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DAN LITTLE
Christian Assimus, of Belchertown, right, trips up Corey Calkins, of South Hadley, on a breakaway in the first period Friday at the Mullins Center practice rink.

Adam Mattingly strikes late as Belchertown skates past South Hadley

Friday, February 5, 2016

AMHERST — One team cheered wildly in celebration, the other went to the locker room wondering if a last-second goal should have counted. A goal by Adam Mattingly counted in the scorebook and the Belchertown ice hockey team beat South Hadley, 3-2, Friday night at the Mullins Center Practice Rink. “It came down to the last few seconds,” Mattingly said. …

Friday’s high school basketball: Mary Whalen’s putback seals win for Smith Academy

Friday, February 5, 2016

Sophomore Mary Whalen pulled down her 10th rebound on the offensive end and scored the game-winner with 12.1 seconds left as the Smith Academy girls basketball team beat Pioneer Regional, 48-46, Friday in Hatfield. to go to put the Falcons ahead of Pioneer Valley (6-10) for good. Whalen finished with seven points for the Falcons (7-9, 2-4 Franklin South). Senior Ashley Higgins had …

Gazette Field Hockey Player of the Year: Jordyn Roberts, Frontier Regional

Friday, February 5, 2016

HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY Player of the Year Jordyn Roberts, senior, Frontier Regional 2015-16 season highlights: Roberts, who finished with 17 goals and 10 assists, scored in 15 of Frontier’s 21 games. She had at least a point in both of the Red Hawks’ postseason wins. Her three points in the Western Massachusetts …

South Hadley girls indoor track goes undefeated, wins Valley North

Friday, January 22, 2016

NORTHAMPTON — The South Hadley girls indoor track & field team capped off its PVIAC regular season and finished undefeated with strong wins against Ludlow and Mohawk Trail at Smith College on Friday night. The Tigers beat Ludlow, 76-18, and Mohawk, 68-27, to clinch the Valley North championship. …

Amherst Regional’s Luca Brashear dives into the competition

Friday, January 22, 2016

AMHERST — Despite the colorful balloons, decorative posters and mixed emotions that highlighted senior night Friday, Amherst Regional sophomore Luca Brashear still had a task at hand: dive. Brashear stood on the board, heels hanging off the end, looking down with a focused stare. As parents and fans …

Northampton girls claim Pioneer North indoor track championship

Friday, January 22, 2016

NORTHAMPTON — Backed by three first-place performances by senior Sierra Loomis, the Northampton girls indoor track & field team secured wins over Longmeadow and East Longmeadow Friday, capping a perfect regular season and Pioneer North championship. The Blue Devils beat Longmeadow, 67-28, and East Longmeadow, 50.5-44.5, during the …

Sophie Gatzounas surpasses 1,000-point milestone as South Hadley girls basketball team beats Monson

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Monson — The 1,000-point countdown rarely left Sophie Gatzounas’ vision. Her friends brought a board to Thursday night’s Central League girls basketball game and updated it after every field goal, or free throw, by the South Hadley junior. …

Thursday’s high school basketball: Triple-doubles for Stephanie Start, Sydney Cyr give Smith Voke road win

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Two triple-doubles added up to one road win for the Smith Vocational girls basketball team on Thursday. The Vikings beat Dean Tech 58-42 in Holyoke. Stephanie Start had 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals, while Sydney Cyr scored 18 points to go with 12 rebounds and 10 …

Thursday’s high school alpine skiing: Northampton’s Charlie Denhart, Frontier’s Alli Zera place third at Berkshire East

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Northampton brothers Charlie and Jack Denhart finished third and fifth, respectively, in giant slalom at the fourth PVIAC alpine race of the season, Thursday at Berkshire East in Charlemont. Charlie Denhart finish in 25.52 seconds with Jack crossing the line in 25.54. Amherst was fifth overall in the …

Wednesday’s high schools: Easthampton cruises past Monson, nears postseason berth

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Easthampton boys basketball remained undefeated and moved one step closer to the postseason with a 76-44 victory over Monson on Wednesday. Senior guard Raphael Coleman and junior forward Zach Crisafulli each had 16 points for the Eagles (9-0, 7-0 Bi County). Senior guard Liam Healey added 11 …

Wednesday’s high school wrestling: South Hadley edges Frontier without Isaiah Cardenales

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The benefit of three forfeits helped the South Hadley wrestling team edge Frontier Regional on Wednesday in South Deerfield. The Tigers won 42-27 without star 106-pounder Isaiah Cardenales. Frontier’s Emirhan Yildaz pinned his replacement, Ahi Lopez, in 30 seconds. There were nine pins out of the 11 matches …

Joe Desormier, Colby Forbush lead Granby past Hampshire Regional

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

WESTHAMPTON — Needing to make a play down the stretch, Joe Desormier and Colby Forbush relied on their years of playing basketball together to come through for Granby. Trailing in a tight game with Hampshire Regional, Desormier zipped …

Wednesday’s prep schools: Sarah Marion leads Williston girls basketball to win over Deerfield

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Granby’s Sarah Marion scored 18 points to lead the Williston Northampton girls basketball team to a 59-44 win over Deerfield on Wednesday. Olivia Bonivita added 17 points and nine rebounds, while Sarah Sullivan had 10 points and nine rebounds. Boys basketball Williston 59, Salisbury 39 — Jake Ross …