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Monday’s summer baseball: Hamp Post 28 Legion beats South Hadley Pettengill

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Trailing by a pair after the first three innings, Northampton Post 28 scored five times in the fourth and four more runs in the fifth to roll 9-3 over host South Hadley Pettengill Insurance Monday in American Legion action. Ben O’Connor had two hits, scored twice and drove in three runs and Derek Zewinski had three hits and three RBIs to lead Hamp (9-4). Will O’Connor (two runs), Mikey Thomson …

Northampton Little League Juniors win District 2 title over Agawam

Monday, July 6, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — For a split second, everyone looked confused when Northampton closer Jake Matakanski bounced toward the dugout after striking out the side in the top of the fifth inning. Family members and players jerked their heads this way and that, asking their neighbors if the game was really over. The answer came …

Gazette Boys Track & Field Player of the Year: Amherst Regional senior Taj-Amir Torres

Monday, July 6, 2015

Boys Track & Field Taj-Amir Torres, senior, Amherst Regional Season highlights: Torres finished his stellar career with victories in the 100-meter dash (10.69 seconds) and 200 (21.40) at the All-State meet. He also anchored the first-place 4x400 relay at All-States. Torres pulled the same trifecta at the WMass/CMass Division 1 meet. He won …

Thursday’s American Legion baseball: Easthampton Post 224 pulls away from Agawam for first win

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Easthampton Post 224 scored four runs on four in the fifth inning en route to a 7-1 victory over Agawam Post 185, Thursday at Daley Field in Easthampton. Easthampton (1-1) added two runs in the sixth as it won its first game of the season. Max Weir (two …

John Ferrara delivers for Smith Academy in state Division 4 semifinal victory

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WORCESTER — John Ferrara wasn’t aware of the rule that allowed him to pitch again during Wednesday’s state Division 4 baseball semifinal. But after being taken out in the seventh at the 70-pitch mark and seeing his one-run …

Wednesday’s local baseball: Northampton Post 28 picks up first win with walk-off over West Springfield

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mickey Thompson’s seventh-inning single gave Northampton Post 28 a 4-3 walk-off victory over West Springfield Post 207 at Arcanum Field on Wednesday. Ian Ostberg hit a one-out double to start Northampton’s rally in the seventh. Back-to-back walks loaded the bases for Thompson and he singled to right field, …

David Longstreeth’s extra-inning walk-off double sends Smith Academy to state Division 4 baseball final

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WORCESTER — David Longstreeth found himself in the unfamiliar position of needing to atone for a key run that scored while he was on the mound. By doing just that Wednesday, the senior sent the Smith Academy baseball …

Hampshire slugs Nipmuc, reaches state Division 2 softball championship

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

AMHERST — In the second game of the softball season, Hampshire Regional’s Taylor Boutwell was bumped up from the 5-hole to clean-up hitter. The center fielder instantly settled in and has been comfortable there ever since. On Wednesday, …

Lilly West catches on quickly with Hampshire Regional softball team

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

AMHERST — During her first season as a starting catcher in high school, junior Lilly West has been a solid component behind and at the plate for the Hampshire Regional softball team. But West is no stranger to …

Amherst Regional falls to Shrewsbury in state Division 1 girls tennis semifinal

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The match had already been decided and the Amherst Regional girls No. 1 doubles team was on the cusp of losing. But Veronica Suchodolski and Kailey Tobin weren’t about to go down without a fight, even …

Tuesday’s Mickey Mantle baseball: Amherst rolls past South Hadley

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Amherst Mickey Mantle baseball team collected 13 hits en route to a 15-4 six-inning win over host South Hadley on Tuesday. Jack Rees (three runs) went 4 for 4 with four RBIs, while Seth Bella-Hunter (RBI) was 2 for 4 with three runs scored. Owen McPhee had …

Smith Academy to face Hopedale in first state semifinal baseball game

Monday, June 15, 2015

Before the season started, the Smith Academy baseball team had T-shirts printed saying “One Goal” with a picture of the Western Massachusetts championship trophy. After walking off Earl Lorden Field Saturday with that trophy firmly in hand, there …

Amherst focuses on state girls tennis semifinal with Shrewsbury

Monday, June 15, 2015

The state Division 1 girls tennis semifinal is a rematch from last year between Amherst Regional and Shrewsbury, but the Hurricanes aren’t thinking like that. “Everyone is really looking forward to it,” Amherst co-coach Gloria McCann said. “To …