Boys lacrosse: Landon Andre, Nico St. George help Belchertown hold off Amherst 11-9 (PHOTOS)

04-18-2024 5:25 PM


BELCHERTOWN — After a quick 3-1 flurry from the Amherst boys lacrosse team erased Belchertown’s three-goal lead, the Orioles clung to a 9-8 advantage early in the fourth quarter on Thursday afternoon.Somebody had to step up for Belchertown to put a...

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High schools: Hampshire Regional baseball rallies to force extras, falls to powerhouse Pioneer 5-4

04-18-2024 9:03 PM

Trailing 4-2, the Hampshire Regional baseball team tied things up on the road against Pioneer Valley Regional with a clutch two-run double off the bat of Drew Thompson, who went 4-for-5 with the two RBI on the day.But the Panthers responded with a...

The Real Score: Curveballs and casinos rarely save cities

04-18-2024 4:39 PM

About 10 years ago, the two major urban centers of central and western Massachusetts decided to engage in new regional industrial policy to spur on their local economies. Worcester and Springfield had been effectively hollowed up by decades of...

High schools: Offense on fire for Granby girls lacrosse in 20-2 win over McCann Tech

04-17-2024 8:28 PM

Fourteen first-half goals helped the Granby girls lacrosse team to a dominant 20-2 victory over McCann Tech on Wednesday afternoon.Eleven different players recorded goals in the win.Brenna Moreno’s four goals and Kalli White’s hat trick led the way...

Baseball: Chicopee Comp strikes early, takes down Amherst (PHOTOS)

04-17-2024 5:12 PM


AMHERST — It didn’t take very long for the Chicopee Comp baseball team to assert itself.The visiting Colts hung 10 runs on Amherst in the top of the first inning, and doubled that total over the next four innings as the host Hurricanes dropped their...

Florence’s Gabby Thomas gearing up for 2024 Paris Olympics

04-17-2024 3:37 PM


NEW YORK — Gabby Thomas has an Olympic experience under her belt and two Olympic medals she can wear around her neck. And as she gears up for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials ahead of the Paris Olympics, she took part in the Team USA Media Summit on...

Jiri Smejkal gets 1st goal, Senators beat Bruins 3-1 in regular-season finale

04-16-2024 11:08 PM


BOSTON — Jiri Smejkal scored his first career goal midway through the second period and Jakob Chychrun scored less than a minute later as the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 on Tuesday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.Artem...

High schools: Belchertown, Easthampton split dual track meet (PHOTOS)

04-16-2024 9:20 PM


EASTHAMPTON — The Easthampton and Belchertown track and field teams put a pause on their April vacations on a perfect Tuesday afternoon, as the two tangled for a dual meet at Mountain View School.The two teams split dual meets, with the Eagles...

High school ultimate preview: Amherst, Northampton hoping for big seasons

04-16-2024 5:43 PM


The defending Division 1 state champions are going to look much different this spring. After capturing the state’s top ultimate Frisbee title in 2023, only six players return from that roster return to the Amherst boys team for head coach Joe...

UMass basketball: Matt Cross reportedly enters transfer portal

04-16-2024 5:29 PM


AMHERST — The vicious one-two frontcourt punch that helped the UMass men’s basketball team to its best season in a decade is now gone.Forward Matt Cross has entered the transfer portal, according to multiple reports early Tuesday afternoon. Cross...

High school: Northampton softball slugs past Mahar for season's first victory (PHOTOS)

04-15-2024 9:20 PM

Following four frustrating losses to start the season, including three straight in five innings, the Northampton softball team was on the other side of a mercy-rule contest on Monday afternoon.The Blue Devils scored at least three runs in each of the...

Baseball: Smith Academy can't overcome early deficit in 13-6 loss to Mahar

04-15-2024 8:14 PM


ORANGE — The Mahar baseball team couldn’t have asked for a better first inning on Monday against Smith Academy. After Sam Connors shut down the Falcons in the top of the frame, it didn’t take the Senator bats long to get going when it was their turn...

Hadley’s Brad Mish, Northampton’s Elianna Shwayder top Hampshire County finishers at 128th Boston Marathon

04-15-2024 8:02 PM


BOSTON — On a clear day, a bit warm but with no headwind to impede any runner’s efforts, Brad Mish of Hadley and Elianna Shwayder of Northampton led three dozen Valley runners from Hopkinton to Copley Square in Monday’s 128th running of the Boston...

Softball: South Hadley’s Ella Schaeffer records 500th career strikeout in loss to East Longmeadow

04-15-2024 7:37 PM


SOUTH HADLEY — With a pitcher as exceptional as Ella Schaeffer in the circle, a five-run lead seems plenty good enough – especially when she’s dealing.Well, the South Hadley softball team spotted the junior ace five runs thanks to a six-run bottom of...

High schools: Holyoke boys volleyball sweeps Athol for 5th straight victory (PHOTOS)

04-12-2024 9:05 PM


HOLYOKE — Already down two sets to none against Holyoke, the Athol boys volleyball team was in a do-or-die situation late in the third set. With the frame tied at nine apiece, the Bears used a 7-2 run to storm ahead 16-11 and capture all momentum...

More history for Tiger Woods. He makes the Masters cut for a record 24th time in a row

04-12-2024 7:59 PM


AUGUSTA, Ga. — A howling gust – the kind that created havoc at Augusta National all day long – struck the 18th green just as Tiger Woods was lining up yet another testy putt. Fine particles of sand stirred from the pearl-white bunkers, whipping across...

Track & field preview 2024: Not happy with last year’s performance, Northampton boys seeking redemption

04-12-2024 5:58 PM


The Northampton boys team entered last year’s Western Massachusetts outdoor track and field championships with lofty expectations.The Blue Devils felt they had plenty to not only compete with their peers, but win the whole thing. And following a...

High schools: South Hadley girls lacrosse pulls away from Belchertown for 14-7 win (PHOTOS)

04-11-2024 9:14 PM


SOUTH HADLEY — Entering the second quarter of Thursday afternoon’s game between visiting Belchertown and the host South Hadley girls lacrosse teams, the score was tied at three apiece after each team held a one-goal lead but couldn’t gain any more...

Boys lacrosse preview 2024: Amherst program led by family, friends

04-11-2024 4:18 PM


Rich Ferro has been around Amherst boys lacrosse for decades. He played at Amherst in the 1990s, served as the Hurricanes’ athletic director from 2001-2019 and has been coaching hockey and lacrosse on and off for most of the past two decades.This...

High schools: John Viola shuts down Monson as South Hadley baseball picks up 1-0 win

04-10-2024 9:23 PM

Two days removed from a 1-0 loss to Ware, the South Hadley baseball team came out on top in another pitchers’ duel on Wednesday.John Viola went the distance for South Hadley, striking out four while walking just two and scattering three hits to help...

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