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Amherst pitcher Will Luschen-Miskovsky throws against Easthampton Friday at Mill River Park in Amherst.

Friday’s summer baseball: Amherst Little Leaguers blank Easthampton

Friday, July 3, 2015

Four players had two hits apiece and Will Luschen-Miskovsky tossed a two-hit shutout as the Amherst Little League 11-and-12 All-Stars topped Easthampton 10-0 in four innings in District 2 tournament pool play Friday evening at Mill River Park in Amherst. Luschen-Miskovsky struck out eight and walked three in the victory for Amherst (2-2). He helped his own cause with a …

Gazette Girls Track & Field Player of the Year: Frontier Regional junior Katherine Miner

Friday, July 3, 2015

Player of the Year Katherine Miner, junior, Frontier Season highlights: When the postseason came around, no one performed quite like Miner. She clearned 5-feet, 73/4 inches in the high jump to place seventh in the championship division at New Balance Nationals. Jumped a school record 5-9 to win the All-State championship and New …

Thursday’s summer baseball/softball: Amherst edges Easthampton in Mickey Mantle action

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Owen Macphee drove in the winning run and scored an insurance run in the top of the eighth inning as Amherst edged Easthampton, 5-3, in Mickey Mantle action, Thursday in Easthampton. Trevor Edwards shut Easthampton down in the bottom of the inning to seal the win. The teams were tied 3-3 after three innings and neither team scored again until the eighth. Hunter …

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 …

Thursday’s American Legion baseball: Easthampton Post 224 pulls away from Agawam for first win

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Easthampton Post 224 scored four runs on four in the fifth inning en route to a 7-1 victory over Agawam Post 185, Thursday at Daley Field in Easthampton. Easthampton (1-1) added two runs in the sixth as it won its first game of the season. Max Weir (two …

John Ferrara delivers for Smith Academy in state Division 4 semifinal victory

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WORCESTER — John Ferrara wasn’t aware of the rule that allowed him to pitch again during Wednesday’s state Division 4 baseball semifinal. But after being taken out in the seventh at the 70-pitch mark and seeing his one-run …

Wednesday’s local baseball: Northampton Post 28 picks up first win with walk-off over West Springfield

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mickey Thompson’s seventh-inning single gave Northampton Post 28 a 4-3 walk-off victory over West Springfield Post 207 at Arcanum Field on Wednesday. Ian Ostberg hit a one-out double to start Northampton’s rally in the seventh. Back-to-back walks loaded the bases for Thompson and he singled to right field, …

David Longstreeth’s extra-inning walk-off double sends Smith Academy to state Division 4 baseball final

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WORCESTER — David Longstreeth found himself in the unfamiliar position of needing to atone for a key run that scored while he was on the mound. By doing just that Wednesday, the senior sent the Smith Academy baseball …