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High School Sports

KEVIN GUTTING
Amherst senior captains Isamu Bix, left, and Keith Dixon and coach Michael Rudd accept the finalists trophy after the Hurricanes' 4-0 loss to Needham in the Div. 1 State Championship at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Saturday.

Amherst Regional falls 4-0 to Needham in state Division 1 final

Saturday, November 22, 2014

WORCESTER — The Amherst Regional boys soccer team had only allowed nine goals in 22 games, giving up two just once in a midseason victory. The Hurricanes couldn’t overcome a two-goal first half by Needham, falling 4-0 and ending their unbeaten streak in the state Division 1 championship at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Saturday. “We could match them for skill, …

Wayland scores in first minute of overtime to end Belchertown repeat bid for state soccer title

Saturday, November 22, 2014

WORCESTER — One year later, the Belchertown boys soccer team again found itself in overtime playing for the state Division 3 championship. But this time, the golden goal did not come from an Oriole, as Wayland scored in the first minute of overtime to take the crown 1-0 Saturday at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. …

Amherst senior Taj-Amir Torres selected to Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl

Friday, November 21, 2014

AMHERST — Western Massachusetts high school football is generally overshadowed by teams closer to the coastline and as a region, New England is like the rest of the country’s long lost football cousin — until Friday. Amherst Regional standout Taj-Amir Torres has spent his high school career tearing up the gridiron and the …

Division 3 boys soccer: Belchertown beats Frontier 3-0, advances to sixth straight sectional final

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

CHICOPEE — On one side of Tuesday’s Western Massachusetts Division 3 Boys Soccer Tournament semifinal, there was a Frontier Regional team that overcame a lack of size this season with an abundance of team speed. On the other, …

Frontier Regional wins WMass Division 2 field hockey title

Sunday, November 9, 2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD — It figured that in a season of rebuilding that was not supposed to culminate in a sectional field hockey championship, a freshman and sophomore each scored goals in the title game for Frontier Regional. Freshman …

Frontier Regional wins 10th straight WMass girls volleyball title

Sunday, November 9, 2014

HOLYOKE — This wasn’t a perfect 10 — but it was still an impressive accomplishment. Top-seeded Frontier Regional continued its amazing run on Saturday afternoon as it cruised to a 25-10, 25-19, 25-15 victory over No. 2 Athol …

Weekend prep schools: Williston stomps Tabor Academy, earns berth in NEPSAC championship bowl

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Williston Northampton football team closed its regular season with a 50-19 victory over Tabor Academy, Saturday in Easthampton. The Wildcats (7-1) earned a berth in the NEPSAC championship bowl game, where they will host ISL champion Lawrence Academy at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Johnny Aylward finished 14 for …

Division 1 field hockey: Northampton falls 3-0 to Longmeadow in championship

Saturday, November 8, 2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Instead of just the captains accepting the sectional finalist trophy, the entire senior class of the Northampton field hockey team came forward Saturday evening to claim the symbol of another highly successful season. Despite a …

Hampshire Regional finishes third at WMass, punches ticket to girls cross country state meet

Saturday, November 8, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The Hampshire Regional girls cross country team kept its season alive with a third-place finish in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Championships at Northfield Recreation Center on Saturday. “We really thought we had a pretty good …

Northampton sweeps WMass Division 1 cross country championships; Amherst second

Saturday, November 8, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Northampton boys cross country coach Brandon Palmer was getting tired of waiting. He spent his first two seasons continually hearing, “Wait until next year.” That year is this year. For the second week in a row, …

Weekend high schools: Hampshire shuts out Monument, reaches Division 3 semifinals

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sienna Caron and Vissi Rizos each scored in the first half as the Hampshire Regional girls soccer beat Monument Mountain, 2-0, in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament quarterfinal round, Saturday in Westhampton. The second-seeded Raiders (10-2-5) earned a semifinals rematch with No. 6 Granby (14-4-2), Wednesday at …

Division 4 football: South Hadley stumbles in semifinal, falls 26-6 to Agawam

Friday, November 7, 2014

AGAWAM — Three weeks after being shut out in Agawam during the regular season, the South Hadley football team couldn’t get revenge in the postseason as the Tiger bit themselves with penalties and fell 26-6 in the Western …

Division 3 girls soccer: Granby deals Easthampton first loss with 3-0 win in quarterfinals

Friday, November 7, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — The No. 6-seeded Granby girls soccer team handed the No. 3 Easthampton its first loss of the season, defeating them 3-0 in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament quarterfinal round at Nonotuck Park, Friday. The defending champion Rams (14-4-2) will play in the semifinals against the …