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Monday, March 30, 2015


Jaywalking: Labor of Love

Monday, March 30, 2015

When Dick “The Rev” McKelvey was young, he had a pair of events shape what would become a passion for the rest of his life. … 0

Pro day touches down at UMass

Monday, March 30, 2015

AMHERST — All three dashed and jumped, lifted and leapt and were measured and weighed, hoping to catch the eyes of the NFL scouts in … 0

Keeping Score: Letting go

Friday, March 13, 2015

Good morning! I wrote today’s column plucking away with my left index finger and my right arm in a sling. The good arm, the strong and useful limb, was broken while chasing a foul ball at a spring training game in Jupiter, Fla., last week. It could’ve been … 0


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Members of the Greenfield High School tennis team take a proactive approach to their sport by clearing the snow off the Davis St. courts on Thursday. Practice for all spring sports begins Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz … 0

One and done for Minutemen

Thursday, March 12, 2015

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — On Feb. 14, the University of Massachusetts men’s basketball team was tied for first place and looked primed to make noise in the Atlantic 10. Less than a month later, the Minutemen exited the conference tournament quietly. Before most of the teams and fans had … 0

Time to review Minutemen’s demise

Thursday, March 12, 2015

NEW YORK — After Thursday’s 76-69 loss to La Salle ended his team’s season at the Atlantic 10 Tournament, UMass coach Derek Kellogg said everything in the UMass program will be under review in hopes of getting better in the future after fizzling down the stretch. “I’ll really … 0

Bulletin Board: Hoop Shooters take aim at WMass titles

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Nine area youths representing Knights of Columbus Greenfield Council No. 133 Hoop Shoot will compete in the K of C Hoop Shoot Western Massachusetts Championships Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas Apocalypse School in West Springfield. Those heading to West Springfield include Jacob Lavin of Turners Falls … 0

Soaring down the lane

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Science teacher Matt Guertin rises above the crowd in the lane over student defenders Orlando Wildman-Hanlon (left) and Evan Bourque (right) Wednesday night at Goodnow Gym in South Deerfield. The exhibition game between varsity players and faculty raised … 0

On the Trail: Scabby mess

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Whether it was winter’s final roar or a soothing song of coming spring depends upon your perspective, I guess. But to my gray tiger cat sleeping peacefully across my lap on a bright, spring-like Monday afternoon, it was threatening indeed. Visibly alarmed, she rose to her feet, jumped … 0

UMass awaits La Salle

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — By the time Tuesday’s practice arrived, the University of Massachusetts men’s basketball team had shed the doom and gloom and questions about commitment that swirled around it following Saturday’s loss to George Washington that capped a stretch of five losses in six games to close … 0

Bulletin Board: Hoop all-star games Friday at Frontier

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The 18th annual Hampshire-Franklin IAABO All-Star Games will be played Friday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield. Presented by the officials of IAABO Board 28, the evening features the senior basketball stars from all Hampshire and Franklin County schools. The girls’ game is scheduled to begin at … 0

Bulletin Board: Greenfield Minor League sign-ups Friday, Saturday

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Greenfield Minor League Baseball will hold registrations for the upcoming season Friday (5:30-8 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m. until noon) at the Community Room at the Greenfield Police Station on High Street. The league is open to players ages 6 to 12 and all players must register, including … 0