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Tuesday’s high school cross country: South Hadley wins battle of unbeatens with Belchertown

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In a battle of unbeaten girls cross country teams, Belchertown had the overall winner, but South Hadley placed the next four finishers in a 24-31 road win Tuesday. Carolyn Watkins (20 minutes, 38 seconds), Serena Sarage (21:11), Mackenzie Werenski (21:36) and Jackie Doyle (21:37) came in second through fifth, respectively, for the Tigers (4-0, 3-0). Tatyana Almore posted a meet-best time of 20:20 for the Orioles (4-1, 2-1 Valley South). …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy punches postseason ticket

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The defending Western Massachusetts champion Hopkins Academy golf team punched its return ticket to the Division 3 Tournament Tuesday afternoon with a 23-1 victory over Smith Academy. Caleb Farnham fired a match-best 37 to lead the Golden Hawks (8-3). Farnham, Spencer Butterfield and Joe Yusko each swept their individual matches 4-0. In other golf action, Easthampton earned its first win since the 2012 …

Tuesday’s high schools: Easthampton takes down Granby in Pioneer North showdown

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Maddie Grabowski’s goal gave the Easthampton girls soccer team a 1-0 home victory over Granby Tuesday afternoon and a three-point lead in the highly competitive Pioneer North. Andi Hall set up Grabowski, whose tally kept the Eagles (7-0-1, 3-0-1) undefeated. Alyssa Fugiel made nine saves in the shutout. Brooklyn Baran stopped six shots for the Rams (7-2-1, 2-1). Gateway Regional 5, Ware 0 …

Preps weekend recap: Williston football wins season opener over Westminster

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Williston football team opened the season with a close win, topping Westminster 35-28 on Saturday. Johnny Aylward led the Wildcats (1-0) to the victory, finishing 14-for-26 for 232 passing yards and four touchdowns. Nick Garofano led the rushing game with 90 yards and two touchdowns on 11 …

Weedend high school recaps: Late goal give Hampshire boys soccer win over Blechertown

Sunday, September 21, 2014

With three minutes remaining in the game, Joe Larkin scored to the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team beat Belchertown, 2-1, on Saturday. Kyle Marek earned the assist on the game-winner for the Raiders (2-0-3). Nick O’Hare had 10 stops and was able to hold the Orioles (3-2-2) to …

Northampton cross country teams take third, win Crowley Cup at Amherst Invitational

Sunday, September 21, 2014

AMHERST — The gun sounded. The crowd roared. Then they started running — first the athletes, the pack gone in a flash, then the spectators, hoping to catch a glance at the one- or two-mile mark. It was another installment — the 19th — of the Amherst Invitational. …

Easthampton runs over Mahar for win, 38-12

Sunday, September 21, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — With just seconds to play in the first half, the Easthampton High School football team deviated from its regular routine Saturday afternoon against Mahar. A long pass play gave the normally run happy Eagles (2-0) a 14-0 lead right before halftime, and Easthampton finished the job …

Friday night football: Frontier Regional turns tables, shuts out Cathedral, 19-0

Friday, September 19, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Frontier Regional football team brought two sources of motivation into its home opener against Cathedral. The Red Hawks wanted to get in the win column for the first time this year. They also remembered …

Emily Woodward records 1,000th career assist as Frontier Regional sweeps Longmeadow in girls volleyball

Friday, September 19, 2014

LONGMEADOW — On Friday night, another line was written into the storied Frontier Regional girls volleyball record book. In a 3-0 win over Longmeadow, junior Emily Woodward set her 1,000th assist to become the only Red Hawk with …

Friday night football: Belchertown stops Greenfield, 14-8, for first win of season

Friday, September 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — Defense came through for the Belchertown football team as the Orioles earned their first win of the season Friday with a 14-8 victory over Greenfield. The Orioles dominated most of the first quarter, particularly defensively where the front four made life very difficult for Greenfield tailback …

Friday night football: With starting quarterback, Smith Vocational struggles in 41-2 loss to Pathfinder

Friday, September 19, 2014

Northampton — Playing without its starting quarterback, the Smith Vocational football team struggled against Pathfinder in a 41-2 loss at home Friday night. Jared Pease missed the game with concussion-like symptoms. Without Pease, the offense failed to move the ball effectively. Cameron Van Buren, playing at times under …

Friday’s high schools: Northampton takes down Agawam in girls soccer

Friday, September 19, 2014

Alex Bertuch-Wallace scored twice as the Northampton girls soccer team knocked down Agawam, 4-0, Friday in Northampton. Abby Springfield and Lily Glading-DiLorenzo each had one goal for the Blue Devils (5-1-1, 3-1-1 Kurty-Fielding). Olivia Pruett had two assists, while Charlotte Maurer and Bailey Maurer each had one. Sydney …

South Hadley jumps on Amherst Regional, wins first of season 18-7

Friday, September 19, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — After back-to-back weeks of trying to come from behind, the South Hadley football team scored first and often to beat Amherst Regional, 18-7, for its first win of the season Thursday night. “It was a …