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South Hadley boys basketball coach Jeff Guiel, right, is shown during the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament championship at Curry Hicks Cage last March. Guiel has retired after 16 seasons and seven sectional championships.

South Hadley boys basketball coach Jeff Guiel retires

Monday, November 30, 2015

Editor’s note: This story will be updated. The defending champion South Hadley boys basketball team enter the season with a new coach. Jeff Guiel, who returned following a one-year absence to guide the Tigers a seventh sectional championship last March, has retired after 16 years. South Hadley athletic director Tad Desautels learned of the decision two weeks ago. “He’s built …

Hampshire cross country duo competes at Foot Locker Northeast regionals

Sunday, November 29, 2015

A pair of Hampshire Regional senior girls cross country standouts finished in the top 60 of the Foot Locker Northeast Regional Championships Saturday at Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, New York. Taylor Blow completed the 3.1-mile course in 19 minutes, 47.7 seconds to come in 54th. Ally Roessling was 60th at 20:01.3. In the boys race, South Deerfield’s Arcangel Velazquez finished 106th with …

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. …

Frontier meets familiar foe Case in state Division 3 girls volleyball semifinals

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Frontier Regional girls volleyball team’s drive for a fifth consecutive state Division 3 title was one point away from ending in the 2014 state semifinals. Now that they’ve reached that round yet again, the Red Hawks face a different opponent, but the lesson learned still motivates them. …

State field hockey: Frontier will face familiar Auburn team

Monday, November 16, 2015

A familiar foe awaits the Frontier Regional field hockey team in the Division 2 state semifinals. The Western Massachusetts champion Red Hawks (18-2) will face Auburn (22-0) for a chance to play for a state title at 5 …

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 …