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Amherst Regional boys soccer pulls out 1-1 draw with West Springfield

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

AMHERST — The Amherst Regional boys soccer team isn’t used to coming from behind this season, but to remain undefeated, it had to fight for a soggy 1-1 tie with West Springfield on Wednesday night. “It’s always a little surprising when we go down one, because our defense is so strong,” Amherst’s Alex LaRaja said. “We’re not use to coming from behind. ... It was an ugly game. It really …

Wednesday’s high schools: Smith Academy boys soccer upends Holyoke

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tanner Natale scored the game-winning goal with 10 minutes left in regulation to lift the Smith Academy boys soccer team to a 3-2 victory over Division 1 Holyoke Wednesday afternoon in Hatfield. Quinn Rickert and Joe Afflitto added a goal each for the Falcons (13-3). Jack Dadmun and Julian Zapata had assists, while …

Hampshire falls to Monson 2-0, loses shot at Grieve title

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WESTHAMPTON — With a league title on the line, the Hampshire Regional girls soccer team fell to Monson 2-0 on Wednesday in the frigid wind and rain. The last time these two teams met they finished to a 2-2 tie and this game proved to be another battle. It was the Raiders final regular season game, their senior night, and to top it …

Tuesday’s high school cross country: Northampton boys, girls sweep Amherst Regional

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Northampton cross country program stated its case as the best in western Massachusetts on Tuesday. The Blue Devils won’t be able to officially do it, however, until Nov. 8, the date of the Western Massachusetts Championships. On Tuesday, the boys and girls teams swept the reigning sectional …

Tuesday’s high schools: Belchertown girls volleyball beats Chicopee for Southern League title.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Belchertown girls volleyball team rallied after dropping the first set to beat Chicopee 3-1 Tuesday and clinch the Southern League title. The Orioles (12-2, 7-0) won 20-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-18. Emily Woodford posted team highs for Belchertown in kills (seven) and aces (five). Cara McKenzie had six …

Frontier Regional earns silver medal at VolleyHall Classic

Monday, October 13, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — Volleyball was invented in 1895 in Holyoke, home to the Volleyball Hall of Fame. But on a rainy Columbus Day in 2014, the sport was on display at Springfield College. The Volleyball Hall of Fame’s eighth …

Monday’s high schools: Gateway Regional shuts out Smith Academy in girls soccer

Monday, October 13, 2014

Jessica Van Heynigen scored early and Joanna Arkoette scored late as the Gateway Regional girls soccer team shut out Smith Academy, 2-0, Monday in Huntington. Caroline Booth assisted the first goal 10 minutes into the game, and Van Heynigen helped Arkoette put one home with one minute left …

Weekend high schools/prep schools: Orioles blank Rams to seal postseason berth

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Belchertown girls soccer team clinched a tournament berth by winning a border battle against Granby, 2-0 at home Saturday evening. Kelsey Shea and Lauryn Parent each scored a goal for the Orioles (8-3-2). Téa Spellacy and Kayla Henry picked up an assist apiece for Belchertown, while Ashley …

Frontier Regional knocks off Easthampton in overtime, 22-20

Saturday, October 11, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — The football game between Easthampton and Frontier Regional went from a scoreless, calculating affair to an overtime thriller very quickly at White Brook Middle School on Saturday. The Red Hawks landed the last blow and won …

Friday night football: Northampton trails early, can’t catch Agawam in 33-25 loss

Friday, October 10, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Coming into Friday night’s game against Agawam, the Northampton football team needed a win to have a realistic chance at the playoffs. But the Brownies were coming off a stinging loss to Amherst Regional and the …

Friday night football: Belchertown turns tables on Mahar in second half, rolls to 27-6 win

Saturday, October 11, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — After trailing by a touchdown at halftime, Belchertown came out of the break and put up 27 unanswered points for a 27-6 win over Mahar on Friday night. “We talked at halftime that we felt like this was our game to win, but we had to …

Friday night football: Smith Vocational can’t keep up with Ware, falls 46-22

Friday, October 10, 2014

WARE — Following a fumble recovery and an ensuing drive that resulted in a touchdown, the momentum seemed to belong to the Smith Vocational football team. The one thing the Vikings needed at that point was not to give up a big play. But Ware quickly squashed that …

Friday night football: South Hadley beats Mount Greylock 42-12 in slugfest

Friday, October 10, 2014

WILLIAMSTOWN — The scoreboard told one story. The statistics told a different story. And after South Hadley beat Mount Greylock Friday night, the two coaches told a completely different story. The visiting Tigers scored five of their six touchdowns on big plays while holding the Mounties to a …