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Amherst Regional boys place second at State Nordic Ski Championship

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Amherst Regional boys nordic ski team had an historic finish at the state championship Thursday. The Hurricanes placed four skiers in the top 20 and placed second behind Mount Greylock at Weston Ski Track. It was the program’s best finish at the state meet. Greylock finished with 39 points. Amherst had 52. Concord-Carlisle was third with 80 points. Willie Wright finished 10th in 17 minutes, 58 seconds to pace …

Thursday’s high school basketball: Amherst boys qualify for postseason behind sixth straight win

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Devonte McCall had 28 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and four blocks as the Amherst Regional boys basketball team won their sixth straight and qualified for the postseason with an 83-72 win over Westfield in Amherst. Meikkel Murray added 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Tajahn Joyner had 16 points and Will Budington 10 for the Hurricanes (10-4, 5-1 Valley Wheel). Amherst shot …

Northampton girls aim for second straight WMass swimming championship

Thursday, February 11, 2016

When a team is vying for a Western Massachusetts title in swimming, there needs to be more than just a few talented swimmers. There needs to be talent, as well as depth through each event. Numbers have to be strong up and down the roster to score as many points as possible to boost the final total to championship status. After winning the …

Monday’s high schools: Frontier boys basketball falls in triple overtime to Pioneer Regional

Monday, February 1, 2016

In a wild triple-overtime battle, the Frontier Regional boys basketball team lost 99-98 on a buzzer-beater. Three Red Hawks were in double figures Monday in South Deerfield. Senior Justin Farrick led the way with 30 points for Frontier (5-8, 5-6 Hampshire). Senior Evan Bourque added 17 points, while …

Chicopee Comp silences South Hadley in 85-45 boys basketball win

Monday, February 1, 2016

SOUTH HADLEY — With the first quarter just two ticks away from coming to an end, Chicopee Comp senior Bruce Carey nailed two free throws while the South Hadley student fans hollered as a distraction. Carey turned to …

Gazette High School Golf Player of the Year: Ryan Chrabascz, Belchertown

Monday, February 1, 2016

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF PLAYER OF THE YEAR Ryan Chrabascz, sophomore, Belchertown Season highlights: Chrabascz won the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament individual title by shooting a 6-over-par 75 at Cranwell Golf Club in Lenox, leading the Orioles to …

Weekend high schools: Granby’s Nolan Hodgins, Hampshire’s Brandon remain undefeated after Mountie Invitational wrestling tournament

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Granby wrestler Nolan Hodgins remained undefeated, reaching 18-0. He pinned Matt Carrier of Hampshire in 1 minute, 40 seconds in 220-pound final at the 2016 Mountie Invite on Saturday in Williamstown. Brandon Weyant of Hampshire improved to 16-0 on the season when he defeated Devin Pelletier of Mount …

Weekend prep schools: David Fitch still unbeaten for Williston swimming

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Even if his team loses, Williston swimmer David Fitch hasn’t. The Wildcats’ senior captain remained unbeaten by winning the 200-yard individual medley and 500 freestyle in a 96-69 loss to Kingswood Oxford on Saturday. Williston won the girls meet 95-80. Gabby Mercier broke her own school record in …

South Hadley edges Granby, 57-52, in memorable girls basketball showdown

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Two star players turned into a memorable showdown in a battle of Central Division heavyweights, Friday in South Hadley. South Hadley held off Granby 57-52, to stay undefeated in league play. Sophie Gatzounas had 35 points for the Tigers (11-1, 2-0) while Mikhaila Edge added 10. Kate Sullivan …

Sierra Loomis helps Northampton girls to second at PVIAC indoor track championships

Friday, January 29, 2016

Northampton — East Longmeadow won the PVIAC indoor girl’s track championship Friday at Smith College with 59 total points, edging out Northampton, who came in second with 55, in a vital last 4X400 relay. South Hadley came in …

Friday’s swimming: Belchertown sweeps Amherst at home

Friday, January 29, 2016

Ben LaClair led the Belchertown boys swim team to a 101-64 win over Amherst on Friday with two individual event victories. He took the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 48.7 seconds and the 100 free in 49.46. The Orioles won every event but the 100 breaststroke, which Amherst’s …

Friday’s prep schools: Olivia Bonavita helps lead Williston girls basketball comeback

Friday, January 29, 2016

Three double-digit scorers helped the Williston Northampton girls basketball team erase a 10-point deficit in the second half Saturday. Olivia Bonavita led the way with 13 points, and the Wildcats beat Wilbraham and Monson 41-36. Sarah Sullivan put up 12 points, and Sarah Marion scored 10 for Williston …

Wednesday’s high schools: Amherst hockey skates past Greenfield and into postseason

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Junior Max Hopley scored three goals and dished out two assists as the Amherst Regional ice hockey team beat Greenfield, 8-2, at Orr Rink Wednesday. The Hurricanes (9-1-3, 8-1-1 Fay-Wright), who scored five goals in the third to break a 2-2 tie, qualified for the postseason with the …