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Frontier Regional goalie Dylan Husted has been named the Daily Hampshire Gazette Boys Soccer Player of the Year.

Gazette Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Dylan Husted, Frontier Regional

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOYS SOCCER GAZETTE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Dylan Husted, senior, Frontier Regional Season highlights: Made 78 saves and posted 10 shutouts for the Red Hawks, who finished 15-4-2 and 7-0-1 in the Schmid. Made two saves in the penalty shootout that decided the Western Massachusetts Division 3 title against Palmer. Frontier won the first sectional soccer title of either gender in Franklin County history. Husted allowed one goal in three sectional tournament games. Coordinated the Red Hawks’ defense that found its stride during its tournament run. Husted on the season: “Going into the tournament we found out the seeding at practice ... (Coach) Dale (Totman) …

Gazette Girls Volleyball Player of the Year: Remi Quesnelle, Frontier Regional

Sunday, February 7, 2016

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Player of the Year Remi Quesnelle, senior, Frontier Regional Season highlights: Quesnelle led Frontier with 306 kills, 265 digs and 98 aces while playing in all six rotations. The Red Hawks won their sixth Division 3 state championship and 11th Western Massachusetts championship in a row. Quesnelle had a season-high 25 …

Friday’s high school basketball: Mary Whalen’s putback seals win for Smith Academy

Friday, February 5, 2016

Sophomore Mary Whalen pulled down her 10th rebound on the offensive end and scored the game-winner with 12.1 seconds left as the Smith Academy girls basketball team beat Pioneer Regional, 48-46, Friday in Hatfield. to go to put the Falcons ahead of Pioneer Valley (6-10) for good. Whalen finished with seven points for the Falcons (7-9, 2-4 Franklin South). Senior Ashley Higgins had …

Health events: Support groups and resources

Monday, January 25, 2016

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ GRIEF EMPTY ARMS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT — A circle of support for families grieving the loss of a baby during pregnancy, at birth, or in the early days or months of life meets the fourth Wednesday of each month …

Area business briefs

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Herrell’s to hold Whole Children fundraiser NORTHAMPTON — Herrell’s Ice Cream will sponsor its second annual “Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day” to benefit Whole Children from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 6. The event will include a …

Weekend high schools: Hampshire Regional behind Katy O’Connor punches postseason ticket

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Hampshire Regional girls basketball team qualified for the postseason with a 62-48 victory over Monument Mountain, Saturday in the Coaches vs. Cancer Showcase at Hoosac Valley in Cheshire. Katy O’Connor had 35 points and 19 rebounds to power the win. Chelsea Moussette added 16 points, 10 rebounds, …

Weekend colleges: Amherst women’s basketball extends LeFrak win streak to 118

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Jaimie Renner had a game-high 15 points as the third-ranked Amherst College women’s basketball team stayed unbeaten with a 62-37 victory over Colby Saturday. It was the 118th straight victory for the Lord Jeffs (18-0, 5-0 NESCAC) at LeFrak Gymnasium. Ali Doswell added 14 points, while Hannah Hackley …

Police search Connecticut River for missing Chicopee woman

Saturday, January 23, 2016

SOUTH HADLEY — Police searched the Connecticut River near South Hadley Saturday, looking for a Chicopee woman who went missing earlier this week. Mike Wilk, Chicopee Police Department spokesman, said Sunday that the river search did not yield new information regarding the disappearance of Brianna Cuoco, 18. “We …

Friday’s high school swimming: Easthampton and South Hadley split dual

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Easthampton and South Hadley split a swimming dual Friday in Easthampton. The Eagles girls team prevailed 100-75, while the Tigers boys team won 70-64. Sabrina Foster won the 50-yard freestyle (27.04 seconds) and 100 freestyle (57.86) for Easthampton (4-5, 4-0 Patriot). Eilis Hellyar prevailed in the 200 individual …

Friday’s high schools: Amherst basketball wins second straight game behind big nights from Devonte’ McCall and Meikkel Murray

Friday, January 22, 2016

The back and forth ended for the Amherst Regional boys basketball team Friday. The Hurricanes won a second consecutive game by beating Holyoke, 67-50, at home after alternating wins and losses through their first eight games. Double-doubles from key players lifted Amherst (6-4). Devonte’ McCall led the way …

Friday’s colleges: Amherst women’s basketball team extends home win streak to 117 games

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Amherst College women’s basketball team extended its home win streak to 117 games with its 78-48 rout of Bowdoin, Friday. Ali Doswell had 19 points, while Marley Giddins added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the third-ranked Lord Jeffs (17-0, 4-0 NESCAC). Hannah Hackley and Cheyenne Pritchard …

South Hadley girls indoor track goes undefeated, wins Valley North

Friday, January 22, 2016

NORTHAMPTON — The South Hadley girls indoor track & field team capped off its PVIAC regular season and finished undefeated with strong wins against Ludlow and Mohawk Trail at Smith College on Friday night. The Tigers beat Ludlow, 76-18, and Mohawk, 68-27, to clinch the Valley North championship. …

Valley Views

Friday, January 22, 2016

Reflections Rail Trail, Station Road, South Amherst Photograph and text by Anne E. Ely, South Hadley On one of my recent walks along the rail trail off of Station Road in South Amherst, some dead vegetation in the …