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Friday night football: Mistakes plague Northampton in 22-7 loss to Chicopee

Friday, October 31, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The projected starting backfield for the 2015 Northampton football team received its first start together Friday night. But the Blue Devils still couldn’t break away from what’s ailed them in 2014. Northampton committed four turnovers and turned the ball over on downs twice in a 22-7 loss to Chicopee at David Wright Field. “Obviously there were too many mistakes at bad times,” Northampton coach Pat Sledzieski said. “This …

Friday night football: Smith Vocational hangs tough with Franklin Tech in 28-0 loss

Friday, October 31, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The Smith Vocational football team only has three seniors, and on their night, the future of the program was on display despite falling 28-0 to Franklin Tech Friday night. “We still have our problems with a high level of execution and doing all the right things at all the right times, …

Lucius Burrell reaches 4K yards, Joe Kocot wins 100th as Easthampton qualifies for playoffs with 36-32 win over Ludlow

Friday, October 31, 2014

LUDLOW — Lucius Burrell surpassed 4,000 yards in career rushing. Coach Joe Kocot earned his 100th victory. Both Burrell and Kocot downplayed their accomplishments because of something more important — Easthampton is in the Division 5 playoffs. Easthampton survived a furious comeback bid by Ludlow and the Eagles punched their ticket to the …

Monday’s high schools: Caleb Farnham fires 89, finishes 22nd at state Division 3 tournament

Monday, October 27, 2014

A week after winning the Western Massachusetts golf championship, Caleb Farnham shot an 89 and finished 22nd in the state Division 3 tournament at Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown on Monday. The Hopkins Academy sophomore did not see the course until a nine-hole practice round on Sunday. …

WMass Field hockey: Three teams battle in Division 2; Northampton, South Hadley eye Division 1 crown

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Western Massachusetts Field Hockey Tournament brackets were released Monday, officially opening postseason play. Of the 13 western Mass. programs in Division 2, just three qualified. Two of the 13 teams — South Hadley and Mahar — qualified, …

Weekend colleges: Boston College ices UMass win streak at two games

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The UMass hockey team held No. 6 Boston College scoreless for a period and a half, but the defense cracked as BC went on for a 4-1 victory Saturday night in Boston. The Minutemen (2-3-0, 1-2-0 Hockey East) saw their two-game win streak come to an end. The …

Weekend prep schools: Williston football runs away from Berkshire in second half

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Williston Northampton football team trailed early, but recovered to blow out Berkshire, 46-14, Saturday in Easthampton. Williston trailed 6-0 and 14-8, but the Wildcats (5-1) pulled away with 30 second-half points. Johnny Aylward finished 13 of 22 for 216 yards and three touchdowns. Nick Garofano ran for …

Weekend high schools: Keith Dixon powers undefeated Amherst boys soccer to regular season finale

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Keith Dixon scored twice and had an assist as the Amherst Regional boys soccer team beat Chicopee, 3-1, in nonleague action at Szot Park in Chicopee Saturday night. After a scoreless first half by both teams, the Hurricanes erupted in the second half. Alex Zyskowski had the other …

Easthampton snaps two-game slide, rolls past Greenfield 54-0

Saturday, October 25, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — After losing two in a row, the Easthampton football team needed a game like this. The Eagles ran away early, scoring on every offensive drive of the first half and returned a punt for a touchdown …

Turnovers, missed opportunities doom Northampton in 28-6 loss to Chicopee Comp

Friday, October 24, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The Northampton football team established Friday night that it belongs on the field with the top team in the Suburban League. But as has occurred in several games this season, a quick breakdown by the Blue …

Friday night football: Frontier grinds out 21-6 victory over Athol

Friday, October 24, 2014

ATHOL — Not even the elements can slow down the red hot Frontier Regional football team. The Red Hawks battled the mud soup of O’Brien Field and an increasingly stingy Athol defense, but came away with a hard-fought 21-6 Intercounty League win Friday night. “That was some tough …

Friday night football: Turnovers sink Belchertown in 21-0 loss to Ludlow

Friday, October 24, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — The Belchertown football team suffered its second shutout of the season as turnovers burned the Orioles in a 21-0 loss to Ludlow on Friday night. “We put ourselves in some bad positions offensively and they were able to capitalized on some of those,” coach Chris Bourget …

Friday night football: Chicopee runs over Amherst Regional, 20-7

Friday, October 24, 2014

CHICOPEE — The run games were in full force on a frigid Friday night as Chicopee defeated the Amherst Regional football team 20-7 at Szot Park. Both teams combined for just 10 passing attempts in the low-scoring affair. The Pacers (3-4, 2-3 Suburban) ran all over the Hurricane …