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DAN LITTLE
Hunter Salem pitches Monday against Agawam at Northampton.

Monday’s high schools: Northampton baseball, Amherst softball pull out 1-0 wins; Holyoke Catholic qualifies for baseball tournament

Monday, May 25, 2015

A pair of local ballclubs ended their seasons with thrilling 1-0 victories on Memorial Day. Another made sure its season kept on going. The Northampton High School baseball team beat Agawam, 1-0, in its season finale at home Monday. The Amherst Regional softball team knocked off tournament-bound Agawam, 1-0, in Agawam. And the Holyoke Catholic baseball team beat Smith Vocational, 13-4, in Chicopee to qualify for the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament. Baseball Northampton 1, Agawam 0 — Hunter Salem struck out eight and walked four in his five consecutive complete-game for the Blue Devils (5-13). Hamp collected only three hits off Cam Rivest, but …

Weekend high schools: Hamp softball slugs past Belchertown

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Northampton softball team exploded for 10 runs in the third inning and went on to a 15-3 home victory over Belchertown in 6 innings Saturday afternoon. Zoe Driscoll-Sbar went 3 for 4, including a double and a triple, scored three runs and knocked in a pair for the Blue Devils (8-9, 5-3 Valley Wheel). Rachel Sheehan (double, two RBIs, two runs), Emilie …

Area legislators join anti-pipeline groups seeking legal status to intervene in Berkshire Gas pact with Tennesee Gas

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Several area state legislators are joining anti-pipeline groups seeking legal status to intervene in the request by Berkshire Gas Co. to become a customer of the planned Tennessee Gas Pipeline project. Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, has joined with an affiliate of Massachusetts PipeLine Awareness Network in its formal filing for intervenor status in …

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 …

Weekend high school and prep recaps: Northampton track & field shines at MSTCA Invitationals

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Northampton girls 4x400 relay team took first place in 4 minutes, 6.67 seconds at the MSTCA Girls Invitational at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville on Saturday. The quartet of Sophie Sharp, Sierra Loomis, Scarlett Sands-Bliss and Alex Dibrindisi …

Friday’s high school tennis: Belchertown girls remain perfect with win over Holyoke

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Belchertown girls tennis team pulled out another win and stayed undefeated with a 4-1 victory over Holyoke Friday. Meghan Bernard didn’t drop a game to Kaitlin Laflamme and stayed perfect on the season at first singles for the Orioles (14-0, 8-0 Pioneer). Julia Tan’s record remained unblemished …

Friday’s high school softball: Hampshire blows out East Longmeadow

Friday, May 8, 2015

Alexis Ferris got far more run support than she needed as the Hampshire Regional softball team rolled past East Longmeadow, 12-0, in a mercy-rule shortened six-inning game in Westhampton. Ferris struck out seven and didn’t walk anyone while scattering three hits. Katy O’Connor led Hampshire (11-2) with two …

Friday’s high school lacrosse: Northampton downs Brattleboro Union

Friday, May 8, 2015

Matt Huggett’s four goals and an assist helped make it a happy ride home from Vermont for the Northampton boys lacrosse team, which beat Brattleboro Union 8-7 Friday night. Jack Shaughnessy (two assists), Nick Pellegrino (assist), Ian Shaw and Henry Higgins each tacked on a tally, while Jared …

Friday’s high school baseball: Jamie Carey spins no-hitter as Amherst knocks off Cathedral

Friday, May 8, 2015

Jamie Carey threw a no-hitter as the Amherst Regional baseball team remained atop the Valley League with a 4-1 win over Cathedral Friday at Forest Park in Springfield. Carey struck out eight and walked six. An error in the second inning led to a run. He helped himself …

State Rep. Ellen Story chief House sponsor of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Friday, May 8, 2015

Proponents of a bill now making its way through the Legislature aim to strengthen the rights of pregnant workers. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would require employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers. Proponents say existing protections …

Thursday’s colleges: Upsets rule Atlantic 10 Softball Tournament

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Day two of the Atlantic 10 Softball Tournament in Amherst featured some surprising results as the top two seeds lost their first game of the event Thursday at Sortino Field at UMass. The top two seeds have never each lost their first game in the event. No. 4 …

Thursday’s high school softball: Division 2 sectional finalists, Hampshire Regional and Frontier Regional, qualify for postseason

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The groundwork for a Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament softball finals rematch has officially been set, as the 2014 finalists qualified for the postseason on Thursday. Defending champion Hampshire Regional used a 12-0 win over Holyoke in sixth …

Thursday’s high school baseball: Jon Morrison delivers defending sectional champ Hopkins Academy tournament berth

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Jonathan Morrison allowed an unearned run on two hits and struck out 16 to deliver a 2-1 road win Thursday over Turners Falls and a tournament berth for the 2014 state finalist Hopkins Academy baseball team. In one stretch the freshman right-hander fanned eight batters in a row. …