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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

Ludlow beats sloppy Post 81

Thursday, June 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Post 81 entered Thursday night’s American Legion contest against Ludlow Post 52 having beaten its previous four opponents. That streak came to an end as Greenfield did enough to beat itself. The Greenfield nine committed five errors and struggled to come up with timely hits … 0

Post 81 drops Springfield

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

After getting off to a slow start, Greenfield Post 81 chipped away and pulled out its fourth straight win. Greenfield was getting shut out until it scored four in the fifth inning and added another in the sixth … 0

Indians after 7th state crown

Friday, June 19, 2015

Turners Falls High School will attempt to win its seventh MIAA State Softball Championship this morning when it faces Millis High School in the Division III title tilt starting at 11 a.m. at UMass’ Sortino Field. What’s rare … 0

Duclos Jr. hired as Pioneer football coach

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Pioneer Valley Regional School football team is getting a youthful shot this fall. Steven Duclos has been hired as the head coach at Pioneer, the program’s third coach since it was reborn in 2005. The 20-year-old Duclos, … 0

Tribe marches back to state final

Thursday, June 18, 2015

AMHERST — As quickly as the proverbial door opened for Hopedale High School to jump out to a big early lead, Turners Falls High School slammed it shut. Mackenzie Phillips worked out of a first-inning jam and finished … 0

Post 81 posts first win; Junior Legion rolls

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Phew! That was the collective sigh of relief breathed by the Greenfield Post 81 American Legion Baseball team Thursday night, when it got off the schneid and recorded its first win of the season, 7-1 over Wilbraham Post 286 at Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham. Noah Barnes … 0

At last, Turners-Hopedale

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Turners Falls High School continues its quest for another state championship today at 4 p.m. at UMass’ Sortino Field against Hopedale High School in the State MIAA Division III Softball Tournament semifinals. It’s a familiar scenario for the 23-1 Indians — entering a state tournament game at a … 0

Norfolk County Rams eliminate Eagles, 15-3

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Norfolk County Agricultural High School used a pair of big innings to topple Franklin County Technical School, 15-3, in the State Small School Vocational Softball Tournament semifinals Wednesday afternoon at Nancy Gifford Field. The top-seeded … 0

Another delay

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Indians bury Monson, 13-0, for 17th title

Sunday, June 14, 2015

AMHERST — Some teams rely on quality pitching. Others are blessed with lethal offensive capabilities. When Turners Falls High School has both working in unison, the results can be devastating. Mackenzie Phillips fired a two-hit shutout supported by flawless defense, and the Indians’ offense shredded three Monson High … 0