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JERREY ROBERTS
Northampton players Sam Mescon, left, and Max Walder bump shoulders after their 59-57 win against West Springfield, Thursday in Northampton.

Northampton rallies to dump West Springfield in boys basketball

Thursday, February 4, 2016

NORTHAMPTON — Down nine to West Springfield at the end of the third quarter, the Northampton boys basketball team found its way on Thursday night. With 4 minutes, 11 seconds to play, Leon Moore slithered his way to the basket, cutting the lead to six. The play energized the home crowd and the team. Northampton outscored the Terriers by 11 …

Amherst snowshoe runner Erik Wight taking advantage of trip to Italy for world championships

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Erik Wight’s wife called him weak. She was kidding, “ribbing him,” as he calls it. The longtime endurance runner and Amherst resident had been running …

Williston Northampton School launches Williston Aquatics Club, a USA Swimming program

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Another USA Swimming Club program is headed to western Massachusetts. The Williston Northampton School on Thursday announced the creation of the Williston Aquatics Club, a …

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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Thursday, November 5, 2015
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Jamie Smith,11, chooses glass pieces during an art class taught by Leslie di Curcio Marra with Cynthia Fisher as part of an arts in residency program on mosaic's at Norris Elementary School in Southampton.

    CAROL LOLLIS Jamie Smith,11, chooses glass pieces during an art class taught by Leslie di Curcio Marra with Cynthia Fisher as part of an arts in residency program on mosaic's at Norris Elementary School in Southampton. Purchase photo reprints »

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UMass Physical Plant, Thursday.

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Michael Marcotrigiano, who is the director of the Botanic Garden of Smith College, points to a geological timeline that corresponds to a series of eight murals that line the wall behind him that depict plant life through the ages, Monday, Jan. 11, at Lyman Plant House.

    JERREY ROBERTS Michael Marcotrigiano, who is the director of the Botanic Garden of Smith College, points to a geological timeline that corresponds to a series of eight murals that line the wall behind him that depict plant life through the ages, Monday, Jan. 11, at Lyman Plant House.

Thomas scores 17 as Celtics stave off Pistons’ rally, 102-95

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

BOSTON — As one of the NBA’s top defensive teams this season, the Celtics have inevitably found themselves with some big leads. They’re still mastering how to play with those cushions. Isaiah Thomas had 17 points and seven …

Breanna Stewart, top-ranked UConn overwhelm Tulane 96-38

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — Breanna Stewart made her first seven shots in a 20-point performance and No. 1 UConn easily remained unbeaten with a 96-38 victory over Tulane on Wednesday night. Moriah Jefferson scored 16 points, Gabby Williams 15 …

Newton, Panthers stay true to personality at Super Bowl

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Cam Newton wearing $850 Versace gold and zebra-print pants on a cross-country flight. Josh Norman sporting a Mexican wrestling mask with a Panthers logo and calling himself “El Bandolero” on Opening Night. Teammates photobombing …

Wednesday’s prep schools: Williston girls ice Taft, 1-0

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tori Palumbo scored as the Williston Northampton girls hockey team edged Taft, 1-0, Wednesday at Lossone Rink in Easthampton. Goaltender Morgan Fisher earned her ninth shutout of the season for the Wildcats (13-2-1). Boys Basketball Williston 67, Pomfret 50 — The Wildcats (13-4) defense held Pomfret to six …

Social media lends its hands to UMass’ recruiting process

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

AMHERST — Shane Waldron was sheepish, but honest. While he sat on the beach in Saint Lucia during his late December vacation, the UMass offensive line coach did what any coach would do when faced with weather that perfect and scenery that beautiful. He checked Twitter on his …

Belchertown twins Brittany, Breanne Moreau join UMass women’s soccer program

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Twins Brittany and Breanne Moreau have transferred from UConn and have joined the UMass women’s soccer team, the program announced Wednesday. The Belchertown natives decided that moving back home to western Massachusetts was in their best interest following …

Parenteau scores in OT, Leafs come back to beat Bruins 4-3

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

BOSTON — The Toronto Maple Leafs had plenty to celebrate Tuesday night. Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau scored a power-play goal with 1:54 left in overtime and Toronto rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to beat the Boston …

Celtics wear down Knicks for 97-89 victory

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NEW YORK — The Celtics toughened up their defense and were simply too tough for the Knicks. Isaiah Thomas had 20 points and eight assists, and Boston wore down New York in a 97-89 victory on Tuesday night. …

Tuesday’s high schools: Mitch Ouimette hits game-winning basket, makes steal to pace Hampshire Regional boys basketball

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mitch Ouimette nailed a 3-pointer with 5 seconds left to give the Hampshire Regional boys basketball team a 59-58 overtime win at Wahconah Tuesday night. On Wahconah’s ensuing possession, Ouimette came up with a steal to preserve the win. A mid-range jumper by Jake Bihler (18 points) sent …

Tuesday’s high school swimming: Easthampton girls claim Patriot League title

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Easthampton girls swim team completed quite a turnaround on senior night Tuesday. In their final regular season meet, the Eagles beat Chicopee Comp, 97-84, to win the Patriot League championship. Easthampton (7-5, 7-0) capped a perfect league season. Last year, it finished 6-6 overall, 1-5 in the …