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Amherst native Ryan Leonard commits to Boston College hockey
08-01-2021 8:24 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Ryan Leonard wanted to start his own legacy, not follow his family’s.The Amherst native and former Pope Francis forward announced his commitment to play hockey for Boston College on Sunday in an Instagram post.“It’s nothing against other schools, but...


Former student recounts alleged abuse by Holyoke Catholic High School teacher
06-09-2021 7:33 AM

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN

HOLYOKE — As a freshman at Holyoke Catholic High School in 1974, three-sport athlete Fran O’Connell was already a big name on campus. In a city zealous about its sports, O’Connell had already been promoted to the varsity football and basketball teams....


Area baseball coaches adjusting to new pitch count rule
05-13-2021 10:56 AM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

The return of baseball to Massachusetts high school fields means the debut of pitch count rules that were supposed to take effect last season.Varsity pitchers are now limited to 115 pitches per outing. If they throw the 115th pitch during an at bat,...


Northampton School Committee approves late start for high school
12-13-2020 8:09 PM

By BERA DUNAU

NORTHAMPTON — After more than a decade of the topic being in the public eye, the School Committee voted Thursday night to push back the time the school day starts for high school students.“Every School Committee who’s faced this issue has agreed...


Holyoke sues three companies over $1.4 million turf field
09-09-2020 7:18 PM

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN

HOLYOKE — The city of Holyoke is suing several companies over what it says are defects in the $1.4 million turf field installed at Holyoke High School in 2017.In a lawsuit filed earlier this year, the city alleges that beginning in 2018 the synthetic...


Northampton High runners finish what they started
03-17-2020 9:23 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Tim Jacques, Simon LeClair, Tobias L’Esperance and Ben Howe huddled around a table at the McDonald’s on King Street in Northampton.They heard on Wednesday that New Balance Indoor Nationals was canceled and met Thursday to formulate a plan. The...


MIAA will launch statewide high school tournament system
02-28-2020 11:52 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

The landscape for postseason high school tournaments just underwent its biggest change in 40 years.Member schools of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) voted at a special assembly to change the postseason format from...


Children learn keys to the kitchen during summer program at Smith Voke
07-31-2017 8:50 AM

By AMANDA DRANE

NORTHAMPTON — A perhaps unexpected byproduct of last week’s culinary training program for middle schoolers came when Chef Nelson Lacey realized how unanimously memorable cleaning the kitchen floor was for campers.“Out of everything we do, they like...


NHS Quiz Bowl team caps off successful year by competing at nationals
06-22-2017 10:02 AM

By Nyssa Kruse

NORTHAMPTON — Matt Grimaldi, a graduate of Northampton High School’s class of 2017, read encyclopedias for fun as a child.Years later, as a high school student, he put this eclectic knowledge to use as a member of the school’s Quiz Bowl team, which...


Amherst Regional administrator honored with lifetime achievement award
06-21-2017 12:41 AM

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN

AMHERST — Longtime Amherst educator Mary Custard won the 2017 Louise Gaskins Lifetime Civil Rights Award from the Massachusetts Teachers Association on Friday.The dean of students and former athletic director at Amherst Regional High School, Custard...


Brian McGan coaches final softball game for Hampshire Regional
06-14-2017 11:19 AM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

HUDSON — The tears formed behind Brian McGan’s mirrored sunglasses.Hampshire Regional’s softball coach for the past decade watched his final game through the darkened frames, but took them off after the Raiders’ 5-0 loss to Grafton in the Division 2...


Division 2 softball: Hampshire, Grafton square off in state semifinal
06-13-2017 1:01 AM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

WESTHAMPTON — Hampshire Regional’s last postseason softball loss occurred June 11, 2014.Grafton beat the Raiders 2-0 at Worcester State in the Division 2 state semifinals.Since then, Hampshire has won three more Western Massachusetts championships and...


Amherst graduates urged to bend the moral arc
06-10-2017 12:39 AM

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN

AMHERST — Hundreds of family members and friends crowded into the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Mullins Center for the 153rd Amherst Regional High School graduation on Friday. Buying flowers and snacks in the lobby before taking their seats,...


Granby students stage walkout to protest possible teacher layoffs
06-10-2017 12:28 AM

By Rebecca Mullen

GRANBY — For the second consecutive year, Granby Junior/Senior High School students are protesting proposed budget cuts that, if approved, could mean the loss of several teaching positions in the district. At 10:50 a.m. on Friday, the school’s...


Division 3 boys tennis: Mount Greylock rally sinks Belchertown for 3rd straight year
06-09-2017 9:35 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

LEE — Belchertown coach Zach Siano called Jonathan Vinagre, Denis Lelic and Alec Morgado to the fence.“This is the spot we want to be in,” he told them.Noah Pare just clinched a win at No. 3 singles to put the Belchertown boys tennis team one point...


Division 3 baseball: Mount Greylock shuts down South Hadley in semifinals
06-08-2017 10:43 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

SPRINGFIELD — Mount Greylock pitcher Cole Wojtkowski befuddled the South Hadley baseball team the first time through the lineup.Once the top-seeded Tigers saw how he pitched, they adjusted.The No. 5 Mounties built a double-digit lead while South...


Division 4 baseball: Hopkins Academy collects one hit in 7-1 semifinal loss to St. Mary
06-08-2017 1:29 PM

By ELLIOT WELD

AMHERST — The sixth-seeded Hopkins Academy baseball team fell to No. 2 St. Mary, 7-1, Wednesday in the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament semifinal round at UMass’ Lorden Field.Saints pitcher Nate Bonini had a no-hitter entering the sixth...


Division 2 softball: Defending champ Hampshire shakes off nerves, Easthampton to reach finals
06-08-2017 1:22 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

MONTAGUE — Nerves affect even two-time defending state champions before their first playoff game.The Hampshire Regional softball team swung at pitches outside the strike zone and popped out three times in the first two innings against Easthampton in...


Division 3 girls tennis: Monument sweeps Belchertown in semifinal round
06-08-2017 1:06 PM

By JOSEPH REA

GREAT BARRINGTON — For the third consecutive season, the Monument Mountain and Belchertown girls tennis teams met in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament semifinals.This time around, the Spartans picked up a 5-0 victory on Wednesday to...


Division 4 baseball: Noah Bleakley, Granby take down Lenox to reach semifinals
06-08-2017 12:55 PM

Staff reports

The Granby baseball team scored three times in the third inning and Noah Bleakley made it hold up as the Rams advanced to the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament semifinal with a 3-1 win over Lenox, Wednesday.Ben Rokowski nearly homered to...

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