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High School Sports

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

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

Turners prevails in 12

Monday, June 2, 2014

GRANBY — Disappointment turned to a brief moment of devastation three innings later for the Turners Falls High School baseball team, but a controversial judgment call gave the season a reprieve. The Indians took advantage and went on … 0

Athol stuns Palmer, 7-2

Monday, June 2, 2014

PALMER — The Athol High School baseball team may have picked up the 12th seed in the WMass Division III Baseball Tournament a week ago, but since that time, the Red Raiders have looked like anything but a low seed. The Red Raiders continued their magical postseason run … 0

Green Wave boys, girls ousted by Monument

Monday, June 2, 2014

Greenfield High School was hoping to win two more matches and capture a Western Massachusetts championship. Unfortunately, Monument Mountain Regional High School derailed their plans. The third-seeded Spartans pulled out all three matches that went three sets and … 0

Bulletin Board: Miner Heptathlon leader

Monday, June 2, 2014

Kat Miner of Frontier Regional School registered 2,188 points to lead the way after four events in Day 1 of the Western Massachusetts Heptathlon on Monday at Northampton High School. Kesheal Henderson of Mohawk Trail Regional High School is in second with 1,962 points, followed by teammate Ashley … 0

Indians smack St. Joe’s

Sunday, June 1, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Mackenzie Phillips fired a one-hitter and struck out 12 to help Turners Falls High School overcome a subpar effort and beat St. Joseph’s Central High School, 10-0, in the quarterfinals of the Western Massachusetts Division III Softball Tournament on a damp Saturday night at the … 0

Pioneer sent packing, 8-0

Sunday, June 1, 2014

SHEFFIELD — The two-hour drive to this picturesque town near the Connecticut and New York borders is tough enough. Facing arguably the best pitcher in western Massachsuetts is another matter entirely. Pioneer Valley Regional School faced that challenge on a windy and mostly overcast Saturday afternoon against defending … 0

Monson ousts Raiders, 6-2

Sunday, June 1, 2014

MONSON— Monson High School’s Carly Zielinski was a one-player wrecking crew Saturday afternoon at Quarry Hill School, as the No. 2 seed Mustangs defeated 10th-seeded Athol High School, 6-2, in the quarterfinals of the Western Massachusetts Division III Softball Tournament. Zielinski was the winning pitcher for the Mustangs … 0

Popusoi breaks meet record

Sunday, June 1, 2014

FITCHBURG — Vladimir Popusoi let out a yell and said to no one in particular, “Let’s go.” It was the Greenfield High School senior’s way of motivating himself for pole-vault competiton. Popusoi set a meet record by clearing … 0

Hawks win wild one, 9-8

Friday, May 30, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Friday’s Western Massachusetts Division II Softball Tournament quarterfinal featured a number of timely hits, but none was bigger than Sarah Toomey’s one-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Frontier Regional School junior … 0