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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, …

Friday’s high school baseball: Jamie Carey spins no-hitter as Amherst knocks off Cathedral

Friday, May 8, 2015

Jamie Carey threw a no-hitter as the Amherst Regional baseball team remained atop the Valley League with a 4-1 win over Cathedral Friday at Forest Park in Springfield. Carey struck out eight and walked six. An error in the second inning led to a run. He helped himself …

Area School Lunch Menus

Friday, May 8, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, carrots, pineapple cup, apple TUESDAY: Shepherd’s pie, peas, apple, grapes WEDNESDAY: Hot dog, sweet potato puffs, applesauce, spinach and tomato salad, banana THURSDAY: Beef burger, cheeseburger, vegetarian baked beans, carrot sticks, pears, orange FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, spinach salad, carrot sticks, diced pears, …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, May 8, 2015

Amherst Jordan Pransky graduated from Ohio University with a degree in sports management and is now working in marketing for the Columbus Blue Jackets NHL team in Columbus, Ohio. Easthampton Connor Gibbs won the Academic Excellence Award in …

Volunteer opportunities

Friday, May 8, 2015

girl scouts of central and western massachusetts — Seeking fun, enthusiastic individuals to serve as role models to girls ages 5 to 11. Volunteers will develop meaningful relationships with girls and adults; explore areas of STEM, arts and crafts, animals and more while mentoring girls to feel empowered …

Thursday’s colleges: Upsets rule Atlantic 10 Softball Tournament

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Day two of the Atlantic 10 Softball Tournament in Amherst featured some surprising results as the top two seeds lost their first game of the event Thursday at Sortino Field at UMass. The top two seeds have never each lost their first game in the event. No. 4 …

Thursday’s high school softball: Division 2 sectional finalists, Hampshire Regional and Frontier Regional, qualify for postseason

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The groundwork for a Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament softball finals rematch has officially been set, as the 2014 finalists qualified for the postseason on Thursday. Defending champion Hampshire Regional used a 12-0 win over Holyoke in sixth …

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 …