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South Hadley senior forward Emily Florence, left, drives past Smith Academy sophomore defender Madison Zigmont in the first period of their match in South Hadley on Monday.

Monday’s high school recaps: South Hadley field hockey shuts out Smith Academy

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hannah Menard scored twice in the final six minutes of regulation as the South Hadley field hockey team defeated Smith Academy 2-0 at home Monday. Brittany Cote only needed to make two stops for the Tigers (7-3-1) in the shutout. Kayla Miastkowski recorded 20 saves for the Falcons (2-6-1). Northampton 4, Mohawk 0 — Missie Maiewski notched a hat trick …

Frontier volleyball keeps rolling, sweeps Amherst to stay perfect

Monday, September 29, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Becoming a dominant team requires a variety of tools. It could be one dominant player that is unstoppable or a well-balanced team that requires every player to make an impact. The Frontier Regional girls volleyball team is unstoppable because of the latter. The unified Red Hawks displayed their dominance as they swept the Amherst Regional, 3-0, (25-9, 25-20, 25-16) at …

Weekend high schools: Smith Academy shuts out rival Hopkins Academy in girls soccer

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Freshman Hannah Rickert put the game away on a pass from Moira Pitrat with six minutes to play as the Smith Academy girls soccer team blanked Hopkins Academy, 2-0, Saturday in Hadley. Mia Ellis scored in the 19th minute and Brooke Pashek made seven saves for the Falcons (5-3, 2-0 Pioneer South). Jordan Lashway made 11 saves for the Golden Hawks (2-8, 0-3). …

Weekend prep schools: Williston blanks Millbrook in field hockey

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hannah Touzos, Delaney Belinskas (assist), Meg Szawlowski (Leeds) and Julia Lustenader each scored as the Williston-Northampton field hockey team shut out Millbrook, 4-0, in Easthampton on Saturday. Morgan Fogleman made two saves for the Wildcats (3-2). Boys soccer Berkshire 8, Williston 0 — Terry O’Brien made 14 saves …

Williston-Northampton blows past Canterbury, 57-8

Saturday, September 27, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — After outscoring Canterbury 29-0 in the first quarter alone, the Williston-Northampton football team cruised to a 57-8 win Saturday night at Sawyer Field. Williston (2-0) scored from defense and special teams in the game. Defensive back Marshall Rizzuto returned an interception 90 yards in the first …

Frontier Regional falls to Turners Falls, 14-7

Saturday, September 27, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — On Saturday, the Turners Falls football team continued to do what has traditionally worked for them — run the ball. But this time, it was a pair of big pass plays that turned the tide and prevented Frontier Regional from pulling off an upset. A …

McCann Tech runs over Smith Vocational, 53-0

Saturday, September 27, 2014

NORTH ADAMS — By the time Smith Vocational’s defense took to the football field Saturday afternoon, they were already behind 16-0. McCann Tech’s offense didn’t let up from there. Rahmer Vincent took the opening kickoff back 85 yards for a touchdown, and ran an interception back 23 yards …

Friday night football: Easthampton runs over Belchertown, 52-0

Saturday, September 27, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — The Easthampton football team scored on all but one drive in a 52-0 shutout of Belchertown on Friday night. “Halftime came and we were telling the boys, it’s still 0-0, play 100 percent,” senior running back …

Friday night football: South Hadley jumps on Northampton in 36-8 victory

Friday, September 26, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — The opening possession Friday night spelled the continuation of a bad trend for the Northampton football team, and perhaps a positive one starting for South Hadley. The Tigers received the kickoff and scored in under a minute en route to a 36-8 home victory. “We …

Friday night football: Late Amherst comeback falls short in 34-27 loss to Commerce

Friday, September 26, 2014

AMHERST — Despite a late surge, the Amherst Regional football team lost to Commerce 34-27 Friday night. Down 34-20 late in the fourth quarter, Taj-Amir Torres returned a kickoff 55-yards and then caught a 40-yard score to get Amherst back in the game. “They made some good blocks …

Friday’s high schools: Smith Academy shuts out Mohawk, 4-0, in boys soccer

Friday, September 26, 2014

Quinn Rickert had two goals as the Smith Academy boys soccer team shut out Mohawk Trail, 4-0, in Buckland on Friday. Senior midfielder Quinn Rickert had a game-high two goals as the Falcons (6-1) earned the shutout on the road. Rickert’s first goal was unassisted, while the second …

Northampton blanks Frontier for fifth straight field hockey win

Friday, September 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The upperclassmen once again stole the show for the Northampton field hockey team as it captured its fifth straight win. Three of the starting seven seniors contributed a goal a piece to lead the Blue Devils to a 3-0 win over Frontier Regional. “We have a …

Defenses shine as Easthampton, South Hadley play to scoreless draw

Thursday, September 25, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — The atmosphere Thursday night had a postseason feel, as did the style of play exhibited by the Easthampton and South Hadley girls soccer teams. Even with two of Hampshire County’s top strikers on the field, the …