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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 South Hadley (15-7). Kade Gewanter went 2 … 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) — A pitchers’ duel between Amherst’s Jon Morrison and Hamp’s Hunter Salem was decided on Alex … 0

South Hadley Mickey Mantle holds off Amherst

Thursday, July 10, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — With quiet bats, the South Hadley Mickey Mantle team had to capitalize on the base paths to get past Amherst with a 6-5 win on Thursday. “It was a tough game. They battled hard against … 0

Gazette Softball Player of the Year: Hampshire Regional’s Savannah Waters

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Savannah Waters and the Hampshire Regional softball team had many goals going into the season, but there was one thing that would help accomplish all of them — getting on base. As the leadoff hitter, that’s all the … 1

Gazette Boys Tennis Players of the Year: Northampton’s Ian Fishman and Francois Venne

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Junior Francois Venne chose doubles over singles, but freshman Ian Fishman was just hoping to get into the lineup as a newcomer to the Northampton boys tennis team. In preseason competition, their styles of play meshed and what … 0

McCann takes 2 postseason titles

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Amherst Regional girls tennis team has a legacy of having someone in the driver’s seat. For the last two seasons, it’s been senior Nicole McCann at first singles. This year, she capped her Hurricane career with two … 0

Metro Softball: Savannah Cavanaugh, Easthampton Eliminators no-hit Hamp Rage in rout, 14-0

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — The Easthampton Eliminators, led by a sparkling no-hit pitching performance and a hot bat from Savannah Cavanaugh, won 14-0 in four innings over the Hamp Rage in Metro League softball action at home on Tuesday. Cavanaugh was dominant from the start, using a strong fastball-changeup combination … 0

Gazette Boys Track & Field Player of the Year: Amherst Regional’s Taj-Amir Torres

Monday, July 7, 2014

Taj-Amir Torres wasn’t going to sneak up on anybody this year. The Amherst Regional sprinter finished his sophomore year with 100-meter dash victories at every postseason outdoor track & field championship through New Englands. With a bull’s-eye on … 0

South Hadley’s Alex Dragon one-hits Northampton Mickey Mantle

Monday, July 7, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — In a matchup between two of the area’s top Mickey Mantle teams on Monday, Alex Dragon completed a dominant pitching performance for South Hadley in their 2-0 win over Northampton. Dragon fired a complete game for … 0

Northampton athletic director Jim Miller retiring, Kara Dupre named replacement

Friday, June 27, 2014

With Jim Miller retiring after nine years as athletic director at Northampton, the school hired Kara Dupre on Friday afternoon to be the school’s next athletic director. Dupre said that she found out about the job opening two months ago, and she was eager to apply. “I’ve been … 0

Local baseball: John Ferrara throws gem for Northampton Mantle

Friday, June 27, 2014

John Ferrara struck out 11 in a complete-game 2-hit shutout as the Northampton Mickey Mantle team earned a 3-0 victory at Holyoke Friday evening. Tylor McCallumore led Hamp (10-2) with two hits and a run scored. Kyle Warren … 0

Amherst’s Taj-Amir Torres verbally commits to Boston College

Thursday, June 26, 2014

As one of the most talented athletes to come along in Hampshire County in some time, Taj-Amir Torres has turned a lot of heads on the gridiron and on the track. Now the Amherst Regional senior will have … 0