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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

Longstreeth, Falcons shut down Tribe, 1-0

Sunday, June 14, 2015

AMHERST — Turners Falls High School had a chance to strike early. With a pitcher like David Longstreeth going for Smith Academy, the Indians knew they needed to be aggressive. But perfect execution by the Falcons cut down a would-be run in the first inning, one that could … 0

Miner New England high-jump queen

Sunday, June 14, 2015

You can add New England champion to the long list of accolades that Frontier Regional School high jumper Kat Miner has earned this spring. Miner had already proven that she was head and shoulders above the competition in the state this season, and on Saturday she showed the … 0

Turners wants to break 73-year WMass drought

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Turners Falls High School baseball team should have plenty of revenge on its mind today when it takes Earl Lorden Field on the campus of UMass at 10:30 a.m. for the WMass Division IV Baseball Tournament championship. … 0

Indians looking to defend WMass title

Friday, June 12, 2015

Based on seeds alone, today’s Western Massachusetts Division III Softball Tournament championship game looks like the ideal matchup on paper — top-seeded Monson High School against No. 2 seed Turners Falls High School. In reality, this is the … 0

Unbeaten Wave comes up short, 3-2

Thursday, June 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — Thursday’s WMass Division III Boys’ Tennis Tournament semifinal match pitted two teams that had thus far exceeded their own preseason expectations. Both teams entered this season with young starting lineups. Top-seeded Greenfield High School had just … 0

Hampshire ousts game Red Hawks, 4-0

Thursday, June 11, 2015

AMHERST — Both sides of the Western Massachusetts Division II Softball Tournament semifinal were familiar at UMass’ Sortino Field. But, the Frontier Regional School softball team has yet to raise a trophy there and won’t be doing so this season. Why? Well, because top-seeded, high-powered Hampshire Regional High … 0

Tribe seals another trip to WM finals

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

AMHERST — No matter how they materialize, Turners Falls High School seems to make situations work to its advantage. The second-seeded Indians benefited from Mount Everett Regional School’s missed opportunity in the top of the first inning and … 0

Indians unload on Hopkins, 14-7

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

AMHERST — The Turners Falls High School offense has not been the most consistent unit this season, but you would have never known it Wednesday. The third-seeded Indians scored 11 times in the first three innings, including a … 0

Neutral sites to host football championships

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The West Division high school football championships game will be played at neutral sites beginning this fall. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Board of Directors passed a recommendation by the MIAA Football Committee to have the West and Central Football Championships hosted at neutral sites beginning this fall. … 0

Post 81 opens season on the road tonight

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

It won’t be easy for the Greenfield Post 81 American Legion Baseball team — which opens tonight at 5:45 at Pittsfield — to achieve as much success as last year. The summer of 2014 went down as one of the most memorable seasons ever for the Post 81 … 0