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“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...


Legion baseball: Griffin Smiarowski secures victory for Northampton Post 28

07-04-2024 12:27 AM

With two outs and the tying runner at the plate and for the Wilbraham Falcons, Northampton Post 28 pitcher Griffin Smiarowski shut the door on any threat of a comeback – striking out the final batter of the game.Post 28 hung on for a 7-5 win at Spec...


Gazette Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year: Cedar Conrad, Amherst

07-03-2024 3:52 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

AMHERST — Cedar Conrad led the girls lacrosse team into a math classroom on a Wednesday afternoon at Amherst-Pelham Regional High School and started class.Every player took a seat and put their head down on their desk. Then, Conrad and Amherst’s other...


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...


Fit to Play with Jim Johnson: Let the Games Begin

07-01-2024 3:33 PM

The ancient Olympics ended in AD 393 and for 1,500 years there were no games until Pierre de Coubertin facilitated the revival of the modern Olympics in 1896 in Athens. Since then, the Olympics have grown from 241 athletes representing 14 countries to...


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...


Legion baseball: Northampton Post 28’s bats held in check in loss to Greenfield

06-28-2024 9:07 PM

By GARRETT COTE

NORTHAMPTON — After the Northampton Post 28 Senior American Legion baseball team scraped a run across in the bottom of the sixth inning to cut its deficit to 4-1, Greenfield Post 81 didn’t let them get any closer – putting to rest any bid at a...


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...


Figure skating: New England West sending 7 youth athletes to 2024 State Games of America in San Diego

06-26-2024 4:41 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

New England West Skating Club figure skaters will be competing against some of the top competition in the country next month at the State Games of America. New England West Skating Club, which competes out of Deerfield Academy, has been growing back...


U.S. Track & Field Olympic Trials: Gabby Thomas (200 meters), Heather MacLean (1,500) open competition on Thursday

06-26-2024 4:31 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

Two-time Olympic medalist and Williston Northampton alum Gabby Thomas, along with UMass alum Heather MacLean, will open their U.S. Track & Field Olympic Trials on Thursday with an eye on making the team for the Paris 2024 Olympics.The Trials began...


UMass basketball: Minutemen’s home, away Atlantic 10 opponents announced for 2024-25 season

06-26-2024 3:55 PM

By GARRETT COTE

On Wednesday afternoon, the Atlantic 10 Conference released its 2024-25 men’s basketball opponent pairings. This season, which will be UMass’ last in the A-10, will again going to be an 18-game league slate for all 15 teams.For the Minutemen, their...


Greenfield native and former UMass basketball player Ross Burns training prospects ahead of Wednesday’s NBA Draft

06-26-2024 10:12 AM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

The 2024 NBA Draft is on Wednesday and Thursday, and though no UMass men’s basketball players are likely to be selected, a former Minuteman has his fingerprints all over the pre-draft process.Ross Burns, a Greenfield native who walked on at UMass and...


NECBL: Valley Blue Sox edged by Ocean State Waves 7-6

06-25-2024 10:43 PM

By GARRETT COTE

HOLYOKE — The Valley Blue Sox were on the brink of an improbable NECBL comeback in front of their home fans on Tuesday night, as they erased a 5-0 deficit to lead 6-5 in the ninth inning.Three outs stood between the Blue Sox and their fourth...


UMass basketball: Minutemen to play at West Virginia on Nov. 8

06-25-2024 8:45 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

The UMass men’s basketball team will play at West Virginia on Nov. 8 in the first week of the 2024-25 season. The first day the NCAA allows games is Nov. 4.UMass held on to beat West Virginia 87-79 last year on Dec. 16 at the MassMutual Center in the...


Legion baseball: Belchertown Post 239 beats Greenfield via forfeit

06-25-2024 7:31 PM

By GARRETT COTE

BELCHERTOWN — Last week, the Belchertown Post 239 and Greenfield Post 81 Senior Legion baseball teams didn’t even play two full innings before Mother Nature had other plans. The game was suspended in the second inning and rescheduled for...


UMass hockey: Former Minuteman Brandon Montour hoists Stanley Cup with Florida Panthers

06-25-2024 2:41 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

Former UMass hockey defenseman Brandon Montour became the fourth UMass player in program history to win the Stanley Cup as a player after the Florida Panthers beat the Edmonton Oilers in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday night.Florida scout...


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