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Wednesday’s high school recaps: Northampton softball bats come alive in win over Longmeadow

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

After scoring 10 runs over the first three games of the season, the Northampton softball team nearly doubled that output Wednesday afternoon in an 18-11 victory at Longmeadow. Emilie Baldwin led the Blue Devils (1-3, 1-0 Valley Wheel) with four hits, four runs scored and five RBIs. Rachel Sheehan added three hits, three runs and four RBIs. Maya Kerstetter (triple, … 0

Wednesday’s high school tennis: Doubles powers Amherst Regional past Belchertown

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The doubles duos for the Amherst Regional boys tennis team carried the Hurricanes to a 3-2 home victory over Belchertown Wednesday afternoon. Danny St. John and Dan Siegelman won at No. 1 doubles by a score of 6-2, 6-2, while the No. 2 team of Humza Awaisi and Calvin Lin earned a 6-2, 6-4 decision for the ’Canes (3-3). Amherst’s Andy Zyskowski won … 0

Local Sports Briefs: road races, charity tournaments, youth programs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chief Skroski Wiffle Ball Tournament The second annual Chief John F. Skroski Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held May 10 at 9 a.m. at 128 Christian Lane in Whately. The 3-on-3 tournament is for ages 13 and over. Fee is $15 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Chief John F. Skroski Scholarship Fund, which goes to a graduating student at Hampshire Regional … 0

Friday’s high school boys tennis recaps: Belchertown tops Quaboag in opener

Friday, April 4, 2014

The winning tradition of the Belchertown boys soccer team has carried over to the spring. Seven members of the state champion soccer squad started for the tennis team Friday. The result was a 3-2 victory over Quaboag in the Orioles’ season opener at home. Ethan Smith (No. 1) … 0

Thursday’s high school recaps: Hopkins senior Andrew Omer no-hits Belchertown in season opener

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Andrew Omer made pitching to live batters seem overrated on Thursday. Without ever throwing batting practice during the preseason, the Hopkins Academy senior pitched a no-hitter as the Golden Hawks beat Belchertown 4-0 in Hadley. Omer, who had one outdoor bullpen session prior to the game, struck out … 0

High Schools: Amherst girls tennis too much for Agawam in opener

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The McCann sisters began the season as expected for the Amherst Regional girls tennis team, but the Hurricanes’ third singles player was nearly as impressive in a 4-1 win at Agawam Thursday. Nicole (No. 1) and Allison (No. … 0

South Hadley boys lacrosse wins season-opener on the road

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tom Crotty scored five goals and assisted twice as the South Hadley boys lacrosse team opened its season with a 13-8 road victory over Agawam. It was the first game back for Matt Benoit, who coached the Tigers from 2008-2011. Sam Duda had four tallies for the Tigers … 0

Hampshire Council of Governments boosts solar installations with energy credit program

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Joseph J. Kearns says he has not sent a payment to the electric company for two years. After nurturing a lifelong interest in alternative energy, the Middlefield resident installed solar panels at his 19th-century farmhouse in 2012. And … 0

Tuesday’s high school recaps: Holyoke Catholic girls track gets jump on 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Lauren Muszynski won a pair of individual events as the Holyoke Catholic girls track & field team opened its season by defeating Commerce 70-61 Tuesday afternoon. The junior took first in the high jump at 4 feet, 4 inches, and won the 200-meter with a time of 31.6 … 0

Ethiopians take top honors at 39th St. Patrick’s Road Race

Saturday, March 22, 2014

HOLYOKE — By the first mile marker, the throng of more than 7,000 runners at the 39th St. Patrick’s Road Race was separated by an elite group of eight runners. Those eight tried to keep pace with one another throughout the 10-kilometer course. As the pack neared the … 0

Local briefs: Northampton, South Hadley recreation offering programs; Amherst Baseball opens registration

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WMass Junior Golf Classic accepting registrations The second annual Western Massachusetts Junior Golf Classic will be held April 26 at The Country Club of Greenfield and April 27 at Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston. The event is open to golfers ages 12-18. Registration fee is $100. For more information, … 0

Division 4 boys basketball: Gateway Regional struggles in 61-36 loss to Monson

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

MONSON — The Gateway Regional boys basketball team brought the necessary effort to its first postseason game in over a decade, but a poor shooting start to both halves cost the Gators any chance at a victory. Gateway allowed the first 10 points of the Western Massachusetts Division … 0

WMass girls basketball tournament preview, capsules, bracket

Sunday, February 23, 2014

As promised, the Central League led to a tough Western Massachusetts Girls Basketball Division 3 Tournament bracket — league champion Granby, South Hadley and Hampshire all earned seeds in the top half. “Having a league like we do … 0