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


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...

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Wrestling: Holyoke receives MIAA Sportmanship Award
02-23-2024 1:31 PM


The Holyoke High School wrestling team received the MIAA Sportsmanship Award at the Division 2 state tournament last weekend. The sportsmanship award is given by the MIAA to one team in each sport.Award criteria includes teamwork, fair play/respect...

A league of their own: Division Q, a new basketball league created by and for queer players, hopes to grow after successful first season
02-22-2024 1:52 PM


Every Sunday morning from November to early February, dozens of people rolled up to Easthampton Mountain View school to play basketball.Games started at 10 a.m., but players always showed up early to shoot around and warm up (some sleepier than...

H.S. Roundup: Owen Babb lifts Frontier boys basketball past West Springfield
02-20-2024 9:39 PM

Frontier’s Owen Babb was a problem for the West Springfield boys basketball team on Tuesday at Goodnow Gymansium.Babb finished the game with 21 points, as the Redhawks pulled ahead 33-14 at the half and pulled away with a 61-48 non-playoff win over...

Girls basketball: Granby’s fourth quarter comeback falls short against PV Christian in Class D quarters
02-19-2024 9:44 PM


SPRINGFIELD —  In a highly competitive ball game, the Granby girls basketball team’s fourth quarter comeback fell just short, as the Rams ran out of time.Granby’s late scoring efforts were halted by Pioneer Valley Christian Academy in a 54-46 loss...

Granby boys basketball picks apart Palmer zone to advance to Class C semis
02-19-2024 9:41 PM


GRANBY — Led by strong passing from Gavier Fernandez and smart off-ball movement, the Granby boys basketball team picked apart league foe Palmer’s 3-2 zone for a 51-36 home win on Monday night in the quarterfinals of the Western Mass. Class C...

Girls basketball: Holyoke's Amilyan Treadwell-Mercedes scores 1,000th point against Springfield International
02-16-2024 9:13 PM

HOLYOKE — For the third time in as many years, the Holyoke girls’ basketball team is adding a new name to its 1,000 point scoring banner.Amilyan Treadwell-Mercedes is the newest member of the club after achieving the milestone on Friday night against...

Alpine ski: Hampshire’s Jon Dunn, Billy Warren earn top 5 finishes at PVIAC Individual Championships (PHOTOS)
02-15-2024 6:43 PM


CHARLEMONT — Led by senior Jon Dunn and freshman Billy Warren, the Hampshire Regional boys alpine skiing team took home its fourth consecutive PVIAC South Division title on a sunny Thursday afternoon at Berkshire East. Dunn beat out Warren by 0.8...

Colleges notebook: UMass hires Shane Montgomery as new offensive coordinator
02-15-2024 3:19 PM


Following the departure of offensive coordinator Steve Casula, the UMass football team had perhaps the most important decision of its offseason when choosing who was going to fill the hole.Casula left to take the tight ends coaching job for the...

The Real Score: You Need to Calm Down, Embracing the Taylor Swift Effect on the NFL
02-15-2024 2:04 PM

Taylor Swift won this year’s Super Bowl. I mean… the Kansas City Chiefs won this year’s Super Bowl. If you don’t know by now, pop star Taylor Swift and Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end Travis Kelce are dating. The relationship caused a media stir as...

Indoor track: Hampshire Regional’s Nick Brisson has career night to pace locals at MIAA Division 5 Championships
02-14-2024 9:51 PM


BOSTON — Hampshire Regional’s Nick Brisson had an impressive showing at the MIAA Division 5 Indoor Track and Field Championship at the Reggie Lewis Center on Wednesday. Brisson, a senior, competed in the boys’ 1,000 meters where he finished in a time...

High schools: Zola Higham, Amherst girls take down Hampshire; South Hadley girls capture Suburban League title
02-12-2024 11:20 PM


AMHERST — The Amherst girls basketball team’s fourth quarter scoring proved to be too much for Hampshire Regional on Monday as the Hurricanes defended its home court on its senior night, 42-34.Both teams were looking to bounce back from losses, but...

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...

Chesterfield’s Dana Kellogg reflects on impressive start to 2024 luge season with Team USA
02-09-2024 3:25 PM


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,...

Colleges notebook: UMass spring season kicks off this weekend for lacrosse, softball programs
02-08-2024 5:16 PM


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...

Women’s basketball: After reaching 300 career wins, Smith College coach Lynn Hersey isn’t staying complacent
02-08-2024 4:25 PM


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...

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


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....

Fit to Play with Jim Johnson: One game, 125 commercials
02-05-2024 3:49 PM

I watched a lot of college football this year and am happy it’s over. Next year will be longer as eight teams are added to the playoffs. Baseball in November, basketball and ice hockey in June, football in February — will seasons ever...

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