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Weekend high schools:Niccolo Cardaropoli, Jack Rees net four goals each for Amherst hockey

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hat tricks weren’t enough for the Amherst High School ice hockey team in an 11-1 win over Turners Falls. Niccolo Cardaropoli and Jack Rees each found the net four times in the Hurricanes’ comfortable road win Saturday. Jake Balderston, Max Hopley and Nathan Masteralexis scored the other Amherst (11-1-3, 10-1-1 Fay-Wright) goals. Bryce Jordan scored Turners Falls’ goal. Easthampton 2, Greenfield 2 — Smith Academy student Evan Simmons had a …

Florence’s Jake Ross weighing football and basketball at Williston

Sunday, February 7, 2016

EASTHAMPTON — Jake Ross left Northampton High School to attend Williston Northampton and play basketball for the Wildcats in 2014. Everything was going well. The team won a NEPSAC Class A title in his junior season. Then, last fall as a senior, Ross had 11 catches for 303 yards and four touchdowns for …

Gazette Girls Volleyball Player of the Year: Remi Quesnelle, Frontier Regional

Sunday, February 7, 2016

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Player of the Year Remi Quesnelle, senior, Frontier Regional Season highlights: Quesnelle led Frontier with 306 kills, 265 digs and 98 aces while playing in all six rotations. The Red Hawks won their sixth Division 3 state championship and 11th Western Massachusetts championship in a row. Quesnelle had a season-high 25 …

Belchertown twins Brittany, Breanne Moreau join UMass women’s soccer program

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Twins Brittany and Breanne Moreau have transferred from UConn and have joined the UMass women’s soccer team, the program announced Wednesday. The Belchertown natives decided that moving back home to western Massachusetts was in their best interest following …

Amherst Regional teacher Elizabeth Haygood to receive service award from MIAA Women in Leadership Committee

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

AMHERST — If you attend a sporting event at Amherst Regional High School, there is a good chance you have seen Elizabeth Haygood. There’s an even better chance you have heard her, from a distance, cheering on her beloved Hurricanes. Haygood started coaching at Amherst in 1981 and …

Williston signing day: Amherst resident Aaron James inks with 2014 men’s soccer NCAA champion Virginia

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

EASTHAMPTON — Aaron James is heading back south. James, who moved from the Washington, D.C. area to Amherst in 2012 and currently attends Williston Northampton, signed with the Division I Virginia men’s soccer program. James, who will graduate …

Tuesday’s high schools: Mitch Ouimette hits game-winning basket, makes steal to pace Hampshire Regional boys basketball

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mitch Ouimette nailed a 3-pointer with 5 seconds left to give the Hampshire Regional boys basketball team a 59-58 overtime win at Wahconah Tuesday night. On Wahconah’s ensuing possession, Ouimette came up with a steal to preserve the win. A mid-range jumper by Jake Bihler (18 points) sent …

Tuesday’s high school swimming: Easthampton girls claim Patriot League title

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Easthampton girls swim team completed quite a turnaround on senior night Tuesday. In their final regular season meet, the Eagles beat Chicopee Comp, 97-84, to win the Patriot League championship. Easthampton (7-5, 7-0) capped a perfect league season. Last year, it finished 6-6 overall, 1-5 in the …

Hampshire Regional’s Katy O’Connor joins 1,000-point club on assist from sister

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Westhampton — The 23 points Hampshire Regional junior Katy O’Connor needed to reach 1,000 in her career seemed attainable Tuesday. Not easy by any measure against Monson, even if she had been averaging more than 26 points per …

Tuesday’s high school skiing: Northampton’s Charlie Denhart returns to familiar position

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The last time Charlie Denhart took on the slalom at Berkshire East, he had an atypical run. One week ago, the Northampton senior finished 38th with an unusual time of 44.88 seconds. On Tuesday, Denhart was back in a familiar position. He finished second in 31.35 seconds during …

Gazette High School Girls Cross Country Player of the Year: Taylor Blow, Hampshire Regional

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY PLAYER OF THE YEAR Taylor Blow, senior, Hampshire Regional Season highlights: Blow had only one dual-meet victory but it kick-started a tremendous postseason. Blow finished first in a season-ending six-team meet at Springfield’s …

Monday’s high schools: Frontier boys basketball falls in triple overtime to Pioneer Regional

Monday, February 1, 2016

In a wild triple-overtime battle, the Frontier Regional boys basketball team lost 99-98 on a buzzer-beater. Three Red Hawks were in double figures Monday in South Deerfield. Senior Justin Farrick led the way with 30 points for Frontier (5-8, 5-6 Hampshire). Senior Evan Bourque added 17 points, while …

Chicopee Comp silences South Hadley in 85-45 boys basketball win

Monday, February 1, 2016

SOUTH HADLEY — With the first quarter just two ticks away from coming to an end, Chicopee Comp senior Bruce Carey nailed two free throws while the South Hadley student fans hollered as a distraction. Carey turned to …