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Gazette Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Alex Laraja, Amherst Regional

Monday, January 26, 2015

FIRST TEAM Joe Afflitto, senior, Smith Academy Billy Aldrich, senior, Belchertown Isamu Bix, senior, Amherst Regional Jamie Blinder, senior, Frontier Regional Bryan Brasil, senior, Hampshire Regional Steve Bruscoe, senior, Smith Academy Brendan Bzdel, senior Hampshire Regional Connor Curtain, junior, Belchertown Evan Delaney, senior, Hopkins Academy Keith Dixon, senior, Amherst Regional Tom Heavren, senior, Holyoke Catholic Jonathan Ingram, junior, Belchertown Zach …

Weekend high schools recaps: Granby, Hampshire girls hoops pick up wins at Coaches vs. Cancer tournament

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Kate Sarnacki filled the stat sheet with 19 points, 10 rebounds and six steals, to lead the Granby girls basketball another win, topping Wahconah 60-51 at the Hoosac Valley Coaches vs. Cancer tournament on Sunday. With the win, the Rams (12-0) matched last season’s opening win-streak at 12 games. Meghan Sullivan scored a team-high 20 points, as well as grabbing seven rebounds, four …

Friday’s high schools: Mitch Ouimette, Hampshire Regional shoot down Easthampton in second half

Friday, January 23, 2015

Mitch Ouimette’s barrage from behind the arc led a game-deciding offensive explosion for the Hampshire Regional boys basketball team Friday night. With the game tied at halftime, the junior guard knocked down five 3-pointers in the second half and finished with 17 points as the Raiders beat rival Easthampton 68-56 in Westhampton. Conor Cronin had 12 points, 12 rebounds, four steals and three …

Tuesday’s high school swimming: Belchertown boys, girls sweep Easthampton to remain undefeated

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Belchertown boys and girls swim team remained undefeated following a sweep of Easthampton Tuesday. The girls won 125-44, while the boys won 89-44 at Williston Northampton. Sisters Audra and Helen Hale were members of two winning relays, while each took an individual first place. The pair teamed …

Monday’s high school basketball: Smith Vocational pulls away from Gateway Regional

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Damon Soto scored a game-high 20 points, while Jeff Goralski had 16 with five assists and four steals for the Smith Vocational boys basketball team in a 63-49 victory over Gateway Regional Monday night in Northampton. Kevin Wackerbarth …

Weekend high schools: Trio of squads still without a loss

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Three local teams remained unbeaten with victories Saturday. The Amherst Regional hockey team won the championship game of the Rabbit Graves Holiday Tournament. On the hardwood, the Hampshire Regional girls and Amherst Regional boys each earned blowout road victories. Amherst Regional 6, Wahconah Regional 1 — Nine different …

Amherst whips Greenfield, reaches Graves Memorial Hockey Tournament final

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Amherst Regional ice hockey team won its second game of the season Friday. The Hurricanes beat Greenfield 13-0 in the Rabbit Graves Memorial Holiday Hockey Tournament at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield. Amherst (2-0-3) will face Wahconah (2-2-0) …

Tuesday’s high schools: Easthampton pulls away from Smith Academy

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Easthampton girls basketball team pulled away from Smith Academy in the fourth quarter for a 43-24 win Tuesday in Hatfield. Courtney Urban (seven rebounds) had 15 points, Karina Volpe (11 steals) and Katie Kim (seven rebounds) each had eight, and the Eagles (3-1) outscored the Falcons (1-3) …

Monday’s high school basketball: Northampton’s Max Walder, Smith Academy’s David Longstreeth hit game-winning buzzer beaters

Monday, December 22, 2014

Max Walder and David Longstreeth sent their respective teams into the holidays happy as their respective buzzer-beaters gave Northampton and Smith Academy wins Monday night. Greenfield tied it with around four minutes remaining after Smith led for most of the game. The teams went back and forth down …

Northampton sweeps Easthampton as Johnny Williams sets school record in 100 fly

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Northampton swimming & diving teams each enjoyed solid victories over Easthampton Monday afternoon at JFK Middle School. The boys won 117-36, the girls 120-56. Johnny Williams and Gabe Lyons-Sosa earned two individual wins apiece for the boys …

Weekend high schools: Sophie Gatzounas, South Hadley hold off Wahconah in overtime

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sophie Gatzounas had 17 points, 11 rebounds and five assists as the South Hadley girls basketball team held off Wahconah, 61-55, in overtime Saturday in Dalton. Marley Medina had nine points, 11 rebounds and two blocks, while Lexi Gawron added 11 points and four assists for the Tigers …

Weekend high school wrestling: Granby wrestling places third at Eagles Holiday Bash

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Jack Sarnacki won the 170-pound weight class and Nolan Hodgins took first at 220 as the Granby wrestling team finished third at the Eagles Holiday Bash, Saturday at Franklin Tech in Turners Falls. Clayton Yanosky (152) and Nick Roberts (182) were second, while Tre Demers (195) was third …

Kate Sullivan nets 21 points, pulls within four of 1K for Hopkins Academy

Friday, December 19, 2014

Kate Sullivan scored 21 points to move within four of 1,000 for her career as the Hopkins Academy girls basketball team defeated Turners Falls 63-40 at home Friday night. The senior hit five 3-pointers and also had eight …