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Wednesday’s high school baseball: Hampshire trio tosses 5-hitter vs St. Mary

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Three Hampshire Regional pitchers combined on a five-hitter as the Raiders beat St. Mary 4-2 Wednesday in Westfield. Matt York (three strikeouts) went the first four innings, Brandon Weyant earned the win with two shutout frames, while Dan Baldwin earned a one-inning save. Baldwin had a hit and scored two runs, while Noah Batchelder drove in one and scored one. Weyant and Steve Moussette each added an RBI single. Southwick …

Wednesday’s high school tennis/track: South Hadley girls tennis ends three-match skid

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The South Hadley girls tennis ended its three-match losing streak with a 5-0 sweep of Cathedral, Wednesday at Mount Holyoke in South Hadley. Katie Meon, Caroline Robitaille and Samantha Gawron combined to win 36 of 38 games at singles to lead the Tigers (6-6). Allyson Rondeau and Jessica Mekal-Foss dropped one game at first doubles, while second doubles was a forfeit victory for …

Wednesday’s high school lacrosse: Belchertown boys punch postseason ticket

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Belchertown boys lacrosse team utilized a balanced attack to beat Holyoke Catholic 12-1 Wednesday and clinch its second straight tournament berth. Alex Bachand, Ray Langevin (assist) and Adam Wordsworth (assist) each had two goals for the Orioles (9-2, 7-1 Suburban). Adam Mercer (assist), Ben Magarian (assist), Alex Wordsworth, Ryan Dupont, Grant Irving (assist) and Jack Kenney each had one goal. Jason Krasinkiewicz …

Wednesday’s high school softball: Gateway Regional bats down Holyoke Catholic for first win

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Gateway Regional softball team picked up its first win of the season behind hot bats in a 21-9 five-inning over Holyoke Catholic at Holyoke Community College on Wednesday. Jordan Cooper (walk, stolen base) powered the Gators (1-8) …

Tuesday’s high school tennis/track: Frontier Regional sweeps Chicopee

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Frontier Regional girls tennis team swept Chicopee, 5-0, despite needing two tiebreakers at home Tuesday. Celia Speth beat Natalie Obando 6-1, 7-6 (2) at second singles, and Alli Zera won 7-6 (5), 6-1 over Paulina Maziarz at third singles to power the Red Hawks (7-0). Girls tennis …

Tuesday’s high schools: Belchertown spikes East Longmeadow

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Belchertown boys volleyball team was led by its veterans in a 3-0 win over East Longmeadow Tuesday. Senior Skyelar Whitehead had 15 kills, seven blocks and an ace, and classmate Kevin Reidy had seven kills in the 26-24, 25-23, 25-21 victory. Freshman Drew Duquette added 21 assists, …

Tuesday’s high school baseball: Hopkins Academy slips past Frontier Regional on Evan Delaney walk-off single

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Evan Delaney’s RBI single down the left-field line with one out in the bottom of the seventh gave the Hopkins Academy baseball team a 2-1 walk-off win over Frontier Regional in Hadley Tuesday. John Jacques, who singled, stole …

Tuesday’s high school softball: Amherst holds off Belchertown in 9-8 win

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Amherst Regional softball team survived a late rally by Belchertown, winning 9-8 at home Tuesday. The Orioles (1-8) scored five in the fifth to take a 6-3 lead, but the Hurricanes (6-5) matched them in the sixth for a 9-6 advantage. Belchertown added two more in seventh, …

Gazette Boys Alpine Player of the Year: Austin Herman, Gateway Regional

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Austin Herman, senior, Gateway Regional Season highlights: Herman finished the Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic Association regular season with 165 points, putting him in a three-way tie for second place. He finished second in South Division with first-place finishes …

Southampton Select Board, Regional School Committee members unseated by newcomers in Monday election

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON — Voters shook up local government Monday, selecting four new members to its two most powerful boards at the annual town election. Newcomers elected to the Select Board are Charles J. Kaniecki and Shannon Cutler, both of whom defeated longtime incumbent member David McDougall in a three-way …

Monday’s high school track: Oliver Fox wins three as Frontier beats Mahar, Athol

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Oliver Fox took first place in three events as the Frontier Regional boys track & field team earned a pair of home victories Monday afternoon. The Red Hawks (4-1, 3-1 Intercounty) defeated Mahar 75-70 and Athol 111-33. Fox won the high jump (6 feet), the 100-meter dash (11.6 …

Monday’s high school tennis: Amherst girls sweep singles to down East Longmeadow

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Amherst Regional girls tennis team swept singles to beat East Longmeadow, 3-2, at home Monday. Allison McCann and Nya Saunders didn’t drop a game, cruising to 6-0, 6-0 victories at first and second singles, respectively, for the Hurricanes (7-2). Margaret O’Connell won 6-0, 6-1 at third singles. …

Monday’s high school lacrosse: Belchertown rebounds with win over Chicopee

Monday, May 4, 2015

Adam Mercer scored the deciding goal and the defense of the Belchertown boys lacrosse team held on as the Orioles edged Chicopee 8-7 at home Monday afternoon. The Orioles (8-2, 6-1 Suburban) rebounded from a loss to the Pacers on Thursday to remain in a first-place tie. Mercer …