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Maddie Grabowski, center, of Easthampton, moves the ball against Alex Temple, of Mahar, Monday in Easthampton. Andie Hall looks on.

Monday’s high schools: Maddie Grabowski paces Easthampton past Mahar in girls soccer

Monday, October 12, 2015

Maddie Grabowski’s two tallies guided the Easthampton girls soccer team back over the .500 mark with a 2-1 home victory over Mahar on Monday afternoon. The junior midfielder scored in the 41st minute, assisted by Courtney Urban, and in the 62nd minute, assisted by Brenna Mottor. Mahar tied the match with a goal in the 49th minute. Gabby Downer stopped …

Weekend high schools: Smith Academy field hockey goes 2-0 to claim Columbus Day Classic

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Smith Academy field hockey team beat Palmer, 2-1, to win the Columbus Day Classic, Sunday at Smith College. Vanessa Skawski scored at one post to give the Falcons a 1-0 lead in the first half. Santana Dubois then scored at the other post, taking a one-time pass from Skawski to give Smith (6-5-1) a 2-0 lead. Kayla Miastowski made 11 saves in …

Hilltown Voices: Ladies’ Night Out in the Hilltowns supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Saturday, October 10, 2015

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Hilltown Community Health Center in Huntington is gearing up to host a one-of-a-kind event designed to provide women with free breast cancer education and mammogram appointments. The event, dubbed Ladies’ Night Out in the Hilltowns, will offer women between the ages of 55 and 75 an opportunity to talk with health professionals and other women …

Friday’s high schools: Granby pulls away from South Hadley in girls soccer match

Friday, October 9, 2015

The Granby girls soccer team exploded in the second half and stayed unbeaten with a 4-2 win over South Hadley, Friday in Granby. The Rams (10-0, 4-0 Pioneer North) scored three second-half goals to pull away from a 1-1 halftime draw. Erin Mikalchus had three goals and one …

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 …

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 …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Northampton takes down defending girls state champion West Springfield

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Playing on the home field of the defending Division I state champions, Emma Tanner delivered for the Northampton High School girls soccer team Thursday night. The Blue Devils sophomore midfielder scored with 7.2 seconds left on an assist from Brigitte Goeler-Slough to beat host West Springfield, 2-1. Alex …

Thursday’s high school gymnastics/golf: Hampshire splits tri-meet with Minnechaug, Agawam

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Nick Hoskin posted a pair of top-three finishes Thursday evening for the Hampshire Regional gymnastics team, which split a tri-meet in Westhampton. Minnechaug won with 127.4 points, Hampshire had 122.075 with Agawam at 116.875. Hoskin was runner-up on …

Wednesday’s high schools: Connor Hamilton’s hat trick helps Frontier sink Wahconah

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Connor Hamilton played a part in four goals as the Frontier Academy boys soccer team beat Wahconah, 5-0, at Herlihy Park in Whately Wednesday. The Red Hawks’ senior midfielder scored three goals, including one in the first minute, and dished an assist to Chad Parent in the 50th …

Wednesday’s high school golf: Depth backs up Easthampton over Westfield Tech

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Strong performances at the back of the lineup helped the Easthampton golf team beat Westfield Tech, 18-6, at Pine Grove Golf Course in Northampton Wednesday. The Eagles (2-8) took 11 points over the final three matches. Austin Kuenzel won 4-0 over Bailey Lannon at the No. 4 position, …

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 …

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 …