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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 …

Greenfield Post 81 holds off Northampton Post 28

Thursday, July 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — Northampton Post 28 just couldn’t get the big hit it needed on Thursday night. Northampton stranded runners at third in the final two innings and Greenfield Post 81 won for the ninth time in 10 games with a 4-3 victory in American Legion baseball action at Veterans Memorial Field. Greenfield scored three times in the third inning to take a 3-0 …

Connecticut River Watershed Council plans legal action against Chang Farms over alleged discharges

Thursday, July 2, 2015

WHATELY — Alleging that Chang Farms has been violating its federal pollution discharge permit routinely over the past five years, the Connecticut River Watershed Council announced Thursday that it plans to take legal action against the bean sprout farm based in Whately. According to a letter of intent sent to the owners, Tso-Cheng Chang and Sidney Chang, the watershed council said it plans …

Division 2 Softball: Defending champ Hampshire tops Frontier, 4-1, in semifinals

Thursday, June 11, 2015

AMHERST — Hampshire Regional junior Chelsea Moussette is no stranger to the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Softball Tournament stage. The four-year starter at second base made a late defensive play and had the eventual game-winning RBI as the …

Kat Miner, Frontier Regional take top honors at WMass Heptathlon

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Kat Miner led the Frontier Regional girls track & field team to first place with 3,472 of the team’s 9,347 points over the two-day Western Massachusetts Heptathlon championship at Northampton High School on Wednesday. In Day 2 action, Miner won the long jump in 15 feet, 83/4 inches …

Deerfield Finance Committee recommends cutting budget for South County EMS

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

DEERFIELD — South County EMS, the regional ambulance serving Deerfield, Sunderland and Whately, marks its one-year anniversary at the end of the month, and to date it has spent only 55 percent of the $1,079,139 allocated to it by the three towns. Its Board of Oversight has proposed …

Whately voters approve borrowing $815,000 to buy library system building; oust two incumbents in town election

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

WHATELY — The town now has the authority to borrow the money it will need to purchase the Western Massachusetts Regional Library System building in the Whately Industrial Park, which it plans to use as its new town offices, after a 326-77 vote in Tuesday’s annual election. Also …

Frontier junior Kat Miner takes lead at WMass Heptathlon Championships

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Frontier Regional junior Kat Miner will take her high jump skills to the New England championship meet this weekend. In the meantime, Miner is in the lead at the Western Massachusetts Heptathlon Championships, held at Northampton High School. Miner had 2,400 points after four events Tuesday. The remaining …

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 …