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

Keeping Score: Stormy weather

Friday, March 6, 2015

Good morning! Spectators at last Saturday’s third round of the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens got a lesson in what a “chance of showers” can mean in South Florida. The afternoon “mini-hurricane” delivered 60 mph winds and dumped four-and-a-half inches of rain in three hours. Putting a … 0

Bulletin Board: Richmond sends UMass women packing, 67-63

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Richmond used a late 7-0 run to help pull away and eventually eliminate UMass from the Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Tournament with a 67-63 victory in second-round action Thursday afternoon at Richmond (Va.) Coliseum. Lauren Tolson led all scorers with 22 points for the fifth-seeded Spiders (18-12), who … 0

Spiders trim UMass

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

AMHERST — Senior Nights bring plenty of emotion and not all players can handle it well, but the moment and the rock-solid defense of Richmond proved far too much for UMass to cope with Wednesday night. Plagued by turnovers and the opponent’s down-tempo style, the Minutemen went down … 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

On The Trail: Legal issue

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Midday has passed, it’s cold as a witch’s dark heart, wind blowing, ice getting harder and slicker by the second — and the phone rings. The caller-ID informs me it’s old pal Killer, a hunting buddy who spent many a day with me chasing pheasants and deer, more … 0

Bulletin Board: Hogger girls make NE 8 Schools semis

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Northfield Mount Hermon School advanced to the semifinals of the New England 8 Schools prep girls’ basketball tournament with a 57-42 victory over Phillips Academy of Andover on Wednesday at Axel Forslund Gymnasium in Gill. A solid defensive start helped the Hoggers (14-11) create multiple turnovers that led … 0

Granby eliminates Red Raiders, 54-43

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

AMHERST — A Kate Sarnacki 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter all but broke the back of Athol High School as her basket helped second-seeded and unbeaten Granby High School thwart a comeback attempt by the sixth-seeded Red … 0

Hopkins pulls away from Turners, 68-46

Monday, March 2, 2015

AMHERST — All season long, Turners Falls High School coach Gary Mullins lamented the fact that his team did not have much in the height department. The Indians overcame that for much of the season but on Monday … 0

Pioneer goes cold, falls by wayside, 45-29

Monday, March 2, 2015

New year, new venue, same outcome. For the second straight season, Monson High School eliminated Pioneer Valley Regional School from the Western Massachusetts Division IV Girls’ Basketball Tournament, where the seventh-seeded Mustangs trounced the third-seeded Panthers, 45-29, in … 0

Bulletin Board: Turners Falls edges Frontier in NIT Playoff

Monday, March 2, 2015

Turners Falls advanced to the semifinals of the Boys’ Suburban Amateur Basketball Blue/Green Grades 7 and 8 NIT Playoffs with a 52-50 quarterfinal victory over Frontier Sunday at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield. Anthony Peterson led the winners with 12 points, while Kyle Dodge chipped in with 10. … 0