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JERREY ROBERTS
Colby Lander, of Northampton American Legion Post 28, pitches to Ludlow Monday at Arcanum Field.

Monday’s local baseball: Amherst Mantle stops Frontier

Monday, June 29, 2015

Stephen McCudden tossed a complete-game three-hitter with three strikeouts as the Amherst Mickey Mantle team beat Frontier, 6-1, at Ziomek Field in Amherst on Monday. Keenan Morrissey (run) hit a two-run double to highlight a six-run fourth inning for Amherst (4-3). Owen McPhee had an RBI double and scored a run, while Josh Gerber-Dolan added an RBI single. Matt Hildreth had a hit and scored the lone run for Frontier (2-7). Holyoke 8, Easthampton 3 — Ryan York went 2 for 3, while Matt Hewes went 1 for 2 with a double, but Easthampton still took the home loss. Hewes struck out seven and threw …

Prison inmates build wooden train play structure at Westhampton Elementary School

Monday, June 29, 2015

WESTHAMPTON — What does it take to build a train? At Westhampton Elementary School, it took the parent-teacher organization, two lumber companies, a grant and about half a dozen inmates. The community collaboration culminated Monday morning as five inmates from the Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction in Northampton assembled a wooden …

Weekend summer baseball: Hadley Cal Ripken opens state tournament with two wins

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The reigning state 12-and-under Cal Ripken tournament champion Hadley baseball team opened this year’s event with two wins in Marlborough Saturday afternoon. Noah Scanlon-Dean struck out seven and allowed seven hits over five innings for the win in Hadley’s 15-7 victory over Uxbridge. Justin Masteralexis went 3 for 3 with a homer and four RBIs, while Nick Foster (two hits, five RBIs) had …

A smooth run coming

Monday, June 8, 2015

CAROL LOLLIS …

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. …

Division 2 Baseball: Hampshire Regional knocks off No. 2 Southwick in quarterfinals

Monday, June 8, 2015

SOUTHWICK — When the final out settled into second baseman Noah Batchelder’s glove in short-right field, Daniel Baldwin held his arms in the air like a victorious boxer. The Hampshire Regional pitcher’s reaction was appropriate. He and Southwick southpaw Bob Hamel traded scoreless frames for six innings, before …

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 …

Division 2 Girls Lacrosse: Belchertown, Granby fall in quarterfinals

Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Belchertown girls lacrosse team nearly pulled off another upset in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament. The 11th-seeded Orioles put a scare into No. 3 Littleton Saturday, but the Tigers held on for an 11-8 win at home in the quarterfinal round. Belchertown (9-9) trailed 5-3 at …

Division 2 Softball: Hampshire slugs Easthampton, advances to semifinal round

Sunday, June 7, 2015

WESTHAMPTON — All it took was a picnic to help the Hampshire Regional High School softball team focus during its quest for a second consecutive Western Massachusetts Division 2 title. The Raiders beat Easthampton, 17-1 in five innings, in the quarterfinal round on Sunday. After a couple bad …

Amherst’s Taj-Amir Torres burns up All-State meet for two sprint titles; Frontier’s Kat Miner wins high jump

Sunday, June 7, 2015

FITCHBURG — Knowing Saturday’s All-State championships would be his last high school track & field meet, Amherst Regional senior Taj-Amir Torres made sure to put on one more electrifying show. But even with all he’s accomplished in his …

Westhampton approves $40K Proposition 2½ override in town election Saturday

Saturday, June 6, 2015

WESTHAMPTON — Voters approved a ballot question Saturday to assess an additional $40,000 in real estate and personal property taxes to balance the town’s $5.5 million budget. The override to the state’s Proposition 2½, which holds towns tax levy increases to 2.5 percent plus any new growth, was …

Hampshire Regional High School class of 2015 graduates told to ‘choose you’ in next life chapter

Saturday, June 6, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — As the Hampshire Regional High School class of 2015 celebrated commencement, the 119 “family” members were remembered for their unwavering school spirit throughout the six years they spent together under the school roof. “I believe our …