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Hopkins Academy's Spencer Butterfield strokes his drive during the Wednesday afternoon high school golf action at the Hickory Ridge Country Course Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.

Hopkins Academy edges Hampshire Regional in tournament atmosphere

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

AMHERST — The Hopkins Academy golf team eked out a 13-11 win against Hampshire Regional at Hickory Ridge Golf Club Wednesday. Joe Yusko led the Golden Hawks with a 3-over-par 39. “Hampshire probably played as well today as they have all season,” Hopkins head coach Rick Berger said. The Raiders’ strong play coupled with the cold and rainy conditions made for a tough match for the defending Western Massachusetts Division 3 champion Golden Hawks. Spencer Butterfield, Hopkins’ No. 1 player, admitted he had a tough time in the rain and was disappointed with his 40. “I started off good but it was tough, it just …

What2Watch4 - Week 5 high school football matchups

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Northampton at Belchertown, 7 Thursday Both teams are seeking to rebound from drubbings last week. The Blue Devils (0-3) drop down a conference for this matchup with the Orioles (1-2). Easthampton produced over 400 yards rushing in its win over Belchertown. Can Hamp’s attack get on track? South Hadley threw the ball with …

Wednesday’s high school golf/cross country: South Hadley fends off Belchetown

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Brian Bak shot a 1-over-par 37 and Mike Miele added a 42 as the South Hadley boys golf team held off Belchertown, 173-180, at the Ledges Golf Club in South Hadley Wednesday. Ryan Chrabascz had a 40 to pace the Orioles. South Hadley 173, Belchertown 180 at The Ledges, par 36 South Hadley …

Wednesday’s high schools: Frontier Regional, Amherst Regional return from long road trips with victories

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Frontier Regional and Amherst Regional girls volleyball teams each travelled to a different county Wednesday evening, but returned home with 3-0 sweeps. The Red Hawks went to Berkshire County and took down Lee, while the Hurricanes went the other direction and earned a victory over Tantasqua in …

Wednesday’s high school soccer: Christiano Marconi nets lone goal as Holyoke Catholic beats Putnam for first win

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Christiano Marconi scored in the 44th minute as the Holyoke Catholic boys soccer team won for the first time, beating Putnam 1-0 Wednesday in Springfield. Collin Neffinger had the assist, while Tom Heavren made four saves for the Gaels (1-4-4). Amherst Regional 1, Agawam 0 — Alex LaRaja …

Wednesday’s prep schools: MacDuffie girls soccer stays perfect

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Four local athletes had a goal apiece as the MacDuffie girls soccer team continued its perfect start with a 7-0 victory over Watkinson in Hartford, Connecticut. Ania Ludkiewicz, Talia Wiesel and Ava Marion, all of Granby, as well as Ala Legowski of South Hadley each notched a tally. …

High school notebook: ‘Spike it for Life’ hits home for Frontier Regional girls volleyball team

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

As the leaves change, fundraising for breast cancer swings into full gear as October is the disease’s dedicated “awareness” month. Endless philanthropic events rally support — emotionally and financially — including from high school athletic charity nights. The Frontier Regional girls volleyball team will host Longmeadow at 6 …

Tuesday’s high school cross country: South Hadley wins battle of unbeatens with Belchertown

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In a battle of unbeaten girls cross country teams, Belchertown had the overall winner, but South Hadley placed the next four finishers in a 24-31 road win Tuesday. Carolyn Watkins (20 minutes, 38 seconds), Serena Sarage (21:11), Mackenzie Werenski (21:36) and Jackie Doyle (21:37) came in second through …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy punches postseason ticket

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The defending Western Massachusetts champion Hopkins Academy golf team punched its return ticket to the Division 3 Tournament Tuesday afternoon with a 23-1 victory over Smith Academy. Caleb Farnham fired a match-best 37 to lead the Golden Hawks (8-3). Farnham, Spencer Butterfield and Joe Yusko each swept their …

Tuesday’s high schools: Easthampton takes down Granby in Pioneer North showdown

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Maddie Grabowski’s goal gave the Easthampton girls soccer team a 1-0 home victory over Granby Tuesday afternoon and a three-point lead in the highly competitive Pioneer North. Andi Hall set up Grabowski, whose tally kept the Eagles (7-0-1, 3-0-1) undefeated. Alyssa Fugiel made nine saves in the shutout. …

Belchertown girls soccer hits stride in 6-0 win over Northampton

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — After an uneven first half of the season, the Belchertown girls soccer team hit the official midway point Tuesday with its most complete performance thus far. The Orioles scored three times in each half and blanked …

Connecticut principal: High school players were subjected to racist slurs during football game

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. — A school principal said Tuesday that members of his high school’s football team were subjected to racist taunts from among a group of adults in an eastern Connecticut town where his team had just played an away game and lost. New London High School principal …

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 …