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Gazette Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Alex Laraja, Amherst Regional

Monday, January 26, 2015

FIRST TEAM Joe Afflitto, senior, Smith Academy Billy Aldrich, senior, Belchertown Isamu Bix, senior, Amherst Regional Jamie Blinder, senior, Frontier Regional Bryan Brasil, senior, Hampshire Regional Steve Bruscoe, senior, Smith Academy Brendan Bzdel, senior Hampshire Regional Connor Curtain, junior, Belchertown Evan Delaney, senior, Hopkins Academy Keith Dixon, senior, Amherst Regional Tom Heavren, senior, Holyoke Catholic Jonathan Ingram, junior, Belchertown Zach …

Weekend high schools recaps: Granby, Hampshire girls hoops pick up wins at Coaches vs. Cancer tournament

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Kate Sarnacki filled the stat sheet with 19 points, 10 rebounds and six steals, to lead the Granby girls basketball another win, topping Wahconah 60-51 at the Hoosac Valley Coaches vs. Cancer tournament on Sunday. With the win, the Rams (12-0) matched last season’s opening win-streak at 12 games. Meghan Sullivan scored a team-high 20 points, as well as grabbing seven rebounds, four …

Friday’s high schools: Mitch Ouimette, Hampshire Regional shoot down Easthampton in second half

Friday, January 23, 2015

Mitch Ouimette’s barrage from behind the arc led a game-deciding offensive explosion for the Hampshire Regional boys basketball team Friday night. With the game tied at halftime, the junior guard knocked down five 3-pointers in the second half and finished with 17 points as the Raiders beat rival Easthampton 68-56 in Westhampton. Conor Cronin had 12 points, 12 rebounds, four steals and three …

Tuesday’s high school basketball: Hopkins Academy boys storm past South Hadley

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Hopkins Academy boys basketball team continued its torrid start to the season Tuesday night with perhaps its most impressive win to date. The Division 4 Golden Hawks went on the road to D-2 South Hadley and emerged …

Tuesday’s high school swimming: Easthampton girls beat Agawam for first win

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Easthampton girls swimming team had one goal for Tuesday and that was to play water polo on Wednesday. To achieve the goal, the Eagles had to win their first meet of the season and they did just that. Behind a high school personal-best split of 1 minute, …

Mike Moran: Through the noise, Jay Fortier brought out the best in his players

Monday, January 5, 2015

His voice echoed throughout gymnasiums. Ashley! ... Cara! ... Annie! ... Jen! In loud, straight-to-the-point orders, he got his instructions across; not only to his players, but seemingly to every parent and fan in the stands. He was …

Weekend high school recaps: Hopkins boys win at Jill E. Harrington-Hanzalik Chase Your Dreams Basketball Classic

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Three double-digit scores helped lead Hopkins Academy over Greenfield, 64-39, to open the Jill E. Harrington-Hanzalik Chase Your Dreams Basketball Classic on Saturday at Northampton. Zach Kelly scored a game-high 20 points, while Brett Morrison added 13 and Jon Morrison had 10 in the win for the Golden …

Granby senior Meghan Sullivan joins 1,000-point club

Saturday, January 3, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD ­— For the third consecutive season, Granby has to update its banner of 1,000-point scorers as senior Meghan Sullivan joined the club in a 53-19 win at Frontier Regional on Saturday afternoon. “I’m really kind of …

Friday’s high schools: Mike Grise returns, lifts Easthampton hockey to first win

Saturday, January 3, 2015

In its first game of 2015 Friday night, the Easthampton hockey team showed why it will be a much more dangerous squad in the new year. Mike Grise scored twice with an assist in his season debut as the Eagles earned their first victory, beating Belchertown 3-2 at …

Amherst Regional boys, girls swim past Holyoke Catholic

Friday, January 2, 2015

Five different swimmers won two events apiece for the Amherst Regional swimming teams in home victories over Holyoke Catholic Friday afternoon. In the girls meet, Joslyn Sullivan, Michayla Robertson-Pine and Sadie Logan each took first twice in a …

2014 — Teams To Recognize

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HIGH SCHOOLS Amherst Regional Boys indoor track & field — Won PVIAC and State Division 3 titles. Boys outdoor track & field — Won WMass/CMass Division 1 title. Boys 4x100 track relay — Xavia Perkins, Joseph Tavares, JJ …

2014 — Names To Recognize

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HIGH SCHOOLS Amherst Regional Juliana Brissette — Won 800 at outdoor F&G Division 1 track championship. Kanya Brown ­— Won PVIAC indoor track 55-meter dash. Ciaran Dillion-Davidson — Won WMass swimming 200 and 500 freestyles. C.J. Holt — …

Tuesday’s high school basketball: Hampshire girls complete road trip with win over Nauset

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Hampshire Regional girls basketball team concluded its three-game road trip to the eastern side of the state on Tuesday and got a breakout performance from Nicole Buzzee en route to a 63-36 win at Nauset. Buzzee had a career-high 10 points by halftime and finished with 21 …