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Lamonakis, O’Neil to fight — finally

Friday, March 27, 2015

While one of the biggest boxing fights in decades will take place at the beginning of May, Turners Falls native Sonya Lamonakis has an even bigger fight she is looking forward to. The International Boxing Organization (IBO) women’s heavyweight champion will be looking to add another belt to her collection when she takes on Gwendolyn O’Neil for the Universal Boxing … 0

Bulletin Board: Atkins, Bryant, Richardson Fay-Wright All-Stars

Friday, March 27, 2015

Three local hockey players were named to the Fay-Wright League all-star teams as voted on by the coaches. Turners Falls had two selections in senior … 0

Keeping core: Cagey stories

Friday, March 27, 2015

Good morning! The information booth inside Roger Dean Stadium was stacked with free copies of Baseball America programs for the day’s game between the St. … 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

Doton BC field hockey coach

Monday, March 9, 2015

CHESTNUT HILL — Greenfield native Kelly Doton already has an illustrious field-hockey resume. United States Olympian, two-time NCAA Division I National Champion, NCAA National Player of the Year, even Massachusetts State champion are all titles Doton could go by. On Monday afternoon, she added one more title. Eagles … 1

Jaywalking: Goal oriented

Monday, March 9, 2015

Nowadays, you can find Dr. Reza Namin at the Franklin County Jail, where he serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. But once upon a time Namin was a soccer star in his native home of Iran as well as around New England. … 0

Bulletin Board: Thomas, Team DRIVE win men’s hoops title

Monday, March 9, 2015

It was a title-filled weekend for Angelo Thomas. One day after coaching his Hopkins Academy boys’ basketball team to the WMass Division IV title, Thomas helped lead Team DRIVE to a DRIVE Hoops Men’s Basketball League title with a 69-62 victory over Snow & Son’s Landscapping Sunday at … 0

UMass no match for Colonials, 87-65

Sunday, March 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After skidding for the past two weeks, the University of Massachusetts men’s basketball team crash-landed in its season finale. At the Smith Center, the same building where the Minutemen overcame foul trouble and injury for a huge win last year, UMass delivered its worst 2015 … 0

Fightin’ Irish ousts UM, 7-0

Sunday, March 8, 2015

A playoff series that got off to a historic start ended with a thud for UMass hockey Sunday night, when the Minutemen fell to Notre Dame, 7-0, in the third and deciding game of their first-round matchup in the Hockey East tournament in South Bend, Ind. UMass, the … 0

Bulletin Board: Frontier beats Tantasqua for measure of revenge

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Last winter, Tantasqua crushed Frontier by 21 points in the grades 5 and 6 Suburban League Blue/Green Division championship game. One year later, Frontier got revenge. Using a balanced scoring attack Saturday, Frontier knocked off Tantasqua, 41-30, in a rematch of last year’s championship game at Westfield North … 0