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Softball: Offense erupts as Hampshire Regional thumps East Longmeadow 15-3 to get back in win column
04-22-2024 8:56 PM

By BRADYN COTE

EAST LONGMEADOW — The Hampshire Regional softball team snapped its two-game losing streak as the Raiders rolled past East Longmeadow 15-3 Monday afternoon at Birchland Park Middle School.It was the combination of Hampshire's elite offense and brick...

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High schools: Ella Schaeffer sets South Hadley strikeout mark in 5-4 win over Frontier (PHOTOS)
04-19-2024 9:15 PM

Four runs in the sixth inning, headlined by a two-out, two-run single by Jenna Bobrowski, propelled the South Hadley softball team to a huge 5-4 independent home win over Frontier on Friday afternoon.Trailing 5-2, the Redhawks fought back to within...


Softball: Franklin Tech’s Hannah Gilbert holds Hopkins to two hits, leads Eagles to 7-1 victory (PHOTOS)
04-19-2024 7:42 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

TURNERS FALLS — After giving up a run in the first inning, Franklin Tech pitcher Hannah Gilbert locked in for the final six frames on Friday against Hopkins Academy. The junior gave up one hit and one walk in the first and one hit in the third, but...


Southampton’s Hannah Wodecki breaks Westfield State softball’s single season RBI record
04-19-2024 3:22 PM

By GARRETT COTE

WESTFIELD — As cliche as it sounds, records are truly made to be broken.And Westfield State sophomore Hannah Wodecki didn’t just break an Owls softball record, she’s going to shatter it when all is said and done.With still 10 regular season games...


2018 World Series trophy to be in town for Sunday’s Northampton Baseball and Softball League opening day
04-19-2024 3:14 PM

By GARRETT COTE

NORTHAMPTON — Youth baseball and softball is just around the corner in Northampton, as the city’s nine youth baseball teams and three youth softball teams will be in action against other local teams next week to kick off their respective seasons.But...


Softball: South Hadley’s Ella Schaeffer records 500th career strikeout in loss to East Longmeadow
04-15-2024 7:37 PM

By GARRETT COTE

SOUTH HADLEY — With a pitcher as exceptional as Ella Schaeffer in the circle, a five-run lead seems plenty good enough – especially when she’s dealing.Well, the South Hadley softball team spotted the junior ace five runs thanks to a six-run bottom of...


High school softball preview 2024: Can Hampshire Regional keep it rolling?
04-09-2024 5:19 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

The Hampshire Regional softball team lost just two seniors from last year’s squad that won the program’s fourth consecutive Western Mass. title, but the Raiders have quite a bit of production to make up.Jocelyn Mettey, the 2023 Daily Hampshire Gazette...


Softball: Northampton blanked by defending state champion Greenfield
04-08-2024 8:46 PM

By GARRETT COTE

NORTHAMPTON — Not a bad way to start a bid for a three-peat.Behind a 13 strikeouts from MacKenzie Paulin and a whopping 23 runs from the Greenfield offense, the Green Wave – winners of the last two MIAA Division 5 state championships – picked up right...


Softball: Hopkins Academy falls to Turners Falls in state semifinal rematch (PHOTOS)
04-08-2024 8:05 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

TURNERS FALLS — The Turners Falls softball team’s bats were on fire to open the season on Monday against Hopkins Academy. In a rematch of last year’s MIAA Division 5 semifinal, the Thunder cracked six hits in the opening two innings to race out to a...


High schools: Amherst softball starts fast, routs St. Mary’s 14-0 (PHOTOS)
04-05-2024 8:42 PM

Sofia Holden and Mia Shaw did the job in the pitching circle, and the Amherst softball team pounded out 14 hits en route to a dominant 14-0 win over St. Mary’s in a five-inning run-ruled contest on Friday in Amherst.Holden struck out five in two...


Softball: Ella Schaeffer tosses gem, South Hadley blanks Easthampton 1-0 in season opener (PHOTOS)
04-01-2024 7:48 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

EASTHAMPTON – After an offseason spent playing travel ball, Ella Schaeffer was counting down the days until South Hadley’s first game of the season at Easthampton.After a playoff loss two years ago on the same field, Schaeffer said she started out...


Colleges notebook: UMass spring season kicks off this weekend for lacrosse, softball programs
02-08-2024 5:16 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Believe it or not, the spring season begins this weekend for the UMass athletic department, and it’s a busy time of year with the overlap of the winter and spring sport teams all in action. Even with weather warming up this weekend, the temperatures...


Local briefs: Belchertown Twirlers star at nationals & JamrogHVAC keeps the crown
07-31-2023 7:34 PM

Belchertown’s Emelia Maldanis, Evelyn Maldanis and Delaney Ochs represented the Belchertown Twirlers at the National Baton Twirling Championships in South Bend, Indiana.Emelia Maldanis, 11, and Ochs, 10, placed fourth in the Advanced Duet Competition....


2023 Gazette Softball Player of the Year: Jocelyn Mettey, Hampshire Regional
07-21-2023 8:11 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Jocelyn Mettey handed Hampshire Regional softball coach Brian McGan the game ball back. She’d just thrown a no-hitter, usually a career achievement.“That was kind of unique. It didn’t really strike her as a big performance,” McGan said. “She knew the...


Bay State Games: Southeast nabs softball gold medal with win over West (PHOTOS)
07-13-2023 5:59 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

DEVENS — Sequels rarely measure up.The West softball team faced Southeast twice on the final day of Bay State Games competition Thursday. Their first matchup concluded pool play, and both teams had already secured a rematch in the afternoon gold medal...


Bay State Games: West softball team posts perfect day, secures spot in gold medal game (PHOTOS)
07-12-2023 6:12 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

DEVENS – The West needed to sweat out its perfect Bay State Games softball record in more ways than one.Temperatures hovered in the mid to high 80s and low 90s at Willard Field all day Wednesday, and Central pitcher Hannah Reardon turned up the heat...


Dubay twins helped key Hampshire Regional softball team’s success
06-23-2023 6:13 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

When it came down to the final inning of their final game of the season, the Hampshire Regional softball team turned to some of its most unexpected and talented players on the roster – the eighth-grader contingent.Ryanne Dubay, Raegan Dubay and...


Hadley community supporting Hopkins Academy’s deep postseason runs
06-16-2023 6:40 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Patrick Fitzgibbons winced in the MacKenzie Stadium dugout.The Hopkins Academy senior catcher wasn’t hurt. His No. 9 Golden Hawks baseball team had just taken a 5-0 lead over No. 5 Pioneer in the MIAA Division 5 state semifinals, everything was good...


Seeking 1st state title since 2016, Hampshire Regional preps for top-seeded Joseph Case in Div. 4 championship game
06-15-2023 8:28 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

It’s hard to call the Hampshire Regional softball team underdogs against any opponent – every year, the Raiders have shown that they’re among the teams to beat in Western Mass., and consistently have proven themselves to be among the best of the best...


CC Thayer’s three-run double powers Hampshire Regional past Clinton, into Div. 4 state final (PHOTOS)
06-13-2023 8:07 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

WORCESTER – CC Thayer never saw the ball drop. With how Clinton’s Ella Repole pitched against Hampshire Regional, it wouldn’t have surprised if it found a glove instead of grass. But the neon yellow ball fell just beyond the center fielder’s...


MIAA tourneys: 3 local teams eye title-game appearances as state semifinals approach
06-12-2023 6:36 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Saddle up.After coach Brian McGan’s “yeehaw” punctuated the last out of the Hampshire Regional softball team’s MIAA Division 4 quarterfinal win over defending champion Amesbury, the No. 2 Raiders will hit the road for the first time all tournament...

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