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Pat Keegan, left, of Hopkins Academy, runs to first as Smith Academy catcher Jack Hession throws to the base after fielding Keegan's hit Thursday at Hopkins. Keegan was out. Hopkins won 1-0. Smith Academy is the No. 1 seed in the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament. Hopkins Academy is No. 2.

WMass Baseball Tournament: Smith Academy No. 1, Hopkins Academy No. 2 in Division 4

Monday, June 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The Smith Academy and Hopkins Academy baseball teams posted the best winning percentages in Division 4 and each claimed titles in leagues comprised primarily of D-3 programs. So there was no doubt one of those squads would be the top seed and the other No. 2 in the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament. Smith, which went 10-0 in …

WMass softball tournament: Hampshire Regional grabs top seed in Division 2

Monday, June 1, 2015

The reigning Western Massachusetts Division 2 softball champions are in prime position to defend its title as Hampshire Regional received the top seed in the 2015 tournament on Monday at Northampton High School. “It’s nice to be the one sometimes, but numbers don’t mean anything. It’s how you play the game,” Raiders coach …

All-State Track & Field Championships to feature strong field

Monday, June 1, 2015

Expect a stronger field for the All-State Track & Field Championships on Saturday. There was a slight change in the qualifying standards for this year’s championship. What hasn’t changed is that the top four places from the West/Central Division 1 meet and the top four from the West/Central Division 2 meet automatically qualify …

West/Central Division 2 Track: Frontier girls dominate field events, place second in championship

Sunday, May 31, 2015

WESTFIELD — Despite earning only five points in running events, the Frontier Regional girls track & field team’s dominance of field events nearly carried the Red Hawks to another title Saturday. The District F&G champions claimed three individual …

Friday’s high schools: Northampton softball enters postseason on five-game win streak

Friday, May 29, 2015

With five games left in the regular season, the Northampton softball team had two ways of qualifying for the postseason — beat Chicopee on May 22, or win their last four games. The Blue Devils beat the Pacers …

Granby girls complete turnaround, seeded eighth in Division 2 lacrosse tournament

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Granby girls lacrosse team pulled a 180 in its second varsity season. After going winless a year ago, the Rams finished 9-4-1 and earned the eighth seed in the West/Central Division 2 Tournament. Seeds for the boys …

Local briefs: Easthampton High to hold charity softball game for Make A Wish

Friday, May 29, 2015

Easthampton High to hold charity softball game for Make A Wish The inaugural Hit & Run for a Wish charity softball game between the Easthampton High School softball teams and EHS faculty will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Williston Northampton softball fields. Proceeds to benefit …

Thursday’s high schools: Emergency JV sub plays key role as Northampton earns 6-5 extra-inning win over South Hadley

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Northampton softball team got a little help from across the field in its 6-5 come-from-behind eight-inning win over South Hadley Thursday. While the Tigers scored the tying run in the seventh inning, shortstop Zoe Driscoll-Sbar was injured and had to leave the field. Stuck without a replacement …

MIAA votes to delay change to middle school eligibility rule

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association backpedaled on its recent rule change in regards to the eligibility of middle school students on high school teams. Earlier this month, the MIAA voted to change Rule 53 for the 2015-2017 handbook. Currently, middle school students are eligible for high school teams …

Westhampton home destroyed in fire touched off by lightning strike

Thursday, May 28, 2015

WESTHAMPTON — A lightning strike touched off a fire that destroyed a Tipping Rock Road home Wednesday evening as heavy storms moved through the area, Fire Chief Christopher W. Norris said Thursday. Norris — speaking shortly after crews …

Wednesday’s high schools: Kate Sarnacki strikes for 14 goals, 100th of career as Granby girls lacrosse rolls

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Kate Sarnacki netted 14 goals, including the 100th of her career, to pace the Granby girls lacrosse team to a 22-10 win over St. Mary in Westfield Wednesday. The sophomore added two assists, while Jess Paturno had four …

Rain takes down tree, wires in Amherst as storms move through region; scattered power outages

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hard rain Wednesday night from thunderstorms that moved through the region took down wires and a tree on two Amherst streets, though police said the roads remained open. Amherst Police Sgt. Gabriel Ting said police received two reports …

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 …