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Amherst Legion falls to Greenfield, sets up must-win game Saturday

Saturday, July 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — An eight-run second inning did in Amherst Post 148 early and they were unable to recover as Greenfield advanced to the bracket championship of the third-round, double-elimination in the American Legion Baseball tournament with a 14-3 victory Friday night at Veterans Field. Amherst is still alive in the tournament and will travel to Ludlow Saturday for an elimination game. Ludlow knocked top-seeded Aldenville out of the tourney with … 0

Local talent finds offseason home on IAS lacrosse team

Thursday, July 17, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The high school lacrosse season grinds along with a shifting focus as the goal changes from making the postseason to winning the championship. But for athletes wanting to play at the next level, a winning season — one game over .500 or going undefeated, state title included — no longer guarantees … 0

Gazette Girls Track & Field Player of the Year: Northampton senior Lauren McGrath

Thursday, July 17, 2014

When Lauren McGrath first came out for the Northampton girls track & field team, she had no idea what she was doing. Fast forward a year and a half, and she had no idea just how much she meant to the team. “I never thought I had that big of a contribution to … 0

Hampshire softball blanked in state Division 2 semifinal

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WORCESTER — The Hampshire Regional softball team wanted a different outcome, but in a rematch of the 2012 Division 2 state semifinal that ended its season, the result was the same. The Raiders fell 2-0 to two-time state … 0

Matt Werenski leads South Hadley Mantle to win

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Matt Werenski pitched five innings and allowed just three hits as the South Hadley Mickey Mantle team defeated Frontier 5-1 at home Wednesday. Werenski recorded six strikeouts and allowed two walks. Ryan Mooney pitched two innings of relief for the save. Both James Foley and Werenski added two … 0

Williston Athletic Hall of Fame induction reunites former teammates

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Williston Northampton School inducted its second class of athletic hall of famers this past weekend as part of the school’s “Reunion Weekend.” “It’s a nice opportunity to honor the rich athletic legacy we have here at Williston,” athletic director Mark Conroy said. “An opportunity to recognize players, … 0

Adam Krol tosses no-hitter for Easthampton Post 224

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Adam Krol threw a no-hitter to lead Easthampton Post 224 to a 1-0 victory over Belchertown Post 239 in American Legion baseball action Tuesday night at Daly Field in Easthampton. Krol walked a batter in the fifth inning to lose the perfect game, but his team rallied in … 0

Jake Kosakowski’s walk-off sends Hopkins Academy to state Division 4 baseball final

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

AMHERST — In the sectional title game Saturday, Hopkins Academy outfielder Jake Kosakowski did not swing the bat once, sacrificing all three times at the plate to help his team emerge with a win. The senior played another … 0

Hopkins Academy, Hampshire Regional eye state semifinal wins

Monday, June 9, 2014

After accomplishing something the program hasn’t in over a quarter-century, the Hopkins Academy baseball team turns its attention to ending a drought three years older. The Golden Hawks defeated Turners Falls 5-2 Saturday to win the inaugural Western … 0

Amherst Regional dealt first loss in state Division 1 tennis semifinals

Monday, June 9, 2014

SHREWSBURY ­— Rarely does a first loss end a season, but the Amherst Regional girls tennis team’s quest to go undefeated came to an abrupt end two matches shy of its goal. The Hurricanes lost 3-2 to Shrewsbury … 0

Amherst’s Taj-Amir Torres wins 100 dash at All-State Track championships

Sunday, June 8, 2014

The boys 100-meter dash at the All-State Track & Field Championship Saturday was the most competitive of the season for Amherst Regional junior Taj-Amir Torres. Six of the eight sprinters ran sub-11 seconds, but Torres stayed in front … 0

American Legion: Joe Ciolek tosses no-hitter in Pettengill season opener

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Joe Ciolek struck out seven and tossed a no-hitter as Pettengill Insurance opened its American Legion season with a 7-0 win over Wilbraham in South Hadley on Sunday. Ciolek also walked two, but helped his own cause with a hit and three RBIs for Post 260. Pat Sears … 0

Katie O’Connor’s 10th-inning walk-off delivers Division 2 title to Hampshire

Sunday, June 8, 2014

AMHERST — All season, if the Hampshire Regional softball team needed a key hit with Katie O’Connor at the plate, coach Brian McGan would call timeout, settle her down and she would deliver. On Saturday, she walked up … 0