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Tuesday’s high school school recaps: Belchertown spikes Putnam

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Senior Jordan Vigneault had 17 kills as the Belchertown boys volleyball team beat Putnam 3-1 in Springfield Tuesday. Vigneault added four blocks in the 25-20, 27-25, 22-25, 25-18 victory. Senior Colter Krzcuik had six kills, four blocks and four aces, while junior Kevin Reidy had 31 assists in the win. … 0

Monday’s high school softball recaps: Granby squeezes past Hopkins Academy for first win

Monday, April 14, 2014

Abi Beauregard laid down a successful safety squeeze to score the game-winning run as the Granby softball team won for the first time this season, defeating Hopkins Academy 7-6 Monday. Beauregard struck out eight and walked nobody, allowing just three earned runs in the complete game. Alexis Gay had two hits and three … 0

Monday’s high school lacrosse recaps: Aidan Bass gives Amherst late win over Northampton

Monday, April 14, 2014

Aidan Bass scored with 28 seconds left in regulation to complete a hat trick and deliver a 7-6 road victory for Amherst Regional over Northampton. Donovan Riley scored twice for the Hurricanes (2-2), while Alex LaRaja (two assists) and John Traester added one goal each. Ben Davis and Will Lombardi each put in … 0

South Hadley earns No. 4 seed in WMass Division 3A Hockey Tournament

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The South Hadley hockey team won’t bring its typical gaudy regular-season record into the Western Massachusetts Division 3A Tournament this year. The Tigers, who were realigned into the Division 3 Berry Division this season, finished 6-10-4. But a 4-1-1 mark against Division 3A competition earned them a bid … 0

WMass boys basketball tournament preview, capsules, brackets

Saturday, February 22, 2014

If the Smith Academy boys basketball team is going to defend its championship, it will do so without a key member. South Hadley, meanwhile, starts its defense on the road against a team that has never played in … 0

‘Snowshoe shenanigans’ on tap Sunday in Hilltowns

Saturday, February 22, 2014

In celebration of winter and the great outdoors, the Hilltown Land Trust teamed up with The Trustees of Reservations to sponsor the Hilltown Snowshoe Shenanigans Snowshoe Race and Winter Celebration Sunday. “This is something that has been percolating with the members of our outreach committee for some time,” … 0

Friday’s high school recaps: Smith Academy seniors power Greenfield hockey in regular-season finale

Friday, February 21, 2014

A pair of Smith Academy students will have little trouble remembering their hockey senior night. Cam Woodward had a hat trick and an assist, while Zack Langlois scored twice with an assist as Greenfield finished its regular season with a 7-3 home win over Mount Everett. Jake Elwell … 0

Thurday’s high school recaps: Orioles outlast Colts in 2OT on senior night

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A deep 3-pointer at the buzzer denied the Belchertown girls basketball team a win in regulation, but the Orioles persevered to beat Chicopee Comp 53-49 in double overtime on senior night. Jill Cavanaugh, Belchertown’s lone senior, scored four … 0

1,200-mile fiber-optic ‘backbone’ completed; high-speed internet for western Massachusetts rural towns next

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Massachusetts Broadband Institute has announced completion of a new, 1,200-mile fiber-optic Broadband “backbone” for central and western Massachusetts. Construction and testing the network is done, bringing high-speed Internet access to almost 1,200 key facilities in 120 western … 0

Wednesday’s high school recaps: Hampshire can’t rally past Palmer in boys basketball

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A rough first quarter cost the Hampshire boys basketball team a victory on senior night as Palmer walked away with the 48-44 win, Wednesday in Westhampton. It was also Raiders coach Claud Salomão’s first attempt at his 200th career win. Mitch Ouimette led Hampshire (11-9, 10-6 Bi-County) with … 0

Monday’s high school recaps: Smith Academy boys clinch Hampshire League title

Monday, February 17, 2014

On senior night for the Frontier Regional boys basketball team, it was a pair of Smith Academy seniors that won the game and the Hampshire League title for the Falcons. Keith Natale and Derek McMahon combined for 35 … 0

Erin Voss wins two state swimming titles to pace third-place Northampton

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Northampton girls swimming and diving team had a strong start and strong finish to the state Division 2 championship. In between, Erin Voss won two individual events as the Blue Devils placed third with 229 points at … 0

Weekend high school recaps: Hampshire holds off Monson in boys basketball

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Hampshire Regional boys basketball team held a two-point lead late when Matt Labrie stole the ball and converted the layup to seal the Raiders’ 66-62 win over Monson, Saturday in Westhampton. Conor Cronin (16 rebounds, four blocks) scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Raiders (11-7). … 0