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Monday’s high school track: Oliver Fox wins three as Frontier beats Mahar, Athol

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Oliver Fox took first place in three events as the Frontier Regional boys track & field team earned a pair of home victories Monday afternoon. The Red Hawks (4-1, 3-1 Intercounty) defeated Mahar 75-70 and Athol 111-33. Fox won the high jump (6 feet), the 100-meter dash (11.6 seconds) and the 400 (53.8). Andrew Lankarge earned victories in the 110 hurdles (17.9) and the 400 hurdles (60.9), while Andy Habel …

Monday’s high school tennis: Amherst girls sweep singles to down East Longmeadow

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Amherst Regional girls tennis team swept singles to beat East Longmeadow, 3-2, at home Monday. Allison McCann and Nya Saunders didn’t drop a game, cruising to 6-0, 6-0 victories at first and second singles, respectively, for the Hurricanes (7-2). Margaret O’Connell won 6-0, 6-1 at third singles. The doubles team faced tough competition as Kailey Tobin and Veronica Suchodolski fell in a …

Monday’s high school lacrosse: Belchertown rebounds with win over Chicopee

Monday, May 4, 2015

Adam Mercer scored the deciding goal and the defense of the Belchertown boys lacrosse team held on as the Orioles edged Chicopee 8-7 at home Monday afternoon. The Orioles (8-2, 6-1 Suburban) rebounded from a loss to the Pacers on Thursday to remain in a first-place tie. Mercer (two goals) scored from Ben Magarian (three goals, two assists) with eight minutes left Monday …

Gazette Alpine Skiing Player for the Year: Allison Zera, Frontier Regional

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Allison Zera, junior, Frontier Regional 2014-15 highlights: Zera was consistent. She placed 11th overall at the PVIAC Individual Alpine Ski Championship, finishing the giant slalom (12th) in 28.94 seconds and the slalom (12th) in 42.6. Zera placed 10th …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts: Larry Preston opens solo show at William Baczek and other art happenings

Thursday, April 30, 2015

At W. Baczek Fine Arts An exhibit of still life paintings by Larry Preston will be on view through June 6 at William Baczek Fine Arts, 36 Main St. in Northampton. An artist’s reception will be held Saturday …

Wednesday’s high school softball: Granby knocks down Sabis

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Emily Sawyer hit a solo home run in the second inning to help lead the Granby softball team to a 6-3 win over Sabis at home Wednesday. Kate Sullivan went 2 for 3 with two runs scored and an RBI double for the Rams (3-5). Kassandra Ortiz went …

Wednesday’s high school baseball: Matt Ackerman, Frontier blank Turners Falls

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Matt Ackerman came within an out of a complete-game shutout as the Frontier Regional baseball team blanked Turners Falls 5-0 Wednesday in South Deerfield. The senior lefty allowed four hits and struck out nine for the Red Hawks (3-5, 1-1 Hampshire West). Bailey Powers and Kade Gewanter each …

Wednesday’s high school lacrosse/volleyball: South Hadley rolls past East Longmeadow

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sam Duda scored six goals with an assist, while Marcus Larrier had five goals for the South Hadley boys lacrosse team in a 16-4 home blowout over East Longmeadow Wednesday. Jason Fernandes (two goals, two assists) and Beau Kass (goal, three assists) each notched four points for the …

Wednesday’s high school tennis/track: Northampton sweeps winless Cathedral

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Northampton girls tennis team didn’t give up a game as it swept Cathedral, 5-0, at home Wednesday. Phoebe Gelbard led the way at No. 1 singles with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Kaitlyn Rosa for the Blue Devils (5-3). Xochitl Calero and Jordan Kuhr powered the doubles …

South Hadley football coach Scott Taylor heads to South Korea for two-day USA Football clinic at Camp Humphreys

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

South Hadley High School football coach Scott Taylor went into coaching because of the role models he had in his childhood. It is how he’s given back for the last 20 years. “Having not been a very good …

Daily Hampshire Gazette Wrestling Player of the Year: Brandon Weyant, Hampshire Regional

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Brandon Weyant Junior, Hampshire Regional 2015 highlights: Weyant went 3-1 at the All-State Tournament to place second at 160 pounds and help lead the Red Raiders to a 16th-place team finish. He finished second in the Division 3 …

Nepali students in Valley band together for support

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Smith College senior Pratistha Bhattarai was having a Skype conversation with her parents in Kathmandu, Nepal, when Saturday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake caused them to flee their home. Bhattarai, 22, stayed glued to her screen for 40 …

Tuesday’s high schools: Lights go out on Amherst Regional, South Hadley boys lacrosse

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

For the second time in four seasons, the South Hadley and Amherst Regional boys lacrosse teams saw a game suspended because of faulty lighting. It happened in the 2012 sectional semifinals at American International College and again Tuesday …