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Aaron James, right, of Amherst, is set to begin his second season with the New England Revolution Academy Under-16 soccer team.

Amherst resident, Williston junior Aaron James set for second season with New England Revolution Academy team

Monday, August 25, 2014

Aaron James watches Eden Hazard’s every move, making mental notes of how the Chelsea United player wins one-on-ones. The Williston Northampton junior and Amherst resident then employs Hazard’s skills in hopes of improving his own offensive game, but that isn’t anything new. James began following European soccer at 10 years old and that’s when his passion for the sport clicked, … 0

Hopkins Academy’s Evan Delaney verbals to UMass baseball

Friday, August 8, 2014

Evan Delaney got a taste of playing on the baseball field at UMass during this spring’s high school postseason. The Hopkins Academy star shortstop now intends on making Earl Lorden Field his collegiate home. Delaney, who is set to begin his senior year of high school, announced Friday night on Twitter that he’s … 0

Northampton High School junior swimmer Erin Voss sets national record with win at YMCA National Championships

Friday, August 1, 2014

Erin Voss set five Northampton High School girls swimming records last season. On Thursday, the junior added to her impressive high school résumé with a national record at the YMCA National Long Course Championships at Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis. Voss’ 2-minute, 10.58-second time in the 200 backstroke broke the previous mark by … 0

Amherst’s Taj-Amir Torres verbally commits to Boston College

Thursday, June 26, 2014

As one of the most talented athletes to come along in Hampshire County in some time, Taj-Amir Torres has turned a lot of heads on the gridiron and on the track. Now the Amherst Regional senior will have … 0

Local baseball: King & Cushman hammers Longmeadow, 16-2

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Northampton King & Cushman American Legion baseball team broke through in a big way Wednesday evening. Post 28 pounded out 16 hits while batting around in both the second and sixth innings to pick up its second … 0

Easthampton Post 224 comes back, beats Amherst Post 148

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Easthampton Post 224 overcame a two-run deficit in the seventh to walk off with a 10-9 American Legion victory over Amherst Post 148, Tuesday in Easthampton. Adam Krol hit a grounder to shortstop and an overthrow at first plated the tying and winning runs. Brandon Weyant had two … 0

Amherst’s Finn Garner to play for title at USTA sectional tournament

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Only one local youth tennis player remained in the fight for a title at the USTA New England Summer Sectional Super Championship after Tuesday’s Day 4 action at UMass. Finn Garner, of Amherst, advanced to the Boys 14 final with a 6-0, 6-4 win over second-seeded Kevin Chao. … 0

Belchertown’s Caitlin Bernard swings big on the tennis court

Monday, June 23, 2014

AMHERST — Caitlin Bernard figured out early that she didn’t want to be a traditional teenage athlete who competed on the high school circuit to earn a scholarship to college. Instead, after seventh grade, she switched to home … 0

Easthampton Post 224 offense explodes in win over King & Cushman

Monday, June 23, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Easthampton Post 224 launched a 15-hit attack on Northampton King & Cushman Post 28 on its way to a 13-5 win in American Legion action on Monday at Arcanum Field. All nine starters for Post 224 … 0

Local baseball: Liam Medina keys Pettengill Insurance comeback

Monday, June 23, 2014

Liam Medina’s three-run double in the sixth gave South Hadley Pettengill Insurance Post 260 a come-from-behind 3-1 American Legion win over East Springfield in South Hadley Monday. Ryan Kleszczynski had two hits, while Joe Ciolek struck out nine and walked two in the complete-game 3-hitter for South Hadley … 0

Local weekend round: Mastalerz wins another for Belchertown Legion

Sunday, June 22, 2014

For the second time in as many days, Jon Mastalerz played the role of extra-inning hero in leading the Belchertown Post 239 American Legion baseball team to victory. On Saturday afternoon, Mastalerz singled in the winning run in the top of the 10th as Belchertown defeated South Hadley … 0

Local baseball: Belchertown Legion picks up first win

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Jon Mastalerz delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth Friday evening as the Belchertown Post 239 American Legion baseball team earned its first win, beating Wilbraham 4-3 in extras. Nick Kurty was 3 for 4, including a two-run double for Belchertown (1-5). Tyler Gladu, TJ … 0

Summer baseball: Pettengill Insurance beats Westfield in American Legion

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Pettengill Insurance beat Westfield 9-2 on Thursday to improve to .500 in American Legion. Joe Ciolek went 3 for 4, drove in three runs and scored two others as South Hadley Post 260 (3-3) won at home. Pat Sears singled, doubled and had two RBIs in the win. … 0