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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 …

Sarah Moomaw: Sortino Field a second home for state champion Hampshire Regional

Saturday, June 20, 2015

AMHERST For the last two weeks, it hasn’t been a secret that the Hampshire Regional softball team enjoys playing at UMass’ Sortino Field. After Saturday’s 2-1 win over Reading for the program’s first state title, the Raiders might …

David Longstreeth sets example for Smith Academy

Saturday, June 20, 2015

WORCESTER — A week ago David Longstreeth pitched the Smith Academy baseball team to its highest point: the program’s first Western Massachusetts championship. While the senior couldn’t replicate his two other postseason performances in Saturday’s 8-6 loss to …

Marissa McCarthy comes through for state champion Hampshire Regional

Saturday, June 20, 2015

AMHERST — Neither team could score a run. That is, until Marissa McCarthy stepped up to the plate in the fifth inning of the state Division 2 softball finals and singled up the middle. Paige Sullivan sacrifice bunted …

Hampshire downs Reading for first state softball championship

Saturday, June 20, 2015

AMHERST ­— With one out and Reading Memorial’s tying run on second base in the bottom of the seventh, the Hampshire Regional softball team had to lock down on defense. Shortstop Savannah Waters cleanly fielded a grounder and …

Amherst’s Allison McCann pushes Cohasset’s Emma Davis but falls in state Division 1 tennis final

Saturday, June 20, 2015

SHREWSBURY — She staved off match point twice, playing the best she could against an opponent who has gone where no Massachusetts high school girl has gone before. Allison McCann ignored the pain that came late in the …

Uncharacteristic errors sink Smith Academy in Division 4 baseball final

Saturday, June 20, 2015

WORCESTER — For the second consecutive game, the Smith Academy baseball team displayed supreme confidence at the plate and the resilience that helped the Falcons reach the state Division 4 final. But Smith couldn’t quite overcome an uncharacteristic …

Smith Academy senior class looks to cap career with state Division 4 baseball title

Friday, June 19, 2015

The six senior starters for the Smith Academy baseball team, including its superstar pitcher, will receive the rare opportunity Saturday to conclude their careers on the biggest stage. After winning the program’s first sectional title last weekend, Smith …

Hampshire Regional at doorstep of first state softball championship

Friday, June 19, 2015

Saturday is the final day of the high school softball season and six teams will play for state championships across three divisions at UMass’ Sortino Field. After three Western Massachusetts championship seasons ended at the state semifinal level, …

Friday’s summer baseball: Easthampton Mantle deals Northampton first loss

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Easthampton Mickey Mantle team handed Northampton its first loss Friday, thanks to a big fifth inning in an 8-4 win at home. Matt Hewes’ two-run single highlighted a five-run fifth as Easthampton (2-3) took a 5-1 lead. Hewes, Tim Fay (RBI) and Garrett Kowal (two doubles) each …

South Hadley’s Tara Bainbridge places 13th in javelin at national championships

Friday, June 19, 2015

Tara Bainbridge had a solid finish to her high school throwing career. The South Hadley senior placed 13th in the emerging elite field with a throw of 108 feet, 5 inches in the javelin at New Balance Nationals, Friday in Greensboro, North Carolina. Ludlow’s Alyssa Guyon was fourth …