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Belchertown girls soccer hits stride in 6-0 win over Northampton

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — After an uneven first half of the season, the Belchertown girls soccer team hit the official midway point Tuesday with its most complete performance thus far. The Orioles scored three times in each half and blanked Northampton 6-0 to extend their winning streak to three games. “This is a great win for us,” Belchertown coach Chris Mogavero said. …

UMass releases nonconference football contracts

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

AMHERST — UMass released the contracts of each of the nonconference football games that were announced last week. The following are noteworthy points and clauses …

Patriots owner Kraft suffered along with fans in rout of Patriots

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Robert Kraft looked down from his seat high above the field and watched his New England Patriots fall apart. The offense led by …

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

Tattoo Tuesday: UMass FB Rodney Mills
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
A dodged bullet and an honor
Monday, September 29, 2014
MAC Picks Week 5
Friday, September 26, 2014

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

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  • YOSHITAKA HAMADA
Jowel Iranzi speaks to students at  Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton on Tuesday. Iranzi is a survivor of genocides and political violence in Africa and now works for the Jewish Family Services of Western Massachusetts.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Jowel Iranzi speaks to students at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton on Tuesday. Iranzi is a survivor of genocides and political violence in Africa and now works for the Jewish Family Services of Western Massachusetts. Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS
Ross Mcinnis,19, Eli Silvia,19, Zack Halpryn, 19 and Andrew Petricone,19,talk about the use of students by the Umass police department as confidential informants.

    CAROL LOLLIS Ross Mcinnis,19, Eli Silvia,19, Zack Halpryn, 19 and Andrew Petricone,19,talk about the use of students by the Umass police department as confidential informants. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
Scott Lively, second from right, takes his turn answering a question from moderator Jim Madigan, back to audience, during a debate among the five candidates for governor held at City Stage in Springfield on Monday. From left are Republican Charles Baker, Democrat Martha Coakley and independents Evan Falchuk, Lively and Jeff McCormick.

    KEVIN GUTTING Scott Lively, second from right, takes his turn answering a question from moderator Jim Madigan, back to audience, during a debate among the five candidates for governor held at City Stage in Springfield on Monday. From left are Republican Charles Baker, Democrat Martha Coakley and independents Evan Falchuk, Lively and Jeff McCormick. Purchase photo reprints »

A’s, Tigers, Cards win playoff races on final day

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sonny Gray pitched Oakland into baseball’s last playoff spot, shutting out King Felix this October. David Price delivered the AL Central crown to Detroit, St. Louis scratched ace Adam Wainwright after wrapping up the NL Central. And on …

NFL Week 4: Frank Gore, 49ers chase down Eagles

Sunday, September 28, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Frank Gore caught a career-best 55-yard touchdown and ran for 119 yards in his first 100-yard game this year, leading the San Francisco 49ers past Philadelphia 26-21 on Sunday to hand the Eagles their first loss. The 49ers delivered a late goal-line stand …

Weekend colleges: Amherst College pulls away to beat Bowdoin, 30-7

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Amherst College football team scored 21 unanswered points in the third quarter to pull away and beat Bowdoin, 30-7, in Brunswick, Maine, on Saturday. Jackson McGonagle’s school record 97-yard touchdown reception early in the third got the Lord Jeffs going. Gene Garay added an 18-yard TD run …

Weekend high schools: Smith Academy shuts out rival Hopkins Academy in girls soccer

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Freshman Hannah Rickert put the game away on a pass from Moira Pitrat with six minutes to play as the Smith Academy girls soccer team blanked Hopkins Academy, 2-0, Saturday in Hadley. Mia Ellis scored in the 19th minute and Brooke Pashek made seven saves for the Falcons …

Weekend prep schools: Williston blanks Millbrook in field hockey

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hannah Touzos, Delaney Belinskas (assist), Meg Szawlowski (Leeds) and Julia Lustenader each scored as the Williston-Northampton field hockey team shut out Millbrook, 4-0, in Easthampton on Saturday. Morgan Fogleman made two saves for the Wildcats (3-2). Boys soccer Berkshire 8, Williston 0 — Terry O’Brien made 14 saves …

Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw first to lead majors in ERA 4 straight years

Sunday, September 28, 2014

NEW YORK — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher to lead the major leagues in earned run average in four straight years, and Houston’s Jose Altuve and Colorado’s Justin Morneau won their first batting …

Jordan Zimmermann’s no-hitter for Nationals ends on great grab

Sunday, September 28, 2014

WASHINGTON — One out away from pitching the Washington Nationals’ first no-hitter, Jordan Zimmermann watched his 104th pitch on a crisp, clear Sunday afternoon get smacked toward deep left-center. Zimmermann leaned his head back and winced. His first …

HD video board crashes to ground during UMass football game against Bowling Green

Sunday, September 28, 2014

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts rented a high-definition video board to show highlights and other video during its football game against Bowling Green Saturday at McGuirk Stadium. It hung in the southwest end zone next to the …

US women hold off Serbia 94-74

Sunday, September 28, 2014

ISTANBUL (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 13 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter and the U.S. women’s team beat pesky Serbia 94-74 on Sunday in the world championship to clinch the top seed in Group D. The U.S. (2-0) trailed by four points after the first …

Jeff Gordon wins at Dover in Chase elimination race

Sunday, September 28, 2014

DOVER, Del. — Jeff Gordon won the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for an automatic spot in the 12-driver field that advanced to the next round. Gordon was in control in the closing …