Photos: Celebrating women, girls in sports

STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLETristen Houle, 9, above, practices a sliding catch with members of the Amherst College women’s softball team as the college’s Athletic Department, in partnership with the town and the Amherst Recreation Department, held a National Girls and Women in Sports Day last Saturday at the Alumni Gymnasium and Athletic Complex. Girls in grades 4-6 explored various sports led by the college’s women’s sports teams, including squash, basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, field hockey, lacrosse, golf, cross country, and track and field. The event was part of the town’s eight days of Winterfest. For more photos from this event, visit gazettenet.com.

STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLETristen Houle, 9, above, practices a sliding catch with members of the Amherst College women’s softball team as the college’s Athletic Department, in partnership with the town and the Amherst Recreation Department, held a National Girls and Women in Sports Day last Saturday at the Alumni Gymnasium and Athletic Complex. Girls in grades 4-6 explored various sports led by the college’s women’s sports teams, including squash, basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, field hockey, lacrosse, golf, cross country, and track and field. The event was part of the town’s eight days of Winterfest. For more photos from this event, visit gazettenet.com.

Katie Gromacki, 12, runs through a drill with freshman Lily Dounchis and members of the Amherst College women’s tennis team during National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday at the Alumni Gymnasium and Athletic Complex.

Katie Gromacki, 12, runs through a drill with freshman Lily Dounchis and members of the Amherst College women’s tennis team during National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday at the Alumni Gymnasium and Athletic Complex. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Members of the Amherst College women’s soccer team practice dribbling with a group of girls during National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday at the Alumni Gymnasium and Athletic Complex.

Members of the Amherst College women’s soccer team practice dribbling with a group of girls during National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday at the Alumni Gymnasium and Athletic Complex. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Members of the Amherst College women’s field hockey team practice techniques with a group of girls on National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday.

Members of the Amherst College women’s field hockey team practice techniques with a group of girls on National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday.

Girls who participated in National Girls and Women in Sports Day at Amherst College end the day with a cheer Saturday at the Alumni Gymnasium and Athletic Complex.

Girls who participated in National Girls and Women in Sports Day at Amherst College end the day with a cheer Saturday at the Alumni Gymnasium and Athletic Complex. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Published: 02-06-2024 10:33 AM

The Amherst College Department of Athletics, in partnership with the town of Amherst and Amherst Recreation Department, held a National Girls and Women in Sports Day last Saturday

Girls in grades 4-6 explored various sports led by the college’s women’s sports teams including: squash, basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, field hockey, lacrosse, golf, cross country and track and field.

The event was part of the town’s eight days of Winterfest.

After a warmup session, the girls were divided into teams so they could try different sports and games.

For more photos from this event, visit gazettenet.com.

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