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Deerfield will consider request for repairs to Frontier Regional School tennis courts

Saturday, April 19, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Residents this spring will consider funding repairs to the Frontier Regional School tennis courts after all. The Deerfield Community Preservation Committee reconsidered Thursday night and voted unanimously to recommend the request to Town Meeting on April 28. The only town left to recommend the request to Town Meeting is Conway. The Whately and Sunderland committees already recommended the requests. Superintendent Martha Barrett said she is meeting with … 0

Friday’s high schools: Northampton softball team rips Ludlow, 14-4

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Northampton softball team put together a big third inning to rip open a 14-4 win over Ludlow Friday afternoon. Zoey Driscoll-Sbar led off with a double as five consecutive Blue Devils (2-3) reached base before the first out was recorded. By the third out, six runs had crossed and Northampton was on … 0

Thursday’s high schools: Amherst softball rallies to beat Chicopee Comp

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ali McIntire’s two-run single in the top of the seventh capped a three-run rally for the Amherst Regional softball team, which defeated Chicopee Comp 8-7 on the road Thursday. Trailing 7-5 entering the seventh, Mikah McNamara (hit, three runs) walked with one out. Justine Bohl and Mathena Morrissey followed with singles to load the bases, then Jada Glasgow was hit by a pitch … 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

Division 3 girls basketball: Athol holds off Frontier, 41-30

Monday, February 24, 2014

ATHOL — The Athol girls basketball team had the scare of its season Monday night, but lived to see another day. Franklin County League North foes Athol and Frontier Regional met for the third time of the season, this time in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament, and … 0

WMass girls basketball tournament preview, capsules, bracket

Sunday, February 23, 2014

As promised, the Central League led to a tough Western Massachusetts Girls Basketball Division 3 Tournament bracket — league champion Granby, South Hadley and Hampshire all earned seeds in the top half. “Having a league like we do … 0

South Hadley earns No. 4 seed in WMass Division 3A Hockey Tournament

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The South Hadley hockey team won’t bring its typical gaudy regular-season record into the Western Massachusetts Division 3A Tournament this year. The Tigers, who were realigned into the Division 3 Berry Division this season, finished 6-10-4. But a 4-1-1 mark against Division 3A competition earned them a bid … 0

WMass boys basketball tournament preview, capsules, brackets

Saturday, February 22, 2014

If the Smith Academy boys basketball team is going to defend its championship, it will do so without a key member. South Hadley, meanwhile, starts its defense on the road against a team that has never played in … 0