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Ally Hamelin, of Frontier Regional, pitches to Taconic Tuesday at Frontier.

Tuesday’s high schools: Sarah Meunier lifts Frontier softball with walkoff win over Taconic in extras

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sarah Meunier hit a walkoff single to lift the Frontier Regional softball team to a 2-1 win over Taconic in 9 innings at home Tuesday. It was her second hit of the game, scoring Courtney Newsome with the winning run for the Red Hawks (17-3). Ally Hamelin struck out 17 and allowed two hits in the complete-game victory. She also drove in the tying run in the bottom of the seventh. Cassidy Ciesluk went 4 for 5, while Mae Fydenkevez added a pair of hits for Frontier. Hampshire Regional 8, Belchertown 0 — Alexis Ferris appears to be peaking on the eve of the postseason. …

Tuesday’s high school tennis: Northampton boys beat Amherst in potential postseason preview

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

In a potential postseason preview, the Northampton boys tennis team defeated rival Amherst Regional 4-1 Tuesday afternoon at Amherst Middle School. Francois Venne, Alex Zimbalist and Ben Sharpe combined to drop 12 games in three straight-set singles victories for the Blue Devils (12-3). Leon Moore and Xiao Wei added an easy doubles win. Dan Siegelman and Nathan Ji earned the lone point for …

Tuesday’s high school baseball: South Hadley qualifies for postseason with win at Easthampton

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The South Hadley baseball team qualified for the postseason for the 16th consecutive season by beating Easthampton 8-3 on the road Tuesday afternoon. Brian Bak went 3 for 3 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored for the Tigers (10-9). Mario Olivera added two hits, two runs and an RBI in the win, while Chris Jarrett (two hits) and Justin Kleeberg …

South Hadley Electric Light Department begins broadcasting meetings in bid for more transparency

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — The South Hadley Electric Light Department is entering a new era of transparency with the help of public access television. At the same time, the newly constituted board of commissioners is preparing to conduct a …

Faustino Sanchez Jr. denies sexually assaulting South Hadley teenager, paying her for nude photographs

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A 47-year-old Springfield man on Tuesday denied charges resulting from accusations that he paid a South Hadley teenager to take naked photographs and gave her $500 after he sexually assaulted her, allegedly telling her things had gone “too far.” Faustino Sanchez Jr. pleaded not guilty in …

‘What are you?’ ‘Where are you from?’: Members of multiracial families face harsh moments, but mostly find acceptance in the Valley

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Charisse Pickron of Amherst recalls once filling out a questionaire for a product her family purchased and being asked to identify her race by checking a box either for white or for black. Neither was accurate. Her mother …

Area police news

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Amherst ∎ Ronald J. Wutka, 52, of Monson, was arrested at 1:37 a.m. Saturday on East Pleasant Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger after the vehicle he was driving on East …

Monday’s high schools: Northampton baseball, Amherst softball pull out 1-0 wins; Holyoke Catholic qualifies for baseball tournament

Monday, May 25, 2015

A pair of local ballclubs ended their seasons with thrilling 1-0 victories on Memorial Day. Another made sure its season kept on going. The Northampton High School baseball team beat Agawam, 1-0, in its season finale at home …

WMass Individual Boys Tennis: South Hadley’s Miele reaches singles final

Sunday, May 24, 2015

South Hadley top singles player Mike Miele entered the Western Massachusetts Individual Boys Tennis Tournament with full confidence that he could make it to the championship match. After pulling off a quarterfinal upset last weekend to reach Saturday’s semifinals, the No. 6 seed upended second-seeded Matt Gurski of …

Weekend high schools: Hamp softball slugs past Belchertown

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Northampton softball team exploded for 10 runs in the third inning and went on to a 15-3 home victory over Belchertown in 6 innings Saturday afternoon. Zoe Driscoll-Sbar went 3 for 4, including a double and a triple, scored three runs and knocked in a pair for …

Frontier Regional wins District F&G Girls Track Championship

Friday, May 22, 2015

BUCKLAND — Track & field is usually a measure of individual success but on Friday night, the Frontier Regional girls team flexed its individual muscles, as well as that of the entire team. The Red Hawks had a …

Friday’s high school softball: Northampton walk-off clinches berth in postseason tournament

Friday, May 22, 2015

Lily Glading-DiLorenzo doubled to the gap in left-center field to dive in Allie Vanasse with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth as the Northampton softball team came from behind to beat Chicopee, 7-6, in a walk-off Friday. The win qualified the Blue Devils for the …

Friday’s high school baseball: Dalomba, Carey shine for Amherst in 10-inning win over Longmeadow

Friday, May 22, 2015

A pair of Amherst Regional baseball players won’t soon forget their senior night. Selah Dalomba hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th and Jamie Carey earned the complete-game victory as the Hurricanes topped Longmeadow 3-2 in 10 innings. “Selah smoked a line drive well …