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KEVIN GUTTING
Amherst senior captains Isamu Bix, left, and Keith Dixon and coach Michael Rudd accept the finalists trophy after the Hurricanes' 4-0 loss to Needham in the Div. 1 State Championship at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Saturday.

Amherst Regional falls 4-0 to Needham in state Division 1 final

Saturday, November 22, 2014

WORCESTER — The Amherst Regional boys soccer team had only allowed nine goals in 22 games, giving up two just once in a midseason victory. The Hurricanes couldn’t overcome a two-goal first half by Needham, falling 4-0 and ending their unbeaten streak in the state Division 1 championship at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Saturday. “We could match them for skill, …

Wayland scores in first minute of overtime to end Belchertown repeat bid for state soccer title

Saturday, November 22, 2014

WORCESTER — One year later, the Belchertown boys soccer team again found itself in overtime playing for the state Division 3 championship. But this time, the golden goal did not come from an Oriole, as Wayland scored in the first minute of overtime to take the crown 1-0 Saturday at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. …

Amherst senior Taj-Amir Torres selected to Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl

Friday, November 21, 2014

AMHERST — Western Massachusetts high school football is generally overshadowed by teams closer to the coastline and as a region, New England is like the rest of the country’s long lost football cousin — until Friday. Amherst Regional standout Taj-Amir Torres has spent his high school career tearing up the gridiron and the …

Frontier rallies to beat Case 3-2, earns shot at fifth straight state volleyball title

Thursday, November 13, 2014

HUDSON — Nothing could stop Frontier Regional from its date with destiny. Not a strong Lynnfield team, nor a bout of inconsistent play that twice brought the Red Hawks to the brink of elimination. Frontier rallied to win …

Erin Voss enjoys World Cup experience, climbs world rankings in process

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Erin Voss spent the beginning of the month in Asia, swimming in her first major international competition. She entered the FINA World Cup just wanting to enjoy the experience, but came out with a plethora of knowledge and …

Gateway Regional beats Lee 4-0, rolls into WMass Division 4 final

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The second-seeded Gateway Regional girls soccer team needed to settle down in order to erupt for four-second half goals and a 4-0 win over No. 3 Lee in the Western Massachusetts Division 4 semifinals at Northampton High School on Wednesday night. “In the second half, our …

Frontier shut down in 1-0 loss to Auburn in state Division 2 field hockey semifinals

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Frontier Regional field hockey team’s season came to an end on Wednesday night. The Red Hawks threw everything they had at Auburn but Carly Zona’s goal with 4 minutes, 15 seconds remaining in the …

Granby topples Hampshire in OT, advances to Division 3 WMass final

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

CHICOPEE — The best teams learn from their setbacks and build momentum into and through the postseason. No team prides itself in those areas more than the Granby girls soccer team. For the second time in six days, …

MacDuffie girls soccer advances to NEPSAC Class D semifinals

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The third-seeded MacDuffie girls soccer team stayed undefeated following a 4-0 win over No. 6 Christian Heritage in the NEPSAC Class D Tournament quarterfinals round, Wednesday in Granby. Sophomore Maddie Levesque scored twice to power the Mustangs (14-0-0), who will face Dexter Southfield in Brookline Saturday. Eighth-grader Ania …

What2Watch4: Week 11 high school football previews

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Amherst Regional at Putnam Thursday, at Springfield Central, 7 The Hurricanes (1-8) will look to build off Brandon Rivera’s monster performance (14 carries, 186 yards, four touchdowns) when they try to take down the Beavers (2-7), who have …

Amherst turns aside Pittsfield, advances to Division 1 sectional final

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — Set plays and different scoring options gave the top-seeded Amherst Regional boys soccer team a 3-1 win over No. 4 Pittsfield in the Western Massachusetts Division 1 Tournament at Central High School’s Berte Field on Tuesday. …

Hopkins shuts out Lenox, reaches fourth straight WMass final

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Evan Delaney and the other senior members of the Hopkins Academy boys soccer team drew inspiration Tuesday night from the team’s last loss in a sectional tournament. The seniors were freshmen in 2011, when Lenox beat …

Monson too strong for Smith Academy in Division 4 semifinals

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

CHICOPEE — Even before taking the field, the Smith Academy boys soccer team knew it was about to face a daunting task. Smith Academy had not faced a team of Monson’s caliber before Tuesday and the Mustangs certainly …