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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 by beating Rubin Basent and Jeremy Nieves, …

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 …

Friday’s high school baseball: Easthampton slugs Holyoke Catholic

Friday, April 24, 2015

Big bats led the Easthampton baseball team to an 11-1 home win over Holyoke Catholic on Friday. Shy Torres (three runs), Anthony Redfern (double), Erik Fickett (run) and Tyler Vishaway (run) each drove in two runs as the Eagles (5-0) cruised at home. Dakota Wheeler earned the win, striking out six and allowing one run on three hits and six walks. Tom Heavren …

Friday’s high schools: South Hadley cuts down West Springfield in boys lacrosse

Friday, April 10, 2015

Sam Duda scored seven goals with three assists as the South Hadley boys lacrosse team beat West Springfield, 17-5, in South Hadley Friday. Marcus Larrier added three goals, while Griffin Fitzell and Jason Fernandes scored two each. Pat …

Area baseball, softball teams ready to get outside, play ball

Friday, April 10, 2015

Four weeks after preseason workouts began March 16, the high school baseball and softball seasons should get underway in full force Monday afternoon. Many of this past week’s games had already been postponed due to poor field conditions. …

Thursday’s high schools: Northampton girls lacrosse hammers West Springfield

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Northampton girls lacrosse team opened the season with a 21-6 blowout at West Springfield Thursday afternoon. Megan McCarthy and Missie Maiewski (assist) each scored four goals, while Kerry Fleming (assist) added three for the Blue Devils (1-0). Ursa Heidinger and Sophie Melcher had two tallies apiece, while …

Wednesday’s high schools: Kat Minor paces Frontier track past Belchertown

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Kat Miner won three individual events and two of her teammates each won a pair as the Frontier Regional girls track & field team opened the season by beating Belchertown 133-12 Wednesday in South Deerfield. Miner earned victories …

Tuesday’s high schools: South Hadley boys lacrosse rolls past East Longmeadow

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Sam Duda used a nine-point afternoon to power the South Hadley boys lacrosse team to a 15-5 win in its season opener at East Longmeadow Tuesday. Duda scored seven goals and added two assists for the Tigers (1-0). …

Monday’s high school recaps: Amherst Regional girls track opens season with two wins

Monday, April 6, 2015

Amherst Regional girls track & field earned their first two wins of the season in a home tri-meet Monday, topping Agawam, 91-50, and Pittsfield, 91-34. Taylor Lesure, Meg Rhodes, and Frances Duncan led the way, each taking first in two events for the Hurricanes (2-0). Lesure took first …

Spring Preview: New coach takes different approach with Northampton boys tennis

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Northampton boys tennis team has a bunch of new faces, but the fresh talent isn’t altering the game plan. The Blue Devils are 15 deep and have a new coach in Chris Deszynski, but the additions have …

Friday high schools: Amherst boys lacrosse debuts with win over East Longmeadow

Friday, April 3, 2015

Ben Thompson and Declan Gray-Mullen each had a hat trick as the Amherst Regional boys lacrosse team opened its season Friday with a 10-8 road victory over East Longmeadow. Jonathan Traester scored twice for Amherst (1-0), while Alex LaRaja (assist) and Willy Wright added a tally apiece. Liam …

Spring Preivew: Hopkins Academy baseball focused on repeat

Friday, April 3, 2015

Despite disappointing offseason news, the defending Western Massachusetts Division 4 champion Hopkins Academy baseball team returns seven starting players and has its sights set on a repeat. After winning their first sectional championship since 1988 and reaching the …

Spring Preview: Amherst Regional boys lacrosse seeks a rebound campaign

Friday, April 3, 2015

Amherst Regional had established itself as a prime contender in Western Massachusetts boys lacrosse, but last season marked a significant step backward. The Hurricanes qualified for postseason from 2011-13 and reached the sectional semifinals two straight seasons, but …