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Class C girls lacrosse: Top-seeded South Hadley holds off Hoosac Valley for 2nd straight WMass title (PHOTOS)

05-29-2024 8:29 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

SPRINGFIELD – South Hadley assistant girls lacrosse coach Julia Miele picked up senior captain Maddy McArdle on her back and ran from the bench all the way downfield to the mob of Tigers players surrounding the goal.Top-seeded South Hadley had just...


Class B girls lacrosse: Talia Sadiq’s OT goal lifts Amherst past Belchertown for 1st-ever WMass title

05-28-2024 8:51 PM

By GARRETT COTE

WEST SPRINGFIELD — With how each team’s offense operated during regulation, there was no question that whatever squad gained control of the ball to start overtime would be the one to hoist the Western Mass. Class B girls lacrosse championship...


Class C boys tennis: PVCICS cruises to 2nd straight sectional title thanks to 4-1 win over Lee

05-28-2024 8:42 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

AMHERST – Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School is only 16 years old, but that would actually be one of the older ages on the boys tennis team.Buoyed by the play of stellar eighth-graders Derek and Devan Ye and sixth-grade rising star Lee...


State ultimate: Northampton girls capture state championship with win over Newton North

05-28-2024 3:02 PM

By GARRETT COTE

NORTHAMPTON — What started out as a magical season has turned into one of pure dominance for the Northampton girls varsity ultimate team.Just three weeks ago, the Blue Devils beat Newton North 10-8 to win the Amherst Invitational – the longest annual...


Belchertown’s Cameron Ting, Kami Wlodyka snag podium finishes at MIAA Division 5 Track & Field Championships

05-27-2024 12:52 PM

Belchertown’s Cameron Ting closed out a fantastic performance at the MIAA Division 5 Track & Field Championships with a podium finish on Sunday at Bridgewater State University.Ting ran to a third-place finish in the girls 100-meter hurdles, posting a...


Softball: Father-daughter duo of Matt, Alexi Bonenfant eyeing state tourney berth in final season together at Gateway

05-27-2024 11:00 AM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

Almost every day, Matt and Alexi Bonenfant drive to school together. Matt is the athletic director and softball coach at Gateway Regional, and Alexi is his daughter and senior captain of the softball team.On their way to Huntington, they’ll listen to...


Amherst’s Moriah Luetjen (400 meters), Logan Alfandari (shot put) capture titles at MIAA Div. 4 Track & Field Championships (PHOTOS)

05-25-2024 9:56 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

WESTFIELD – Logan Alfandari sat by the shot put circle, crossed his legs and leaned his back on the fence. It was the middle of the shot put final at the MIAA Division 4 Outdoor Track & Field Championships, and Amherst’s mammoth thrower was taking a...


Class B girls lacrosse: Amherst holds off Greylock, sets up title-game showdown with Belchertown

05-25-2024 9:27 PM

By HOWARD HERMAN

WILLIAMSTOWN — Lexi Politis' goal with 21 seconds remaining pulled the Mount Greylock girls lacrosse team within a goal of visiting Amherst in Saturday’s Western Mass. Class B semifinal.While Greylock got the ball back with 19 seconds, the Hurricanes...


Class C boys volleyball: Top-seeded Granby sweeps Ware, captures first-ever WMass title (PHOTOS)

05-25-2024 1:01 PM

By GARRETT COTE

CHICOPEE — All the momentum was against the No. 1 Granby boys volleyball team in the third set of Saturday’s Western Mass. Class C championship match with No. 2 Ware.The Rams had breezed through the first two sets, but they faced a 24-21 deficit in...


High Schools: Hampshire girls lacrosse sees comeback against Hoosac fall just short in Class C semis

05-24-2024 9:33 PM

By HOWARD HERMAN

CHESHIRE — A furious comeback by the Hampshire Regional girls lacrosse team fell just short Friday afternoon.The third of three unanswered goals by Rylie Simmons had the Raiders leading by one after trailing by as many as six goals.But Ashlyn Lesure...


Softball: Hopkins falls to Turners in Class D semis (PHOTOS)

05-24-2024 9:31 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

TURNERS FALLS — While it wasn't the result coach Lindsey Lord and the Hopkins softball team were hoping for in its Western Mass. Class D semifinal contest against Turners Falls, the game showed how much the Golden Hawks have improved since the start...


Class B girls tennis: Led by 10 seniors, Belchertown breaks through to capture championship with 5-0 win over St. Mary’s

05-24-2024 9:06 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

SPRINGFIELD – Ava Shea ripped a crosscourt backhand, turned around, faced her teammates and raised her arms in the air. A wash of relief spread across her face.Belchertown’s No. 1 singles player had just clinched the Orioles’ first Western Mass. girls...


Class B boys tennis: Belchertown falls to East Longmeadow in title match, shifts focus to state tourney

05-24-2024 9:05 PM

By GARRETT COTE

WILBRAHAM — The entire No. 3 Belchertown boys tennis team sat behind the fence of the third singles court where sophomore Luke Dudek battled with No. 4 East Longmeadow’s Ryan Kulla.Trailing 3-1 on the team scoreboard with just the one match remaining,...


Class A boys tennis: Longmeadow holds off Northampton 3-2 to capture WMass title

05-24-2024 5:42 PM

By GARRETT COTE

LONGMEADOW — With two matches still being played, the No. 2 Northampton boys tennis team held a 2-1 advantage over No. 1 Longmeadow during Friday afternoon’s Western Mass. Class A championship match at Blinn Tennis Courts.After losing 3-2 to the...


High School Track: Amherst’s Logan Alfandari and Moriah Luetjen finish second at state meet

05-23-2024 9:46 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

WESTFIELD – Northampton and Amherst athletes competed at the MIAA Division 4 Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Thursday evening, and Amherst’s Logan Alfandari (discus) and Moriah Luetjen (200) secured second-place finishes.The championships are...


High Schools: Hampshire falls to Pittsfield in Western Mass. baseball semifinals

05-23-2024 9:45 PM

The top-seeded Pittsfield baseball team lived up to the billing on Thursday afternoon, as they scored 15 unanswered runs against No. 4 Hampshire after falling into a 3-0 hole.The Raiders fell 15-3 to the Generals in the Western Mass. Class B semifinal...


UMass baseball: Minutemen’s stellar season comes to an end with A-10 tourney loss to Saint Joseph’s

05-22-2024 10:40 PM

One of the best UMass baseball seasons in over a decade came to a close on Wednesday night, as the Minutemen fell 12-2 to Saint Joseph’s in an elimination game of the Atlantic 10 Tournament at Capital One Park in Tysons, Va.UMass finished...


Tennis: Seniors power Belchertown girls past South Hadley, into Class B final (PHOTOS)

05-22-2024 9:32 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

BELCHERTOWN – Four years ago, Belchertown girls tennis advanced all the way to the Western Mass. Class B championship match, only to be swept by Longmeadow.Last year, they made it back, but lost a heartbreaker to Ludlow, 3-2.This year, after handling...


High schools: Amherst baseball downs Northampton in season finale

05-22-2024 9:31 PM

Knotted up at one apiece after two innings, the Amherst baseball team jumped on its biggest rival, Northampton, with six runs in the bottom of the third to pull away for good. The ‘Canes went on to score in every inning the rest of the way while...


Class B softball: Ashley Cortis’ walk-off hit lifts Hampshire past Frontier 4-3, into title game (PHOTOS)

05-22-2024 8:06 PM

By GARRETT COTE

WESTHAMPTON — The Hampshire softball team’s offense can only be bottled up for so long before they finally string together a rally.The second-seeded Raiders picked a good time for it late in Wednesday afternoon’s Western Mass. Class B semifinal game...


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