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Wednesday’s summer baseball: Northampton Juniors advance to District 2 title game

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Northampton Little League Junior team assured itself a spot in the District 2 championship game with a 14-3 victory over Westfield in five innings Wednesday evening. Noah Brink went 3 for 3, drove in four runs and scored two more for Hamp (3-0), which will play for the title Monday. Jack Diggins had a two-run double and a run scored, while Patrick Serio added a hit and an RBI. …

Gazette Boys Tennis Player of the Year: South Hadley senior Mike Miele

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Player of the Year Mike Miele, senior, South Hadley Season highlights: Miele propelled himself just short of a title this year in the Western Massachusetts Individual Tournament, falling in the finals against Longmeadow’s Ross Kamin 6-0, 6-1. Miele beat Northampton’s Francois Venne 6-0, 6-3 in the quarterfinals and Minnechaug’s Matt Gurski 6-2, 6-7, …

Tuesday’s summer baseball/softball: Northampton Post 28 pulls out wild win against Easthampton Post 224

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

In a game that was more memorable than pretty, Northampton Post 28 gave up a lead, and then came back with three runs in the seventh to edge Easthampton Post 224, 7-6, in a wild American Legion game at Arcanum Field on Tuesday. Northampton (7-3) only had four hits in the game, but two came in the decisive seventh. Yet Post 28 did …

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 …

Shutesbury residents withdraw request for special permit to operate firearms brokering business near school

Monday, June 8, 2015

SHUTESBURY — Residents interested in operating a firearms brokering business from a home a short distance from the Shutesbury Elementary School are dropping their request to obtain a special permit or license from the Zoning Board of Appeals. “We will no longer be seeking that special permit,” said …

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 …

Shutesbury voters to decide on override to pay for broadband network

Monday, June 8, 2015

SHUTESBURY — Voters will decide Wednesday whether to approve a debt-exclusion override that would allow the town to authorize bonds to construct a broadband network in town. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Shutesbury Town Hall, 1 Cooleyville Road. The lone question on …

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 …