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Thursday’s high schools: Hopkins Academy closes softball season with rout of Mahar

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Hopkins Academy softball team ended its season on a high note with a 20-6 victory over Mahar in 5 innings on senior day. Seniors Peyton Ring, Jasmine Roberson and Jailinne Ruiz each had at least a hit for the Golden Hawks (3-14, 2-11 Franklin). Ring earned the win on the mound and had two hits, two runs and an RBI. Roberson had a hit, a walk, two runs and …

Thursday’s high school baseball: Frontier Regional keeps postseason hopes alive with tight win over South Hadley

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Brandon Bryant enjoyed a perfect day, going 4 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs as the Frontier Regional baseball team kept its postseason hopes alive with a 10-9 road win at South Hadley Thursday. Nolan Muzyka and Seth Gewanter each had two hits and scored twice for the Red Hawks (7-10, …

Thursday’s high school tennis: South Hadley qualifies for WMass boys tournament

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The South Hadley boys tennis team clinched a tournament berth by sweeping Holyoke, 5-0, Thursday afternoon at Mount Holyoke College. The Tigers (9-8) lost two or fewer games in nine of their 10 set victories. Boys tennis South Hadley 5, Holyoke 0 At Mount Holyoke First singles: Mikey Miele (SH) def. Garrett Lemieux, 6-1, 6-0; Second singles: Dante Pio (SH) def. John Cruz, …

Thursday’s high school baseball: Jon Morrison delivers defending sectional champ Hopkins Academy tournament berth

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Jonathan Morrison allowed an unearned run on two hits and struck out 16 to deliver a 2-1 road win Thursday over Turners Falls and a tournament berth for the 2014 state finalist Hopkins Academy baseball team. In one stretch the freshman right-hander fanned eight batters in a row. …

Thursday’s high schools: South Hadley girls lacrosse edges Westfield, 12-11

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Olivia Slysz scored four goals and added an assist as the South Hadley girls lacrosse team eked out a 12-11 home win over Westfield Thursday afternoon. Emma Slysz (assist), Gabby Schwalm (assist) and Kami Sierra had two tallies apiece for the Tigers (3-7). Marley Medina and Danielle Miele …

Thursday’s high school tennis: Defending champion Amherst qualifies for girls tournament

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Amherst Regional girls tennis team clinched a playoff spot with a 3-2 win at Needham on Thursday. The defending sectional champion Hurricanes (9-2) swept the singles matches for the victory. Allison McCann breezed through first singles, beating Emily Shuman 6-1, 6-0. Nya Saunders (second) and Margaret O’Connell …

Thursday’s high school track: Kat Miner sets Frontier Regional high jump record in win over Hampshire

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Kat Miner won three individual events and set a school record in one of them as the Frontier Regional girls track & field team beat Hampshire Regional 851/2-591/2 Thursday in South Deerfield. In the high jump, Miner claimed a height of 5 feet, 61/2 inches to break Kristy …

Gazette Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Cam Earle, South Hadley

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Cam Earle, senior, guard, South Hadley Season highlights: Earle had a memorable year in leading the Tigers to the Western Massachusetts Division 2 championship. He averaged 23.1 points as a senior and finished his career with 1,015. Lethal …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …