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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 Simarowski 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 …

Friday’s high school tennis/track: Belchertown sweeps Chicopee for second win

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Belchertown boys tennis team grabbed its second win of the season with a 5-0 sweep of Chicopee in Szot Park on Friday. The Orioles (2-5, 2-2 Valley Wheel) didn’t surrender more then three games in a set, as Trent Zulkiewicz led the way at first singles with 6-3, 6-3 win over Brian Turnball. Alex Morgado and Ryan Stinson paced the doubles teams …

Friday’s high school lacrosse: Northampton shuts out Belchertown

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sophie Melcher scored three goals with one assist to lead the Northampton girls lacrosse team over Belchertown, 12-0, on the road. Abby Baldwin scored three goals, while Grace Goodwin-Boyd added two goals and two assists for the Blue Devils (5-1). Kerry Fleming, Morgan Moffett, Emily Biggs (two assists) and Missie Maiewski (two assists) each scored a goal. Bridget Harrington had one save in …

Thursday’s high school softball: Hamelin, Red Hawks remain perfect

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ally Hamelin threw seven innings of two-hit softball to lead Frontier Regional over Mohawk, 9-0, on the road Thursday. Hamelin struck out 10 and helped her own bid for the win with a double and a home run for the Red Hawks (5-0, 4-0 Franklin). Alyssa Ouellette had …

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 …

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 …

Tuesday’s high school softball/baseball: Frontier Regional explodes in win over Mahar

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Frontier Regional softball team scored 11 times in the first and third innings as it cruised past Mahar 24-2 in a mercy-rule shortened five-inning game Tuesday afternoon in South Deerfield. Highlighted by a grand slam, Mae Fydenkevez had three hits, scored four runs and drove in eight …

Tuesday’s high school lacrosse: Belchertown boys hold off West Springfield

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Alex Bachand scored five goals and Alex Wordsworth posted six points as the Belchertown boys lacrosse team continued its strong start with an 11-9 road victory over West Springfield Tuesday. Wordsworth had four goals and two assists. Ben Magarian (two assists) and Adam Mercer added a tally each, …

Tuesday’s high school track: Frontier laps Franklin Tech

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A quartet of athletes earned two wins apiece for the Frontier Regional boys track & field team, which defeated Franklin Tech 93-49 Tuesday in Turners Falls. Saul Soto won the shot put and the javelin for the Red Hawks (2-0, 1-0 Intercounty). Oliver Fox took first in the …

Tuesday’s high school tennis: Northampton boys sweep doubleheader with Ludlow

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Northampton boys tennis team picked up two wins by sweeping a doubleheader with Ludlow, 5-0 and 5-0, at JFK Middle School on Tuesday. Alex Zimbalist was a double winner for the Blue Devils (4-1). He earned a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Alex Kalesnik at second singles in …

Belchertown Select Board candidate Nicholas Tirrell reports burning of lawn sign

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — Police are investigating an incident in which a lawn sign for Nicholas Tirrell, a candidate for the Select Board, allegedly was burned late last week. According to Tirrell, a small bottle of lighter fluid was found next to it. Tirrell said the sign was on the …