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JERREY ROBERTS
David Longstreeth of Smith Academy pitches to Granby Monday in Granby.

Weekend high school & preps recaps: Smith Academy’s David Longstreeth moves closer to 400-strikeout milestone in 7-2 win Saturday

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Senior pitcher David Longstreeth moved within eight strikeouts of 400 in his career with six in Smith Academy’s 7-2 win over Taconic in Hatfield on Saturday. Longstreeth struck out six to earn the win, while allowing two runs on eight hits and two walks for the Falcons (3-1). Joe Afflitto went 3 for 3 with two RBIs. Kevin Banas (double, run), Tony Redruczny (two RBIs, double) and Austin Rogers (run) each had two hits. Christian Smiarowski added a hit, an RBI and two runs scored. Hopkins Academy 4, Mohawk 3 — John Jacques, Brett Morrison (two hits), Evan Delaney (two hits) and Zach Kelly each …

Weekend college recaps: UMass women’s lacrosse send seniors off with 18-11 win over George Washington

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The UMass women’s lacrosse team was powered by Amy Tiernan’s four goals in an 18-11 win over George Washington on Sunday. Tiernane added three assists while Erika Eipp had three goals and four assists. Kattie Ott and Nicole Troost each scored twice in the senior day victory. Rachel Vallarelli made six saves in net for the Minutewomen (16-1, 8-0 Atlantic 10). Middlebury 9, …

UMass guard Demetrius Dyson announces his plans to transfer

Sunday, April 26, 2015

On a weekend where the UMass men’s basketball team hoped Marcquise Reed would become a future Minuteman, sophomore Demetrius Dyson became a former one. Dyson announced via Twitter (and TwitLonger, which extends tweets beyond 140 characters) Saturday night that he plans to complete his college career elsewhere, confirming an ESPN report by Jeff Goodman: “I …

Matt Vautour: Despite loss, playing at Fenway Park still memorable for UMass baseball team

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BOSTON Once the game started, they were college athletes again. But when the UMass baseball team walked into Fenway Park, the chance to play on the historic field briefly turned the Minutemen into excited little boys as they …

Wednesday’s high school baseball: Amhrest Regional cuts down Westfield

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Amherst Regional baseball team picked up a Valley League win in tandem with sophomore Nathan Masteralexis’ first varsity victory, 5-3 at Westfield Wednesday. Masteralexis struck out three in five innings of work, while allowing one earned run on one hit, four walks and a hit batter for …

Wednesday’s high school softball: Granby bats explode in victory over Ware

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Granby softball team came alive with two home runs and 14 hits to beat Ware 18-6 in six innings at home Wednesday. Sophomore Kate Sullivan and freshman Emily Sawyer each hit two-run homers to deep left-center field. Sawyer’s was the first of her varsity career. Sullivan added …

Wednesday’s high school track/tennis: Kat Miner, Frontier Regional clear Palmer

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kat Miner was a triple winner for the Frontier Regional girls track team in a 116-29 win over Palmer in South Deerfield on Wednesday. The senior won the high jump with a mark of 5-feet, the 100 dash in 13.7 seconds and the 200 in 27.9 for the …

Filmmaker Josh Fox to urge divestment from fossil fuels in talk at UMass

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

AMHERST — Renewable energy technology that exists today could replace all fossil fuel use in this country, according to filmmaker Josh Fox, who will speak Thursday evening at the University of Massachusetts Amherst as part of its Earth Day celebrations. Where the difficulty lies is in making the …

Wednesday’s colleges: Mount Holyoke lacrosse rolls past Smith

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kirsten Kilburn had five goals and Katherine Guinee added four as the Mount Holyoke women’s lacrosse team beat Smith College, 16-5, Wednesday in South Hadley. Catherine Ryan had five assists, while Kaitlin Braz scored three goals. Leila Kouakou (Leeds) scored twice for the Lyons (6-9; 3-5 NEWMAC). Caroline …

Construction of new Hitchcock Center for Environment building will begin with groundbreaking May 1

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

AMHERST — Construction of the $5.8 million building that will house the Hitchcock Center for the Environment will begin with a ceremonial groundbreaking May 1 on the Hampshire College campus on West Street. The 9,000-square-foot building is expected to be New England’s first public environmental education facility to …

Gazette Ice Hockey Player of the Year: John Leonard, Cathedral

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

John Leonard, junior, forward, Cathedral Season highlights: The Amherst resident led all Division 1 players in the state with 47 goals and 75 points. He helped guide the Panthers to an undefeated regular season and a second straight …

Senior Quianna Diaz-Patterson posting big numbers, big hits for UMass softball team

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

AMHERST — When she walks to the batter’s box, Quianna Diaz-Patterson isn’t thinking about the score or the Atlantic 10 standings. She’s not focused on getting the most out of her senior year or the historic numbers she’s …

Keeping tabs on the arts

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Northampton film debut “The Throwaways,” a film by Ira McKinley, will be shown Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Academy of Music in Northampton. The film is a personal exploration of the impact of what McKinley calls police brutality and mass incarceration of the black community told through …