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Hilltown Voices: Wild and Scenic Westfield River Committee sponsors training in Worthington

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Wild and Scenic Westfield River Committee is sponsoring a training to teach people how to do visual surveys of the river and its tributaries. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 9, and participants will gather at the Worthington Town Hall. “They will learn what to look for and how to monitor sections of water,” said Meredyth Babcock of the Wild and Scenic Westfield River …

Friday’s high school softball: Nadia Squitiero powers Amherst past Northampton

Friday, May 1, 2015

Nadia Squitiero launched a pair of home runs and drove in five runs as the Amherst Regional softball team defeated Northampton 6-1 on the road Friday afternoon. Aliya Bartmon fired a six-hitter with 11 strikeouts and also added a solo homer of her own. Jazzy Moonstone and Mikah McNamara each had two hits …

Friday’s high school baseball: Carl Teschke tosses 3-hitter as Belchertown beats Turners Falls

Friday, May 1, 2015

Carl Teschke fired a complete-game three-hit shutout as the Belchertown baseball team traveled to Turners Falls and emerge with a 1-0 win Friday night. Teschke struck out six and walked just one in the victory. Jon Ingram went 2 for 3 and scored the game’s lone run in the top of the first. Billy Aldrich added a hit. Frontier Regional 1, Greenfield 0 …

Friday’s high school lacrosse/boys volleyball: Amherst rolls over West Springfield

Friday, May 1, 2015

Meghan Sharick and Clover Ulrich combined for 11 goals and 17 points in leading the Amherst Regional girls lacrosse team to a 13-7 home victory over West Springfield Friday night. Sharick had six goals and three assists, while Ulrich had five and three, respectively. Gianna Catalano and Malia …

Friday’s high school tennis: Belchertown boys deal Westfield second loss

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Belchertown boys tennis team handed Westfield its second loss of the season with a 4-1 victory in Westfield on Friday. Jon Vinagre outlasted Alex Best in three sets at third singles in a key match. Vinagre dropped the first set, but came back for the 6-7 (1), …

Thursday’s high school baseball/softball: Robey NeJame sparks Northampton past Ludlow

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Robey NeJame came off the bench and pushed the Northampton baseball team to a 6-4 win over Ludlow at home Thursday. NeJame’s pinch-hit triple keyed a three-run fifth inning and he later scored the game-winning run in the sixth for the Blue Devils (3-7, 2-5 Valley Wheel). Tim …

Thursday’s high school track/tennis: Marissa Shaw wins three as Belchertown edges Palmer

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Marissa Shaw won three events to help the Belchertown girls track & field team sneak past Palmer, 68-67, at home Thursday. Shaw won the long jump with a leap of 14 feet, 6 inches, cleared 4-8 in the high jump and ran the 400 in 65.4 seconds to …

State Sen. Benjamin Downing receives several honors

Thursday, April 30, 2015

April was a good month for state Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield, who achieved several honors. On Wednesday, he was named the Massachusetts Association of School Committees’ legislator of the year for a second time, recognizing his “support and aggressive advocacy for our annual budget priorities, such as regional …

Worthington voters to consider $2.876 million budget and decide contests for Select Board and School Committee

Thursday, April 30, 2015

WORTHINGTON — Voters Saturday will consider a $2.876 million budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, and will decide contests for Select Board and School Committee. The annual Town Meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Town Hall, where polls for the election will be open …

Thursday’s high school lacrosse: Northampton zips past South Hadley

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Megan McCarthy scored four goals and added two assists to lead the Northampton girls lacrosse team over South Hadley, 16-9, at home Thursday. Sophie Melcher (assist) added three goals, while Grace Goodwin-Boyd, Alli Zadworney (two assists) and Abby Baldwin (assist) each scored twice for the Blue Devils (7-1, …

Gazette Alpine Skiing Player for the Year: Allison Zera, Frontier Regional

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Allison Zera, junior, Frontier Regional 2014-15 highlights: Zera was consistent. She placed 11th overall at the PVIAC Individual Alpine Ski Championship, finishing the giant slalom (12th) in 28.94 seconds and the slalom (12th) in 42.6. Zera placed 10th …

Wednesday’s high school softball: Granby knocks down Sabis

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Emily Sawyer hit a solo home run in the second inning to help lead the Granby softball team to a 6-3 win over Sabis at home Wednesday. Kate Sullivan went 2 for 3 with two runs scored and an RBI double for the Rams (3-5). Kassandra Ortiz went …

Wednesday’s high school baseball: Matt Ackerman, Frontier blank Turners Falls

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Matt Ackerman came within an out of a complete-game shutout as the Frontier Regional baseball team blanked Turners Falls 5-0 Wednesday in South Deerfield. The senior lefty allowed four hits and struck out nine for the Red Hawks (3-5, 1-1 Hampshire West). Bailey Powers and Kade Gewanter each …