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

Raiders take down rival Senators

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Athol High School boys’ basketball team has had its fair share of struggles this season but on Friday night the Red Raiders turned in their best half of basketball in the second half of their home game … 0

Indian swimmers swept; Wave falls

Friday, January 29, 2016

Riley Palmer and Jay Fritz each qualified for the WMass Individual Swimming Championships on Friday but their Turners Falls High School boys’ swimming team suffered a 79-59 loss to Chicopee High School in a Constitution Division meet in Chicopee. Palmer qualified for the 100 yard butterfly with his … 0

Girls’ hoop fun day at Pioneer

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Pioneer Valley Regional School girls’ basketball program will host a basketball Fun Day Sunday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. It is open to all girls in grades 4 through 6 in the Pioneer Valley Regional School District. All participants are asked to wear comfortable athletic clothing and … 0

Keeping Score: A long story

Friday, January 29, 2016

(Second of two parts) Good morning! When the mercury dips below 50 in South Florida, people don’t come out for the newspaper, but Burmese pythons will come out from the underbrush. “This cold weather’s perfect,” said Brian Wood, … 0

Schools: Mahar drops Panthers; Hopkins keeps rolling

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Mahar Regional School got strong outside shooting and turned in a strong defensive effort to hand Pioneer Valley Regional School its third consecutive loss with a 64-61 Hampshire League boys’ basketball victory Thursday night at Grzesik-Bixby Gymnasium in … 0

Schools: Hurricanes blow down Wave

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Amherst Regional High School scored five times in the final period to break open a close game and beat Greenfield High School, 8-2, in Fay-Wright Division hockey action Wednesday night at Orr Rink in Amherst. Evan Simmons scored … 0

On The Trail: Rattler feedback

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Lots of feedback here and there about last week’s column confirming a MassWildlife proposal to establish a population of endangered Timber Rattlesnakes on a secluded, unspecified Quabbin Reservoir island since dubbed “Rattlesnake Island” by the Boston Globe. “What are they, nuts?” were the most common words uttered. Followed … 0

Senators flatten Raiders

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mahar Regional School earned seven forfeits Wednesday night to remain unbeaten in Tri-County League matches by defeating rival Athol High School, 51-27, in Orange. The Senators (5-7 overall, 4-0 TCL) moved into a first-place tie with South Hadley … 0

Bulletin Board: Frontier awaits another Pack-The-House-Night

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Four years ago, Frontier Regional School basketball player Mindy Esposito went to a UConn women’s basketball game with her father Eddie Esposito and watched the Huskies play in front of a packed house. She remarked how cool it would be to play in front of a full gymnasium … 0

Girls’ Hoops: Chmyzinski, Turners Falls take down Pioneer

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

As far as Ted Wilcox is concerned, this was one game where the box score didn’t tell even part of the story. Maddy Chmyzinski turned in another solid performance, but the Indians also received all kinds of support … 0