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High school notebook: Lucius Burrell nears 4,000-yard rushing milestone as Easthampton looks to qualify for postseason

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lucius Burrell can join a very exclusive fraternity Friday night, but he’s more concerned about his team joining a group of four. The Easthampton senior running back sits just 82 yards from the career 4,000-yard mark, while the Eagles need to win at Ludlow to secure a Western Massachusetts Division 5 postseason berth. “Getting to 4,000 while helping the team …

Matt Vautour: Observations following UMass’ 120-71 exhibition win over AIC

Thursday, October 30, 2014

AMHERST On one hand, UMass’ 120-71 exhibition win over American International came against a Division II team that finished 9-19 last year, so it’s hard …

Bruins slip past Sabres 3-2 in OT

Thursday, October 30, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Brad Marchand’s status was a game-time decision that paid off for the Boston Bruins. His availability was in question due an undisclosed …

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

MAC Picks Week 9
Saturday, October 25, 2014
MAC Picks Week 8
Saturday, October 18, 2014

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

Western Massachusetts Fall Tournaments
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Wednesday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Western Massachusetts Tournaments
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Tuesday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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left, Ali Pinschmidt, site manager of the Interfaith Winter Shelter, and Katie Miernecki, the director of Hampshire County Shelter and Housing Services get the Interfaith shelter ready to open.

    CAROL LOLLIS left, Ali Pinschmidt, site manager of the Interfaith Winter Shelter, and Katie Miernecki, the director of Hampshire County Shelter and Housing Services get the Interfaith shelter ready to open. Purchase photo reprints »

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Susan Barnett of Florence currently works two mornings a week in the Northampton High School office.

    KEVIN GUTTING Susan Barnett of Florence currently works two mornings a week in the Northampton High School office. Purchase photo reprints »

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Varun Sheel, left, and Curtis Barnes at the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where they two are students.

    JERREY ROBERTS Varun Sheel, left, and Curtis Barnes at the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where they two are students. Purchase photo reprints »

Georgia’s Todd Gurley suspended 4 games by NCAA

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia was hoping to get Todd Gurley back on the field. Looks like the No. 9 Bulldogs will have to wait two more games. The NCAA announced Wednesday that Gurley, once a leading Heisman Trophy …

ACC aiming to snap Final Four drought

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For years, the Atlantic Coast Conference built its basketball reputation on nearly annual appearances in the Final Four. Now, as the league is adding another marquee program and touting itself as the best in the …

UMass coack Derek Kellogg hoping Jabarie Hinds can continue sixth man impact role.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

AMHERST — Jabarie Hinds won’t start in UMass’ Thursday exhibition game against American International (7 p.m. Mullins Center) and probably won’t start in the Minutemen’s Nov. 14 opener against Siena. Minuteman coach Derek Kellogg liked the dynamic that …

Wozniacki confident she can finish NYC Marathon

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

NEW YORK — Caroline Wozniacki started having nightmares of being rolled off the New York City Marathon course in a wheelchair. As first-time marathoners are supposed to, she had planned one long training run of close to the …

Brady focused on Denver defense, not on Manning

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Fans get another chance to gauge the relative greatness of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning when the quarterbacks meet for the 16th time. Brady will be analyzing something more important. The New England Patriots star will …

Wild rally for 4-3 win at Boston

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — It was a difficult but rewarding split for the Minnesota Wild. The Wild rallied with three goals in the third period and beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Tuesday night, easing the pain from the …

Tuesday’s colleges: Smith soccer pushes past Mount Holyoke in second half

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Smith College women’s soccer team used two second-half goals to beat Mount Holyoke 2-0 in Northampton Tuesday. Jordan Houston scored the first in the 57th minute and Emily Smith added an insurance goal eight minutes later for the Pioneers (6-6-3, 4-3-2 NEWMAC). Jackie Foody picked up two …

Tuesday’s high schools: League titles, tournament berth up for grabs as regular season nears its end

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Three local soccer teams earned a share of their respective league titles Tuesday, while two other squads clinched postseason berths. The Hopkins Academy and Frontier Regional boys each won on the road to become co-champions of the Schmid. The Granby girls defeated South Hadley to grab a share …

WMass girls volleyball: Frontier aims for 10th straight sectional and 5th straight state title as No. 1 seed

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Frontier Regional girls volleyball team can accomplish a pair of milestone streaks this postseason. The Red Hawks are aiming for their 10th straight Western Massachusetts Division 3 title and their fifth consecutive state crown. But coach Sean …

Belchertown falls 1-0 to West Springfield with Churchill title on the line

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — The defending Division 3 boys soccer state champions felt defensive pressure from the reigning Division 1 state champs as Belchertown fell 1-0 to West Springfield in the regular season finale. It was the Orioles’ first loss …