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Greenfield Post 81 baserunner Danny Szafran gets back into first base and under the tag of Quincy first baseman Kyle Brennan Wednesday night at Vets Field in Greenfield, where Post 81 beat Quincy Post 294, 7-2, in the Junior American Legion Baseball State Tourament semifinals. Post 81 ran out of gas in the final, falling to champion Methuen, 12-0. The runner-up finish secured Greenfield a slot in the upcoming Regional Tounament.
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Greenfield splits, qualifies

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — It might not have ended exactly the way Greenfield Post 81 would have liked, but the biggest goal of the day on Wednesday was to secure a spot in the Northeast Junior American Legion Baseball Regional Tournament and that’s exactly what Greenfield did. Post 81 defeated Quincy Post 294, 7-2, in the first game of the day to … 0

Post 81 shocks Methuen, 5-3

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Greenfield Post 81 knocked off the only remaining unbeaten team in the Junior American Legion Baseball State Tournament and played its way into the final day of competition with a 5-3 victory over Methuen Post 122 Tuesday night at Veterans Memorial Field in Greenfield. Greenfield and Methuen are joined by Quincy Post 294 … 0

Post 81 keeps rolling, 6-0

Monday, July 27, 2015

Greenfield Post 81 has quickly rebounded from its opening loss in the Junior American Legion State Tournament and moved closer to a berth in the Northeast Regionals. Torsten Sloan-Anderson chucked a three-hit shutout to lead Post 81 to a 6-0 victory over Littleton Post 249 in a losers’-bracket contest Monday afternoon at Veterans … 0

Post 81 ousts Foxborough, stays alive

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Noah Barnes tossed seven strong innings on Sunday and Greenfield Post 81 remained alive in the American Legion Baseball Junior Division State Championships with a 5-4 victory over Foxborough Post 93 at Veterans Memorial Field in Greenfield. Vets … 0

Greenfield braces for Junior Legion state tourney

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Greenfield Post 81’s Junior Division American Legion Baseball team may be only 2 years old, but it is quickly making its name known statewide. After making a run to the final three teams in the Massachusetts Junior Division … 0

Hastings & son on the road with the Big Shots

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Pioneer Valley Regional School basketball player Brad Hastings is getting quite an opportunity to showcase his talents this weekend. Hastings is the only Franklin County player on the Dream Elite AAU basketball team roster that secured a place … 0

Dream team oversees Coaches Classic

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Gary Mullins’ spring months are primarily focused on coaching his highly successful Turners Falls High School softball team. Once the season ends, he joins forces with Jake Shulda, Mark Sullivan, Rich Mascavage and George Emery to organize and … 0

Greenfield sweeps Agawam, 21-0, 5-2

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Greenfield Post 81 began its defense of the WMass American Legion Baseball title by sweeping Agawam Post 185 in the best-of-three first round over the weekend. Post 81 entered the postseason as hot as any team in western Mass. and it didn’t stop as Greenfield rolled over Agawam … 0

Greyhound Passing League Camp underway

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Local high school football players will get a new opportunity to hit the gridiron this summer. The Greyhound Passing League Camp kicked off on Monday night, and it’s unlike anything ever offered in the area. Each Monday beginning at 5 p.m., teams get together and play against one … 0

Post 81 turns back Aldenville, 6-4

Sunday, July 5, 2015

GREENFIELD — It might not have qualified as a “fireworks display,” but Greenfield Post 81 used a three-run fifth-inning outburst to topple Aldenville Post 337, 6-4, in a Western Massachusetts Senior American Legion Baseball game Sunday night at Veterans Memorial Field. The Greenfield fireworks took place about 40 … 0

Post 81 slips past Northampton, 4-3

Thursday, July 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — When you’re hot, everything just seems to go right, and Greenfield Post 81 is on fire. Post 81 pitching got out of a pair of late-inning jams, and Luke Bakker’s two-out RBI single in the bottom of the sixth wound up being the difference as Greenfield … 0

Post 81 smacks Westfield

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Greenfield Post 81 record five straight hits in the first inning and finished with 15 as it rolled to a six-inning, 14-2 verdict over Westfield Post 124 in a Western Massachusetts Senior American Legion Baseball game Wednesday night … 0

Post 81 dumps Amherst

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Turners Falls High School teammates Tyler Charboneau and Nick York helped lead the offensive charge for Greenfield Post 81 by combining for five hits and seven RBIs as Post 81 defeated Amherst Post 148, 9-5, in American Legion Baseball Senior Division action Saturday at Ziomek Field in Amherst. … 0