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YOSHITAKA HAMADA
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 …

Frontier volleyball keeps rolling, sweeps Amherst to stay perfect

Monday, September 29, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Becoming a dominant team requires a variety of tools. It could be one dominant player that is unstoppable or a well-balanced team that requires every player to make an impact. The Frontier Regional girls volleyball team is unstoppable because of the latter. The unified Red …

Weekend high schools: Smith Academy shuts out rival Hopkins Academy in girls soccer

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Freshman Hannah Rickert put the game away on a pass from Moira Pitrat with six minutes to play as the Smith Academy girls soccer team blanked Hopkins Academy, 2-0, Saturday in Hadley. Mia Ellis scored in the 19th minute and Brooke Pashek made seven saves for the Falcons …

Weekend prep schools: Williston blanks Millbrook in field hockey

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hannah Touzos, Delaney Belinskas (assist), Meg Szawlowski (Leeds) and Julia Lustenader each scored as the Williston-Northampton field hockey team shut out Millbrook, 4-0, in Easthampton on Saturday. Morgan Fogleman made two saves for the Wildcats (3-2). Boys soccer Berkshire 8, Williston 0 — Terry O’Brien made 14 saves …

Williston-Northampton blows past Canterbury, 57-8

Saturday, September 27, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — After outscoring Canterbury 29-0 in the first quarter alone, the Williston-Northampton football team cruised to a 57-8 win Saturday night at Sawyer Field. Williston (2-0) scored from defense and special teams in the game. Defensive back Marshall Rizzuto returned an interception 90 yards in the first …

Frontier Regional falls to Turners Falls, 14-7

Saturday, September 27, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — On Saturday, the Turners Falls football team continued to do what has traditionally worked for them — run the ball. But this time, it was a pair of big pass plays that turned the tide and prevented Frontier Regional from pulling off an upset. A …

McCann Tech runs over Smith Vocational, 53-0

Saturday, September 27, 2014

NORTH ADAMS — By the time Smith Vocational’s defense took to the football field Saturday afternoon, they were already behind 16-0. McCann Tech’s offense didn’t let up from there. Rahmer Vincent took the opening kickoff back 85 yards for a touchdown, and ran an interception back 23 yards …

Friday night football: Easthampton runs over Belchertown, 52-0

Saturday, September 27, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — The Easthampton football team scored on all but one drive in a 52-0 shutout of Belchertown on Friday night. “Halftime came and we were telling the boys, it’s still 0-0, play 100 percent,” senior running back …

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 …