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Maddie Grabowski, center, of Easthampton, moves the ball against Alex Temple, of Mahar, Monday in Easthampton. Andie Hall looks on.

Monday’s high schools: Maddie Grabowski paces Easthampton past Mahar in girls soccer

Monday, October 12, 2015

Maddie Grabowski’s two tallies guided the Easthampton girls soccer team back over the .500 mark with a 2-1 home victory over Mahar on Monday afternoon. The junior midfielder scored in the 41st minute, assisted by Courtney Urban, and in the 62nd minute, assisted by Brenna Mottor. Mahar tied the match with a goal in the 49th minute. Gabby Downer stopped …

Mahar vs Easthampton girls soccer

Monday, October 12, 2015

Easthampton overwhelms undermanned Belchertown, 33-6

Sunday, October 11, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Facing an undermanned Belchertown football team, Easthampton used the running game and two dynamic special teams play to beat the Orioles 33-6 at White Brook Middle School on Saturday. Missing eight starters due to injury, Belchertown (0-5 overall and Intercounty League) had a tough time moving the ball and getting stops. “They’ve had some bad luck, but we still had to …

Frontier Regional’s Nate Patterson finishes fourth at PVIAC Boys Golf Individual Championship

Friday, October 2, 2015

WESTFIELD — Caleb Farnham just wanted to break 80. So did Nate Patterson. It was mission accomplished for the duo. Patterson, of Frontier Regional, fired a 5-over-par 76 to finish fourth and Farnham, of Hopkins Academy, tied for seventh with a 77 at Friday’s Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic …

Thursday’s high school golf/gymnastics: Hamp’s Caitlyn Richmond places 6th at WMass girls individual tournament

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Northampton junior Caitlyn Richmond had the highest finish among local players at the Western Massachusetts Girls Golf Individual Championship, held at Chicopee Country Club on Thursday. Richmond placed sixth with a 92 on the par-71 course. Agawam’s Alia Godek won the title with an 8-over 79. Anna Casagrande, …

Thursday’s high school girls volleyball/field hockey: Frontier deals Minnechaug first loss

Thursday, October 1, 2015

After splitting the first two games, the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team claimed the final two easily to defeat previously unbeaten Minnechaug, 3-1, Thursday evening in South Deerfield. The 10-time Western Massachusetts Division 3 champion Red Hawks clinched a postseason berth with the 25-23, 17-25, 25-14, 25-13 victory. …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Yann Konan powers Northampton past Central

Thursday, October 1, 2015

A year ago as a junior, Yann Konan scored two goals in the entire 2014 season. On Thursday he doubled that in one night. The Northampton senior notched four goals as the Blue Devils boys soccer team rolled …

Griffin Fitzell, South Hadley steamroll Commerce, 47-16

Thursday, October 1, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — It wasn’t by design, but a home-run play on the first carry from scrimmage certainly set the tone for what was to come. Griffin Fitzell scored on an electrifying 87-yard run to spark South Hadley to a convincing 47-16 triumph over Commerce, Thursday at Central High. …

Brothers John and Ryan Leonard share intense passion for hockey as each continues rise in sport

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Considering their hometown and family background, John and Ryan Leonard of Amherst would appear to be unlikely hockey prospects. But to hear the brothers speak of their dedication and how they push each other despite a seven-year age …

Wednesday’s high schools: Kiana Turner leads South Hadley volleyball over Easthampton

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Kiana Turner posted team highs in aces (12), digs (11) and kills (seven) as the South Hadley girls volleyball team defeated Easthampton 3-1 at home Wednesday. The game scores were 25-18, 25-18, 20-25, 25-14. Haley Asselin had seven …

Wednesday’s high school cross country/golf: Mackenzie Werenski wins again to pace South Hadley

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Mackenzie Werenski finished first for the third straight meet to start the season in leading the South Hadley girls cross country team to a 17-50 home win over Holyoke Wednesday. Werenski completed the 3.1-mile course in 22 minutes, 58 seconds. Jackie Doyle and Mia Kelly each crossed in …

Wednesday’s prep schools: Williston boys soccer earns first victory

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A pair of locals helped secure the first win of the season for the Williston Northampton boys soccer team Wednesday afternoon. Davis Smith (Amherst) scored the game’s lone goal and Jacob Zaranek (South Deerfield) earned a shutout with six saves as the Wildcats beat Pomfret 1-0 in Easthampton. …

Tuesday’s high school boys soccer: Hampshire shuts out Easthampton, 5-0

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Colin Dearborn (assist) and Roope Raanisto each scored two goals for the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team in a 5-0 road win over Easthampton Tuesday. Dillon Pooler added a tally for the Raiders (4-2-1). David Labrie assisted twice, while Matt Babyak and Kyle Marek added one apiece. Nick …