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JERREY ROBERTS
Andrew Grygorcewicz, right, of Northampton, begins a pass as Wilfredo David, of Chicopee Comp, approaches Friday in Northampton.

Northampton eyes Thanksgiving Day win over rival Amherst Regional

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It’s been a rebuilding campaign for the Northampton football team, but a win Thursday morning over Amherst Regional would mean the Blue Devils close on a winning streak and keep the upper hand over their archrival. The opening kickoff is set for 10 a.m. in Amherst for the 10th “Battle of the Bridge” to be waged on Thanksgiving. But a …

Belchertown, Frontier Regional, South Hadley aim to snap Thanksgiving losing streaks

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Belchertown, Frontier Regional and South Hadley football teams will all have something in common on Thanksgiving — and it’s not likely poor field conditions. The three squads will all look to snap turkey day losing streaks. “If the kids can’t get up for this game, they should check the reasons why they’re playing,” South Hadley coach Scott Taylor said. The Tigers lead …

Amherst Regional looks to snap 10-game home losing streak against rival Northampton on Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thursday marks the two-year anniversary of the Amherst Regional football team’s last win at home. If the winter weather expected on Wednesday allows them to play, the Hurricanes feel good about ending the 10-game losing streak in their annual Thanksgiving Day rivalry with Northampton. The game is scheduled for 10 a.m. If it …

Northampton sweeps WMass Division 1 cross country championships; Amherst second

Saturday, November 8, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Northampton boys cross country coach Brandon Palmer was getting tired of waiting. He spent his first two seasons continually hearing, “Wait until next year.” That year is this year. For the second week in a row, …

Weekend high schools: Hampshire shuts out Monument, reaches Division 3 semifinals

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sienna Caron and Vissi Rizos each scored in the first half as the Hampshire Regional girls soccer beat Monument Mountain, 2-0, in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament quarterfinal round, Saturday in Westhampton. The second-seeded Raiders (10-2-5) earned a semifinals rematch with No. 6 Granby (14-4-2), Wednesday at …

Division 4 football: South Hadley stumbles in semifinal, falls 26-6 to Agawam

Friday, November 7, 2014

AGAWAM — Three weeks after being shut out in Agawam during the regular season, the South Hadley football team couldn’t get revenge in the postseason as the Tiger bit themselves with penalties and fell 26-6 in the Western …

Division 3 girls soccer: Granby deals Easthampton first loss with 3-0 win in quarterfinals

Friday, November 7, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — The No. 6-seeded Granby girls soccer team handed the No. 3 Easthampton its first loss of the season, defeating them 3-0 in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament quarterfinal round at Nonotuck Park, Friday. The defending champion Rams (14-4-2) will play in the semifinals against the …

Division 3 boys soccer: Belchertown shuts down Wahconah, advances to semifinals

Friday, November 7, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — Defense was Belchertown’s calling card during its run to the state title last season and it appears to be the same thing this time around. Despite graduating eight starters, Belchertown is back in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament semifinals following a 4-1 triumph over Wahconah …

Division 5 football: Pittsfield stops Easthampton, 28-12, in semifinal

Friday, November 7, 2014

PITTSFIELD — Lucius Burrell got loose once early in the game and again late, but in between he and the Easthampton football team were held in check Friday night. After the Eagles scored first, Pittsfield put up the next four touchdowns in a 28-12 victory in the Western …

Division 5 football: Frontier Regional shut out by Hoosac in semifinals

Friday, November 7, 2014

ADAMS — Frontier Regional quarterback Oliver Fox didn’t have to think very long to answer this question: Was Hoosac Valley the best football team the Red Hawks had played all year? “Definitely,” said Fox. “They’re a tough team. We knew that going into it. We prepared our best.” …

Friday night football: Westfield sacks Northampton, 34-6

Friday, November 7, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — After a 34-6 loss to Westfield, the Northampton football team didn’t look like they had just suffered a bad loss at home. Quite the opposite in fact, they were exuding confidence. The Blue Devils moved the ball efficiently on Friday night and never faced a punting …

Division 3 boys soccer: Frontier Regional knocks off Hampshire Regional, 1-0, in quarterfinals

Friday, November 7, 2014

WESTHAMPTON — After scoring a rare goal, Frontier Regional’s Dan Bronke was going to make sure it held up. The sophomore center back was part of a terrific defensive effort down the stretch as the No. 6-seeded Red Hawks withstood No. 3 Hampshire Regional’s late onslaught to complete …

Friday’s high schools: Hopkins Academy holds off Gateway in Division 4 boys soccer quarterfinals

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Hopkins Academy boys soccer ran into Gateway Regional for the second straight year in the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament. And much like last season, the Golden Hawks held on for a one-goal win. The second-seeded Golden Hawks jumped out to a three-goal lead and held on …