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Amherst pitcher Will Luschen-Miskovsky throws against Easthampton Friday at Mill River Park in Amherst.

Friday’s summer baseball: Amherst Little Leaguers blank Easthampton

Friday, July 3, 2015

Four players had two hits apiece and Will Luschen-Miskovsky tossed a two-hit shutout as the Amherst Little League 11-and-12 All-Stars topped Easthampton 10-0 in four innings in District 2 tournament pool play Friday evening at Mill River Park in Amherst. Luschen-Miskovsky struck out eight and walked three in the victory for Amherst (2-2). He helped his own cause with a …

Gazette Girls Track & Field Player of the Year: Frontier Regional junior Katherine Miner

Friday, July 3, 2015

Player of the Year Katherine Miner, junior, Frontier Season highlights: When the postseason came around, no one performed quite like Miner. She clearned 5-feet, 73/4 inches in the high jump to place seventh in the championship division at New Balance Nationals. Jumped a school record 5-9 to win the All-State championship and New …

Thursday’s summer baseball/softball: Amherst edges Easthampton in Mickey Mantle action

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Owen Macphee drove in the winning run and scored an insurance run in the top of the eighth inning as Amherst edged Easthampton, 5-3, in Mickey Mantle action, Thursday in Easthampton. Trevor Edwards shut Easthampton down in the bottom of the inning to seal the win. The teams were tied 3-3 after three innings and neither team scored again until the eighth. Hunter …

Hampshire Regional tops Wahconah in Western Massachusetts Division 2 Softball Final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — At the end of Saturday’s Western Massachusetts Division 2 softball final, Hampshire Regional second baseman Chelsea Moussette carefully climbed onto shortstop Savannah Waters’ shoulders. She didn’t need help walking — she was clutching the championship trophy …

Pitching, defense, timely hitting lead Smith Academy to first WMass baseball title

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — The formula for victory was certainly familiar for the Smith Academy baseball team, but the result of Saturday’s win became something no Falcons team had ever experienced. Yet another gem by their ace pitcher, stellar defense …

WMass Division 3 Boys Tennis: Belchertown’s run ends with sectional final loss to Mount Greylock

Friday, June 12, 2015

LEE — Disappointed? Yes. Discouraged? No. No. 4 Belchertown’s improbable ride to the Western Massachusetts Division 3 boys tennis final ended Friday with a 4-1 loss to No. 4 Mount Greylock of Williamstown at Lee High School. The …

Amherst Regional girls tennis tops Longmeadow to repeat as WMass Division 1 champion

Friday, June 12, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The seniors on the Amherst Regional girls tennis team opened their Hurricane careers with two straight losses to Longmeadow in the Western Massachusetts Division 1 final. The top-seeded Hurricanes beat the No. 3 Lancers, 4-1, on …

Division 1 Baseball: Jamie Carey delivers as Amherst beats Cathedral to reach sectional final

Thursday, June 11, 2015

AMHERST — Upon exiting the dugout and starting toward the team bus Thursday, Jamie Carey was taken aback by what he heard more than 10 minutes after the game — a rousing ovation from the large contingent of …

Division 2 Softball: Defending champ Hampshire tops Frontier, 4-1, in semifinals

Thursday, June 11, 2015

AMHERST — Hampshire Regional junior Chelsea Moussette is no stranger to the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Softball Tournament stage. The four-year starter at second base made a late defensive play and had the eventual game-winning RBI as the …

Division 3 Boys Tennis: Belchertown knocks off unbeaten Greenfield to reach sectional final

Thursday, June 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — Thursday’s Western Massachusetts Division 3 Boys Tennis Tournament semifinal match pitted two teams that had thus far exceeded their own preseason expectations. Both teams entered this season with very young starting lineups. Top-seeded Greenfield had just one senior in its starting seven, but still managed to …

Division 3 Girls Tennis: Undefeated Belchertown bows out in semifinals to two-time champion Monument Mountain

Thursday, June 11, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — In her first season of high school tennis, Meghan Bernard has helped power the Belchertown girls tennis team to an undefeated regular season and No. 1 seed in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament. After reaching the semifinal round for the first time in 10 years, …

Kat Miner, Frontier Regional take top honors at WMass Heptathlon

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Kat Miner led the Frontier Regional girls track & field team to first place with 3,472 of the team’s 9,347 points over the two-day Western Massachusetts Heptathlon championship at Northampton High School on Wednesday. In Day 2 action, Miner won the long jump in 15 feet, 83/4 inches …

Division 3 Baseball: Mount Greylock runs away from South Hadley in semifinals

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

NORTH ADAMS — Brian Bak didn’t see a major difference in either the No. 1 Mount Greylock pitching or the No. 5 South Hadley batting after three innings of Wednesday’s Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament baseball semifinal. The only real change, he thought, was in the momentum — …