Sports

UM beats Dayton in crowd-pleaser

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST — Offensive production has proved a taffy pull on many nights for UMass this season, but the Minutemen found just enough Thursday night to post their best victory to date. Trey Davis made four free throws in the final 20 seconds and Cady Lalanne had 18 points, seven rebounds and a pair of blocks to lead the way, as … 0

Senators blow past Hawks, 59-24

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Mahar Regional School took control of its Franklin County League North Division girls’ basketball game against Frontier Regional School in the second quarter and went … 0

Palmer makes the grade

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Riley Palmer became the fifth and final Turners Falls High School swimmer to qualify for the Western Massachusetts Championships, but the Indians ended the regular … 0

Hoosac smacks Raiders

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Athol High School did a poor job of taking care of the ball against Hoosac Valley Regional High School’s pressure defense and the Red Raiders suffered a 53-34 loss to the Hurricanes in an independent girls’ basketball game, part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Hoosac in … 0

Indian swimmers split; Wave skaters win 1st

Friday, January 23, 2015

Mackenzie Salls became the fourth Turners Falls High School swimmer this season to qualify for the Western Mass. Division II Swimming & Diving Championships as she made the cut in the 100 yard backstroke but her Indians were … 0

Golden Hawks sneak past Panthers, 66-62

Friday, January 23, 2015

Pioneer Valley Regional School had two of its bigs foul out in the fourth quarter and Zach Kelley benefitted, scoring 11 of his game-high 27 points in the final frame to lift Hopkins Academy over the Panthers, 66-62, in a Hampshire League boys’ battle at Reed Gymnasium in … 0

Bulletin Board: GMS boys win

Friday, January 23, 2015

Nate Haselton and Hunter Campbell each finished with 19 points on Friday and Greenfield Middle School defeated Frontier Middle School, 45-42, in a boys’ basketball game in Greenfield. GMS overcame a seven-point halftime deficit to win the game. Haselton and Campbell each hit six free throws in the … 0

Keeping Score: Close Shave

Friday, January 23, 2015

Good morning! ESPN’s “Playing for the Mob” has rekindled embarrassing memories for not only Boston College but also The Boston Globe, which broke the story about the basketball team’s point -shaving scandal during the 1978-79 season. The 80-minute documentary tells how BC forward Rick Kuhn conspired with two … 0

Delayed reaction as Athol routs Eagles

Thursday, January 22, 2015

It took Athol High School over four minutes to score its first basket, but when it finally got going, there was no looking back. The Red Raiders outscored Easthampton High School, 14-0, in the first quarter and went … 0

Panthers open jets vs. St. Joe’s, 77-52

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pioneer Valley Regional School was seeking a solid all-around performance leading into Friday’s Hampshire League showdown against first-place Hopkins Academy. The Panthers delivered in resounding fashion by pouring in 28 first-quarter points and holding the advantage in every … 0

On the Trail: Cougar Spatz

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Oh no. Not again. Of course, I should have known better. Doesn’t cougar chatter always draw feedback? Sometimes from faraway places you’d never imagine? Although, really, I can’t claim this one came out of the clear blue. No. In fact, I had given thought of hitting this man … 0

Minutemen go cold, fall to St. Joe’s, 62-56

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — After an ugly 35-minute offensive performance by both teams, Saint Joseph’s found its shooting eye and UMass’ disappeared. The Minutemen gave up nine straight points in crunch time and couldn’t recover, falling 62-56, Wednesday at Hagan Arena. “That was tough,” UMass junior guard Derrick Gordon said. … 0

Bulletin Board: Hoggers rule Mt. Institute slopes

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Northfield Mount Hermon School earned a clean sweep of the individual and team races during the Mount Institute Ski League Wednesday at Berkshire East Ski Resort in Charlemont. The Hogger boys’ A team registered 264 points to defeat Deerfield Academy A (224), Eaglebrook School A (181) and Mohawk … 0