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Hampshire Regional stays unbeaten, matches 2014 win total with shutout of Granby

Monday, April 27, 2015

GRANBY — In the minimum number of games, the Hampshire Regional baseball team reached its first goal Monday. With an 8-0 victory over Granby, the Raiders earned their sixth straight win to start the season, matching their total of 2014. “I don’t know if that shows how good we are this year or how much we struggled last year. I …

Mookie Betts lifts Red Sox to 6-5 win over Blue Jays

Monday, April 27, 2015

BOSTON — Mookie Betts has proven he can turn on a fastball in his brief time in the majors. He didn’t miss one for his …

Celtics have reason for optimism despite sweep by Cavs

Monday, April 27, 2015

BOSTON — The reconstruction of the Boston Celtics is ahead of schedule. Being swept in the first round can’t brush away that reality. The Celtics …

Gazette writer Matt Vautour shares his thoughts about the Minutemen and college sports.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst senior Andrew Sousa explains his team project, "Otto", to Tracy Whelen during the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Senior Design Project Day held in Marcus Hall on Friday. Otto is designed as a "personal cameraman" by using an autonomous quadcopter (drone) that will follow and videotape via the GPS signal from the user's smart phone.

    KEVIN GUTTING University of Massachusetts Amherst senior Andrew Sousa explains his team project, "Otto", to Tracy Whelen during the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Senior Design Project Day held in Marcus Hall on Friday. Otto is designed as a "personal cameraman" by using an autonomous quadcopter (drone) that will follow and videotape via the GPS signal from the user's smart phone. Purchase photo reprints »

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Annalyse Arnold, left, 16, leads four-year-old Kaleigh Fallon, dressed as Belle, down the runway during the "When I Grow Up" fashion show by Little Bear Learn and Care daycare center at Blue Guitar Space, Thursday in Easthampton.The fashion show encouraged anti-bullying efforts and developing social emotional skills at a young age, as well as celebrating diversity and individuality.

    DAN LITTLE Annalyse Arnold, left, 16, leads four-year-old Kaleigh Fallon, dressed as Belle, down the runway during the "When I Grow Up" fashion show by Little Bear Learn and Care daycare center at Blue Guitar Space, Thursday in Easthampton.The fashion show encouraged anti-bullying efforts and developing social emotional skills at a young age, as well as celebrating diversity and individuality. Purchase photo reprints »

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Richard Hayden of Marois Construction guides a stone section from the front steps of the Hampshire County Courthouse as it's removed for renovation Thursday in Northampton.

    DAN LITTLE Richard Hayden of Marois Construction guides a stone section from the front steps of the Hampshire County Courthouse as it's removed for renovation Thursday in Northampton. Purchase photo reprints »

Monday’s high school lacrosse: Belchertown rallies to beat Wahconah

Monday, April 27, 2015

Emma Jopson scored five goals and Tiffany Anderson had a hat trick as the Belchertown girls lacrosse team rallied for a 10-7 victory at Wahconah Monday night. Abby Robinson (assist) and Kat Lowe each added a tally for Belchertown, which trailed 5-3 at the half. Kate Bowers and …

Monday’s high school softball: Emilie Baldwin, Northampton go extra to beat East Longmeadow

Monday, April 27, 2015

Emilie Baldwin scored the game-winning run as Northampton beat East Longmeadow, 5-2 in eight innings, on the road Monday. Baldwin finished 3 for 4, while Zoe Driscoll-Sbar (two runs) and Rachel Sheehan (run, RBI) each had two hits for the Blue Devils (2-3, 1-2 Valley Wheel). Lily Glading-DiLorenzo, …

Monday’s high school baseball: Easthampton slugs Athol, stays perfect

Monday, April 27, 2015

Shy Torres drove in four runs on a pair of hits, while Anthony Redfern had three hits, two runs scored and an RBI to lead the Easthampton baseball team to a 14-2 road victory over Athol Monday afternoon. Hunter Leveille added two hits, two runs and an RBI …

Monday’s high school track: Aidan Gilson, Northampton run past Ludlow

Monday, April 27, 2015

Aidan Gilson and the Northampton boys track & field team ran past Ludlow, 88-56, Monday in Ludlow. Gilson won the mile in 4 minutes, 24.4 seconds and the triple jump in 40 feet, 10 inches. Gilson teamed with Abe Herzog-Arbeitman, Ben Hill and Tim Foldy-Porto to win the …

Monday’s high school tennis: Frontier Regional deals Holyoke Catholic first loss

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Frontier Regional girls tennis team handed Holyoke Catholic its first loss of the season, 3-2, in South Deerfield Monday. Two matches went to third sets and the Red Hawks (3-0) won both for the victory. At first singles, Aidan O’Brien beat Nathan Drewniak 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. AJ …

Deontay Wilder: Wladimir Klitschko is ‘losing his juice’

Monday, April 27, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder thinks Wladimir Klitschko is “losing the juice,” but he’s still awaiting a chance to prove it. That was Wilder’s assessment after attending Klitschko’s lopsided victory over Bryant Jennings on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. “It gave me a great …

Pacquiao, Roach scheme on plan for Mayweather’s defense

Monday, April 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach have spent the past two months trying to solve the biggest puzzle in modern boxing. How does anybody hit Floyd Mayweather Jr., a fighter whose perfect career is built …

Josh Hamilton traded back to Texas after troubled Angels stint

Monday, April 27, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — Josh Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers after two troubled seasons with the Los Angeles Angels filled with poor performance, injuries and an alcohol and drug relapse. Less than halfway through a $125 million, …

Patriots need CB help in draft after losing Revis, Browner

Monday, April 27, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — An unheralded cornerback saved the Super Bowl for the New England Patriots. Now they need two starters at that position to help them defend their title. The two they had last season left in free agency …

New York Giants waive former UMass running back Michael Cox

Monday, April 27, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have waived former UMass running back Michael Cox. The Giants announced the move on Monday, just three days before the NFL draft. Cox played two seasons with the Giants, missing the final two months of last season after breaking …