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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 of the fourth, South Hadley exploded for … 0

Deerfield Mantle stays alive, knocks out Easthampton

Sunday, July 27, 2014

DEERFIELD — Led by an offensive outbreak in which eight of their nine starters recorded a hit, Deerfield defeated Easthampton 10-2 in a Mickey Mantle Tournament elimination game Sunday afternoon. Seth Gewanter spearheaded the Deerfield offense, going 3 for 4 with a double and four runs scored, while Kevin Banas went 2 for … 0

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 … 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

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