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Hilltown Voices: Wild and Scenic Westfield River Committee sponsors training in Worthington

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Wild and Scenic Westfield River Committee is sponsoring a training to teach people how to do visual surveys of the river and its tributaries. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 9, and participants will gather at the Worthington Town Hall. “They will learn what to look for and how to monitor sections of water,” said Meredyth Babcock of the Wild and Scenic Westfield River …

Friday’s high school softball: Nadia Squitiero powers Amherst past Northampton

Friday, May 1, 2015

Nadia Squitiero launched a pair of home runs and drove in five runs as the Amherst Regional softball team defeated Northampton 6-1 on the road Friday afternoon. Aliya Bartmon fired a six-hitter with 11 strikeouts and also added a solo homer of her own. Jazzy Moonstone and Mikah McNamara each had two hits …

Friday’s high school baseball: Carl Teschke tosses 3-hitter as Belchertown beats Turners Falls

Friday, May 1, 2015

Carl Teschke fired a complete-game three-hit shutout as the Belchertown baseball team traveled to Turners Falls and emerge with a 1-0 win Friday night. Teschke struck out six and walked just one in the victory. Jon Ingram went 2 for 3 and scored the game’s lone run in the top of the first. Billy Aldrich added a hit. Frontier Regional 1, Greenfield 0 …

Monday’s high school track: Aidan Gilson, Northampton run past Ludlow

Monday, April 27, 2015

Aidan Gilson and the Northampton boys track & field team ran past Ludlow, 88-56, Monday in Ludlow. Gilson won the mile in 4 minutes, 24.4 seconds and the triple jump in 40 feet, 10 inches. Gilson teamed with Abe Herzog-Arbeitman, Ben Hill and Tim Foldy-Porto to win the …

Monday’s high school tennis: Frontier Regional deals Holyoke Catholic first loss

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Frontier Regional girls tennis team handed Holyoke Catholic its first loss of the season, 3-2, in South Deerfield Monday. Two matches went to third sets and the Red Hawks (3-0) won both for the victory. At first singles, Aidan O’Brien beat Nathan Drewniak 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. AJ …

Hampshire Regional stays unbeaten, matches 2014 win total with shutout of Granby

Monday, April 27, 2015

GRANBY — In the minimum number of games, the Hampshire Regional baseball team reached its first goal Monday. With an 8-0 victory over Granby, the Raiders earned their sixth straight win to start the season, matching their total …

Weekend high school & preps recaps: Smith Academy’s David Longstreeth moves closer to 400-strikeout milestone in 7-2 win Saturday

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Senior pitcher David Longstreeth moved within eight strikeouts of 400 in his career with six in Smith Academy’s 7-2 win over Taconic in Hatfield on Saturday. Longstreeth struck out six to earn the win, while allowing two runs …

Friday’s high school tennis/track: Belchertown sweeps Chicopee for second win

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Belchertown boys tennis team grabbed its second win of the season with a 5-0 sweep of Chicopee in Szot Park on Friday. The Orioles (2-5, 2-2 Valley Wheel) didn’t surrender more then three games in a set, as Trent Zulkiewicz led the way at first singles with …

Friday’s high school lacrosse: Northampton shuts out Belchertown

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sophie Melcher scored three goals with one assist to lead the Northampton girls lacrosse team over Belchertown, 12-0, on the road. Abby Baldwin scored three goals, while Grace Goodwin-Boyd added two goals and two assists for the Blue Devils (5-1). Kerry Fleming, Morgan Moffett, Emily Biggs (two assists) …

Friday’s high school baseball: Easthampton slugs Holyoke Catholic

Friday, April 24, 2015

Big bats led the Easthampton baseball team to an 11-1 home win over Holyoke Catholic on Friday. Shy Torres (three runs), Anthony Redfern (double), Erik Fickett (run) and Tyler Vishaway (run) each drove in two runs as the Eagles (5-0) cruised at home. Dakota Wheeler earned the win, …

Friday’s high school softball: South Hadley rolls past Granby for first win

Friday, April 24, 2015

Mikhaila Edge powered the first win for the South Hadley softball team with six RBIs in a 16-5 win at Granby on Friday. Edge had three hits, including a three-run home run to dead-center field as part of a five-run fourth, and a two-run triple for the Tigers …

Hampshire Regional’s Brandon Weyant shuts down Greenfield in much-anticipated rematch

Friday, April 24, 2015

WESTHAMPTON — Hampshire Regional pitcher Brandon Weyant took Friday afternoon’s matchup against Greenfield as a personal challenge. In last year’s meeting, Weyant dueled with former Green Wave star Garrett Hudson and lost 1-0 in eight innings. The junior …

Thursday’s high school lacrosse/track: South Hadley boys lax outlasts Northampton

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Griffin Fitzell (four assists) and Sam Duda each scored four goals as the South Hadley boys lacrosse beat Northampton, 12-7, at home Thursday afternoon. Marcus Larrier scored two goals, while Jason Fernandes and Pat Fitzgerald each scored one goal for the Tigers (3-3). Matt Huggett scored three goals …