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South Hadley stomps short-handed, Super Bowl-bound Chicopee Comp, 56-14

Thursday, November 26, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — The opponent for the South Hadley football team Thursday wasn’t the same Chicopee Comp team the Tigers had already faced twice this season. But that fact didn’t take away from the satisfaction of a strong season-ending performance as the Tigers blasted the Colts, 56-14, to snap a three-game Thanksgiving losing streak to their rivals. “We knew they weren’t going to play their guys, but it’s always nice …

Shoplifter flees after stealing T-shirt from Northampton Wal-Mart — and other area police news

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Northampton • Justin L. Wentworth, 36, of 639 Riverside Drive in Florence, was arrested at a Florence Road residence at 8:17 a.m. Thursday on charges of breaking and entering in the daytime to commit a felony and trespassing. • Reinerio A. Torres, 40, of Worcester, was arrested on King Street at 7:49 p.m. Wednesday on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor …

Tuesday’s colleges: Amherst women’s basketball rolls past Wesleyan

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ali Doswell scored 17 points as the fourth-ranked Amherst College women’s basketball team made quick work of Wesleyan Tuesday, winning 71-30 at LeFrak Gymnasium. Meghan Sulivan (Granby) added nine points, while Meredith Doswell and Jackie Nagle each had eight for the Lord Jeffs (3-0). Westfield State 87, Mount Holyoke 25 — Forbasaw Nkamebo (Amherst) had 17 points, five steals and three rebounds as …

WMass girls volleyball: Frontier assumes familiar No. 1 seed

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Frontier Regional girls volleyball coach Sean MacDonald will have to do some heavy scouting in preparation for the postseason, at least in looking ahead to the first couple matches. The Red Hawks received the top seed Tuesday for …

WMass girls soccer: Undefeated Granby lands top seed in Division 3

Monday, November 2, 2015

The Granby girls soccer team took the time Monday to celebrate its regular-season accomplishments: an undefeated record and the top seed for the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament. But for a program that’s played in five sectional finals …

WMass field hockey: Defending champ Frontier No. 1 in Division 2; Northampton No. 2 in Division 1

Monday, November 2, 2015

Defending champion Frontier Regional has one more team to worry about this year. A year after winning a three-team Western Massachusetts Division 2 Field Hockey Tournament, the field expanded to four teams, with the Red Hawks (16-2-0) landing the top seed, followed by No. 2 Greenfield (8-7-3), No. …

WMass boys soccer: Belchertown holds No. 1 seed looking for 5th straight title

Monday, November 2, 2015

No member of the Belchertown boys soccer team knows what it feels like to lose a sectional tournament game. The Orioles will chase their fifth consecutive Western Massachusetts Division 3 title as the No. 1 seed after the …

Weekend colleges: Amherst College stays perfect; UMass men’s hockey iced in Capital City Classic final

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Tied early, the Amherst College football team scored in just about every way as it stayed unbeaten with a 32-7 victory over Tufts, Saturday in Somerville. The Lord Jeffs (6-0) used three rushing touchdowns, a defensive touchdown, a field goal and a safety to pull away from the …

South Hadley, Frontier Regional, Northampton earn spots in WMass football tournament

Sunday, November 1, 2015

South Hadley football coach Scott Taylor called it. He said after the team’s regular-season finale, a 51-0 win over Amherst Regional on Friday, that the Tigers would definitely make the playoffs and likely host Chicopee Comp in the …

Liam Sullivan, Northampton rule PVIAC boys cross country championships

Saturday, October 31, 2015

WESTFIELD — Liam Sullivan could not quite catch his cousin, Aidan Gilson, in last year’s boys PVIAC cross country championship race. He knew that hard work added to his experience could push him over the top this year. …

Taylor Blow, Hampshire Regional leave mark on PVIAC girls cross country championship; Northampton repeats

Saturday, October 31, 2015

WESTFIELD — In a race dominated by Division 2 runners, Hampshire Regional’s Taylor Blow stood a cut above the rest. Blow was the individual winner Saturday in the PVIAC cross country championships at Stanley Park. Her time of …

Lawyer's letters allege workplace intimidation at South Hadley Electric Light Department

Saturday, October 31, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — Worcester attorney Andrew Gambaccini in June 2014 wrote a letter to each of the three commissioners of the South Hadley Electric Light Department in which he detailed a pattern of workplace intimidation and violence lasting …

Friday’s high schools: Granby outlasts Gateway Regional in battle of unbeaten girls soccer squads

Friday, October 30, 2015

In a battle of unbeaten girls soccer teams, Division 3 outlasted Division 4. Alicia Frappier scored the go-ahead goal in the second half as Granby beat Gateway Regional, 2-1, in Huntington in both teams’ regular-season finale. Nora Young also scored for the Rams (16-0-2), with the helper from …