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Maddie Grabowski, center, of Easthampton, moves the ball against Alex Temple, of Mahar, Monday in Easthampton. Andie Hall looks on.

Monday’s high schools: Maddie Grabowski paces Easthampton past Mahar in girls soccer

Monday, October 12, 2015

Maddie Grabowski’s two tallies guided the Easthampton girls soccer team back over the .500 mark with a 2-1 home victory over Mahar on Monday afternoon. The junior midfielder scored in the 41st minute, assisted by Courtney Urban, and in the 62nd minute, assisted by Brenna Mottor. Mahar tied the match with a goal in the 49th minute. Gabby Downer stopped …

Amherst Select Board declines to have Town Meeting consider state legislation requiring payment from nonprofits

Monday, October 12, 2015

AMHERST — Town officials are considering lending support to proposed state legislation that would require private schools and other nonprofits to contribute more, both financially and with in-kind services, to their host communities. But the Select Board Oct. 5 opted against bringing a resolution in support of the bill to Town Meeting next month. Town Meeting member Vincent O’Connor requested that the 15-article …

Weekend high schools: Smith Academy field hockey goes 2-0 to claim Columbus Day Classic

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Smith Academy field hockey team beat Palmer, 2-1, to win the Columbus Day Classic, Sunday at Smith College. Vanessa Skawski scored at one post to give the Falcons a 1-0 lead in the first half. Santana Dubois then scored at the other post, taking a one-time pass from Skawski to give Smith (6-5-1) a 2-0 lead. Kayla Miastowski made 11 saves in …

Thursday’s high school golf/gymnastics: Amherst sinks Northampton in ‘Battle of the Bridge’ links version

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Two days before Amherst Regional and Northampton will play in three sports, the Hurricanes golf team claimed the “Battle of the Bridge” on the course with a 195-199 win Thursday at Hickory Ridge. Liam Kelly shot a match-best …

Thursday’s high school volleyball/field hockey: Frontier aces Medfield

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Emily Woodward had 26 of the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team’s 27 assists as the Red Hawks swept Medfield, 3-0, in South Deerfield on Thursday. Frontier (7-1) won 25-16, 25-13, 25-22. The Red Hawks collected 20 aces. Remi Quesnelle had nine kills, nine aces and 12 digs, while …

Worthington special Town Meeting seeks solution to closed Sam Hill Bridge

Thursday, September 24, 2015

WORTHINGTON — Residents at a special Town Meeting on Tuesday will be asked to spend $32,000 for a temporary bridge until the Sam Hill Road bridge is permanently repaired. The request made by a resident is not supported …

Wednesday’s high school cross country/golf: Course records fall at Granby

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A pair of course records fell at Dufresne Park in Granby Wednesday. Palmer’s Henry Domnarski broke an eight-year-old mark by two seconds in winning the boys 3.1-mile race in 18 minutes, 13 seconds. Granby went 3-1 in the meet, beating Palmer, McCann Tech and Hopkins Academy. The Rams …

Wednesday’s high schools: Smith Vocational girls soccer nets win over Commerce

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A.J. Mitchell scored five goals as the Smith Vocational girls soccer team beat Commerce, 10-0, Wednesday in Springfield. Tasha Ding added two tallies, while Maddison Atkinson, Shannon Ryan and Gabby Petlock each had one for the Vikings (4-1-1, …

Tuesday’s high school boys cross country: Frontier Regional stays unbeaten

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Frontier Regional boys cross country team placed its five scoring runners in the first 11 and remained unbeaten with three victories at a quad meet at Mahar Regional in Orange Tuesday. Alex Smart (second, 17 minutes) was the top finisher for the Red Hawks (5-0, 4-0 Pioneer …

Tuesday’s high school soccer/field hockey: Ariana Sheehan’s hat trick sparks Smith Academy

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Ariana Sheehan scored a hat trick Tuesday afternoon to lead the Smith Academy girls soccer team to a 5-0 home victory over Ware. Maggie Hession and Moira Pitrat had the other goals for the Falcons (4-1-1, 2-0 Pioneer …

Tuesday’s high school girls cross country: Jullian Paterwic leads Belchertown sweep of Holyoke

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Jillian Paterwic finished first overall to pace the Belchertown girls cross country team to a 15-50 win over Holyoke at Foley Field. The junior completed the 2.8-mile course in 21 minutes, 46 seconds. The Orioles (1-1, 1-1 Valley South) swept the top five spots as Brenna Skaza, Marissa …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Smith Academy rolls past Ware

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The resurgent Smith Academy golf team needed only five outings to match its win total of a season ago. The Falcons defeated Ware 171/2-61/2 Tuesday afternoon at Greenfield Country Club to achieve that feat. No. 1 player Jake Wilson shot a match-best 39 for the Falcons (4-1, 3-1 …

Legislative hearing for bill to reform state’s ‘antiquated’ zoning laws co-sponsored by Rep. Stephen Kulik

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

There may be plenty of ways in which Massachusetts leads the nation, but the state’s 40-plus-year-old zoning laws are not among them, as far as planners are concerned. In fact, Massachusetts is viewed as having some of the weakest, most antiquated state land-use laws in the country, said …