Jug Drive over weekend for coach’s family

A number of Greenfield businesses will hold a Jug Drive over the weekend to help raise money for the Hampton Family Fund.

The fund was set up this week to help pay for final expenses for Ally Hampton, a 2012 graduate of Greenfield High School who lost a long fight with cancer and passed away this past week. Her father, Jeff Hampton, is the Greenfield girls’ varsity soccer coach.

Because the family was caring for Ally Hampton, the parents were unable to work consistently. This weekend anyone wishing to help donate can stop by Wow Frozen Yogurt, Karen’s Dance Studio, Taylor’s Tavern, The Wok Restaurant, Transitions Hair Salon, Mesa Verde, Brad’s Place, Harper’s Store, Village Pizza, Christina’s Restaurant or Terrazza at the Country Club of Greenfield.

Also, on Sunday, Wow Frozen Yogurt will donate 10 percent of all proceeds from the day to the Hampton Family Fund. This is in addition to the Jug Fundraiser, and anyone wishing to stop in and donate to the Jug Fund, does not have to purchase anything.

Donations can be made via cash or check (payable to People United Bank and write “Hampton Family Fund” in the memo). There is also online donations at www.gofundme.com/hampton-family-fund.


UMass women fall

The 14th-ranked UMass women’s lacrosse team saw its season come to an end on Friday with a 10-4 loss to No. 12 Loyola in the first round of the NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Tournament in Newton.

Sydney Thomas and Hannah Schmitt scored 59 seconds apart early in the first half to put the Greyhounds up 2-0, but Sam Rush got her first of the day 10 minutes in to cut the deficit in half. The game remained close early, as Loyola upped its lead to 3-1 but UMass’ Courtney McGrath scored her eighth of the season to pull UMass back to within one goal at 3-2. The teams again traded goals and Loyola took a 4-3 lead into halftime.

Loyola pushed the lead to 5-3 seven minutes into the second half and then added two more goals over the next four minutes to take command of the game.

Rush finished with a pair of goals and finished the season with 67 tallies, a single-season record for the Minutewomen. UMass finished the season 18-2, the third-most wins in a season in the program’s history.

High schools

Locals honored

A dozen local athletes were honored as 2014 McDonald’s Scholar Athletes at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield.

The award is presented annually to a pair of outstanding graduating seniors from each high school in Western Mass. Students are nominated by their school principal based on record of academic achievement, personal standards and accomplishments that are a positive model to others, outstanding performance in a varsity sport for two years and distinguished service to their classmates and schools.

Here’s a look at the local winners (Note: Athol and Franklin Tech did not have entrants):

Frontier — Niko Ames and Taryn Marquis.

Greenfield — Samuel Guiod and Alexis Silk.

Mahar — Daniel Bergman and Lyndsy Paluk.

Mohawk — Robert Buoniconti and Ashley Pierce.

Pioneer — Christofer Gilbert and Savannah Sojka.

Turners Falls — Samuel Danford and Courtney Eugin.

Road Race

Deerfield Mile

The Deerfield Mile, a community-oriented road race for children, will take place on May 17 at 9 a.m. at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield.

Registration will take place at 8 a.m. in the Frontier cafeteria and the race begins and ends at the school. All proceeds go to benefit the Deerfield Recreation Department.

All participants receive tickets to attend the Deerfield Elementary School Fun Fair later in the day. All runners will also receive ribbons, while the top male and female finishers in three categories (grades K-2, 3-4, and 5-6) will earn medals.

Registration forms are available online at www.deerfieldma.us. For more information contact Sue Antonellis at 665-1400 ext. 107 or email suea@town.deerfield.ma.us.

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