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Poor weather sacked the local high school football schedule on Thanksgiving.

Update: Snow sacks Thanksgiving Day high school football schedule

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Day meals will taste a little different this year. Inclement weather postponed five high school football games on Thursday. The games will be played either Friday or Saturday with turkey day leftovers for post-game feasts. The Battle of the Bridge between Northampton and Amherst will be played Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at McGuirk Stadium. Amherst athletic director Rich Ferro …

Northampton eyes Thanksgiving Day win over rival Amherst Regional

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It’s been a rebuilding campaign for the Northampton football team, but a win Thursday morning over Amherst Regional would mean the Blue Devils close on a winning streak and keep the upper hand over their archrival. The opening kickoff is set for 10 a.m. in Amherst for the 10th “Battle of the Bridge” …

Belchertown, Frontier Regional, South Hadley aim to snap Thanksgiving losing streaks

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Belchertown, Frontier Regional and South Hadley football teams will all have something in common on Thanksgiving — and it’s not likely poor field conditions. The three squads will all look to snap turkey day losing streaks. “If the kids can’t get up for this game, they should check the reasons why they’re playing,” South Hadley coach Scott Taylor said. The Tigers lead …

MacDuffie girls soccer advances to NEPSAC Class D semifinals

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The third-seeded MacDuffie girls soccer team stayed undefeated following a 4-0 win over No. 6 Christian Heritage in the NEPSAC Class D Tournament quarterfinals round, Wednesday in Granby. Sophomore Maddie Levesque scored twice to power the Mustangs (14-0-0), who will face Dexter Southfield in Brookline Saturday. Eighth-grader Ania …

What2Watch4: Week 11 high school football previews

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Amherst Regional at Putnam Thursday, at Springfield Central, 7 The Hurricanes (1-8) will look to build off Brandon Rivera’s monster performance (14 carries, 186 yards, four touchdowns) when they try to take down the Beavers (2-7), who have …

Amherst turns aside Pittsfield, advances to Division 1 sectional final

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — Set plays and different scoring options gave the top-seeded Amherst Regional boys soccer team a 3-1 win over No. 4 Pittsfield in the Western Massachusetts Division 1 Tournament at Central High School’s Berte Field on Tuesday. …

Hopkins shuts out Lenox, reaches fourth straight WMass final

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Evan Delaney and the other senior members of the Hopkins Academy boys soccer team drew inspiration Tuesday night from the team’s last loss in a sectional tournament. The seniors were freshmen in 2011, when Lenox beat …

Monson too strong for Smith Academy in Division 4 semifinals

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

CHICOPEE — Even before taking the field, the Smith Academy boys soccer team knew it was about to face a daunting task. Smith Academy had not faced a team of Monson’s caliber before Tuesday and the Mustangs certainly …

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 …