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Tuesday’s cross country: Belchertown, Holyoke Catholic girls stay undefeated

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A pair of girls cross country teams swept their meets Tuesday to remain undefeated. Belchertown took the top five overall spots in beating Putnam and Sci-Tech by 15-50 scores. Tatyana Almore placed first on the Orioles’ 2.8-mile course in 20 minutes, 19 seconds as Belchertown moved to 4-0. Holyoke Catholic chased down Mohawk, 26-31, and Central, 14-40, in Buckland. The Gaels were led by Julia Carroll, who placed first in …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Smith Academy beats Holyoke Catholic for season’s first win

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Smith Academy golf team earned its first win of the season Tuesday afternoon, defeating Holyoke Catholic 201/2-31/2 at Country Club of Greenfield. Medalist Dan Cavanaugh shot a 45 and picked up four points at No. 1. Chris Darragh, Finn O’Connor and Nick Leary also won their individual matches for the Falcons (1-7, 1-5 Bi-County East). Smith Academy 201/2, Holyoke Catholic 31/2 at …

Tuesday’s high schools: Amherst Regional digs 3-0 victory over defending sectional champ Longmeadow

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Amherst Regional girls volleyball team swept defending Western Massachusetts Division 1 champion Longmeadow, 3-0, for an Eastern League win at home on Tuesday. “To pull this out in three was very nice,” coach Kacey Schmitt said. The sets stayed close as the Hurricanes (6-2, 2-1 Eastern) won 25-23, 25-17, 26-24, relying heavily …

Wednesday’s high school golf: Brian Bak fires 2-under 33 to lead South Hadley to first win

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Brian Bak shot a 2-under-par 33 to lead the South Hadley golf team to its first win, a narrow 156-158 decision over Cathedral Wednesday at Franconia Golf Course in Springfield. Mike Miele just missed an even-par round with a 36 for the Tigers (1-2). South Hadley 156, Cathedral …

Tuesday’s girls cross country: Northampton opens with win over Ludlow

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Northampton girls cross country team opened its season with a 22-36 victory over Ludlow, Tuesday at Community Gardens in Northampton. Maggie Mahoney led a sweep of the top three spots for the Blue Devils. Mahoney finished the …

Tuesday’s boys cross country: Granby jumps out to 3-0 start

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Granby boys cross country team opened the season with a trio of victories on its 3.1-mile course at Dufresne Park in Granby. The Rams placed four runners in the top 10 as they beat Palmer, 20-39, Greenfield, …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Amherst cards second win in as many days

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Amherst Regional golf team made it two wins in as many days by defeating Chicopee Comp 195-224 Tuesday to even its record. Dani Miller-Grossman shot a 46 to lead Amherst, with Stephen McCudden firing a 47. Amherst 195, Chicopee Comp 224 at Chicopee CC, par 36 Amherst …

Tuesday’s high schools: Northampton girls soccer rallies for first win

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Northampton girls soccer team came from behind for its first win of the season, beating Westfield 3-2 on the road Tuesday afternoon. Charlotte Maurer put the Blue Devils (1-0-1) on the board in the 12th minute with a successful penalty kick. Sierra Loomis took a pass from …

Monday’s high school golf: Granby, Frontier Regional roll to opening wins

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Granby and Frontier Regional golf teams waited an extra week for their seasons to begin, and both enjoyed solid victories Monday afternoon. Granby beat Ware 211/2-21/2 at Cold Spring Country Club, while Frontier topped Turners Falls 151/2-81/2 at Cherry Hill. Medalist Shane Hollenbeck (45), Tristan Guzik and …

Monday’s girls volleyball/field hockey: South Hadley beats West Springfield, stays perfect

Monday, September 8, 2014

Taylor Guertin had two goals with assists from Hannah Menard and Emily Florence as the South Hadley field hockey team remained perfect with a 4-1 road win over West Springfield Monday. Beau Kass and Ali Rondeau each scored once for the Tigers (3-0, 2-0 Central). Brittany Cote did …

Monday’s boys soccer: Amherst shuts out Northampton, 3-0

Monday, September 8, 2014

Six players registered a point and George Holt made five saves to lead Amherst Regional to the road shutout victory over Northampton, 3-0, on Monday. Alex Mangels, Justin Pina Lopes Sena and Alex LaRaja each scored a goal for the Hurricanes (2-0), while Ian Robson, Luke Webb and …

Monday’s girls soccer: South Hadley pulls away from Mahar

Monday, September 8, 2014

The South Hadley girls soccer team used two goals in the second half to break a halftime tie en route to a 3-1 win over Mahar Monday in South Hadley. Gigi Thibault gave the Tigers (2-1) the lead for good with an unassisted goal. Teammate Reilly Jodoin added …

Friday’s high school recaps: Frontier, Amherst stay perfect with five-set victories in girls volleyball

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Frontier Regional and Amherst Regional girls volleyball teams each needed five sets Friday to stay undefeated two matches into the season. The four-time state champion Red Hawks dropped a close fourth set, but rallied with a quick fifth to beat West Springfield 3-2. The Hurricanes let a …