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Frontier Regional running back Seth Gewanter, center, pushes through a host of Mohawk defenders for a first down in the third quarter Wednesday night in Deerfield.

Frontier Regional plows Mohawk, 46-6, in pre-Thanksgiving tilt

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Frontier Regional football team made sure to soak in the final accomplishment of an outstanding season. Following the Red Hawks’ 46-6 thrashing of rival Mohawk Regional Wednesday night, the players took turns passing around the trophy and posing for pictures. Frontier (9-2) capped the program’s best season since reaching the Division 3 Super Bowl in 2009. …

Northampton native Hunter Newman signs letter of intent to men’s lacrosse at Bucknell

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hunter Newman went from a potential Division III recruit to Division I prospect seemly overnight. The Northampton native and Suffield Academy senior signed his National Letter of Intent earlier this month to play men’s lacrosse at Division I Bucknell. The Bison finished 9-6 overall, 5-3 in the Patriot League last season. Their season …

Sunderland updates affordable housing plan for first time in eight years

Monday, November 23, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Amid a years-long struggle to increase housing options in town, meet the state’s affordable housing quota and regain some control over proposed housing projects, Sunderland is updating its Housing Production Plan. The plan, developed by the town Housing Committee with the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, seeks to help the town develop more affordable housing and meet a 10-percent affordable housing …

Northampton’s Liam Sullivan places third at state Division 1 cross country championship

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WESTFIELD — Liam Sullivan gave everything he had, and then some. Yet it was a bittersweet day for the Northampton cross country standout. Sullivan fell a bit shy of his goal of becoming the first western Massachusetts runner since 2001 to win the state Division 1 cross country …

Northampton places seventh, Sophia Jacobs-Townsley 10th, Taylor Blow 11th at state cross country meet

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WESTFIELD — A top-10 finish in the state girls Division 1 cross country championship enabled Northampton to leave Stanley Park with a sense of accomplishment. The Blue Devils placed seventh overall, following up on PVIAC and Western Massachusetts team titles over the last month. A strong pack gave …

Frontier volleyball claims 6th straight state title by sweeping Lynnfield

Saturday, November 21, 2015

FITCHBURGH — Emily Woodward knew exactly who to set to clinch a state title for the Frontier Regional volleyball team. The Red Hawks’ senior setter passed it left to Rachel Cialek, who buried her 19th kill of the …

Heading outdoors

Friday, September 4, 2015

 Pioneer Valley Women’s Running Club — Weekly runs for women of all ages and abilities Saturdays, 8 a.m., Forest Park, Springfield. pvwrc.org  Boreal Spruce-Fir Forest Late Fall Hike — Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Notchview Reservation, Route 9, Windsor. 532-1631 or pvregion@ttor.org to register.  Trees and Forest …

Area school lunch menus

Friday, November 20, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, oven baked fries, romaine salad with tomato, veggie dippers, applesauce, banana TUESDAY: Chicken fajita, brown rice, romaine with tomato, carrot sticks, black beans, peach cup, orange Belchertown MONDAY: HS: BBQ rib sandwich, oven fries or sweet and sour chicken, fried rice, carrots, broccoli, applesauce; …

Deerfield residents petition to keep South County EMS regional ambulance service in town

Thursday, November 19, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Some Deerfield residents want the South County EMS regional ambulance service to remain in town rather than moving to Whately. Deerfield resident Sharyn Paciorek used the public comment portion of Wednesday night’s Select Board meeting to present a petition signed by about 200 residents asking …

Frontier Regional spikes Case in five, reaches sixth straight state final

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

NORTHBOROUGH — They want six, pure and simple. Frontier Regional battled back from a pair of one-set deficits and survived a nail-biter of a fifth set to post a 20-25, 25-15, 14-25, 25-18, 16-14 victory over Joseph Case …

Greatest postseason soccer run in Frontier history ends in state semifinals

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BOLTON — A diving header ended the greatest boys soccer season in Frontier Regional history. Douglas’ Zach Ells connected with a cross from Michael Tourony in midair 30 seconds into the second overtime of a Division 3 state …

Frontier field hockey drops another heartbreaking state semifinal to Auburn

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

GRAFTON — Late, heartbreaking goals follow the Frontier Regional field hockey team in the Division 2 state semifinals. Auburn’s Kileigh Hynes delivered a winner 8 minutes into overtime to give the Rockets their second consecutive 1-0 win over …

Frontier celebrated, now it prepares for Douglas in state Division 3 boys soccer semifinal

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Preparation for Wednesday’s Division 3 state semifinal didn’t start immediately after the Frontier Regional’s boys soccer team won the sectional title Saturday. The Red Hawks celebrated their historic victory that night and Sunday before returning to the practice pitch. “I told them to take Sunday, take another day …