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JERREY ROBERTS
David Longstreeth of Smith Academy pitches to Granby Monday in Granby.

Weekend high school & preps recaps: Smith Academy’s David Longstreeth moves closer to 400-strikeout milestone in 7-2 win Saturday

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Senior pitcher David Longstreeth moved within eight strikeouts of 400 in his career with six in Smith Academy’s 7-2 win over Taconic in Hatfield on Saturday. Longstreeth struck out six to earn the win, while allowing two runs on eight hits and two walks for the Falcons (3-1). Joe Afflitto went 3 for 3 with two RBIs. Kevin Banas (double, run), Tony Redruczny (two RBIs, double) and Austin Rogers (run) each had two hits. Christian Simarowski added a hit, an RBI and two runs scored. Hopkins Academy 4, Mohawk 3 — John Jacques, Brett Morrison (two hits), Evan Delaney (two hits) and Zach Kelly each …

Friday’s high school tennis/track: Belchertown sweeps Chicopee for second win

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Belchertown boys tennis team grabbed its second win of the season with a 5-0 sweep of Chicopee in Szot Park on Friday. The Orioles (2-5, 2-2 Valley Wheel) didn’t surrender more then three games in a set, as Trent Zulkiewicz led the way at first singles with 6-3, 6-3 win over Brian Turnball. Alex Morgado and Ryan Stinson paced the doubles teams …

Friday’s high school lacrosse: Northampton shuts out Belchertown

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sophie Melcher scored three goals with one assist to lead the Northampton girls lacrosse team over Belchertown, 12-0, on the road. Abby Baldwin scored three goals, while Grace Goodwin-Boyd added two goals and two assists for the Blue Devils (5-1). Kerry Fleming, Morgan Moffett, Emily Biggs (two assists) and Missie Maiewski (two assists) each scored a goal. Bridget Harrington had one save in …

Wednesday’s high school track/tennis: Kat Miner, Frontier Regional clear Palmer

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kat Miner was a triple winner for the Frontier Regional girls track team in a 116-29 win over Palmer in South Deerfield on Wednesday. The senior won the high jump with a mark of 5-feet, the 100 dash in 13.7 seconds and the 200 in 27.9 for the …

Gazette Ice Hockey Player of the Year: John Leonard, Cathedral

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

John Leonard, junior, forward, Cathedral Season highlights: The Amherst resident led all Division 1 players in the state with 47 goals and 75 points. He helped guide the Panthers to an undefeated regular season and a second straight …

Tuesday’s high school softball/baseball: Frontier Regional explodes in win over Mahar

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Frontier Regional softball team scored 11 times in the first and third innings as it cruised past Mahar 24-2 in a mercy-rule shortened five-inning game Tuesday afternoon in South Deerfield. Highlighted by a grand slam, Mae Fydenkevez had three hits, scored four runs and drove in eight …

Tuesday’s high school lacrosse: Belchertown boys hold off West Springfield

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Alex Bachand scored five goals and Alex Wordsworth posted six points as the Belchertown boys lacrosse team continued its strong start with an 11-9 road victory over West Springfield Tuesday. Wordsworth had four goals and two assists. Ben Magarian (two assists) and Adam Mercer added a tally each, …

Tuesday’s high school track: Frontier laps Franklin Tech

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A quartet of athletes earned two wins apiece for the Frontier Regional boys track & field team, which defeated Franklin Tech 93-49 Tuesday in Turners Falls. Saul Soto won the shot put and the javelin for the Red Hawks (2-0, 1-0 Intercounty). Oliver Fox took first in the …

Tuesday’s high school tennis: Northampton boys sweep doubleheader with Ludlow

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Northampton boys tennis team picked up two wins by sweeping a doubleheader with Ludlow, 5-0 and 5-0, at JFK Middle School on Tuesday. Alex Zimbalist was a double winner for the Blue Devils (4-1). He earned a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Alex Kalesnik at second singles in …

The road to recovery: A year after adopting two special-needs orphans, the Schildbachs of Leverett are seeing the fruits of their love

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Eyes barely open, 7-year-old Anelia “Nellie” Schildbach stood at the piano the other day, listening intently as her fingers explored the keyboard. She rocked her head back and forth as her hands moved fluidly across the flat white …

Gazette Boys Indoor Track & Field Players of the Year: Amherst Regional’s 4x800 relay: Allen Vance, Rob Sailer, Connor Evans, Kelzy Rodrigues, Aiden Foucault-Etheridge

Monday, April 20, 2015

Player of the Year: Amherst 4x800 relay team (senior Allen Vance, senior Rob Sailer, senior Connor Evans, senior Kelzy Rodrigues, freshman Aiden Foucault-Etheridge, alternate) Season highlights: This team excelled at every level at which it competed. The quartet …

Weekend high schools: Alexis Ferris, Hampshire Regional mow down Northampton

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Alexis Ferris’ perfect ERA is no more, but the Hampshire Regional softball team is still rolling. Ferris allowed her first run of the season Sunday, but she walked none and struck out 10 as the Raiders beat Northampton 4-1 Sunday in Westhampton. Chelsea Moussette (hit) and Taylor Boutwell …

Western Mass Distance Project ready to take on Boston Marathon

Sunday, April 19, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — At an Elks cross country road race in Holyoke three years ago, Laura Christoph spotted a group of guys in singlets that had a picture of Massachusetts on the front and the words “Western Mass” on …