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Boys lacrosse preview 2024: Amherst program led by family, friends
04-11-2024 4:18 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

Rich Ferro has been around Amherst boys lacrosse for decades. He played at Amherst in the 1990s, served as the Hurricanes’ athletic director from 2001-2019 and has been coaching hockey and lacrosse on and off for most of the past two decades.This...

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Softball: Bats come alive as Granby pulls away from Smith Academy 21-8 (PHOTOS)
04-10-2024 8:56 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

GRANBY – After an even first few frames, the Granby softball team’s bats came to life late against Smith Academy. The Rams captured a 21-8 victory under a consistent drizzle on Wednesday afternoon.With the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth...


Girls lacrosse preview 2024: Hampshire Regional program continues to grow
04-10-2024 4:15 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

The Hampshire Regional girls lacrosse team has come a long way since head coach Grace Ahrensdorf helped start up the program in 2017.Hampshire joined St. Mary and Westfield Tech’s cooperative program in 2018 and played a varsity schedule under the St....


High school softball preview 2024: Can Hampshire Regional keep it rolling?
04-09-2024 5:19 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

The Hampshire Regional softball team lost just two seniors from last year’s squad that won the program’s fourth consecutive Western Mass. title, but the Raiders have quite a bit of production to make up.Jocelyn Mettey, the 2023 Daily Hampshire Gazette...


Softball: Ella Schaeffer tosses gem, South Hadley blanks Easthampton 1-0 in season opener (PHOTOS)
04-01-2024 7:48 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

EASTHAMPTON – After an offseason spent playing travel ball, Ella Schaeffer was counting down the days until South Hadley’s first game of the season at Easthampton.After a playoff loss two years ago on the same field, Schaeffer said she started out...


Baseball: Big first inning powers Granby past Smith Academy in season opener (PHOTOS)
03-29-2024 8:14 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

GRANBY — After inclement weather caused every outdoor game on Thursday’s opening day of the spring season to be postponed, Hampshire County teams finally started spring regular season play Friday on a sunny, 50-degree afternoon.And the Granby baseball...


UMass’ leading rusher Kay’Ron Lynch-Adams re-enters transfer portal
03-28-2024 8:21 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

Kay’Ron Lynch-Adams, UMass’ leading rusher in 2023, announced he is re-entering the transfer portal on Thursday. Lynch-Adams’ announcement comes in the first week of full spring practice for the Minutemen.In 2023 as a redshirt junior, Lynch-Adams...


UMass football: Record number of players participate in Minutemen’s pro day
03-26-2024 7:52 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

AMHERST — The UMass football program held its annual pro day on Tuesday afternoon in front of scouts for the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars. The Minutemen held their first spring practice of the year in the morning.UMass had 10 football...


Seniors shine at Hall of Fame All-Star Game in Springfield (PHOTOS)
03-22-2024 1:16 AM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

SPRINGFIELD — Seniors from across Western Mass. gathered at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday night to play one last game at the court inside the Hall itself. With a constant DJ, lights and photos of basketball legends...


Girls basketball: Northampton’s Ava Azzaro named Naismith Western Massachusetts Player of the Year
03-18-2024 5:45 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

Northampton’s Ava Azzaro was named the Western Massachusetts Girls Basketball Player of the Year, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced on Monday.Azzaro hit 1,000 points in a home victory over Wahconah on Feb. 12 and finished her career with...


Smith College women’s basketball reaches Div. III title game for first time in program history with 61-54 OT victory over Wartburg
03-14-2024 9:34 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

Smith College point guard Ally Yamada escaped the press in the backcourt, dribbled out the final seconds of the clock and jumped into Jessie Ruffner’s arms. Then, she hopped down, violently high-fived Ruffner multiple times and jumped right back into...


MIAA girls basketball: South Hadley rallies from halftime deficit, takes down Tyngsborough for spot in Div. 4 final
03-12-2024 8:43 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

WORCESTER — South Hadley girls basketball head coach Paul Dubuc walked into the locker room with his No. 3 Tigers trailing 23-19 to Tyngsborough at halftime of the MIAA Division 4 state semifinals.“If on the Monday after Thanksgiving,” Dubuc started,...


MAC basketball coaches hope the addition of UMass raises the bar for rest of the league
03-07-2024 9:30 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

AMHERST – UMass director of athletics Ryan Bamford confirmed on Thursday that UMass will increase its men’s basketball budget upon entrance to the Mid-American Conference for the 2025-26 academic year. UMass spent $4.5 million on men’s basketball last...


MIAA tourneys: Smith Academy locked down by Mahar in Division 5 boys basketball loss
03-01-2024 9:36 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

ORANGE – The Mahar boys basketball team sprinted out to a 19-3 first quarter lead and didn’t look back, holding Smith Academy to just four made field goals in a 60-15 victory on Friday night in the MIAA Division 5 Round of 32.No. 5 Mahar (16-5)...


MIAA Div. 5 boys basketball: Granby holds off Avon, secures spot in Round of 16
02-29-2024 9:34 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

GRANBY — When Granby head coach Dylan Dubuc looked back at the film from the Rams’ Western Mass. Class C championship game loss to Mahar over the weekend, he saw a team that had strayed from its identity. Normally a fast-paced, transition-happy group,...


MIAA Div. 2 boys basketball: No. 35 Archbishop Williams knocks off Amherst, 63-62, in overtime
02-28-2024 9:42 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

AMHERST — Amherst had the play drawn up. The Hurricanes were going to set a screen and have senior captain Ryder Rietkerk curl off of it with another option behind the 3-point line. But Archbishop Williams blew it up, and Brandon Stewart’s 30-footer...


Boys basketball: Chace Earle, James Fitzgibbons power Hopkins Academy to state tourney win
02-27-2024 9:22 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

HADLEY – The 31st-seeded Hopkins Academy boys basketball team jumped out to a 14-0 lead and coasted to a 53-41 home victory over No. 34 South Shore Charter in the MIAA Division 5 preliminary round on Tuesday night at Reed Gymnasium.South...


Girls basketball: Granby rolls to 71-26 state tourney win over Calvary Chapel Academy (PHOTOS)
02-26-2024 8:39 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

GRANBY — Ten different Granby players scored points, and the 22nd-seeded Rams recorded a resounding 71-26 home win over No. 43 Calvary Chapel Academy in the preliminary round of the MIAA Division 5 state tournament Monday night.“This was an awesome...


Class A final: Powerhouse Central pulls away late for 48-30 win over Northampton (PHOTOS)
02-24-2024 8:54 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

WESTFIELD – For the third time this year, the Northampton girls basketball team came up short against Springfield Central, dropping a 48-30 decision in the Western Mass. Class A championship Saturday afternoon at Westfield High School.Central won its...


Class B final: Drew Alley, South Hadley rally past Pittsfield for program’s 1st-ever WMass title (PHOTOS)
02-24-2024 6:10 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

HOLYOKE – At the turn of the New Year, the South Hadley girls basketball team sat at 3-3.Fifteen games later, they’re 18-3, and for the first time in school history, Western Mass. champions.On Saturday afternoon at Holyoke Community College, the No. 2...


Class C semis: No. 3 Granby locks down defending champion Drury, earns first title-game berth since 2005
02-22-2024 9:34 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

NORTH ADAMS — As soon as the Granby boys basketball team learned they would be facing Drury in the Western Mass. semifinals, head coach Dylan Dubuc immediately began scouring the Blue Devils’ YouTube channel.Every single Drury home game resides on the...

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