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Justin Farrick, of South Deerfield, embraces Frontier Regional goalie Dylan Husted after the boys soccer team won the Division 3 Western Massachusetts Championship Saturday against Palmer at Westfield State's Alumni Field in Westfield.

Frontier’s senior class comes together to find unprecedented success in 2015

Friday, November 27, 2015

The white soccer ball caromed from Zach Ells’ head, bouncing off the goal line as keeper Dylan Husted could only turn and watch it dance in the netting. Douglas High School’s senior striker ended Frontier Regional’s boys soccer run with a diving flick inside the 6-yard box after flying through the 40-degree air. It was cold, but not as cold …

Future shines for Northampton football as Blue Devils run past Easthampton on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Northampton — Future and present met in the end zone for the Northampton football team in its first Thanksgiving Day game against Easthampton. Junior running backs Elijah Davis and Nik Smith both topped 100 yards and scored in a dominating 44-6 win over the Eagles on Thursday. Smith finished the game with 125 …

South Hadley stomps short-handed, Super Bowl-bound Chicopee Comp, 56-14

Thursday, November 26, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — The opponent for the South Hadley football team Thursday wasn’t the same Chicopee Comp team the Tigers had already faced twice this season. But that fact didn’t take away from the satisfaction of a strong season-ending performance as the Tigers blasted the Colts, 56-14, to snap a three-game Thanksgiving losing streak to their rivals. “We knew they weren’t going to …

WMass girls soccer: Experience, youth carry Granby past Monument in D-3 semifinals

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

CHICOPEE — Playing in the sectional semifinals for the seventh consecutive season, the postseason experience of the Granby girls soccer team helped the Rams get through a tough opponent in Monument Mountain. But just as important Wednesday was the Rams’ depth, as one of their tournament newcomers provided …

WMass boys soccer: Frontier shocks 4-time defending champ Belchertown in the semifinals

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Chicopee — An early Frontier Regional counterattack knocked the crown off the Belchertown boys soccer team’s head. Red Hawks senior Connor Hamilton finished a ball from Andy Habel with 7 minutes, 4 seconds remaining in the first half …

WMass boys soccer: Granby’s season ends after Monson barrage

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

CHICOPEE — Zach Gorman and the Granby boys soccer defense withstood Monson’s pressure for 50 minutes, 56 seconds. Then Connor Hicks broke through with the Mustangs’ first goal on an assist from Noah Malo. The Mustangs then scored …

Wmass girls volleyball: Belchertown pushes Chicopee to distance, but falls in Division 2 quarterfinals

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — Chicopee and Belchertown were rather familiar with each other. Playing in the Southern League, the Pacers and the Orioles split during the regular season. Both teams earned their victories on the road as Belchertown won in four sets on Sept. 30. Chicopee then returned the favor …

WMass girls volleyball: Amherst shut out by Longmeadow in Division 2 quarterfinal

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

LONGMEADOW — The sixth-seeded Amherst Regional girls volleyball team lost in straight sets — 25-19, 25-22, 26-24 — to No. 3 Longmeadow in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament quarterfinal round Tuesday. Each game was close between the two evenly matched teams, but what pushed the Lancers (13-6) …

WMass girls soccer: Lenox downs Gateway Regional on PKs in Division 4 semifinal

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Dominant for most of the Western Massachusetts Division 4 semifinal but trailing for an even larger portion, the Gateway Regional girls soccer team earned an opportunity to extend its season in extra time. The Gators maintained their control over two 10-minute overtime sessions, but after they …

WMass girls volleyball: Frontier not troubled by Sabis in D3 quarterfinals

Monday, November 9, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The drive toward the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team’s potential 11th straight sectional title and possible sixth state championship in a row began at the service line Monday. Many points in the top-seeded Red Hawks’ …

WMass field hockey: Megan McCarthy’s 2OT winner sends Northampton to Division 1 sectional final

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Minnechaug field hockey team stormed the field, while a dejected Northampton team watched the celebration. But there was a moment of hesitation following the apparent game-winning goal, and the referees huddled near the net at the Western …

WMass girls soccer: Granby, Gateway advance to semifinals; 4 local teams knocked out in quarters

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Granby girls soccer team walked off its home field for the final time Sunday with its unbeaten record still intact after a 4-0 victory over Athol in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament quarterfinals. Summer Molin scored twice, while the top-seeded Rams (17-0-2) were the beneficiaries of …

Belchertown comes up empty on late chance in 14-12 loss at Pioneer Regional

Sunday, November 8, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The Belchertown football team was handed a golden opportunity to steal a non-tournament victory Saturday night. But Pioneer Regional survived a late Orioles’ surge and a questionable late fourth-quarter coaching decision to come away with an emotional, hard-fought 14-12 win under the lights in Northfield. “This …