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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 …

Local briefs: South Hadley football coach Scott Taylor to run player safety clinic for local coaches

Monday, June 8, 2015

Player safety clinic for local football coaches Scott Taylor, the defensive coordinator for the South Hadley High School football team and a USA Football Master Trainer, will hold a clinic for youth and high school football coaches that will focus on player safety. The clinic is a part …

Division 2 Girls Lacrosse: Belchertown, Granby fall in quarterfinals

Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Belchertown girls lacrosse team nearly pulled off another upset in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament. The 11th-seeded Orioles put a scare into No. 3 Littleton Saturday, but the Tigers held on for an 11-8 win at home in the quarterfinal round. Belchertown (9-9) trailed 5-3 at …

Division 2 Softball: Hampshire slugs Easthampton, advances to semifinal round

Sunday, June 7, 2015

WESTHAMPTON — All it took was a picnic to help the Hampshire Regional High School softball team focus during its quest for a second consecutive Western Massachusetts Division 2 title. The Raiders beat Easthampton, 17-1 in five innings, in the quarterfinal round on Sunday. After a couple bad …

Amherst’s Taj-Amir Torres burns up All-State meet for two sprint titles; Frontier’s Kat Miner wins high jump

Sunday, June 7, 2015

FITCHBURG — Knowing Saturday’s All-State championships would be his last high school track & field meet, Amherst Regional senior Taj-Amir Torres made sure to put on one more electrifying show. But even with all he’s accomplished in his …

Hampshire Regional High School class of 2015 graduates told to ‘choose you’ in next life chapter

Saturday, June 6, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — As the Hampshire Regional High School class of 2015 celebrated commencement, the 119 “family” members were remembered for their unwavering school spirit throughout the six years they spent together under the school roof. “I believe our …

Friday’s WMass Tournaments: South Hadley holds off Lenox to reach Division 3 boys tennis semifinal round

Friday, June 5, 2015

The South Hadley boys tennis team needed a little bit extra to beat Lenox Friday in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament quarterfinal round. The third-seeded Tigers played four tiebreakers, while second singles went three sets in a 4-1 victory over No. 6 Lenox at Mount Holyoke. South …

Wednesday’s WMass Baseball Tournaments: Hampshire squeezes past Hoosac in Division 3

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Hampshire Regional baseball team squeezed itself into the quarterfinal round of the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament. Senior Dan Baldwin laid down an eighth-inning bunt that scored freshman Matt York with the winning run in a 3-2 walk-off victory over Hoosac Valley, Wednesday in Westhampton. York led …

Wednesday’s WMass tournaments: Jacqueline Gomez tosses 1-hitter to pace Easthampton softball past Monument Mountain

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Jacqueline Gomez tossed a one-hitter as the Easthampton girls softball team beat Monument Mountain, 2-1, Wednesday in Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament first round action in Nonotuck Park. Gomez struck out eight and walked one for the eighth-seeded Eagles (13-6), who will face No. 1 Hampshire Regional (16-4) …

WMass team tennis tournament: Defending champ Amherst (Division 1), undefeated Belchertown (Division 3) earn top girls seeds

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Amherst Regional girls tennis team is confident headed into the postseason as the reigning Western Massachusetts Division 1 champions and top seed in this year’s tournament. “We’re happy to get rewarded with the top seed,” Hurricanes coach …

WMass Baseball Tournament: Smith Academy No. 1, Hopkins Academy No. 2 in Division 4

Monday, June 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The Smith Academy and Hopkins Academy baseball teams posted the best winning percentages in Division 4 and each claimed titles in leagues comprised primarily of D-3 programs. So there was no doubt one of those squads …