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Weekend prep schools: Ostberg, Williston football earns first win

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Ian Ostberg of Florence threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in guiding the Williston Northampton football team to a 38-7 win over Rye Country Day Saturday in Easthampton. Ostberg completed 24 of 39 passes for 311 yards. He also opened the scoring by kicking a 28-yard field goal for the Wildcats (1-1). Mike Dereus was on the receiving end of all three TD passes. He finished with nine …

Weekend high schools: Amherst girls volleyball tops Greylock

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Teya Nolan had 24 assists, 10 digs, eight aces and three blocks for the Amherst Regional girls volleyball team in a 3-1 independent home victory over Mount Greylock Saturday. Claire Basler-Chang had 24 digs, eight kills and five aces for the Hurricanes (6-4). Megan Rice posted 11 kills and 10 digs, while Jen Joy added 11 aces and six blocks. Girls soccer Smith …

Mahar storms back to beat Frontier Regional, 27-20

Friday, October 2, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Frontier Regional appeared comfortably on its way to a fourth straight victory and looking like the beast of the Intercounty League. But Mahar had something to say about that. Mahar overcome a 20-point deficit and rallied for a wild, 27-20 victory over Frontier Friday night. The Senators pulled a page from the Red Hawks’ playbook and won the game on …

Wednesday’s high schools: Smith Vocational girls soccer nets win over Commerce

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A.J. Mitchell scored five goals as the Smith Vocational girls soccer team beat Commerce, 10-0, Wednesday in Springfield. Tasha Ding added two tallies, while Maddison Atkinson, Shannon Ryan and Gabby Petlock each had one for the Vikings (4-1-1, …

Tuesday’s high school boys cross country: Frontier Regional stays unbeaten

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Frontier Regional boys cross country team placed its five scoring runners in the first 11 and remained unbeaten with three victories at a quad meet at Mahar Regional in Orange Tuesday. Alex Smart (second, 17 minutes) was the top finisher for the Red Hawks (5-0, 4-0 Pioneer …

Tuesday’s high school soccer/field hockey: Ariana Sheehan’s hat trick sparks Smith Academy

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Ariana Sheehan scored a hat trick Tuesday afternoon to lead the Smith Academy girls soccer team to a 5-0 home victory over Ware. Maggie Hession and Moira Pitrat had the other goals for the Falcons (4-1-1, 2-0 Pioneer …

Tuesday’s high school girls cross country: Jullian Paterwic leads Belchertown sweep of Holyoke

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Jillian Paterwic finished first overall to pace the Belchertown girls cross country team to a 15-50 win over Holyoke at Foley Field. The junior completed the 2.8-mile course in 21 minutes, 46 seconds. The Orioles (1-1, 1-1 Valley South) swept the top five spots as Brenna Skaza, Marissa …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Smith Academy rolls past Ware

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The resurgent Smith Academy golf team needed only five outings to match its win total of a season ago. The Falcons defeated Ware 171/2-61/2 Tuesday afternoon at Greenfield Country Club to achieve that feat. No. 1 player Jake Wilson shot a match-best 39 for the Falcons (4-1, 3-1 …

Monday’s high school soccer: Easthampton shuts out Mohawk for first win

Monday, September 21, 2015

Maddie Grabowski scored a pair of goals to help the Easthampton girls soccer team earn its first win of the season Monday. The Eagles travelled to Buckland and emerged with a 3-0 victory over Mohawk Regional. Brenna Mottor also had two points with a goal and an assist. …

Monday’s high school golf: Frontier Regional drives past McCann, stays perfect

Monday, September 21, 2015

Alex Smiarowski fired a 2-over-par 36 to earn medalist honors and lead the perfect Frontier Regional golf team to an 18-6 victory over McCann Tech Monday at Forest Park Country Club in Adams. Smiarowski, Nate Patterson and Ben Tillona each won their individual matches 4-0 for the Red …

Monday’s high school volleyball/field hockey: Teya Nolan, Amherst Regional spike Ludlow

Monday, September 21, 2015

Teya Nolan had a career-high 32 assists as the Amherst Regional girls volleyball team beat Ludlow, 3-1, Monday no the road. Nolan also added nine digs for Hurricanes (3-1), who won 25-19, 24-26, 25-17, 25-11. Claire Basker-Chang added 18 digs, 11 kills and four aces, while Amy Lynch …

The Kitchen Garden farm in Sunderland puts its peppers into spicy sriracha sauce

Monday, September 21, 2015

SUNDERLAND — It seems that sriracha sauce is everywhere these days. The bright red chili sauce in the green-capped bottle, with its iconic rooster emblazoned on the front, has been popping up as a table condiment in lunch …

Weekend high schools: Northampton boys soccer enters win column

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Jack Denhart scored a hat trick as the Northampton boys soccer team earned its first win of the season Saturday by blanking Holyoke 4-0 at home. Leon Moore added a tally, while Jon Brodeur turned aside eight shots for the Blue Devils (1-1-2, 1-0 Moriarty). Pittsfield 2, Amherst …