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Monday’s high school boys basketball: Easthampton beats storm, Smith Vocational

Monday, January 26, 2015

Dakota Wheeler and the Easthampton boys basketball beat the snow storm and Smith Vocational Monday. Wheeler had 21 points as the Eagles won 91-42 in a game moved up to the early evening at Easthampton, well before the snow storm hit the county. Joe Czarnik added 16 points, LJ Bara had 13, and Sam Brodeur and Liam Healey each had 10 for the Eagles (7-5). Damon Soto had 26 points …

Gazette Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Alex Laraja, Amherst Regional

Monday, January 26, 2015

FIRST TEAM Joe Afflitto, senior, Smith Academy Billy Aldrich, senior, Belchertown Isamu Bix, senior, Amherst Regional Jamie Blinder, senior, Frontier Regional Bryan Brasil, senior, Hampshire Regional Steve Bruscoe, senior, Smith Academy Brendan Bzdel, senior Hampshire Regional Connor Curtain, junior, Belchertown Evan Delaney, senior, Hopkins Academy Keith Dixon, senior, Amherst Regional Tom Heavren, senior, …

Zach Kelley, Hopkins Academy rally late to down Pioneer Regional

Friday, January 23, 2015

HADLEY — Zach Kelley and the Hopkins Academy boys basketball team could not find the basket through the first 28 minutes against Pioneer Regional. The Golden Hawks missed inside, outside and at the free-throw line. They also struggled defensively as Brad Hastings and the Panthers built an eight-point lead with just over four …

High school notebook: Easthampton senior earns silver medal at Cyclocross National Championships

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wet weather and a muddy course rarely faze cyclocross riders. However, when poor race conditions initially canceled the women’s junior 17-18 race at the Cyclocross National Championships in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 11, Victoria Gates broke down in …

Tuesday’s high school basketball: Hampshire boys run away from Southwick

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Hampshire Regional boys basketball team had a 10-point halftime lead, but a huge third quarter resulted in a 70-43 road win over Southwick on Tuesday. The Raiders (8-3, 6-2 Bi-County) outscored the Rams (2-7, 2-5) 25-4 in the third quarter to break the game open. Conor Cronin …

Tuesday’s high school swimming: Northampton girls swim past Amherst Regional to stay perfect

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Maela Whitcomb was the only multiple-event winner as the Northampton girls swimming & diving team kept its perfect season going Tuesday afternoon by beating Amherst Regional 120-56 in Amherst. Whitcomb took first in both the 100 fly and …

Monday’s high school basketball: Tim Hoar, Frontier Regional defense cap comeback over Drury

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Frontier Regional boys basketball team watched an 11-point lead against Drury turn into a three-point deficit with minutes remaining Monday. But defense and Tim Hoar’s driving layup with 7.7 seconds left gave Frontier a 43-42 comeback win …

Weekend high schools/prep schools: Northampton tops Taconic

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Aidan Hirsch paced four players in double figures for the Northampton boys basketball team in a 72-59 home victory over Taconic Saturday. Hirsch scored a game-high 19 points for the Blue Devils (4-8). Michael Castillo and Elijah Davis each had 13, while Andrew Grygorcewicz added 10. Girls basketball …

Mackenzie Sullivan joins twin Kate in Hopkins Academy 1,000-point club

Friday, January 16, 2015

HADLEY — Hopkins Academy senior twins Kate and Mackenzie Sullivan are the youngest of five in a big basketball family, but only they can say they scored 1,000 points in high school. Mackenzie Sullivan hit the milestone in …

Undefeated Granby beats Hampshire Regional at Hoophall, qualifies for postseason

Friday, January 16, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The Granby girls basketball qualified for the postseason in an atmosphere that resembles its year-end goal. The Rams beat Hampshire Regional, 54-48, to stay undefeated Friday at the Spalding Hoophall Classic at Springfield College’s Blake Arena. …

Friday’s high school basketball: Smith Academy girls knock off Commerce

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Smith Academy girls basketball team hit its free throws down the stretch to pull away from Commerce, 32-25, in the second annual Smith Academy Classic Friday night. Jenn Adamites made two free throws, while Katie Yagodzinski went 5 for 7 from the line as the pair helped …

Friday’s indoor track: Northampton boys, girls sweep to stay undefeated

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Northampton boys and girls indoor track teams swept Westfield and Agawam during the early session of the PVIAC’s third regular-season meet Friday. The Northampton girls beat Agawam 62.5-31.5 and Westfield 55-40. The boys won 73-22 and 74-20, respectively. Both teams improved to 7-0 with the two victories …

Friday’s high school swimming: Northampton, South Hadley girls stay perfect in league

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Northampton and South Hadley girls swimming & diving teams each maintained their perfect league records on Friday afternoon. The Blue Devils defeated East Longmeadow 126-55 at JFK Middle School. The Tigers topped Easthampton 54-40 at South Hadley Middle School. Maela Whitcomb and Erica Dean each won a …