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Three local teams eye Cage matchups

Sunday, March 1, 2015

It’s on to the Cage for three local basketball teams. The WMass basketball tournaments have been whittled down to the Final Fours and, as is the case every year, the semifinals will be held at Curry Hicks Cage on the campus of UMass-Amherst. A trifecta of local squads hit the jackpot last week by making their way through the first … 0

Minutemen pilfer win from Fordham, 82-74

Sunday, March 1, 2015

AMHERST — No one will look at Saturday’s result and reasonably claim that UMass stole a basketball victory from Fordham, but the Minutemen used a … 0

Bulletin Board: All-States end of road for Soto

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Saul Soto’s trip to the All-State Wrestling Tournament lasted just two matches Friday. The Frontier Regional School 220-pound grappler finished sixth at last weekend’s Division … 0

Panthers Cage-bound

Friday, February 27, 2015

NORTHFIELD — After an anemic four-point second quarter, it looked like the Pioneer Valley Regional School girls’ basketball team might fall short of its preseason goal of becoming the first team from that program to play at Curry … 0

Athol ousts Sabis in OT

Friday, February 27, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Forward Emily Casella put the Athol High School offense on her back in overtime and guard Molly Cleveland made the game-clinching free throw with 7.4 seconds left to send the sixth-seeded Red Raiders to Curry Hicks Cage in Amherst for the Western Massachusetts Division III semifinals … 0

Keeping Score: Play Ball

Friday, February 27, 2015

Good morning! Spring training in Florida began in 1888 when the Washington Statesmen worked out in Jacksonville. It would be 15 years before another team returned, but the early visit portended a hardball migration that saw 1.4 million fans go through the turnstiles to watch 212 games last … 0

Indians vanquish Granby

Thursday, February 26, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The last time Liam Ellis took the floor at the Curry Hicks Cage as a member of the Turners Falls High School basketball team, he was in eighth grade. Now a senior, Ellis and the … 0

Warriors roll past Panthers

Thursday, February 26, 2015

DALTON — It was one of those nights for Pioneer Valley Regional School. The Panthers had no defensive answer for what was a well-oiled Wahconah Regional High School offense and Pioneer could not keep pace with its own attack as the fifth-seeded Panthers’ season came to an end … 0

Bulletin Board: Newt Guilbault makes change to sign-up date

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sign-ups for the Newt Guilbault Community League youth baseball season have changed from the previous posting. Sign-ups will take place on Wednesday at St. Kazimierz Society from 6 to 8 p.m. and on March 7 at Turners Falls High School from 8 to 9 a.m. Tryouts will immediately … 0

Bembry, St. Joseph’s drill UMass

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

AMHERST — DeAndre Bembry was a one-man gang when his Saint Joseph’s basketball team defeated UMass in January in Philadelphia. In Wednesday night’s rematch at the Mullins Center, Bembry was once again by far the game’s best player, but he had vital help from several other quarters, and … 0

On The Trail: Live & learn

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

March is near, the deep-freeze just won’t let leave, and I’m dry-docked, thinking about place — my place and that of my ancestors, the one I chose not to leave and continue to learn about by the day, the month, the year, and when things get really exciting, … 0

Bulletin Board: Goalie O’Brien backbones Hoggers’ 5-2 hockey win

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Conor O’Brien continued his solid season for the Northfield Mount Hermon School boys’ hockey team, backstopping the Hoggers to a 5-2 in win over Phillips Andover Academy Wednesday in Andover. The senior goaltender, a 2015 NHL Entry Draft candidate from Pinellas Park, Fla., registered 35 saves in leading … 0

Panthers sink Vikes, 59-15

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NORTHFIELD — You knew from the beginning that this one might not be pretty, and it wasn’t — unless you happen to be a fan of the Pioneer Valley Regional School girls’ basketball team. The third-seeded Panthers dominated … 0