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Jordyn Roberts, right, of Frontier Regional, has been named the Daily Hampshire Gazette Field Hockey Player of the Year.

Gazette Field Hockey Player of the Year: Jordyn Roberts, Frontier Regional

Friday, February 5, 2016

HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY Player of the Year Jordyn Roberts, senior, Frontier Regional 2015-16 season highlights: Roberts, who finished with 17 goals and 10 assists, scored in 15 of Frontier’s 21 games. She had at least a point in both of the Red Hawks’ postseason wins. Her three points in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 final helped Frontier capture a second consecutive title and fourth in the past five seasons. Roberts orchestrated the Red Hawks’ dynamic offense from the forward position whether she was scoring or passing to a teammate. Roberts on the season: “This year I feel like I started off slower, and as …

Thursday’s high schools: Hopkins Academy boys basketball becomes last unbeaten boys hoops team

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Only one boys basketball team remains undefeated in western Massachusetts. Hopkins Academy beat Turners Falls 94-56 on Thursday in Hadley to earn that distinction. The Golden Hawks (16-0, 13-0 Hampshire) used strong defense and hot shooting to cruise past the Indians (6-8, 3-7). Jon Morrison made some defensive adjustments and held Turners’ Josh Obochowski (11 points) scoreless in the second half. Sami Roe …

Adam Hinds to seek state Senate seat being vacated by Benjamin Downing

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Adam Hinds announced his candidacy Wednesday for the state Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield. The announcement came one day after Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox, said that he would not seek the Senate post which he had been seriously considering. Downing announced last week that he would not seek …

Tuesday’s high school swimming: Northampton swimmer Johnny Williams posts All-American time

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Johnny Williams keeps getting faster and now he has an All-American time to prove it. The Northampton swimming senior and UMass commit won Tuesday’s 100-yard butterfly in 49.36 seconds, breaking his own school record. It also was a fast enough swim to automatically qualify him for All-American recognition …

Tuesday’s high school alpine skiing: Delaney, O’Connell, Denhart ski to top-10 finishes

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Corriann Delaney of Frontier Regional and Margaret O’Connell of Amherst Regional finished in the top 10 Tuesday at the PVIAC girls slalom race at Berkshire East in Charlemont. Delaney finished fifth in 43.00 seconds, while O’Connell was seventh in 43.38. In the boys giant slalom race, Charlie Denhart …

Tuesday’s high school boys basketball: Frontier Regional wins second straight, tops Turners Falls 46-44

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Frontier Regional boys basketball team held on down the stretch in a back-and-forth game to pick up their second straight win with a 46-44 victory over Turners Falls, Tuesday in South Deerfield. Trailing by one with just under a minute left, Evan Bourque hit a 3-pointer to …

Monday’s high schools: Northampton rallies to sink Chicopee, 47-40

Monday, January 11, 2016

Down by two with just under 3 minutes left, the Northampton girls basketball team scored the final nine points and beat Chicopee, 47-40, Monday at home. Consecutive backdoor passes from Lauraine Joensen (19 points, 14 rebounds) to Megan …

Friday’s high school basketball: Frontier Regional boys sink Athol for first win

Friday, January 8, 2016

Three double-digit scorers delivered the Frontier Regional boys basketball team its first win of the season Friday, 71-36 over Athol in South Deerfield. Justin Farrick and Trevor Gilmore each had 12 points, while Nolan Muzyka scored 10 and …

Friday’s high school swimming: Belchertown swimming sweeps Monson

Friday, January 8, 2016

Matt Quinney won two events and helped power two relay victories as the Belchertown boys swimming team took down host Monson 108-74 on Friday. He took first in the 200-yard individual medley in 1 minute, 59.88 seconds and won the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.4. The 400 freestyle and …

Thursday’s alpine skiing: Charlie Denhart starts season with win for Northampton

Friday, January 8, 2016

Northampton skier Charlie Denhart started his alpine season atop the boys slalom. He crossed the line in 29.19 seconds at Berkshire East on Thursday in the PVIAC’s first race of the year, edging Longmeadow’s Kyle Gagne by .17 seconds. His younger brother, Jack Denhart, was 14th in 33.23 …

Thursday’s high school basketball: Katy O’Connor dominates has Hampshire girls cruise past Frontier Regional

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Katy O’Connor had 29 points, 11 rebound and seven blocks as the Hampshire Regional girls basketball team routed Frontier Regional, 70-48, Thursday in South Deerfield. Chelsea Moussette added 21 points for Hampshire (5-1). Jordyn Roberts led Frontier (2-4) …

Thursday’s high schools: Northampton, Hampshire cruise to indoor track victories

Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Northampton and Hampshire Regional girls indoor track teams each had two event winners Thursday at the PVIAC meet at Smith College. The Blue Devils took the sprints, while the Raiders won the distance events. Scarlet Sands Bliss won the 600 in 1 minutes, 48.98 seconds, while Sierra …

Wednesday’s high school basketball: Belchertown girls run away from Taconic

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Belchertown girls basketball team got in its press early and ran away from Taconic for a 70-42 win in Belchertown Wednesday. Kayla Henry (six steals) had a career-high 23 points, including 16 in the first quarter when the Orioles transitioned out to a 26-4 lead. Samantha Birks …