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South Hadley senior forward Emily Florence, left, drives past Smith Academy sophomore defender Madison Zigmont in the first period of their match in South Hadley on Monday.

Monday’s high school recaps: South Hadley field hockey shuts out Smith Academy

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hannah Menard scored twice in the final six minutes of regulation as the South Hadley field hockey team defeated Smith Academy 2-0 at home Monday. Brittany Cote only needed to make two stops for the Tigers (7-3-1) in the shutout. Kayla Miastkowski recorded 20 saves for the Falcons (2-6-1). Northampton 4, Mohawk 0 — Missie Maiewski notched a hat trick …

Frontier volleyball keeps rolling, sweeps Amherst to stay perfect

Monday, September 29, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Becoming a dominant team requires a variety of tools. It could be one dominant player that is unstoppable or a well-balanced team that requires every player to make an impact. The Frontier Regional girls volleyball team is unstoppable because of the latter. The unified Red Hawks displayed their dominance as they swept the Amherst Regional, 3-0, (25-9, 25-20, 25-16) at …

Weekend high schools: Smith Academy shuts out rival Hopkins Academy in girls soccer

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Freshman Hannah Rickert put the game away on a pass from Moira Pitrat with six minutes to play as the Smith Academy girls soccer team blanked Hopkins Academy, 2-0, Saturday in Hadley. Mia Ellis scored in the 19th minute and Brooke Pashek made seven saves for the Falcons (5-3, 2-0 Pioneer South). Jordan Lashway made 11 saves for the Golden Hawks (2-8, 0-3). …

High school notebook: New format changes golfing landscape

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A quick scan of high school golf results over the first few weeks of the season reveals a significant change in how certain matches are scored. This season only the top four scores in stroke play count toward a team’s total. In previous years the best six counted. …

Wednesday’s prep schools: Williston boys water polo team sinks Wilbraham & Monson

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

James Hatch had six goals, while Calvin Frye added five as the Williston Northampton boys water polo team beat Wilbraham & Monson 17-8 in Easthampton Wednesday. David Fitch (South Deerfield) scored once for the Wildcats (2-3) Boys soccer Williston 2, Pomfret 2 — Caleb Parker (Amherst) scored the …

CHART District attorney’s office sponsors prescription drug collection Saturday in Hampshire and Franklin counties

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — As area youths and others addicted to prescription medications increasingly turn to heroin, law enforcement officials say it’s critical for family and friends to get unwanted drugs out of their medicine cabinets. The Northwestern District Attorney’s …

Tuesday’s cross country: Belchertown, Holyoke Catholic girls stay undefeated

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A pair of girls cross country teams swept their meets Tuesday to remain undefeated. Belchertown took the top five overall spots in beating Putnam and Sci-Tech by 15-50 scores. Tatyana Almore placed first on the Orioles’ 2.8-mile course in 20 minutes, 19 seconds as Belchertown moved to 4-0. …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Smith Academy beats Holyoke Catholic for season’s first win

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Smith Academy golf team earned its first win of the season Tuesday afternoon, defeating Holyoke Catholic 201/2-31/2 at Country Club of Greenfield. Medalist Dan Cavanaugh shot a 45 and picked up four points at No. 1. Chris Darragh, Finn O’Connor and Nick Leary also won their individual …

Tuesday’s high schools: Amherst Regional digs 3-0 victory over defending sectional champ Longmeadow

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Amherst Regional girls volleyball team swept defending Western Massachusetts Division 1 champion Longmeadow, 3-0, for an Eastern League win at home on Tuesday. “To pull this out in three was very nice,” coach Kacey Schmitt said. The …

Monday’s high schools: Belchertown spikes Easthampton to stay perfect

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Belchertown girls volleyball team remained perfect by winning its league opener over Easthampton 3-0 at home Monday. The Orioles (6-0, 1-0 Southern) cruised to a home sweep, 27-25, 25-12, 25-18. Tatyana Ryan had 22 assists for Belchertown. Alexis Ryan had three aces, while Jacqueline Johnson won all …

Monday’s high school soccer: Smith Vocational girls earn program’s first victory

Monday, September 22, 2014

Shannon Ryan figured in every goal for the Smith Vocational girls soccer team in the program’s first win, 9-1 over Commerce Monday in Springfield. Ryan scored six times and added three assists for the Vikings (1-3). Gabby Petlock had a hat trick and three assists, while Becka Lewis …

Monday’s high school golf: Nate Patterson fires 1-over 37 to pace Frontier Regional past Sabis

Monday, September 22, 2014

Nate Patterson shot a 1-over-par 37 to lead Frontier Regional to a 23-1 win over Sabis, at Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst on Monday. The Red Hawks (5-0) won 4-0 at five-of-six positions, just missing a shutout. Greenfield 191/2, Smith Academy 41/2 at CC of Greenfield, par …

Weedend high school recaps: Late goal give Hampshire boys soccer win over Blechertown

Sunday, September 21, 2014

With three minutes remaining in the game, Joe Larkin scored to the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team beat Belchertown, 2-1, on Saturday. Kyle Marek earned the assist on the game-winner for the Raiders (2-0-3). Nick O’Hare had 10 stops and was able to hold the Orioles (3-2-2) to …