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Weekend high schools: Hampshire softball hands Turners Falls first loss

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Alexis Ferris struck out 12 and walked none in a complete-game four-hit shutout as the Hampshire Regional softball team edged Turners Falls 1-0 Saturday afternoon in Westhampton. Marissa McCarthy drove in Katy O’Connor with the game’s lone run in the second. They each went 2 for 2, while Danielle McGan and Chelsea Moussette added a hit apiece for Hampshire (8-2). Palmer 16, Smith Academy 2 (5) — Moira Pitrat (run) …

WiredWest project OK’d in Shutesbury; DeChiara wins Select Board seat

Sunday, May 3, 2015

SHUTESBURY — Residents crowded the elementary school Saturday for the annual Town Meeting, approving approximately $1.69 million to bring high-speed Internet to Shutesbury. Residents elected Michael DeChiara to the Select Board. All 23 articles on the warrant passed, including the $6 million operating budget for the next fiscal year, a 3-percent increase over this year’s spending. More than half of the warrant articles …

Friends and Neighbors

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Belchertown Nicholas S. DeSantis has been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society for liberal arts and sciences undergraduates, at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. DeSantis is a member of the Class of 2015 and is majoring in philosophy and government. He graduated from Belchertown High School. Easthampton Abigail Frary received an accounting excellence scholarship from Champlain College in …

Monday’s high school track: Aidan Gilson, Northampton run past Ludlow

Monday, April 27, 2015

Aidan Gilson and the Northampton boys track & field team ran past Ludlow, 88-56, Monday in Ludlow. Gilson won the mile in 4 minutes, 24.4 seconds and the triple jump in 40 feet, 10 inches. Gilson teamed with Abe Herzog-Arbeitman, Ben Hill and Tim Foldy-Porto to win the …

Monday’s high school tennis: Frontier Regional deals Holyoke Catholic first loss

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Frontier Regional girls tennis team handed Holyoke Catholic its first loss of the season, 3-2, in South Deerfield Monday. Two matches went to third sets and the Red Hawks (3-0) won both for the victory. At first singles, Aidan O’Brien beat Nathan Drewniak 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. AJ …

Weekend high school & preps recaps: Smith Academy’s David Longstreeth moves closer to 400-strikeout milestone in 7-2 win Saturday

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Senior pitcher David Longstreeth moved within eight strikeouts of 400 in his career with six in Smith Academy’s 7-2 win over Taconic in Hatfield on Saturday. Longstreeth struck out six to earn the win, while allowing two runs …

Friday’s high school tennis/track: Belchertown sweeps Chicopee for second win

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Belchertown boys tennis team grabbed its second win of the season with a 5-0 sweep of Chicopee in Szot Park on Friday. The Orioles (2-5, 2-2 Valley Wheel) didn’t surrender more then three games in a set, as Trent Zulkiewicz led the way at first singles with …

Friday’s high school lacrosse: Northampton shuts out Belchertown

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sophie Melcher scored three goals with one assist to lead the Northampton girls lacrosse team over Belchertown, 12-0, on the road. Abby Baldwin scored three goals, while Grace Goodwin-Boyd added two goals and two assists for the Blue Devils (5-1). Kerry Fleming, Morgan Moffett, Emily Biggs (two assists) …

Friday’s high school baseball: Easthampton slugs Holyoke Catholic

Friday, April 24, 2015

Big bats led the Easthampton baseball team to an 11-1 home win over Holyoke Catholic on Friday. Shy Torres (three runs), Anthony Redfern (double), Erik Fickett (run) and Tyler Vishaway (run) each drove in two runs as the Eagles (5-0) cruised at home. Dakota Wheeler earned the win, …

Friday’s high school softball: South Hadley rolls past Granby for first win

Friday, April 24, 2015

Mikhaila Edge powered the first win for the South Hadley softball team with six RBIs in a 16-5 win at Granby on Friday. Edge had three hits, including a three-run home run to dead-center field as part of a five-run fourth, and a two-run triple for the Tigers …

Thursday’s high school lacrosse/track: South Hadley boys lax outlasts Northampton

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Griffin Fitzell (four assists) and Sam Duda each scored four goals as the South Hadley boys lacrosse beat Northampton, 12-7, at home Thursday afternoon. Marcus Larrier scored two goals, while Jason Fernandes and Pat Fitzgerald each scored one goal for the Tigers (3-3). Matt Huggett scored three goals …

Thursday’s high school tennis: Holyoke Catholic, Belchertown girls maintain perfect marks

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Belchertown and Holyoke Catholic girls tennis teams each enjoyed easy victories Thursday afternoon to keep their records unblemished. The Orioles (6-0) only dropped four games over five matches in blanking Chicopee 5-0 at home. The Gaels (5-0) lost nine games in four matches of a 4-0 home …

Thursday’s high school baseball: Unbeaten Granby breaks through in final inning

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Nick LaPorte’s RBI single to right center broke a tie in the top of the seventh and the Granby baseball team edged Monson, 3-1, Thursday on the road. Granby pitcher Brett Sullivan gave up a run on three walks in a rocky first inning, but settled down to …