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Matt Vautour: Penn State fervor is alive and well in State College

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Moments before 12:30, not far from a sign that read “Team buses arriving at 1:30 p.m,” there isn’t space to be found along the roped route that those Penn State buses will pass through. Forty-five minutes later, the crowd of fans, mostly wearing replica jerseys in seemingly every number under 100, has swelled to three and even …

Patriots offense still struggling after 3 games

Monday, September 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots have plenty of time to get their offense rolling. The question is: Do they have the players? The offensive …

Evan Delaney nets two goals as Hopkins Academy beats South Hadley, 2-0

Monday, September 22, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — Evan Delaney’s soccer abilities were on full display Monday afternoon at Town Farm Field. The Hopkins Academy senior midfielder was vocal to …

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

MAC Picks Week 4
Saturday, September 20, 2014

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

Monday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Monday, September 22, 2014
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Tuesday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Monday, September 15, 2014
  • KEVIN GUTTING
Northampton Fire Capt. Matthew Lemberg leaves a resident of Forest Glen Drive after going door-to-door to evacuate about 10 houses on the street which were downwind from a ruptured gas line at 85 Cahillane Terrace Monday afternoon.

    KEVIN GUTTING Northampton Fire Capt. Matthew Lemberg leaves a resident of Forest Glen Drive after going door-to-door to evacuate about 10 houses on the street which were downwind from a ruptured gas line at 85 Cahillane Terrace Monday afternoon. Purchase photo reprints »

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Stephen Pripstein, who is the father of Jessica Ann Pripstein, speaks Monday at Hampshire County Courthouse after Ryan D. Welch was found guilty of murdering Jessica. In the background is Lenore Davies, left, a sister, and Lynn Terenowicz, a friend.

    JERREY ROBERTS Stephen Pripstein, who is the father of Jessica Ann Pripstein, speaks Monday at Hampshire County Courthouse after Ryan D. Welch was found guilty of murdering Jessica. In the background is Lenore Davies, left, a sister, and Lynn Terenowicz, a friend. Purchase photo reprints »

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Northampton Fire Capt. Matthew Lemberg, left, and Deputy Chief David Gagne look at a Mercedes SUV that backed into the Lathrop Community meetinghouse at 1 Shallowbrook Drive in Northampton about 4 p.m. Monday.

    KEVIN GUTTING Northampton Fire Capt. Matthew Lemberg, left, and Deputy Chief David Gagne look at a Mercedes SUV that backed into the Lathrop Community meetinghouse at 1 Shallowbrook Drive in Northampton about 4 p.m. Monday. Purchase photo reprints »

Jeter’s 3 RBIs lead Yankees over Orioles 5-0

Monday, September 22, 2014

NEW YORK — Derek Jeter began his final series at Yankee Stadium by breaking open the game with a two-run double, and he had three RBIs to lead the New York Yankees over the Baltimore Orioles 5-0 Monday …

USOC CEO weighs in on Hope Solo charges

Monday, September 22, 2014

The chief executive of the U.S. Olympic Committee says he is disturbed by domestic abuse charges against women’s national team goalkeeper Hope Solo, but did not say whether he believes she should face disciplinary action, such as suspension, before the matter plays out in court. Solo faces two …

Hockey East notebook: UMass, UConn ready build on rivalry

Monday, September 22, 2014

BOSTON — For the first time since 1999 when UConn left the Atlantic 10 football conference, UMass and UConn will play a regular-season game with something tangible on the line in any sport. The epicenter of the long-standing, but dormant, rivalry between the two schools could move to …

Monday’s high schools: Belchertown spikes Easthampton to stay perfect

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Belchertown girls volleyball team remained perfect by winning its league opener over Easthampton 3-0 at home Monday. The Orioles (6-0, 1-0 Southern) cruised to a home sweep, 27-25, 25-12, 25-18. Tatyana Ryan had 22 assists for Belchertown. Alexis Ryan had three aces, while Jacqueline Johnson won all …

Football notebook: UMass will play at Tennessee in 2017

Monday, September 22, 2014

AMHERST —After playing in the second largest stadium in college football Saturday, UMass is about to announce an agreement to play in the fifth largest. Multiple sources confirmed that the Minutemen will travel to Tennessee in November, 2017 …

Monday’s high school soccer: Smith Vocational girls earn program’s first victory

Monday, September 22, 2014

Shannon Ryan figured in every goal for the Smith Vocational girls soccer team in the program’s first win, 9-1 over Commerce Monday in Springfield. Ryan scored six times and added three assists for the Vikings (1-3). Gabby Petlock had a hat trick and three assists, while Becka Lewis …

Monday’s high school golf: Nate Patterson fires 1-over 37 to pace Frontier Regional past Sabis

Monday, September 22, 2014

Nate Patterson shot a 1-over-par 37 to lead Frontier Regional to a 23-1 win over Sabis, at Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst on Monday. The Red Hawks (5-0) won 4-0 at five-of-six positions, just missing a shutout. Greenfield 191/2, Smith Academy 41/2 at CC of Greenfield, par …

Ex-Patriot, Chargers running back Danny Woodhead out for year

Monday, September 22, 2014

SAN DIEGO — Danny Woodhead was many things to the San Diego Chargers — running back, receiver, leader, hard worker and popular teammate. Now he’s out for the season, having broken his lower right leg in a 22-10 victory at Buffalo on Sunday. “He means a lot to …

European captain has concerns over McIlroy-McDowell pairing in Ryder Cup

Monday, September 22, 2014

GLENEAGLES, Scotland — European captain Paul McGinley is having second thoughts about a Rory McIlroy-Graeme McDowell partnership in the Ryder Cup. Attribute that to an ordinary record, not an acrimonious lawsuit. The Northern Irish duo has made it …

Big win comes at a big price for Steelers

Monday, September 22, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor have been playing alongside each other for a dozen years, a union even longer than Polamalu’s marriage. Fate dealt the cornerstones of the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary an unwanted separation. Taylor underwent …