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Future shines for Northampton football as Blue Devils run past Easthampton on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Northampton — Future and present met in the end zone for the Northampton football team in its first Thanksgiving Day game against Easthampton. Junior running backs Elijah Davis and Nik Smith both topped 100 yards and scored in a dominating 44-6 win over the Eagles on Thursday. Smith finished the game with 125 yards and a touchdown, ending his day …

South Hadley stomps short-handed, Super Bowl-bound Chicopee Comp, 56-14

Thursday, November 26, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — The opponent for the South Hadley football team Thursday wasn’t the same Chicopee Comp team the Tigers had already faced twice this season. But that fact didn’t take away from the satisfaction of a strong season-ending performance as the Tigers blasted the Colts, 56-14, to snap a three-game Thanksgiving losing streak to their rivals. “We knew they weren’t going to …

Minnechaug clamps down on Amherst for 32-6 win on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26, 2015

WILBRAHAM — The Amherst Regional football team could not get its running game going. The Hurricanes either failed to gain a yard or lost yards on 15 of their first 22 rushing attempts, forcing them to put the game in the hands of quarterback Will Budington. Minnechaug was solid on defense in its 32-6 triumph over Amherst on Thanksgiving Day at Falcon Field. …

Frontier Regional spikes Case in five, reaches sixth straight state final

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

NORTHBOROUGH — They want six, pure and simple. Frontier Regional battled back from a pair of one-set deficits and survived a nail-biter of a fifth set to post a 20-25, 25-15, 14-25, 25-18, 16-14 victory over Joseph Case …

Millbury breaks Granby’s stout defense in 3-0 state Division 3 semifinal win

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BOLTON — Faced with its greatest challenge of the season, the defense of the Granby girls soccer team extended its stellar postseason run well into Wednesday’s state Division 3 semifinal. The back line held for the first 50 …

Greatest postseason soccer run in Frontier history ends in state semifinals

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BOLTON — A diving header ended the greatest boys soccer season in Frontier Regional history. Douglas’ Zach Ells connected with a cross from Michael Tourony in midair 30 seconds into the second overtime of a Division 3 state …

Wednesday’s prep schools: Williston advances to NEPSAC field hockey semifinal round

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Williston Northampton field hockey team advanced to the NEPSAC Tournament semifinal round with a 4-2 win over Hopkins, Wednesday in Easthampton. Delaney Belinskas scored twice, while Alexis Ryan and Meg Szawlowski (Leeds) each had one in the win. Szawlowski added one assist for Williston, which will play …

Granby faces high-powered Millbury with trip to state finals on line

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The elation on the faces of the Granby girls soccer players was quite evident after winning the Western Massachusetts Division 3 championship Sunday afternoon. The Rams beat Southwick 2-1 to reclaim the throne they sat upon in 2013, the year they also reached the state title game. But …

Frontier field hockey drops another heartbreaking state semifinal to Auburn

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

GRAFTON — Late, heartbreaking goals follow the Frontier Regional field hockey team in the Division 2 state semifinals. Auburn’s Kileigh Hynes delivered a winner 8 minutes into overtime to give the Rockets their second consecutive 1-0 win over …

Frontier celebrated, now it prepares for Douglas in state Division 3 boys soccer semifinal

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Preparation for Wednesday’s Division 3 state semifinal didn’t start immediately after the Frontier Regional’s boys soccer team won the sectional title Saturday. The Red Hawks celebrated their historic victory that night and Sunday before returning to the practice pitch. “I told them to take Sunday, take another day …

Frontier meets familiar foe Case in state Division 3 girls volleyball semifinals

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Frontier Regional girls volleyball team’s drive for a fifth consecutive state Division 3 title was one point away from ending in the 2014 state semifinals. Now that they’ve reached that round yet again, the Red Hawks face a different opponent, but the lesson learned still motivates them. …

State field hockey: Frontier will face familiar Auburn team

Monday, November 16, 2015

A familiar foe awaits the Frontier Regional field hockey team in the Division 2 state semifinals. The Western Massachusetts champion Red Hawks (18-2) will face Auburn (22-0) for a chance to play for a state title at 5 …

Granby stays perfect, beats Southwick to capture Division 3 girls soccer crown

Sunday, November 15, 2015

WESTFIELD — Maintaining its undefeated record Sunday, the Granby girls soccer team completed perhaps an even more impressive feat while winning the Western Massachusetts Division 3 championship. The Rams capped a perfect mark against WMass divisional opponents by …