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COURTESY JOHN LOOS
Allen Vance, Rob Sailer, Connor Evans and Kelzy Rodrigues pose after their third-place finish in the championship field of the 4x800-meter relay at New Balance Nationals, in New York. The group, along with alternate Aiden Foucault-Etheridge have been named the Daily Hampshire Gazette Boys Track & Field Players of the Year.

Gazette Boys Indoor Track & Field Players of the Year: Amherst Regional’s 4x800 relay: Allen Vance, Rob Sailer, Connor Evans, Kelzy Rodrigues, Aiden Foucault-Etheridge

Monday, April 20, 2015

Player of the Year: Amherst 4x800 relay team (senior Allen Vance, senior Rob Sailer, senior Connor Evans, senior Kelzy Rodrigues, freshman Aiden Foucault-Etheridge, alternate) Season highlights: This team excelled at every level at which it competed. The quartet won the title at the PVIAC championships (8 minutes, 37.99 seconds), the state Division 3 championships (meet record 8:05.01), the all-state championships …

Weekend high schools: Alexis Ferris, Hampshire Regional mow down Northampton

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Alexis Ferris’ perfect ERA is no more, but the Hampshire Regional softball team is still rolling. Ferris allowed her first run of the season Sunday, but she walked none and struck out 10 as the Raiders beat Northampton 4-1 Sunday in Westhampton. Chelsea Moussette (hit) and Taylor Boutwell (2 for 3) each had an RBI to power the offense. Emilie Baldwin was 3 …

Western Mass Distance Project ready to take on Boston Marathon

Sunday, April 19, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — At an Elks cross country road race in Holyoke three years ago, Laura Christoph spotted a group of guys in singlets that had a picture of Massachusetts on the front and the words “Western Mass” on the back. They formed the men’s Western Mass Distance Project running team. Christoph inquired about …

Daily Hampshire Gazette Girls Swimming & Diving Player of the Year: Kerry Fleming, Northampton

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Kerry Fleming, senior, Northampton 2014-15 highlights: Fleming led the Blue Devils to a third straight Western Massachusetts title with four second-place finishes. She swam personal bests in the 100-yard free (1 minute, 57.29 seconds) and 200 free (53.93). …

Wednesday’s high school track/tennis: Frontier Regional laps South Hadley in opener

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Jamie Blinder and Oliver Fox each won two individual events to help lead the Frontier Regional boys track team to a 961/2-461/2 victory over South Hadley in South Deerfield Wednesday. Blinder won the pole vault by clearing 11 feet and ran the 100-meter dash in 12.1 seconds for …

Wednesday’s high school lacrosse: Granby girls down Chicopee Comp, stay unbeaten

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Kate Sarnacki and Jess Patruno combined for nine goals to lift the Granby girls lacrosse team over Chicopee Comp, 12-8, at home Wednesday. Sarnacki scored five and Patruno had four, while each had an assist for the Rams (2-0). Jasmine Jones added two goals and Kaeleigh Croteau had …

Wednesday’s high school softball: Alex Ferris 2-hits Amherst in shutout for Hampshire

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Alexis Ferris scattered two hits and struck out 14 to lead the Hampshire Regional softball team over Amherst Regional, 16-0, in Westhampton on Wednesday. Taylor Boutwell (3 for 4) and Danielle McGan (2 for 4) each had a three RBIs and a double, while Savannah Waters (RBI) was …

Wednesday’s high school baseball: Frontier Regional jumps on Mohawk for first win

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Frontier Regional baseball team built an early lead and held on for a 3-1 win over Mohawk at home Wednesday. Brandon Bryant (stolen base) reached on a fielder’s choice, Evan Bourque (2 for 3, stolen base) singled and Matt Ackerman drove them in with a first-inning triple …

Daily Hampshire Gazette Boys Swimming & Diving Players of the Year: Belchertown’s Dennis Lelic, Matthew Quinney, Andrew Endress and Benjamin LaClair

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Belchertown 200 medley relay & 400 free relay teams: Dennis Lelic, sophomore; Matthew Quinney, junior; Andrew Endress, junior; Benjamin LaClair, freshman Season highlights: Lelic, Quinney, Endress and LaClair won Western Massachusetts titles in the 200 medley relay (1 …

Tuesday’s high school tennis/track: Amherst boys, girls net sweeps to stay undefeated

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Amherst Regional boys and girls tennis teams are off to a fine start to the season. Each team improved to 3-0 on the season with shutouts Tuesday: the girls beat South Hadley, 5-0, while the boys did the same to Belchertown. Girls tennis Amherst Regional 5, South …

Tuesday’s high school baseball: Defense comes through for Northampton in win over Minnechaug

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The middle infield for the Northampton baseball team turned three double plays as the Blue Devils beat Minnechaug, 7-3, in Northampton Tuesday. Leading 6-2 with the bases loaded in the sixth, Cody Cleveland induced a 4-6-3 double play between second baseman Garret Connly, shortstop Tim Horton and first …

Tuesday’s high school softball: Stephanie Start tosses no-hitter for Smith Vocational

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Stephanie Start threw a no-hitter and struck out nine as the Smith Vocational softball team beat Sci-Tech, 17-1 in five innings, in Springfield Tuesday. Avalon Darby scored three runs and drove in a pair, and Miranda Clark had three RBIs for the Vikings (1-1, 1-0 Tri-County). Frontier Regional …

Concerns raised over future of competitive Dolphins team as Hampshire Regional YMCA reviews aquatics program

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Parents and swimmers at the Hampshire Regional YMCA are concerned that the competitive Dolphins swim team program will be eliminated as the result of a review of the aquatics program. “We have been led to believe …