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Thursday’s summer baseball/softball: Amherst edges Easthampton in Mickey Mantle action

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Owen Macphee drove in the winning run and scored an insurance run in the top of the eighth inning as Amherst edged Easthampton, 5-3, in Mickey Mantle action, Thursday in Easthampton. Trevor Edwards shut Easthampton down in the bottom of the inning to seal the win. The teams were tied 3-3 after three innings and neither team scored again until the eighth. Hunter Brooks and Steve Moussette each had two …

Gazette Girls Tennis Player of the year: Amherst Regional junior Allison McCann

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Player of the Year Allison McCann, junior, Amherst Regional Season highlights: McCann led the Hurricanes to their second consecutive Western Massachusetts Division 1 team title, beating longtime rival Longmeadow, 4-1. After falling to her sister, Nicole, in the 2014 Western Mass. Individual Tournament final, Allison broke through this season, defeating Minnechaug’s Haley Gurski …

Wednesday’s summer baseball: Northampton Juniors advance to District 2 title game

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Northampton Little League Junior team assured itself a spot in the District 2 championship game with a 14-3 victory over Westfield in five innings Wednesday evening. Noah Brink went 3 for 3, drove in four runs and scored two more for Hamp (3-0), which will play for the title Monday. Jack Diggins had a two-run double and a run scored, while Patrick …

Valley Views: Catbird in an Apple Tree

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Catbirds, like robins, are very common, and I usually don’t think to grab my camera when I see one. This one, however, seemed to be saying “Look, this is my good side, take a picture.”  It was indeed his, …

Friday’s summer baseball: Easthampton Mantle deals Northampton first loss

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Easthampton Mickey Mantle team handed Northampton its first loss Friday, thanks to a big fifth inning in an 8-4 win at home. Matt Hewes’ two-run single highlighted a five-run fifth as Easthampton (2-3) took a 5-1 lead. Hewes, Tim Fay (RBI) and Garrett Kowal (two doubles) each …

Wednesday’s local baseball: Northampton Post 28 picks up first win with walk-off over West Springfield

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mickey Thompson’s seventh-inning single gave Northampton Post 28 a 4-3 walk-off victory over West Springfield Post 207 at Arcanum Field on Wednesday. Ian Ostberg hit a one-out double to start Northampton’s rally in the seventh. Back-to-back walks loaded the bases for Thompson and he singled to right field, …

Melonie Cummings charged with housing fugitive boyfriend Keith Truehart; he's held without bail on charges he beat her 9-month-old daughter

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — A week after wanted fugitive Keith A. Truehart was found hiding under the sink in his girlfriend’s Belchertown apartment, she was arraigned in Eastern Hampshire District Court on charges she helped hide him and allowed him …

State Department of Transportation projects include improvements to I-91, Northampton intersection

Monday, June 15, 2015

AMHERST — A $3.1 billion Massachusetts Department of Transportation and MBTA capital investment plan includes $70 million targeted for Interstate 91 improvements, as well as money to reconstruct the intersection of Pleasant and Conz streets in Northampton, resurface Route 181 in Belchertown and rebuild Amherst Road in Pelham. …

Area police news

Monday, June 15, 2015

Amherst ∎ A 29-year-old Amherst woman is being summoned to court on charges of malicious destruction of property over $250 following an argument at Alpine Commons, 133 Belchertown Road, at 12:33 p.m. Sunday, police said. During the argument, a window at the apartment was smashed and a phone …

Mount Greylock mows down Hampshire Regional in WMass Division 3 baseball final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — The big inning. Seventh-seeded Hampshire Regional couldn’t produce one — or prevent No. 1 Mount Greylock of Williamstown from having one. Jesse Dilego delivered a two-run single to key a six-run third inning Saturday that carried …

Hampshire Regional tops Wahconah in Western Massachusetts Division 2 Softball Final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — At the end of Saturday’s Western Massachusetts Division 2 softball final, Hampshire Regional second baseman Chelsea Moussette carefully climbed onto shortstop Savannah Waters’ shoulders. She didn’t need help walking — she was clutching the championship trophy …

WMass Division 3 Boys Tennis: Belchertown’s run ends with sectional final loss to Mount Greylock

Friday, June 12, 2015

LEE — Disappointed? Yes. Discouraged? No. No. 4 Belchertown’s improbable ride to the Western Massachusetts Division 3 boys tennis final ended Friday with a 4-1 loss to No. 4 Mount Greylock of Williamstown at Lee High School. The …

AREA SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

Friday, June 12, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Mozzarella sticks, golden baked potato wedges, carrot sticks, spinach and tomato salad, fresh orange, strawberry cup TUESDAY: Pasta with chicken meatballs and sauce, green beans, garden salad, apple, pineapple cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Hamburger, cheeseburger, hot dog, veggie dippers, garden salad, pasta salad, mandarin oranges, watermelon …