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SARAH CROSBY
Mike Young of Pope John Paul II, left, is picked off by Evan Delaney of Hopkins Academy, at second base, during the MIAA State Division 4 Championship between Hopkins Academy and Pope John Paul II on Fitton Field at Holy Cross on Saturday.

Hopkins Academy’s Evan Delaney verbals to UMass baseball

Friday, August 8, 2014

Evan Delaney got a taste of playing on the baseball field at UMass during this spring’s high school postseason. The Hopkins Academy star shortstop now intends on making Earl Lorden Field his collegiate home. Delaney, who is set to begin his senior year of high school, announced Friday night on Twitter that he’s verbally committed to play at UMass, which … 0

Northampton High School junior swimmer Erin Voss sets national record with win at YMCA National Championships

Friday, August 1, 2014

Erin Voss set five Northampton High School girls swimming records last season. On Thursday, the junior added to her impressive high school résumé with a national record at the YMCA National Long Course Championships at Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis. Voss’ 2-minute, 10.58-second time in the 200 backstroke broke the previous mark by … 0

South Hadley pulls away from Deerfield late, wins Mickey Mantle championship

Thursday, July 31, 2014

DEERFIELD — In what was shaping up to be a pitcher’s duel through six innings, South Hadley’s offense eventually came around and put up five runs in the top of the seventh to seal its Mickey Mantle Pioneer Valley Youth Baseball League championship with a 7-5 win over Deerfield Thursday. At the end … 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

Thursday’s American Legion recaps: Easthampton slips past Northampton Post 28

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Justin Edinger enjoyed a perfect night at the plate and scored a pair of runs to lead the Easthampton American Legion baseball team to a 4-1 home victory over Northampton King & Cushman Post 28 Thursday evening. The catcher went 3 for 3 with two stolen bases. Nick … 0