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 Hicks Cage. Instead, the third-seeded Panthers, led by the two-headed monster of senior Natalie Hale (16 points, 7 steals, 5 rebounds, 2 … 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 … 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 … 0

Bulletin Board: Rapid-Fire registration tonight

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Open registration for the Rapid-Fire 3 vs. 3 Hockey League will take place tonight from 6-7 at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield. The league is open to Mites and Bantams and cost is $99 per player and includes five games over five weeks in a round-robin tournament. Each player … 0

Mohawk clinches at wire

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Mohawk Trail Regional High School girls’ basketball team didn’t just wait until the final game of the season to clinch a postseason berth, it waited until the final quarter. The Warriors outscored Greenfield High School 7-3 in … 0

Jaywalking: State glory

Monday, February 16, 2015

It’s funny where one little letter can lead you. A few weeks ago I received an email, then a letter regarding the 10-year anniversary of the Mohawk Trail Regional High School boys’ indoor track & field team winning a state Division IV title. The actual anniversary is Feb. … 0

Bulletin Board: Forest-Bulley NAC hoop Player of Week

Monday, February 16, 2015

Uriah Forest-Bulley was named North Atlantic Conference Player of the Week Monday for his play on the University of Maine at Farmington men’s basketball team. The former Turners Falls High School player and current senior helped the Beavers to a 2-0 record by averaging 25 points, 6 rebounds, … 0

Athol’s Decker repeats as champion

Sunday, February 15, 2015

WILLIAMSTOWN — For the second straight season, Athol High School’s Merrick Decker can call himself a Western Massachusetts champion. The sophomore pinned his way through the first three matches he wrestled in, then clinched his second consecutive Western … 0

Davis does his thing as UMass outlasts Duquesne

Sunday, February 15, 2015

AMHERST — It wouldn’t be a UMass basketball game these days if it didn’t come straight down to the wire, and more often than not lately, Trey Davis has stepped up to seal the victory with deadeye free-throw shooting. Each of the Minutemen’s last 11 games has now … 0

Streaking Senators drill ’Gansett, 70-37

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Mahar Regional School ran its winning streak to seven games Saturday by dismantling Narragansett Regional High School, 70-37, in an independent girls’ basketball game in Orange. The Senators (12-7 overall) will try to keep the streak going tonight at 7 when they play their regular-season finale at home … 0

Bulletin Board: UMass-Lowell skates past Minutemen, 7-1

Sunday, February 15, 2015

UMass-Lowell scored five times in the first period en route to a 7-1 win over UMass in a Hockey East game Saturday at Tsongas Arena in Lowell. John Edwardh scored twice in the first period for the 16th-ranked River Hawks (17-10-4 overall, 10-7-2 HE) and then notched his … 0

Tribe blows past Wave, 5-2

Friday, February 13, 2015

Tim Atkins scored twice in the third period and Turners Falls High School scored three times in the frame to snap a 2-2 tie and take a 5-2 victory over Greenfield High School in a Fay-Wright Division hockey … 0

Keeping Score: Knight moves

Friday, February 13, 2015

Good morning! Reader Doug Stotz forwarded a photo of his friend and cycling companion Mike Caouette on the job in Los Angeles. Caouette was accompanying Marion Hugh “Suge” Knight Jr. after the Death Row Records founder was arrested for murder and other charges last month. According to news … 0