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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 …

‘Different spokes for different folks’: Increased promotion sought to bring more cyclists to Valley

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Franklin County’s back roads are on a roll. In Sunderland, Montague and Whately, in Shelburne, Conway and Deerfield, chances are you may be seeing more bicyclists on byways, in groups or in ones or twos, wending their way along some of the back roads that attract cyclists not only from around the county, …

Whately to raise legal age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21

Saturday, July 4, 2015

WHATELY — The Board of Health plans to adopt revisions to its tobacco sales regulations July 15 that would raise the legal age of buying tobacco from 18 to 21. Chairman Francis Fortino said two residents spoke in favor of the policy during a public hearing Wednesday night. With the changes, Whately will join Greenfield, Montague, Leverett and Gill in raising the legal …

Health Events

Monday, June 15, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ SUPPORT AND RELATIONSHIPS SEPARATION AND DIVORCE — A support group for those dealing with separation or divorce meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. Call 584-0339. SMART RECOVERY — A program for …

Weekend local baseball recaps: Northampton Legion escapes Aldenville comeback

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Ian Ostberg moved from second base to the mound in the seventh inning and led the Northampton Post 28 American Legion baseball team to a 6-5 win over Aldenville at Arcanum Field on Saturday. A walk and back-to-back singles cut King & Cushman’s lead to one run. Ostberg …

Frontier’s Kat Miner high jumps for 7th at New Balance Outdoor Nationals

Sunday, June 21, 2015

New England high jump champion Kat Miner of Frontier Regional, capped off her standout junior season with seventh place at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina on Sunday. Miner cleared 5 feet, 73⁄4 inches, while Nicole Green of Jacksonville, Florida, jumped 6-11⁄2 for the national …

Area volunteer opportunities

Saturday, June 20, 2015

hilltown families Volunteer Day — In partnership with Hilltown Families, the Food Bank of Western Mass. invites familes to attend a volunteer “Farming with Friends” session June 27, 10 a.m.-noon at Mountain View Farm, 393 East St, Easthampton. All ages welcome. Stay for all or part. To register …

Area school lunch menus

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: All natural chicken nuggets, oven baked fries, veggie dippers, applesauce, banana Belchertown MONDAY: Half day, no lunch Easthampton MONDAY: HS: Exam lunch assorted sandwiches and wraps; WBMS: Chicken tenders, brown rice, mixed vegetables, veggie burgers are available upon request, chicken ranch wrap, garden salad with chicken, …

South Hadley’s Tara Bainbridge places 13th in javelin at national championships

Friday, June 19, 2015

Tara Bainbridge had a solid finish to her high school throwing career. The South Hadley senior placed 13th in the emerging elite field with a throw of 108 feet, 5 inches in the javelin at New Balance Nationals, Friday in Greensboro, North Carolina. Ludlow’s Alyssa Guyon was fourth …

Deerfield votes to maintain same budget for South County EMS

Friday, June 19, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Deerfield will maintain the same level of funding next year for South County’s new regional ambulance service, despite initial protests and a request by the Finance Committee that it be cut. Voters approved a $1.1 …

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, …

Tuesday’s Mickey Mantle baseball: Amherst rolls past South Hadley

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Amherst Mickey Mantle baseball team collected 13 hits en route to a 15-4 six-inning win over host South Hadley on Tuesday. Jack Rees (three runs) went 4 for 4 with four RBIs, while Seth Bella-Hunter (RBI) was 2 for 4 with three runs scored. Owen McPhee had …

New England Track & Field championships: Frontier’s Kat Miner wins another high jump title

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Kat Miner wasn’t sure what height she’d need to clear to win the New England high jump championship Saturday. She didn’t need to improve her personal and school record this time, but for the fourth consecutive meet Miner …