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Class D baseball: Ware outlasts Pioneer 2-1 in 11 innings to win WMass title (PHOTOS)

05-28-2024 10:58 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

HOLYOKE — The rematch of the 2023 Western Mass. Class D title game lived up to the hype. Top-seeded Pioneer entered Tuesday’s Class D final against No. 2 Ware hoping to avenge its loss from last year’s championship — a 2-1 Ware win in 10 innings — and...


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Bulletin: McHugh shoots top point quota at CCG

05-28-2024 9:34 PM

Ann McHugh shot the top point quota of one in Flight One in a contest at Country Club of Greenfield Tuesday. Susan O’Connor and Teresa Varner tied for second (0). Susan Parker had the top point quota in Flight Two (11) while Sue McDonald placed second...


WMass softball: Greenfield-Franklin Tech, Turners-Lee set for championship games Wednesday

05-28-2024 5:19 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

Going into the season, there was a case to be made that the top three softball pitchers in the entire MIAA Division 5 field resided in Franklin County.That would Greenfield’s MacKenzie Paulin, Turners Falls’ Madi Liimatainen and Franklin Tech’s Hannah...


Bulletin Board: Four Rivers boys take second at Div. 1 State Ultimate Tournament

05-27-2024 1:03 PM

The Massachusetts Division 1 State Ultimate Tournament took place on Saturday and Sunday in Northampton, with the Four Rivers boys earning second place. On Saturday, the Otters knocked off Northampton (13-8), Sharon (13-7) and Masconomet (12-0) to go...


Mohawk Trail’s Chay Mojallali ties for first place in boys high jump at MIAA Div. 6 Track & Field Championships (PHOTOS)

05-25-2024 7:59 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

NORTH ANDOVER — Mohawk Trail’s Chay Mojallali continues to rack up medals in the boys high jump. Mojallali, a junior, was the top seed going into Saturday’s MIAA Division 6 Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Merrimack College and left a...


Class C softball: MacKenzie Paulin tosses no-hitter, top-seeded Greenfield blanks McCann Tech 6-0 for spot in title game (PHOTOS)

05-25-2024 5:36 PM

By GEORGE MILLER

GREENFIELD — Over the last handful of years, Greenfield has made Western Massachusetts softball championship games a familiar destination, and now a very familiar local foe awaits the Green Wave there.MacKenzie Paulin buzzed through the McCann Tech...


High Schools: Turners softball reached Class D finals with 5-0 win over Hopkins (PHOTOS)

05-24-2024 9:11 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

TURNERS — The Turners Falls softball team finds itself in a familiar position. After squeaking out a 1-0 win over eighth-seeded Mount Everett in the quarterfinals, the top-seeded Thunder hosted No. 4 Hopkins Academy with a spot in the Western Mass....


Crumpin-Fox Club wins Region 8 in Mass Golf Women’s Spring Cup

05-24-2024 9:09 PM

Lisa Sullivan, Terry Boyce, Jill Waldron, Corky Sysun, Valerie Esquer, Julia Wallace and Lorraine Cetto were able to celebrate on Thursday after their round at Waubeeka Golf Links in Williamstown. Competing in the MassGolf Women’s Spring Cup, the...


Keeping Score with Chip Ainsworth: Checking in on things at UMass

05-24-2024 8:01 PM

Good morning!John Kennedy is fuming over the way UMass-Amherst’s faculty and staff have thrown Chancellor Javier Reyes under the bus. Earlier this month hundreds of anti-Israel, pro Palestinian/Hamas radicals set up an encampment outside the student...


High Schools: Pioneer baseball advances to Class D finals with 5-0 triumph over Turners

05-23-2024 9:12 PM

By GEORGE MILLER

NORTHFIELD — A key midgame defensive play Thursday night gave Pioneer the momentum it needed and stopped Turners Falls in its tracks.The host Panthers had just taken a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning of their Western Mass. Class D baseball...


Bulletin Board: Freedom Credit Union knocks off Fitzgerald in GMLB action

05-23-2024 9:11 PM

Ben Koppenheffer and Eli Koppenheffer each had three hits while Noah Marguet pitched in Freedom Credit Union’s 15-8 win over Fitzgerald Real Estate on Thursday in a GMLB contest. Jacolby Dyer had four hits while Lucas Walker tallied two hits for...


Multiple locals impress during first day of MIAA Div. 6 State Track and Field Championship on Thursday

05-23-2024 9:09 PM

A number of local athletes traveled to Merrimack College on Thursday to compete in Day One of the MIAA Div. 6 Outdoor Track and Field Championship, with multiple locals earning top 10 finishes. Mahar’s Stellina Moore was the top local finisher on the...


Softball: Nine-run first inning helps propel No. 2 Franklin Tech past Drury, 20-2, and into Class C final

05-23-2024 8:13 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

TURNERS FALLS — Franklin Tech softball coach Joe Gamache couldn’t have dreamed up a better start for his team in Thursday’s Western Mass. Class C semifinal against Drury. The second-seeded Eagles came to the plate in the first and their first seven...


Bulletin board: Kerivan, Towne power Pipione’s in Newt Guilbault win

05-22-2024 8:57 PM

Liam Kerivan and Spencer Towne combined for 14 strikeouts on the mound for Pipione’s Sport Shop, which held off Turners Falls Athletic Club for a 9-8 victory in Newt Guilbault Community Baseball League action on Wednesday in Turners FallsTowne was...


High schools: Greenfield baseball, softball both punch Class C semifinal tickets

05-22-2024 8:52 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

It took two days, but the Greenfield baseball team is one step closer to a sectional title.The third-seeded Green Wave led 4-0 when their Western Mass. Class C quarterfinal game with No. 6 Athol was halted in the second inning on Tuesday. Twenty-four...


Class B softball: Skyler Steele belts 100th career hit, Frontier edged by Hampshire 4-3 in semifinals (PHOTOS)

05-22-2024 8:12 PM

By GARRETT COTE

WESTHAMPTON — The Hampshire softball team’s offense can only be bottled up for so long before they finally string together a rally.The second-seeded Raiders picked a good time for it late in Wednesday afternoon’s Western Mass. Class B semifinal game...


‘Such a great honor:’ Greenfield’s Kelly Doton to be inducted into the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame on Friday

05-22-2024 4:41 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

Greenfield High School alum Kelly Doton has accomplished just about everything she could have hoped for in the sport of field hockey.Doton has won everywhere she’s been, starting with the Green Wave where she helped bring Greenfield a state...


Tatum scores 36, Brown hits 3 to force OT and Celtics edge Pacers 133-128 in Game 1 of East finals

05-21-2024 11:37 PM

By KYLE HIGHTOWER

BOSTON  — Jayson Tatum scored 36 points, including 10 in overtime after Jaylen Brown’s tying 3-pointer with 6.1 seconds remaining in regulation, and the Boston Celtics rallied just in time for a 133-128 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night...


Baseball: Greenfield-Athol Western Mass. Class C quarterfinal game suspended due to weather in 2nd inning (PHOTOS)

05-21-2024 9:05 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

GREENFIELD – Mother Nature put a halt to the Greenfield-Athol Western Mass. Class C quarterfinal game on Tuesday. The third-seeded Green Wave held a 4-0 lead over the No. 6 Bears when the rain began pouring at Vets Field. The game was suspended there...


Bulletin Board: Kelsey Richardson, Herkimer softball team qualify for NJCAA Div. 3 World Series

05-21-2024 8:55 PM

Kelsey Richardson and the Herkimer College (N.Y.) softball team are back in the NJCAA Division III Softball World Series.Richardson — a Greenfield alum — helped the Generals take the Region 3A finals by taking two out of three games against Jefferson...



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