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JERREY ROBERTS
Colby Lander, of Northampton American Legion Post 28, pitches to Ludlow Monday at Arcanum Field.

Monday’s local baseball:

Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday’s results LOCAL BASEBALL American Legion Amherst Post 148 at Agawam Post 185, 5:45 Springfield 21 TB Pools at Belchertown Post 239, 7:45 Mickey Mantle Holyoke at Easthampton, 5:30 Cal Ripken 12-and-under tournament At Marlborough Hadley vs. Upton, 11 a.m. Hadley vs. Marlborough, 6:30 Little League (11-12) Belchertown at Agawam, 6 Longmeadow at Easthampton, 6 Little League (Junior) Agawam at Northampton, 5:30 Little League (9-10) Westfield National at Gateway, 6 Longmeadow at Amherst, 6 American Legion Northampton 9, Ludlow 4 — Joe Afflitto (run) went 3 for 4 to pace a 14-hit barrage for Post 28 (6-3) in the home victory. Ben O’Connor (two RBIs, …

Weekend summer baseball: Hadley Cal Ripken opens state tournament with two wins

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The reigning state 12-and-under Cal Ripken tournament champion Hadley baseball team opened this year’s event with two wins in Marlborough Saturday afternoon. Noah Scanlon-Dean struck out seven and allowed seven hits over five innings for the win in Hadley’s 15-7 victory over Uxbridge. Justin Masteralexis went 3 for 3 with a homer and four RBIs, while Nick Foster (two hits, five RBIs) had …

Friday’s summer baseball: Northampton Post 28 shuts out Amherst Post 148

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sam Walker allowed two hits and struck out eight over six shutout innings in earning a 4-0 road win for Northampton Post 28 over Amherst Post 148 Friday night. Ian Ostberg went 3 for 4 and scored a run for Hamp (5-3), while Will O’Connor had two hits and a run. Mikey Thomson (hit) and Joe Afflitto each added a run. Will Budington …

Frontier junior Kat Miner takes lead at WMass Heptathlon Championships

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Frontier Regional junior Kat Miner will take her high jump skills to the New England championship meet this weekend. In the meantime, Miner is in the lead at the Western Massachusetts Heptathlon Championships, held at Northampton High School. Miner had 2,400 points after four events Tuesday. The remaining …

Monday’s WMass baseball: Hopkins Academy shuts down Lenox in quarterfinals

Monday, June 8, 2015

Jon Morrison held Lenox in check and John Jacques closed the door on the Millionaires as the Hopkins Academy baseball team advanced to the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament semifinal round following a 2-1 win in Hadley Monday. …

Division 1 baseball: Amherst Regional clubs Pittsfield to reach semifinals

Monday, June 8, 2015

PITTSFIELD — Amherst Regional’s baseball team needed just the first two innings to establish its dominance of a Western Massachusetts Division 1 quarterfinal Monday afternoon. Amherst scored all the runs it needed in the first two innings, taking a six-run lead and adding late insurance runs for a …

Division 1 Girls Tennis: Defending champion Amherst Regional zips past Ludlow, will face Longmeadow for title

Monday, June 8, 2015

AMHERST — Six of seven starters for the Amherst Regional girls tennis team made deep runs in the Western Massachusetts Individual Tournament last month. None of them have cooled off as the top-seeded Hurricanes beat No. 4 Ludlow, 4-1, in the Western Massachusetts Division 1 Team Tournament semifinals …

Monday’s WMass Tennis: Undefeated Belchertown rolls past Lee and into girls Division 3 semifinal round

Monday, June 8, 2015

The undefeated and top-seeded Belchertown girls tennis team advanced to the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament semifinal round with a 4-1 win over No. 6 Lee, Monday in Belchertown. Belchertown (20-0) will host No. 5 Monument (14-2) at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The Wildcats finished 11-6. The Orioles advanced …

Local briefs: South Hadley football coach Scott Taylor to run player safety clinic for local coaches

Monday, June 8, 2015

Player safety clinic for local football coaches Scott Taylor, the defensive coordinator for the South Hadley High School football team and a USA Football Master Trainer, will hold a clinic for youth and high school football coaches that will focus on player safety. The clinic is a part …

Division 2 Girls Lacrosse: Belchertown, Granby fall in quarterfinals

Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Belchertown girls lacrosse team nearly pulled off another upset in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament. The 11th-seeded Orioles put a scare into No. 3 Littleton Saturday, but the Tigers held on for an 11-8 win at home in the quarterfinal round. Belchertown (9-9) trailed 5-3 at …

Amherst’s Taj-Amir Torres burns up All-State meet for two sprint titles; Frontier’s Kat Miner wins high jump

Sunday, June 7, 2015

FITCHBURG — Knowing Saturday’s All-State championships would be his last high school track & field meet, Amherst Regional senior Taj-Amir Torres made sure to put on one more electrifying show. But even with all he’s accomplished in his …

Amherst Regional High School: Friendship is a discipline that gives ‘confidence for life’

Saturday, June 6, 2015

AMHERST — “Love yourself, love others and never quit,” was the advice keynote speaker Doyin Richards offered the 249 members of the Amherst-Pelham Regional High School class of 2015 at the Mullins Center Friday night. This was a …

Friday’s WMass Tournaments: South Hadley holds off Lenox to reach Division 3 boys tennis semifinal round

Friday, June 5, 2015

The South Hadley boys tennis team needed a little bit extra to beat Lenox Friday in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament quarterfinal round. The third-seeded Tigers played four tiebreakers, while second singles went three sets in a 4-1 victory over No. 6 Lenox at Mount Holyoke. South …