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A fitting accomplishment: Walunas 1st Smith Voc woman to become master plumber
02-10-2023 5:25 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

SOUTHAMPTON — A Southampton woman has shattered the glass ceiling at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, becoming the first woman from the school to receive her master plumber’s license.Becca Walunas, who graduated from Smith Voc in 2019,...


“The hard way”: Max Lockett’s winding path from Northampton basketball to a Division 1 football scholarship 
02-10-2023 5:18 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Maximus Lockett looked like a basketball player. He stood 6-foot-7, 185 pounds as a freshman and played varsity basketball at Northampton. Basketball occupied most of his life, as Lockett traveled the country on the AAU circuit and logged highlight...


Boys basketball: Pioneer holds off Hopkins Academy in potential playoff preview
02-07-2023 9:54 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

HADLEY – A fierce and ferocious battle between Hampshire South rivals Pioneer and Hopkins on Tuesday night culminated in a 55-53 win for Pioneer. Joshua Wood led the scoring for Pioneer with 15 points while Hopkins’ Teddy Cyr posted 21 points for the...


Girls basketball: Bianca Ortiz leaves mark on Holyoke’s senior night win over Taconic
02-07-2023 9:09 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

HOLYOKE – Should Tuesday’s game against Taconic be the final time Bianca Ortiz plays in John “Jinx” O'Connor Gymnasium, the Holyoke senior left an indelible impression.She poured in 37 points in a 71-37 win over the Thunder. It wasn’t even a career...


A dynasty continues: Easthampton High’s We the People class wins 7th state competition
02-07-2023 4:21 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

EASTHAMPTON — Much like her peers, 17-year-old Diya Bhatia can often be found with her head glancing down at her phone sending text messages to her friends.Unlike other typical teenagers, the subject of a majority of Bhatia’s text messages this school...


Northampton wrestling seniors leaving their mark (PHOTOS)
02-02-2023 8:06 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

NORTHAMPTON – Keagan Hollister wagered with Quane Randall last season: if he didn’t make the varsity basketball team, he would come out for wrestling.“It was a joke. He’s always trying to recruit people,” Hollister said. “Then I got cut. He told the...


Hockey: Hampshire County programs aiming for postseason berths
02-02-2023 6:20 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

With a handful of games remaining in the regular season, all four local high school hockey teams have their eyes fixed firmly on the postseason. It’s going to be a tight race for most teams, and here’s a look at how things look as February...


Boys basketball: Amherst stays unbeaten in league after rout of Westfield (PHOTOS)
01-31-2023 9:21 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST – The Suburban League South can’t handle Amherst.The Hurricanes boys basketball team remained undefeated in league play after taking out Westfield 63-33 on Tuesday at home. They improved to 6-0 and stayed on track for a league title with two...


Boys basketball: Frontier hands Hopkins Academy 1st loss of the season
01-31-2023 5:36 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

SOUTH DEERFIELD – Monday night’s matchup between the undefeated Hopkins boys basketball team and a Frontier side plagued by injury and illness seemed destined for another Golden Hawks victory. Hopkins had already bested Frontier once earlier in the...


Locals keying impressive starts for Pope Francis girls, boys hockey teams
01-30-2023 8:10 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

It can be hard for any new program to get off the ground during the early stages. There’s a lot that goes into creating a team — finding the right coaches, developing enough chemistry together, getting used to the grind of practice and games.But in...


Blue Devils run out of time against Eagles
01-27-2023 9:48 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

NORTHAMPTON – The Northampton defense swarmed Central in the final minute. Trailing just a point, the Blue Devils sought steals or to send the Golden Eagles to the line. Only they didn’t have enough fouls to get into the bonus and stop the...


Smith Voc boys basketball shows balance in win over PVCICS
01-27-2023 9:28 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

AMHERST — The last time that Smith Vocational faced off against PVCICS, the Vikings didn’t get off to as strong of a start as they wanted to. On an overcast Friday afternoon rematch, they wanted to change that. “The first game we had, we started off...


Boys basketball: Greenfield takes down Frontier, 73-45 (PHOTOS)
01-24-2023 9:32 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

GREENFIELD – Size didn’t matter much to the Greenfield boys basketball team Tuesday against Frontier Regional.The Green Wave controlled the Hampshire League South matchup from the opening tip in a 73-45 victory at Nichols Gymnasium despite giving up a...


Girls basketball: Amherst’s defense paying dividends
01-22-2023 12:22 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

South Hadley dribbled the ball up the floor and surveyed the court, looking for an open pass. Amherst’s defense swarmed all over them, shutting down passing lanes and putting the point guard on her heels. The Tigers tried to move the ball, but weren’t...


Greenfield hockey avenges earlier loss with Belchertown beat down
01-21-2023 12:08 AM

By HANNAH BEVIS

AMHERST — After a tight 2-1 contest the first time Belchertown and Greenfield met this season, most fans expected a similar low-scoring contest when they met again. Instead, Greenfield’s offense found its scoring touch and Green Wave goalie Joshua...


Girls basketball: Swarming defense carries Amherst past South Hadley on Senior Night, 74-27 (PHOTOS)
01-19-2023 9:32 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

AMHERST – The Amherst girls basketball team put on a show for a packed home crowd on Senior Night.The Hurricanes ran away with a 74-27 victory over South Hadley in Suburban League action. It was a special night for the senior class. Five seniors...


Boys basketball: West Side outlasts South Hadley, 44-34 (PHOTOS)
01-18-2023 10:22 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

SOUTH HADLEY – West Springfield used a 10-point burst to pull away from the South Hadley boys basketball team in the fourth quarter Wednesday.The Tigers fell 44-34, losing for the second straight game after a 7-0 start to the season.“We definitely...


Girls basketball: Pope Francis edges Easthampton in battle on unbeatens, 47-43 (PHOTOS)
01-17-2023 9:59 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

EASTHAMPTON – With less than 20 seconds to go on Tuesday night and the Easthampton girls basketball team down by four points, the Eagles needed a basket to keep their undefeated season alive – and they needed one fast. Easthampton charged down the...


Hockey: Devin Carleton stands tall, South Hadley handles Ludlow, 6-3
01-16-2023 9:01 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

HOLYOKE – Every time Devin Carleton made another impossible save, Fitzpatrick Arena echoed from the cheers of his teammates, who banged their sticks against the boards to encourage him. Carleton wasn’t the only reason the Tigers beat Ludlow on Monday...


Hockey: Amherst can’t solve Chicopee, suffers 1st Fay loss
01-16-2023 8:20 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

HOLYOKE – Call it whatever you want – bad puck luck, an identity crisis or road woes – but whatever it is, the Amherst hockey team has been struggling to play its own game lately.The Hurricanes and Chicopee played a tight matchup on Monday afternoon...

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