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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 the win. A four-run bottom of the …

Fireworks for the Fourth

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Rev. Thomas Shea retires from St. Patrick’s Church in South Hadley after 49 years as a priest

Saturday, July 4, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — The Rev. Thomas Shea was in Rome for a four-month course on sacraments and moral teachings when Thomas Ludger Dupré, then bishop of the Springfield Diocese, called to say there was an opening for a priest at St. Patrick’s Church in the Falls neighborhood of South Hadley. “Would I go?” …

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. …

Monday’s WMass Tennis: Undefeated Belchertown rolls past Lee and into girls Division 3 semifinal round

Monday, June 8, 2015

The undefeated and top-seeded Belchertown girls tennis team advanced to the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament semifinal round with a 4-1 win over No. 6 Lee, Monday in Belchertown. Belchertown (20-0) will host No. 5 Monument (14-2) at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The Wildcats finished 11-6. The Orioles advanced …

Local briefs: South Hadley football coach Scott Taylor to run player safety clinic for local coaches

Monday, June 8, 2015

Player safety clinic for local football coaches Scott Taylor, the defensive coordinator for the South Hadley High School football team and a USA Football Master Trainer, will hold a clinic for youth and high school football coaches that will focus on player safety. The clinic is a part …