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Jaywalking: Tight team

Monday, July 28, 2014

There are lots of things to do on a summer evening in our area. Cooking on the grill, sitting around the campfire or on a patio, or going for a walk or a run as the sun sets are some ways to enjoy the evening and relax. Another activity that screams summer evenings is taking in a baseball game, and that’s something I’ve been able to do in recent weeks, … 0

Greenfield nine opens with 7-5 victory

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The only thing that has been able to prevent Greenfield Post 81 from winning of late has been the weather. On Sunday, one day after Greenfield opened the American Legion Baseball Senior Division State Championships with a victory, rain and thunderstorms washed out the action and postponed games until today. That means Greenfield … 0

Post 81 marches to states, 5-4

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Post 81’s Luke Bakker got to experience the lows and the highs of baseball Thursday. After a fluky play in the top of the sixth inning bounced over the head of the first baseman to plate the tying run, Bakker blooped a two-out single to left-center in the bottom of … 0

Jaywalking: MIAA strikes again

Monday, June 9, 2014

This past weekend was supposed to be for some the fulfillment of high school dreams. It became a nightmare. The common villain in all cases? No! You won’t believe it: The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. It was not a good weekend for the folks at the MIAA offices, … 0

No-no spices Post 81 opener

Monday, June 9, 2014

Ben Ruddock helped get Tim Capuano’s American Legion coaching career off to a fast start. Ruddock chucked a no-hitter and Greenfield Post 81’s offense took advantage of six Belchertown Post 239 errors to post a five-inning, 13-0 victory … 0

Phillips delivers perfect title

Sunday, June 8, 2014

AMHERST — Mackenzie Phillips needed just 77 pitches to achieve perfection — and make history at the same time. Phillips, Turners Falls High School’s prized sophomore pitcher, hurled the area’s first-ever perfect game in a Western Massachusetts softball … 0

Spartans eliminate Wave, 4-0

Sunday, June 8, 2014

AMHERST — An uncharacteristically poor defensive performance proved to be much of the undoing of the Greenfield High School baseball team in Saturday’s Western Mass. Division III baseball championship game. Monument Mountain Regional High School pitcher Peter Oggiani did the rest. The sixth-seeded Green Wave committed five errors … 0

Valiant Hawks fall in 10

Sunday, June 8, 2014

AMHERST— Someone had to win, and someone had to lose. Such is life, and in the finals of the Western Massachusetts Division II softball tournament, No. 1 seed Hampshire Regional High School and No. 3 Frontier Regional School went toe-to-toe all day Saturday, and had to play three … 0

Turners comes up short in title game

Sunday, June 8, 2014

AMHERST — There were still six innings left to play, but the first inning ended up deciding the inaugural Western Massachusetts Division IV Baseball Championship Saturday at Earl Lorden Field. Turners Falls High School loaded the bases with nobody out but couldn’t score. Hopkins Academy then put up … 0

Sadri, Popusoi advance

Sunday, June 8, 2014

It was not a great day for local athletes at the All-State Track & Field meet at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater on Saturday. While two athletes qualified for next weekend’s New England meet, many of the locals failed to live up to their seed and fell short … 0

Lights go out on pole vaulters

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Perhaps the biggest story from Saturday’s All-State Track and Field meet was from the only event that never finished. Greenfield High School’s Vlad Popusoi was still jumping along with four other pole vaulters at 9:30 p.m. at Bridgewater State University when the lights went out, and the official … 0

Balanced Post 81 looks to make run at state berth

Friday, June 6, 2014

The best word to describe Greenfield Post 81 this season might be balanced. The American Legion baseball team that calls Veterans Memorial Field its home all summer will kick off the season on road on Monday night when it heads to Parson’s Field in Belchertown at 5:45 to … 0

4 locals go for WMass crowns

Friday, June 6, 2014

Teams throughout western Massachusetts have battled through their respective baseball and softball tournaments, and today, on the campus of UMass, the remaining clubs will fight for sectional supremacy. Of the 12 remaining teams in three divisions in baseball … 0