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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 (2 for 3) each had an RBI to power the offense. Emilie Baldwin was 3 for 3 with a run scored for …

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 the back. They formed the men’s Western Mass Distance Project running team. Christoph inquired about …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Friday’s high schools: Northampton boys tennis takes down Belchertown

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Northampton boys tennis team was quick to dismiss Belchertown, 4-1, at JFK Middle School on Friday. The Blue Devils (2-1) didn’t drop a game in the singles matches. Francios Venne led the charge at first singles, beating Trent Zulkiewicz in straight sets. The Orioles (1-4) picked up …

Daily Hampshire Gazette Girls Track & Field Player of the Year: Sierra Loomis, Northampton

Friday, April 17, 2015

Player of the Year: Sierra Loomis, junior, Northampton Season highlights: The versatile junior posted seven top-eight finishes over three postseason meets. She won long jump titles at the PVIAC championship meet (16 feet, 10 inches) and the state …

Thursday’s high school tennis/track: Belchertown girls ace Central to remain perfect

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Belchertown girls tennis team continued its hot start to the season, cruising to a 5-0 sweep of Central at home Thursday. The Orioles (4-0, 4-0 Pioneer) surrendered nine games across five matches. Sophomore Meghan Bernard led the charge with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Kim Huymh at …

Thursday’s high school lacrosse: Northampton girls roll past Belchertown

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Abby Baldwin scored four times and Emily Biggs (two goals, three assists) had five points for the Northampton girls lacrosse team in a 16-1 home victory over Belchertown Thursday afternoon. Megan McCarthy had a hat trick, while Kerry …

Thursday’s high schools: Frontier Regional softball upends Smith Academy

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Freshman Emma Wesoloski picked up her first varsity win in the circle for the Frontier Regional softball team in a 7-2 home win over Hopkins Academy Thursday afternoon. Wesoloski went the distance, striking out two and allowing one earned run on three hits as the Red Hawks (3-0, …

Daily Hampshire Gazette Girls Swimming & Diving Player of the Year: Kerry Fleming, Northampton

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Kerry Fleming, senior, Northampton 2014-15 highlights: Fleming led the Blue Devils to a third straight Western Massachusetts title with four second-place finishes. She swam personal bests in the 100-yard free (1 minute, 57.29 seconds) and 200 free (53.93). …

Wednesday’s high school track/tennis: Frontier Regional laps South Hadley in opener

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Jamie Blinder and Oliver Fox each won two individual events to help lead the Frontier Regional boys track team to a 961/2-461/2 victory over South Hadley in South Deerfield Wednesday. Blinder won the pole vault by clearing 11 feet and ran the 100-meter dash in 12.1 seconds for …

Wednesday’s high school lacrosse: Granby girls down Chicopee Comp, stay unbeaten

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Kate Sarnacki and Jess Patruno combined for nine goals to lift the Granby girls lacrosse team over Chicopee Comp, 12-8, at home Wednesday. Sarnacki scored five and Patruno had four, while each had an assist for the Rams (2-0). Jasmine Jones added two goals and Kaeleigh Croteau had …