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Tuesday’s high school school recaps: Belchertown spikes Putnam

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Senior Jordan Vigneault had 17 kills as the Belchertown boys volleyball team beat Putnam 3-1 in Springfield Tuesday. Vigneault added four blocks in the 25-20, 27-25, 22-25, 25-18 victory. Senior Colter Krzcuik had six kills, four blocks and four aces, while junior Kevin Reidy had 31 assists in the win. … 0

Monday’s high school softball recaps: Granby squeezes past Hopkins Academy for first win

Monday, April 14, 2014

Abi Beauregard laid down a successful safety squeeze to score the game-winning run as the Granby softball team won for the first time this season, defeating Hopkins Academy 7-6 Monday. Beauregard struck out eight and walked nobody, allowing just three earned runs in the complete game. Alexis Gay had two hits and three … 0

Monday’s high school lacrosse recaps: Aidan Bass gives Amherst late win over Northampton

Monday, April 14, 2014

Aidan Bass scored with 28 seconds left in regulation to complete a hat trick and deliver a 7-6 road victory for Amherst Regional over Northampton. Donovan Riley scored twice for the Hurricanes (2-2), while Alex LaRaja (two assists) and John Traester added one goal each. Ben Davis and Will Lombardi each put in … 0

Amherst girls ultimate starts season strong

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Amherst Regional girls ultimate team opened its season by finishing third over the weekend at the University of Rhode Island Invitational Tournament. In Sunday’s semifinal, the Hurricanes lost 9-5 to Boston University. Stonehill then forfeited the consolation game. Earlier on Sunday, Amherst beat Rhode Island 8-2. On … 0

Amherst Regional boys 4x4 cracks top 15 at New Balance Nationals

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Amherst Regional indoor track program concluded its long season this weekend at New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City. The boys 4x400-meter relay team placed 14th out of 35 teams in the Emerging Elite division. Allen Vance, Joseph Tavares, Kelzy Rodriguez and Taj-Amir Torres finished in … 0

Amherst boys 4x800 relay sets school record, places seventh at New Balance Nationals

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Amherst Regional boys 4x800-meter relay team broke a 12-year-old school record Friday. Racing against the nation’s best teams at New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City, the Hurricanes placed seventh in the Emerging Elite (EE) division in 8 minutes, 2.25 seconds. Amherst placed seventh out of … 0

Amherst’s John Leonard, Cathedral fall in Super 8

Thursday, March 13, 2014

LOWELL — John Leonard has played important hockey games on big stages before, and there will certainly be more to come in the near future. But the Amherst native’s still-young high school career saw its most significant contest … 0

Amherst Regional track contingent prepares for New Balance Nations

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spring high school sports are less than a week away from starting practice, yet the Amherst Regional boys indoor track team hasn’t finished its season. This weekend, nine athletes and coach David Thompson will travel to New York … 0

Friends remember former Frontier Regional coach, athletic director Myron Rokoszak

Monday, March 10, 2014

Former Frontier Regional football coach Dick Howe will never forget his former coaching partner and friend Myron Rokoszak, known to all as “Rock.” Rokoszak passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 21, the result of a massive heart attack he … 0

High school weekend recaps: Weir wrestles to third, Lachowicz fifth at New Englands

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Hampshire Regional High School wrestling teammates Brendan Weir (132) and John Lachowicz (285) finished third and fifth, respectively, at the 50th annual New England Interscholastic Wrestling Championships held Friday and Saturday at Providence Career and Technical Center in Providence, R.I. Weir was awarded third place in the 132 … 0

Notebook: Derek McMahon leadership guides Smith Academy to Division 4 final

Sunday, March 9, 2014

AMHERST — Derek McMahon had just started school in Easthampton when found someone to look up to. In first grade, McMahon had a writing buddy in middle school. That buddy was a natural athlete who went on to … 0

Smith Academy falls to Quaboag in WMass Division 4 final, 63-48

Saturday, March 8, 2014

AMHERST — Once the shots started to fall for Quaboag, the Smith Academy boys basketball team couldn’t keep up. The bigger, longer Cougars made 11 3-pointers against the Falcons’ 2-3 zone as they pulled away to win the … 0

Charlotte Maurer leads Northampton in sectional final loss to Central

Friday, March 7, 2014

AMHERST — As the only non-senior starter on the Northampton girls basketball team, Charlotte Maurer not only held her own but was a driving force behind the Blue Devils’ run to the Western Massachusetts Division 1 final. Despite … 0