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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 fifth, respectively, for the Tigers (4-0, 3-0). Tatyana Almore posted a meet-best time of 20:20 for the Orioles (4-1, 2-1 Valley South). …

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 individual matches 4-0. In other golf action, Easthampton earned its first win since the 2012 …

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. Brooklyn Baran stopped six shots for the Rams (7-2-1, 2-1). Gateway Regional 5, Ware 0 …

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 …

Thursday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy sweeps Pathfinder, 24-0

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Spencer Butterfield shot an even-par 36 at Hickory Ridge Golf Club as Hopkins Academy swept Pathfinder, 24-0, on Thursday. The Golden Hawks (7-3, 6-1 Bi-County East) won each individual match 4-0. Easthampton 12, Westfield Voke 12 at Pine Grove GC, par 36 Medalist: Matt King (WV), 39 No. …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Frontier boys blank South Hadley, 4-0

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Connor Hamilton and Joe Zinan each had two-point games as Frontier Regional shut out South Hadley, 4-0, at home on Thursday. Hamilton scored in the 23rd minute off an assist from Zinan for the Red Hawks (3-1-3). Hamliton picked up the assist on Keaton Warren’s 60th minute goal. …

What2Watch4 - A snapshot of Week 4 in high school football

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Northampton at South Hadley, 7 Friday The Blue Devils (0-2) should be fresh for their Suburban League opener against the Tigers (1-2, 1-0). Hamp is coming off a bye week after playing Wahconah and Longmeadow to open the …

Wednesday’s high schools: Brendan Bzdel records five points as Hampshire rolls past Sabis, 7-0

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Brendan Bzdel recorded a hat trick and tacked on two assists to lead the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team to a 7-0 road victory over Sabis. Bryan Brasil tallied two goals of his own, while Harry George and Brody Dean netted one each. Nick O’Hare only needed to …

Wednesday’s high school golf/cross country: Hampshire drive past Westfield Voke

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sean Ryan shot a 1-under 35 to pace Hampshire Regional to a 17-7 victory over Westfield Voke, Wednesday at Beaver Brook Golf Course in Haydenville. Ryan swept his No. 1 match against Matt King. Dave Lacourse also won 4-0, beating Matt Puffer at No. 4. Golf Westfield 166, …