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Frontier Regional running back Seth Gewanter, center, pushes through a host of Mohawk defenders for a first down in the third quarter Wednesday night in Deerfield.

Frontier Regional plows Mohawk, 46-6, in pre-Thanksgiving tilt

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Frontier Regional football team made sure to soak in the final accomplishment of an outstanding season. Following the Red Hawks’ 46-6 thrashing of rival Mohawk Regional Wednesday night, the players took turns passing around the trophy and posing for pictures. Frontier (9-2) capped the program’s best season since reaching the Division 3 Super Bowl in 2009. …

Thanksgiving football: Northampton, Easthampton starting new tradition

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The 36-14 defeat Easthampton suffered against Northampton last November still resonates with the Eagles ahead of Thursday’s Thanksgiving matchup. “We got destroyed last year by them, so we want to make a better comeback than we did,” Easthampton senior Hunter Leveille said. “(We’re) acting like it’s the championship game. We want to win …

Northampton native Hunter Newman signs letter of intent to men’s lacrosse at Bucknell

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hunter Newman went from a potential Division III recruit to Division I prospect seemly overnight. The Northampton native and Suffield Academy senior signed his National Letter of Intent earlier this month to play men’s lacrosse at Division I Bucknell. The Bison finished 9-6 overall, 5-3 in the Patriot League last season. Their season …

WMass field hockey: Northampton stays smiling after 3-0 loss to Longmeadow in finals

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

West Springfield — Even after losing the Western Massachusetts Division 1 field hockey final 3-0 to Longmeadow on Wednesday, Northampton’s captains showed all smiles. Senior defender Morgan Moffett even held the runner-up trophy in the air and whooped …

WMass girls volleyball: Frontier Regional sweeps Ware, gets shot at 11th straight title

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — If it’s mid November, that means Frontier Regional is usually preparing for a trip to Holyoke. The top-seeded Red Hawks earned their 12th straight trip to the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Girls Volleyball championship Wednesday night with a 25-16, 25-17, 25-9 semifinal win over fourth-seeded …

Alex DeSantis, UMass men’s soccer look to continue run in A-10 Tournament

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

AMHERST — No matter what happens in the Atlantic 10 Tournament, the UMass men’s soccer team has already exceeded expectations. Picked 12th among the league’s 13 teams in the preseason, the Minutemen, under first-year coach Fran O’Leary, will …

Wednesday’s prep schools: Williston field hockey rallies to beat Deerfield

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Williston Northampton field hockey team overcame a two-goal deficit to beat host Deerfield, 3-2 in overtime, Wednesday. Trailing 2-0, Lauren Helm scored from Delaney Belinskas to put the Wildcats on the board. Belinskas then scored from Caroline Channell to tie the game. In overtime, Alexis Ryan tipped …

WMass girls soccer: Experience, youth carry Granby past Monument in D-3 semifinals

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

CHICOPEE — Playing in the sectional semifinals for the seventh consecutive season, the postseason experience of the Granby girls soccer team helped the Rams get through a tough opponent in Monument Mountain. But just as important Wednesday was the Rams’ depth, as one of their tournament newcomers provided …

WMass boys soccer: Frontier shocks 4-time defending champ Belchertown in the semifinals

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Chicopee — An early Frontier Regional counterattack knocked the crown off the Belchertown boys soccer team’s head. Red Hawks senior Connor Hamilton finished a ball from Andy Habel with 7 minutes, 4 seconds remaining in the first half …

WMass boys soccer: Granby’s season ends after Monson barrage

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

CHICOPEE — Zach Gorman and the Granby boys soccer defense withstood Monson’s pressure for 50 minutes, 56 seconds. Then Connor Hicks broke through with the Mustangs’ first goal on an assist from Noah Malo. The Mustangs then scored …

Wmass girls volleyball: Belchertown pushes Chicopee to distance, but falls in Division 2 quarterfinals

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — Chicopee and Belchertown were rather familiar with each other. Playing in the Southern League, the Pacers and the Orioles split during the regular season. Both teams earned their victories on the road as Belchertown won in four sets on Sept. 30. Chicopee then returned the favor …

WMass girls volleyball: Amherst shut out by Longmeadow in Division 2 quarterfinal

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

LONGMEADOW — The sixth-seeded Amherst Regional girls volleyball team lost in straight sets — 25-19, 25-22, 26-24 — to No. 3 Longmeadow in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament quarterfinal round Tuesday. Each game was close between the two evenly matched teams, but what pushed the Lancers (13-6) …

WMass girls soccer: Lenox downs Gateway Regional on PKs in Division 4 semifinal

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Dominant for most of the Western Massachusetts Division 4 semifinal but trailing for an even larger portion, the Gateway Regional girls soccer team earned an opportunity to extend its season in extra time. The Gators maintained their control over two 10-minute overtime sessions, but after they …