. But now, school leaders are questioning whether participating in the school choice program is really cost-effective. “We’re in the beginning stages of a discussion on school choice,” Superintendent Martha … 1