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Wednesday’s high school tennis: Northampton girls beat Longmeadow

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Behind undefeated singles players Phoebe Gelbard, Adele Fantasia and Sarina Hahn, the Northampton girls tennis team beat Longmeadow, 3-2, Wednesday at JFK Middle School. The victory was the Blue Devils’ first over the Lancers’ in Jeff Holman’s 11 seasons as the Hamp coach. Girls Tennis Northampton 3, Longmeadow 2 At JFK First singles: Phoebe Gelbard (N) def. Erica Paul, 6-4, 6-2; Second singles: Adele Fantasia (N) def. Jen Barnhart, 6-4, … 0

Belchertown bounces back with 10-2 softball win over Northampton

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — Karley Hodge continued to leave her mark on the Belchertown softball team’s season. Hodge hit her first varsity home run — a screamer down the left-field line for an inside-the-park home run — as the Orioles bounced back from being run-ruled a day earlier to beat Northampton, 10-2, Wednesday. “I haven’t actually gotten a home run ever, so that was pretty … 0

Wednesday’s prep recaps: Williston softball crushes Cushing

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gabby Jones and Sidney Belinskas combined for eight hits as the Williston Northampton softball team beat Cushing Academy 26-5 in five innings in Easthampton, Wednesday. Jones (4 for 5) had two home runs, five RBIs and four runs scored, while Belinskas (4 for 5) had four RBIs, five runs and one homer for the Wildcats (3-2). Jill Slezek (Hatfield) struck out six and … 0

Friday’s high school boys tennis recaps: Belchertown tops Quaboag in opener

Friday, April 4, 2014

The winning tradition of the Belchertown boys soccer team has carried over to the spring. Seven members of the state champion soccer squad started for the tennis team Friday. The result was a 3-2 victory over Quaboag in the Orioles’ season opener at home. Ethan Smith (No. 1) … 0

Northfield Mount Hermon to drop football for 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Northfield Mount Hermon School football alumni got shocking news Thursday when the school announced it was dropping the football program beginning in the fall of 2014. The school sent a letter out to former NMH football players explaining the decision, which, according to the letter, came after … 1

Thursday’s high school recaps: Hopkins senior Andrew Omer no-hits Belchertown in season opener

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Andrew Omer made pitching to live batters seem overrated on Thursday. Without ever throwing batting practice during the preseason, the Hopkins Academy senior pitched a no-hitter as the Golden Hawks beat Belchertown 4-0 in Hadley. Omer, who had one outdoor bullpen session prior to the game, struck out … 0

High Schools: Amherst girls tennis too much for Agawam in opener

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The McCann sisters began the season as expected for the Amherst Regional girls tennis team, but the Hurricanes’ third singles player was nearly as impressive in a 4-1 win at Agawam Thursday. Nicole (No. 1) and Allison (No. … 0

South Hadley boys lacrosse wins season-opener on the road

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tom Crotty scored five goals and assisted twice as the South Hadley boys lacrosse team opened its season with a 13-8 road victory over Agawam. It was the first game back for Matt Benoit, who coached the Tigers from 2008-2011. Sam Duda had four tallies for the Tigers … 0

Tuesday’s high school recaps: Holyoke Catholic girls track gets jump on 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Lauren Muszynski won a pair of individual events as the Holyoke Catholic girls track & field team opened its season by defeating Commerce 70-61 Tuesday afternoon. The junior took first in the high jump at 4 feet, 4 inches, and won the 200-meter with a time of 31.6 … 0

Belchertown falls to 0-2 with loss to Chicopee Comp

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Belchertown boys volleyball team lost its second consecutive match Monday night to the start the season, falling to Chicopee Comp in straight sets. The Colts were never threatened in the contest, winning 25-18, 25-12, 25-17. Senior Colter … 0

Pistorius expected to testify at his murder trial

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius will probably testify at his trial later this week, a defense attorney said Tuesday after prosecutors rested their case against the double-amputee runner who is accused of murder in his girlfriend’s death. … 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