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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 most of its damage at the plate …

Monday’s local baseball: Amherst Mantle stops Frontier

Monday, June 29, 2015

Stephen McCudden tossed a complete-game three-hitter with three strikeouts as the Amherst Mickey Mantle team beat Frontier, 6-1, at Ziomek Field in Amherst on Monday. Keenan Morrissey (run) hit a two-run double to highlight a six-run fourth inning for Amherst (4-3). Owen McPhee had an RBI double and scored a run, while Josh …

Weekend summer baseball: Hadley Cal Ripken opens state tournament with two wins

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The reigning state 12-and-under Cal Ripken tournament champion Hadley baseball team opened this year’s event with two wins in Marlborough Saturday afternoon. Noah Scanlon-Dean struck out seven and allowed seven hits over five innings for the win in Hadley’s 15-7 victory over Uxbridge. Justin Masteralexis went 3 for 3 with a homer and four RBIs, while Nick Foster (two hits, five RBIs) had …

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 …

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 …

Division 2 Softball: Hampshire slugs Easthampton, advances to semifinal round

Sunday, June 7, 2015

WESTHAMPTON — All it took was a picnic to help the Hampshire Regional High School softball team focus during its quest for a second consecutive Western Massachusetts Division 2 title. The Raiders beat Easthampton, 17-1 in five innings, in the quarterfinal round on Sunday. After a couple bad …

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 …

Hampshire Regional High School class of 2015 graduates told to ‘choose you’ in next life chapter

Saturday, June 6, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — As the Hampshire Regional High School class of 2015 celebrated commencement, the 119 “family” members were remembered for their unwavering school spirit throughout the six years they spent together under the school roof. “I believe our …

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 …

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 …

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) …

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 …