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Bird sightings

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. An unprecedented spring fallout of ruddy ducks occurred at many locations over the weekend. A common tern and a long-tailed duck were found at Lake Pontoosuc A Caspian tern and a purple martin were seen on Lake Onota, and another Caspian tern was reported at Turners …

Thursday’s high school lacrosse/track: South Hadley boys lax outlasts Northampton

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Griffin Fitzell (four assists) and Sam Duda each scored four goals as the South Hadley boys lacrosse beat Northampton, 12-7, at home Thursday afternoon. Marcus Larrier scored two goals, while Jason Fernandes and Pat Fitzgerald each scored one goal for the Tigers (3-3). Matt Huggett scored three goals for the Blue Devils (2-2), while Nick Pellegrino scored twice. Jared Yarde (three assists) and …

Thursday’s high school tennis: Holyoke Catholic, Belchertown girls maintain perfect marks

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Belchertown and Holyoke Catholic girls tennis teams each enjoyed easy victories Thursday afternoon to keep their records unblemished. The Orioles (6-0) only dropped four games over five matches in blanking Chicopee 5-0 at home. The Gaels (5-0) lost nine games in four matches of a 4-0 home win. Girls tennis Ludlow 3, Northampton 2 At Northampton First singles: Phoebe Gelbard (N) def. …

Area baseball, softball teams ready to get outside, play ball

Friday, April 10, 2015

Four weeks after preseason workouts began March 16, the high school baseball and softball seasons should get underway in full force Monday afternoon. Many of this past week’s games had already been postponed due to poor field conditions. …

Bird Sightings

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. A Eurasian wigeon has been seen for several days in a flood pool on West Road in Longmeadow. A black-headed gull was found Sunday in a field along Russellville Road in Amherst. A greater …

Thursday’s high schools: Northampton girls lacrosse hammers West Springfield

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Northampton girls lacrosse team opened the season with a 21-6 blowout at West Springfield Thursday afternoon. Megan McCarthy and Missie Maiewski (assist) each scored four goals, while Kerry Fleming (assist) added three for the Blue Devils (1-0). Ursa Heidinger and Sophie Melcher had two tallies apiece, while …

Wednesday’s high schools: Kat Minor paces Frontier track past Belchertown

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Kat Miner won three individual events and two of her teammates each won a pair as the Frontier Regional girls track & field team opened the season by beating Belchertown 133-12 Wednesday in South Deerfield. Miner earned victories …

Two finalists for principal in Worthington will be interviewed Saturday

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

WORTHINGTON — The public is invited to meet the two finalists for the principal’s job at the R.H. Conwell Elementary School when they tour the building and are interviewed Saturday. The Worthington School Committee has narrowed 14 applicants to finalists Gretchen Morse-Dobosz, of Shelburne, and Jill Phelan, of …

Tuesday’s high schools: South Hadley boys lacrosse rolls past East Longmeadow

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Sam Duda used a nine-point afternoon to power the South Hadley boys lacrosse team to a 15-5 win in its season opener at East Longmeadow Tuesday. Duda scored seven goals and added two assists for the Tigers (1-0). …

Monday’s high school recaps: Amherst Regional girls track opens season with two wins

Monday, April 6, 2015

Amherst Regional girls track & field earned their first two wins of the season in a home tri-meet Monday, topping Agawam, 91-50, and Pittsfield, 91-34. Taylor Lesure, Meg Rhodes, and Frances Duncan led the way, each taking first in two events for the Hurricanes (2-0). Lesure took first …

Spring Preview: New coach takes different approach with Northampton boys tennis

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Northampton boys tennis team has a bunch of new faces, but the fresh talent isn’t altering the game plan. The Blue Devils are 15 deep and have a new coach in Chris Deszynski, but the additions have …

Friday high schools: Amherst boys lacrosse debuts with win over East Longmeadow

Friday, April 3, 2015

Ben Thompson and Declan Gray-Mullen each had a hat trick as the Amherst Regional boys lacrosse team opened its season Friday with a 10-8 road victory over East Longmeadow. Jonathan Traester scored twice for Amherst (1-0), while Alex LaRaja (assist) and Willy Wright added a tally apiece. Liam …

Spring Preivew: Hopkins Academy baseball focused on repeat

Friday, April 3, 2015

Despite disappointing offseason news, the defending Western Massachusetts Division 4 champion Hopkins Academy baseball team returns seven starting players and has its sights set on a repeat. After winning their first sectional championship since 1988 and reaching the …