Joe Leonard, top with reddish hair, goes for a submission hold against an unidentified opponent at a recent event. Leonard has not allowed debillitating Crohn's Disease to derail his combative fighting passion in the ring. 
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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 now been around for nearly a decade. What makes Leonard such an extraordinary person is that since 2007 he has battled Crohn’s … 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 … 0

School Wrestling: Decker, White, Rich WMass top seeds

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Three local wrestlers picked up top seeds for this weekend’s WMass Division III Individual Wrestling Championships at Southwick-Tolland Regional High School. Athol High School got … 0

Girls’ Hoop: Wave clinches elusive crown

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

It’s been a long time since Greenfield High School was able to celebrate winning a division title, but on Tuesday night the Green Wave did just that. Greenfield held Turners Falls High School to just 7 first-half points … 0

Schools: Red Hawks girls ski to South Division title

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Frontier Regional School had three girls finish in the top 5 in the South Division and the Red Hawks captured the South team title during the final PVIAC ski meet of the season Tuesday at Berkshire East in Charlemont. The Red Hawks entered the day in a virtual … 0

UMass works OT to halt losing steak

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

AMHERST — When Trey Davis, one UMass’ most reliable free-throw shooters ever, missed two from the line that could have sealed a Minuteman win in the final 10 seconds Tuesday night at the William D. Mullins Center vs. Rhode Island, there was an uneasy feeling in the arena. … 0

Bulletin Board: Drive Hoops tryouts March 5

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The DRIVE Hoops AAU basketball organization will hold tryouts for its various teams on March 5 at Hopkins Academy in Hadley. Tryouts for boys in grades 4 through 7 will take place from 10 to 11:45 a.m., while tryouts for boys in grades 8 through 12 will take … 0

Boys’ Hoops: Warriors bounce Mahar, 51-41

Monday, February 1, 2016

Jake Cross scored 23 points and Mohawk Trail Regional High School upended Mahar Regional School, 51-41, in a Hampshire League boys’ basketball game Monday night in Buckland. The Mohawk big man had a huge game in the paint, … 0

Jaywalking: Kingpin

Monday, February 1, 2016

Jim Girard is among a Franklin County dying breed. The Greenfield native is one of the nation’s best ten-pin bowlers. He may, in fact, be the best. Now in his mid-50s, Girard owns 11 career perfect 300 games … 0

Bulletin Board: Newt-Guilbault baseball sign-ups begin Saturday

Monday, February 1, 2016

It’s beginning to feel a lot like springtime. Even though it’s still winter on the calendar, the weather will feel like spring for much of the week and another sign of the impending warmer weather is the Newt Guilbault Community League baseball registrations taking place this month. The … 0

Rams hand UMass 7th straight loss, 78-72, in OT

Sunday, January 31, 2016

AMHERST — When Donte Clark hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 8.1 seconds left in regulation, it looked like the UMass men’s basketball team might get a happy ending to an ugly Saturday afternoon. Instead, it only made a … 0

Schools: Pioneer’s Devine shines on indoor track

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Danielle Devine had the best performance of the weekend by finishing third in the high jump during the PVIAC Indoor Track & Field Championships Friday night at Smith College in Northampton. Devine had a pair of top-5 finishes on the girls’ side of the meet and helped Pioneer … 0

Bulletin Board: Popusoi hits personal best at BU meet

Sunday, January 31, 2016

UMass-Lowell red-shirt freshman pole vaulter Vlad Popusoi broke his own record Saturday during the John Thomas Terrier Classic hosted by Boston University. The former Greenfield High School athlete had already set the UMass-Lowell record in the pole vault two weeks ago by clearing a height of 15 feet, … 0