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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 in the tournament and will travel to Ludlow Saturday for an elimination game. Ludlow knocked top-seeded Aldenville out of the tourney with … 0

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 — one game over .500 or going undefeated, state title included — no longer guarantees … 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 meant to the team. “I never thought I had that big of a contribution to … 0

VIDEO: Amherst Regional grad makes it into World Cup ad

Monday, June 16, 2014

Recent Amherst Regional graduate Jacob Lopez was featured briefly in an ESPN clip that ran near the end of the United States’ 2-1 win over Ghana in the World Cup Monday. According to an email sent from Mike … 0

Local baseball results: Northampton Mickey Mantel beats Greenfield

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Northampton Mickey Mantle team knocked off Greenfield 5-1 on Sunday. Cody Cleveland went the distance while striking out six and allowing one run on five hits. Hector DeJesus led the Northampton (5-2) offense with two doubles and two RBIs. Kyle Warren and Garret Connly each added a … 0

Weekend high school recaps: Amherst Regional’s 4x400 takes second at nationals

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Amherst Regional boys track team was on a mission this season: It wanted to return to the national meet and make some noise. With a second-place finish in the Emerging Elite 4x400 relay, the Hurricanes did just that at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals at North Carolina … 0

Michael Wilkinson: Unforgettable ride for Hopkins Academy

Saturday, June 14, 2014

WORCESTER — The Hopkins Academy baseball team’s home field is reminiscent of the “Field of Dreams,” and the small-town Golden Hawks’ run to the state Division 4 final brings to mind the movie “Hoosiers.” Although Hopkins didn’t quite … 0

Hopkins Academy 1-hit by Pope John Paul II High School in state Division 4 championship

Saturday, June 14, 2014

WORCESTER — Clutch hitting had become a trademark of the Hopkins Academy baseball team’s run to Saturday afternoon’s state Division 4 championship game. But hits of any kind deserted the Golden Hawks in a 3-0 loss to Pope … 0

Amherst’s Nicole McCann falls in state individual tennis semifinal

Saturday, June 14, 2014

WORCESTER ­— For Nicole McCann, the third time wasn’t the charm as the Amherst Regional senior fell in the girls tennis individual state semifinal on Saturday. The Hurricane lost to Jess Perkins of Shrewsbury 6-2, 6-3 at St. … 0

Amherst Regional senior Nicole McCann eyes state individual tennis title

Friday, June 13, 2014

Amherst Regional senior Nicole McCann finished her high school tennis career without a state team title, but she still has a chance at an individual championship Saturday. The three-time Western Massachusetts Individual winner will take on the four-time … 0

Hopkins Academy, Pope John square off in state Division 4 baseball final

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Hopkins Academy baseball team is riding a five-game win streak into the inaugural state Division 4 championship against Pope John Paul II (Hyannis). The Golden Hawks(14-9) will be looking for their first state title since winning Division … 0

Here’s the pitch

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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Mickey Mantle: Northampton pulls away from Amherst

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Northampton Mickey Mantle baseball team broke free from Amherst with a six-run second inning en route to a 14-4 win in six innings, Thursday in Amherst. Tied 3-3 after one, Hamp (4-2) followed its six-run second with … 0