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Weekend high schools: Hamp softball slugs past Belchertown

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Northampton softball team exploded for 10 runs in the third inning and went on to a 15-3 home victory over Belchertown in 6 innings Saturday afternoon. Zoe Driscoll-Sbar went 3 for 4, including a double and a triple, scored three runs and knocked in a pair for the Blue Devils (8-9, 5-3 Valley Wheel). Rachel Sheehan (double, two RBIs, two runs), Emilie Baldwin (two runs, RBI), Anna Kerwood (double, …

Frontier Regional wins District F&G Girls Track Championship

Friday, May 22, 2015

BUCKLAND — Track & field is usually a measure of individual success but on Friday night, the Frontier Regional girls team flexed its individual muscles, as well as that of the entire team. The Red Hawks had a pair of individual champions and also captured the team title during the District F&G Division …

Friday’s high school softball: Northampton walk-off clinches berth in postseason tournament

Friday, May 22, 2015

Lily Glading-DiLorenzo doubled to the gap in left-center field to dive in Allie Vanasse with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth as the Northampton softball team came from behind to beat Chicopee, 7-6, in a walk-off Friday. The win qualified the Blue Devils for the Western Massachusetts Division 1 Tournament. Northampton (7-9, 4-3 Valley Wheel) needed to win Friday to …

Thursday’s high school tennis: Amherst Regional girls take down Minnechaug

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Amherst Regional girls tennis team had an answer for Minnechaug on Thursday. The Hurricanes swept singles to beat the Falcons, 3-2, in Wilbraham. Minnechaug won 3-2 on April 23. Allison McCann, the top seed in the Western Massachusetts individual tournament that begins Saturday at Smith College, cruised …

Goshen Town Meeting to consider $2.5 million budget which is up by 2.5 percent

Thursday, May 14, 2015

GOSHEN — Voters at the annual Town Meeting on Monday will be asked approve a $2.5 million budget that is up by 2.5 percent from this year’s spending. The Town Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the basement auditorium of the John James Memorial Town Hall …

Wednesday’s high school track/tennis: Hampshire boys track remains unbeaten in Suburban League

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dylan Cross and Lucius Burrell each claimed a pair of individual victories for the Hampshire Regional boys track & field team in an 811/2-611/2 home win over Palmer Wednesday. Cross took first in the triple jump and the 400 meters, while Burrell won the long jump and 200 …

Wednesday’s high school softball: Belchertown punches postseason ticket

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Belchertown softball team made sure early on that it would clinch a postseason berth Wednesday. The Orioles scored 13 runs in the first inning en route to a 25-3 road victory over Mahar in five innings. Lexi Lajeunesse went 3 for 4 and drove in four runs …

Wednesday’s high school baseball: David Longstreeth fans 18 as Smith Academy beats Easthampton

Thursday, May 14, 2015

David Longstreeth picked up his 30th career win with an 18-strikeout performance to lead the Smith Academy baseball team to a 7-1 victory over Easthampton in Hatfield Wednesday. Longstreeth struck out the first 10 batters before allowing a …

Wednesday’s high schools: Nick Roberts strikes in OT as Granby beats St. Mary in boys lacrosse

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nick Roberts scored in the second minute of overtime to lift the Granby boys lacrosse team to a 7-6 home victory over St. Mary Wednesday. Roberts, Drew Weisel and Bailey Ortensi each had two tallies and an assist for the Rams (4-7, 3-7 Suburban). Tre Demers added a …

State Sen. Benjamin Downing files legislation to promote clean energy

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A state Senate bill encouraging utilities to adopt policies that incorporate energy storage systems to make more efficient use of solar, wind and other renewable sources is one of several initiatives by Sen. Benjamin Downing of Pittsfield to reshape the state’s energy future and keep its position as …

Tuesday’s high schools: Hampshire Regional baseball rallies to beat Ware

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Brandon Wyatt hit a bases-loaded triple in the third inning as the Hampshire Regional baseball team overcame an early deficit for a 7-6 over Ware in Westhampton on Tuesday. Max Weir added two hits and a run scored, while Noah Batchelder (double, RBI) and Steve Moussette (walk) had …

Tuesday’s high school track/tennis: Undefeated Frontier Regional claims share of girls Suburban League track title

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Frontier Regional girls track clinched at least a share of the Suburban League title Tuesday with an 80-65 win over South Hadley in South Deerfield. Frontier (5-0, 5-0 Suburban) can clinch the league outright with a win over Monson on May 19. South Hadley (4-1, 4-1) fell …

Monday’s high schools: Northampton girls lacrosse holds off Agawam

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Megan McCarthy scored five goals and Abby Baldwin added three as the Northampton girls lacrosse team knocked off Valley Wheel rival Agawam, 14-10, on the road Monday. Kerry Fleming added two goals and two assists, while Sophie Melcher, Ursa Heidinger and Grace Goodwin-Boyd had one of each for …