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Thursday’s high schools: Amherst softball rallies to beat Chicopee Comp

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ali McIntire’s two-run single in the top of the seventh capped a three-run rally for the Amherst Regional softball team, which defeated Chicopee Comp 8-7 on the road Thursday. Trailing 7-5 entering the seventh, Mikah McNamara (hit, three runs) walked with one out. Justine Bohl and Mathena Morrissey followed with singles to load the bases, then Jada Glasgow was hit by a pitch to make it 7-6 and set up … 0

Thursday’s high school tennis: Northampton sweeps Chicopee

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Northampton girls tennis team swept Chicopee 5-0 without any match dropping more than two games on the road Thursday. Sophomore Phoebe Gelbard led the charge defeating Lilly Roberst 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Adele Fantasia and Serina Hahn won at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively, 6-0, 6-1. Girls Tennis Northampton 5, Chicopee 0 At Szot Park First singles: Phoebe … 0

Thursday’s high school track: South Hadley girls open with win over Frontier Regional

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Michelle Stefanowicz, Angela Thibault and Hope Werenski each won twice as the South Hadley girls track & field team beat Frontier Regional, 76-69, in both teams’ opener in South Deerfield. Stefanowicz won the shot put and discus, Thibault won the long jump and 100-meter hurdles, and Werenski won the triple jump and 400 hurdles. Katherine Conlisk (javelin), Kat Miner (high jump), Jaime Byrne … 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

South Hadley earns No. 4 seed in WMass Division 3A Hockey Tournament

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The South Hadley hockey team won’t bring its typical gaudy regular-season record into the Western Massachusetts Division 3A Tournament this year. The Tigers, who were realigned into the Division 3 Berry Division this season, finished 6-10-4. But a 4-1-1 mark against Division 3A competition earned them a bid … 0

WMass boys basketball tournament preview, capsules, brackets

Saturday, February 22, 2014

If the Smith Academy boys basketball team is going to defend its championship, it will do so without a key member. South Hadley, meanwhile, starts its defense on the road against a team that has never played in … 0

Friday’s high school recaps: Smith Academy seniors power Greenfield hockey in regular-season finale

Friday, February 21, 2014

A pair of Smith Academy students will have little trouble remembering their hockey senior night. Cam Woodward had a hat trick and an assist, while Zack Langlois scored twice with an assist as Greenfield finished its regular season with a 7-3 home win over Mount Everett. Jake Elwell … 0

Thurday’s high school recaps: Orioles outlast Colts in 2OT on senior night

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A deep 3-pointer at the buzzer denied the Belchertown girls basketball team a win in regulation, but the Orioles persevered to beat Chicopee Comp 53-49 in double overtime on senior night. Jill Cavanaugh, Belchertown’s lone senior, scored four … 0

Wednesday’s high school recaps: Hampshire can’t rally past Palmer in boys basketball

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A rough first quarter cost the Hampshire boys basketball team a victory on senior night as Palmer walked away with the 48-44 win, Wednesday in Westhampton. It was also Raiders coach Claud Salomão’s first attempt at his 200th career win. Mitch Ouimette led Hampshire (11-9, 10-6 Bi-County) with … 0

Monday’s high school recaps: Smith Academy boys clinch Hampshire League title

Monday, February 17, 2014

On senior night for the Frontier Regional boys basketball team, it was a pair of Smith Academy seniors that won the game and the Hampshire League title for the Falcons. Keith Natale and Derek McMahon combined for 35 … 0