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Tuesday’s local softball: Amherst/Deerfield falls to Southwick

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mikah McNamara (two RBIs) and Amanda Deskavich (run) each had two hits, but the Amherst/Deerfield Metro League softball team fell 12-3 to Southwick, on the road Tuesday. Hanna LeClair (run) doubled in the loss for Amherst/Deerfield (6-11). Softball Southwick 12, Amherst/Deerfield 3 (6) A/D 101 001 —3 7 3 Southwick (10)20 00x —12 6 1 WP - Harley; LP - Cousland Records: A/D (6-11) Southwick (9-6) Baseball Easthampton SB 4, Wilbraham FH 1 Wilbraham FH 100 000 0—1 2 …

Strong afternoon storm downs trees in Deerfield

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

DEERFIELD — The sudden storm that moved through the area Tuesday afternoon left little more than rapidly evaporating puddles in some towns, but tore down trees elsewhere. Police closed a section of Lower Road in Deerfield, where massive limbs stripped from one tree pinned power lines. Another stout tree, in the front yard …

Amherst beats Northampton to advance to Pioneer Valley Mickey Mantle Championship

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Amherst Mickey Mantle team had to play in back-to-back games to punch its ticket to the Pioneer Valley championship on Sunday. After knocking out Frontier, 12-0, Amherst beat Northampton 11-3 in the semifinals of the double elimination tournament at Deerfield Academy’s Headmaster Field. Amherst will take on Easthampton in the title game, …

Deerfield River drowning victim identified as UMass Lowell student Oluwatoni Onikeku

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

DEERFIELD — The man who drowned in the Deerfield River Sunday has been identified as 20-year-old Deerfield resident Oluwatoni Onikeku, a top student at the University of Massachusetts Lowell where he was a member of the track team. …

Monday’s summer baseball: Belchertown stays alive in 11-12 Little League tournament

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Belchertown Little League baseball team plated five runs in two separate innings to stay alive in the double-elimination District 2 11-12 Tournament with a 10-5 victory over Westfield National Monday evening at Hulmes-Warner Park in Belchertown. Colby Masse (2 for 3, run, RBI), Max Wojcik (two RBIs, …

Springfield men arrested on drug charges after high-speed chase on Interstate 91

Monday, July 13, 2015

DEERFIELD — Two Springfield men were arrested on drug-related charges following a high-speed pursuit on Interstate 91 that ended when the vehicle was abandoned in the area of Plain and Settright roads in Deerfield Monday evening. Childlove Gelin, 23, and John Jones Jr., 29, were both arrested on …

Theresa Coe and daughter Toni Lobdell of Easthampton plead not guilty in alleged prescription drug scheme

Monday, July 13, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — An Easthampton woman facing 195 charges for allegedly writing false prescriptions for painkillers did so to feed her daughter’s addiction, and she lied to police in an attempt to take the fall for her daughter, according to the Northwestern district attorney’s office. Theresa Coe, 48, and …

Nigerian student drowns in Deerfield River

Monday, July 13, 2015

DEERFIELD — A 20-year-old Nigerian student from the University of Massachusetts Lowell drowned while swimming in the Deerfield River near Stillwater Bridge on Sunday evening, according to Deerfield Police Chief John Paciorek Jr. Multiple agencies reported to the …

Local baseball: American Legion playoffs open, Northampton sweeps into second round

Monday, July 13, 2015

Northampton Post 28 swept the first round of American Legion playoffs with two wins over Springfield Post 21, winning 4-1 on Saturday and 8-5 on Sunday. Northampton, and other best-of-3 winners, advance to an eight-team double elimination tournament that starts Wednesday. Three series are still in action, with …

Gazette Baseball player of the year: Jamie Carey, Amherst Regional

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Jamie Carey, senior, Amherst Regional Season highlights: The senior pitcher/second baseman excelled in all facets of the game and helped guide the Hurricanes to their first sectional final appearance since 2010. Carey went 33 for 78 at the …

Zoning Board of Appeals grants variance for six-megawatt solar-energy farm near East Deerfield Quarry

Saturday, July 11, 2015

EAST DEERFIELD — The Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday night granted a variance to the company that wants to build a six-megawatt solar energy farm on 18 acres of a 200-acre property near the East Deerfield Quarry. The variance permits the facility in a zoning district where …

PHOTOS: South Hadley beats Frontier 8-6 in Mickey Mantle

Saturday, July 11, 2015

With the final week of Mickey Mantle approaching, South Hadley beat Frontier 8-6 at Herlihy Field in South Deerfield on Friday. Both teams are tied for fifth place with six points. South Hadley is 3-11, while Frontier is …

Softball Player of the Year: Alexis Ferris, Hampshire Regional

Friday, July 10, 2015

Alexis Ferris, pitcher, junior, Hampshire Regional Season highlights: The junior pitcher finished the season 18-4 and 209 strikeouts, with a season-high of 18 against Belchertown and hit double-digits in eight others. Ferris threw nine shutouts and allowed 30 …