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Ben Gundersheimer, better known as "Mister G," bring interviewed at the Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas Nov. 19. Gundersheimer won the Latin Grammy for "Best Children’s Album" for his album "Los Animales."

Whately musician 'Mister G' wins Latin Grammy for Best Children’s Album

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

WHATELY — On what has been called “The Biggest Night in Latin Music,” Ben Gundersheimer, better known by his stage name, “Mister G,” became winner of this year’s Latin Grammy for Best Children’s Album. The Whately resident attended the 16th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on Thursday, when he won the award for his 2015 album “Los Animales,” …

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 …

Northampton’s Liam Sullivan places third at state Division 1 cross country championship

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WESTFIELD — Liam Sullivan gave everything he had, and then some. Yet it was a bittersweet day for the Northampton cross country standout. Sullivan fell a bit shy of his goal of becoming the first western Massachusetts runner since 2001 to win the state Division 1 cross country championship. He finished third with a time of 15 minutes, 29 seconds. “If you told …

Northampton places seventh, Sophia Jacobs-Townsley 10th, Taylor Blow 11th at state cross country meet

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WESTFIELD — A top-10 finish in the state girls Division 1 cross country championship enabled Northampton to leave Stanley Park with a sense of accomplishment. The Blue Devils placed seventh overall, following up on PVIAC and Western Massachusetts team titles over the last month. A strong pack gave …

Frontier volleyball claims 6th straight state title by sweeping Lynnfield

Saturday, November 21, 2015

FITCHBURGH — Emily Woodward knew exactly who to set to clinch a state title for the Frontier Regional volleyball team. The Red Hawks’ senior setter passed it left to Rachel Cialek, who buried her 19th kill of the …

Wedding: Kara Merz & Joseph Szawlowski

Friday, November 20, 2015

Kara Merz and Joseph Szawlowski, both of Hatfield, were married June 13, 2015 at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Hatfield by Rev. Robert Coonan. The bride, 33, is the daughter of John and Irene Merz of Hatfield. …

Area school lunch menus

Friday, November 20, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, oven baked fries, romaine salad with tomato, veggie dippers, applesauce, banana TUESDAY: Chicken fajita, brown rice, romaine with tomato, carrot sticks, black beans, peach cup, orange Belchertown MONDAY: HS: BBQ rib sandwich, oven fries or sweet and sour chicken, fried rice, carrots, broccoli, applesauce; …

Deerfield residents petition to keep South County EMS regional ambulance service in town

Thursday, November 19, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Some Deerfield residents want the South County EMS regional ambulance service to remain in town rather than moving to Whately. Deerfield resident Sharyn Paciorek used the public comment portion of Wednesday night’s Select Board meeting to present a petition signed by about 200 residents asking …

Frontier Regional spikes Case in five, reaches sixth straight state final

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

NORTHBOROUGH — They want six, pure and simple. Frontier Regional battled back from a pair of one-set deficits and survived a nail-biter of a fifth set to post a 20-25, 25-15, 14-25, 25-18, 16-14 victory over Joseph Case …

Greatest postseason soccer run in Frontier history ends in state semifinals

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BOLTON — A diving header ended the greatest boys soccer season in Frontier Regional history. Douglas’ Zach Ells connected with a cross from Michael Tourony in midair 30 seconds into the second overtime of a Division 3 state …

Frontier field hockey drops another heartbreaking state semifinal to Auburn

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

GRAFTON — Late, heartbreaking goals follow the Frontier Regional field hockey team in the Division 2 state semifinals. Auburn’s Kileigh Hynes delivered a winner 8 minutes into overtime to give the Rockets their second consecutive 1-0 win over …

Frontier celebrated, now it prepares for Douglas in state Division 3 boys soccer semifinal

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Preparation for Wednesday’s Division 3 state semifinal didn’t start immediately after the Frontier Regional’s boys soccer team won the sectional title Saturday. The Red Hawks celebrated their historic victory that night and Sunday before returning to the practice pitch. “I told them to take Sunday, take another day …

Frontier meets familiar foe Case in state Division 3 girls volleyball semifinals

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Frontier Regional girls volleyball team’s drive for a fifth consecutive state Division 3 title was one point away from ending in the 2014 state semifinals. Now that they’ve reached that round yet again, the Red Hawks face a different opponent, but the lesson learned still motivates them. …