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Northampton runners Aidan Gilson, from left, Liam Sullivan and Tim Foldy-Porto run ahead Bill Carroll, of Holyoke Catholic, Thursday at Smith College.
Sullivan placed first, Gilson finished second, Foldy-Porto took third, and Carroll finished fourth.

Thursday’s high school track/swimming: Northampton girls take down Chicopee, Comp

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Northampton girls track team beat Chicopee Comp 64-30 and Chicopee 61-30 during the early session of the second PVIAC meet Thursday at Smith College. The Blue Devils 4x200 team of Sophie Sharp, Alex Dibrindisi, Sierra Loomis and Abigail Springfield won with over a minute to spare, taking first place in 1 minute, 52.44 seconds, ahead of Amherst Regional (1:53.5). Dibrindisi won the long jump in 15 feet, 111/2 inches, while Loomis won the 300-meter dash in 44.25 seconds for Northampton. Amherst beat Minnechaug 58-36 as the Hurricanes picked up four first-place finishes by Valdimira Fernandes (55 dash), Juliana Brissette (600), Jessie Rietkerk (1,000) and …

Thursday’s high school sports

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Granby boys basketball team needed overtime, but picked up its first win of the season thanks to a 3-pointer from Lucas Monaco with 1.7 seconds left to beat Easthampton, 65-62, Thursday. Each team had a shot at the win prior to overtime. The Rams (1-2) missed a shot at the regulation buzzer after tying the game 50-50 with 11 seconds to go. …

Goalie Gavin Prough strong in debut but South Hadley falls to Ludlow

Thursday, December 18, 2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Four years ago, a freshman goaltender backstopped the South Hadley hockey team to the state Division 3A title. While Devin Hoagland set an extremely high standard, it appears the Tigers have found another solid freshman between the pipes. Gavin Prough made 30 saves in his varsity debut and had little chance to stop any of the goals in a 4-1 …

Wednesday’s prep schools: Jake Ross nets 20 points as Williston wins opener

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Jake Ross of Northampton led all scorers with 20 points as the Williston boys basketball team opened its season with an 87-51 victory over Gunnery Wednesday afternoon at Washington, Connecticut. Kieran Hamilton (16 points), Sam Geschickter (13), Patrick Gallagher (11) and Chris Hudson (10) also reached double figures …

Amherst Regional thumps rival Northampton, 40-8

Saturday, November 29, 2014

AMHERST — In the decade-long Thanksgiving history of the “Battle of the Bridge,” once one side loses control of the trophy it’s taken a while to reclaim it. But after dropping last year’s matchup, the Amherst Regional football …

Chicopee Comp zips past South Hadley, 31-6

Saturday, November 29, 2014

CHICOPEE — The South Hadley and Chicopee Comp football teams each had a chance to earn a share of the Suburban League title with a victory in their belated Thanksgiving Day rivalry Saturday. Behind the arm and legs of quarterback Michael Whitsett, it was the Colts who took …

Last-second field goal sinks Belchertown in 3-0 loss to Pathfinder

Saturday, November 29, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — More than anything, the conditions dictated that this game would be a defensive struggle. Thanks to a slippery field, it was hardly a surprise that Belchertown and Pathfinder were locked in a scoreless high school football game with less than four seconds remaining. Both teams tried …

Easthampton sends coach Joe Kocot out with 66-0 win over Dean Tech

Saturday, November 29, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — After 17 years, Joe Kocot’s coaching career at Easthampton High School came to an end Saturday at Sawyer Field on the Williston-Northampton campus. Kocot built the Easthampton football program, starting in 1998. The Eagles won Super …

Mohawk outlasts Frontier Regional in four overtimes, 46-44

Friday, November 28, 2014

BUCKLAND — It was an incredible ending to an incredible game. Mohawk Trail’s defense stopped Oliver Fox just shy of the goal line on a 2-point conversion attempt in the fourth overtime as the Warriors held on to …

Against odds, Chicago school aims for high school football championship

Thursday, November 27, 2014

CHICAGO — Unlike some resource-rich powerhouses that typically vie for Illinois’ high school football championships, the Phillips Academy Wildcats must lug their helmets and pads nearly a mile to a South Side Chicago city park to practice. They …

Update: Snow sacks Thanksgiving Day high school football schedule

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Day meals will taste a little different this year. Inclement weather postponed five high school football games on Thursday. The games will be played either Friday or Saturday with turkey day leftovers for post-game feasts. The Battle …

Northampton eyes Thanksgiving Day win over rival Amherst Regional

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It’s been a rebuilding campaign for the Northampton football team, but a win Thursday morning over Amherst Regional would mean the Blue Devils close on a winning streak and keep the upper hand over their archrival. The opening …

Belchertown, Frontier Regional, South Hadley aim to snap Thanksgiving losing streaks

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Belchertown, Frontier Regional and South Hadley football teams will all have something in common on Thanksgiving — and it’s not likely poor field conditions. The three squads will all look to snap turkey day losing streaks. “If the kids can’t get up for this game, they should …