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Thursday’s American Legion recaps: Easthampton slips past Northampton Post 28

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Justin Edinger enjoyed a perfect night at the plate and scored a pair of runs to lead the Easthampton American Legion baseball team to a 4-1 home victory over Northampton King & Cushman Post 28 Thursday evening. The catcher went 3 for 3 with two stolen bases. Nick Batchelder delivered a two-run single, while Nick Grise picked up an RBI on a squeeze bunt. Hunter Leveille (single) and Brandon Weyant … 0

Gazette Softball Player of the Year: Hampshire Regional’s Savannah Waters

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Savannah Waters and the Hampshire Regional softball team had many goals going into the season, but there was one thing that would help accomplish all of them — getting on base. As the leadoff hitter, that’s all the junior wanted to do. Waters powered the team and finished the season with .463 batting … 1

Summer baseball: Easthampton holds off Northampton Mickey Mantle

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Easthampton Mickey Mantle team scored four runs in each of the first two innings and held on for a 10-8 victory at Northampton Wednesday evening. Jamie Ryan (two hits, four RBIs, run) hit a three-run home run in the first for Easthampton (5-10). Stevie Moussette and Hunter Brooks were each 2 for 2 with two runs scored, while Dakota Wheeler singled, doubled … 0

Weekend Mickey Mantle recaps: Pat Grygorcewicz fuels Northampton’s win

Monday, June 2, 2014

The Northampton Mickey Mantle team earned a 5-4 win over South Hadley on Sunday thanks to Pat Grygorcewicz’s big day. Grygorcewicz finished 2 for 3 with three RBIs in the win. Will O’Connor had a hit and two runs scored to back up Kyle Warren’s complete-game effort. He … 0

Northampton girls third at West/Central championship as 4x400 reign continues

Sunday, June 1, 2014

WESTFIELD — The Northampton girls track & field team sure knows how to turn out championship 4x400-meter relay teams. The Blue Devils capped Saturday’s West/Central Division 1 championship with another victory in the 4x400. Their time of 3 … 0

Amherst Regional defends boys track crown as Northampton surprises with second

Saturday, May 31, 2014

WESTFIELD — The Amherst Regional boys track team expected to go out on top and the Hurricanes did. Northampton, meanwhile, was not expecting much, but the Blue Devils surprised the field and themselves. Amherst defended its West/Central Division … 0

Friday’s high schools: Gateway Regional-McCann Tech first-round game suspended by rain

Friday, May 30, 2014

Gateway Regional and McCann Tech will have to wait 24 hours to finish what they started. The second-seeded Gators had a runner on first in the bottom of the third when the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament first-round baseball game was suspended following a downpour. Gateway led 3-0 … 0

High school playoff recaps: Big second inning keeps Hopkins baseball alive

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The third-seeded Hopkins Academy baseball team took command with a seven-run second inning to cruise past the 14th-seeded Sabis, 11-4, in Hadley in the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament. Hopkins (10-9) will host No. 11 Holyoke Catholic (11-10) in the quarterfinal round Monday at a time to be … 0

Thursday’s high school tennis: Undefeated Amherst sweeps Chicopee in tournament opener

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Amherst Regional girls tennis team didn’t get to celebrate its senior night. The Hurricanes’ regular season finale against St. Mary was cancelled. Instead, Amherst held senior night Thursday, when the top-seeded Hurricanes hosted No. 8 Chicopee in the Western Massachusetts Division 1 Tournament. The ’Canes’ six-member class … 0

Belchertown girls, South Hadley boys fall in Division 2 lacrosse tournaments

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The ninth-seeded Belchertown girls lacrosse team’s season came to an end after an 11-10 loss in overtime to St. Bernard’s in the first round of the West/Central Division 2 tournament Tuesday. “It was good game,” Belchertown coach Ashley Ziemba said. “We were behind a lot of the game … 0

Kara O’Driscoll ties for 11th at state sectional girls golf championship

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Holyoke Catholic sophomore Kara O’Driscoll had the highest finish among local golfers at the MIAA North/Central/West Sectional Girls Championship on Tuesday. O’Driscoll opened the shutgun format on the fifth hole at Green Hill Golf Club in Worcester and tied for 11th with a 90. Sixteen players were eligible … 0

Hampshire Regional grabs top Division 2 softball seed

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The Hampshire Regional softball team earned the top seed in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament. It’s a nice accomplishment, but the Raiders know it doesn’t guarantee a spot in the finals at UMass’ Sortino Field … 0

Amherst Regional, South Hadley earn top seeds in girls tennis tournament

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

With a common goal and a team-first attitude, the South Hadley girls tennis team earned the top seed in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament on Tuesday. The Tigers (15-4) are slated for a first-round bye to the … 0