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Thursday’s high schools: Emergency JV sub plays key role as Northampton earns 6-5 extra-inning win over South Hadley

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Northampton softball team got a little help from across the field in its 6-5 come-from-behind eight-inning win over South Hadley Thursday. While the Tigers scored the tying run in the seventh inning, shortstop Zoe Driscoll-Sbar was injured and had to leave the field. Stuck without a replacement and having received an OK from the South Hadley side, Northampton coach Jim Hale pulled junior varsity sophomore Kiana Matakanski from her …

MIAA votes to delay change to middle school eligibility rule

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association backpedaled on its recent rule change in regards to the eligibility of middle school students on high school teams. Earlier this month, the MIAA voted to change Rule 53 for the 2015-2017 handbook. Currently, middle school students are eligible for high school teams if their school falls under the leadership of the high school principal. The MIAA elected …

Wednesday’s high schools: Kate Sarnacki strikes for 14 goals, 100th of career as Granby girls lacrosse rolls

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Kate Sarnacki netted 14 goals, including the 100th of her career, to pace the Granby girls lacrosse team to a 22-10 win over St. Mary in Westfield Wednesday. The sophomore added two assists, while Jess Paturno had four goals for the Rams (8-4-1). Jenna Barthlow remained solid in the net for Granby with …

Wednesday’s high school softball: Belchertown punches postseason ticket

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Belchertown softball team made sure early on that it would clinch a postseason berth Wednesday. The Orioles scored 13 runs in the first inning en route to a 25-3 road victory over Mahar in five innings. Lexi Lajeunesse went 3 for 4 and drove in four runs …

Wednesday’s high school baseball: David Longstreeth fans 18 as Smith Academy beats Easthampton

Thursday, May 14, 2015

David Longstreeth picked up his 30th career win with an 18-strikeout performance to lead the Smith Academy baseball team to a 7-1 victory over Easthampton in Hatfield Wednesday. Longstreeth struck out the first 10 batters before allowing a …

Wednesday’s high schools: Nick Roberts strikes in OT as Granby beats St. Mary in boys lacrosse

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nick Roberts scored in the second minute of overtime to lift the Granby boys lacrosse team to a 7-6 home victory over St. Mary Wednesday. Roberts, Drew Weisel and Bailey Ortensi each had two tallies and an assist for the Rams (4-7, 3-7 Suburban). Tre Demers added a …

Tuesday’s high schools: Hampshire Regional baseball rallies to beat Ware

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Brandon Wyatt hit a bases-loaded triple in the third inning as the Hampshire Regional baseball team overcame an early deficit for a 7-6 over Ware in Westhampton on Tuesday. Max Weir added two hits and a run scored, while Noah Batchelder (double, RBI) and Steve Moussette (walk) had …

Tuesday’s high school track/tennis: Undefeated Frontier Regional claims share of girls Suburban League track title

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Frontier Regional girls track clinched at least a share of the Suburban League title Tuesday with an 80-65 win over South Hadley in South Deerfield. Frontier (5-0, 5-0 Suburban) can clinch the league outright with a win over Monson on May 19. South Hadley (4-1, 4-1) fell …

Monday’s high schools: Northampton girls lacrosse holds off Agawam

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Megan McCarthy scored five goals and Abby Baldwin added three as the Northampton girls lacrosse team knocked off Valley Wheel rival Agawam, 14-10, on the road Monday. Kerry Fleming added two goals and two assists, while Sophie Melcher, Ursa Heidinger and Grace Goodwin-Boyd had one of each for …

Monday’s high school track/tennis: Northampton recovers to race past Longmeadow, clinch share of league title

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Northampton boys track & field team had one day to recover from the MSTCA Invitational, but that was enough as the Blue Devils defeated Longmeadow, 78-62, Monday in Northampton. Nik Smith won the 100 in 11.3 seconds and took first in the 200 in 22.8 for Hamp …

Monday’s high school baseball: Hopkins Academy rallies to drop Greenfield

Monday, May 11, 2015

Trailing by two, the Hopkins Academy baseball team scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out a 5-4 come-from-behind win over Greenfield, Monday in Hadley. Drew Castronovo had three hits, two runs and two RBIs for the Golden Hawks (10-1, 6-0). His two-out …

Monday’s high school softball: Easthampton jumps on Gateway Regional

Monday, May 11, 2015

Haley McFarland had four hits, an RBI and two runs scored to power the Easthampton softball team to a 14-2 six-inning win over Gateway Regional at Nonotuck Park Monday. Amanda Lambert added three hits, three RBIs and two runs for the Eagles (7-4, 5-1 Bi-County West). Dana Britland …

Health Events: Area support groups, resources

Monday, May 11, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ SUPPORT AND RELATIONSHIPS EXPRESSION THROUGH MOVEMENT — Open to female-identified survivors of sexual assault who are Five College Students or residents of Hampshire County. Survivors of sexual violence sometimes feel physically numb. This group employs movement to tap …