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Wednesday’s high schools: Belchertown hockey qualifies with win over Chicopee

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Nate Pachecho gave the Belchertown ice hockey team two points and a postseason spot Wednesday. He scored a goal in the first period as the Orioles beat Chicopee, 1-0, at Smead Arena in Springfield. Cam Cass and Ben Magarian added assists for Belchertown (8-4-2, 7-3-2 Fay-Wright). St. Mary 5, Easthampton 2 — Freshman goalie Brigitte Goeler-Slough made 34 but the Eagles (3-9-4, 3-8-4 Fay Wright) fell at Lossone Rink. Boys …

South Hadley rallies to tie Mahar for Tri-County League wrestling title

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

From a 37-16 hole, the South Hadley wrestling team rallied back. The Tigers won the final four matches of their dual Wednesday in South Hadley to force a 37-37 tie with Mahar and share the Tri-County League championship with the Senators. It came down to the final match for the Tigers, who trailed …

Wednesday’s preps: Williston boys basketball shuts down Choate

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A stingy defensive second half allowed the Williston Northampton boys basketball team to beat Choate Rosemary Hall, 68-46, on the road Wednesday. Williston (14-4) held Choate to 12 points through the first minutes of the second half after leading by seven at hafltime Jamaal David and Sam Geschecter led the team with 17 points each. Girls basketball Loomis 69, Williston 38 — Olivia …

Williston signing day: Amherst resident Aaron James inks with 2014 men’s soccer NCAA champion Virginia

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

EASTHAMPTON — Aaron James is heading back south. James, who moved from the Washington, D.C. area to Amherst in 2012 and currently attends Williston Northampton, signed with the Division I Virginia men’s soccer program. James, who will graduate …

Tuesday’s high schools: Mitch Ouimette hits game-winning basket, makes steal to pace Hampshire Regional boys basketball

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mitch Ouimette nailed a 3-pointer with 5 seconds left to give the Hampshire Regional boys basketball team a 59-58 overtime win at Wahconah Tuesday night. On Wahconah’s ensuing possession, Ouimette came up with a steal to preserve the win. A mid-range jumper by Jake Bihler (18 points) sent …

Tuesday’s high school swimming: Easthampton girls claim Patriot League title

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Easthampton girls swim team completed quite a turnaround on senior night Tuesday. In their final regular season meet, the Eagles beat Chicopee Comp, 97-84, to win the Patriot League championship. Easthampton (7-5, 7-0) capped a perfect league season. Last year, it finished 6-6 overall, 1-5 in the …

Hampshire Regional’s Katy O’Connor joins 1,000-point club on assist from sister

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Westhampton — The 23 points Hampshire Regional junior Katy O’Connor needed to reach 1,000 in her career seemed attainable Tuesday. Not easy by any measure against Monson, even if she had been averaging more than 26 points per …

Tuesday’s high school skiing: Northampton’s Charlie Denhart returns to familiar position

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The last time Charlie Denhart took on the slalom at Berkshire East, he had an atypical run. One week ago, the Northampton senior finished 38th with an unusual time of 44.88 seconds. On Tuesday, Denhart was back in a familiar position. He finished second in 31.35 seconds during …

Gazette High School Girls Cross Country Player of the Year: Taylor Blow, Hampshire Regional

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY PLAYER OF THE YEAR Taylor Blow, senior, Hampshire Regional Season highlights: Blow had only one dual-meet victory but it kick-started a tremendous postseason. Blow finished first in a season-ending six-team meet at Springfield’s …

Monday’s high schools: Frontier boys basketball falls in triple overtime to Pioneer Regional

Monday, February 1, 2016

In a wild triple-overtime battle, the Frontier Regional boys basketball team lost 99-98 on a buzzer-beater. Three Red Hawks were in double figures Monday in South Deerfield. Senior Justin Farrick led the way with 30 points for Frontier (5-8, 5-6 Hampshire). Senior Evan Bourque added 17 points, while …

Chicopee Comp silences South Hadley in 85-45 boys basketball win

Monday, February 1, 2016

SOUTH HADLEY — With the first quarter just two ticks away from coming to an end, Chicopee Comp senior Bruce Carey nailed two free throws while the South Hadley student fans hollered as a distraction. Carey turned to …

Gazette High School Golf Player of the Year: Ryan Chrabascz, Belchertown

Monday, February 1, 2016

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF PLAYER OF THE YEAR Ryan Chrabascz, sophomore, Belchertown Season highlights: Chrabascz won the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament individual title by shooting a 6-over-par 75 at Cranwell Golf Club in Lenox, leading the Orioles to …

Weekend high schools: Granby’s Nolan Hodgins, Hampshire’s Brandon remain undefeated after Mountie Invitational wrestling tournament

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Granby wrestler Nolan Hodgins remained undefeated, reaching 18-0. He pinned Matt Carrier of Hampshire in 1 minute, 40 seconds in 220-pound final at the 2016 Mountie Invite on Saturday in Williamstown. Brandon Weyant of Hampshire improved to 16-0 on the season when he defeated Devin Pelletier of Mount …