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JERREY ROBERTS
Derek Zewinski, of Deerfield, hits a triple against Frontier during a Mickey Mantle League semi-final Wednesday at Deerfield Academy.

Deerfield routs rivals, championship bound

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

DEERFIELD — In a Mickey Mantle semifinal showdown between rivals Deerfield and Frontier, Deerfield emphatically advanced to the championship with a 10-0 mercy-rule victory at Deerfield Academy’s Headmaster Field on Wednesday. Deerfield was led by a strong team defensive effort and a dominant performance on the mound from Noah Barnes, who allowed two hits and no runs on his way … 0

Ruddock, Ames keep Post 81 alive

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SUDBURY — In a game of missed opportunities to score runs for Greenfield Post 81, Niko Ames came through when it counted. The Post 81 shortstop blasted a two-out, bases-clearing double with the bags full in the top of the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie and Greenfield survived to play another … 0

Yankee Candle names Hope Margala as new CEO

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Hope Margala has been named chief executive officer of Yankee Candle Co., after having served as the company’s president of retail and EVP Brand, Innovation and Merchandising. She replaces Harlan Kent, who had been with the company for the last 13 years, including four as CEO. Kent’s departure from the … 0

Local baseball: Amherst Post 148 edges South Hadley

Monday, June 16, 2014

Amherst Post 148’s four-run fourth inning helped vault it past Pettengill Insurance, 5-3, Monday at Ziomek Field in Amherst. Daniel Hodgkins had two hits and drove in two runs for Amherst. Jake Balderston added two hits, a run … 0

Local baseball results: Northampton Mickey Mantel beats Greenfield

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Northampton Mickey Mantle team knocked off Greenfield 5-1 on Sunday. Cody Cleveland went the distance while striking out six and allowing one run on five hits. Hector DeJesus led the Northampton (5-2) offense with two doubles and two RBIs. Kyle Warren and Garret Connly each added a … 0

Matt Werenski leads South Hadley Mantle to win

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Matt Werenski pitched five innings and allowed just three hits as the South Hadley Mickey Mantle team defeated Frontier 5-1 at home Wednesday. Werenski recorded six strikeouts and allowed two walks. Ryan Mooney pitched two innings of relief for the save. Both James Foley and Werenski added two … 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