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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 …

Tuesday’s high schoolfield hockey/girls soccer: Smith Academy reaches postseason with a tie

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Karlie Guimond’s goal propelled the Smith Academy field hockey team to the postseason in a 1-1 tie with Mohawk on Tuesday in Hatfield. She scored unassisted with 12 minutes, 35 seconds left in the first half to help Smith Academy (8-7-2, 3-3-2 North) return to the postseason after …

Monday’s high school girls soccer: Hopkins, Belchertown keep postseason in sight

Monday, October 26, 2015

A pair of local girls soccer teams kept their tournament chances alive with wins Monday, while two others were victorious to remain unbeaten. Hopkins Academy and Belchertown remain in the postseason hunt. Granby and Gateway Regional are still unblemished. Hopkins Academy 2, Mohawk 1 — Marykate Farnham and …

Monday’s high schools: Hampshire, Belchertown, Granby, Amherst all win league titles

Monday, October 26, 2015

It was truly a banner day for four local boys soccer teams. Hampshire Regional (Holley), Belchertown (Churchill) and Granby (McGrath South) all clinched outright league titles with victories on Monday. Amherst Regional earned a share of the Smith crown by tying Minnechaug at home. Hampshire Regional 2, Palmer …

Monday’s high school girls volleyball/field hockey: Belchertown earns share of Southern League

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Belchertown girls volleyball team is assured of at least a share of the Southern League title after beating Sabis 3-1 in its regular-season finale Monday in Springfield. Cara McKenzie had a team-high seven kills and a pair of aces for Belchertown (15-3, 7-1 Southern). Sarah Woodford led …

Tough course hampers Belchertown at Division 2 state golf championship

Monday, October 26, 2015

Bernardston — Crumpin-Fox Club showed its bite to the Division 2 state golf championship field Monday. Only one golfer finished under par, Bishop Feehan’s Davis Chatfield, who shot a 2-under 70 for the individual state championship. Everyone else …

Friday high school girls volleyball/field hockey: Frontier rallies to top Hopkinton

Friday, October 23, 2015

Remi Quesnelle, Rachel Cialek and Sarah Conlisk combined for 45 kills as the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team rallied for a 3-2 win over Hopkinton Friday. Quesnelle had 20 kills, Cialek added 15 and Conlisk had 10 in the 23-25, 22-25, 25-11, 25-16, 15-10 win that pushed the …

Friday’s high school soccer: Northampton girls beat Longmeadow, keep league title hopes alive

Friday, October 23, 2015

Emma Tanner scored from Hannah Finn-Erb with 12 minutes left as the Northampton girls soccer team beat Longmeadow, 3-2, and kept its quest for a Kurty-Fielding Division title alive Friday. Olivia Pruett scored twice and Sydney White made nine saves in the win. Tanner had two assists for …

What2Watch4: Week 7 high school football previews

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Wilbraham & Monson at Williston Friday, 6 Ian Ostberg (Florence) has thrown for over 1,000 yards and Jake Ross (Florence) is a No. 2 receiver for the Wildcats (3-1), who have won three straight. Jake Faulstick (Amherst) is …

Thursday’s high schools: Local teams nail down league titles, tournament berths

Thursday, October 22, 2015

League titles and postseason berths were dished out Thursday to several local teams. Smith Academy clinched at least a share of the Pioneer South girls soccer title with a 1-1 tie against Gateway Regional. The Frontier Regional field …

Thursday’s high school cross country: Taylor Blow caps Hampshire’s prefect regular season with win

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Senior Ally Roessling, who played soccer at Hampshire Regional before switching to cross country this season, has been out front and leading the undefeated Raiders. On Thursday in Springfield, it was classmate Taylor Blow’s turn. Blow finished Forest Park’s 2.82-mile course in 18 minutes, 2 seconds to pace …