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High School Sports

KEVIN GUTTING
Senior forward/guard Kate Sullivan, holding cake, celebrates with her Hopkins Academy teammates after sinking her 1000th point on a layup early in the Golden Hawks' 56-35 win over the visiting Lenox Millionaires on Saturday. From left are Ally Jenks, Kate's twin, Mackenzie Sullivan, and Erin Tudryn.

Kate Sullivan joins 1K-point club at Hopkins Academy

Saturday, December 20, 2014

HADLEY — Completing the journey to 1,000 points is an amazing accomplishment for a high school basketball player. For Kate Sullivan of Hopkins Academy, it was more. After tearing her ACL last season, Sullivan faced a long, arduous recovery process before the beginning of her senior season. The hard work culminated into a celebration on Saturday in a 56-35 win …

Kate Sullivan nets 21 points, pulls within four of 1K for Hopkins Academy

Friday, December 19, 2014

Kate Sullivan scored 21 points to move within four of 1,000 for her career as the Hopkins Academy girls basketball team defeated Turners Falls 63-40 at home Friday night. The senior hit five 3-pointers and also had eight rebounds and three assists. Hopkins (2-1) plays at home against Lenox at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. …

Thursday’s high school track/swimming: Northampton girls take down Chicopee, Comp

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Northampton girls track team beat Chicopee Comp 64-30 and Chicopee 61-30 during the early session of the second PVIAC meet Thursday at Smith College. The Blue Devils 4x200 team of Sophie Sharp, Alex Dibrindisi, Sierra Loomis and Abigail Springfield won with over a minute to spare, taking first place in 1 minute, …

Judge halts Oklahoma high school football semifinal pending protest

Thursday, December 4, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY — There’s still hope for Douglass High School. An Oklahoma judge says a high school football semifinal will not be played Friday so he can consider whether Douglass, which lost to Locust Grove in controversial fashion in the quarterfinals, is entitled to a replay. Locust Grove’s …

Oklahoma school board votes against replaying final minute of football game

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY — It was the final minute of the state quarterfinal when Douglass High School appeared to score the winning touchdown on a fourth-down play. But the jubilation was short-lived as players watched the score get wiped …

Wednesday’s prep schools: Jake Ross nets 20 points as Williston wins opener

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Jake Ross of Northampton led all scorers with 20 points as the Williston boys basketball team opened its season with an 87-51 victory over Gunnery Wednesday afternoon at Washington, Connecticut. Kieran Hamilton (16 points), Sam Geschickter (13), Patrick Gallagher (11) and Chris Hudson (10) also reached double figures …

Amherst Regional thumps rival Northampton, 40-8

Saturday, November 29, 2014

AMHERST — In the decade-long Thanksgiving history of the “Battle of the Bridge,” once one side loses control of the trophy it’s taken a while to reclaim it. But after dropping last year’s matchup, the Amherst Regional football …

Chicopee Comp zips past South Hadley, 31-6

Saturday, November 29, 2014

CHICOPEE — The South Hadley and Chicopee Comp football teams each had a chance to earn a share of the Suburban League title with a victory in their belated Thanksgiving Day rivalry Saturday. Behind the arm and legs of quarterback Michael Whitsett, it was the Colts who took …

Last-second field goal sinks Belchertown in 3-0 loss to Pathfinder

Saturday, November 29, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — More than anything, the conditions dictated that this game would be a defensive struggle. Thanks to a slippery field, it was hardly a surprise that Belchertown and Pathfinder were locked in a scoreless high school football game with less than four seconds remaining. Both teams tried …

Easthampton sends coach Joe Kocot out with 66-0 win over Dean Tech

Saturday, November 29, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — After 17 years, Joe Kocot’s coaching career at Easthampton High School came to an end Saturday at Sawyer Field on the Williston-Northampton campus. Kocot built the Easthampton football program, starting in 1998. The Eagles won Super …

Mohawk outlasts Frontier Regional in four overtimes, 46-44

Friday, November 28, 2014

BUCKLAND — It was an incredible ending to an incredible game. Mohawk Trail’s defense stopped Oliver Fox just shy of the goal line on a 2-point conversion attempt in the fourth overtime as the Warriors held on to …

Against odds, Chicago school aims for high school football championship

Thursday, November 27, 2014

CHICAGO — Unlike some resource-rich powerhouses that typically vie for Illinois’ high school football championships, the Phillips Academy Wildcats must lug their helmets and pads nearly a mile to a South Side Chicago city park to practice. They …

Update: Snow sacks Thanksgiving Day high school football schedule

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Day meals will taste a little different this year. Inclement weather postponed five high school football games on Thursday. The games will be played either Friday or Saturday with turkey day leftovers for post-game feasts. The Battle …