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Friday’s high school softball: Hampshire’s Brian McGan named MIAA coach of year as Raiders stay perfect

Friday, April 17, 2015

The MIAA announced its 2014-15 coaches of the year and awarded Hampshire Regional softball coach Brian McGan with his sport’s honor on Friday. “I’m very humbled by it. It’s a great honor,” McGan said. “The kids from my past teams have obviously helped me get there. They made Hampshire what Hampshire is. I’ve just tried to guide them to the right point.” McGan is in his ninth year with the …

Friday’s high schools: Belchertown boys lacrosse routs Monson

Friday, April 17, 2015

Alex Wordsworth’s seven goals and an assist powered the Belchertown boys lacrosse team to a 14-1 home blowout over Monson Friday afternoon. Ben Magarian (four goals, assist) and Grant Irving (two goals, three assists) each posted five points for the Orioles (4-1, 3-0 Suburban). Jack Medina picked up four assists, Jack Kenney added his first career varsity tally, and Connor Hughes and Adam …

Friday’s high school baseball: Freshman Jonathan Morrison fans 17 in one-hitter for Hopkins Academy

Friday, April 17, 2015

Jonathan Morrison gave the Hopkins Academy baseball team two outstanding outings in its run to the state final last season. On Friday Morrison dominated in his first start as a permanent member of the rotation. The freshman struck out 17 in a one-hit shutout as the Golden Hawks defeated Pioneer Regional 16-0 Friday afternoon in Northfield. John Jacques was 4 for 4 with …

Wednesday’s high school baseball: Frontier Regional jumps on Mohawk for first win

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Frontier Regional baseball team built an early lead and held on for a 3-1 win over Mohawk at home Wednesday. Brandon Bryant (stolen base) reached on a fielder’s choice, Evan Bourque (2 for 3, stolen base) singled and Matt Ackerman drove them in with a first-inning triple …

Daily Hampshire Gazette Boys Swimming & Diving Players of the Year: Belchertown’s Dennis Lelic, Matthew Quinney, Andrew Endress and Benjamin LaClair

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Belchertown 200 medley relay & 400 free relay teams: Dennis Lelic, sophomore; Matthew Quinney, junior; Andrew Endress, junior; Benjamin LaClair, freshman Season highlights: Lelic, Quinney, Endress and LaClair won Western Massachusetts titles in the 200 medley relay (1 …

Tuesday’s high school tennis/track: Amherst boys, girls net sweeps to stay undefeated

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Amherst Regional boys and girls tennis teams are off to a fine start to the season. Each team improved to 3-0 on the season with shutouts Tuesday: the girls beat South Hadley, 5-0, while the boys did the same to Belchertown. Girls tennis Amherst Regional 5, South …

Tuesday’s high school baseball: Defense comes through for Northampton in win over Minnechaug

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The middle infield for the Northampton baseball team turned three double plays as the Blue Devils beat Minnechaug, 7-3, in Northampton Tuesday. Leading 6-2 with the bases loaded in the sixth, Cody Cleveland induced a 4-6-3 double play between second baseman Garret Connly, shortstop Tim Horton and first …

Tuesday’s high school softball: Stephanie Start tosses no-hitter for Smith Vocational

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Stephanie Start threw a no-hitter and struck out nine as the Smith Vocational softball team beat Sci-Tech, 17-1 in five innings, in Springfield Tuesday. Avalon Darby scored three runs and drove in a pair, and Miranda Clark had three RBIs for the Vikings (1-1, 1-0 Tri-County). Frontier Regional …

Concerns raised over future of competitive Dolphins team as Hampshire Regional YMCA reviews aquatics program

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Parents and swimmers at the Hampshire Regional YMCA are concerned that the competitive Dolphins swim team program will be eliminated as the result of a review of the aquatics program. “We have been led to believe …

Tuesday’s high school boys volleyball/lacrosse: Smith Vocational debuts, knocks off Southwick for program’s first win

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Smith Vocational boys volleyball team made its first official match an exciting one, edging host Southwick 3-2 on the road Tuesday for the program’s first win. The Vikings won 25-18, 21-25, 25-14, 24-26, 15-12. Jorge Andujar had 13 assists and four kills for Smith Voke (1-0), while …

Monday’s high school track/tennis: Northampton girls chase down Amherst Regional

Monday, April 13, 2015

Alex Dibrindisi won three individual events for the Northampton girls track & field team, which defeated rival Amherst Regional 761/2-641/2 in their season-opening meet Monday afternoon. The senior took first in the long jump (16 feet, 21/2 inches), …

Monday’s high school lacrosse: Northampton girls continue strong start to 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Northampton girls lacrosse team continued its early season assault on the opponent’s net Monday afternoon by beating Westfield 22-12 on the road. Kerry Fleming (three goals, three assists) and Missie Maiewski (five goals, assists) each had six points for the Blue Devils (3-0), who have scored 55 …

Monday’s high school baseball: Alex Dragon throws no-hitter in debut for South Hadley

Monday, April 13, 2015

In his first career varsity baseball game, South Hadley pitcher Alex Dragon took the mound Monday afternoon for the season-opening start. The junior delivered a debut to remember, no-hitting Mahar Regional in a 10-0 home victory for the Tigers. Dragon struck out nine and walked one. He faced …