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Girls hockey: Longmeadow rallies past Pope Francis 3-2 to sweep Western Mass. Cup (PHOTOS)

02-07-2024 9:43 PM

By GARRETT COTE

WESTFIELD — It didn’t take long for the Longmeadow girls hockey team to strike first.Less than three minutes into Wednesday night’s all-Western Mass. showdown against Pope Francis, Lancers captain Maeve Doherty found the back of the net off an assist...


UMass basketball: Minutewomen fall to Duquesne at home 79-62

02-07-2024 8:35 PM

Tied 21-21 after one quarter against Duquesne, the UMass women’s basketball team hit a cold spell on offense in the second quarter of action. The Minutewomen managed just seven points in the second quarter, going 3-for-15 from the field in the frame...


High school notebook: League title races reaching a fever pitch across Hampshire County

02-07-2024 5:53 PM

By GARRETT COTE

There hasn’t been a group on as good of a run since the calendar flipped to 2024 than the South Hadley girls basketball team.The Tigers have won 11 consecutive contests, and have yet to lose since the new year. Because of its dominance, South Hadley...


Women’s hockey: Amherst College focused on road ahead as postseason play looms

02-07-2024 5:05 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — The Amherst College women’s hockey team finds itself in a familiar position entering the final stretch of the regular season.If the No. 3-ranked Mammoths are to take care of business over their last three games, all against teams with losing...


High schools: Second quarter shutout propels Hampshire Regional boys past Smith Academy

02-06-2024 11:12 PM

By BRADYN COTE

HATFIELD – A second quarter shutout from the Hampshire Regional boys’ basketball team was all it took to secure a 47-28 win on the road against Smith Academy Tuesday night.The last time these two teams went head to head, the Falcons captured a...


Women’s hockey: Trio of third-period goals enable Amherst College to rally past Western New England 4-2

02-06-2024 9:43 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — All night long, the Amherst College women’s hockey team kept the puck in the attacking zone for huge chunks of time, tiring out Western New England skaters with long shifts. But it hadn’t really paid off as the two teams were deadlocked at...


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

By GARRETT COTE

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....


UMass basketball: Minutemen look to keep momentum going at St. Bonaventure – where they haven’t won since 2015

02-06-2024 5:01 PM

By GARRETT COTE

The UMass men’s basketball team is coming off arguably its most important win of the season, as the Minutemen finally found themselves on the plus side of a thrilling finish when they beat George Mason 66-65 on Saturday at the Mullins Center.For the...


Girls basketball: South Hadley pulls away from Wahconah, secures 11th consecutive victory

02-05-2024 11:27 PM

By BRADYN COTE

SOUTH HADLEY — After a fourth quarter eruption, the South Hadley girls’ basketball team was able to defeat Wahconah 45-36 in a Suburban League contest during Senior Night on Monday.It was a battle of two of the hottest teams across Western...


High schools: Amherst girls clip Taconic for 3rd victory of the season

02-05-2024 9:51 PM

The Amherst girls basketball team trailed 35-32 going into the final eight minutes of action but outscored Taconic 14-10 in the fourth quarter to pull away with a tight 46-45 victory in Pittsfield on Monday. Shannon Klaes tallied 15 points for...


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...


Indoor track: Northampton girls cap undefeated regular season, win Pioneer League North title

02-05-2024 3:46 PM

On the strength of three more dual meet victories on Sunday, the Northampton girls indoor track and field team capped a perfect regular season on Sunday at Smith College.The Blue Devils swept matchups against East Longmeadow (62.5-32.5), Chicopee Comp...


UMass hockey: Early goal the difference as Maine blanks Minutemen 1-0

02-04-2024 10:18 AM

By JESSE KOLODKIN

AMHERST – Maine’s Brandon Chabrier got out on a breakaway, was 1-on-1 with UMass goalie Michael Hrabal and fired a laser bottom left just 1 minute, 16 seconds into Saturday’s game.That early goal turned out to be the game winner.No. 6 Maine hung on to...


UMass basketball: Minutewomen battle league-leading Saint Joseph’s before falling 77-67

02-03-2024 7:01 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Another game, another close loss where it played a superior opponent tough for the UMass women’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia.The Minutewomen fell 77-67 to Atlantic 10-leading Saint Joseph’s.UMass was within three points after...


UMass basketball: Last-second George Mason foul helps Minutemen pull off 66-65 victory

02-03-2024 4:55 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Hanging on desperately to a two-point lead in the final minute against George Mason, the UMass men’s basketball team needed one stop to secure its second consecutive Atlantic 10 victory for the first time this season.The Minutemen forced the...


UMass hockey: Lucas Mercuri’s third period tally lifts Minutemen past Merrimack 3-2

02-02-2024 9:54 PM

Lucas Mercuri came through in the third period for the No. 10 Massachusetts hockey team on Friday against Merrimack. Tied 2-2, Mercuri smashed home a shot off a dish from Scott Morrow with 16:03 left in regulation to give UMass the lead. Minuteman...


High schools: Defense propels Smith Voc girls basketball past PVCICS

02-02-2024 9:48 PM

Girls basketballSmith Voc 50, PVCICS 16 – The Vikings’ defense dominated en route to the lopsided victory on Friday.Smith Voc led 11-3 after one quarter and 27-5 at halftime.Jayanna Daniels poured in a game-high 20 points, while Makayla Tatro notched...


Boys basketball: Jamil Rodriguez scores 1,000th point in Holyoke’s 76-66 win over Northampton (PHOTOS)

02-02-2024 9:29 PM

By GARRETT COTE

HOLYOKE — Holding on to a 10-point lead in the final minute, Holyoke guard Shawn Rivera pushed the ball up the floor through Northampton’s full-court press.As Rivera approached the 3-point line, he lobbed a pass toward the rim where only one player on...


After years of moving around, Matt Cross has found a home at UMass; and the Minutemen have found their leader

02-02-2024 5:46 PM

By GARRETT COTE

As Matt Cross woke up each day during the offseason, it felt like another teammate was heading for the exit. The UMass men’s basketball team lost eight of its final 10 games – including a 33-point blowout to Richmond in the first round of the Atlantic...


Report: UMass football offensive coordinator Steve Casula leaving Minutemen for tight end coaching job at Michigan

02-02-2024 5:05 PM

The UMass football team will have a new offensive coordinator next fall. Steve Casula — who spent the last two seasons as both offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Minutemen — will be joining Sherrone Moore’s staff at the University of...



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