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In this Thursday, July 24, 2014 photo, Frank Trumbetti, owner of Rock Bottom Nutrition, poses for a photo at his store in Cherry Hill, N.J. A new, large-scale national survey released Wednesday by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids revealed that experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year. (AP Photo)

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 bought bottles of HGH online in the … 0

Local baseball: South Hadley beats top seed in Mantle Tournament

Friday, July 25, 2014

Matt Werenski’s complete-game performance led the South Hadley Mickey Mantle baseball team to a 6-4 road playoff victory over top-seeded Deerfield Thursday evening. Both teams won their opening games and remain in the tourney. Werenski gave up three earned runs and seven hits with five strikeouts. Mario Olivera picked up a two-run single and Nehemiah Wilson added an RBI single for No. 4 … 0

Ryan, Vishaway lead Easthampton over Amherst in Mickey Mantle playoff

Thursday, July 24, 2014

AMHERST — Jamie Ryan didn’t expect to take the mound for his Easthampton Mickey Mantle baseball team in Thursday evening’s playoff game. But an injury to scheduled starter Brandon Bennett forced Ryan into duty and he responded with a complete-game 2-hitter in a 3-2 victory over Amherst at Ziomek Field. After going through … 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


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

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