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Monday’s summer baseball: Hamp Post 28 Legion beats South Hadley Pettengill

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Trailing by a pair after the first three innings, Northampton Post 28 scored five times in the fourth and four more runs in the fifth to roll 9-3 over host South Hadley Pettengill Insurance Monday in American Legion action. Ben O’Connor had two hits, scored twice and drove in three runs and Derek Zewinski had three hits and three RBIs to lead Hamp (9-4). Will O’Connor (two runs), Mikey Thomson …

Gazette Boys Track & Field Player of the Year: Amherst Regional senior Taj-Amir Torres

Monday, July 6, 2015

Boys Track & Field Taj-Amir Torres, senior, Amherst Regional Season highlights: Torres finished his stellar career with victories in the 100-meter dash (10.69 seconds) and 200 (21.40) at the All-State meet. He also anchored the first-place 4x400 relay at All-States. Torres pulled the same trifecta at the WMass/CMass Division 1 meet. He won …

Weekend summer baseball: Northampton Cal Ripken teams earn district titles

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Alex Houck and Nate Kelleher-Mochak combined on a complete-game two-hit shutout as the Northampton Cal Ripken 11-and-under baseball team beat Frontier 4-0 Saturday to win the District 2 championship. Houck started and gave up one hit while striking out three. He escaped a bases-loaded jam in the third. Kelleher-Mochak allowed one hit with four Ks over the final three innings and picked up …

Friends and Neighbors

Friday, June 12, 2015

Belchertown Jacob Maheu was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sam R. Della Torre graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training …

Bird Sightings

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. A common gallinule and a white-eyed vireo were reported in Belchertown. An Acadian flycatcher and three cerulean warblers were found on Mount Holyoke. Cerulean …

Valley Views: Immature Bald Eagle

Friday, June 12, 2015

Kat Miner, Frontier Regional take top honors at WMass Heptathlon

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Kat Miner led the Frontier Regional girls track & field team to first place with 3,472 of the team’s 9,347 points over the two-day Western Massachusetts Heptathlon championship at Northampton High School on Wednesday. In Day 2 action, Miner won the long jump in 15 feet, 83/4 inches …

Division 3 Baseball: Mount Greylock runs away from South Hadley in semifinals

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

NORTH ADAMS — Brian Bak didn’t see a major difference in either the No. 1 Mount Greylock pitching or the No. 5 South Hadley batting after three innings of Wednesday’s Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament baseball semifinal. The only real change, he thought, was in the momentum — …

Division 3 Girls Tennis: Lenox trumps South Hadley in semifinal

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — In the second set of a match fraught with nettlesome rallies and over 15 deuces, Kate Meon and opponent Elizabeth Jarck realized their faceoff no longer held any sway on the final result. Lenox had already snatched the victory with three straight wins, rendering Meon’s …

Division 3 Boys Tennis: South Hadley falls 3-2 to Mount Greylock in semifinals

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

For the second straight season, the South Hadley boys tennis team fell to Mount Greylock, 3-2, in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament semifinal round. There wasn’t much the third-seeded Tigers (11-9) could have done in the loss Wednesday at Williams College. The No. 2 and undefeated Mounties …

Frontier junior Kat Miner takes lead at WMass Heptathlon Championships

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Frontier Regional junior Kat Miner will take her high jump skills to the New England championship meet this weekend. In the meantime, Miner is in the lead at the Western Massachusetts Heptathlon Championships, held at Northampton High School. Miner had 2,400 points after four events Tuesday. The remaining …

Division 3 baseball: Alex Dragon pitches South Hadley past Drury in quarterfinals

Monday, June 8, 2015

NORTH ADAMS — South Hadley baseball coach Matt Foley couldn’t resist smiling. His Tigers followed the game plan to a “T” and that earned the Tigers a trip to the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament semifinals. The fifth-seeded Tigers scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings, …

Monday’s WMass baseball: Hopkins Academy shuts down Lenox in quarterfinals

Monday, June 8, 2015

Jon Morrison held Lenox in check and John Jacques closed the door on the Millionaires as the Hopkins Academy baseball team advanced to the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament semifinal round following a 2-1 win in Hadley Monday. …