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Friday’s college recaps: UMass baseball rallies to beat George Washington

Friday, April 18, 2014

The University of Massachusetts baseball team scored three runs in the ninth inning to steal a 6-4 win over George Washington Friday to open the weekend series in Washington D.C. Adam Picard singled to open the top of the ninth and was replaced by pinch runner Dan Jonah, who scored on Kyle Adie’s single two batters later. Nick Sanford singled in Adie and then scored on Nik Campero’s double. The … 0

Friday’s high schools: Northampton softball team rips Ludlow, 14-4

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Northampton softball team put together a big third inning to rip open a 14-4 win over Ludlow Friday afternoon. Zoey Driscoll-Sbar led off with a double as five consecutive Blue Devils (2-3) reached base before the first out was recorded. By the third out, six runs had crossed and Northampton was on … 0

UMass doc hopes his skills put to different use at this year's Boston Marathon

Friday, April 18, 2014

AMHERST — For months, any time Pierre Rouzier was in a department store, he’d find himself gravitating toward the belts. His quest wasn’t based in fashion or what would best hold up pants on his slender frame. Rouzier, a team physician for the athletic department and primary care provider at the University of … 0

UMass students revise demonstration to take focus off of anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

AMHERST — After a day rethinking their plans, University of Massachusetts students have decided to hold a demonstration in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students on campus Wednesday instead of at a public intersection where they … 1

Residents urge bus link to Amherst Survival Center

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

AMHERST — For longtime resident Russell Jordan, the Amherst Survival Center is an important resource in providing food, clothing and companionship for his family. Having a Pioneer Valley Transit Authority bus that stops at the 138 Sunderland Road … 1

Monday’s college recaps: Ex-UMass star Judy Strong named to USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame

Monday, April 14, 2014

Former University of Massachusetts field hockey player Judy Strong was named to the United States Field Hockey Hall of Fame. The 2014 class will be inducted on June 28 at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. Strong joins former UMass player Pam Bustin and coach Pam Hixon in … 0

Monday’s high school softball recaps: Granby squeezes past Hopkins Academy for first win

Monday, April 14, 2014

Abi Beauregard laid down a successful safety squeeze to score the game-winning run as the Granby softball team won for the first time this season, defeating Hopkins Academy 7-6 Monday. Beauregard struck out eight and walked nobody, allowing … 0

Monday’s high school lacrosse recaps: Aidan Bass gives Amherst late win over Northampton

Monday, April 14, 2014

Aidan Bass scored with 28 seconds left in regulation to complete a hat trick and deliver a 7-6 road victory for Amherst Regional over Northampton. Donovan Riley scored twice for the Hurricanes (2-2), while Alex LaRaja (two assists) … 0

Monday’s high school baseball recaps: Smith Academy wins rematch with Frontier Regional

Monday, April 14, 2014

The setting and significance were different, but the Smith Academy and Frontier Regional baseball teams staged another one-run nailbiter. In a rematch of last season’s sectional Division 3 title game, won in extra innings by the Red Hawks, it was the Falcons who emerged Monday afternoon with a … 0

Monday’s high school track/tennis recaps: Northampton girls, Amherst boys stay unbeaten on track

Monday, April 14, 2014

A pair of track & field teams remained undefeated Monday with comfortable wins. The Northampton girls moved to 2-0 with a 110-26 win over Minnechaug. The Blue Devils took first in every event with the exception of javelin. Lauren McGrath (shot put, discus), Mariel Lutz (high jump, 800, … 0

Amherst native Annie Baker wins Pulitzer for drama

Monday, April 14, 2014

NEW YORK — Annie Baker’s “The Flick” has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for drama, a play set in a rundown movie theater that was hailed by the judges as a “thoughtful drama with well-crafted characters” with “lives … 0

Four young farmers start Stone Soup Farm Co-op, on front of worker-owned farm trend

Monday, April 14, 2014

HADLEY — Most farmers will tell you that cooperation is crucial to keeping a farm running like a well-oiled threshing machine. But at Stone Soup Farm Cooperative in Hadley, cooperation is everything. Four young farmers formed the worker-owned … 0

UMass notebook: Chaz Williams prepares for NBA draft with stop at Portsmouth Invitational

Monday, April 14, 2014

With his college career behind him, former University of Massachusetts guard Chaz Williams will get his next chance to impress professional scouts this week at the Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament, which begins Wednesday. Williams, who averaged 15.6 points … 0