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Easthampton goalie Alyssa Fugiel was named an Academic All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America last week.

Easthampton graduate Alyssa Fugiel named Scholar All-American by National Soccer Coaches Association

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Alyssa Fugiel spent one part of her high school career putting up zeroes, while in another part she tried to post the highest possible numbers. Her overwhelming success in both areas was recently recognized at a national level. The 2015 Easthampton High School graduate and former goalkeeper has been selected as a High School Scholar All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The award acknowledges achievement on the field and in the classroom. “I’m very honored. I was pretty speechless when I heard from my coach,” Fugiel said. “I’ve had a ton of support over the years from my coaches and my teammates. …

Friday’s summer baseball: Northampton Post 28 shuts out Amherst Post 148

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sam Walker allowed two hits and struck out eight over six shutout innings in earning a 4-0 road win for Northampton Post 28 over Amherst Post 148 Friday night. Ian Ostberg went 3 for 4 and scored a run for Hamp (5-3), while Will O’Connor had two hits and a run. Mikey Thomson (hit) and Joe Afflitto each added a run. Will Budington …

Northampton’s Erin Voss relishes first experience competing against Olympian Missy Franklin

Friday, June 26, 2015

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials are a year away, but Erin Voss got a glimpse of what to expect last weekend at USA Swimming’s Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara, California. The Northampton rising senior swam four races against four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin. Voss and Franklin, who recently turned professional, …

New England Track & Field championships: Frontier’s Kat Miner wins another high jump title

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Kat Miner wasn’t sure what height she’d need to clear to win the New England high jump championship Saturday. She didn’t need to improve her personal and school record this time, but for the fourth consecutive meet Miner …

Two outs from title, Amherst falls short as Central rallies in Division 1 championship

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — Virtually unhittable, but erratic in stretches throughout the Western Massachusetts Division 1 title game, Selah Dalomba appeared to have finally hit his stride as the finish line came within sight. But a pair of seeing-eye singles …

Mount Greylock mows down Hampshire Regional in WMass Division 3 baseball final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — The big inning. Seventh-seeded Hampshire Regional couldn’t produce one — or prevent No. 1 Mount Greylock of Williamstown from having one. Jesse Dilego delivered a two-run single to key a six-run third inning Saturday that carried …

Hampshire Regional tops Wahconah in Western Massachusetts Division 2 Softball Final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — At the end of Saturday’s Western Massachusetts Division 2 softball final, Hampshire Regional second baseman Chelsea Moussette carefully climbed onto shortstop Savannah Waters’ shoulders. She didn’t need help walking — she was clutching the championship trophy …

Pitching, defense, timely hitting lead Smith Academy to first WMass baseball title

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — The formula for victory was certainly familiar for the Smith Academy baseball team, but the result of Saturday’s win became something no Falcons team had ever experienced. Yet another gem by their ace pitcher, stellar defense …

WMass Division 3 Boys Tennis: Belchertown’s run ends with sectional final loss to Mount Greylock

Friday, June 12, 2015

LEE — Disappointed? Yes. Discouraged? No. No. 4 Belchertown’s improbable ride to the Western Massachusetts Division 3 boys tennis final ended Friday with a 4-1 loss to No. 4 Mount Greylock of Williamstown at Lee High School. The …

Amherst Regional girls tennis tops Longmeadow to repeat as WMass Division 1 champion

Friday, June 12, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The seniors on the Amherst Regional girls tennis team opened their Hurricane careers with two straight losses to Longmeadow in the Western Massachusetts Division 1 final. The top-seeded Hurricanes beat the No. 3 Lancers, 4-1, on …

Division 1 Baseball: Jamie Carey delivers as Amherst beats Cathedral to reach sectional final

Thursday, June 11, 2015

AMHERST — Upon exiting the dugout and starting toward the team bus Thursday, Jamie Carey was taken aback by what he heard more than 10 minutes after the game — a rousing ovation from the large contingent of …

Division 2 Softball: Defending champ Hampshire tops Frontier, 4-1, in semifinals

Thursday, June 11, 2015

AMHERST — Hampshire Regional junior Chelsea Moussette is no stranger to the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Softball Tournament stage. The four-year starter at second base made a late defensive play and had the eventual game-winning RBI as the …

Division 3 Boys Tennis: Belchertown knocks off unbeaten Greenfield to reach sectional final

Thursday, June 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — Thursday’s Western Massachusetts Division 3 Boys Tennis Tournament semifinal match pitted two teams that had thus far exceeded their own preseason expectations. Both teams entered this season with very young starting lineups. Top-seeded Greenfield had just one senior in its starting seven, but still managed to …