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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 just one goal, scored by Chris Noga on an assist from Ryan Kearney. Hampshire’s first goal was scored by Bryan Brasil, assisted …

Northampton cross country teams take third, win Crowley Cup at Amherst Invitational

Sunday, September 21, 2014

AMHERST — The gun sounded. The crowd roared. Then they started running — first the athletes, the pack gone in a flash, then the spectators, hoping to catch a glance at the one- or two-mile mark. It was another installment — the 19th — of the Amherst Invitational. Twenty-eight teams competed in the high school cross country 5-kilometer race on the campus of …

Sunderland special Town meeting votes to buy North Main Street property for affordable housing

Saturday, September 20, 2014

SUNDERLAND — The town will purchase a 2.82-acre lot on North Main Street for $265,000, which it plans to use to increase its proportion of affordable housing units for seniors. The purchase was approved by voters at a special Town Meeting Friday night and passed by just 1 percent over the required two-thirds majority. The Select Board made the case for making the …

Friday night football: Last-second win escapes Frontier Regional in season opener

Friday, September 12, 2014

LUDLOW — It came down to the final play Friday: fourth and goal for Frontier Regional, trailing Ludlow by five. Because of penalties, the Red Hawks were on the 26-yard line. Senior quarterback Oliver Fox rolled to his right and lofted a pass to the end zone in …

Friday’s high schools: Frontier Regional spikes Turners Falls

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Frontier Regional girls volleyball swept Turners Falls 3-0 to give newly minted hall of fame coach Sean MacDonald another win Friday. The Red Hawks won 25-11, 25-20, 25-22 to improve to 5-0 on the season. Cassidy Ciesluk had 16 kills and 15 digs, while Rachel Cialek added …

Planned merger of Northampton, Greenfield cooperative banks moves ahead

Friday, September 12, 2014

The planned merger of Greenfield Co-operative Bank and Northampton Cooperative Bank moved a step closer this month, with Northampton Cooperative depositors’ approval of the consolidation plan. It had already been approved by the boards of directors for both banks. According to William Stapleton, Northampton Cooperative Bank president and …

Thursday’s high school golf: Corey Calkins, Brian Bak lead South Hadley past Chicopee

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Corey Calkins shot a career-low 38 on his home course at the Ledges Golf Club to help lead South Hadley over Chicopee, 164-172, on Thursday afternoon. Brian Bak finished with a 1-over-par 37 to earn medalist honors for …

Thursday’s high schools: Frontier Regional girls volleyball team spikes Chicopee Comp

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cassidy Ciesluk had 13 digs, 11 kills and five aces for the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team in a 3-0 road sweep over Chicopee Comp Thursday. The Red Hawks (4-0) remained perfect by game scores of 25-14, 25-22, 25-12. Rachel Cialek also had 11 kills in the win. …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Defending state champ Belchertown picks up first win

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Belchertown boys soccer team finally put a tick in the win column as the defending Division 3 state champions earned a 2-0 win over Westfield on Thursday. Oliver Hopkins and Nick Drost each scored, while Noah Lussier had an assist for the Orioles (1-1-2). Tanner Clark made …

Frontier Regional shuts out Easthampton in boys soccer

Thursday, September 11, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — After battling to a scoreless halftime, the Frontier Regional boys soccer team picked up its first shutout with a 2-0 win over Easthampton at Nonotuck Park on Thursday afternoon. “It was a hard-earned win. Easthampton made us earn it totally,” Frontier coach Dale Totman said. “They …

Wednesday’s high schools: South Hadley field hockey beats Northampton, stays perfect

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Taylor Guertin scored three second-half goals as the South Hadley field hockey beat Northampton 3-1 at home Wednesday. The Tigers (4-0, 3-0 Central) stayed perfect ahead of their Thursday matchup with perennial power Longmeadow in South Hadley. Guertin has seven goals on the season to power South Hadley’s …

Wednesday’s high school soccer: Belchertown, Easthampton get revenge for 2013 postseason losses

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Belchertown and Easthampton girls soccer teams each had Wednesday circled on their schedules, and both made the long wait during the offseason worth it. Both the Orioles and Eagles won on the road to avenge heartbreaking postseason losses from a year ago. Belchertown 2, Pittsfield 1 — …

Wednesday’s high school golf: Brian Bak fires 2-under 33 to lead South Hadley to first win

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Brian Bak shot a 2-under-par 33 to lead the South Hadley golf team to its first win, a narrow 156-158 decision over Cathedral Wednesday at Franconia Golf Course in Springfield. Mike Miele just missed an even-par round with a 36 for the Tigers (1-2). South Hadley 156, Cathedral …