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Red Sox ace Jon Lester shuts down White Sox in 3-1 win

Thursday, April 17, 2014

CHICAGO — Jon Lester pitched eight sharp innings and David Ross hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Boston’s two-run ninth, leading the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. Lester (2-2) allowed one run and seven hits for his second straight win after opening the season with two losses. The left-hander struck out … 0

Thursday’s high schools: Amherst softball rallies to beat Chicopee Comp

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ali McIntire’s two-run single in the top of the seventh capped a three-run rally for the Amherst Regional softball team, which defeated Chicopee Comp 8-7 … 0

Thursday’s high school tennis: Northampton sweeps Chicopee

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Northampton girls tennis team swept Chicopee 5-0 without any match dropping more than two games on the road Thursday. Sophomore Phoebe Gelbard led the … 0

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

UMass leaving MAC football after 2015
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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

Thursday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wednesday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Monday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Monday, April 14, 2014
Friday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Monday, April 14, 2014
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Ryan Gougeon, left, of Worthington and Jack Rustico of Goshen, both 4, trike around the New Hingham Elementary School gymnasium earlier this month.

    Dynamic duo KEVIN GUTTING Ryan Gougeon, left, of Worthington and Jack Rustico of Goshen, both 4, trike around the New Hingham Elementary School gymnasium earlier this month. Purchase photo reprints »

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George Delia, left, a senior in the Stockbridge School of the University of Massachusetts, helps judge the knot-tying abilities of Norfolk County Agricultural High School students, in hard hats from left, Alan Quinn, Jonathan Rice and Vinny Francios (only hands visible) during an arbor skills career development contest held in Look Park on Wednesday. Several state vocational schools from as far away as Cape Cod took part in the one day event hosted by the Forestry department at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School.

    KEVIN GUTTING George Delia, left, a senior in the Stockbridge School of the University of Massachusetts, helps judge the knot-tying abilities of Norfolk County Agricultural High School students, in hard hats from left, Alan Quinn, Jonathan Rice and Vinny Francios (only hands visible) during an arbor skills career development contest held in Look Park on Wednesday. Several state vocational schools from as far away as Cape Cod took part in the one day event hosted by the Forestry department at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School. Purchase photo reprints »

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Samuel Rowlett sets his camera up on a tripod and uses a remote trigger to capture shadows as they fall on his giant backpack mounted canvas in Williamsburg on Friday, April 11th.

    JASON PICARD Samuel Rowlett sets his camera up on a tripod and uses a remote trigger to capture shadows as they fall on his giant backpack mounted canvas in Williamsburg on Friday, April 11th.

Oscar Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius’ lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution’s momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete’s shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own credentials and findings sharply … 0

Revisiting April 15, 2013

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Life has resumed on the streets of Boston. A year after three people were killed and more than 260 injured when two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, the … 0

NHL series: Boston v. Detroit

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SEASON SERIES: Detroit won 3-1. Early in their last meeting on April 2 at Joe Louis Area, the Red Wings didn’t look as if they played in the same league as the Bruins. But the Red Wings rallied … 0

White Sox slip past Red Sox 2-1 on error in 9th

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

CHICAGO — Alexei Ramirez scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a throwing error and the Chicago White Sox edged the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on a frigid Tuesday night. Tied at one, … 0

Mark Whipple, UMass set for spring football game

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts football program wasn’t trying to simulate a midweek Mid-American Conference game when it scheduled the annual spring football game for Wednesday at 7 p.m. The last time Mark Whipple coached UMass, there were neither lights, nor turf at McGuirk Stadium. Having both … 0

Tuesday’s high school school recaps: Belchertown spikes Putnam

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Senior Jordan Vigneault had 17 kills as the Belchertown boys volleyball team beat Putnam 3-1 in Springfield Tuesday. Vigneault added four blocks in the 25-20, 27-25, 22-25, 25-18 victory. Senior Colter Krzcuik had six kills, four blocks and four aces, while junior Kevin Reidy had 31 assists in … 0

Tuesday’s college recaps: Amherst men’s lacrosse holds off Springfield

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The 18th-ranked Amherst College men’s lacrosse team held off a late rally by No. 13 Springfield College to win 13-12 in Springfield Wednesday. Kane Haffey tallied three goals, while Dylan Park, Patrick Moroney and Aaron Mathias all chipped … 0

Former Easthampton, UMass pitcher Jeremy Demers stares down fight with cancer

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

EASTHAMPTON When he’s got a baseball in his hand, it’s hard to tell Jeremy Demers has cancer. Most of the weight he originally lost from his 6-foot, broad-shouldered frame has come back and so far his hair has … 0

NCAA committee approves expanded meal allowance

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA’s Legislative Council approved a proposal Tuesday to expand the meal allowance for all athletes. The move occurred eight days after Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier complained during the Final Four that he sometimes went to bed “starving” because he couldn’t afford food. The proposal … 0

MLB marks 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson debut

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NEW YORK — Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades. … 0