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Friday’s high schools: Mitch Ouimette, Hampshire Regional shoot down Easthampton in second half

Friday, January 23, 2015

Mitch Ouimette’s barrage from behind the arc led a game-deciding offensive explosion for the Hampshire Regional boys basketball team Friday night. With the game tied at halftime, the junior guard knocked down five 3-pointers in the second half and finished with 17 points as the Raiders beat rival Easthampton 68-56 in Westhampton. Conor Cronin had 12 points, 12 rebounds, four steals and three blocks for Hampshire (9-3, 7-2 Bi-County). Kyle …

Friday’s high school indoor track: South Hadley takes three against Athol, Greenfield and Hampshire

Friday, January 23, 2015

The South Hadley indoor boys and girls track teams swept Athol, Greenfield and Hampshire Regional Friday night, in a PVIAC meet at Smith College. The girls beat Athol 85-10, Greenfield 89-6 and Hampshire 80-15, while the boys won 60-30, 53-42 and 58-35, respectively. Northampton swept Central as the girls won, 56-35, and the boys finished on top, 69-26. Holyoke Catholic beat Pioneer Regional …

Friday’s high school swimming: South Hadley beat Holyoke Catholic, stays unbeaten in Patriot League

Friday, January 23, 2015

The South Hadley girls swim team kept its perfect league record alive and remained in first place with a 92-52 victory over Holyoke Catholic Friday afternoon at Chicopee Comp. Shannon Mitchell won the 50 free and 100 free for the Tigers (11-1, 6-0 Patriot). Jade Thomas (100 back) and Ellis Hellyar (100 breast) each took first in one event. Kristyn Popowski earned victories …

Tuesday’s colleges: Connor Green scores 1,000th point, lifts Amherst College over Wesleyan

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Connor Green scored his 1,000th career point as Amherst College beat Wesleyan, 69-46, at home Tuesday. Green finished with 17 points and became the 28th Jeff to reach the milestone. Johnny McCarthy (11 rebounds) also scored 17 points. Jayde Dawson added 12 points, while David George had 10 …

Tuesday’s boys basketball: Gateway Regional jumps on Pathfinder, cruises to win

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Peter Kowal paced four double-digit scorers for the Gateway Regional boys basketball team in a 72-46 road victory over Pathfinder Tuesday night. The junior forward poured in a game-high 22 points to lead the Gators (2-5, 2-3 Tri-County). John Haskell had 17 points for Gateway, which scored 30 …

Tuesday’s girls basketball: Easthampton honors late coach Jay Fortier with pregame ceremony

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Eashampton girls basketball team will keep a seat open on its bench for the rest of the season. Before the Eagles tipped off against Monson, the Eagles honored their late coach Jay Fortier with a pregame ceremony. …

Tuesday’s high school swimming: Easthampton sweeps Holyoke Catholic

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Easthampton girls swim team remained perfect in league action by beating Holyoke Catholic 94-68 Tuesday night at Williston Northampton. Sabrina Foster won both the 50 free and the 100 free for the Eagles (3-5, 3-0 Patriot). Kristyn …

Tuesday’s high school alpine skiing: Gateway Regional’s Austin Herman wins season’s first race

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The five-day delay in the start of the alpine skiing season apparently didn’t bother Austin Herman. The Gateway Regional senior earned the overall individual victory in the boys slalom Tuesday afternoon at Berkshire East in Charlemont. Herman posted a time of 32.54 seconds for the Gators, who finished …

Funeral industry veterans open new home where William Ryder once operated in South Hadley

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — The newest business owners in town have careers in the funeral industry that span three generations and bring more than 30 years of experience to the Curran-O’Brien Funeral Home & Cremation Service. West Springfield business …

MassDevelopment issues $17 million tax-exempt bond for group homes, including four in Hampshire County

Monday, January 12, 2015

The state’s finance and development agency has issued a $17 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of a Massachusetts real estate company that is building 20 licensed group homes statewide, including four in Hampshire County. CIL Realty of Massachusetts intends to use the money from the bonds issued by …

South Hadley officials invite residents to get-together at Thirsty Mind

Monday, January 12, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — As part of an effort to improve communication between residents and local officials, the Select Board has launched a series of informal get-togethers at local eateries. The second of a monthly series will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Thirsty Mind …

Brian Abair pleads guilty to fundraising scam after death of Seth Machak of South Hadley

Monday, January 12, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The parents of a 29-year-old South Hadley man who died suddenly in 2013 said they were deeply hurt by a former classmate of their son’s who embezzled $2,000 while raising money in his memory. The family’s …

Check it out: Area health briefs

Monday, January 12, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban dscherban@gazettenet.com KEEPING HEALTH APPOINTMENTS Decreasing the no-show rate at health care centers, in part through group medical appointments, is an approach being tested at Springfield’s Caring Health Center by researchers there and from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University …