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UMass hockey: Minutemen close out regular season with pivotal series at Maine

03-07-2024 4:35 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

Hockey East Tournament implications are on the line for the Massachusetts hockey team when it closes out its regular season with Maine this weekend. The Minutemen enter the weekend in a tie with Providence for fourth place in the league with 36...


Healthy again after a serious injury, Northampton’s Bri Heafey feeling rejuvenated during MIAA tourney run

03-07-2024 3:56 PM

By GARRETT COTE

NORTHAMPTON — A violent ‘pop’ feeling flowed through Bri Heafey’s right leg as she came to a jump stop – just like she had done hundreds of times in her life.This one felt noticeably unlike the rest.Heafey, freshman on the Northampton girls basketball...


Granby’s Mike Toth leads UMass baseball to first win over ranked opponent in over 20 years

03-07-2024 11:28 AM

CONNOR PIGNATELLO

Over the weekend, the UMass baseball team recorded its first win over a ranked opponent in over 20 years, handing No. 13 Virginia its first loss of the season with a 10-5 road win on Saturday afternoon.Granby High School graduate Mike Toth was at the...


UMass basketball: Shorthanded Minutemen survive, edge Fordham 66-64 to reach 20 wins

03-06-2024 10:54 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — There was a lot on the line heading into the UMass men’s basketball team’s matchup with Fordham on Wednesday night at the Mullins Center.The Minutemen were looking for their first 20-win season in 10 years, their first three-game conference...


MIAA boys basketball: Hopedale hands Granby 55-22 loss in Division 5 Round of 16

03-06-2024 8:26 PM

CONNOR PIGNATELLO

HOPEDALE – The Granby boys basketball team never got into any sort of rhythm against No. 8 Hopedale’s unique zone defense. The visiting ninth-seeded Rams saw their season come to an end with a 55-22 loss on Wednesday night in the MIAA Division 5 Round...


MIAA girls basketball: Millbury overcomes slow start to get past upset-minded Hampshire in Div. 4 Round of 16 (PHOTOS)

03-06-2024 8:19 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

MILLBURY – It was a dream start for the Hampshire Regional girls basketball team Wednesday night.On the road in hostile territory complete with a pep band and a packed house for their MIAA Division 4 Round of 16 game against No. 9 Millbury, the...


UMass basketball: Minutewomen advance in Atlantic 10 tourney with 54-49 win over La Salle

03-06-2024 3:25 PM

By GARRETT COTE

The previous two times the UMass women’s basketball team played La Salle this season, the Minutewomen held late leads in the fourth quarter and watched them slip away en route to two heartbreaking conference defeats.But on Wednesday afternoon in...


MIAA girls basketball: Bri Heafey, Northampton hold off Mansfield for spot in Div. 2 quarterfinals (PHOTOS)

03-05-2024 9:33 PM

By GEORGE MILLER

NORTHAMPTON — They may not have been the biggest 30 seconds of Bri Heafey's playing career, but they may have felt like 30 minutes as they played out.Northampton led Mansfield 46-44 in the final minute of their girls MIAA Division 2 Round of 16...


UMass basketball: Minutewomen looking to end season strong at Atlantic 10 tourney

03-05-2024 5:19 PM

By GARRETT COTE

It’s been a complete turnaround from last season, and not the turnaround the UMass women’s basketball team had hoped for.It was going to be almost impossible to replicate the success the 2022-23 team had last winter (program record in wins, Atlantic...


UMass basketball: Minutemen look to get to 20 wins in regular season finale against Fordham

03-05-2024 5:11 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Only three scholarship players were set to return from last season’s UMass men’s basketball team. Just as fans did following each disappointing loss throughout the 2022-23 campaign, players filed for the exits following one final stinker in...


MIAA boys basketball: Guard play propels Holyoke past Westwood, into Div. 2 quarterfinals

03-04-2024 9:31 PM

CONNOR PIGNATELLO

HOLYOKE – Holyoke guard Aden Cabrera nicked the ball from a Westwood player, weaved through a maze of green jerseys in the middle of the court, almost tripped, caught his balance, dribbled past another green jersey and then dished the ball to Davian...


MIAA girls basketball: South Hadley’s home streak continues, Tigers thump Hamilton-Wenham for spot in the Div. 4 quarterfinals (PHOTOS)

03-04-2024 8:37 PM

By GARRETT COTE

SOUTH HADLEY — The No. 3 South Hadley girls basketball team watched its 29-point third quarter lead slip to 16 after No. 19 Hamilton-Wenham went on an extended 17-4 run into the fourth.The Generals held the Tigers without a point for nearly the first...


Fit to Play with Jim Johnson: Our Bodies At Risk

03-04-2024 8:28 PM

I have studied the human body for around 60 years and I am still in awe. Evolution has given us awesome bodies that move with fluidity and grace, withstand heat, cold, and altitude, and possess the ability to adapt to almost any environment. Our...


Local briefs: Northampton fencing club strong at states

03-04-2024 5:36 PM

On Feb. 25, the Northampton High School fencing club traveled to Cambridge to compete in the Massachusetts state championships. The Blue Devils were one of 13 schools to participate on Sunday, and the tournament format was a single elimination team...


Local roundup: Williston’s pursuit of three-peat halted by Noble & Greenough in NEPSAC Elite title

03-03-2024 5:59 PM

A third consecutive NEPSAC title was not in the cards for the Williston Northampton girls hockey team on Sunday.The second-seeded Wildcats were unable to spring the road win against No. 1 Noble & Greenough on the Bulldogs’ home ice, falling 3-1 in the...


Women’s basketball: Jessie Ruffner, Smith College book return trip to D-III Sweet 16 after getting past Messiah

03-02-2024 11:26 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

NORTHAMPTON – The bigger the stage, the tougher it gets to perform – and there’s no bigger stage than the NCAA tournament. The bright lights, the big crowds, the finality of it all – a loss it’s treated like a normal L, it means your season is done...


UMass hockey: Ryan Ufko’s second OT winner in as many nights sends Minutemen past Lowell

03-02-2024 10:19 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — With the UMass hockey team awaiting an offensive zone faceoff while on the power play in overtime, UMass Lowell elected to take a timeout to talk over its defensive strategy for the biggest moment in the game.Minutemen defenseman Ryan Ufko...


UMass basketball: Matt Cross, Daniel Hankins-Sanford make plays late as Minutemen win at Davidson for first time since 1998

03-02-2024 5:22 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Trailing by three points with under a minute to go, the UMass men’s basketball team turned to one player to carry them to a comeback victory.That would be Matt Cross, who nailed four consecutive free throws as part of his game-high 26 points to boost...


UMass’ NIL Collectives excited about move to the MAC: “If we get this right, we have a bright future”

03-02-2024 5:05 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — All signs pointed to something happening soon, but Corey Schneider had no idea it would be that soon.At a Feb. 22 event held at the UMass Club in Boston, nearly the entire UMass Board of Trustees was in attendance – which is fairly unusual,...


UMass hockey: Ryan Ufko’s OT winner lifts Minutemen past Lowell 2-1

03-02-2024 12:02 PM

Junior co-captain Ryan Ufko buried a breakaway opportunity 2:56 into overtime to give No. 14/12 University of Massachusetts hockey a 2-1 win over UMass Lowell on Friday night at Tsongas Center.With the win, the Minutemen move to 18-10-3 overall,...


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