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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...


UMass hockey: After being swept by BC, Minutemen turn page to series against UNH

02-22-2024 3:59 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

With just six regular season games remaining on the schedule, the UMass hockey team must quickly turn the page after a pair of tough losses to top-ranked Boston College this past weekend. After falling to the Eagles, 5-1, on Friday, the Minutemen...


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 A semis: Banked-in last-second 3 lifts Pope Francis boys past Holyoke in OT

02-21-2024 9:36 PM

CONNOR PIGNATELLO

SPRINGFIELD – The fourth-seeded Holyoke boys basketball team held a one-point lead as No. 1 Pope Francis passed the ball around the three-point line with the seconds ticking down in overtime of the Western Mass. Tournament Class A semifinals.The ball...


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...


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 A quarters: Northampton boys edged by powerhouse Central 51-50

02-20-2024 10:17 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

SPRINGFIELD — In Northampton and Central’s two regular season contests this year, each team won in their home gym and the aggregate score between the two games was separated by just a single point.The difference in Tuesday night’s Western Mass...


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

By BRADYN COTE

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...


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...


Granby boys basketball picks apart Palmer zone to advance to Class C semis

02-19-2024 9:41 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

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...


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 great George “Trigger” Burke dies at 91

02-19-2024 5:45 PM

CONNOR PIGNATELLO

 UMass basketball great George “Trigger” Burke died at his home in Quincy on Feb. 14. He was 91. The namesake for the UMass Athletics Hall of Fame, Burke played point guard for the Minutemen from 1954-1956 and shares a No. 32 with Julius Erving in the...


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...


Youth basketball: Keira Cole, Northampton Suburban earn weekend sweep

02-19-2024 5:01 PM

Keira Cole put together a pair of near double-doubles over the weekend, powering Northampton to a 2-0 record in victories over Easthampton and South Hadley in grades 7 and 8 Suburban League action.In Saturday’s win over Easthampton (45-34), Cole...


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...


Northampton’s Ursula Von Goeler (diving), Amalia Guerra (100-yard backstroke) capture state titles at MIAA Division 2 Swimming & Diving Championships

02-17-2024 10:29 PM

CAMBRIDGE – Hampshire County certainly made its mark in the pool over the weekend.The MIAA Girls Division 2 Swimming & Diving Championship took place on Saturday at MIT, with a pair of local athletes battling it out for first place on the diving...



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