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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 …

Wednesday’s WMass tournaments: Jacqueline Gomez tosses 1-hitter to pace Easthampton softball past Monument Mountain

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Jacqueline Gomez tossed a one-hitter as the Easthampton girls softball team beat Monument Mountain, 2-1, Wednesday in Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament first round action in Nonotuck Park. Gomez struck out eight and walked one for the eighth-seeded Eagles (13-6), who will face No. 1 Hampshire Regional (16-4) …

Division 3 Baseball: No. 8 Mohawk rallies to beat No. 9 Frontier Regional, 5-4

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

BUCKLAND — If the Frontier Regional baseball team did not have to play fifth innings against Mohawk Trail this season, the Red Hawks might have won all three meetings. But that’s not the case and for the second straight game against Frontier, Mohawk came from behind with a …

Division 2 Softball: Frontier Regional slugs past Palmer, 9-3, in quarterfinals

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

PALMER — Three weeks after the Frontier Regional softball team had a one-hit, 21-strikeout performance at the plate against Palmer, the bats woke up to keep the season alive. In a postseason rematch, the No. 5 Red Hawks pounded the No. 4 Panthers for a 9-3 win in …

WMass team tennis tournament: Defending champ Amherst (Division 1), undefeated Belchertown (Division 3) earn top girls seeds

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Amherst Regional girls tennis team is confident headed into the postseason as the reigning Western Massachusetts Division 1 champions and top seed in this year’s tournament. “We’re happy to get rewarded with the top seed,” Hurricanes coach …

WMass Baseball Tournament: Smith Academy No. 1, Hopkins Academy No. 2 in Division 4

Monday, June 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The Smith Academy and Hopkins Academy baseball teams posted the best winning percentages in Division 4 and each claimed titles in leagues comprised primarily of D-3 programs. So there was no doubt one of those squads …

WMass softball tournament: Hampshire Regional grabs top seed in Division 2

Monday, June 1, 2015

The reigning Western Massachusetts Division 2 softball champions are in prime position to defend its title as Hampshire Regional received the top seed in the 2015 tournament on Monday at Northampton High School. “It’s nice to be the …

All-State Track & Field Championships to feature strong field

Monday, June 1, 2015

Expect a stronger field for the All-State Track & Field Championships on Saturday. There was a slight change in the qualifying standards for this year’s championship. What hasn’t changed is that the top four places from the West/Central …

West/Central Division 2 Track: Frontier girls dominate field events, place second in championship

Sunday, May 31, 2015

WESTFIELD — Despite earning only five points in running events, the Frontier Regional girls track & field team’s dominance of field events nearly carried the Red Hawks to another title Saturday. The District F&G champions claimed three individual …

Friday’s high schools: Northampton softball enters postseason on five-game win streak

Friday, May 29, 2015

With five games left in the regular season, the Northampton softball team had two ways of qualifying for the postseason — beat Chicopee on May 22, or win their last four games. The Blue Devils beat the Pacers …

Granby girls complete turnaround, seeded eighth in Division 2 lacrosse tournament

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Granby girls lacrosse team pulled a 180 in its second varsity season. After going winless a year ago, the Rams finished 9-4-1 and earned the eighth seed in the West/Central Division 2 Tournament. Seeds for the boys …