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Frontier Regional running back Seth Gewanter, center, pushes through a host of Mohawk defenders for a first down in the third quarter Wednesday night in Deerfield.

Frontier Regional plows Mohawk, 46-6, in pre-Thanksgiving tilt

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Frontier Regional football team made sure to soak in the final accomplishment of an outstanding season. Following the Red Hawks’ 46-6 thrashing of rival Mohawk Regional Wednesday night, the players took turns passing around the trophy and posing for pictures. Frontier (9-2) capped the program’s best season since reaching the Division 3 Super Bowl in 2009. …

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 …

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 …

South Hadley, Frontier Regional, Northampton earn spots in WMass football tournament

Sunday, November 1, 2015

South Hadley football coach Scott Taylor called it. He said after the team’s regular-season finale, a 51-0 win over Amherst Regional on Friday, that the Tigers would definitely make the playoffs and likely host Chicopee Comp in the …

Liam Sullivan, Northampton rule PVIAC boys cross country championships

Saturday, October 31, 2015

WESTFIELD — Liam Sullivan could not quite catch his cousin, Aidan Gilson, in last year’s boys PVIAC cross country championship race. He knew that hard work added to his experience could push him over the top this year. …

Taylor Blow, Hampshire Regional leave mark on PVIAC girls cross country championship; Northampton repeats

Saturday, October 31, 2015

WESTFIELD — In a race dominated by Division 2 runners, Hampshire Regional’s Taylor Blow stood a cut above the rest. Blow was the individual winner Saturday in the PVIAC cross country championships at Stanley Park. Her time of …

Frontier Regional runs over Belchertown to earn share of league title

Friday, October 30, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — One team tried to move the ball almost exclusively by passing. The other stuck to the ground game. Frontier Regional used its vaunted rushing attack to overpower Belchertown, 54-0, Friday night and clinch at least a tie for the Intercounty League title. “It was really a …

Friday’s high schools: Granby outlasts Gateway Regional in battle of unbeaten girls soccer squads

Friday, October 30, 2015

In a battle of unbeaten girls soccer teams, Division 3 outlasted Division 4. Alicia Frappier scored the go-ahead goal in the second half as Granby beat Gateway Regional, 2-1, in Huntington in both teams’ regular-season finale. Nora Young also scored for the Rams (16-0-2), with the helper from …

PVIAC Championship kicks off postseason cross country schedule at Stanley Park

Friday, October 30, 2015

For the next four weekends, high school cross country teams are going to make Stanley Park in Westfield their home. The postseason starts Saturday with the PVIAC Championships. Then, following an unusual weekend off, teams return to the …

Thursday’s high schools: Josiah Wilson nets two to keep Amherst unblemished in October

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Josiah Wilson scored twice to lead the Amherst Regional boys soccer team to a 2-1 win over Agawam at home Thursday. Both of his goals came in the second half. One was assisted by Sage Bailin and the other by Tim Felton. George Holt made six saves for …

Wednesday’s high schools: Granby, Gateway primed for undefeated girls soccer showdown

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A pair of former league and tournament rivals set up an unbeaten showdown in their regular-season finale with victories Wednesday. The Gateway Regional and Granby girls soccer teams won to remain undefeated. They will play Friday at 6 p.m. in Huntington in their first matchup since 2012. With …

What2Watch4: Week 8 high school football previews

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wahconah at Northampton Friday, 7 The Blue Devils open with the rival Warriors in the Route 9 Rumble. Hamp’s stable number of running backs will look to fill the shoes left by Malik Renner and John Grimaldi, who …

Tuesday’s high school girls cross country: Sophia Jacobs-Townsley wins for Northampton, but Amherst prevails as a team

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sophia Jacobs-Townsley won the individual race, but the Amherst Regional girls cross country team couldn’t keep up with Northampton. The Blue Devils prevailed 20-40 on Tuesday in Amherst despite Jacobs-Townsley’s winning time of 20 minutes, 6 seconds. Northampton …