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In this Thursday, July 24, 2014 photo, Frank Trumbetti, owner of Rock Bottom Nutrition, poses for a photo at his store in Cherry Hill, N.J. A new, large-scale national survey released Wednesday by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids revealed that experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year. (AP Photo)

Survey: Teens experimenting with HGH on the rise

Friday, July 25, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Michael Guerreri wanted to try human growth hormones so he could look like a pro wrestler. Joe Badalanato hoped HGH would help him become a better football player. James O’Brien figured the drug would improve his fastball. The three 18-year-olds from suburban Philadelphia told The Associated Press this week that they bought bottles of HGH online in the … 0

Local baseball: South Hadley beats top seed in Mantle Tournament

Friday, July 25, 2014

Matt Werenski’s complete-game performance led the South Hadley Mickey Mantle baseball team to a 6-4 road playoff victory over top-seeded Deerfield Thursday evening. Both teams won their opening games and remain in the tourney. Werenski gave up three earned runs and seven hits with five strikeouts. Mario Olivera picked up a two-run single and Nehemiah Wilson added an RBI single for No. 4 … 0

Ryan, Vishaway lead Easthampton over Amherst in Mickey Mantle playoff

Thursday, July 24, 2014

AMHERST — Jamie Ryan didn’t expect to take the mound for his Easthampton Mickey Mantle baseball team in Thursday evening’s playoff game. But an injury to scheduled starter Brandon Bennett forced Ryan into duty and he responded with a complete-game 2-hitter in a 3-2 victory over Amherst at Ziomek Field. After going through … 0

Mickey Mantle baseball playoffs begin with 4 shutouts

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pitching completely dominated the first round of the Mickey Mantle double-elimination tournament on Wednesday evening. The winning team shut out its opponent in all four games, including a pair of 1-0 contests. Amherst 1, Northampton 0 (5) — … 0

Amherst Legion falls to Greenfield, sets up must-win game Saturday

Saturday, July 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — An eight-run second inning did in Amherst Post 148 early and they were unable to recover as Greenfield advanced to the bracket championship of the third-round, double-elimination in the American Legion Baseball tournament with a 14-3 victory Friday night at Veterans Field. Amherst is still alive … 1

Local talent finds offseason home on IAS lacrosse team

Thursday, July 17, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The high school lacrosse season grinds along with a shifting focus as the goal changes from making the postseason to winning the championship. But for athletes wanting to play at the next level, a winning season … 0

Gazette Girls Track & Field Player of the Year: Northampton senior Lauren McGrath

Thursday, July 17, 2014

When Lauren McGrath first came out for the Northampton girls track & field team, she had no idea what she was doing. Fast forward a year and a half, and she had no idea just how much she … 0

Baseball Player of the Year: Andrew Omer of Hopkins

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Andrew Omer took the role of pitching ace for the Hopkins Academy baseball team quite literally. The senior righthander earned the win in nine of 14 victories for the Golden Hawks, including seven of nine during the regular … 0

Gazette Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year: South Hadley’s TJ Fitzell

Monday, July 14, 2014

Whenever the South Hadley lacrosse team needed a play this past season, TJ Fitzell was typically the man to supply it. The senior midfielder led the Tigers in assists and finished two points off the team lead, while … 0

Local baseball: South Hadley Sandy Koufax wins Division B title

Monday, July 14, 2014

The South Hadley Sandy Koufax team run-ruled Ludlow for the NEYSA Division B title on Tuesday, 16-5, in five innings. The Tigers scored six runs in the first and eight in the fourth to put the game out of reach. Jarrett Sudyka had RBI triple in the first, … 0

Pettengill Insurance shuts out Easthampton

Friday, July 11, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Scott Bicknell had a big day at the plate while Seth Sypniak took charge on the mound as Pettengill Insurance Post 260 beat Easthampton 8-0 in American Legion action Friday. Bicknell went 3 for 3 with … 0

Smith Academy graduate Danielle Duseau named to USA Under-19 field hockey team

Friday, July 11, 2014

Smith Academy graduate and rising Princeton University freshman Danielle Duseau has been selected to the USA Field Hockey Under-19 team for the second consecutive year, the team announced Friday. “It’s really great,” Duseau said. “It was nice after … 0

Gazette Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year: South Hadley’s Meghan Ginley

Friday, July 11, 2014

In 2013, South Hadley’s Meghan Ginley established herself as the top girls lacrosse player in Hampshire County and one of the best in western Massachusetts. This season she absolutely cemented that spot with an even better senior campaign. … 0