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Greenfield Post 81 players swarm the mound following an exciting final out administered by center fielder Mark Buck, who dove in the lef-center-field power alley to rob Westfield's Rob Sullivan of extra bases.
Special to The Recorder/Jane K. Ames

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 the inning to put Post 81 ahead and Greenfield held on to win the District 1/2/3 Championship with a 5-4 victory over Westfield Post 124 at Veterans Memorial Field in Greenfield. Fourth-seeded Greenfield (19-4) finished off a two-game sweep of the best-of-three championship series over third-seeded Westfield and completed a perfect 5-0 … 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

Post 81 dumps Westfield, 3-1

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Greenfield Post 81 has a chance to sweep through the WMass American Legion Baseball tournament. Ben Ruddock turned in seven strong innings and Mark Buck hit a big third-inning RBI triple as Greenfield opened the best-of-three championship series with a 3-1 victory over Westfield Tuesday night at Bullens Field in Westfield. The two teams will meet in Game 2 tonight at 7:15 at … 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

Panthers blank Warriors, 7-0

Friday, May 30, 2014

PALMER — Connor Roche tossed six innings of four-hit ball to lead fourth-seeded Palmer High School to a 7-0 win over Mohawk Trail Regional High School in the first round of the Western Massachusetts Division III Baseball Tournament on Friday night at Legion Field. As if Mohawk didn’t … 0

Locals ready for C/WMass D-II meet

Friday, May 30, 2014

It’s time for the track and field individuals to shine. The Western-Central Mass. Division II Track and Field Championships take place today at 9:30 a.m. at Fitchburg State University and for the local teams, it’s now about the individuals. Last weekend was likely to be the final time … 0