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Friday’s high schools: Amherst Regional golf wins season opener

Friday, September 4, 2015

The Amherst Regional golf team gave new coach Todd Cromack a victory in his first match, beating Central 194-230 Friday afternoon at Hickory Ridge Golf Club. Stephen McCudden shot a team-best 46 in the win for Amherst (1-0, 1-0 Suburban). Anna Casagrande and Alex Cantor each fired a 48. In other action, Jake Remillard’s 41 led four South Hadley players to shoot 45 or lower, but the Tigers (0-1, 0-1 …

Thursday’s local results: Hopkins Academy golf team downs Turners Falls

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Hopkins Academy golf team cruised past Turners Falls, 21-3, Thursday at Hickory Ridge Country Club. Jack Ter Doest earned medalist honors with a 38 and a 4-0 victory over Patrick Salls to pace the Golden Hawks. Caleb Farnham had a 39 and a 4-0 win in Hopkins’ opener. Colleges Field hockey UMass 2, Northeastern 1 — Melanie Kreusch and Nicole Miller each …

Mascot fight between high school, Ohio goes down to the wire

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A high school football team that has featured a tiger cub at games for decades might kick off the season without its beloved mascot because of rules implemented after a suicidal man released dozens of dangerous animals in 2011. Boosters typically lease a cub called Obie each year to play …

Northampton wins Sandy Koufax A Division championship

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

WARE — After claiming another NEYSA A Division championship Tuesday night, Northampton Sandy Koufax baseball coach Tim Molaghan lauded his players for finishing off a second straight perfect season. “We’ve now gone 22-0 the past two seasons, which …

Easthampton Post 224 clubs East Longmeadow to win series 2-1

Monday, July 13, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — A deep bullpen and patient at-bats kept the season alive for the Easthampton Post 224 American Legion baseball team, as it beat East Longmeadow Post 224, 11-5, in six innings Monday. Post 224 clinched the best-of-three …

Local baseball: American Legion playoffs open, Northampton sweeps into second round

Monday, July 13, 2015

Northampton Post 28 swept the first round of American Legion playoffs with two wins over Springfield Post 21, winning 4-1 on Saturday and 8-5 on Sunday. Northampton, and other best-of-3 winners, advance to an eight-team double elimination tournament that starts Wednesday. Three series are still in action, with …

PHOTOS: South Hadley beats Frontier 8-6 in Mickey Mantle

Saturday, July 11, 2015

With the final week of Mickey Mantle approaching, South Hadley beat Frontier 8-6 at Herlihy Field in South Deerfield on Friday. Both teams are tied for fifth place with six points. South Hadley is 3-11, while Frontier is …

With missing players, Amherst Legions closes regular season with 13-1 loss to Aldenville

Friday, July 10, 2015

CHICOPEE — The Amherst Post 148 American Legion baseball team hopes to have its full compliment of players when the postseason begins Saturday. But with only nine players and roughly half its regular starting lineup missing for Friday night’s regular-season finale, Amherst suffered a 13-1 loss to Aldenville …

Softball Player of the Year: Alexis Ferris, Hampshire Regional

Friday, July 10, 2015

Alexis Ferris, pitcher, junior, Hampshire Regional Season highlights: The junior pitcher finished the season 18-4 and 209 strikeouts, with a season-high of 18 against Belchertown and hit double-digits in eight others. Ferris threw nine shutouts and allowed 30 …

Under Brian McGan, success of Hampshire Regional softball team parallels earlier dominance by girls basketball

Friday, July 10, 2015

WESTHAMPTON — Hampshire Regional High School sits atop a hill in Westhampton, overlooking a plateau of athletic fields. The softball diamonds are tucked into the southwestern corner next to the track. The baseball fields meet the wooded area …

Local baseball: Northampton’s Connor McLindon no hits Holyoke in Mickey Mantle

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Connor McLindon tossed a five-inning no-hitter for Northampton as it dominated Holyoke, 10-0, Thursday in Mickey Mantle action at Northampton High School. Jesse Carlino-Threlfall had a three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth that invoked the …

Gazette Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year: South Hadley senior Sam Duda

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year Sam Duda, senior, South Hadley Season highlights: The senior attack was one of five western Massachusetts players to be named an All-American by US Lacrosse. He joined Chris Menard, Evan Marcus and …

Local baseball: Max Wojcik homers in the 8th to lift Belchertown over Southampton in the District 2 Little League (11-12) Tournament

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Max Wojcik’s walk-off two-run home in the bottom of the eighth inning capped a classic in the final game of pool play in the District 2 Little League (11-12) Tournament as Belchertown edged Southampton, 8-7. After the teams were tied 6-6 after six, neither team scored in the …