Daily Hampshire Gazette - Established 1786
Hi 70° | Lo 44°


Dane Jobost, a part-time police officer with the Deerfield Police Department, originally from Athol, currently commuting from Worcester, writes a warning for a woman he stopped for speeding on Main Street in Deerfield Tuesday afternoon, October 6. Jobost, still in training, was hired in July of this year. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

Regionalizing police services in Deerfield, Sunderland and Whately gets little support

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A study examining how the police departments of Deerfield, Sunderland and Whately could consolidate or regionalize their services was met with little enthusiasm during a recent meeting of the towns’ police chiefs and Select Board members, with some saying that such a plan could cost more than it would provide in benefits. The study was done by …

Tuesday’s high school soccer: Lexi Turgeon saves a point for Hampshire Regional

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Lexi Turgeon snatched a point away from defeat with three seconds remaining Tuesday. The Hampshire Regional junior scored 39 minutes, 57 seconds into the second half of a 3-3 girls soccer tie with Central in Springfield. The Raiders scored three of the five second-half goals, including two in the game’s final two minutes. Sienna Caron collected a goal and an assist for Hampshire …

Tuesday’s high school field hockey/girls volleyball: Northampton, Frontier qualify for postseason

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Megan McCarthy scored three goals as the Northampton field hockey team qualified for the postseason with a 4-1 victory over Smith Academy in Northampton Tuesday. McCarthy has 13 goals on the season to lead the Blue Devils (8-1-1). Ursa Heidinger scored unassisted, while Hazel Ethier and junior varsity call-up Abby Pelis each had one assist. The point was Pelis’ first of her career. …

Tuesday’s high school boys soccer: Hampshire shuts out Easthampton, 5-0

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Colin Dearborn (assist) and Roope Raanisto each scored two goals for the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team in a 5-0 road win over Easthampton Tuesday. Dillon Pooler added a tally for the Raiders (4-2-1). David Labrie assisted twice, while Matt Babyak and Kyle Marek added one apiece. Nick …

Tuesday’s high school field hockey/girls volleyball: Northampton shuts out Frontier Regional

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ursa Heidinger scored early in the second half as the Northampton field hockey team edged Frontier Regional 1-0 in a battle of county powers Tuesday in South Deerfield. Danielle Parent finished the game with 16 saves for the …

Tuesday’s high school girls cross country: Hampshire, Northampton stay undefeated

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A pair of girls cross country teams kept their perfect seasons going on Tuesday. Ally Roessling placed first overall at Littleville Lake in Huntington as Hampshire Regional beat Gateway Regional and Palmer, each by the score of 15-50. The Raiders moved to 7-0 with the victories. Stephanie Jordan …

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 …

Deerfield man taken to hospital after car hits pole on Routes 5 and 10 in Whately

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

WHATELY — A 67-year-old Deerfield man was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield after crashing into a utility pole on Routes 5 and 10 about 8:15 p.m. Monday. Massachusetts State Police Trooper Matthew Guarino said the man, who was not identified, sustained what appeared to be …

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 …