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Justin Farrick, of South Deerfield, embraces Frontier Regional goalie Dylan Husted after the boys soccer team won the Division 3 Western Massachusetts Championship Saturday against Palmer at Westfield State's Alumni Field in Westfield.

Frontier’s senior class comes together to find unprecedented success in 2015

Friday, November 27, 2015

The white soccer ball caromed from Zach Ells’ head, bouncing off the goal line as keeper Dylan Husted could only turn and watch it dance in the netting. Douglas High School’s senior striker ended Frontier Regional’s boys soccer run with a diving flick inside the 6-yard box after flying through the 40-degree air. It was cold, but not as cold …

Future shines for Northampton football as Blue Devils run past Easthampton on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Northampton — Future and present met in the end zone for the Northampton football team in its first Thanksgiving Day game against Easthampton. Junior running backs Elijah Davis and Nik Smith both topped 100 yards and scored in a dominating 44-6 win over the Eagles on Thursday. Smith finished the game with 125 …

South Hadley stomps short-handed, Super Bowl-bound Chicopee Comp, 56-14

Thursday, November 26, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — The opponent for the South Hadley football team Thursday wasn’t the same Chicopee Comp team the Tigers had already faced twice this season. But that fact didn’t take away from the satisfaction of a strong season-ending performance as the Tigers blasted the Colts, 56-14, to snap a three-game Thanksgiving losing streak to their rivals. “We knew they weren’t going to …

Granby stays perfect, beats Southwick to capture Division 3 girls soccer crown

Sunday, November 15, 2015

WESTFIELD — Maintaining its undefeated record Sunday, the Granby girls soccer team completed perhaps an even more impressive feat while winning the Western Massachusetts Division 3 championship. The Rams capped a perfect mark against WMass divisional opponents by …

WMass boys soccer: Frontier wins Franklin County’s first sectional soccer title in penalties

Saturday, November 14, 2015

WESTFIELD — What a time for Dylan Husted’s first penalty kick save of the season. The Frontier Regional boys soccer keeper stood in the fifth round of a shootout to decide the Western Massachusetts Division 3 championship Saturday, …

WMass girls cross country: Northampton reigns again; Sophia Jacobs-Townsley, Taylor Blow take top individual honors

Saturday, November 14, 2015

WESTFIELD — The bus taking the Northampton High School girls cross country team to Stanley Park was filled with laughter, singing and words of encouragement. Coach Ashley Krause told the Blue Devils to “run a race that will …

Northampton’s Liam Sullivan, Frontier Regional make history at WMass cross country championships

Saturday, November 14, 2015

WESTFIELD — Northampton senior Liam Sullivan joined an elite list Saturday, while Frontier Regional made history at the Western Massachusetts Boys Cross Country championships. Sullivan became just the seventh runner since 1963 to win back-to-back Division 1 individual …

Easthampton football thumps Pathfinder in final home game

Saturday, November 14, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — An old Tri-County rivalry couldn’t revive itself Saturday afternoon, as the Easthampton High School football team breezed past Pathfinder 42-10 in non-playoff action at White Brook Middle School. It was the final home game for 12 seniors for the Eagles (7-3), who finish their season at …

WMass girls volleyball: Frontier’s championship train rolls on to title No. 11

Saturday, November 14, 2015

HOLYOKE — It may not have been a virtuoso performance by the program’s lofty standard, but it was another championship one nonetheless for the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team. The Red Hawks extended the dynasty into a second …

Weekend preps: Williston football falls to Berkshire School, 42-20, in season finale

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Williston Northampton football team saw its six-game win streak and season come to an end Saturday as the Berkshire School won 42-20 in Sheffield. The Bears (6-2) advanced to the Mike Atkins New England Championship Bowl where they will face Kingswood-Oxford. The Wildcats, who would have advanced …

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 …