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Luca Brashear, of Amherst Regional, does a forward 2.5 somersault during the Western Massachusetts diving championships Friday at Springfield College.

Amherst Regional’s Luca Brashear wins WMass diving championship

Saturday, February 13, 2016

SPRINGFIELD — Amherst Regional’s Luca Brashear was the 31st diver to step on the 1-meter board at the Western Massachusetts Championships on Friday. While he waited, the nerves kicked in as he prepared for his inward dive at Springfield College’s Art Linkletter Natatorium. Thirty divers later, Brashear faced the nerves and unleashed his first dive of the day that was worth a score of 20.5. It was the first of 11 that added up to 441.25 and a sectional championship title for the sophomore. “I was pretty nervous,” Brashear said. “Coming in I didn’t know if I would win or have an awful day. Diving …

Friday’s high school basketball: Hampshire girls avenge overtime loss to Granby, win 65-40

Friday, February 12, 2016

A strong third quarter helped the Hampshire Regional girls basketball team avenge an overtime loss to Granby. The Raiders outscored the Rams 20-6 after the break to take command en route to a 65-40 victory Friday in Westhampton. Chelsea Moussette had 15 points and 10 assists for the Raiders. Katy O’Connor scored 20 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for Hampshire (15-2, 3-1 Central). …

Brandon Weyant captains Hampshire Regional wrestling his own way

Friday, February 12, 2016

Westhampton — Brandon Weyant brought video of his matches to Hampshire Regional wrestling coach Todd Bryant when he was in seventh grade. He asked his coach to dissect the matches with him and point out flaws. “I’ll never forget, he would say ‘coach, when you have a minute can you watch this match …

Gazette Field Hockey Player of the Year: Jordyn Roberts, Frontier Regional

Friday, February 5, 2016

HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY Player of the Year Jordyn Roberts, senior, Frontier Regional 2015-16 season highlights: Roberts, who finished with 17 goals and 10 assists, scored in 15 of Frontier’s 21 games. She had at least a point …

Gazette Boys Cross Country Player of the Year: Northampton’s Liam Sullivan

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS CROSS COUNTRY PLAYER OF THE YEAR Liam Sullivan, senior, Northampton Season highlights: Sullivan had a season for the books at Northampton. His regular season included five dual-meet victories as well as a first-place Division 1 …

Thursday’s high schools: Hopkins Academy boys basketball becomes last unbeaten boys hoops team

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Only one boys basketball team remains undefeated in western Massachusetts. Hopkins Academy beat Turners Falls 94-56 on Thursday in Hadley to earn that distinction. The Golden Hawks (16-0, 13-0 Hampshire) used strong defense and hot shooting to cruise past the Indians (6-8, 3-7). Jon Morrison made some defensive …

Northampton rallies to dump West Springfield in boys basketball

Thursday, February 4, 2016

NORTHAMPTON — Down nine to West Springfield at the end of the third quarter, the Northampton boys basketball team found its way on Thursday night. With 4 minutes, 11 seconds to play, Leon Moore slithered his way to …

Williston Northampton School launches Williston Aquatics Club, a USA Swimming program

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Another USA Swimming Club program is headed to western Massachusetts. The Williston Northampton School on Thursday announced the creation of the Williston Aquatics Club, a USA Swimming program based on the school’s Easthampton campus. It will be a year-round team for all ages and will launch this spring. …

Wednesday’s high school basketball: Granby boys edge Belchertown

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Granby boys basketball team held off rival Belchertown and is one step closer to the postseason. The Rams edged the Orioles, 60-59, in Belchertown Wednesday to move within one victory of qualifying for the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament. Junior forward Zach Gorham led all scorers with …

Wednesday’s high school wrestling: Granby takes down Franklin Tech

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Granby wrestling team pinned down Franklin Tech, 47-28, Wednesday. Five grapplers earned pins for the Rams (11-3-3, 5-1-1 Suburban). Jack Kent (106 pounds), Phil Roberts (160), Jack Sarnacki (170), Clayton Yanosky (182) and Nolan Hodgins (220) guided …

Wednesday’s prep schools: Williston girls ice Taft, 1-0

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tori Palumbo scored as the Williston Northampton girls hockey team edged Taft, 1-0, Wednesday at Lossone Rink in Easthampton. Goaltender Morgan Fisher earned her ninth shutout of the season for the Wildcats (13-2-1). Boys Basketball Williston 67, Pomfret 50 — The Wildcats (13-4) defense held Pomfret to six …

Belchertown twins Brittany, Breanne Moreau join UMass women’s soccer program

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Twins Brittany and Breanne Moreau have transferred from UConn and have joined the UMass women’s soccer team, the program announced Wednesday. The Belchertown natives decided that moving back home to western Massachusetts was in their best interest following …

Amherst Regional teacher Elizabeth Haygood to receive service award from MIAA Women in Leadership Committee

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

AMHERST — If you attend a sporting event at Amherst Regional High School, there is a good chance you have seen Elizabeth Haygood. There’s an even better chance you have heard her, from a distance, cheering on her beloved Hurricanes. Haygood started coaching at Amherst in 1981 and …