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What2Watch4 — Week 8 high school football previews

Friday, October 24, 2014

Chicopee Comp at Northampton Friday, 7 With two games left, it is highly unlikely the Blue Devils (1-5, 0-3 Suburban) have enough to make a push for the postseason. Even with a victory over the third-rated and first-place Colts (3-3, 3-0), Hamp would need to jump over Chicopee and South Hadley for the fourth seed. Northampton has lost two straight. Amherst Regional at Chicopee Friday, Szot Park, 7 The Hurricanes (1-5, 1-3 Suburban) hit the road and will look to play spoiler to the fifth-rated Pacers (2-4, 1-3), who have an outside shot at catching South Hadley for the fourth seed in Division 4. Amherst’s …

Thursday’s high schools: Easthampton girls volleyball survives five sets with Sabis, qualifies for postseason

Thursday, October 23, 2014

For the second time in three days, the Easthampton girls volleyball team was one set away from postseason elimination. But after saving their season Tuesday, the Eagles once again came back from the brink Thursday and clinched a tournament berth by beating Sabis 3-2 in Springfield. Easthampton rallied to claim a 28-26, 19-25, 13-25, 25-23, 15-8 victory. Ruthenee Nhem posted a team-high 14 …

Frontier Regional girls volleyball beats Minnechaug for first Eastern League title

Thursday, October 23, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Frontier Regional girls volleyball team finished off a task it started last season. With a 3-0 sweep of Minnechaug on Thursday, the Red Hawks could proudly call themselves Eastern League champions in their second season in the conference. “This is definitely really big. We had won (a league title) …

Friday night football: Northampton trails early, can’t catch Agawam in 33-25 loss

Friday, October 10, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Coming into Friday night’s game against Agawam, the Northampton football team needed a win to have a realistic chance at the playoffs. But the Brownies were coming off a stinging loss to Amherst Regional and the …

Friday night football: Belchertown turns tables on Mahar in second half, rolls to 27-6 win

Saturday, October 11, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — After trailing by a touchdown at halftime, Belchertown came out of the break and put up 27 unanswered points for a 27-6 win over Mahar on Friday night. “We talked at halftime that we felt like this was our game to win, but we had to …

Friday night football: Smith Vocational can’t keep up with Ware, falls 46-22

Friday, October 10, 2014

WARE — Following a fumble recovery and an ensuing drive that resulted in a touchdown, the momentum seemed to belong to the Smith Vocational football team. The one thing the Vikings needed at that point was not to give up a big play. But Ware quickly squashed that …

Friday night football: South Hadley beats Mount Greylock 42-12 in slugfest

Friday, October 10, 2014

WILLIAMSTOWN — The scoreboard told one story. The statistics told a different story. And after South Hadley beat Mount Greylock Friday night, the two coaches told a completely different story. The visiting Tigers scored five of their six touchdowns on big plays while holding the Mounties to a …

Friday’s high school soccer: Amherst, Ludlow battle to 1-1 tie

Friday, October 10, 2014

One week later, the Amherst Regional and Ludlow boys soccer teams still couldn’t determine a winner on the field. The Hurricanes and Lions finished in a 1-1 tie Friday in Amherst. The game was Ludlow’s first since forfeiting nine games due to an ineligible player. Alex LaRaja scored …

Friday’s high schools: South Hadley senior Brian Bak ties for 8th at PVIAC Golf Championship

Friday, October 10, 2014

South Hadley senior Brian Bak finished tied for eighth to lead local golfers at the PVIAC Golf Championship at Franconia Golf Course on Friday. Bak shot a 5-over-par 76, while teammate Mike Miele finished tied for 11th with a 78. Noah Peterson, of East Longmeadow, successfully defended his …

Hampshire gymnasts finish third behind Minnechaug, Chicopee Comp in close meet

Thursday, October 9, 2014

WESTHAMPTON — A subpar performance cost the Hampshire Regional gymnastics team what could have been two wins Thursday night. Minnechaug Regional pulled out a win over Hampshire and Chicopee Comp. The Falcons placed first with a score of …

Thursday’s high schools: Smith Academy punches ticket to boys soccer postseason

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A late goal by Ben Bruscoe gave the Smith Academy boys soccer team a 2-1 win over Holyoke Catholic Thursday afternoon, clinching a postseason berth for the Falcons. Bruscoe scored with 11 minutes to go off a feed from Tyler Gay, who scored in the 17th minute to …

Thursday’s high school golf: Shane Hollenbeck enters PVIAC championship on heels of 1-under 35 for Granby

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Shane Hollenbeck is ready for Friday’s PVIAC Golf Championship. Hollenbeck shot a 1-under-par 35 at the Country Club of Greenfield to lead Granby to an 18-6 win over Smith Academy on Thursday. The PVIAC championship will start at 9 a.m. at Franconia Golf Course in Springfield. Other local …

What2Watch4 — A look into Week 6 of the high school football season

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Agawam at Northampton, 7 Friday This is a big game for the Blue Devils (1-3, 0-1 Suburban), who are coming off their first win and are just on the outside in the Division 4 playoff race. Hamp is …