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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 …

Area School Lunch Menus

Friday, November 13, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Mozzarella sticks, baked potato wedges, carrot sticks, spinach and tomato salad, orange TUESDAY: Pasta with chicken meatballs, green beans, garden salad, apple, pineapple cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Roast turkey and gravy, peas, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, spinach salad, apple cobbler, Bartlett pear THURSDAY: Hamburger, sweet potato …

What2Watch4: Week 10 football previews

Friday, November 13, 2015

Northampton at Putnam Friday, 7 The Blue Devils (4-5) will look to snap a two-game losing streak when they face the Beavers (3-6) out of the AA Conference. Putnam has dropped five straight. Hamp will look to contain …

WMass girls volleyball: Frontier Regional sweeps Ware, gets shot at 11th straight title

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — If it’s mid November, that means Frontier Regional is usually preparing for a trip to Holyoke. The top-seeded Red Hawks earned their 12th straight trip to the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Girls Volleyball championship Wednesday night with a 25-16, 25-17, 25-9 semifinal win over fourth-seeded …

WMass field hockey: Frontier repeats as champions behind Jordyn Roberts’ 2 goals

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Penalty corners tripped up the Frontier Regional field hockey team all season. The Red Hawks simply struggled to score from them even in reaching Wednesday’s Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament championship at Clark Field. Since …

Sunderland ceremony celebrates contributions made by veterans

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

SUNDERLAND — What’s it like to be in the military? “Awesome,” replied Staff Sgt. Kristofer Rivers, a Marine, when the question was posed to him Tuesday morning by a second-grade student at Sunderland Elementary School. “It’s a lot …

WMass boys soccer: Frontier shocks 4-time defending champ Belchertown in the semifinals

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Chicopee — An early Frontier Regional counterattack knocked the crown off the Belchertown boys soccer team’s head. Red Hawks senior Connor Hamilton finished a ball from Andy Habel with 7 minutes, 4 seconds remaining in the first half …

WMass girls volleyball: Frontier not troubled by Sabis in D3 quarterfinals

Monday, November 9, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The drive toward the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team’s potential 11th straight sectional title and possible sixth state championship in a row began at the service line Monday. Many points in the top-seeded Red Hawks’ …

Business briefs

Monday, November 9, 2015

BankESB partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters EASTHAMPTON — BankESB will hold an information session at 241 Northampton St. at 5 p.m. Nov. 18 for people who want to learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters. The agency …

WMass girls soccer: Granby, Gateway advance to semifinals; 4 local teams knocked out in quarters

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Granby girls soccer team walked off its home field for the final time Sunday with its unbeaten record still intact after a 4-0 victory over Athol in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament quarterfinals. Summer Molin scored twice, while the top-seeded Rams (17-0-2) were the beneficiaries of …

Weekend prep schools: Williston football rolls on senior night

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Ian Ostberg threw four touchdown passes and ran for another in the first half alone as the Williston Northampton football team romped over Pomfret 48-16 on senior night Saturday in Easthampton. The junior signal caller from Florence tossed scores of 51 and 39 yards to Michael Dereus, then …