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Legion baseball: Belchertown, Northampton both pick up victories
07-12-2024 8:36 PM

The challenges keep coming, but Belchertown Post 239 continues to thwart all comers in the American Legion Senior Division.Visiting Westfield held Post 239 to just three hits on Friday night, but Beau Elson smacked a home run and the pitching combo of...

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“Bigger Than Sports” non-profit hosting 3-on-3 basketball tournament Saturday in Amherst
07-11-2024 4:49 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — There is no better feeling than when an idea turns into a plan, and that plan comes to fruition.Ian Waite would be the first to co-sign that.After a year of non-stop work to organize an action plan and find people with a similar vision to...


Youth baseball: Northampton 13U All-Stars finish season, Amherst Koufax wins
07-08-2024 4:46 PM

The Northampton 13U baseball All-Star team watched its terrific season come to a close on Saturday afternoon, falling 3-2 on a walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh inning against Bridgewater in the Massachusetts Intermediate 50/70 sectional...


2024 Bay State Games: Hampshire County athletes set to compete in annual event
07-08-2024 4:16 PM

By GARRETT COTE

The Bay State Games are back this summer, as each of the eight sports kicks off at some point within the next two weeks. Baseball and softball start things off on Tuesday, boys and girls soccer begin Thursday, field hockey starts Friday, boys and...


Gazette Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year: Moriah Luetjen, Amherst
07-08-2024 4:07 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Moriah Luetjen hadn’t competed in an outdoor track event since her freshman year, when she appeared in the New Balance Nationals – winning the Freshman Girls 400-meter final.Coming into this spring as a junior at Amherst Regional, as much as...


On The Run with John Stifler: Shelburne Falls’ Kayla Lampe gives Mount Washington a local flavor
07-05-2024 9:30 AM

In 1972, UMass graduate Charlotte Lettis, then 22 years old and living in Amherst, became the first women’s winner of the Mt. Washington Road Race. A pioneer in the evolution of women’s long-distance running from fitness jogging to hardcore...


“I like proving the boys wrong:” Belchertown’s Rioghán Auffrey, Eliza Boyko starring on 12U All-Star baseball team
07-04-2024 1:15 PM

By GARRETT COTE

NORTHAMPTON — During one of the Belchertown 12U All-Star baseball team’s games earlier this summer, assistant coach Kevin Auffrey overheard one of the kids on the opposing team say something that cracked him up.His daughter, Rioghán, was playing...


Local baseball: Ryan Gould tosses no-hitter in Belchertown Post 239’s win over North Adams
07-02-2024 8:58 PM

Ryan Gould’s pitching couldn’t be touched by the North Adams Post 125 lineup on Tuesday evening. The Belchertown Post 239 hurler tossed a no-hitter in Post 239’s 13-0, five-inning American Legion Senior Division win on the road.Gould only struck out...


Legion baseball: James Lavallee lifts Northampton past Easthampton, Ian McDonald’s walk-off hit power Belchertown
07-01-2024 9:26 PM

By GARRETT COTE

James Lavallee continued his dominant summer on Monday evening, tossing a one-hitter in Northampton Post 28’s 11-1 win over Easthampton Post 224 in American Legion Senior Division action at Arcanum Field in Northampton.Lavallee, a rising senior at...


Former UMass star Heather MacLean finishes 7th in 1,500 meters at U.S. Track & Field Olympic Trials
06-30-2024 8:22 PM

Former UMass star Heather MacLean was less than 400 meters away from a second consecutive Olympic berth on Sunday night.The 28-year-old from Peabody, who qualified for the 2020 Olympics after taking third place in the 1,500 meters at the previous U.S....


Track & field: Northampton's Gabby Thomas wins 200 meters at U.S. Olympic Trials
06-29-2024 11:46 PM

By EDDIE PELLS

EUGENE, Ore. — Sha’Carri Richardson got passed on the outside down the stretch and finished fourth in the 200-meter final at U.S. track trials Saturday, meaning she’ll only have one chance for an individual Olympic gold medal next month in...


Gabby Thomas, Heather MacLean punch tickets to event finals at U.S. Track & Field Olympic Trials
06-29-2024 12:31 AM

By GARRETT COTE

A sly smirk appeared on Gabby Thomas’ face as she looked up with wide eyes at the board to see a time of 21.78 seconds.Thomas, a former star at Williston Northampton, coasted to not only a win in her heat during Friday night’s 200 meter semifinals in...


Gabby Thomas, Heather MacLean advance to semifinal rounds at U.S. Track & Field Olympic Trials
06-27-2024 9:23 PM

It’s onto the semifinals for a pair of athletes with local ties at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials.Former Williston Northampton standout Gabby Thomas, and former UMass star Heather MacLean both advanced through the opening rounds of their...


Youth baseball: Northampton holds off Southampton to win Massachusetts Intermediate 50/70 District 2 title (PHOTOS)
06-26-2024 9:00 PM

By GARRETT COTE

NORTHAMPTON — Layne Nagle may have taken a spill rounding first as the 13U Northampton All-Stars baseball team took a victory lap with their new championship banner, but he bounced up right away – an illuminating smile across his face.That same...


Title run ‘a beautiful thing’ for Northampton native and die-hard Boston Celtics fan Christopher Camposeo
06-21-2024 5:31 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Christopher Camposeo couldn’t muster up the energy to fly back to Boston for Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks. Born and raised in Northampton but now living in Miami, Fla., the 41-year old die-hard Celtics fan...


Track and Field: Amherst, Holyoke compete in Nike Outdoor Nationals in Oregon
06-20-2024 7:39 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

Six Amherst track and field athletes and the Holyoke girls 4x100 squad made the trip to Eugene, Oregon for Nike Outdoor Nationals held on June 12-15.It was the first trip to Nike Outdoor Nationals for all 10 athletes. Holyoke had never sent a team to...


Local baseball: Northampton Post 28 falls to Pittsfield in Senior Legion action
06-19-2024 8:45 PM

It looked promising for the Northampton Post 28 Senior Division American Legion team through two and a half innings, as Liam Flynn belted a two-out, three-run home run to put them ahead 4-2 against Pittsfield Post 68.But the game’s next 12 runs...


High school baseball: Amherst earns HFBUA Sportsmanship Award for 2024 season
06-19-2024 4:43 PM

By GARRETT COTE

What started as a friendly gesture turned into a common occurrence for Jeff Gladu and his Amherst Regional High School baseball team this spring.Early in the season, opposing coaches addressed Gladu following the handshake line after their games to...


Briefs: Belchertown scores 9 unearned runs to take American Legion victory over Northampton
06-19-2024 12:00 AM

Belchertown Post 239 used a six-run second inning and a six-run third inning to get past Northampton Post 28 13-11 on Tuesday night.Northampton starter Griffin Smiarowski only allowed four earned runs on six hits and three walks over five innings of...


Youth baseball: Amherst, South Hadley Suburban teams enjoy “great experience” playing at UMass’ Lorden Field
06-13-2024 9:12 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Although the stage might have been the biggest one the Amherst and South Hadley Suburban League 15U Koufax Division teams had ever stepped foot on, both teams rose to the occasion at Earl Lorden Field on the campus of UMass on Thursday...


500-plus cyclists expected for annual Bikes Fight Cancer fundraiser
06-13-2024 1:59 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — If you see groups of bikers on the road anywhere between Deerfield and Northfield on Saturday morning, they are likely one of hundreds of people riding in the fifth annual Bikes Fight Cancer fundraiser.Kicking off at Tree House...

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