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Big plays hurt Smith Voke in 33-8 loss to Franklin Tech

Sunday, October 4, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Three big plays are what separated Smith Vocational from keeping this game close. The Vikings were unable to overcome those obstacles and Franklin County Tech posted a 33-8 Tri-County League football victory Saturday afternoon in the blustery conditions at Franklin Tech. The Eagles (3-1, 2-0 TCL) never ran an offensive play in the first quarter, but held a 6-0 lead thanks to CJ Daignault’s 77-yard punt return …

Easthampton rallies, cruises past Athol 29-12

Friday, October 2, 2015

ATHOL — Easthampton staked Athol a 12-point lead on Friday night, but a couple of big plays by the Eagles and miscues by the Red Raiders led to 29 unanswered points as the Eagles went on to a 29-12 Intercounty League victory at O’Brien Field. The Red Raiders (1-3) used methodical drives on their first two possessions of the game to take a …

Greenfield too much for injury-plagued Belchertown

Friday, October 2, 2015

BELCHERTOWN ­— Greenfield football coach Mike Kuchieski expressed sympathy for the plight of Belchertown coach Chris Bourget Friday night. Already down seven starters to injury, the Orioles lost quarterback Jackson Leduc in the first half of the Green Wave’s 35-0 victory. “That was us last season. We’ve been where they are now,” Kuchieski …

Monday’s high school golf: Granby rallies to chip Pathfinder

Monday, September 28, 2015

The bottom four players for the Granby golf team scored 15 of a possible 16 points in leading the Rams to a 16-8 victory over Pathfinder Monday at Cold Spring Country Club in Belchertown. Tyler Sullivan, Maddie Humphrey and Jack White each swept their individual matches, while EJ …

Weekend preps: Williston football opens 2015 with 40-30 loss to Governor’s Academy

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Williston Northampton football team dropped a shootout with Governor’s Academy, 40-30, in its season opener in Easthampton Saturday. The Wildcats led 22-19 in the third before the Govs scored three straight touchdowns to pull away. Nick Garofano had 1-yard touchdowns run, a 28-yard TD reception from quarterback …

Weekend high schools: Northampton field hockey shuts out Amherst Regional

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Megan McCarthy and Georgie Lellman each scored as the Northampton field hockey team shut out Amherst Regional, 2-0, Saturday in Amherst. Kiana Matakanski and Ursa Heidinger each had one assist, while Danielle Parent was unchallenged in goal for the Blue Devils (5-1-1). Katherine Cornell made 25 saves for …

Northampton rolls past Amherst in ‘Battle of the Bridge’

Sunday, September 27, 2015

AMHERST — The Northampton football team didn’t need to wait the usual full year to gain revenge on archrival Amherst Regional for last season’s 32-point loss. And once the teams took the field Saturday night, the Blue Devils …

Easthampton breaks in new field with thrilling 16-12 win over Cathedral

Saturday, September 26, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — After unveiling its new confines at White Brook Middle School, the Easthampton High School football team beat Cathedral, 16-12, in dramatic fashion Saturday afternoon. A Hunter Leveille 25-yard interception return gave the Eagles (2-1) the lead with 2:19 left to play in the game. “Our coverage …

Frontier outmuscles Turners Falls, 20-14 in overtime

Saturday, September 26, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Seth Gewanter’s game-winning touchdown in overtime on Saturday will go down as a 1-yard run, but there was very little running involved. Rather, the Frontier Regional junior took the handoff from quarterback Nolan Muzyka, got behind his offensive line and together as a group, the …

Chicopee Comp airs it out in 26-20 win over South Hadley

Saturday, September 26, 2015

CHICOPEE — A playoff atmosphere surrounded South Hadley High School’s football game Friday night at Chicopee Comp. It was a big early season game for both teams in the Suburban League. Unfortunately for the Tigers, the pass happy …

Pathfinder too much for Smith Vocational in 38-18 Tri-County League win

Friday, September 25, 2015

PALMER — The Pathfinder football team was too much for Smith Vocational as the Pioneers won, 38-18, Friday night at St. Joe’s Field. Pathfinder improved to 3-0 overall and in the Tri-County League, while the Vikings fall to 0-3 in both. Pathfinder’s play on special teams and penalties …

Mahar runs over Belchertown, 49-0

Friday, September 25, 2015

ORANGE — Mahar Regional rebounded from its tough loss against Turners Falls a week ago with a 49-0 Intercounty League rout over Belchertown Friday night at the Woodward Complex. Mahar running backs Malik Adams and Clay Richardson rushed for 180 and 153 yards respectively. The two had a …

Friday’s high schools: Jordyn Roberts, Frontier Regional field hockey pull away from Southwick

Friday, September 25, 2015

Jordyn Roberts had a hand in both goals as the Frontier Regional field hockey team shut out Southwick, 2-0, on the road Friday. Tied at halftime, the Red Hawks (5-1) pulled away thanks to Roberts. Mackenzie Patterson scored off a Roberts assist, while Camille Alli assisted Roberts’ goal. …