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Junior Elijah Davis, left, and the Northampton football team will face Easthampton at 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving football: Northampton, Easthampton starting new tradition

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The 36-14 defeat Easthampton suffered against Northampton last November still resonates with the Eagles ahead of Thursday’s Thanksgiving matchup. “We got destroyed last year by them, so we want to make a better comeback than we did,” Easthampton senior Hunter Leveille said. “(We’re) acting like it’s the championship game. We want to win it. It’s a big rivalry for us …

Northampton native Hunter Newman signs letter of intent to men’s lacrosse at Bucknell

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hunter Newman went from a potential Division III recruit to Division I prospect seemly overnight. The Northampton native and Suffield Academy senior signed his National Letter of Intent earlier this month to play men’s lacrosse at Division I Bucknell. The Bison finished 9-6 overall, 5-3 in the Patriot League last season. Their season …

Weekend prep schools: Williston field hockey claims conference title in overtime

Sunday, November 22, 2015

It took five overtimes in two days, but the Williston Northampton school field hockey team captured a conference title. The Wildcats won the New England Prepatory School Athletic Council Class B championship with a shootout victory in quadruple overtime over Middlesex on Sunday in Pomfret, Connecticut. Delany Belinskas scored in the second sudden victory round of the shootout to give Williston its first …

Friday night football: Frontier pulls out wild 28-26 overtime win over Amherst Regional

Saturday, November 14, 2015

AMHERST — There was a mirror effect throughout the non-playoff football game between Frontier Regional and Amherst Regional Friday night — until the final play. Each time the Red Hawks scored, the Hurricanes answered back on their next possession, including in overtime. But the Frontier defense stopped Amherst …

Friday night football: Northampton weather’s Putnam’s early scoring burst

Friday, November 13, 2015

Springfield — A 15-point storm washed over the Northampton football team in the first quarter. Putnam took a two-score lead with the help of three big plays of more than 20 yards before the Blue Devils turned to their rock. Elijah Davis ran for 126 yards and four …

Friday night football: South Hadley shuts down Minnechaug for 14-0 win

Friday, November 13, 2015

WILBRAHAM — The swing pass to Griffin Fitzell wasn’t designed to go the distance. But Fitzell is the type of player who is a threat to reach the end zone any time he touches the ball. Fitzell took a short pass from Joe Allard, picked up a couple …

Friday night football: Smith Vocational closes 2015 with 39-12 loss to Athol

Friday, November 13, 2015

ATHOL — The Athol football team won its third straight game Friday night, beating Smith Vocational, 39-12, at O’Brien Field. Athol (4-6) received the opening kickoff and wasted no time, carving through the Vikings’ defense on a five-play, 70-yard drive, all runs. The drive was capped by a …

Friday night football: Mohawk runs over Belchertown, 46-0

Friday, November 13, 2015

BUCKLAND — The Mohawk Trail football team’s rushing attack was on point Friday night as the Warriors rushed for six touchdowns in a 46-0 blowout over Belchertown in an independent football game at Pollard Field. The Warriors (2-8) racked up 405 yards on the ground, led by junior …

What2Watch4: Week 10 football previews

Friday, November 13, 2015

Northampton at Putnam Friday, 7 The Blue Devils (4-5) will look to snap a two-game losing streak when they face the Beavers (3-6) out of the AA Conference. Putnam has dropped five straight. Hamp will look to contain …

Local briefs: Northampton wins WMass Fall Baseball League championship

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Northampton wins fall baseball championship Northampton won the Western Massachusetts High School Fall Baseball League Varsity Division championship last month. Northampton finished 8-1 in the regular season and went 3-0 in the playoffs, beating East Longmeadow, Springfield and Holyoke. Hamp beat Holyoke 6-5 in eight innings for its …

WMass boys soccer: Longmeadow counters end Amherst’s tournament run

Thursday, November 12, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The alarm bells sounded early on the Amherst Regional boys soccer sideline. Ryan Cove put No. 7 Longmeadow on the board first with a counterattack goal in the seventh minute, forcing a change. The No. 3 …

WMass field hockey: Frontier repeats as champions behind Jordyn Roberts’ 2 goals

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Penalty corners tripped up the Frontier Regional field hockey team all season. The Red Hawks simply struggled to score from them even in reaching Wednesday’s Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament championship at Clark Field. Since …

WMass field hockey: Northampton stays smiling after 3-0 loss to Longmeadow in finals

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

West Springfield — Even after losing the Western Massachusetts Division 1 field hockey final 3-0 to Longmeadow on Wednesday, Northampton’s captains showed all smiles. Senior defender Morgan Moffett even held the runner-up trophy in the air and whooped …