UMass' Jabarie Hinds (5) applies full-court defensive pressure on Virginia Commonwealth ballhandler Jonathan Williams (10) during first-half action of the host Minutemen's 69-63 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball win at the William D. Mullins Center in Amherst Thursday night.
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UM dunks Rams, 69-63

Thursday, February 11, 2016

AMHERST — When Zach Coleman’s second free throw pinged off the rim with 24 seconds left and UMass clinging to a three-point lead, he and Tyler Bergantino both leapt into traffic. The ball squirted above the swarm of eager hands for a few moments before Coleman, with a well-timed leap, batted it out to Trey Davis behind the 3-point line. … 0

Schools: Mohawk enjoys state Nordic success

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Mohawk Trail Regional High School finished sixth in the girls’ team race and the boys placed 15th overall in the MIAA State Nordic Skiing Championships … 0

Bulletin Board: Greenfield hoops clinic approaching quickly

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Greenfield Green Wave Basketball Clinic will be held Feb. 21 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Nichols Gymnasium, with the entrance at the back … 0

On The Trail: Harvest time

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The preliminary 2015 Massachusetts deer harvest of 9,910, released late last week by MassWildlife, was mediocre compared to recent harvests but not surprising from a western Massachusetts perspective. Gone are the days when Franklin County woods most favorable to deer hunting were patrolled annually by eastern Massachusetts visitors … 0

Schools: A night of ties on wrestling mat

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Tri-County League wrestling championship was finally going to be decided Wednesday night between Mahar Regional School and South Hadley High School. The winner of their match would be the outright winner. In a strange twist of fate, … 0

Pioneer derails Mohawk

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

BUCKLAND — Basketball is a game of ebbs and flows, which was never more apparent than on Wednesday night. Mohawk Trail Regional High School ebbed early in the third quarter to take the lead after trailing by 7 … 0

Fantasy sports companies defend the embattled industry

Thursday, February 11, 2016

BOSTON — Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016. The industry’s top companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, are on the defensive after taking hits to their businesses in recent weeks as … 0

Zera, Delaney shine for Frontier girls

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

CHARLEMONT — Frontier Regional School skiers Allison Zera and Corriann Delaney have gone back and forth with each other all season. The two are in the tough situation of being Red Hawk teammates and individual competitors on the … 0

School Hoops: Miner steps up to help Tribe beat Smith

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Emma Miner has been encouraged to shoot more, and the Turners Falls High School sophomore picked a good time to pay heed. Miner scored 8 of her 10 points during a decisive third-quarter run as the Indians went … 0

Bulletin Board: Denna Laing Fund event Sunday at rink

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Collins-Moylan Skating Arena will use its public skating session from 1 to 2:50 p.m. on Sunday as a benefit for the Denna Laing Fund. FMC will donate $1 from every admission to the Fund, and it will also match any additional donations made at the arena that day. … 0

Jaywalking: Still going strong

Monday, February 8, 2016

Joe Leonard fights on. If you frequently read this column, you may remember reading about Leonard a few years back. He is one of the head honchos for Team Ravenous, the local mixed martial arts team that has … 0

Bulletin Board: Valley tearing it up for Lady Owls

Monday, February 8, 2016

Jill Valley of Orange was named Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s basketball player of the week. Valley, a Westfield State junior, Valley averaged 22.3 points, 4.7 steals, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists in just 20.7 minutes while shooting 43 percent from the field and 94 percent from … 0

Bulletin Board: Emond helps EDGE trim Greenfield, 43-36

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Troy Emond had 14 points as the EDGE upended Greenfield, 43-36, in a grades 7 & 8 Suburban League boys’ basketball game Saturday at Messer Gymnasium in Northfield. Josh Glazier finished with 10 points in the win, and Colin Brechenser chipped in with 9. Greenfield was led by … 0