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Taj-Amir Torres, right, of Amherst Regional, has been named the Daily Hampshire Gazette Boys Track & Field Player of the Year.

Gazette Boys Track & Field Player of the Year: Amherst Regional senior Taj-Amir Torres

Monday, July 6, 2015

Boys Track & Field Taj-Amir Torres, senior, Amherst Regional Season highlights: Torres finished his stellar career with victories in the 100-meter dash (10.69 seconds) and 200 (21.40) at the All-State meet. He also anchored the first-place 4x400 relay at All-States. Torres pulled the same trifecta at the WMass/CMass Division 1 meet. He won the 100 and 400, and anchored the winning 4x4 at the District D1 F&G meet. Torres finished undefeated in the 100 and 200 during the last three regular seasons. He is a three-time All-State 100 champ. Torres will play football, and possible track & field, at Boston College. Torres on his successful …

Weekend summer baseball: Northampton Cal Ripken teams earn district titles

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Alex Houck and Nate Kelleher-Mochak combined on a complete-game two-hit shutout as the Northampton Cal Ripken 11-and-under baseball team beat Frontier 4-0 Saturday to win the District 2 championship. Houck started and gave up one hit while striking out three. He escaped a bases-loaded jam in the third. Kelleher-Mochak allowed one hit with four Ks over the final three innings and picked up …

Friday’s summer baseball: Amherst Little Leaguers blank Easthampton

Friday, July 3, 2015

Four players had two hits apiece and Will Luschen-Miskovsky tossed a two-hit shutout as the Amherst Little League 11-and-12 All-Stars topped Easthampton 10-0 in four innings in District 2 tournament pool play Friday evening at Mill River Park in Amherst. Luschen-Miskovsky struck out eight and walked three in the victory for Amherst (2-2). …

Thursday’s summer baseball/softball: Northampton Mantle pulls away late to beat Amherst

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Northampton Mickey Mantle baseball team exploded late in a 6-2 eight-inning win over host Amherst Thursday. Beau Garbarini (triple) picked up three hits and scored twice for Northampton (8-1), which posted four runs in the top of the eighth. Zac Brittain singled, doubled, drove in two runs …

Wednesday’s summer baseball: Easthampton Post 224 shuts down Amherst Post 148

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Brandon Weyant scattered six hits and struck out nine in a complete-game win as the Easthampton Post 224 American Legion baseball team edged Amherst Post 148, 3-2, Wednesday evening. Easthampton (3-3) scored all of its runs in the …

Monday’s summer baseball: Amherst Post 148 holds off Westfield Post 124

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Amherst Post 148 American Legion baseball team scored seven runs in the bottom of the third and went on to a 10-7 home victory over Westfield Post 124 Monday evening. Zach Kelley singled, doubled, drove in two …

Weekend local baseball recaps: Northampton Legion escapes Aldenville comeback

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Ian Ostberg moved from second base to the mound in the seventh inning and led the Northampton Post 28 American Legion baseball team to a 6-5 win over Aldenville at Arcanum Field on Saturday. A walk and back-to-back singles cut King & Cushman’s lead to one run. Ostberg …

Amherst’s Allison McCann pushes Cohasset’s Emma Davis but falls in state Division 1 tennis final

Saturday, June 20, 2015

SHREWSBURY — She staved off match point twice, playing the best she could against an opponent who has gone where no Massachusetts high school girl has gone before. Allison McCann ignored the pain that came late in the …

Wednesday’s local baseball: Northampton Post 28 picks up first win with walk-off over West Springfield

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mickey Thompson’s seventh-inning single gave Northampton Post 28 a 4-3 walk-off victory over West Springfield Post 207 at Arcanum Field on Wednesday. Ian Ostberg hit a one-out double to start Northampton’s rally in the seventh. Back-to-back walks loaded the bases for Thompson and he singled to right field, …

Amherst Regional falls to Shrewsbury in state Division 1 girls tennis semifinal

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The match had already been decided and the Amherst Regional girls No. 1 doubles team was on the cusp of losing. But Veronica Suchodolski and Kailey Tobin weren’t about to go down without a fight, even …

Alliance seeks halt to solar development in Shutesbury, calls for bylaw to guide future projects

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

SHUTESBURY — A group expressing concern about a large-scale solar development on nearly 30 acres of wooded land off Pratt Corner Road is asking town officials to reject permits requested by the developer, give residents the chance to approve a moratorium on any solar development and draft a …

Amherst focuses on state girls tennis semifinal with Shrewsbury

Monday, June 15, 2015

The state Division 1 girls tennis semifinal is a rematch from last year between Amherst Regional and Shrewsbury, but the Hurricanes aren’t thinking like that. “Everyone is really looking forward to it,” Amherst co-coach Gloria McCann said. “To …

New England Track & Field championships: Frontier’s Kat Miner wins another high jump title

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Kat Miner wasn’t sure what height she’d need to clear to win the New England high jump championship Saturday. She didn’t need to improve her personal and school record this time, but for the fourth consecutive meet Miner …