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Joel Arce finds a way to study in the sun on the UMass campus Wednesday afternoon.

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 Smith, Elijah Davis and Syrus Carey scored multiple rushing touchdowns last week for the Blue …

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 the Indians (11-1) in the fourth set. Cara McKenzie led Belchertown (11-0) with 12 kills, …

Resident adds voice to DC rally for recovery

Monday, October 5, 2015

“The crowd, it’s just this enthusiastic happy crowd that’s just done with being silent, they’re done with being silent about addiction ... Oh, the surgeon general’s on stage right now,” Linda Sarage said, from the National Mall in …

Weekend colleges: Amherst men’s soccer pulls out another in 2OT

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Nico Pascual-Leone scored from Andrew Orozco in the second extra session as the Amherst College men’s soccer team won its third straight game in double overtime, beating Tufts 1-0 Saturday at home. Thomas Bull stopped four shots to earn another shutout for the No. 4 Jeffs (8-0, 4-0 …

Weekend prep schools: Ostberg, Williston football earns first win

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Ian Ostberg of Florence threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in guiding the Williston Northampton football team to a 38-7 win over Rye Country Day Saturday in Easthampton. Ostberg completed 24 of 39 passes for 311 yards. He also opened the scoring by kicking a 28-yard …

Grant to help senior services in Amherst, Pelham

Sunday, October 4, 2015

AMHERST — A two-year grant recently received by the Amherst Senior Center will provide more outreach to Amherst senior citizens and ensure the distribution of the Senior Spirit newsletter to Pelham residents. Helen MacMellon, the licensed social worker for the senior center, said the $2,625-per-year caregivers grant from …

Weekend high schools: Amherst girls volleyball tops Greylock

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Teya Nolan had 24 assists, 10 digs, eight aces and three blocks for the Amherst Regional girls volleyball team in a 3-1 independent home victory over Mount Greylock Saturday. Claire Basler-Chang had 24 digs, eight kills and five aces for the Hurricanes (6-4). Megan Rice posted 11 kills …

Matt Vautour: UMass learns to shake adversity

Saturday, October 3, 2015

AMHERST When the unusual plays and unusual calls started happening, UMass coach Mark Whipple couldn’t help but think of the Temple game, just two weeks ago. Against the Owls, a bizarre sequence of plays at the end led …

UMass punter Logan Laurent steps into place-kicking duty

Saturday, October 3, 2015

AMHERST — UMass coach Mark Whipple quipped during preseason that there would have to be a malaria outbreak for starting punter Logan Laurent to move back to place kicking. While there was no outbreak recorded, Laurent returned to …

Notebook: Makeshift defensive line stands out for UMass

Saturday, October 3, 2015

AMHERST — Peter Angeh didn’t register a sack or even a tackle on UMass’ last defensive stop of the game, but the play proved to be a fitting ending for the defense against Florida International. With several would-be …

UMass football holds for first win, 24-14 over Florida International

Saturday, October 3, 2015

AMHERST — With 1 minute, 56 seconds left and his team facing a fourth-and-5 on the Florida International 15-yard line, UMass football coach Mark Whipple decided to try and end the game right there with his team up …

Amherst College breezes past Bowdoin, 37-6

Saturday, October 3, 2015

AMHERST — Even after a dominating 37-6 win over Bowdoin College, the Amherst College football team wasn’t content with how it played Saturday afternoon at Pratt Field. The Lord Jeffs (2-0) led 24-0 after the first quarter, but some failures in the red zone and an assortment of …