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A Kingston Post 387 baserunner dives safely back into first base Saturday as Greenfield Post 81 first baseman Sam Downes awaits the thropw Saturday in Sudbury, where Greenfield opened the 2014 American Legion Baseball Senior Division State Tournament with a 7-5 win.
Special to The Recorder/Jane K. Ames

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 will take on Milford Post 59 today … 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

Graves named Turners’ new AD

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — The hometown boy is finally coming home. Adam Graves, a 1996 Turners Falls High School graduate and former starting Indians quarterback, returned to his alma mater Tuesday afternoon when he officially accepted the positions of athletic director and physical-education teacher. Graves, 36, replaces Glenn Doulette, who left to become West Springfield … 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

Jaywalking: Mayo bet

Monday, June 2, 2014

I betcha! Those words can be described many ways. Call it the start to a challenge or call them fighting words, but when one person begins a sentence with “I bet you,” it’s put-up or shut-up time for the challenged. That person must either accept the bet, or … 0

Wave ousts Rams on road

Monday, June 2, 2014

SOUTHWICK — The first 31/ 3 innings Monday gave little indication of the deluge that would soon follow for Greenfield High School. After going hitless into the fourth inning, Greenfield’s bats awoke for a dozen hits from that point forward, with the decisive three-run rally coming in the … 0