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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 in the tournament and will travel to Ludlow Saturday for an elimination game. Ludlow knocked top-seeded Aldenville out of the tourney with … 0

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 — one game over .500 or going undefeated, state title included — no longer guarantees … 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 meant to the team. “I never thought I had that big of a contribution to … 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

Local baseball: King & Cushman hammers Longmeadow, 16-2

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Northampton King & Cushman American Legion baseball team broke through in a big way Wednesday evening. Post 28 pounded out 16 hits while batting around in both the second and sixth innings to pick up its second … 0

Easthampton Post 224 comes back, beats Amherst Post 148

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Easthampton Post 224 overcame a two-run deficit in the seventh to walk off with a 10-9 American Legion victory over Amherst Post 148, Tuesday in Easthampton. Adam Krol hit a grounder to shortstop and an overthrow at first plated the tying and winning runs. Brandon Weyant had two … 0

Amherst’s Finn Garner to play for title at USTA sectional tournament

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Only one local youth tennis player remained in the fight for a title at the USTA New England Summer Sectional Super Championship after Tuesday’s Day 4 action at UMass. Finn Garner, of Amherst, advanced to the Boys 14 final with a 6-0, 6-4 win over second-seeded Kevin Chao. … 0