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Thursday’s summer baseball/softball: Amherst edges Easthampton in Mickey Mantle action

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Owen Macphee drove in the winning run and scored an insurance run in the top of the eighth inning as Amherst edged Easthampton, 5-3, in Mickey Mantle action, Thursday in Easthampton. Trevor Edwards shut Easthampton down in the bottom of the inning to seal the win. The teams were tied 3-3 after three innings and neither team scored again until the eighth. Hunter Brooks and Steve Moussette each had two …

Gazette Girls Tennis Player of the year: Amherst Regional junior Allison McCann

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Player of the Year Allison McCann, junior, Amherst Regional Season highlights: McCann led the Hurricanes to their second consecutive Western Massachusetts Division 1 team title, beating longtime rival Longmeadow, 4-1. After falling to her sister, Nicole, in the 2014 Western Mass. Individual Tournament final, Allison broke through this season, defeating Minnechaug’s Haley Gurski …

Wednesday’s summer baseball: Northampton Juniors advance to District 2 title game

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Northampton Little League Junior team assured itself a spot in the District 2 championship game with a 14-3 victory over Westfield in five innings Wednesday evening. Noah Brink went 3 for 3, drove in four runs and scored two more for Hamp (3-0), which will play for the title Monday. Jack Diggins had a two-run double and a run scored, while Patrick …

Hampshire Regional at doorstep of first state softball championship

Friday, June 19, 2015

Saturday is the final day of the high school softball season and six teams will play for state championships across three divisions at UMass’ Sortino Field. After three Western Massachusetts championship seasons ended at the state semifinal level, …

Wednesday’s local baseball: Northampton Post 28 picks up first win with walk-off over West Springfield

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mickey Thompson’s seventh-inning single gave Northampton Post 28 a 4-3 walk-off victory over West Springfield Post 207 at Arcanum Field on Wednesday. Ian Ostberg hit a one-out double to start Northampton’s rally in the seventh. Back-to-back walks loaded the bases for Thompson and he singled to right field, …

Hampshire slugs Nipmuc, reaches state Division 2 softball championship

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

AMHERST — In the second game of the softball season, Hampshire Regional’s Taylor Boutwell was bumped up from the 5-hole to clean-up hitter. The center fielder instantly settled in and has been comfortable there ever since. On Wednesday, …

Lilly West catches on quickly with Hampshire Regional softball team

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

AMHERST — During her first season as a starting catcher in high school, junior Lilly West has been a solid component behind and at the plate for the Hampshire Regional softball team. But West is no stranger to …

Hampshire Regional eighth-graders take part in Japanese tradition of “flowing noodles”

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

WESTHAMPTON — Things got slippery last Friday as 59 Hampshire Regional eighth-graders took part in a Japanese tradition called nagashi somen — or, “flowing noodles.” The students, led by world history teacher Scott Green, sent around 45 pounds …

Hampshire softball team looks to break through to state finals

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Hampshire Regional softball team’s last two state semifinal appearances have been against the same team and haven’t ended in the Raiders’ favor. When they walked off UMass’ Sortino Field on Saturday with their second consecutive Western Massachusetts …

With another 2-plus inches of rain Monday, June so far is as wet as May was dry

Monday, June 15, 2015

HADLEY — At the end of May, Joseph Rex of Four Rex Farm said his corn and other vegetables were growing slower than normal due to the exceptionally dry weather — and he was hoping for a turnaround. …

Mount Greylock mows down Hampshire Regional in WMass Division 3 baseball final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — The big inning. Seventh-seeded Hampshire Regional couldn’t produce one — or prevent No. 1 Mount Greylock of Williamstown from having one. Jesse Dilego delivered a two-run single to key a six-run third inning Saturday that carried …

Hampshire Regional tops Wahconah in Western Massachusetts Division 2 Softball Final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — At the end of Saturday’s Western Massachusetts Division 2 softball final, Hampshire Regional second baseman Chelsea Moussette carefully climbed onto shortstop Savannah Waters’ shoulders. She didn’t need help walking — she was clutching the championship trophy …

AREA SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

Friday, June 12, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Mozzarella sticks, golden baked potato wedges, carrot sticks, spinach and tomato salad, fresh orange, strawberry cup TUESDAY: Pasta with chicken meatballs and sauce, green beans, garden salad, apple, pineapple cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Hamburger, cheeseburger, hot dog, veggie dippers, garden salad, pasta salad, mandarin oranges, watermelon …