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Thursday’s high schools: Danielle Easton nets three goals and Holyoke Catholic beats Hopkins Academy

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Danielle Easton posted a hat trick Thursday afternoon to guide the Holyoke Catholic girls soccer team to a 3-1 home victory over Hopkins Academy. Julie Pirog assisted on Easton’s game winner with roughly 11 minutes left in regulation. Meg Goncalves also had an assist for the Gaels (3-3, 1-1 Pioneer South), while Kylee Windyka made six saves. Jay Ruiz scored from Hannah Berard, and Jordan Lashway stopped 16 shots for …

Thursday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy sweeps aside Ware

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Four Hopkins Academy golfers swept their individual matches Thursday afternoon as the Golden Hawks breezed to a 20-4 victory over Ware at Hickory Ridge. Medalist Caleb Farnham shot a 40 to earn a 4-0 win at No. 2. Spencer Butterfield, Joe Yusko and Liam Higgins followed suit for Hopkins (6-2, 5-1 Bi-County East). Hopkins Academy 20, Ware 4 at Hickory Ridge, par 36 …

Wednesday’s high schools: South Hadley knocks off Belchertown in girls soccer

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Gigi Thibault broke through traffic and converted a Morgan Harrington pass as the South Hadley girls soccer team knocked off Belchertown, 1-0, Wednesday in South Hadley. Sophie Gatzounas made eight saves for South Hadley (4-1), while Ashley Cavanaugh stopped six shots for Belchertown (2-3). West Springfield 2, Northampton 1 — Lily Glading-DiLorenzo was …

Thursday’s high school golf: New-look Hopkins Academy opens with road win

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Hopkins Academy golf team received victories from three of its new starters in a 141/2-91/2 season-opening win over Pathfinder Thursday afternoon at Mill Valley Golf Club. The defending WMass Division 3 champion Golden Hawks (1-0) needed to replace half of their starting lineup. Justin Butterfield and Molly …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Granby girls cruise in opener

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Granby girls soccer team scored six times in the second half to turn its season opener into an 8-0 home rout over Ware. Kate Desormier (two goals, one assist), Jessica Patruno (goal, two assists) and Summer Molin (goal, assist) each had multiple points as the Rams (1-0) …

Thursday’s high school field hockey: Smith Academy rolls to first win

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Jen Adamites and Olivia Cavanaugh each scored two goals for the Smith Academy field hockey team in a 5-0 shutout at Athol Thursday afternoon. Izzy Duseau also had a goal for the Falcons (1-1, 1-1 North), while Kayla Miastowski made 10 saves. South Hadley 2, Palmer 0 — …

Thursday’s high school girls volleyball: Belchetown sweeps Pioneer Regional, stays perfect

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Belchertown girls volleyball team swept its way to a second straight win to start the season, beating Pioneer Regional 3-0 Thursday in Northfield. The Orioles (2-0) earned a 25-13, 25-10, 25-21 victory. Cara McKenzie had five kills and two aces, while Tatyana Ryan picked up 12 assists …

Wednesday’s high school soccer recaps: Explosive second half propels Hopkins boys

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A four-goal second half sealed the Hopkins Academy boys soccer team’s first win in as many attempts this season, defeating Athol 5-1 at home Wednesday afternoon. Zach Kelly put the Golden Hawks (1-0) on the board with a …

High school recaps: Frontier volleyball opens state title defense with sweep of Ludlow

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Frontier Regional girls volleyball team began its quest for a fifth straight state title Wednesday evening by sweeping Ludlow at home, 25-9, 25-11, 25-23. Cassidy Ciesluk had seven kills, three digs and three aces for the Red Hawks (1-0). Remi Quesnelle posted a team-high nine kills with …

Tuesday’s high schools: Tara Cole wins 100th as South Hadley field hockey upends Westfield

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hannah Menard scored a goal and assisted twice as the South Hadley field hockey team began the season at Westfield with a 4-2 win, the 100th in the coaching career of Tara Cole. Taylor Guertin (assist), Kate O’Neill and Julia Gagne each added a tally for South Hadley, …

Gov. Deval Patrick takes train to region, announces state to spend $17 million on track for passenger service

Thursday, August 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Gov. Deval Patrick rolled into Greenfield aboard a passenger train Wednesday to announce the state is spending $17 million to advance the Amtrak Vermonter passenger service, scheduled to begin Dec. 29. That money will buy 49 miles of track between the Connecticut and Vermont borders, once …

Move from five- to seven-period day aims to improve students’ course options at Gateway Regional High and Junior High Schools

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

HUNTINGTON — Students at Gateway Regional High School and Junior High School will have a new class schedule this year that school officials say will improve their options for study. “The new daily class schedule is the biggest change happening at the high school this year,” said Wendy …

Keeping Tabs of the Arts: PaintBox Theatre’s ‘Tarzan’ and other arts happenings this week in the Valley

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Jungle story PaintBox Theatre will close its summer season with a production of “Tarzan,” under the roof inside the Grandstand at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton. The classic tale that’s been adapted and directed by Tom McCabe, …