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Wednesday’s high school recaps: Northampton softball bats come alive in win over Longmeadow

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

After scoring 10 runs over the first three games of the season, the Northampton softball team nearly doubled that output Wednesday afternoon in an 18-11 victory at Longmeadow. Emilie Baldwin led the Blue Devils (1-3, 1-0 Valley Wheel) with four hits, four runs scored and five RBIs. Rachel Sheehan added three hits, three runs and four RBIs. Maya Kerstetter (triple, … 0

Wednesday’s high school tennis: Doubles powers Amherst Regional past Belchertown

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The doubles duos for the Amherst Regional boys tennis team carried the Hurricanes to a 3-2 home victory over Belchertown Wednesday afternoon. Danny St. John and Dan Siegelman won at No. 1 doubles by a score of 6-2, 6-2, while the No. 2 team of Humza Awaisi and Calvin Lin earned a 6-2, 6-4 decision for the ’Canes (3-3). Amherst’s Andy Zyskowski won … 0

Local Sports Briefs: road races, charity tournaments, youth programs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chief Skroski Wiffle Ball Tournament The second annual Chief John F. Skroski Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held May 10 at 9 a.m. at 128 Christian Lane in Whately. The 3-on-3 tournament is for ages 13 and over. Fee is $15 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Chief John F. Skroski Scholarship Fund, which goes to a graduating student at Hampshire Regional … 0

Smith Vocational High School budget adds staff, sports and raises tuition for coming year

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School Trustees have approved an $8.44 million budget for the coming fiscal year that raises employee salaries, adds new staff and sports programs and increases tuition for students from out-of-town districts. The budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 … 0

Tuesday’s high school school recaps: Belchertown spikes Putnam

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Senior Jordan Vigneault had 17 kills as the Belchertown boys volleyball team beat Putnam 3-1 in Springfield Tuesday. Vigneault added four blocks in the 25-20, 27-25, 22-25, 25-18 victory. Senior Colter Krzcuik had six kills, four blocks and four aces, while junior Kevin Reidy had 31 assists in … 0

Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award Winners in Hampshire County

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Teachers from public schools in Hampshire and Franklin counties chosen for this year’s Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards will be honored May 6 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. The 11th annual awards, sponsored by the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation, come with $500, local YMCA memberships and … 0

Grinspoon: Excellence in Teaching award winners in Northampton, Easthampton, Westhampton reflect on what makes a good educator

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — What does it take to be an excellent teacher? For Melissa Power-Greene, a special education teacher at Northampton High School, good teaching requires “really connecting with students.” “It means looking them in the eye and asking … 0

Nominations made for Westhampton town offices

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WESTHAMPTON — The town election in June could see contested races for Selectboard, Finance Committee and the Westhampton Elementary School Committee. At Monday’s Town Caucus, Joseph Pipczynski and Phil Dowling were nominated for an open three-year seat on the Selectboard. Board Chairman John Shaw Jr. is not seeking … 0

Monday’s high school softball recaps: Granby squeezes past Hopkins Academy for first win

Monday, April 14, 2014

Abi Beauregard laid down a successful safety squeeze to score the game-winning run as the Granby softball team won for the first time this season, defeating Hopkins Academy 7-6 Monday. Beauregard struck out eight and walked nobody, allowing … 0

Monday’s high school lacrosse recaps: Aidan Bass gives Amherst late win over Northampton

Monday, April 14, 2014

Aidan Bass scored with 28 seconds left in regulation to complete a hat trick and deliver a 7-6 road victory for Amherst Regional over Northampton. Donovan Riley scored twice for the Hurricanes (2-2), while Alex LaRaja (two assists) … 0

Monday’s high school baseball recaps: Smith Academy wins rematch with Frontier Regional

Monday, April 14, 2014

The setting and significance were different, but the Smith Academy and Frontier Regional baseball teams staged another one-run nailbiter. In a rematch of last season’s sectional Division 3 title game, won in extra innings by the Red Hawks, it was the Falcons who emerged Monday afternoon with a … 0

Monday’s high school track/tennis recaps: Northampton girls, Amherst boys stay unbeaten on track

Monday, April 14, 2014

A pair of track & field teams remained undefeated Monday with comfortable wins. The Northampton girls moved to 2-0 with a 110-26 win over Minnechaug. The Blue Devils took first in every event with the exception of javelin. Lauren McGrath (shot put, discus), Mariel Lutz (high jump, 800, … 0

School Lunch Menus

Monday, April 14, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mixed fruit, carrot sticks, apple slices, mashed potatoes TUESDAY: Mozzarella sticks, golden baked potato wedges, broccoli florets, orange, peach cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Hot dog, romaine salad with tomato, baby carrots and celery, peach cup, banana THURSDAY: Pizza wedge, veggie beans, veggie dippers, romaine … 0