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In this Thursday, July 24, 2014 photo, Frank Trumbetti, owner of Rock Bottom Nutrition, poses for a photo at his store in Cherry Hill, N.J. A new, large-scale national survey released Wednesday by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids revealed that experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year. (AP Photo)

Survey: Teens experimenting with HGH on the rise

Friday, July 25, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Michael Guerreri wanted to try human growth hormones so he could look like a pro wrestler. Joe Badalanato hoped HGH would help him become a better football player. James O’Brien figured the drug would improve his fastball. The three 18-year-olds from suburban Philadelphia told The Associated Press this week that they bought bottles of HGH online in the … 0

Local baseball: South Hadley beats top seed in Mantle Tournament

Friday, July 25, 2014

Matt Werenski’s complete-game performance led the South Hadley Mickey Mantle baseball team to a 6-4 road playoff victory over top-seeded Deerfield Thursday evening. Both teams won their opening games and remain in the tourney. Werenski gave up three earned runs and seven hits with five strikeouts. Mario Olivera picked up a two-run single and Nehemiah Wilson added an RBI single for No. 4 … 0

Ryan, Vishaway lead Easthampton over Amherst in Mickey Mantle playoff

Thursday, July 24, 2014

AMHERST — Jamie Ryan didn’t expect to take the mound for his Easthampton Mickey Mantle baseball team in Thursday evening’s playoff game. But an injury to scheduled starter Brandon Bennett forced Ryan into duty and he responded with a complete-game 2-hitter in a 3-2 victory over Amherst at Ziomek Field. After going through … 0

Northampton’s Will O’Connor no-hits Easthampton in Mickey Mantle

Thursday, June 19, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Shouts of “I know you’re thinking about it, Will!” could be heard from the Easthampton bench late in Thursday’s Mickey Mantle game against Northampton. As Easthampton looked to break up Will O’Connor’s no-hitter, Northampton’s right-handed pitcher smiled and looked toward the Easthampton bench, unfazed. O’Connor went … 0

Local baseball: Amherst Post 148 sinks Northampton King & Cushman Post 28

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fresh off helping Hopkins Academy reach the state Division 4 championship game, Zach Kelley helped Amherst Post 148 beat Northampton King & Cushman Post 28. Kelley was 3 for 3 with two runs and one RBI as Amherst cruised to a 9-3 American Legion win at Arcanum Field … 0

Easthampton Eliminators no-hit Hamp Rage in Metro Softball action

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Three pitchers combined on a no-hitter as the Easthampton Eliminators beat the Hamp Rage 15-1 in six innings during Metro League Softball action Tuesday at Sheldon Field in Northampton. Each hurler threw two innings. Caelin Mottor started with … 0

Local baseball: Amherst Post 148 edges South Hadley

Monday, June 16, 2014

Amherst Post 148’s four-run fourth inning helped vault it past Pettengill Insurance, 5-3, Monday at Ziomek Field in Amherst. Daniel Hodgkins had two hits and drove in two runs for Amherst. Jake Balderston added two hits, a run … 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