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Brooke Pashek, of Smith Academy, bats against Easthampton Friday in Easthampton. She got a hit, but was out at first on this at-bat.

Friday’s high schools: Northampton softball team rips Ludlow, 14-4

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Northampton softball team put together a big third inning to rip open a 14-4 win over Ludlow Friday afternoon. Zoey Driscoll-Sbar led off with a double as five consecutive Blue Devils (2-3) reached base before the first out was recorded. By the third out, six runs had crossed and Northampton was on top 7-3. They extended their lead with … 0

Thursday’s high schools: Amherst softball rallies to beat Chicopee Comp

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ali McIntire’s two-run single in the top of the seventh capped a three-run rally for the Amherst Regional softball team, which defeated Chicopee Comp 8-7 on the road Thursday. Trailing 7-5 entering the seventh, Mikah McNamara (hit, three runs) walked with one out. Justine Bohl and Mathena Morrissey followed with singles to load the bases, then Jada Glasgow was hit by a pitch … 0

Thursday’s high school tennis: Northampton sweeps Chicopee

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Northampton girls tennis team swept Chicopee 5-0 without any match dropping more than two games on the road Thursday. Sophomore Phoebe Gelbard led the charge defeating Lilly Roberst 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Adele Fantasia and Serina Hahn won at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively, 6-0, 6-1. Girls Tennis … 0

Amherst boys 4x800 relay sets school record, places seventh at New Balance Nationals

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Amherst Regional boys 4x800-meter relay team broke a 12-year-old school record Friday. Racing against the nation’s best teams at New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City, the Hurricanes placed seventh in the Emerging Elite (EE) division in 8 minutes, 2.25 seconds. Amherst placed seventh out of … 0

Amherst’s John Leonard, Cathedral fall in Super 8

Thursday, March 13, 2014

LOWELL — John Leonard has played important hockey games on big stages before, and there will certainly be more to come in the near future. But the Amherst native’s still-young high school career saw its most significant contest … 0

Amherst Regional track contingent prepares for New Balance Nations

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spring high school sports are less than a week away from starting practice, yet the Amherst Regional boys indoor track team hasn’t finished its season. This weekend, nine athletes and coach David Thompson will travel to New York … 0

Friends remember former Frontier Regional coach, athletic director Myron Rokoszak

Monday, March 10, 2014

Former Frontier Regional football coach Dick Howe will never forget his former coaching partner and friend Myron Rokoszak, known to all as “Rock.” Rokoszak passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 21, the result of a massive heart attack he … 0

High school weekend recaps: Weir wrestles to third, Lachowicz fifth at New Englands

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Hampshire Regional High School wrestling teammates Brendan Weir (132) and John Lachowicz (285) finished third and fifth, respectively, at the 50th annual New England Interscholastic Wrestling Championships held Friday and Saturday at Providence Career and Technical Center in Providence, R.I. Weir was awarded third place in the 132 … 0

Notebook: Derek McMahon leadership guides Smith Academy to Division 4 final

Sunday, March 9, 2014

AMHERST — Derek McMahon had just started school in Easthampton when found someone to look up to. In first grade, McMahon had a writing buddy in middle school. That buddy was a natural athlete who went on to … 0

Smith Academy falls to Quaboag in WMass Division 4 final, 63-48

Saturday, March 8, 2014

AMHERST — Once the shots started to fall for Quaboag, the Smith Academy boys basketball team couldn’t keep up. The bigger, longer Cougars made 11 3-pointers against the Falcons’ 2-3 zone as they pulled away to win the … 0

Charlotte Maurer leads Northampton in sectional final loss to Central

Friday, March 7, 2014

AMHERST — As the only non-senior starter on the Northampton girls basketball team, Charlotte Maurer not only held her own but was a driving force behind the Blue Devils’ run to the Western Massachusetts Division 1 final. Despite … 0

Northampton struggles in WMass Division 1 finals loss to Central

Friday, March 7, 2014

AMHERST — The Northampton girls basketball team wasn’t making excuses for dropping its second consecutive Western Massachusetts Division 1 final on Friday. Top-seeded Central (21-2) was the better team, earning the title with a 49-35 victory over the … 0

Smith Academy focused, ready for Quaboag in WMass Division 4 final

Friday, March 7, 2014

It didn’t take long for the Smith Academy boys basketball team to get over its thrilling buzzer-beating win over Granby. Tuesday’s Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament semifinal game was the talk at school on Wednesday. When practice arrived, … 0