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Weekend prep schools: Granby’s Gabby Mercier sets Williston diving record

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Gabby Mercier of Granby broke her own school diving record as the Williston Northampton girls swimming & diving team beat Kingswood-Oxford 93-84 Saturday in Easthampton. Mercier finished with 235.50 points. Emily Yeager (Easthampton) won the 100 free and 200 free, while Natalie Aquadro (Northampton) finished first in the 500 free for the Wildcats. Boys swimming Kingswood-Oxford 97, Williston 70 — Calvin Frye and David Fitch (Conway) each won two events …

Weekend high schools: Amherst Regional shuts down West Springfield

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Trailing by four entering the second quarter, the Amherst Regional boys basketball team shut down West Springfield en route to a 66-54 win in Amherst on Saturday. The Hurricanes outscored the Terriers 14-4 in the second to pull ahead. Devonte’ McCall finished with 19 points, Isaac Siegel had 13 and Meikkel Murray added 10 for the Hurricanes (13-1, 6-0 Valley Wheel). Girls basketball …

Friday’s high school track recaps: Northampton, South Hadley girls finish undefeated

Friday, January 30, 2015

The South Hadley and Northampton girls indoor track teams finished their seasons undefeated Friday. The Tigers defeated Mahar, 76-19, for their final win of the season, finishing at 9-0. Blue Devils took down East Longmeadow, 48-46, and Longmeadow, 64-31, for a perfect 10-0 record. The Northampton boys defeated East Longmeadow, 78-15, but fell to Longmeadow, 51-44. The South Hadley boys picked up a …

Undefeated Granby beats Hampshire Regional at Hoophall, qualifies for postseason

Friday, January 16, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The Granby girls basketball qualified for the postseason in an atmosphere that resembles its year-end goal. The Rams beat Hampshire Regional, 54-48, to stay undefeated Friday at the Spalding Hoophall Classic at Springfield College’s Blake Arena. …

Friday’s high school basketball: Smith Academy girls knock off Commerce

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Smith Academy girls basketball team hit its free throws down the stretch to pull away from Commerce, 32-25, in the second annual Smith Academy Classic Friday night. Jenn Adamites made two free throws, while Katie Yagodzinski went 5 for 7 from the line as the pair helped …

Friday’s indoor track: Northampton boys, girls sweep to stay undefeated

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Northampton boys and girls indoor track teams swept Westfield and Agawam during the early session of the PVIAC’s third regular-season meet Friday. The Northampton girls beat Agawam 62.5-31.5 and Westfield 55-40. The boys won 73-22 and 74-20, respectively. Both teams improved to 7-0 with the two victories …

Friday’s high school swimming: Northampton, South Hadley girls stay perfect in league

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Northampton and South Hadley girls swimming & diving teams each maintained their perfect league records on Friday afternoon. The Blue Devils defeated East Longmeadow 126-55 at JFK Middle School. The Tigers topped Easthampton 54-40 at South Hadley Middle School. Maela Whitcomb and Erica Dean each won a …

Northampton drops third straight with 76-52 loss to Chicopee at Hoophall Classic

Thursday, January 15, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The Northampton boys basketball team had no answer for Chicopee Thursday. Playing under the bright lights of the 14th annual Spalding Hoophall Classic, the Blue Devils hung with the Pacers for a quarter, but Chicopee’s perimeter …

Thursday’s high school basketball: Devonte’ McCall, Amherst Regional knock off Holyoke

Friday, January 16, 2015

Devonte’ McCall scored a career-high 23 points, and added 16 rebounds and five blocks as the Amherst Regional boys basketball team bounced back from its first loss with a 56-44 win over Holyoke on the road Thursday night. Will Cuffee had 12 points and Isaac Siegel 10 points …

Thursday’s high school skiing: Charlie Denhart finishes fifth on giant slalom

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Two local boys skiers finished two-hundredths of a second apart Thursday afternoon in the PVIAC giant slalom race at Berkshire East in Charlemont. Charlie Denhart of Northampton came in fifth overall with a time of 23.63 seconds. Gateway Regional’s Austin Herman was sixth in 23.65 as the Gators …

High school notebook: Taj-Amir Torres honored to play in Semper Fi All-American Bowl

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Most area high school football players have their careers end on Thanksgiving, while the fortunate ones are able to play in the postseason. But Amherst Regional star Taj-Amir Torres capped his career by playing one final game with …

Amherst Regional storms back to ice Easthampton, 5-4

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — The undefeated start by the Amherst Regional hockey team has shown the Hurricanes have the talent to beat anybody in western Massachusetts. A victory Wednesday night over Easthampton was a strong indication that Amherst also brings the necessary character and will to win. The Hurricanes scored …

Wednesday’s high schools: Amherst’s John Leonard scores 100th career point for Cathedral hockey

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Cathedral junior forward and Amherst resident John Leonard reached and surpassed the career 100-point plateau Wednesday night in the Panthers’ 12-1 win over St. John’s Shrewsbury in Marlborough. “It feels really good,” Leonard said. “I probably should have …