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Monday’s summer baseball: Hamp Post 28 Legion beats South Hadley Pettengill

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Trailing by a pair after the first three innings, Northampton Post 28 scored five times in the fourth and four more runs in the fifth to roll 9-3 over host South Hadley Pettengill Insurance Monday in American Legion action. Ben O’Connor had two hits, scored twice and drove in three runs and Derek Zewinski had three hits and three RBIs to lead Hamp (9-4). Will O’Connor (two runs), Mikey Thomson …

Northampton Little League Juniors win District 2 title over Agawam

Monday, July 6, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — For a split second, everyone looked confused when Northampton closer Jake Matakanski bounced toward the dugout after striking out the side in the top of the fifth inning. Family members and players jerked their heads this way and that, asking their neighbors if the game was really over. The answer came …

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

Monday, July 6, 2015

Boys Track & Field Taj-Amir Torres, senior, Amherst Regional Season highlights: Torres finished his stellar career with victories in the 100-meter dash (10.69 seconds) and 200 (21.40) at the All-State meet. He also anchored the first-place 4x400 relay at All-States. Torres pulled the same trifecta at the WMass/CMass Division 1 meet. He won …

Northampton’s Erin Voss relishes first experience competing against Olympian Missy Franklin

Friday, June 26, 2015

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials are a year away, but Erin Voss got a glimpse of what to expect last weekend at USA Swimming’s Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara, California. The Northampton rising senior swam four …

Thursday’s summer baseball/softball: Northampton Mantle pulls away late to beat Amherst

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Northampton Mickey Mantle baseball team exploded late in a 6-2 eight-inning win over host Amherst Thursday. Beau Garbarini (triple) picked up three hits and scored twice for Northampton (8-1), which posted four runs in the top of the eighth. Zac Brittain singled, doubled, drove in two runs …

Easthampton Eliminators sack Northampton Rage in Metro softball debut

Thursday, June 25, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — The first inning took a while: about half an hour of the 90-minute game. It ended in style when Northampton’s Ally Vanasse spun a double play to stem an unchallenged six-run rally by Easthampton. The Easthampton …

Wednesday’s summer baseball: Easthampton Post 224 shuts down Amherst Post 148

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Brandon Weyant scattered six hits and struck out nine in a complete-game win as the Easthampton Post 224 American Legion baseball team edged Amherst Post 148, 3-2, Wednesday evening. Easthampton (3-3) scored all of its runs in the …

Tuesday’s summer baseball: Easthampton Mickey Mantle holds off Amherst

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Matt Hewes struck out four, walked none and scattered six hits over seven innings as the Easthampton Mickey Mantle baseball team beat Amherst, 5-4, Tuesday at Ziomek Field in Amherst. Hewes had a hit and scored a run to help his cause for Easthampton (4-3), which overcame a …

Northampton Post 28 shuts out East Longmeadow in storm-shortened victory

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — It looked like rain. Then it cleared up, kind of. But still the sky rumbled throughout the game as dark clouds eddied over the field, giving the impression that every inning was being squeezed in before …

Monday’s summer baseball: Amherst Post 148 holds off Westfield Post 124

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Amherst Post 148 American Legion baseball team scored seven runs in the bottom of the third and went on to a 10-7 home victory over Westfield Post 124 Monday evening. Zach Kelley singled, doubled, drove in two …

Briefs: 20th annual Greater Hatfield Open; Elks Club, Serio’s win Northampton Little League titles

Monday, June 22, 2015

20th annual Greater Hatfield Open July 26 The 20th annual Greater Hatfield Open will be held July 26 at The Country Club of Greenfield. The shotgun start for the 4-person or 5-person scramble is at 1 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the Smith Academy golf team. The entry fee …

Weekend local baseball recaps: Northampton Legion escapes Aldenville comeback

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Ian Ostberg moved from second base to the mound in the seventh inning and led the Northampton Post 28 American Legion baseball team to a 6-5 win over Aldenville at Arcanum Field on Saturday. A walk and back-to-back singles cut King & Cushman’s lead to one run. Ostberg …

Frontier’s Kat Miner high jumps for 7th at New Balance Outdoor Nationals

Sunday, June 21, 2015

New England high jump champion Kat Miner of Frontier Regional, capped off her standout junior season with seventh place at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina on Sunday. Miner cleared 5 feet, 73⁄4 inches, while Nicole Green of Jacksonville, Florida, jumped 6-11⁄2 for the national …