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Belchertown

JERREY ROBERTS
Tanner Clark, right, of Belchertown, scores his team's 11th run to end the game, ahead of South Hadley catcher David Adams, during the Sandy Koufax Division B state final Monday in Palmer. A.J. Oliveira's hit allowed him to score.

Belchertown tops South Hadley for Koufax B state championship

Monday, July 21, 2014

PALMER — The Belchertown River Rats captured the Sandy Koufax WMABC B Division state championship on Monday night, defeating the South Hadley Tigers in a mercy rule-shortened 11-3 victory at Legion Field. Nolan Vogal spearheaded Belchertown’s offense, going 2 for 3, scoring four runs and stealing four bases. “He’s a nuisance (on the bases), isn’t he?,” Belchertown coach Ed Medina … 0

Local baseball: Hadley 11U Ripken moves into state final

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Hadley Cal Ripken 11-and-under team scored the tying run in the fourth and took the lead with a pair in the fifth to defeat Northbridge 5-3 in the state semifinals Monday evening in Uxbridge. Justin Masteralexis, Noah Scanlon-Dean and Nick Foster hit solo home runs for Hadley (4-1). Thea Hanscom, Quentin Moliterno and Kouji Ishida had hits in the fifth-inning rally. Scanlon-Dean … 0

Arrests and crimes reported in Amherst, Belchertown, Hadley, Easthampton and Northampton

Monday, July 21, 2014

Amherst ■ Newman M. Galati, 22, of 26 Queen Circle, South Hadley, was arrested Friday at 10:23 p.m. on West Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, second offense, reckless operation of a motor vehicle to endanger, failure to stay within marked lanes, operating a motor vehicle without headlights, operating a motor vehicle with a number … 0

Local baseball: Southampton Little League Juniors open with no hitter

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Southampton Little League Junior team opened district play with three pitchers combining to no-hit and run-rule Westfield, 18-3, at home on Thursday night. Matt York opened the effort, allowing one unearned run on no hits and striking … 0

Solar array dedicated in Belchertown expected to start producing electricity next week

Thursday, June 26, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — Town Planner Douglas Albertson called a new 1.5 megawatt solar array that was dedicated Thursday at the former driving range of the Evergreene mini-golf course “a point of pride” for the community. Albertson spoke to about … 0

Solar mixed-use village latest plan for former Belchertown State School property

Friday, June 20, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — Most of the land at the former Belchertown State School may become a mixed-use solar village for artists that would include manufacturing facilities for green building supplies and several acres of ground-mounted solar panels. Haskell Werlin, … 0

Local baseball: King & Cushman hammers Longmeadow, 16-2

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Northampton King & Cushman American Legion baseball team broke through in a big way Wednesday evening. Post 28 pounded out 16 hits while batting around in both the second and sixth innings to pick up its second … 0

Amherst’s Finn Garner wins USTA Super Championship

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fourth-seeded Finn Garner won the Boys 14 USTA New England Summer Sectional Super Championship over top-seeded Connor Fu in straight sets at UMass on Wednesday. The Amherst resident pulled out a 7-6 (5), 6-4 win for his second title of the month. On June 15, he won the … 0

Easthampton Post 224 comes back, beats Amherst Post 148

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Easthampton Post 224 overcame a two-run deficit in the seventh to walk off with a 10-9 American Legion victory over Amherst Post 148, Tuesday in Easthampton. Adam Krol hit a grounder to shortstop and an overthrow at first plated the tying and winning runs. Brandon Weyant had two … 0

Little League District 2 Tournaments get underway

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

SOUTHAMPTON — With an enthusiastic bench and consistent hitting, Easthampton took down Southampton 13-3 in four innings on Tuesday in a Little League District 2 Tournament matchup at Conant Park. Nick Lloyd and Nick Jolicoeur led the Easthampton … 0

Amherst’s Finn Garner to play for title at USTA sectional tournament

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Only one local youth tennis player remained in the fight for a title at the USTA New England Summer Sectional Super Championship after Tuesday’s Day 4 action at UMass. Finn Garner, of Amherst, advanced to the Boys 14 final with a 6-0, 6-4 win over second-seeded Kevin Chao. … 0

30 days jail-time for Chicopee police officer Genest for 2013 Belchertown drunk driving crash related charges

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A veteran Chicopee police officer — described by his chief as a “good street cop” — will serve 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to charges resulting from an accident in 2013 that injured a … 2

Belchertown’s Caitlin Bernard swings big on the tennis court

Monday, June 23, 2014

AMHERST — Caitlin Bernard figured out early that she didn’t want to be a traditional teenage athlete who competed on the high school circuit to earn a scholarship to college. Instead, after seventh grade, she switched to home … 0