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Greenfield catcher Jake Elwell braces for a tag at the plate against a Milford baserunner Tuesday night at Feeley Field in Sudbury, where the local Post 81 nine was dropped into the loser's bracket of the America Legion Baseball state tournament with an 11-1 defeat.
Special to The Recorder/Jane K. Ames

Milford rocks Post 81

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dan Mantoni tossed six innings of two-hit ball and Milford Post 59 scored seven times in the sixth inning to break open a close game and post an 11-1 victory over Greenfield Post 81 in an American Legion Baseball Department Championship winner’s-bracket game Tuesday at Feeley Field in Sudbury. The game was called in the bottom of the eighth inning … 0

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 … 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

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

Indians, other schools deal with SAT conflicts

Friday, June 6, 2014

Despite concerns from both teams in this morning’s Western Mass. Division IV Baseball Tournament championship at 10:30 regarding conflicts with the SATs, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association will not move the game to a later date. Turners Falls High School had four players scheduled to take the SATs, … 0

Top seeds Sadri, Popusoi lead locals into All-State

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Darion Sadri and Vlad Popusoi lead the field of local track athletes into Saturday’s All-State Track and Field meet at Bridgewater State University. Both boys are No. 1 seeds entering their events and will have the rest of the field chasing them. A total of nine girls and … 0

Turners Falls moves to finals, 3-0

Thursday, June 5, 2014

GREENFIELD — Tyler Charboneau was facing every pitcher’s worst nightmare when he entered the game in the top of the sixth inning. The Turners Falls High School senior was coming in with nobody out and the bases loaded … 0

Amherst High School accuses Smith Voke of recruiting

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Administrators at Amherst Regional High School have contacted the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association with charges that Smith Vocational coaches were on school grounds attempting to convince four Amherst freshman basketball players to transfer to Smith in violation of the MIAA’s rules that prohibit recruiting. The unauthorized presence on … 0

Raiders fall by wayside

Thursday, June 5, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The runaway train that was 12th-seeded Athol High School came up one stop short in the Western Massachusetts Division III Baseball Tournament, falling in the semifinals to No.1 seed Monument Mountain Regional High School, 4-2, at the Bordeau Complex. Athol (13-10) brought the tying runs … 0

Indians march to final, 10-1

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

AMHERST — Turners Falls High School has an offense that’s good enough to beat most teams in western Massachusetts without any help. On Wednesday, the Indians got all kinds of it from a shaky Monson High School defense … 0

Swipe of home sparks Wave

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

NORTH ADAMS — Garrett Hudson knows a little something about pitching. So when the Greenfield High School ace reached third base with nobody out in the fourth inning of the Western Massachusetts Division III Baseball Tournament semifinals Wednesday, he began sizing up the delivery of Drury High School … 0

Bulletin Board: Warriors win Heptathlon

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Mohawk Trail Regional High School won the final event of the day to claim the team championship in the Western Massachusetts Girls’ Heptathlon Tuesday at Northampton High School. The Warriors finished with 9,861 points to edge runner-up Frontier, which ended up with 9,609 points. Kesheal Henderson of Mohawk … 0

Hawks shed semifinal jinx, 6-5

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

AMHERST— In what turned out to be a down-to-the-wire nail-biter, Frontier Regional School advanced to the Western Massachusetts Division II Softball Tournament championship game for the first time since 2006 with a 6-5 semifinal victory over Palmer High … 0