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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 the win. A four-run bottom of the …

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). …

Solar farm developer says proposed moratorium in Shutesbury would kill project

Friday, July 3, 2015

SHUTESBURY — Developers proposing a six-megawatt solar farm to Pratt Corner Road are ready to begin the town’s permitting process, even as a citizens’ petition is before officials requesting that any action by town boards be delayed until a new solar bylaw is developed. Marnin Lebovits, managing director and co-founder of Chicago-based Lake Street Development Partners, said this week that establishing a moratorium …

Despite setbacks, Amherst program committed to continue student exchange with West African countries

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

AMHERST — Weathering disruptions including disease outbreaks and visa complications, the Amherst-Pelham Regional High School African Scholars program is preparing to send its second batch of students to Senegal and the Gambia. So far, the after-school education group has sent one group of seven students to those countries …

WMass team tennis tournament: Defending champ Amherst (Division 1), undefeated Belchertown (Division 3) earn top girls seeds

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Amherst Regional girls tennis team is confident headed into the postseason as the reigning Western Massachusetts Division 1 champions and top seed in this year’s tournament. “We’re happy to get rewarded with the top seed,” Hurricanes coach …

WMass Baseball Tournament: Smith Academy No. 1, Hopkins Academy No. 2 in Division 4

Monday, June 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The Smith Academy and Hopkins Academy baseball teams posted the best winning percentages in Division 4 and each claimed titles in leagues comprised primarily of D-3 programs. So there was no doubt one of those squads …

WMass softball tournament: Hampshire Regional grabs top seed in Division 2

Monday, June 1, 2015

The reigning Western Massachusetts Division 2 softball champions are in prime position to defend its title as Hampshire Regional received the top seed in the 2015 tournament on Monday at Northampton High School. “It’s nice to be the …

All-State Track & Field Championships to feature strong field

Monday, June 1, 2015

Expect a stronger field for the All-State Track & Field Championships on Saturday. There was a slight change in the qualifying standards for this year’s championship. What hasn’t changed is that the top four places from the West/Central …

PVPA girls ultimate tops Northampton for second consecutive state title

Sunday, May 31, 2015

PVPA’s Sophie Lewis-Nash has a knack for quickly getting open on the ultimate field, which led to the game-winning goal, 6-5, over Northampton in the championship game of Massachusetts Girls State Tournament in Devens on Saturday. “Sophie’s a very quick girl and she finds space really well,” PVPA …

West/Central D1 girls track: Juliana Brissette a double winner for third-place Amherst; Alex Dibrindisi leads Northampton to second

Sunday, May 31, 2015

FITCHBURG — For most of the race, Juliana Brissette played follow the leader. When she crossed the finish line following the mile run, Brissette left the rest of the field behind her. Brissette won two events, including the …

West/Central Division 1 boys track: St. John’s catches defending champ Amherst Regional

Sunday, May 31, 2015

FITCHBURG — The expressions on the faces of the Amherst Regional boys track & field athletes said it all – shock. Entering the 4x400-meter relay, the final event at the West/Central Division 1 Championship on Saturday, the Hurricanes …

Friday’s high schools: Northampton softball enters postseason on five-game win streak

Friday, May 29, 2015

With five games left in the regular season, the Northampton softball team had two ways of qualifying for the postseason — beat Chicopee on May 22, or win their last four games. The Blue Devils beat the Pacers …

Granby girls complete turnaround, seeded eighth in Division 2 lacrosse tournament

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Granby girls lacrosse team pulled a 180 in its second varsity season. After going winless a year ago, the Rams finished 9-4-1 and earned the eighth seed in the West/Central Division 2 Tournament. Seeds for the boys …