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JERREY ROBERTS
Luca Brashear, of Amherst Regional, does a forward 2.5 somersault during the Western Massachusetts diving championships Friday at Springfield College.

Amherst Regional’s Luca Brashear wins WMass diving championship

Saturday, February 13, 2016

SPRINGFIELD — Amherst Regional’s Luca Brashear was the 31st diver to step on the 1-meter board at the Western Massachusetts Championships on Friday. While he waited, the nerves kicked in as he prepared for his inward dive at Springfield College’s Art Linkletter Natatorium. Thirty divers later, Brashear faced the nerves and unleashed his first dive of the day that was …

Brandon Weyant captains Hampshire Regional wrestling his own way

Friday, February 12, 2016

Westhampton — Brandon Weyant brought video of his matches to Hampshire Regional wrestling coach Todd Bryant when he was in seventh grade. He asked his …

UMass looking to carry over success on the road, visits Duquesne Sunday

Friday, February 12, 2016

AMHERST — After producing its best win of the year on Thursday, UMass will try to bring the momentum with it on the road when …

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

College hoop week guide: Dec. 14
Sunday, December 13, 2015

Gazette writers Mike Moran and Mike Wilkinson post online-only content, commentary and nightly scores.

WMass Tournament Scores/Schedules
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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back, Debbie Thouin and Marilyn Neumann at the Valentines day party at the Cliffview Community room in Easthampton.

    CAROL LOLLIS back, Debbie Thouin and Marilyn Neumann at the Valentines day party at the Cliffview Community room in Easthampton. Purchase photo reprints »

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Star and Rain Drooker at the Evolution Cafe in Florence.

    CAROL LOLLIS Star and Rain Drooker at the Evolution Cafe in Florence. Purchase photo reprints »

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Bay Road Bridge in Hadley will be restricted to one-lane traffic beginning next week as it awaits repairs during the summer.

    CAROL LOLLIS Bay Road Bridge in Hadley will be restricted to one-lane traffic beginning next week as it awaits repairs during the summer. Purchase photo reprints »

Friday’s high school basketball: Hampshire girls avenge overtime loss to Granby, win 65-40

Friday, February 12, 2016

A strong third quarter helped the Hampshire Regional girls basketball team avenge an overtime loss to Granby. The Raiders outscored the Rams 20-6 after the break to take command en route to a 65-40 victory Friday in Westhampton. Chelsea Moussette had 15 points and 10 assists for the …

Friday’s colleges: UMass opens women’s lacrosse season with 16-5 rout of Holy Cross

Friday, February 12, 2016

The UMass women’s lacrosse team opened its season with a 16-5 win over Holy Cross, Friday at Garber Field. UMass led 2-1 when five straight goals, including back-to-back tallies by Nicole Troost, put the game out of reach. Troost finished with five goals, while Hannah Murphy had four …

It’s Kobe’s world, at least for 1 more All-Star weekend

Friday, February 12, 2016

TORONTO — Kobe Bryant answered questions in Spanish and Italian, raved about Canadian hospitality, showed off knowledge of both Greek basketball and English soccer. He announced plans to go to the Philippines and Taiwan, thanked fans from Japan …

Shaq, Iverson finalists, Yao could join them in Hall of Fame

Friday, February 12, 2016

TORONTO — Shaquille O’Neal was just 9 years old when his stepfather began teaching him basketball with a plan to dominate like Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Young Shaquille didn’t even know who they were. Now …

Northampton, Amherst shine at state divisional indoor track meets

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Northampton boys and girls indoor track teams stood tall on the podium at the state Division 4 championships, Friday at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center. Liam Sullivan won the boys mile in 4 minutes, 25.86 seconds, while Sierra Loomis took the girls long jump in …

South Hadley’s Isaiah Cardenales eyes second straight WMass 106-pound wrestling title

Friday, February 12, 2016

South Hadley — South Hadley junior Isaiah Cardenales is confident he will repeat as a Western Massachusetts Division 3 wrestling champion. He was very direct about his personal expectations for the tournament, which starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday …

Granby’s Nolan Hodgins sets sights on second straight WMass wrestling title

Friday, February 12, 2016

GRANBY — Nolan Hodgins is hungry and poised for a deep postseason run heading into the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Wrestling Tournament Saturday, at Southwick Regional. The Granby senior is the defending champion and No. 1 seed in …

Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia 1st to draw lifetime drug ban

Friday, February 12, 2016

NEW YORK — Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia became the first player to receive a lifetime ban under Major League Baseball’s drug agreement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time. The commissioner’s office said Friday …

NASCAR’s new charter system shuts out storied Wood Brothers

Friday, February 12, 2016

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It’s been 10 years since the Wood Brothers completed a full NASCAR season, and they stopped trying to make it to the track each week in 2009. NASCAR’s oldest race team didn’t have the …

UMass holds on to stun VCU, 69-63

Thursday, February 11, 2016

AMHERST — When Zach Coleman’s second free throw pinged off the rim with 24 seconds left and UMass clinging to a three-point lead, he and Tyler Bergantino leapt into traffic. The ball crowd-surfed above the swarm of eager …