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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...

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Girls basketball: After winning a first-ever WMass title, South Hadley quickly re-focusing with state tourney on the horizon
02-28-2024 1:01 PM

CONNOR PIGNATELLO

SOUTH HADLEY – Paul Dubuc’s beard is long.It’s white and full. And it’s been seven years since the South Hadley girls basketball coach has given it a proper trim.Midway through this season, his players asked him if he would shave it if they won the...


Indoor track: Amherst’s 4x800 meter relay team enjoying historic season with big meets still ahead
02-28-2024 11:00 AM

By BRADYN COTE

With the 2024 indoor track season on the cusp of wrapping up in western Massachusetts, teams geared up to race at the MIAA Meet of Champions hosted at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center last weekend.Arguably one of the most competitive meets...


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...


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...


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...


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...


MIAA releases statewide tournament brackets for basketball, hockey
02-24-2024 3:35 PM

Seeds and brackets for the upcoming state basketball and hockey tournaments were announced on Saturday.The South Hadley girls basketball team earned the best seed of any local school, checking in at No. 3 in the Division 4 bracket.Here’s a breakdown...


High school basketball: Trio of local teams seek Western Mass titles on Championship Saturday
02-23-2024 5:50 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

It’s Championship Saturday for three local high school basketball programs.The South Hadley and Northampton girls, and the Granby boys will look to add some hardware on Saturday when they both take the floor to play in Western Massachusetts...


High schools: Northampton boys edge Amherst to punch state tournament ticket
02-22-2024 9:17 PM

While they were likely in anyway, the Northampton boys basketball team officially punched its ticket to the MIAA Division 2 state tournament on Thursday.The Blue Devils survived a wild final minute against rival Amherst at Feiker Gymnasium, holding...


Class A semis: No. 2 Northampton grinds past Minnechaug 43-39, earns spot in WMass final
02-21-2024 10:56 PM

By GEORGE MILLER

NORTHAMPTON — Just over two months on the calendar separated two similar meat-grinder ballgames between Northampton and Minnechaug, but Wednesday night’s rematch promised the golden ticket to Saturday’s Western Mass. girls Class A championship.On Dec....


Local roundup: Balanced Smith College routs Clark, into NEWMAC semifinals
02-21-2024 9:43 PM

Behind five players with double-digit points, the Smith College women’s basketball team cruised to a 95-40 victory over Clark in the quarterfinal round of the NEWMAC Tournament on Wednesday night at Ainsworth Gymnasium in Northampton.Ally Yamada led...


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...


Girls hockey: Alyssa Frazier’s OT winner lifts Williston past Deerfield in NEPSAC showdown (PHOTOS)
02-21-2024 6:07 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

EASTHAMPTON — Alyssa Frazier played hero for the Williston Northampton girls hockey team on Wednesday afternoon.Frazier ripped the game-winner from the high slot with less than a minute remaining in overtime to give the Wildcats a 2-1 win over...


Boys basketball: Smith Academy can’t stay with Pioneer in Class D quarterfinal loss (PHOTOS)
02-19-2024 9:42 PM

NORTHFIELD — It was its play on the glass that gave the Pioneer boys basketball team an edge over Smith Academy on Monday in the quarterfinals of the Western Mass. Class D tournament. The second-seeded Panthers raced out to a 17-7 lead after one...


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...


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...


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...


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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