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JERREY ROBERTS
Quinn McDonald, of Northampton, kisses his individual trophy after the Cal Ripken 10 and under District 2 championship against Hadley, Monday at McDonald Field.

Northampton beats Hadley to win Cal Ripken District 2 10-and-under Tournament title

Monday, June 29, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The kids on the Hadley Cal Ripken baseball team were enjoying the brief rainfall on Monday. Hadley had just beaten Frontier, 7-1, in a 10-and-under District 2 semifinal game when the rain started. The team didn’t have long to rest because Hadley was scheduled to play Northampton in the finals, which started at 6 p.m. The rain stopped …

Monday’s local baseball: Amherst Mantle stops Frontier

Monday, June 29, 2015

Stephen McCudden tossed a complete-game three-hitter with three strikeouts as the Amherst Mickey Mantle team beat Frontier, 6-1, at Ziomek Field in Amherst on Monday. Keenan Morrissey (run) hit a two-run double to highlight a six-run fourth inning for Amherst (4-3). Owen McPhee had an RBI double and scored a run, while Josh …

Weekend summer baseball: Hadley Cal Ripken opens state tournament with two wins

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The reigning state 12-and-under Cal Ripken tournament champion Hadley baseball team opened this year’s event with two wins in Marlborough Saturday afternoon. Noah Scanlon-Dean struck out seven and allowed seven hits over five innings for the win in Hadley’s 15-7 victory over Uxbridge. Justin Masteralexis went 3 for 3 with a homer and four RBIs, while Nick Foster (two hits, five RBIs) had …

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 …

Friday’s WMass Tournaments: South Hadley holds off Lenox to reach Division 3 boys tennis semifinal round

Friday, June 5, 2015

The South Hadley boys tennis team needed a little bit extra to beat Lenox Friday in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament quarterfinal round. The third-seeded Tigers played four tiebreakers, while second singles went three sets in a 4-1 victory over No. 6 Lenox at Mount Holyoke. South …

Eat Up: Flat iron steaks

Friday, June 5, 2015

Flat Iron Steak Julie Chalfant, who raises Highland beef cattle at Roaming Farm on South Mill River Road in South Deerfield (www.roamingfarm.com) offers this recipe for grilling flat iron steaks. 4 flat iron steaks (thin, about ½-pound each) …

Wednesday’s WMass Baseball Tournaments: Hampshire squeezes past Hoosac in Division 3

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Hampshire Regional baseball team squeezed itself into the quarterfinal round of the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament. Senior Dan Baldwin laid down an eighth-inning bunt that scored freshman Matt York with the winning run in a 3-2 walk-off victory over Hoosac Valley, Wednesday in Westhampton. York led …

Wednesday’s WMass tournaments: Jacqueline Gomez tosses 1-hitter to pace Easthampton softball past Monument Mountain

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Jacqueline Gomez tossed a one-hitter as the Easthampton girls softball team beat Monument Mountain, 2-1, Wednesday in Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament first round action in Nonotuck Park. Gomez struck out eight and walked one for the eighth-seeded Eagles (13-6), who will face No. 1 Hampshire Regional (16-4) …

Division 3 Baseball: No. 8 Mohawk rallies to beat No. 9 Frontier Regional, 5-4

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

BUCKLAND — If the Frontier Regional baseball team did not have to play fifth innings against Mohawk Trail this season, the Red Hawks might have won all three meetings. But that’s not the case and for the second straight game against Frontier, Mohawk came from behind with a …

Division 2 Softball: Frontier Regional slugs past Palmer, 9-3, in quarterfinals

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

PALMER — Three weeks after the Frontier Regional softball team had a one-hit, 21-strikeout performance at the plate against Palmer, the bats woke up to keep the season alive. In a postseason rematch, the No. 5 Red Hawks pounded the No. 4 Panthers for a 9-3 win in …

Tri-County Baseball Preview: Easthampton Savings Bank seeks return trip to finals

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Easthampton Savings Bank will try to continue its hot start to the Tri-County League baseball season despite the loss of Chris Starcun to the Valley Blue Sox. Starcun, an Easthampton native who was ESB’s top hitter last year, left Monday for the Blue Sox. Easthampton Savings Bank was …

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 …