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UMass women’s basketball snaps 15-game losing skid with victory over St. Bonaventure
02-28-2024 9:07 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — The streak is finally over.Following an abysmal stretch of 15 consecutive losses, the UMass women’s basketball team finally put an end to its skid with a 58-45 win over St. Bonaventure on Wednesday night at the Mullins Center. Kristin...

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Williston girls hockey cruises into NEPSAC semis with 8-1 victory over Tabor (PHOTOS)
02-28-2024 8:59 PM

By GARRETT COTE

EASTHAMPTON — The No. 2 Williston girls hockey team raced out to a 2-0 lead in the blink of an eye, as Wildcats seniors Monique Lyons and Camille Armaganian each found the back of the net in the first five minutes and change to seize early control in...


Girls basketball: Smith Academy clamps down, advances in MIAA Division 5 state tourney with win over Hopkins (PHOTOS)
02-27-2024 9:32 PM

By GARRETT COTE

HADLEY — What a difference a week makes.Just six days ago, the Smith Academy girls basketball team lost by nine points to rival Hopkins Academy. When Falcons head coach David Zononi saw the MIAA bracket release on Saturday, he was thrilled his team...


Which Hampshire County basketball teams have a chance to make a state title run?
02-27-2024 5:50 PM

By GARRETT COTE

With the Western Mass. tournaments officially over and the preliminary rounds of the MIAA state brackets taking place this week, a handful of Hampshire County teams are ready to make runs at a state title.Across the five divisions, including boys and...


Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette McGlade responds to UMass’ decision to leave the Atlantic 10: “This news does not alter the mission of the A-10”
02-27-2024 3:14 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — For nearly half a century, University of Massachusetts athletics have been an integral part of the Atlantic 10 Conference in a variety of sports – ranging from basketball, to lacrosse, to swimming and much more. The institution was one of...


MIAA tourneys: Isiah James provides spark as South Hadley runs away from South Lancester in Div. 4 prelim
02-26-2024 9:20 PM

By GARRETT COTE

SOUTH HADLEY — Coming out of the halftime break with a nine-point lead, the South Hadley boys basketball team dug deep on the defensive end.Its full-court press hadn’t worked as well as head coach Chris Gerber had hoped through 16 minutes, but he...


Women’s basketball: Smith College draws Maine Maritime in first round, will host NCAA Division 3 pod
02-26-2024 5:35 PM

By GARRETT COTE

NORTHAMPTON — After winning its fourth consecutive NEWMAC tournament championship on Sunday, the Smith College women’s basketball team woke up Monday for the annual selection show to see where and when it would be playing in the first round of the...


UMass basketball: After disappointing loss, Minutemen head to George Washington in need of a win
02-26-2024 5:06 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Saturday was one of the those games that the UMass men’s basketball team had to win – regardless of by how much or how pretty it looked.The biggest Mullins Center crowd (7,016) since 2015 was on hand as were a ton of alumni sitting courtside. The...


UMass will reportedly join the Mid-American Conference (MAC) in all sports in 2025-26
02-26-2024 3:30 PM

By GARRETT COTE

According to multiple sources, the University of Massachusetts is set to join the Mid-American Conference (MAC) for an all-sports move beginning in the 2025-26 academic year.The Athletic’s Nicole Auerbach and ESPN’s Pete Thamel were among those to...


UMass basketball: St. Bonaventure beats Minutemen at own game, scores 75-67 win in front of largest crowd of the season at Mullins Center
02-24-2024 7:32 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Throughout the season, it’s clear the UMass men’s basketball team has built its identity doing the dirty work. Following several conference matchups over the past month, most coaches took the time to say the Minutemen are the most resilient...


After injuries threatened her lacrosse career, Mount Holyoke’s Hannah Bisson ready for big senior season
02-23-2024 1:58 PM

By GARRETT COTE

SOUTH HADLEY — Hannah Bisson sat in disbelief. It was a warm August day at Boston Children’s Hospital, and she was awaiting her third surgery to repair chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) – which causes pain and swelling to affected muscles...


Colleges notebook: Hampshire Regional alum Maddie Pond sets new Westfield State 3-point record
02-22-2024 4:11 PM

By GARRETT COTE

It felt like throwing a rock in the ocean for Maddie Pond.The Westfield State guard was unconscious during the No. 3 Owls’ MASCAC quarterfinal game against No. 6 Fitchburg State on Tuesday, as she poured in a career-high 39 points – including a...


Class B semis: Poised South Hadley holds off SICS for 14th straight win, punches title-game ticket (PHOTOS)
02-21-2024 9:20 PM

By GARRETT COTE

SOUTH HADLEY — CC Gurek slowed things down for what felt like the first time all game as the clock approached the final two minutes to go in the fourth quarter.Everyone in the gym took a breath.The South Hadley guard sensed the importance of the...


UMass basketball: Minutemen bounce back, roll to 74-52 victory over VCU
02-20-2024 10:23 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Anxious murmurs percolated throughout the Mullins Center crowd as a Roosevelt Wheeler layup cut VCU’s deficit to 48-38 – the closest it had been since 12-2 in the opening minutes – with exactly 14 minutes to go in regulation.The UMass...


Class B quarters: Streak reaches 13 in a row as No. 2 South Hadley marches on with 60-39 win over No. 7 Easthampton
02-19-2024 8:44 PM

By GARRETT COTE

SOUTH HADLEY — The No. 2 South Hadley girls basketball team was a bit sluggish out of the gates in its Western Mass. Class B quarterfinal game against No. 7 Easthampton on Monday night, but it didn’t take long for the Tigers to grease their wheels and...


UMass basketball: Red-hot VCU comes to Mullins Center on Tuesday
02-19-2024 5:38 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — The saying all season long for the UMass men’s basketball team is a simple one: Don’t let the highs be too high, and don’t let the lows be too low.After a disappointing loss to then last-place La Salle over the weekend, the Minutemen are...


Belchertown’s Luke Giguere, Northampton’s Jack Mattison-Gulotta strong at MIAA Division 2 Swimming and Diving Championships 
02-18-2024 7:50 PM

By GARRETT COTE

CAMBRIDGE – The boys took to the pool on Sunday ready to cap off their season in style at the MIAA Division 2 Swimming and Diving Championships at MIT.As for Hampshire County participants, the area entered Sunday with five top-five seeds – meaning...


UMass hockey: Amherst’s Ryan Leonard scores hat trick to lift No. 1 Boston College past Minutemen 6-4
02-18-2024 4:56 PM

By GARRETT COTE

For the second time in three days, the UMass hockey team was overwhelmed by the offensive firepower of Boston College, as the N0. 1 Eagles completed a weekend – and season – sweep of the Minutemen with a 6-4 victory at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill on...


UMass hockey: Boston College locks down Minutemen, pulls away for 5-1 victory in front of packed Mullins Center (PHOTOS)
02-17-2024 12:10 AM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Late in the third period, Boston College freshman Ryan Leonard found himself free in the attacking zone, skating into the slot with nobody between he and UMass goalie Michael Hrabal.Leonard loaded up and snapped a wrist shot into the top...


UMass basketball: Minutemen travel to last-place La Salle on Saturday
02-16-2024 6:05 PM

By GARRETT COTE

There’s nothing quite like a huge road win in the Atlantic 10 Conference.The UMass men’s basketball team traveled down to Virginia and handled league-leading Richmond on Wednesday, defeating them 69-59 after being up as many as 17 points in the second...


PVIAC basketball: Northampton, South Hadley girls pace Hampshire County contingent as No. 2 seeds
02-16-2024 5:16 PM

By GARRETT COTE

With the final batch of basketball games wrapping up on Friday night, we’re officially marking the end of the regular season. As always on the Friday before the Western Massachusetts basketball tournaments get underway, the PVIAC has released their...

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