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Gazette Girls Volleyball Player of the Year: Emily Woodward, Frontier Regional

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Gazette Girls Volleyball All-Stars FIRST TEAM Justine Bohl, senior, Amherst Regional Rachel Cialek, junior, Frontier Regional Cassidy Ciesluk, senior, Frontier Regional Remi Quesnelle, junior, Frontier Regional Erin Reed-Coates, senior, Belchertown Shaya Shally-Jensen, senior, Amherst Regional Shelby Telega, senior, Frontier Regional Emily Woodford, senior, Belchertown Emily Woodward, junior, Frontier Regional HONORABLE MENTION Sarah Conlisk, junior, Frontier Regional Chapin Duffy, senior, Amherst Regional Cara McKenzie, sophomore, Belchertown Reed Mitchell, senior, Amherst Regional Courtney Newsome, senior, Frontier Regional Ruthenee Nhem, senior, Easthampton Tatyana Ryan, junior, Belchertown …

Father of Amherst baseball, Stan Ziomek, set for induction into WMass Baseball Hall of Fame

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The influence of Stan Ziomek in Amherst is clear, but his work in the game of baseball extended beyond the town’s border. So when a Western Massachusetts Baseball Hall of Fame was established, Ziomek seemed a perfect fit. He’s one of six individuals and one team in the second class set to be …

Gazette Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Alex Laraja, Amherst Regional

Monday, January 26, 2015

FIRST TEAM Joe Afflitto, senior, Smith Academy Billy Aldrich, senior, Belchertown Isamu Bix, senior, Amherst Regional Jamie Blinder, senior, Frontier Regional Bryan Brasil, senior, Hampshire Regional Steve Bruscoe, senior, Smith Academy Brendan Bzdel, senior Hampshire Regional Connor Curtain, junior, Belchertown Evan Delaney, senior, Hopkins Academy Keith Dixon, senior, Amherst Regional Tom Heavren, senior, …

Amherst Regional boys, girls swim past Holyoke Catholic

Friday, January 2, 2015

Five different swimmers won two events apiece for the Amherst Regional swimming teams in home victories over Holyoke Catholic Friday afternoon. In the girls meet, Joslyn Sullivan, Michayla Robertson-Pine and Sadie Logan each took first twice in a …

Hilltown Voices: Councils on Aging Consortium to hire outreach coordinator

Friday, January 2, 2015

The Northern Hilltown Councils on Aging Consortium will soon be hiring a full-time outreach coordinator to help expand the organization’s capacity to provide services to the 2,122 elders who live in seven communities. The three-year position will be paid for by a $60,000 service incentive grant from the …

2014 — Teams To Recognize

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HIGH SCHOOLS Amherst Regional Boys indoor track & field — Won PVIAC and State Division 3 titles. Boys outdoor track & field — Won WMass/CMass Division 1 title. Boys 4x100 track relay — Xavia Perkins, Joseph Tavares, JJ …

2014 — Names To Recognize

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HIGH SCHOOLS Amherst Regional Juliana Brissette — Won 800 at outdoor F&G Division 1 track championship. Kanya Brown ­— Won PVIAC indoor track 55-meter dash. Ciaran Dillion-Davidson — Won WMass swimming 200 and 500 freestyles. C.J. Holt — …

Tuesday’s high school basketball: Hampshire girls complete road trip with win over Nauset

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Hampshire Regional girls basketball team concluded its three-game road trip to the eastern side of the state on Tuesday and got a breakout performance from Nicole Buzzee en route to a 63-36 win at Nauset. Buzzee had a career-high 10 points by halftime and finished with 21 …

Tuesday’s high school swimming: Belchertown boys, girls sweep Easthampton to remain undefeated

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Belchertown boys and girls swim team remained undefeated following a sweep of Easthampton Tuesday. The girls won 125-44, while the boys won 89-44 at Williston Northampton. Sisters Audra and Helen Hale were members of two winning relays, while each took an individual first place. The pair teamed …

Monday’s high school basketball: Smith Vocational pulls away from Gateway Regional

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Damon Soto scored a game-high 20 points, while Jeff Goralski had 16 with five assists and four steals for the Smith Vocational boys basketball team in a 63-49 victory over Gateway Regional Monday night in Northampton. Kevin Wackerbarth …

Weekend high schools: Trio of squads still without a loss

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Three local teams remained unbeaten with victories Saturday. The Amherst Regional hockey team won the championship game of the Rabbit Graves Holiday Tournament. On the hardwood, the Hampshire Regional girls and Amherst Regional boys each earned blowout road victories. Amherst Regional 6, Wahconah Regional 1 — Nine different …

Tuesday’s high schools: Easthampton pulls away from Smith Academy

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Easthampton girls basketball team pulled away from Smith Academy in the fourth quarter for a 43-24 win Tuesday in Hatfield. Courtney Urban (seven rebounds) had 15 points, Karina Volpe (11 steals) and Katie Kim (seven rebounds) each had eight, and the Eagles (3-1) outscored the Falcons (1-3) …

Student readers help nonprofit raise $4,000 for children’s Christmas gifts

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — This holiday season, Rod Hart found himself glad to be “one of those mean teachers” who requires his students to read a lot of books. Thanks in part to his eighth-graders’ bookish determination, a local nonprofit was able to raise more than $4,000 to buy Christmas …