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Blue Devils Top Purple Knights to Clinch Postseason Berth

February 3, 2015 1:43pm |

The Northampton Blue Devils (10-3) earned their tenth win of the season Thursday night at Northampton High School with a 49-39 victory over the Holyoke Purple Knights (6-7). The Purple Knights kept the game close, but the Blue Devils ended up being too much for […]

Nearly Foiled by Lack of Support, Fencing Team Triumphs

January 16, 2015 7:41pm |

Everyday from 4:00-6:00 in the cafeteria of John F. Kennedy Middle School the Northampton High School  fencing team practices strenuously. Upon approaching their practice site one may hear the clashing of swords, beeping of buzzers, and resounding commands of “fence!” Few know that the NHS […]

Athlete of the Week: Lauraine Joensen

January 9, 2015 8:31am |

Although sophomore Lauraine Joenson is new to the United States, she’s anything but new to the basketball court. Joenson, who lived in Denmark up until this past summer, is the NHS girls basketball team’s high point scorer, averaging 15 points per game. She scored a […]

For One Team, Many Coaches

December 23, 2014 8:43am |

Northampton’s Indoor Track teams are hurdling over some unexpected obstacles this season. The coaching situation has been subject to more improvisation this year than in the past, especially since one of the fall cross country coaches cannot remain for the winter and spring seasons. Head […]

Indoor Season is Right on Track

December 17, 2014 9:06am |

Northampton High School’s Indoor Track and Field team opened the 2014-2015 season with an impressive first showing this past Friday, December 12th at the Smith College Indoor Track. The girl’s team, coached by Brandon Palmer, defeated Minnechaug Regional High School with a score of 68-27. […]

Blue Devils, Western Mass Cross Country Champions!

November 13, 2014 7:57pm |

Northfield- By winning the Western Massachusetts Championship last week at Northfield Mountain, the Northampton High School’s Cross Country Teams marked a huge milestone for the 2014 season. At the end of the 2014 regular cross country season, the Northampton Blue Devils came into the postseason […]

NHS Girls Field Hockey Looking for Another Win

November 5, 2014 9:26pm |

On Wednesday, Northampton High School’s Varsity Field Hockey team, coached by Sarah Williams, will play their semifinal game against Mahar High School. NHS played a quarterfinal match against Holyoke last Thursday and won 2-0. The first goal was scored by senior Missie Maiewski (who is […]

A Humble Runner

October 29, 2014 10:08pm |

When NHS senior Tim Foldy-Porto set the course record and won the cross country tri-meet at South Hadley last Tuesday, he credited it not only to his own strength and willpower, but to the skill and dynamic of his team as a whole. “Any of […]

Hopkins Scores in Her Second Year as Soccer Coach at NHS

October 24, 2014 7:30am |

“Hey Hopkins, yo can you help me out with this? “Hey, you talking about soccer?” These are some of the student comments often heard upon entering Northampton High School junior varsity girls soccer coach and English teacher Emily Hopkins’s room. This is Hopkins’s second year […]

Athlete of the Week: Nick Day

October 21, 2014 6:34am |

One of the captains of the Varsity football team Nick Day impresses both on and off the football field at Northampton High School. His leadership and drive to improve are appreciated by his coach, teammates, and teachers alike. Head Coach of the football team Pat […]