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Refrigerator explosion damages South Hadley home; no injuries reported

Saturday, October 10, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — No injuries were reported after a refrigerator exploded inside a Memorial Drive home Saturday morning, blowing out windows and causing structural damage. The cause of the blast is under investigation. District 1 Fire Capt. James Pula said a 911 call came in at 8:04 a.m. about smoke alarms going off and a possible explosion at the 2081 Memorial Drive home. The appliance was destroyed, Pula said. A …

South Hadley’s Griffin Fitzell runs for 361 yards, scores five TDs in 47-24 win over Northampton

Friday, October 9, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — It wasn’t a shock to hear Griffin Fitzell say he’d never before had a game like Friday night. But the South Hadley football team’s offense performed at such a high level of efficiency as to make Fitzell’s career night a possibility. The senior wingback ran for 361 yards on 11 …

Friday’s high schools: Granby pulls away from South Hadley in girls soccer match

Friday, October 9, 2015

The Granby girls soccer team exploded in the second half and stayed unbeaten with a 4-2 win over South Hadley, Friday in Granby. The Rams (10-0, 4-0 Pioneer North) scored three second-half goals to pull away from a 1-1 halftime draw. Erin Mikalchus had three goals and one assist to power the Granby side. Kate Sarnacki had one goal, while Trystin Burger, Alicia …

Alcohol referrals top list as colleges release crime statistics for 2014

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

AMHERST — Alcohol arrests were up at the University of Massachusetts Amherst while reported rapes were down in 2014. At Mount Holyoke College, burglaries outpaced drug or alcohol referrals. And Hampshire College had its first year without a …

Tuesday’s colleges: Smith College field hockey ends drought vs Mount Holyoke

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Mariah Ollive delivered the Smith College field hockey team’s first win over Mount Holyoke since 2003 on Tuesday. Ollive tapped in a cross from Elsie Odhiambo in the 46th minute for the victory in Northampton. Sarah LaQuerre opened the scoring for Mount Holyoke (5-5, 1-2 NEWMAC) in the …

Tuesday’s high school soccer: Lexi Turgeon saves a point for Hampshire Regional

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Lexi Turgeon snatched a point away from defeat with three seconds remaining Tuesday. The Hampshire Regional junior scored 39 minutes, 57 seconds into the second half of a 3-3 girls soccer tie with Central in Springfield. The Raiders scored three of the five second-half goals, including two in …

Tuesday’s high school field hockey/girls volleyball: Northampton, Frontier qualify for postseason

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Megan McCarthy scored three goals as the Northampton field hockey team qualified for the postseason with a 4-1 victory over Smith Academy in Northampton Tuesday. McCarthy has 13 goals on the season to lead the Blue Devils (8-1-1). Ursa Heidinger scored unassisted, while Hazel Ethier and junior varsity …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Smith Academy beats Sabis, qualifies for postseason

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

After a rare miss last season, the Smith Academy golf team clinched a return trip to the sectional tournament with an 181/2- 51/2 win over Sabis at the Country Club of Greenfield Tuesday. No. 1 player Jake Wilson earned medalist honors by shooting a 43. Cam Haley, Justyn …

Tuesday’s high school girls cross country: Hampshire Regional stays perfect

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ally Roessling and the Hampshire Regional girls cross country team are rolling into their showdown with undefeated Northampton next week. Roessling placed first overall for the fourth time this season when she finished the Raiders’ 2.92-mile Westhampton course …

Tuesday’s high school boys cross country: Frontier Regional beats Granby, stays unbeaten

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Carsten Carey was just a few seconds behind in second place as the Frontier Regional boys cross country team stayed unbeaten with a 15-47 win over Granby at Dufresne Park’s 3.1-mile course on Tuesday. Carey finished in 19 …

Monday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy wins Bi-County East championship

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Hopkins Academy golf team clinched its third straight Bi-County East title Monday afternoon by beating Mahar 191/2-41/2 at Ellinwood Country Club in Athol. Spencer Butterfield shot a match-best 40 to lead the Golden Hawks (13-0, 10-0). Butterfield, Jack Ter Doest, Justin Butterfield and Liam Higgins each swept …

Monday’s high school soccer: Granby girls, Belchertown boys qualify for postseason

Monday, October 5, 2015

Of pair of local soccer teams punched their tickets to the postseason Monday. Summer Molin scored three times as the Granby girls beat Athol, 6-1, and qualified for the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament. Ryan Kearney tallied the lone goal in Belchertown’s 1-0 boys win over Longmeadow, ensuring …

High school girls volleyball/field hockey: Amherst Regional pushes Frontier to five sets, but state champs hold on

Monday, October 5, 2015

Amherst Regional backed the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team into a corner. Rachel Cialek and Remi Quesnelle came out swinging for the five-time defending state champions. The Red Hawks trailed 2-0 on Monday in Amherst before ripping off three consecutive set wins to prevail 3-2 (20-25, 22-25, 25-13, …