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UMass to restrict guests at dorms during Homecoming, Halloween weekends

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

AMHERST — As alumni return to Amherst this week for Homecoming weekend at the University of Massachusetts, policies will be in place restricting the number of non-student overnight guests allowed in campus dormitories. Beginning Friday and running through Sunday, each on-campus resident will be allowed to sign in up to four guests — though only two can be non-UMass students. Similar rules will be in effect during Halloween weekend. “We …

Schedule shakeup gives UMass more football games with BC and UConn

Monday, October 12, 2015

For years, the UMass football program has wanted more games with Boston College and UConn. It appears that there’s going to be at least six more. UMass athletic director Ryan Bamford clarified details from a story on AJerseyGuy.com, which first reported the schedule shifting. The blog is a college sports site run by …

Former UMass student Luke Gatti apologizes for mac-and-cheese meltdown captured on video

Monday, October 12, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A University of Connecticut student who went on an obscenity-laced tirade against food service workers when they refused to sell him jalapeno-bacon macaroni and cheese has apologized. Luke Gatti acknowledged in a 2½-minute video posted online that he was drunk and said he was ashamed of his behavior. Gatti, …

Amherst police say out-of-state automated call leads to shelter-in-place order at Fort River School

Friday, October 9, 2015

AMHERST — Students and staff at Fort River School were briefly ordered to shelter in place Friday morning after the school erroneously received an automated call stating that there was a person with a weapon on the campus, …

Heading outdoors

Friday, September 4, 2015

 Pioneer Valley Women’s Running Club — Weekly runs for women of all ages and abilities Saturdays, 8 a.m., Forest Park, Springfield. pvwrc.org  Guided Exploration of the Fort River Nature Trail — Hitchcock Center sponsors a program with naturalist Reeve Gutsell, Sunday, 10 a.m. to noon, Silvio O. Conte …

Made in the shade

Thursday, October 8, 2015

What to Watch for: Week 5 high school football previews

Friday, October 9, 2015

Northampton at South Hadley Friday, 7 Both teams are coming off blowout wins last week and are fighting for position in the Suburban League. Joe Allard leads the Tigers (2-2, 1-1 Suburban) with seven passing touchdowns, while Nik …

Thursday’s high school girls volleyball/field hockey: Belchertown prevails in battle of unbeatens

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Two unbeaten girls volleyball teams entered Ware High School on Thursday night. Belchertown left with a 3-1 (25-17, 13-25, 25-11, 26-24) victory in non-league action. The Orioles (11-0) lost a set for just the fourth time this season, but responded with a dominant 25-11 third-set win before outlasting …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Northampton takes down defending girls state champion West Springfield

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Playing on the home field of the defending Division I state champions, Emma Tanner delivered for the Northampton High School girls soccer team Thursday night. The Blue Devils sophomore midfielder scored with 7.2 seconds left on an assist from Brigitte Goeler-Slough to beat host West Springfield, 2-1. Alex …

Thursday’s high school gymnastics/golf: Hampshire splits tri-meet with Minnechaug, Agawam

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Nick Hoskin posted a pair of top-three finishes Thursday evening for the Hampshire Regional gymnastics team, which split a tri-meet in Westhampton. Minnechaug won with 127.4 points, Hampshire had 122.075 with Agawam at 116.875. Hoskin was runner-up on …

Thursday’s colleges: UMass women’s soccer falls to George Mason in overtime

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sarah Hardison scored a minute into overtime as the George Mason women’s soccer team came from behind to beat UMass, 2-1, Thursday in Fairfax, Virginia. UMass’ five-game unbeaten streak came to an end. Jackie Bruno gave the Minutewomen (4-4-3, 1-1-1 Atlantic 10) a 1-0 lead six minutes into …

Coach John Micheletto eager to see UMass hockey team in game situations this weekend

Thursday, October 8, 2015

AMHERST — As he gets set for his fourth season behind the UMass hockey bench, coach John Micheletto knows about all he can about his team without seeing it in action. He’ll start learning the rest Friday at 9:30 p.m. when his Minutemen travel west to face Colorado …

UMass anticipating another shootout, hoping for different outcome with Bowling Green

Thursday, October 8, 2015

AMHERST — The Mid-American Conference is well known nationally for its high-scoring shootouts as games typically surpass 80 total points. In its first two years in the conference, the UMass football team gave up its share of points but rarely kept up. Last year’s game against Bowling Green …