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Wednesday’s high school recaps: Northampton softball bats come alive in win over Longmeadow

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

After scoring 10 runs over the first three games of the season, the Northampton softball team nearly doubled that output Wednesday afternoon in an 18-11 victory at Longmeadow. Emilie Baldwin led the Blue Devils (1-3, 1-0 Valley Wheel) with four hits, four runs scored and five RBIs. Rachel Sheehan added three hits, three runs and four RBIs. Maya Kerstetter (triple, two RBIs) and Hailey Dumas (two runs, two RBIs) each … 0

Wednesday’s high school tennis: Doubles powers Amherst Regional past Belchertown

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The doubles duos for the Amherst Regional boys tennis team carried the Hurricanes to a 3-2 home victory over Belchertown Wednesday afternoon. Danny St. John and Dan Siegelman won at No. 1 doubles by a score of 6-2, 6-2, while the No. 2 team of Humza Awaisi and Calvin Lin earned a 6-2, 6-4 decision for the ’Canes (3-3). Amherst’s Andy Zyskowski won … 0

Local Sports Briefs: road races, charity tournaments, youth programs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chief Skroski Wiffle Ball Tournament The second annual Chief John F. Skroski Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held May 10 at 9 a.m. at 128 Christian Lane in Whately. The 3-on-3 tournament is for ages 13 and over. Fee is $15 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Chief John F. Skroski Scholarship Fund, which goes to a graduating student at Hampshire Regional … 0

Area meetings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Board of Registrars, 2:30 p.m.; Select Board, 6:30 p.m., both at Town Hall TUESDAY: Town Gown Steering Committee, 4 p.m., Campus Center, UMass WEDNESDAY: Hampshire County Retirement Board, 9 a.m., 99 Industrial Drive; Board of Assessors, 5 p.m., Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m. and 6:30 … 0

Chimney fire causes $50,000 in damage to Shutesbury home

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

SHUTESBURY — A fire that started in the chimney of a home at 231 Baker Road caused approximately $50,000 in damage and drew firefighters from seven other neighboring communities Wednesday evening. There were no injuries. Shutesbury Fire Chief Walter Tibbetts said the fire started in the chimney and … 0

WMass girls basketball tournament preview, capsules, bracket

Sunday, February 23, 2014

As promised, the Central League led to a tough Western Massachusetts Girls Basketball Division 3 Tournament bracket — league champion Granby, South Hadley and Hampshire all earned seeds in the top half. “Having a league like we do … 0

South Hadley earns No. 4 seed in WMass Division 3A Hockey Tournament

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The South Hadley hockey team won’t bring its typical gaudy regular-season record into the Western Massachusetts Division 3A Tournament this year. The Tigers, who were realigned into the Division 3 Berry Division this season, finished 6-10-4. But a 4-1-1 mark against Division 3A competition earned them a bid … 0

WMass boys basketball tournament preview, capsules, brackets

Saturday, February 22, 2014

If the Smith Academy boys basketball team is going to defend its championship, it will do so without a key member. South Hadley, meanwhile, starts its defense on the road against a team that has never played in … 0

Friday’s high school recaps: Smith Academy seniors power Greenfield hockey in regular-season finale

Friday, February 21, 2014

A pair of Smith Academy students will have little trouble remembering their hockey senior night. Cam Woodward had a hat trick and an assist, while Zack Langlois scored twice with an assist as Greenfield finished its regular season with a 7-3 home win over Mount Everett. Jake Elwell … 0

Thurday’s high school recaps: Orioles outlast Colts in 2OT on senior night

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A deep 3-pointer at the buzzer denied the Belchertown girls basketball team a win in regulation, but the Orioles persevered to beat Chicopee Comp 53-49 in double overtime on senior night. Jill Cavanaugh, Belchertown’s lone senior, scored four … 0

Wednesday’s high school recaps: Hampshire can’t rally past Palmer in boys basketball

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A rough first quarter cost the Hampshire boys basketball team a victory on senior night as Palmer walked away with the 48-44 win, Wednesday in Westhampton. It was also Raiders coach Claud Salomão’s first attempt at his 200th career win. Mitch Ouimette led Hampshire (11-9, 10-6 Bi-County) with … 0

Northampton eliminates Amherst from postseason contention

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

AMHERST — The regular-season finale for the Amherst Regional boys basketball team had all the makings of a potential classic — the Hurricanes needed a win on senior night against their rival to qualify for the postseason. Two … 0

High school notebook: Anna Kaplan, Taj-Amir Torres aim for All-State track titles

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Having continued success on the track can feel like it’s doubling the length of the indoor season. Taj-Amir Torres and Anna Kaplan and Amherst Regional still have a state meet left, but already know they’ll be running at … 0