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UMass women’s basketball snaps 15-game losing skid with victory over St. Bonaventure

02-28-2024 9:09 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — The streak is finally over.Following an abysmal stretch of 15 consecutive losses, the UMass women’s basketball team finally put an end to its skid with a 58-45 win over St. Bonaventure on Wednesday night at the Mullins Center. Kristin...


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MIAA Div. 5 girls basketball: No. 18 Narragansett pulls away from No. 15 Greenfield in second half (PHOTOS)

02-28-2024 9:02 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

GREENFIELD — While the higher seed, it was going to be an uphill battle for the Greenfield girls basketball team against No. 18 Narragansett in the Round of 32 of the MIAA Div. 5 tournament on Wednesday. The 15th-seeded Green Wave were without...


Preps: NMH boys basketball rallies in second half to defeat Worcester Academy in NEPSAC AA quarters

02-28-2024 9:01 PM

The Northfield Mount Hermon boys basketball team was forced to battle back against No. 5 Worcester Academy on Wednesday in the NEPSAC Class AA quarterfinals. The third-seeded Hoggers trailed at the half but stormed back in the second to earn a 61-53...


UMass basketball: Big first half gets Minutemen back in win column with victory over George Washington

02-27-2024 9:34 PM

The UMass men’s basketball team looked like a squad set on avenging its loss to St. Bonaventure over the weekend.Taking on George Washington at the Charles E. Smith Center in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, the Minutemen shot 53.1 percent from the field in...


MIAA Div. 4 boys basketball: Frontier blows past Madison Park and into Round of 32 (PHOTOS)

02-27-2024 8:48 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

SOUTH DEERFIELD — After going on the road for its lone state tournament game a season ago, the Frontier boys basketball team earned a home game in the preliminary round of the MIAA Div. 4 state tourney on Tuesday, and made sure to send its fans home...


Alpine Ski: Mohawk Trail girls place second overall at MIAA state championship race

02-27-2024 6:14 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

WESTMINSTER — The back-to-back defending state champion Mohawk Trail girls alpine ski team relinquished its crown on Tuesday at the MIAA Championships at Wachusett Mountain, though the Warriors weren’t far away from making it a three-peat. Addie...


More than ‘a three hour tour:’ Greenfield hockey team preparing for Thursday’s state tourney journey to Martha’s Vineyard

02-27-2024 5:39 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

Game postponed due to high wind advisory.Welcome to life in the state tournament.Such is the case for the Greenfield hockey team, which had its MIAA Division 4 state playoff game Wednesday at Martha's Vineyard postponed until Thursday due to expected...


Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette McGlade responds to UMass’ decision to leave the Atlantic 10: “This news does not alter the mission of the A-10”

02-27-2024 3:16 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — For nearly half a century, University of Massachusetts athletics have been an integral part of the Atlantic 10 Conference in a variety of sports – ranging from basketball, to lacrosse, to swimming and much more. The institution was one of...


Fan base conflicted on UMass’ decision to leave Atlantic 10, move to the MAC

02-27-2024 2:37 PM

News that’s been imminent for months finally broke Monday afternoon — UMass is leaving the Atlantic 10 Conference and joining the MAC.And while finding a conference home for the school’s football program has been at the forefront of conversation for...


Local roundup: Greenfield’s Katie Haselton helps Framingham State win MASCAC title, earn NCAA tourney berth

02-26-2024 5:28 PM

Buoyed by an 11-point outing from Greenfield’s Katie Haselton, the Framingham State women’s basketball team captured a conference title and a spot in the NCAA Division 3 Tournament on Sunday.Haselton and the top-seeded Rams outscored Bridgewater State...


UMass basketball: After disappointing loss, Minutemen head to George Washington in need of a win

02-26-2024 5:12 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Saturday was one of the those games that the UMass men’s basketball team had to win – regardless of by how much or how pretty it looked.The biggest Mullins Center crowd (7,016) since 2015 was on hand as were a ton of alumni sitting courtside. The...


UMass will reportedly join the Mid-American Conference (MAC) in all sports in 2025-26

02-26-2024 3:33 PM

According to multiple sources, the University of Massachusetts is set to join the Mid-American Conference (MAC) for an all-sports move beginning the 2025-26 academic year.The Athletic’s Nicole Auerbach and ESPN’s Pete Thamel were among those to break...


Class C finals: No. 1 Mahar shuts down No. 3 Granby to take home first Western Mass. title since 2012 (PHOTOS)

02-24-2024 8:29 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

HOLYOKE — Some teams might panic after only scoring 16 points in the first half of a Western Mass. championship game. But when you play defense like the Mahar boys basketball team does, there’s no need to worry. With the Class C title on the...


Girls basketball: Franklin Tech takes down Upper Cape Cod for 3rd straight vocational title

02-24-2024 8:11 PM

For the third year in a row, the Franklin Tech girls basketball team stood atop the vocational field in Massachusetts on Sunday.The second-seeded Eagles won their third consecutive MVADA state vocational tournament title, besting top-seeded Upper Cape...


UMass basketball: St. Bonaventure beats Minutemen at own game, scores 75-67 win in front of largest crowd of the season at Mullins Center

02-24-2024 7:34 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Throughout the season, it’s clear the UMass men’s basketball team has built its identity doing the dirty work. Following several conference matchups over the past month, most coaches took the time to say the Minutemen are the most resilient...


Indoor track: Mohawk Trail’s Chay Mojallali ties for 7th in high jump at MIAA Meet of Champions

02-24-2024 7:12 PM

Two local athletes qualified and competed in the 2024 MIAA Indoor Track Meet of Champions on Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. Mohawk Trail’s Chay Mojallali qualified in the boys high jump while Pioneer’s Louise Flagollet made it in the...


Class D finals: Dominant first half allows No. 1 Hoosac Valley to defeat No. 3 Pioneer 57-35 (PHOTOS)

02-24-2024 3:30 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

WESTFIELD — Top-seeded Hoosac Valley was firing on all cylinders early.The Hurricanes hit four 3-pointers in the opening four minutes of the Western Mass. Class D championship game, keeping No. 3 Pioneer off the scoreboard completely while building a...


MIAA basketball, hockey state tournament seeds and brackets released on Saturday

02-24-2024 10:43 AM

Seeds for the upcoming state basketball and hockey tournaments were announced on Saturday.Multiple Recorder area schools will be hosting games to kick off the tournaments. The Pioneer and Mahar boys basketball teams both earned top five seeds in the...


Colleges: Samuli Niinisaari scores pair, UMass hockey overcomes adversity in 3-2 win over New Hampshire

02-23-2024 9:42 PM

Challenges, disallowed goals, penalties… it was all on display Friday night at the Mullins Center.The 14th-ranked UMass hockey team had two goals disallowed due to video replay, and survived five shorthanded situations to No. 16 New Hampshire. Despite...


High school basketball: Pioneer girls, Mahar boys eyeing Western Mass. titles

02-23-2024 4:59 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

It’s Championship Saturday for two local high school basketball programs.The Pioneer girls and Mahar boys will look to add some hardware on Saturday when they both take the floor to play in Western Massachusetts championship games.The Panthers get a...



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