High School Sports

Post 81 reaches end of road, 4-3

Thursday, July 31, 2014

SUDBURY — Baseball is a game of inches and, on Thursday, the closest of plays just did not go the way of Greenfield Post 81. Brody Markol had what appeared to be a double taken away from him in the ninth inning and Greenfield’s attempt to rally from two runs down in the final frame came up just short as the tying run was left stranded 90 feet from home … 1

Ames keeps Post 81 alive, 4-1

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SUDBURY — In a game of missed opportunities to score runs for Greenfield Post 81, Niko Ames came through when it counted. The Post 81 shortstop blasted a two-out, bases-clearing double with the bags full in the top of the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie and Greenfield survived to play another … 0

Bulletin Board: Junior Legion crushes Braintree in semifinals, 10-5

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Greenfield Post 81 Junior American Legion Baseball team continued its charge toward a state championship with a 10-5 victory over previously unbeaten Braintree Post 86 in the Junior Department Championships Wednesday night at Szot Park in Chicopee. Greenfield faces unbeaten Littleton Post 249 today at 4:30 in the finals. If Greenfield wins, it will face Braintree for the championship approximately 45 minutes … 0

Indians a win away, 5-1

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WORCESTER — It’s not how many hits you get, but what you do with them. Turners Falls High School was limited to just six hits against Assabet Valley Technical High School pitcher Maddy Parmeter Wednesday afternoon, but three … 0

Popusoi defends state crown

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Greenfield High School pole vaulter extraordinaire Vlad Popusoi was just looking for a chance to defend his All-State pole-vault championship. He not only did that, but he went down in the record books in the process. Popusoi set … 0

Turners-Assabet back after rainout

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Apparently, the weatherman was a little off. Spurred by the forecast of a 70 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms in the Worcester area Tuesday afternoon, MIAA State Softball Tournament Director Rich Lewis opted to play it safe … 0

Next up for Tribe: Assabet

Monday, June 9, 2014

One team is looking to add to its storied legacy, the other is seeking revenge for a painful extra-inning loss. Turners Falls High School and Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School of Marlborough return to the scene 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