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Weekend round: South Hadley, Frontier Mantle; Easthampton Metro advance in tournies

Monday, July 28, 2014

A wild weekend of Mickey Mantle Tournament action concluded with three teams still in the running for the championship. Along with top seed Deerfield are No. 4 South Hadley (16-8) and darkhorse No. 8 Frontier (8-15). The final game on Sunday was postponed due to the morning rain. Saturday South Hadley 13, Easthampton 10 — Trailing by seven runs going into the last of the fourth, South Hadley exploded for … 0

Deerfield Mantle stays alive, knocks out Easthampton

Sunday, July 27, 2014

DEERFIELD — Led by an offensive outbreak in which eight of their nine starters recorded a hit, Deerfield defeated Easthampton 10-2 in a Mickey Mantle Tournament elimination game Sunday afternoon. Seth Gewanter spearheaded the Deerfield offense, going 3 for 4 with a double and four runs scored, while Kevin Banas went 2 for … 0

Mickey Mantle baseball playoffs begin with 4 shutouts

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pitching completely dominated the first round of the Mickey Mantle double-elimination tournament on Wednesday evening. The winning team shut out its opponent in all four games, including a pair of 1-0 contests. Amherst 1, Northampton 0 (5) — A pitchers’ duel between Amherst’s Jon Morrison and Hamp’s Hunter Salem was decided on Alex … 0

Adam Krol tosses no-hitter for Easthampton Post 224

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Adam Krol threw a no-hitter to lead Easthampton Post 224 to a 1-0 victory over Belchertown Post 239 in American Legion baseball action Tuesday night at Daly Field in Easthampton. Krol walked a batter in the fifth inning to lose the perfect game, but his team rallied in … 0

Amherst’s Taj-Amir Torres wins 100 dash at All-State Track championships

Sunday, June 8, 2014

The boys 100-meter dash at the All-State Track & Field Championship Saturday was the most competitive of the season for Amherst Regional junior Taj-Amir Torres. Six of the eight sprinters ran sub-11 seconds, but Torres stayed in front … 0

Katie O’Connor’s 10th-inning walk-off delivers Division 2 title to Hampshire

Sunday, June 8, 2014

AMHERST — All season, if the Hampshire Regional softball team needed a key hit with Katie O’Connor at the plate, coach Brian McGan would call timeout, settle her down and she would deliver. On Saturday, she walked up … 0

Mickey Mantle: Frontier slugs past Northampton

Friday, June 6, 2014

Behind a pair of home runs, Frontier defeated Northampton, 9-6, in Mickey Mantle action in South Deerfield Friday. Riley Baker went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBIs for Frontier, while John Jacques had the other home run and drove in two runs. Hector DeJesus had two … 0

Hampshire-Frontier meet in Division 2 softball final; Amherst sprinter goes for double at All-States

Friday, June 6, 2014

The Hampshire Regional and Frontier Regional softball teams were going to enjoy Friday night. On Saturday, though, the focus will be on winning a Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament championship. Both senior classes graduated Friday night and activities … 0

Matt Vautour: MIAA wrong to force students to decide between SAT and baseball championship

Friday, June 6, 2014

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association makes an awfully big deal about what a valuable part it plays in enhancing student-athletes’ academic experience. All over the MIAA website, there are a lot of self-congratulatory platitudes beginning with the slogan “Building the future, one student at a time,” which greets … 0

Frontier Regional holds off Palmer to reach Division 2 championship

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

AMHERST — The Frontier Regional softball team has spent the season looking at a cup of dirt, scooped off UMass’ Sortino Field after losing in the 2013 Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament semifinal. It was coach Carrie Fydenkevez’s … 0

Leadership drives Frontier Regional to Division 2 softball final

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

AMHERST — With its 6-5 win over seventh-seeded Palmer in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Softball Tournament on Tuesday, No. 3 Frontier Regional advanced to the final for the first time in seven years. The win also marked … 0

Monday high schools: Gateway advances to Division 4 baseball semifinals

Monday, June 2, 2014

After dropping their last three regular season games, Gateway Regional didn’t look like a team destined for a deep run despite its No. 2 seed in the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Baseball Tournament. But the Gators have rediscovered their winning ways in the postseason. Monday’s 6-2 win over … 0

Weekend high school playoff recaps: Gateway baseball picks up suspended game, holds on to win

Monday, June 2, 2014

The Gateway baseball finished its suspended playoff game with a high note, adding a run for a 4-2 win over McCann Tech on Saturday to advance in to the Western Massachusetts Division 4 tournament. The No. 2 Gators (13-8) will play No. 10 Lee (9-12) at home in … 1