Sheffield wins Western Mass.

Sheffield wins Western Mass.

LENOX — For much of the Junior American Legion schedule, Sheffield Post 340 ran roughshod over its competition. But after a lopsided loss at the hands of East Longmeadow Wednesday set up a do-or-die final of the double-elimination district tournament. With home-field advantage on its side, Sheffield cruised past East Longmeadow this time, winning 9-2 […]

Paddy Sullivan scores big

Paddy Sullivan scores big

By Stephanie DuPont Plink! Plink! Plink! That is the sound made when a bullet impacts a steel target. Welcome to the exciting world of action shooting, a sport like no other offering an absolutely “level playing field” across genders and age. The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is the national governing body for the Scholastic […]

Suns represent at All-Star Game

Suns represent at All-Star Game

PITTSFIELD — On Tuesday, July 16, the best players from across the Futures Collegiate Baseball League gathered at Wahconah Park for the longest, but most important, day of their summer. The Pittsfield Suns hosted the league’s All-Star Game, Home Run Derby and Scout Day, where those shining brightest in the league can display their talents […]

Post 340 overcomes slow start for road win

Post 340 overcomes slow start for road win

EAST LONGMEADOW — For the first couple innings of its game Tuesday, the Sheffield Post 340 baseball team was just going through the motions. As the temperatures have risen and we reach the dog days of summer, players have to battle not only the fatigue of having played baseball nearly non-stop since April, but how […]

Sheffield Post 340 comes together for win

Sheffield Post 340 comes together for win

GREENFIELD — Baseball is special because it is the only sport in which a winning team cannot run out the clock. All 27, or in the case of high school baseball 21, outs must be recorded to preserve a win. Sheffield Post 340 experienced that first-hand Friday night. Post 340 pulled together to top Greenfield […]

Wildcats overwhelmed in state final match

Wildcats overwhelmed in state final match

SHREWSBURY — The storylines for Wednesday’s Division III girls’ tennis state championship nearly wrote themselves. Two Wildcats, Weston and Lee, entered undefeated at a combined 42-0. Weston, coming from the third-to-last exit on the Mass Pike on the eastern end, and Lee, from the second-to-last exit to the west, met in the middle at St. […]

Millionaires fall just short of WMass crown

Millionaires fall just short of WMass crown

AMHERST — Less than 24 hours after their come-from-behind win in the sectional semifinal, the Lenox baseball team took the field at UMass hoping to continue their Cinderella run through the tournament, entering as the lower-seeded team for the third consecutive game. Still on an emotional high from their win the day before Lenox rolled […]

Wildcats finish second in the West

Wildcats finish second in the West

SPRINGFIELD — This season, the Lee boys’ tennis team was not expecting to be a tournament team. With an experienced roster, this season looked like it could be a year of building toward the future for coach John Perry, but what came out of it was a trophy and expectations for years to come. Lee’s […]

Wildcats win Western Mass. again

Wildcats win Western Mass. again

SPRINGFIELD — The Lee girls’ tennis team pulled into Forest Park in Springfield Tuesday afternoon confident, but not cocky. Having lost just one rostered player from last year’s sectional championship team that cruised past South Hadley, the Wildcats had been there and done that, they just had to do it again. They did just that, […]

Eagles cruise to postseason berth

Eagles cruise to postseason berth

Entering Thursday night, the Mt. Everett Eagles needed just one win to guarantee themselves a spot in the Western Mass. Division IV tournament for the second straight season. They left North Adams with The Eagles swept the Drury Blue Devils, winning the first game by mercy rule 16-1, then cruising to a 4-0 victory in […]