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WMass Individual Girls Tennis: Amherst’s Allison McCann wins first title; Hurricanes’ duo falls in third set of doubles final

Sunday, May 24, 2015

WILBRAHAM ­— Amherst Regional junior Allison McCann isn’t a stranger to the Western Massachusetts individual girls tennis final, but the three-time championship qualifier finally came out on top with a quick 6-1, 6-1 victory over Minnechaug’s Haley Gurski Sunday at Minnechaug. “It was nice not having to play my sister in the finals. It feels really good to win,” said …

Northampton girls capture Division 1 district track and field championship with strong finish

Saturday, May 23, 2015

HOLYOKE — Once the shock wore off, bright smiles appeared on the faces of the Northampton girls track and field team Saturday at Holyoke High …

Amherst boys outdistance Northampton to win Division 1 district track and field championship

Saturday, May 23, 2015

HOLYOKE ­— The Amherst Regional boys track and field team knows it can count on its runners, no matter the distance. On Saturday, it learned …

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Tom Quinn, of Worthington,  volunteering at Full Circle Bikes helping Jason Graves put bikes together for the spring season. Working along with him is Anthony Rigali,17, of Northampton.

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Bill Robbins,an employee of Omasta, plants Petunias along route 9 in front of Riverbend Animal in Hadley Friday morning.

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left, Adam Cranson, Alex Kelly and far right Derek Rood, all employees of Clearspan out of Michigan, building the new boat house for Northampton Community Rowing.

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Serena Williams vies for 20th Grand Slam at French Open

Friday, May 22, 2015

The very day that Serena Williams won this year’s Australian Open for her 19th Grand Slam championship, she was thinking ahead. “I would love,” Williams said then, “to get to 22.” Her next chance to move closer to …

US delegation to visit IOC next week for talks on Boston bid

Friday, May 22, 2015

LONDON — Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games amid a leadership shake-up at the top of the bid. The …

Novak Djokovic looms in Rafael Nadal’s toughest-ever draw at French Open

Friday, May 22, 2015

PARIS — The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris. The draw Friday …

Red Sox bats quiet again in 3-1 loss to Rangers

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox are still waiting for the offensive firepower they expected after some big offseason signings. For the second straight night, Boston’s slumping lineup was quieted and the Red Sox fell to the Texas …

Former players: NFL teams ‘conspired’ to push painkillers

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) — Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams, their doctors, trainers and medical staffs obtained and provided painkillers to players — often illegally — as part of a decades-long conspiracy to keep them on the field without regard for their …

Thursday’s high schools: Hopkins Academy closes softball season with rout of Mahar

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Hopkins Academy softball team ended its season on a high note with a 20-6 victory over Mahar in 5 innings on senior day. Seniors Peyton Ring, Jasmine Roberson and Jailinne Ruiz each had at least a hit for the Golden Hawks (3-14, 2-11 Franklin). Ring earned the …

Boston will host Labor Day IndyCar street race in 2016

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — IndyCar racing is coming to Boston. The Grand Prix of Boston is planned for Labor Day weekend in 2016. A route has been planned for the South Boston waterfront, where it would make a loop through public streets. The tentative route has 11 turns over …

Thursday’s high school baseball: Frontier Regional keeps postseason hopes alive with tight win over South Hadley

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Brandon Bryant enjoyed a perfect day, going 4 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs as the Frontier Regional baseball team kept its postseason hopes alive with a 10-9 road win at South Hadley Thursday. Nolan Muzyka …

Thursday’s high school tennis: South Hadley qualifies for WMass boys tournament

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The South Hadley boys tennis team clinched a tournament berth by sweeping Holyoke, 5-0, Thursday afternoon at Mount Holyoke College. The Tigers (9-8) lost two or fewer games in nine of their 10 set victories. Boys tennis South Hadley 5, Holyoke 0 At Mount Holyoke First singles: Mikey …

Thursday’s colleges: Amherst native Mo Frank named softball All-American at Williams

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Former Amherst Regional standout Mo Frank finished her college career with an honor few Williams players have ever earned. Frank became just the fifth Eph softball player to earn All-America honors as she was named to the 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Second Team Wednesday. Frank led …