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Six area wrestlers capture titles at sectional championships (PHOTOS)

02-10-2024 9:19 PM

By GARRETT COTE

WILLIAMSTOWN — Mateo Henriques just had to hang on for a little bit longer, and he would be crowned a Western Massachusetts champion.The Smith Vocational junior was clinging to a 5-2 lead in the final minute of the 120-pound weight class title match...


UMass hockey: Michael Hrabal pitches shutout, Minutemen blank UConn 2-0

02-09-2024 9:44 PM

A pair of third-period goals pushed the UMass hockey team past UConn, 2-0, on Friday night in Storrs, Conn. in the two teams’ first of two matchups this weekend as part of a home-and-home series.Freshman forward Dans Locmelis scored less than three...


H.S. Roundup: Pioneer boys basketball pulls ahead in third quarter to knock off Frontier (PHOTOS)

02-09-2024 9:44 PM

Trailing deep into the third quarter on the road in a raucous Goodnow Gymnasium, the Pioneer boys basketball team finally found its footing on Friday night.Frontier held a 23-22 lead at the half on its Senior Night and still held onto a 32-30 lead...


UMass basketball: Minutemen look to shake off another last-second loss with Rhode Island in t

02-09-2024 4:10 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — It’s become quite clear that regardless of the opponent or location of the game, this year’s UMass men’s basketball team is going to be ready to play.The Minutemen have been right in every single Atlantic 10 game late in regulation with a...


Boston College hiring former Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien as head coach

02-09-2024 3:38 PM

By RALPH D. RUSSO

Bill O’Brien will be the new head coach at Boston College, opting to return to his hometown for a top job instead of taking the offensive coordinator position at Ohio State he accepted just last month, a person with direct knowledge of the move told...


Chesterfield’s Dana Kellogg reflects on impressive start to 2024 luge season with Team USA

02-09-2024 3:25 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Dana Kellogg wore the world’s biggest smile as he stood on the podium – U-S-A letters proudly across his chest – to accept a silver medal following the team relay at the Luge World Championships last month.Kellogg, a Chesterfield native and Smith...


High schools: Northampton’s Keller Mahoney strong again in final PVIAC alpine ski race 

02-08-2024 9:25 PM

The seventh and final race of the PVIAC alpine ski season took place at Berkshire East in Charlemont on Thursday night, with four Hampshire County teams in action once again.After the original meet scheduled for Tuesday was postponed, Amherst,...


Girls basketball: Mohawk Trail gets past Smith Voc 46-23 (PHOTOS)

02-08-2024 9:18 PM

By GARRETT COTE

BUCKLAND — The Mohawk Trail girls basketball team came out firing against Smith Vocational on Thursday night.Despite it being Senior Night, the Warriors kept their emotions in check from the opening tip — as they raced out to an 11-3 lead and never...


Colleges notebook: UMass spring season kicks off this weekend for lacrosse, softball programs

02-08-2024 5:16 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Believe it or not, the spring season begins this weekend for the UMass athletic department, and it’s a busy time of year with the overlap of the winter and spring sport teams all in action. Even with weather warming up this weekend, the temperatures...


UMass hockey: Weekend Hockey East set with UConn on tap for Minutemen

02-08-2024 4:29 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

While the UMass hockey team’s defense has been on point in its last three games since surrendering four goals to Merrimack, the Minutemen have hit a cold spell on the offensive end of the ice. UMass tallied twice to knock off Northeastern and followed...


Women’s basketball: After reaching 300 career wins, Smith College coach Lynn Hersey isn’t staying complacent

02-08-2024 4:25 PM

By GARRETT COTE

NORTHAMPTON — Anticipation built as teams across Division 3 waited to hear their name called on selection Sunday. Smith College was coming off its best season (at the time) under head coach Lynn Hersey, going 16-2 in the NEWMAC, but the Pioneers came...


High schools: Brady Currier’s big fourth quarter helps South Hadley take down Granby (PHOTOS)

02-07-2024 9:53 PM

Brady Currier stepped up in the fourth quarter for the South Hadley boys basketball team against Granby on Wednesday. Leading 34-31 going into the final quarter, Currier tossed in 10 points in the final eight minutes of action which helped the Tigers...


UMass basketball: Minutemen stumble late, drop another close game to St. Bonaventure 79-73

02-07-2024 9:48 PM

Trips to Olean, N.Y. have rarely been kind to the UMass men’s basketball team.Such was the case once again Wednesday night. The Minutemen led for most of their Atlantic 10 game with host St. Bonaventure, but struggled to make plays in crucial moments...


Girls hockey: Longmeadow rallies past Pope Francis 3-2 to sweep Western Mass. Cup (PHOTOS)

02-07-2024 9:43 PM

By GARRETT COTE

WESTFIELD — It didn’t take long for the Longmeadow girls hockey team to strike first.Less than three minutes into Wednesday night’s all-Western Mass. showdown against Pope Francis, Lancers captain Maeve Doherty found the back of the net off an assist...


UMass basketball: Minutewomen fall to Duquesne at home 79-62

02-07-2024 8:35 PM

Tied 21-21 after one quarter against Duquesne, the UMass women’s basketball team hit a cold spell on offense in the second quarter of action. The Minutewomen managed just seven points in the second quarter, going 3-for-15 from the field in the frame...


High school notebook: League title races reaching a fever pitch across Hampshire County

02-07-2024 5:53 PM

By GARRETT COTE

There hasn’t been a group on as good of a run since the calendar flipped to 2024 than the South Hadley girls basketball team.The Tigers have won 11 consecutive contests, and have yet to lose since the new year. Because of its dominance, South Hadley...


Women’s hockey: Amherst College focused on road ahead as postseason play looms

02-07-2024 5:05 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — The Amherst College women’s hockey team finds itself in a familiar position entering the final stretch of the regular season.If the No. 3-ranked Mammoths are to take care of business over their last three games, all against teams with losing...


High schools: Second quarter shutout propels Hampshire Regional boys past Smith Academy

02-06-2024 11:12 PM

By BRADYN COTE

HATFIELD – A second quarter shutout from the Hampshire Regional boys’ basketball team was all it took to secure a 47-28 win on the road against Smith Academy Tuesday night.The last time these two teams went head to head, the Falcons captured a...


Women’s hockey: Trio of third-period goals enable Amherst College to rally past Western New England 4-2

02-06-2024 9:43 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — All night long, the Amherst College women’s hockey team kept the puck in the attacking zone for huge chunks of time, tiring out Western New England skaters with long shifts. But it hadn’t really paid off as the two teams were deadlocked at...


Amherst College women’s basketball coach G.P. Gromacki becomes fastest in NCAA history to reach 600 career victories

02-06-2024 5:29 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Dynasty isn’t a term that gets thrown around loosely – that word holds a ton of weight in the sports world. It takes a lot of success over an extended period of time to call something a dynasty.But that’s exactly what South Deerfield native G.P....



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