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UMass basketball: Florida State replaces BC as final team in Naismith Hall of Fame Showcase

06-05-2024 3:33 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Less than a week after the Boston College men’s basketball team dropped out of the 2024 Naismith Hall of Fame Basketball Showcase, the final spot for the three-team round-robin tournament has been filled by another Atlantic Coast Conference...


Div. 5 baseball: Hopkins Academy pounds Drury 15-0, sets up quarterfinal rematch with top-seeded Georgetown

06-04-2024 9:37 PM

By GARRETT COTE

NORTH ADAMS — The No. 9 Hopkins Academy baseball team put it all together during its MIAA Division 5 Round of 16 battle with No. 8 Drury at Joe Wolfe Field on Tuesday night.With a roster chock-full of nine seniors compared to Drury’s one, the Golden...


Div. 4 softball: High-powered Pittsfield knocks out Easthampton in Round of 16

06-04-2024 9:09 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

PITTSFIELD – No. 3 Pittsfield started off Tuesday’s state playoff game against No. 14 Easthampton with five straight singles – and five straight runs. Although the Eagles played the Generals tight for the remaining six innings, that first inning...


High schools: Northampton’s Ella Hoogendyk, Camilla Brewer go 1-2 at MTSCA West Heptathlon/Decathlon

06-04-2024 8:57 PM

SOUTH DEERFIELD – After a season full of 1-2 finishes in field events, Northampton’s Ella Hoogendyk and Camilla Brewer took the top two spots yet again in the girls heptathlon at the MTSCA West Heptathlon/Decathlon.Hoogendyk won the heptathlon with...


UMass athletics: Former XC, track coach Ken O’Brien passes away at age 82

06-04-2024 5:53 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Men's cross country and track and field coach emeritus and former head coach at the University of Massachusetts, Ken O’Brien, passed away Monday at the age of 82.O'Brien spent half a century in Amherst, coaching cross country and track and...


NECBL: New-look Valley Blue Sox primed for 2024

06-03-2024 9:28 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

HOLYOKE – After last season’s NECBL West Division championship, the Valley Blue Sox are returning for the 2024 season with almost an entirely new roster of collegiate players ready to develop their games over 44 games this summer.The Blue Sox season...


MIAA tourneys: Jake Waller, No. 37 Belchertown baseball upset Blackstone Valley in Div. 3 Round of 32

06-03-2024 8:56 PM

Behind a standout pitching performance and some stellar defense, the Belchertown baseball team’s Cinderella run through the MIAA Division 3 tournament continued on Monday.The 37th-seeded Orioles, which already won on the road over Foxborough in the...


Div. 4 softball: Ella Schaeffer tosses gem, South Hadley blanks Cohasset for spot in Round of 16 (PHOTOS)

06-03-2024 8:26 PM

By GARRETT COTE

SOUTH HADLEY — When Ella Schaeffer is on, the No. 10 South Hadley softball team is extremely difficult to beat.Well, all signs Monday pointed to the Tigers’ junior having one of those games right away, as she fanned the first two No. 23 Cohasset...


Fit to Play with Jim Johnson: The Olympics Return

06-03-2024 3:03 PM

In less than two months, thousands of athletes from around the world will converge on Paris for the Summer Olympics. To me, the Olympics have always been the epitome of sport. Yes, we have the Super Bowl, the World Series, and the World Cup, but...


Track & field: Amherst’s Moriah Luetjen, Logan Alfandari impress at MIAA Meet of Champions

06-01-2024 10:39 PM

By GARRETT COTE

The MIAA Meet of Champions came to a close on Saturday afternoon at Fitchburg State, with three area schools fielding participants on Day 2 of the state’s biggest outdoor meet.Amherst, Northampton and Holyoke all saw athletes post strong times and...


High schools: Hopkins Academy softball eliminated by Monson in Round of 32

06-01-2024 7:54 PM

By GARRETT COTE

HADLEY — It’s not often a young team can take an early punch in a playoff game and bounce back, but that’s exactly what the No. 16 Hopkins Academy softball team did in its MIAA Division 5 Round of 32 contest with No. 17 Monson on Saturday...


Div. 4 softball: Skyler Steele belts two HRs, Frontier rolls past Monument Mountain for spot in Sweet 16 (PHOTOS)

06-01-2024 4:33 PM

By GARRETT COTE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The visiting No. 20 Monument Mountain softball team had each base occupied with just one out in the top half of the first inning, threatening No. 13 Frontier’s seventh grade ace Raine Wonsey in her first career state tournament...


MIAA tourneys: Landon Andre’s double-OT goal lifts Belchertown boys lacrosse past Minuteman (PHOTOS)

05-31-2024 9:21 PM

By GARRETT COTE

BELCHERTOWN — Landon Andre found himself wide open with a perfect shooting lane to the cage. The Belchertown senior had a clean shot that he’d taken and converted several times throughout the season, but not during the state tournament. Add on the...


UMass basketball: Boston College drops out of Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase, won’t play Minutemen this season

05-31-2024 4:22 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — According to a source, the Daily Hampshire Gazette has learned that the Boston College men’s basketball team has backed out of the 2024 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase at Mohegan Sun.The Eagles now make it two New England teams...


Mount Holyoke’s decision to cut tennis program “really shocking,” according to players

05-31-2024 4:03 PM

By GARRETT COTE

SOUTH HADLEY — Earlier this month, the Mount Holyoke College tennis team say they were blindsided by an email from the school’s administration announcing that the program is being dropped.On May 13, exactly two weeks following the end of the Lyons’...


On The Run with John Stifler: See you on the hills

05-31-2024 12:49 PM

You can probably beat me in the Bridge of Flowers Road Race on Aug. 10. Here’s why:I like running up hills. Somehow my gait and posture seem well adapted to uphill running. In many cases if someone is the same speed as I am on flat ground, I can run...


Leeds’ James Elliott, Easthampton’s Anna Sawyer earn top honors at Williston’s athletic awards banquet

05-31-2024 12:47 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Williston Northampton School held its annual end-of-season sports awards ceremony recently to hand out awards to deserving student-athletes at the school. Among the many winners, two seniors with local ties to Hampshire County brought home prestigious...


MIAA Tournaments: McKenzie McCarthy goes deep as Easthampton softball gets past Oxford in Div. 4 opener

05-30-2024 9:26 PM

By GARRETT COTE

EASTHAMPTON — After a scoreless first inning in the MIAA Division 4 Round of 32 between No. 14 Easthampton and No. 19 Oxford, Eagles catcher McKenzie McCarthy stepped to the plate to start the second inning.McCarthy saw a pitch she liked from Pirates...


Class B softball: Pittsfield keeps Hampshire Regional in check, captures WMass title (PHOTOS)

05-30-2024 7:10 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

TURNERS FALLS – The Hampshire Regional softball team didn’t move a runner past first base until the seventh inning and lost to Pittsfield 6-2 in the Western Mass. Class B championship game on Thursday afternoon at Gary Mullins Field.In last year’s...


High schools: Belchertown girls tennis team sweeps into Div. 4 Round of 16

05-29-2024 9:24 PM

The Belchertown girls tennis team backed up its top 10 ranking in Division 3 during its MIAA Round of 32 match against No. 24 Pentucket on Wednesday afternoon. The No. 9 Orioles felt right at home at Wilbraham Monson, as they swept Pentucket 5-0 in...


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