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Hampshire wrestler Brendan Weir sets school record for career wins

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Brendan Weir made history Saturday. The Hampshire Regional senior wrestler set a program record for career wins, breaking his brother’s mark at the Mountie Invitational at Mount Greylock in Williamstown. Weir recorded his 161st win in the 138-pound semifinal round to break Frankie Weir’s total of 160. “At the beginning of the season I was telling him right away, ‘24 more and I’m tied, 25 to beat you.’ He kind …

Weekend colleges: Connor Green leads Amherst past Bowdoin

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Connor Green struck for a season-high 33 points and 12 points as the Amherst College men’s basketball team beat Bowdoin 81-66 in Amherst on Saturday. Johnny McCarthy had 15 points and Jayde Dawson added 10 for the Lord Jeffs (14-5, 4-3 NESCAC). Women’s basketball Wellesley 48, Mount Holyoke 35 — Kate Karraker had 14 points but the Lyons (6-13, 3-7 NEWMAC) fell at …

Weekend high schools: Amherst Regional shuts down West Springfield

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Trailing by four entering the second quarter, the Amherst Regional boys basketball team shut down West Springfield en route to a 66-54 win in Amherst on Saturday. The Hurricanes outscored the Terriers 14-4 in the second to pull ahead. Devonte’ McCall finished with 19 points, Isaac Siegel had 13 and Meikkel Murray added 10 for the Hurricanes (13-1, 6-0 Valley Wheel). Girls basketball …

Friday’s high school recaps: Hopkins Academy boys hoops runs over Smith Academy on the road

Friday, January 30, 2015

A big third quarter gave Hopkins Academy a 64-41 road win over Smith Academy in boys basketball on Friday night. The Golden Eagles (14-1, 11-1 Hampshire) outscored the Falcons (7-7, 6-5) 16-3 to open the second half. Zach …

Friday’s high school track recaps: Northampton, South Hadley girls finish undefeated

Friday, January 30, 2015

The South Hadley and Northampton girls indoor track teams finished their seasons undefeated Friday. The Tigers defeated Mahar, 76-19, for their final win of the season, finishing at 9-0. Blue Devils took down East Longmeadow, 48-46, and Longmeadow, 64-31, for a perfect 10-0 record. The Northampton boys defeated …

Gazette Boys Cross Country Player of the Year: Liam Sullivan, Northampton

Friday, January 30, 2015

Gazette Boys Cross Country All-Stars FIRST TEAM Kyle Bressette, senior, Gateway Regional Bill Carroll, freshman, Holyoke Catholic Dylan Cross, junior, Hampshire Regional Connor Evans, senior, Amherst Regional Tim Foldy-Porto, senior, Northampton Aidan Gilson, senior, Northampton Abe Herzog-Arbeitman, senior, …

Thursday’s high schools: Northampton, Belchertown, South Hadley qualify for WMass girls basketball tournament

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Three girls basketball teams assured their spot in the postseason with victories Thursday night. Northampton, Belchertown and South Hadley each earned their 10th wins. Northampton 49, Holyoke 39 — Lauraine Joensen (14 points, 10 rebounds) posted a double-double for the Blue Devils (10-3, 2-1 Valley) in the home …

Thursday’s high school swimming: South Hadley girls clinch Patriot League title

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The South Hadley girls swim team clinched a perfect Patriot League title with a 97-82 road victory over Agawam Thursday. Cailey Newton and Shannon Mitchell each won a pair of individual events, while Jade Thomas took first in another event for the Tigers (12-1, 7-0). All three contributed …

Thursday’s high school skiing: Austin Herman, Gateway Regional take South Division lead

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Austin Herman’s winning performance led the Gateway Regional boys ski team to the top of the PVIAC South Division for the first time Thursday at Berkshire East in Charlemont. Herman finished first overall in the boys slalom at 33.14 seconds as the Gators edged out St. Mary by …

Wednesday’s high schools: Alex Bachand nets 100th point for Belchertown hockey team

Thursday, January 29, 2015

For Alex Bachand and the Belchertown hockey team, Wednesday afternoon’s game against South Hadley was about the numbers on the scoreboard rather than those on the score sheet. But once they secured a 7-5 victory at Fitzpatrick Rink in Holyoke, the Orioles celebrated a milestone for its senior …

Wednesday’s high school swimming: Records fall as Longmeadow sweeps Northampton

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Two JFK Middle School pool records were taken down as the Northampton swim teams fell to Longmeadow on Wednesday. On the girls side, the Lancers won 95-90 as they lowered the 400 free relay pool record to 3:42.72 to close the meet. Kerry Fleming pick up two individual …

Wednesday’s high school wrestling: Smith Voke takes down Northampton in first match since splitting program

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

In their first matchup as separate programs, Smith Vocational got the best of Northampton Wednesday night. The Vikings, who before this season were part of a cooperative program with the Blue Devils, won 28-21. Jake Erali had the lone pin for the Smith Voke, while Nye Winston-Corradino earned …

Wednesday’s colleges: Mount Holyoke holds off Smith in basketball

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Mount Holyoke basketball team snapped a 12-game losing streak to Smith College with a 54-52 win Wednesday night in Northampton. Amber Lagare scored a game-high 24 points and had 14 rebounds for the Lyons (6-12, 3-6 NEWMAC), while Kate Karraker added 13 points. Samantha Alakai had 12 …