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Nina Wolff Landau,of Amherst,  runs to catch  the Frisbee   during the Ultimate final game which Amherst won against Watchung Hills.

Amherst girls storm back to win 24th Amherst Ultimate Invitational

Sunday, May 3, 2015

AMHERST — For the ninth consecutive year, the Amherst Regional girls ultimate team won the Amherst Invitational with a 15-8 win over Watchung Hills of New Jersey. The Hurricanes had an early lead against Watchung Hills, only to see it dissipate into a 5-5 tie. But Amherst refocused and secured the victory in the Sunday afternoon at Amherst High School. …

Weekend prep schools: Undefeated Gabby Thomas leads Williston girls track & field

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Gabby Thomas continued her season-long unbeaten streak in three events as the Williston Northampton girls track & field team defeated Westminster 85-59 Saturday at Simsbury, Connecticut. Thomas, a Northampton resident and Harvard commit, won the 100-meter dash, the 200 and the high jump for the Wildcats. Rachel Rockwell took first in both the 100 hurdles and javelin. Boys track & field Westminster 96, …

Weekend high schools: Hampshire softball hands Turners Falls first loss

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Alexis Ferris struck out 12 and walked none in a complete-game four-hit shutout as the Hampshire Regional softball team edged Turners Falls 1-0 Saturday afternoon in Westhampton. Marissa McCarthy drove in Katy O’Connor with the game’s lone run in the second. They each went 2 for 2, while Danielle McGan and Chelsea Moussette added a hit apiece for Hampshire (8-2). Palmer 16, Smith …

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 …

Tuesday’s high school tennis/track: Belchertown girls net sweep of Agawam, near tourney berth

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Belchertown girls tennis team moved within a victory of qualifying for the postseason with a 5-0 sweep of Agawam, Tuesday in Belchertown. Meghan Bernard (first), Julia Tan (second) and Jordyn Paul (third) combined to drop five games in singles play. Maddie Hamparian and Kristen Pietras (first), and …

Tuesday’s high school baseball/softball: Jamie Carey, Amherst Regional hold off Longmeadow

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Jamie Carey got the better of a pitchers’ duel as the Amherst Regional baseball team edged Longmeadow, 2-1, Tuesday. Anyone who showed up late to the game in Longmeadow missed all the scoring as all three runs came in the first inning. Amherst’s first two batters reached and …

Area police news

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Amherst ∎ Craig Cilley, 30, of 422 Belchertown Road, was arrested at 9:40 p.m. Monday at his home on a probation violation in Hampden County. Belchertown ∎ Jason Ejsmont, 27, of Claremont, New Hampshire, was arrested at 12:09 p.m. April 21 at Eastern Hampshire District Court on a …

Monday’s high school lacrosse: Belchertown rallies to beat Wahconah

Monday, April 27, 2015

Emma Jopson scored five goals and Tiffany Anderson had a hat trick as the Belchertown girls lacrosse team rallied for a 10-7 victory at Wahconah Monday night. Abby Robinson (assist) and Kat Lowe each added a tally for Belchertown, which trailed 5-3 at the half. Kate Bowers and …

Monday’s high school softball: Emilie Baldwin, Northampton go extra to beat East Longmeadow

Monday, April 27, 2015

Emilie Baldwin scored the game-winning run as Northampton beat East Longmeadow, 5-2 in eight innings, on the road Monday. Baldwin finished 3 for 4, while Zoe Driscoll-Sbar (two runs) and Rachel Sheehan (run, RBI) each had two hits for the Blue Devils (2-3, 1-2 Valley Wheel). Lily Glading-DiLorenzo, …

Monday’s high school baseball: Easthampton slugs Athol, stays perfect

Monday, April 27, 2015

Shy Torres drove in four runs on a pair of hits, while Anthony Redfern had three hits, two runs scored and an RBI to lead the Easthampton baseball team to a 14-2 road victory over Athol Monday afternoon. Hunter Leveille added two hits, two runs and an RBI …

Monday’s high school track: Aidan Gilson, Northampton run past Ludlow

Monday, April 27, 2015

Aidan Gilson and the Northampton boys track & field team ran past Ludlow, 88-56, Monday in Ludlow. Gilson won the mile in 4 minutes, 24.4 seconds and the triple jump in 40 feet, 10 inches. Gilson teamed with Abe Herzog-Arbeitman, Ben Hill and Tim Foldy-Porto to win the …