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Thursday’s high schools: Hopkins Academy closes softball season with rout of Mahar

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Hopkins Academy softball team ended its season on a high note with a 20-6 victory over Mahar in 5 innings on senior day. Seniors Peyton Ring, Jasmine Roberson and Jailinne Ruiz each had at least a hit for the Golden Hawks (3-14, 2-11 Franklin). Ring earned the win on the mound and had two hits, two runs and an RBI. Roberson had a hit, a walk, two runs and …

Thursday’s high school baseball: Frontier Regional keeps postseason hopes alive with tight win over South Hadley

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Brandon Bryant enjoyed a perfect day, going 4 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs as the Frontier Regional baseball team kept its postseason hopes alive with a 10-9 road win at South Hadley Thursday. Nolan Muzyka and Seth Gewanter each had two hits and scored twice for the Red Hawks (7-10, …

Thursday’s high school tennis: South Hadley qualifies for WMass boys tournament

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The South Hadley boys tennis team clinched a tournament berth by sweeping Holyoke, 5-0, Thursday afternoon at Mount Holyoke College. The Tigers (9-8) lost two or fewer games in nine of their 10 set victories. Boys tennis South Hadley 5, Holyoke 0 At Mount Holyoke First singles: Mikey Miele (SH) def. Garrett Lemieux, 6-1, 6-0; Second singles: Dante Pio (SH) def. John Cruz, …

Thursday’s high schools: Belchertown girls lacrosse slipes past Amherst Regional

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Katarina Lowe scored four goals and had two assists in leading the Belchertown girls lacrosse team to a 14-8 victory at Amherst Regional Thursday. Emma Jopson scored a hat trick with an assist, while Alaina Swift (assist) and …

Thursday’s high school tennis: Amherst Regional girls take down Minnechaug

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Amherst Regional girls tennis team had an answer for Minnechaug on Thursday. The Hurricanes swept singles to beat the Falcons, 3-2, in Wilbraham. Minnechaug won 3-2 on April 23. Allison McCann, the top seed in the Western Massachusetts individual tournament that begins Saturday at Smith College, cruised …

Amherst School Equity Task Force considers future role

Thursday, May 14, 2015

AMHERST — Originally created to make recommendations to reduce racial tensions in the schools, the School Equity Task Force may ask to have a broader role. At a meeting Wednesday, chairwoman Kathleen Traphagen, also a member of the School Committee, asked about a dozen members how they wanted …

W.D. Cowls officials warn illegal activity could force curtailed access to land now open for public use

Thursday, May 14, 2015

AMHERST — W.D. Cowls Inc., the Amherst-based company that owns thousands of acres of forests throughout western Massachusetts, is warning against increased illegal activity that might prompt company officials to make some of its property off-limits to the …

Wednesday’s high school track/tennis: Hampshire boys track remains unbeaten in Suburban League

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dylan Cross and Lucius Burrell each claimed a pair of individual victories for the Hampshire Regional boys track & field team in an 811/2-611/2 home win over Palmer Wednesday. Cross took first in the triple jump and the 400 meters, while Burrell won the long jump and 200 …

Wednesday’s high school softball: Belchertown punches postseason ticket

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Belchertown softball team made sure early on that it would clinch a postseason berth Wednesday. The Orioles scored 13 runs in the first inning en route to a 25-3 road victory over Mahar in five innings. Lexi Lajeunesse went 3 for 4 and drove in four runs …

Wednesday’s high school baseball: David Longstreeth fans 18 as Smith Academy beats Easthampton

Thursday, May 14, 2015

David Longstreeth picked up his 30th career win with an 18-strikeout performance to lead the Smith Academy baseball team to a 7-1 victory over Easthampton in Hatfield Wednesday. Longstreeth struck out the first 10 batters before allowing a …

Wednesday’s high schools: Nick Roberts strikes in OT as Granby beats St. Mary in boys lacrosse

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nick Roberts scored in the second minute of overtime to lift the Granby boys lacrosse team to a 7-6 home victory over St. Mary Wednesday. Roberts, Drew Weisel and Bailey Ortensi each had two tallies and an assist for the Rams (4-7, 3-7 Suburban). Tre Demers added a …

Mistakes doom Amherst Regional in 4-1 loss to Minnechaug

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

AMHERST — Strong pitching is vital to a baseball team’s fortunes, but it’s still just one aspect of the game. Amherst Regional learned that Tuesday night as defense and hitting let the Hurricanes down in a 4-1 loss …

Tuesday’s high schools: Hampshire Regional baseball rallies to beat Ware

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Brandon Wyatt hit a bases-loaded triple in the third inning as the Hampshire Regional baseball team overcame an early deficit for a 7-6 over Ware in Westhampton on Tuesday. Max Weir added two hits and a run scored, while Noah Batchelder (double, RBI) and Steve Moussette (walk) had …