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High School Sports

DAN LITTLE
Hunter Salem pitches Monday against Agawam at Northampton.

Monday’s high schools: Northampton baseball, Amherst softball pull out 1-0 wins; Holyoke Catholic qualifies for baseball tournament

Monday, May 25, 2015

A pair of local ballclubs ended their seasons with thrilling 1-0 victories on Memorial Day. Another made sure its season kept on going. The Northampton High School baseball team beat Agawam, 1-0, in its season finale at home Monday. The Amherst Regional softball team knocked off tournament-bound Agawam, 1-0, in Agawam. And the Holyoke Catholic baseball team beat Smith Vocational, 13-4, in Chicopee to qualify for the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament. Baseball Northampton 1, Agawam 0 — Hunter Salem struck out eight and walked four in his five consecutive complete-game for the Blue Devils (5-13). Hamp collected only three hits off Cam Rivest, but …

WMass Individual Boys Tennis: South Hadley’s Miele reaches singles final

Sunday, May 24, 2015

South Hadley top singles player Mike Miele entered the Western Massachusetts Individual Boys Tennis Tournament with full confidence that he could make it to the championship match. After pulling off a quarterfinal upset last weekend to reach Saturday’s semifinals, the No. 6 seed upended second-seeded Matt Gurski of Minnechaug, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5, to qualify for the final. Getting to the final “was all …

Amherst boys ultimate falls short in state final

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Amherst Regional boys ultimate team came up short of another state title at the Division 1 Massachusetts High School Championships held at Greenfield Community College over the weekend. The Hurricanes never led against a stout Lexington team, who answered every Amherst comeback attempt Sunday afternoon. Lexington jumped out to a quick 5-1 lead in the contest and answered the Hurricanes’ …

Northampton boys, Amherst girls win Steele Relay titles; Hamp takes top program award

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Northampton track & field program got the best of rival Amherst Regional on Sunday, when it took the home the inaugural Steele Cup from the George Steele Relays, held at Northampton High School. The Steele Cup was awarded to the school with the best combined finish. Northampton …

Northampton Ultimate programs sweep Pioneer Valley Invitational for first championships

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Northampton Ultimate program made history Sunday. The boys and girls team each claimed their first tournament championship, winning their divisions at the Pioneer Valley Invitational, held at the Oxbow Marina athletic fields in Northampton. “Not just wining, …

Friday’s high school baseball: Granby tops Holyoke Catholic, inches closer to postseason

Friday, May 15, 2015

Brett Sullivan struck out 10 as the Granby baseball team beat Holyoke Catholic, 5-2, in Chicopee and inch closer to qualifying for the postseason. The Rams (8-6, 6-1 Bi-County North) need to win two of their final five games. Matt Bleakley (two hits, two runs, RBI) pulled off …

Friday’s high school lacrosse: Slysz sisters power South Hadley

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Slysz sisters each scored four goals as the South Hadley girls lacrosse team romped to a 16-5 victory over West Springfield Friday night on the road. Emma Slysz had four goals and two assists, while Olivia Slysz added four tallies for South Hadley (4-9). Gabrielle Schwalm notched …

Friday’s high school softball: Easthampton, Smith Vocational qualify for postseason

Friday, May 15, 2015

Kate Avard had three hits, an RBI and scored twice to propel the Easthampton softball team to a postseason-clinching 16-3 win in five innings over McCann at Nonotuck Park Friday. Gabbie Downer added two hits, two RBIs and two runs (9-5, 7-2 Bi-County West). Smith Vocational 29, Westfield …

Friday’s high school tennis: South Hadley takes care of Central

Friday, May 15, 2015

The South Hadley girls tennis team breezed to a 5-0 swept of Central at home Friday. Tigers coach Eric Cestero said that all the matches were off the courts in roughly a half hour as South Hadley (8-7) only dropped five games. Julia Gange beat Louisa Klose without …

Belchertown captures first boys lacrosse league championship

Friday, May 15, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — As the epitome of a successful startup program, the Belchertown boys lacrosse team took another step in its ascension Friday afternoon. The Orioles defeated Granby 14-4 to clinch the first Suburban League title for the sixth-year …

High school notebook: Northampton set to host Pioneer Valley Ultimate Invitational

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Northampton ultimate teams are set to host the second annual Pioneer Valley Invitational at the Oxbow Fields in Northampton on Saturday and Sunday. “The goal for this year is to continue everything that we started last year …

Thursday’s high schools: Belchertown girls lacrosse slipes past Amherst Regional

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Katarina Lowe scored four goals and had two assists in leading the Belchertown girls lacrosse team to a 14-8 victory at Amherst Regional Thursday. Emma Jopson scored a hat trick with an assist, while Alaina Swift (assist) and …

Thursday’s high school tennis: Amherst Regional girls take down Minnechaug

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Amherst Regional girls tennis team had an answer for Minnechaug on Thursday. The Hurricanes swept singles to beat the Falcons, 3-2, in Wilbraham. Minnechaug won 3-2 on April 23. Allison McCann, the top seed in the Western Massachusetts individual tournament that begins Saturday at Smith College, cruised …