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High School Sports

JERREY ROBERTS
Zach Kelley, right, of Hopkins Academy, draws a foul from Jack Hale, of Pioneer, Friday at Hopkins.

Zach Kelley, Hopkins Academy rally late to down Pioneer Regional

Friday, January 23, 2015

HADLEY — Zach Kelley and the Hopkins Academy boys basketball team could not find the basket through the first 28 minutes against Pioneer Regional. The Golden Hawks missed inside, outside and at the free-throw line. They also struggled defensively as Brad Hastings and the Panthers built an eight-point lead with just over four minutes left. But Kelley and the Hawks …

Friday’s high schools: Mitch Ouimette, Hampshire Regional shoot down Easthampton in second half

Friday, January 23, 2015

Mitch Ouimette’s barrage from behind the arc led a game-deciding offensive explosion for the Hampshire Regional boys basketball team Friday night. With the game tied at halftime, the junior guard knocked down five 3-pointers in the second half and finished with 17 points as the Raiders beat rival Easthampton 68-56 in Westhampton. Conor Cronin had 12 points, 12 rebounds, four steals and three …

Friday’s high school indoor track: South Hadley takes three against Athol, Greenfield and Hampshire

Friday, January 23, 2015

The South Hadley indoor boys and girls track teams swept Athol, Greenfield and Hampshire Regional Friday night, in a PVIAC meet at Smith College. The girls beat Athol 85-10, Greenfield 89-6 and Hampshire 80-15, while the boys won 60-30, 53-42 and 58-35, respectively. Northampton swept Central as the girls won, 56-35, and the boys finished on top, 69-26. Holyoke Catholic beat Pioneer Regional …

Amherst Regional goes cold, drops first game in 60-47 loss to Putnam

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Isaac Siegel blew past his defender from the right wing and headed toward the basket. The senior forward had space in the paint so he took off and threw down a one-handed dunk. The slam was the first basket of the game and gave the Amherst …

Weekend high schools: Amherst boys nordic team finishes third at Prospect Mountain

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Amherst Regional returned to the trails Saturday for its second Berkshire Nordic Ski League meet of the season. The boys finished third, while the girls were fourth at Prospect Mountain in Woodford, Vermont. Willy Wright finished ninth overall in 27 minutes, 24 seconds to pace the boys squad, …

Weekend wrestling: Hampshire Regional junior Brandon Weyant records 100th career win

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Hampshire Regional junior Brandon Weyant recorded his 100th career win Saturday at the Eagle Super Quads at Franklin Tech in Turners Falls. Weyant pinned Pat McGranaghan in 1:26 at 160 pounds to hit the milestone and pace the Raiders to a 49-24 win over Frontier Regional. Weyant defeated …

Weekend preps: Jake Ross nets 22 points as Williston beats Deerfield in boys basketball

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Jake Ross (Northampton) had 22 points and Ryan Richmond had 23 as the Williston Northampton boys basketball team beat Deerfield Academy, 79-66, Saturday in Easthampton. Chris Hudson had 12 points and Sam Geschickter added 11 in the win. Girls basketball Berkshire 61, Williston 42 — Natalia Baum had …

Amherst’s John Leonard 1 point shy of 100 for Cathedral hockey team

Saturday, January 10, 2015

WEST SPRINGFIELD — He is on the cusp of 100 career points, a lofty accomplishment for a four-year career and certainly rare for one to achieve in the middle of his junior season. For John Leonard of Amherst, …

Hampshire Regional, Easthampton remember late coach Jay Fortier

Friday, January 9, 2015

WESTHAMPTON — When former Hampshire Regional athletic director Denny Nolan hired Jay Fortier ahead of the 2000-2001 girls basketball season, he had one requirement — no technicals. Sure enough, just over a minute into Fortier’s first game for …

Friday’s high school swimming: Belchertown boys stay perfect with win over Northampton

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Belchertown boys swim team snuck past Northampton, 87-76, to remained undefeated on the season. Ben LaClair and Matt Quinney each won two individual events and were apart of two winning relays for the 6-0 Orioles. LaClair won the 200 free and 50 free, and helped lead the …

Northampton boys take midseason indoor track showdown with rival Amherst Regional

Saturday, January 10, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The Northampton boys indoor track and field team was eager to see how it matched up against three-time defending PVIAC champion Amherst Regional. Despite the Hurricanes not operating at full strength, the Blue Devils displayed why …

Friday’s high schools: Athol snaps South Hadley’s home win streak at 17

Friday, January 9, 2015

The South Hadley girls basketball team’s home win streak was snapped at 17 games as Athol had four double-digit scorers in a 60-44 win on Friday. The Red Raiders (10-0) held Tigers’ leading scorer Sophie Gatzounas to 12 points. Gatzounas, who pulled down 14 rebounds, was averaging 24.4 …

Amherst’s John Leonard nears 100 points for powerhouse Cathedral hockey

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Cathedral junior forward John Leonard increased his Western Massachusetts leads in both goals and points, while inching closer to a career milestone Thursday night. The Amherst resident scored two goals in a 6-1 victory over Bridgewater-Raynham at The …