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Wednesday prep roundup: Jake Ross scores 30 to power Williston boys hoop

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Northampton’s Jake Ross scored 30 points to lead the Williston boys basketball team to a 68-53 win at Westminster Wednesday. Ryan Richmond added 12 points for the Wildcats (18-3). Girls basketball Williston 57, Miss Porters 19 — Natalia Baum scored 15 points and Gracie Simpson (South Hadley) added seven to pace the Wildcats (17-3) to the road win. Boys hockey Albany 6, Williston 5 — The two sides combined for …

Division 4 Girls Basketball: Holyoke Catholic races past Franklin Tech in first-round win

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

HOLYOKE — A slow start could not hold back No. 4 Holyoke Catholic as it knocked out No. 13 Franklin Tech, 39-22, Tuesday in the first round of the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Girls Basketball Tournament at Holyoke Community College. With the win, the Gaels (14-7) will face No. 5 Hopkins Academy (12-9) at 7 p.m. Friday night. The Eagles (11-10) played all …

Gateway Regional’s Austin Hermon finishes 10th on giant slalom at state alpine championship

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Gateway Regional senior Austin Hermon had the lone top-10 finish at the state alpine championships, Tuesday at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton. Hermon placed 10th on the boys giant slalom in 51.77 seconds. Hermon’s time of 37.97 seconds in the slalom positioned him outside the top 10. Georgina von Furth of Northampton had the best slalom time (39.60 seconds) among local skiers in the …

Friday’s high schools: Belchertown rallies, shuts down Chicopee in comeback

Friday, February 6, 2015

The Belchertown girls basketball team overcame a slow start and pulled away in the second half for a 49-42 win over Chicopee, Friday at home. Trailing 28-17 at the break, Belchertown (12-4, 5-1 Suburban) shut down Shannon Denault and the Pacers. Denault had 14 of her 18 points, …

Williamsburg official clock winder Emmet Anderson, 11, takes job very seriously

Friday, February 6, 2015

In the center of Haydenville, a crisp white building with a church steeple stands as a quintessential symbol of historic New England. The clock in the belfry is a survivor of time gone by. With its various metal …

Northampton girls aim to defend WMass swimming championship

Friday, February 6, 2015

The Northampton girls swimming & diving team finished the regular season with one loss and with swimmers in nine of the fastest heats in Saturday’s Western Massachusetts championship, the Blue Devils will be on the title defense. The championships will be held at Springfield College’s Art Linkletter Natatorium. …

Gazette Football Player of the Year: Taj-Amir Torres, Amherst Regional

Friday, February 6, 2015

Player of the year: Taj-Amir Torres, senior, Amherst Regional 2014 highlights: Averaged 22.0 yards per reception for 747 yards receiving. Added 500 return yards and 400 yards rushing. Scored 13 touchdowns, including two on special teams returns. Had …

Gazette Golf Player of the Year: Caleb Farnham, Hopkins Academy

Friday, February 6, 2015

Player of the year: Caleb Farnham, sophomore, Hopkins Academy Season highlights: Sophomore won the Western Massachusetts Division 3 individual championship by shooting a 5-over-par 76 at Franconia Golf Course. Finished 22nd in state tournament at Black Swan Country …

Thursday’s high schools: Belchertown rallies past Sabis in fourth quarter

Friday, February 6, 2015

After being outscored by 12 in the third quarter to fall behind by two points, the Belchertown girls basketball team rallied in the fourth for a 52-48 home win over Sabis Thursday night. Téa Spellacy had 24 points and Kayla Henry added five points, five assists and four …

Thursday’s high school skiing: Northampton’s Charlie Denhart finishes second in last regular season races

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Northampton skier Charlie Denhart earned the runner-up spot in the PVIAC boys giant slalom race Thursday at Berkshire East in Charlemont. Denhart clocked in at 25.01 seconds, while his brother Jack Denhart was ninth at 25.62. Gateway’s Austin Herman finished fourth overall at 25.08. Margaret O’Connell (38.35) of …

Northampton seeks to dethrone Amherst at PVIAC track championships

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Northampton indoor track & field teams are still riding momentum from the Western Massachusetts cross country titles their distance runners won in the fall. With high seeds secured across a variety of events going into Friday’s PVIAC indoor championships at 6 p.m. at Smith College, both the …

Wednesday’s high school wrestling: Nick Hoskin helps Hampshire pin down wins over Pathfinder, Smith Voke

Thursday, February 5, 2015

After claiming his 100th career victory Saturday, Hampshire Regional wrestler Nick Hoskin added another one Wednesday night. Hoskin dominated Pathfinder’s Edmund Majka 17-4 to help lead the Raiders to a 54-21 win. They also topped Smith Vocational 53-18. At the Mountie Invitational Saturday, the junior 145-pounder pinned Jesse …

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Conor Cronin’s double-double led the Hampshire Regional boys basketball team to a 61-50 tournament-clinching home victory over Renaissance Wednesday night. Cronin scored 19 points with 15 rebounds and five blocks for the Raiders (11-3, 9-2 Bi-County). Brendan Bzdel added 16 points and Mitch Ouimette 12 as Hampshire ran …