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Tuesday’s high schools: Sarah Meunier lifts Frontier softball with walkoff win over Taconic in extras

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sarah Meunier hit a walkoff single to lift the Frontier Regional softball team to a 2-1 win over Taconic in 9 innings at home Tuesday. It was her second hit of the game, scoring Courtney Newsome with the winning run for the Red Hawks (17-3). Ally Hamelin struck out 17 and allowed two hits in the complete-game victory. She also …

Red Sox struggles continue in 2-1 loss to Twins

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Mike Pelfrey was sharp for seven innings, Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the first inning, and the Minnesota …

LeBron, Cavaliers earn NBA Finals spot by sweeping Hawks

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CLEVELAND — The championship LeBron James craves more than any other, the one he came back home to get, is four wins away. The Cavaliers …

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  • "Perseverance" is Robert Hallock's testament to the rigors of fishing in northern Scotland.

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  • KEVIN GUTTING
During a presentation by Fort River sixth graders Morgan Brennan, center, and Taylor Masteralexis on the portrayal of women in the media, State Representative Ellen Story, left, expressed disbelief that there really is a woman who underwent plastic surgery to have a body like a Barbie doll.  On Friday, Story and Amherst Town Manager John Musante took part in "miniature lobbying meetings" with sixth graders who put forth proposals on issues like MCAS testing, arts funding, food insecurity and relationships between police departments and communities. The classes are to have a second pair of lobbying sessions with U.S. Representative James McGovern and Fort River assistant principal Diane Chamberlain on Tuesday.

    KEVIN GUTTING During a presentation by Fort River sixth graders Morgan Brennan, center, and Taylor Masteralexis on the portrayal of women in the media, State Representative Ellen Story, left, expressed disbelief that there really is a woman who underwent plastic surgery to have a body like a Barbie doll. On Friday, Story and Amherst Town Manager John Musante took part in "miniature lobbying meetings" with sixth graders who put forth proposals on issues like MCAS testing, arts funding, food insecurity and relationships between police departments and communities. The classes are to have a second pair of lobbying sessions with U.S. Representative James McGovern and Fort River assistant principal Diane Chamberlain on Tuesday. Purchase photo reprints »

  • GREG SAULMON
Rick M. McNeil of Easthampton looks for common nighthawks in a meadow at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary Saturday evening, May 23, 2015.

    GREG SAULMON Rick M. McNeil of Easthampton looks for common nighthawks in a meadow at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary Saturday evening, May 23, 2015. Purchase photo reprints »

Carl Edwards’ Coca-Cola 600 win gives Gibbs much to celebrate

Monday, May 25, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. — Joe Gibbs has had many special nights in football and auto racing. Few were bigger than Sunday’s showing in the Coca-Cola 600. The head of Joe Gibbs Racing had plenty to celebrate: Kyle Busch returned …

Russia plans to use prison labor for 2018 World Cup

Monday, May 25, 2015

MOSCOW — Russian authorities want to use prison labor to drive down the costs of holding the 2018 World Cup. The Russian prison service is backing a bid by Alexander Khinshtein, a lawmaker from the ruling United Russia party, to allow prisoners to be taken from their camps …

Liverpool’s decline leaves Brendan Rodgers’ future in jeopardy

Monday, May 25, 2015

As subscribers to the “Moneyball” approach, Liverpool’s American owners like to do their business based on cold, hard statistics. So here are some damning numbers for the hierarchy at Fenway Sports Group to chew on before they sit …

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 …

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 School. Trailing by as many as 23 points late in the Division 1 …

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 it can lean on the throwers and jumpers too, as the Hurricanes won …

Lightning beat Rangers, take 3-2 lead back home

Monday, May 25, 2015

NEW YORK — Scoring goals made the Tampa Bay Lightning one of the NHL’s most entertaining teams this season. Playing defense for the first time in three games has them within a victory of the Stanley Cup finals …

Carl Edwards races to first victory for new team

Monday, May 25, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. — Even a master strategist like Joe Gibbs wasn’t sure his team made the right call. The Super Bowl-winning coach, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, had followed driver Denny Hamlin who was on top down the …

WMass Individual Boys Tennis: South Hadley’s Miele reaches singles final

Sunday, May 24, 2015

South Hadley top singles player Mike Miele entered the Western Massachusetts Individual Boys Tennis Tournament with full confidence that he could make it to the championship match. After pulling off a quarterfinal upset last weekend to reach Saturday’s semifinals, the No. 6 seed upended second-seeded Matt Gurski of …

Clutch final par gives Kirk win at Colonial, denies Spieth

Sunday, May 24, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas — Chris Kirk was prepared to need a putt for a playoff at Colonial. No extra holes were necessary Sunday for Kirk to get his fourth PGA Tour victory. Kirk made up for an errant …