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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

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