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Griffin Fitzell, of South Hadley, breaks a tackle from Northampton's Luke Melcher for a first quarter touchdown run on the way to a 47-24 win for South Hadley.

South Hadley’s Griffin Fitzell runs for 361 yards, scores five TDs in 47-24 win over Northampton

Friday, October 9, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — It wasn’t a shock to hear Griffin Fitzell say he’d never before had a game like Friday night. But the South Hadley football team’s offense performed at such a high level of efficiency as to make Fitzell’s career night a possibility. The senior wingback ran for 361 yards on 11 carries and scored five lengthy touchdowns as …

Chicopee’s wing-T offense too much for Amherst Regional in 32-14 loss

Friday, October 9, 2015

AMHERST — The Chicopee football team executed a simple but effective game plan Friday night: run the ball. The Pacers ran their wing-T offense to perfection, amassing 352 yards rushing in a 32-14 win over Amherst Regional. Issaiah Jackson led Chicopee (1-3, 1-2 Suburban) with 14 carries for 152 yards and two touchdowns, while Ramon Cruz carried the ball 14 times for 106 …

Friday’s high schools: Granby pulls away from South Hadley in girls soccer match

Friday, October 9, 2015

The Granby girls soccer team exploded in the second half and stayed unbeaten with a 4-2 win over South Hadley, Friday in Granby. The Rams (10-0, 4-0 Pioneer North) scored three second-half goals to pull away from a 1-1 halftime draw. Erin Mikalchus had three goals and one assist to power the Granby side. Kate Sarnacki had one goal, while Trystin Burger, Alicia …

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Mahar storms back to beat Frontier Regional, 27-20

Friday, October 2, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Frontier Regional appeared comfortably on its way to a fourth straight victory and looking like the beast of the Intercounty League. But Mahar had something to say about that. Mahar overcome a 20-point deficit and rallied for a wild, 27-20 victory over Frontier Friday night. …

Agawam runs over Amherst Regional, 59-6

Friday, October 2, 2015

AGAWAM — The Amherst Regional football team couldn’t stop Agawam’s running game and lost, 59-6, on a cold and rainy Friday night at Agawam High School. The Hurricanes (0-4) couldn’t do much defensively as the Brownies (4-0) scored on the first play of their first four drives. Chris …

Northampton runs past CREC, 55-30

Friday, October 2, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — When faced with the decision to have a bye week or play a game, the Northampton High School football team went out of state for its opponent Friday night. The Blue Devils dominated first-year varsity program Capitol Regional Education Council (CREC), 55-30. Northampton played its starters …

Friday’s high schools: Smith Vocational beats Sci-Tech for first girls volleyball win

Friday, October 2, 2015

Three games into Friday’s match with Sci-Tech, it looked like the Smith Vocational girls volleyball team, which entered the game without a win in its three varsity seasons, was headed for yet another loss. The Vikings trailed two games to one after being blown out in the third …

Frontier Regional’s Nate Patterson finishes fourth at PVIAC Boys Golf Individual Championship

Friday, October 2, 2015

WESTFIELD — Caleb Farnham just wanted to break 80. So did Nate Patterson. It was mission accomplished for the duo. Patterson, of Frontier Regional, fired a 5-over-par 76 to finish fourth and Farnham, of Hopkins Academy, tied for seventh with a 77 at Friday’s Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic …

Thursday’s high school golf/gymnastics: Hamp’s Caitlyn Richmond places 6th at WMass girls individual tournament

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Northampton junior Caitlyn Richmond had the highest finish among local players at the Western Massachusetts Girls Golf Individual Championship, held at Chicopee Country Club on Thursday. Richmond placed sixth with a 92 on the par-71 course. Agawam’s Alia Godek won the title with an 8-over 79. Anna Casagrande, …

Thursday’s high school girls volleyball/field hockey: Frontier deals Minnechaug first loss

Thursday, October 1, 2015

After splitting the first two games, the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team claimed the final two easily to defeat previously unbeaten Minnechaug, 3-1, Thursday evening in South Deerfield. The 10-time Western Massachusetts Division 3 champion Red Hawks clinched a postseason berth with the 25-23, 17-25, 25-14, 25-13 victory. …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Yann Konan powers Northampton past Central

Thursday, October 1, 2015

A year ago as a junior, Yann Konan scored two goals in the entire 2014 season. On Thursday he doubled that in one night. The Northampton senior notched four goals as the Blue Devils boys soccer team rolled …

Griffin Fitzell, South Hadley steamroll Commerce, 47-16

Thursday, October 1, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — It wasn’t by design, but a home-run play on the first carry from scrimmage certainly set the tone for what was to come. Griffin Fitzell scored on an electrifying 87-yard run to spark South Hadley to a convincing 47-16 triumph over Commerce, Thursday at Central High. …

Brothers John and Ryan Leonard share intense passion for hockey as each continues rise in sport

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Considering their hometown and family background, John and Ryan Leonard of Amherst would appear to be unlikely hockey prospects. But to hear the brothers speak of their dedication and how they push each other despite a seven-year age …