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Hockey: Cooper Smith, Greenfield blank Easthampton 3-0 to win Wright Division title (PHOTOS)

02-17-2024 10:26 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

GREENFIELD — The Wright Division title was on the line at Collins-Moylan Arena Saturday night. The Greenfield hockey team entered its final regular season game of the season against Easthampton with a 7-0 record in the division while the Eagles came...


MIAA Wrestling: Hampshire’s Robert Zononi, Holyoke’s Steven Santiago earn All-State berths

02-17-2024 6:11 PM

A busy weekend on the mats came to a close for the local contingent on Saturday, as the MIAA Division 3 Wrestling Championships in Wakefield saw just one Hampshire County grappler earn a top-six finish.Tewksbury won the Division 3 team title with...


Unseeded Northampton boys shock field for 4x400 relay win; Amherst boys cruise to 4x800 title at MIAA Division 3 Indoor Track Championships

02-17-2024 5:53 PM

CONNOR PIGNATELLO

BOSTON – They couldn’t believe it.The Northampton boys 4x400 meter relay team came into the MIAA Division 3 Indoor Track & Field Championships without a dream of winning a state title. Their best time on the year was 3 minutes, 36.17 seconds, which...


UMass basketball: Minutemen dig double-digit hole, drop road game at last-place La Salle, 82-81 

02-17-2024 4:49 PM

Just three days removed from its biggest win of the season, the UMass men’s basketball team followed it up with perhaps its worst loss of the year on Saturday.The Minutemen dug themselves a double-digit halftime hole on the road against last place La...


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...


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...


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...


MIAA swimming: Several Hampshire County swimmers enter state meet as No. 1 seeds

02-16-2024 5:26 PM

CONNOR PIGNATELLO

Hampshire County’s Division 2 swimmers will jump in the pool for one last time this weekend in the MIAA Swimming & Diving Championships held at MIT.The girls will swim on Saturday at 3:45 p.m. with the boys meet to follow on Sunday at the same time in...


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...


Alpine ski: Hampshire’s Jon Dunn, Billy Warren earn top 5 finishes at PVIAC Individual Championships (PHOTOS)

02-15-2024 6:43 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

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

By GARRETT COTE

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...


UMass hockey: No. 1 Boston College heads to Amherst on Friday

02-15-2024 2:39 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

The top-ranked team in college hockey is coming to Amherst. UMass, the No. 10 ranked team in PairWise, will host No. 1 Boston College at the Mullins Center on Friday before heading to Chestnut Hill to play the Eagles on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the return...


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

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

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: Greg Stone, Cam Graves combine for 43 points in Smith Academy’s win over Smith Voc

02-14-2024 9:50 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

The Smith Academy boys basketball team rode a 22-8 advantage in the second quarter to take a local rivalry win against Smith Vocational, 73-61, on Wednesday night.Greg Stone, Cam Graves and Garret Willard almost combined to score 60 of Smith Academy’s...


UMass basketball: Minutemen suffocate Richmond 69-59, hand league-leading Spiders their first home loss

02-14-2024 9:35 PM

The UMass men’s basketball team’s biggest win of the season came in convincing fashion.The Minutemen became the first team to win a game at the Robins Center this season, capturing a 69-59 victory over league-leading Richmond in an Atlantic 10...


Girls hockey: Williston buries season-high 12 goals in shutout win over Worcester Academy

02-14-2024 8:28 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

EASTHAMPTON – When Emily Hamann joined the Williston Northampton girls ice hockey team in 2020, the Wildcats had never won a NEPSAC crown. They only played five games in her Covid-shortened debut season.But in Hamann’s sophomore campaign, they won the...


Amherst girls capture runner-up finish at MIAA Nordic Ski Championships (PHOTOS)

02-14-2024 6:23 PM

By GARRETT COTE

WOODFORD, Vt. — The Amherst girls Nordic ski team didn’t just feel like underdogs all season long – they were underdogs.Often overlooked given the geographical location, the Hurricanes were ready to display their talents on the biggest stage at the...


UMass basketball: League-leading, defensive-minded Richmond next for Minutemen

02-13-2024 2:48 PM

By GARRETT COTE

As has been said for the last three games, the next one marks the UMass men’s basketball team’s most important game to date on the calendar.Every game from here on out – given the current state of the Atlantic 10 – is the most important one.UMass...


High schools: Zola Higham, Amherst girls take down Hampshire; South Hadley girls capture Suburban League title

02-12-2024 11:20 PM

By BRADYN COTE

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...



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