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High School Sports

JERREY ROBERTS
Summer Cavanaugh, of Easthampton, pitches to West Side during the Metro League championship Tuesday at Greenleaf Park in Springfield.

Metro softball: Easthampton falls in championship

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

To get a shot at the Metro League Championship, the Easthampton Eliminators first had to win the conclusion of a suspended semifinal game Tuesday night. A 5-3 win over Chicopee sent them to the finals, but their season came to an end with a 6-4 loss to West Springfield. The runner-ups were paced by Savannah Cavanaugh’s four-RBI night. She drove … 0

Slam Dunk

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

At the end of the high school basketball season, the Easthampton girls team pulled a fast one on coach Jay Fortier. The four Eagle seniors, with the help of their teammates, classmates and Fortier’s family, turned senior night into a cancer awareness fundraiser. Fortier spent the season coaching through throat and mouth cancer, … 0

Weekend round: South Hadley, Frontier Mantle; Easthampton Metro advance in tournies

Monday, July 28, 2014

A wild weekend of Mickey Mantle Tournament action concluded with three teams still in the running for the championship. Along with top seed Deerfield are No. 4 South Hadley (16-8) and darkhorse No. 8 Frontier (8-15). The final game on Sunday was postponed due to the morning rain. Saturday South Hadley 13, Easthampton 10 — Trailing by seven runs going into the last … 0

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WMass Tournament Scores/Schedules
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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

Amherst Regional senior Nicole McCann eyes state individual tennis title

Friday, June 13, 2014

Amherst Regional senior Nicole McCann finished her high school tennis career without a state team title, but she still has a chance at an individual championship Saturday. The three-time Western Massachusetts Individual winner will take on the four-time … 0

Hopkins Academy, Pope John square off in state Division 4 baseball final

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Hopkins Academy baseball team is riding a five-game win streak into the inaugural state Division 4 championship against Pope John Paul II (Hyannis). The Golden Hawks(14-9) will be looking for their first state title since winning Division … 0

Here’s the pitch

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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Mickey Mantle: Northampton pulls away from Amherst

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Northampton Mickey Mantle baseball team broke free from Amherst with a six-run second inning en route to a 14-4 win in six innings, Thursday in Amherst. Tied 3-3 after one, Hamp (4-2) followed its six-run second with … 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