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South Hadley's Mike Miele has been named the Daily Hampshire Gazette Boys Tennis Player of the Year.

Gazette Boys Tennis Player of the Year: South Hadley senior Mike Miele

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Player of the Year Mike Miele, senior, South Hadley Season highlights: Miele propelled himself just short of a title this year in the Western Massachusetts Individual Tournament, falling in the finals against Longmeadow’s Ross Kamin 6-0, 6-1. Miele beat Northampton’s Francois Venne 6-0, 6-3 in the quarterfinals and Minnechaug’s Matt Gurski 6-2, 6-7, 7-5 in the semifinals. The Tigers’ No. 1 singles player had a 15-3 record in the regular season and led the team to the WMass Division 3 semifinal round. An aggressive player, Miele overpowered his opponents with a mix of tricky inside-out forehands and quick drives to the net. Miele said will …

Keeping tabs on the arts

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

With a huff and a puff “Three Little Pigs” will be presented Wednesday through Saturday, with shows at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., by PaintBox Theatre, directed by Tom McCabe. The silly show for kids features Porky, Oink and Bacon Bits, who need the audience’s help. Their problem? They have just three actors …

Tuesday’s summer baseball/softball: Northampton Post 28 pulls out wild win against Easthampton Post 224

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

In a game that was more memorable than pretty, Northampton Post 28 gave up a lead, and then came back with three runs in the seventh to edge Easthampton Post 224, 7-6, in a wild American Legion game at Arcanum Field on Tuesday. Northampton (7-3) only had four hits in the game, but two came in the decisive seventh. Yet Post 28 did …

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. …

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 …

Fire leaves South Deerfield home uninhabitable Sunday

Sunday, June 7, 2015

DEERFIELD — A fire left a home on Sand Gully Road North uninhabitable on Sunday. At 2:45 p.m., firefighters were shoveling debris off the back deck of the home at 109 Sand Gully Road North and giving a …

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 …

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 …

Friday’s WMass Tournaments: South Hadley holds off Lenox to reach Division 3 boys tennis semifinal round

Friday, June 5, 2015

The South Hadley boys tennis team needed a little bit extra to beat Lenox Friday in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament quarterfinal round. The third-seeded Tigers played four tiebreakers, while second singles went three sets in a 4-1 victory over No. 6 Lenox at Mount Holyoke. South …

area school lunch menus

Friday, June 5, 2015

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

Friends and neighbors

Friday, June 5, 2015

Amherst Riley A. Gage, daughter of Bill and Anne Gage, graduated from Smith College. She was a member of Phi Beta Kapp, sigma Xi and graduated magna cum laude. Gage is the granddaughter of Bradlee Gage and the late Elizabeth Gage of South Amherst. Timothy C. Bobrowski was …

Wednesday’s WMass Baseball Tournaments: Hampshire squeezes past Hoosac in Division 3

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Hampshire Regional baseball team squeezed itself into the quarterfinal round of the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament. Senior Dan Baldwin laid down an eighth-inning bunt that scored freshman Matt York with the winning run in a 3-2 walk-off victory over Hoosac Valley, Wednesday in Westhampton. York led …