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Friday night football: Smith Voke can’t put out win, falls 6-4 to Dean tech

Friday, September 12, 2014

HOLYOKE — It’s the little thing that can keep you in a football game with a chance to win at the end. For Smith Vocational, a picture-perfect 53-yard punt by Jared Pease pinned Dean Tech at its own 1-inch line clinging to a two-point lead late in the fourth quarter Friday. The Vikings eventually forced a fumble, recovered by Angel …

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse, inactive for Sunday’s game vs Patriots

Friday, September 12, 2014

Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his …

Vanderbilt will try to solve QB woes against UMass

Friday, September 12, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It is a rare depth chart oddity. Next to starting quarterback on Vanderbilt’s two-deep for Saturday’s game against UMass, it reads: “Johnny …

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

UMass to play Old Dominion in football
Thursday, September 11, 2014
MAC Picks Week 3
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Tattoo Tuesday: Josh Bruns
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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

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Friday, September 12, 2014
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Thursday, September 11, 2014
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
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Mike Philpott, top, from left, Aaron Oldenberg and Brian Anderson, all of Belchertown, install a sunshade during work on Jessica's Boundless Playground Sunday on State Street in Belchertown. Fran Garrow, bottom, runs the lift.

    JERREY ROBERTS Mike Philpott, top, from left, Aaron Oldenberg and Brian Anderson, all of Belchertown, install a sunshade during work on Jessica's Boundless Playground Sunday on State Street in Belchertown. Fran Garrow, bottom, runs the lift. Purchase photo reprints »

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Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze Saturday afternoon at 87 Depot Road in Hatfield.

    JERREY ROBERTS Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze Saturday afternoon at 87 Depot Road in Hatfield. Purchase photo reprints »

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Mayor David Narkewicz, left, speaks during the Eva Trager memorial ceremony Friday on Main Street in Northampton.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Mayor David Narkewicz, left, speaks during the Eva Trager memorial ceremony Friday on Main Street in Northampton. Purchase photo reprints »

Mercury finish sweep of Sky for third WNBA title

Friday, September 12, 2014

CHICAGO — Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for …

Friday night football: Northampton hangs tough but falls to Longmeadow, 34-18

Friday, September 12, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Northampton football coach Pat Sledzieski has pledged steady improvement throughout this season. After a 38-point home loss in the season opener, immediate progress was quite noticeable Friday night. The Blue Devils hung tough with powerhouse Longmeadow for most of the first half, then showed some late …

Friday night football: South Hadley falls to 0-2 with 40-30 loss to Minnechaug

Friday, September 12, 2014

WILBRAHAM — Shortly after the start of the second quarter, the scoreboard at Falcon Field at Minnechaug Regional went on the fritz, flashing randomly as the horn sounded. That’s just about the only thing that went wrong for South Hadley’s hosts in the first half Friday night as …

Friday night football: Turners Falls runs over Belchertown, 28-7

Friday, September 12, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — It would be tough to find a better way to launch a defense of a league championship than the performance the Turners Falls football team turned in Friday night. The Indians rode a three-touchdown night from junior Jalen Sanders and a stifling defensive performance to …

Friday night football: Last-second win escapes Frontier Regional in season opener

Friday, September 12, 2014

LUDLOW — It came down to the final play Friday: fourth and goal for Frontier Regional, trailing Ludlow by five. Because of penalties, the Red Hawks were on the 26-yard line. Senior quarterback Oliver Fox rolled to his right and lofted a pass to the end zone in …

Friday’s high schools: Frontier Regional spikes Turners Falls

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Frontier Regional girls volleyball swept Turners Falls 3-0 to give newly minted hall of fame coach Sean MacDonald another win Friday. The Red Hawks won 25-11, 25-20, 25-22 to improve to 5-0 on the season. Cassidy Ciesluk had 16 kills and 15 digs, while Rachel Cialek added …

Brittany Lincicome takes 1-shot lead from Hyo-Joo Kim at Evian

Friday, September 12, 2014

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Brittany Lincicome had six birdies in a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead from Hyo-Joo Kim of South Korea at the halfway stage of the Evian Championship on Friday. The 28-year-old American has won …

Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide

Friday, September 12, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa — A judge convicted Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide Friday in the death of his girlfriend, ruling that the former track star was negligent when he opened fire in his home after hearing what he …

Billy Horschel takes 2-shot lead in Tour Championship

Friday, September 12, 2014

ATLANTA — Billy Horschel showed why he might be the hottest player in golf at the moment with another 4-under 66 on Friday in the Tour Championship. It was his 10th straight round in the 60s. He already …

Orioles slugger Chris Davis suspended 25 games

Friday, September 12, 2014

BALTIMORE — Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games without pay on Friday following a positive test for an amphetamine, a punishment that will extend into the postseason and perhaps 2015. Baltimore started Friday leading the AL …