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Tuesday’s high school tennis: Northampton boys beat Amherst in potential postseason preview

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

In a potential postseason preview, the Northampton boys tennis team defeated rival Amherst Regional 4-1 Tuesday afternoon at Amherst Middle School. Francois Venne, Alex Zimbalist and Ben Sharpe combined to drop 12 games in three straight-set singles victories for the Blue Devils (12-3). Leon Moore and Xiao Wei added an easy doubles win. Dan Siegelman and Nathan Ji earned the lone point for the Hurricanes (8-8) by taking No. 1 …

Tuesday’s high school baseball: South Hadley qualifies for postseason with win at Easthampton

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The South Hadley baseball team qualified for the postseason for the 16th consecutive season by beating Easthampton 8-3 on the road Tuesday afternoon. Brian Bak went 3 for 3 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored for the Tigers (10-9). Mario Olivera added two hits, two runs and an RBI in the win, while Chris Jarrett (two hits) and Justin Kleeberg …

Monday’s high schools: Northampton baseball, Amherst softball pull out 1-0 wins; Holyoke Catholic qualifies for baseball tournament

Monday, May 25, 2015

A pair of local ballclubs ended their seasons with thrilling 1-0 victories on Memorial Day. Another made sure its season kept on going. The Northampton High School baseball team beat Agawam, 1-0, in its season finale at home Monday. The Amherst Regional softball team knocked off tournament-bound Agawam, 1-0, in Agawam. And the …

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 …

Tuesday’s high school track/tennis: Undefeated Frontier Regional claims share of girls Suburban League track title

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Frontier Regional girls track clinched at least a share of the Suburban League title Tuesday with an 80-65 win over South Hadley in South Deerfield. Frontier (5-0, 5-0 Suburban) can clinch the league outright with a win over Monson on May 19. South Hadley (4-1, 4-1) fell …

Monday’s high schools: Northampton girls lacrosse holds off Agawam

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Megan McCarthy scored five goals and Abby Baldwin added three as the Northampton girls lacrosse team knocked off Valley Wheel rival Agawam, 14-10, on the road Monday. Kerry Fleming added two goals and two assists, while Sophie Melcher, Ursa Heidinger and Grace Goodwin-Boyd had one of each for …

Monday’s high school track/tennis: Northampton recovers to race past Longmeadow, clinch share of league title

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Northampton boys track & field team had one day to recover from the MSTCA Invitational, but that was enough as the Blue Devils defeated Longmeadow, 78-62, Monday in Northampton. Nik Smith won the 100 in 11.3 seconds and took first in the 200 in 22.8 for Hamp …

Monday’s high school baseball: Hopkins Academy rallies to drop Greenfield

Monday, May 11, 2015

Trailing by two, the Hopkins Academy baseball team scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out a 5-4 come-from-behind win over Greenfield, Monday in Hadley. Drew Castronovo had three hits, two runs and two RBIs for the Golden Hawks (10-1, 6-0). His two-out …

Monday’s high school softball: Easthampton jumps on Gateway Regional

Monday, May 11, 2015

Haley McFarland had four hits, an RBI and two runs scored to power the Easthampton softball team to a 14-2 six-inning win over Gateway Regional at Nonotuck Park Monday. Amanda Lambert added three hits, three RBIs and two runs for the Eagles (7-4, 5-1 Bi-County West). Dana Britland …