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Deerfield eyes unnamed building for regional ambulance service, surprising Whately officials

Friday, October 9, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A second possible home for the three-town South County ambulance service has emerged — much to the surprise of Whately officials. The Deerfield Select Board met Wednesday night in executive session with members of the South County EMS Board of Oversight to discuss a second option for the ambulance base. Town Administrator Kayce Warren said a closed-door meeting was necessary if the possibility of purchasing a property …

What to Watch for: Week 5 high school football previews

Friday, October 9, 2015

Northampton at South Hadley Friday, 7 Both teams are coming off blowout wins last week and are fighting for position in the Suburban League. Joe Allard leads the Tigers (2-2, 1-1 Suburban) with seven passing touchdowns, while Nik Smith, Elijah Davis and Syrus Carey scored multiple rushing touchdowns last week for the Blue …

Thursday’s high school girls volleyball/field hockey: Belchertown prevails in battle of unbeatens

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Two unbeaten girls volleyball teams entered Ware High School on Thursday night. Belchertown left with a 3-1 (25-17, 13-25, 25-11, 26-24) victory in non-league action. The Orioles (11-0) lost a set for just the fourth time this season, but responded with a dominant 25-11 third-set win before outlasting the Indians (11-1) in the fourth set. Cara McKenzie led Belchertown (11-0) with 12 kills, …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy stays perfect

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Hopkins Academy golf team continued to dominate in keeping its perfect record alive with a 211/2-11/2 victory over Pathfinder Tuesday at Mill Valley Country Club in Belchertown. Caleb Farnham earned medalist honors by shooting a 37 for the Golden Hawks (11-0, 8-0 Bi-County East). Teammates Jack Ter …

Tuesday’s high school boys cross country: Andrew Hutchinson breaks tie as Granby beats Mahar

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Granby boys cross country team needed an extra runner to beat Mahar on Tuesday. Andrew Hutchinson finished 10th overall in 22 minutes, 1 second and broke a tie as the Rams beat the Senators, 38-41, in Orange. The meet was tied 28-28 after five runners finished for …

Smiarowski Farm Stand and Creamery in Sunderland sponsors Potatofest

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

SUNDERLAND — The town of Sunderland, with its fertile soil on the banks of the Connecticut River, has been a prime location for growing potatoes in the Pioneer Valley and Saturday the Smiarowski Farm Stand and Creamery plans to celebrate that agricultural heritage with its first Potatofest. The …

Monday’s high school soccer: Smith Academy girls coach Matt McCloghry wins No. 100

Monday, September 28, 2015

At roughly the midway point of his eighth season as Smith Academy girls soccer coach, Matt McCloghry celebrated the century milestone Monday. The Falcons shut out Mohawk 3-0 in Hatfield for McCloghry’s 100th win at the school. His overall record is now 100-32-13. “I’m really proud of all …

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

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Belchertown girls volleyball ball team kept its unbeaten streak going on the road by beating Easthampton 3-1 in each team’s league opener Monday. The game scores were 25-17, 23-25, 25-15, 25-18. Audra Hale had three kills and …

Monday’s high school golf: Granby rallies to chip Pathfinder

Monday, September 28, 2015

The bottom four players for the Granby golf team scored 15 of a possible 16 points in leading the Rams to a 16-8 victory over Pathfinder Monday at Cold Spring Country Club in Belchertown. Tyler Sullivan, Maddie Humphrey and Jack White each swept their individual matches, while EJ …

Weekend high schools: Northampton field hockey shuts out Amherst Regional

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Megan McCarthy and Georgie Lellman each scored as the Northampton field hockey team shut out Amherst Regional, 2-0, Saturday in Amherst. Kiana Matakanski and Ursa Heidinger each had one assist, while Danielle Parent was unchallenged in goal for the Blue Devils (5-1-1). Katherine Cornell made 25 saves for …

Frontier outmuscles Turners Falls, 20-14 in overtime

Saturday, September 26, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Seth Gewanter’s game-winning touchdown in overtime on Saturday will go down as a 1-yard run, but there was very little running involved. Rather, the Frontier Regional junior took the handoff from quarterback Nolan Muzyka, got behind his offensive line and together as a group, the …

Friday’s high schools: Jordyn Roberts, Frontier Regional field hockey pull away from Southwick

Friday, September 25, 2015

Jordyn Roberts had a hand in both goals as the Frontier Regional field hockey team shut out Southwick, 2-0, on the road Friday. Tied at halftime, the Red Hawks (5-1) pulled away thanks to Roberts. Mackenzie Patterson scored off a Roberts assist, while Camille Alli assisted Roberts’ goal. …

Friday’s high school boys soccer: Harry George nets winner as Hampshire nips Frontier, 1-0

Friday, September 25, 2015

Harry George scored the game-winning goal with an assist by Anthony Nardi as the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team beat Frontier Regional, 1-0, in Westhampton on Friday. The Raiders (3-2-1) defense played well as Nick O’Hare earned the clean sheet with four saves. Dylan Husted finished with eight …