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South Hadley books trip to WMass Division 2 finals with 62-50 win over Pittsfield

Thursday, March 5, 2015

AMHERST — The South Hadley boys basketball team couldn’t contain itself following its Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament semifinal against Pittsfield. The Tigers’ locker room went from a room full of teenagers to a collection of preschoolers singing a show tune: “We’re going on a trip in our favorite rocket ship, zooming through the sky ... Little Einsteins.” If the …

Vince Wilfork: Patriots aren’t picking up my option

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said Thursday he will not be back with New England next season, ending an 11-year stay in which he won two …

Blake Frohnapfel, UMass getting the most out of each other

Thursday, March 5, 2015

AMHERST There are only 24 hours in Blake Frohnapfel’s day. Just seven days in his week. That may seem obvious of course, except being a …

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

UMass 2015 Football Schedule
Friday, February 27, 2015
Updated Atlantic 10 Picture
Friday, February 27, 2015
Updated look at the A-10 Picture
Sunday, February 22, 2015

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

Thursday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Wednesday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Tuesday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Monday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Monday, February 16, 2015
  • KEVIN GUTTING
Crocker Farm School librarian Susan McQuaid and paraprofessional Cedric Gonnet read to each other during a "Read Across America Day" presentation in the school cafeteria on Wednesday.

    KEVIN GUTTING Crocker Farm School librarian Susan McQuaid and paraprofessional Cedric Gonnet read to each other during a "Read Across America Day" presentation in the school cafeteria on Wednesday.

  • CAROL LOLLIS
Easthampton Police Chief Bruce McMahon said after a series of 20 conversations over a cellphone, police managed to safely  disarm a man with a gun who had threatened to kill himself and anyone who entered. He was taken away by ambulance.

    CAROL LOLLIS Easthampton Police Chief Bruce McMahon said after a series of 20 conversations over a cellphone, police managed to safely disarm a man with a gun who had threatened to kill himself and anyone who entered. He was taken away by ambulance. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Lucas Harrington, top, and Ethan Bakuli work on the set of Amherst Regional High School's production of "Hairspray" Sunday at the school. The show opens Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the ARHS auditorium.

    JERREY ROBERTS Lucas Harrington, top, and Ethan Bakuli work on the set of Amherst Regional High School's production of "Hairspray" Sunday at the school. The show opens Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the ARHS auditorium. Purchase photo reprints »

Red Sox, Boston College honor ALS-stricken Frates

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — They all wore No. 3, and every player on the Boston Red Sox and Boston College had the same name on their jersey, too. This exhibition game at JetBlue Park on Tuesday was all about Pete Frates. Frates had that number when he …

Busy Wednesday for Williston as it hosts three NEPSAC quarterfinals

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Williston-Northampton School will send three teams into NEPSAC postseason tournaments on Wednesday, as boys basketball, girls basketball and girls ice hockey host quarterfinal games. The No. 2-seeded boys basketball team (20-3) hosts No. 7 Phillips Exeter (14-9) in a Class A tilt at 5:45 p.m. Williston defeated …

Panel votes down measure to void transgender athletes policy

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. — A measure that would have required transgender students to use the sex on their birth certificates to determine the sports team they played on was defeated by a South Dakota Senate committee Tuesday, but another bill on the issue is being considered later this week. …

Healthy Will Middlebrooks looks to revitalize career in San Diego

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

PEORIA, Ariz. — For the first time in more than a year, it doesn’t hurt when Will Middlebrooks swings. Now in San Diego, a healthy Middlebrooks looks to revitalize a career that went from a sure thing at third base in Boston to an injury- and strikeout-filled two …

A-Rod: ‘I’ll be a little nervous’ in return Wednesday

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — Since Alex Rodriguez last stepped into a batter’s box during a game, Boston and San Francisco have won World Series titles, the New York Yankees missed the playoffs in consecutive years and a new commissioner …

Ryan Howard gets 2 hits in spring opener; Phils tie Yanks 5-5

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Newly trim, Ryan Howard singled in his first two at-bats of spring training and then broke his silence. He had not spoken with media since arriving for his 15th season with the Philadelphia Phillies. Following …

Trooper: Fingerprints show victim in Aaron Hernandez’s rented car

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

FALL RIVER — A state police trooper who specializes in fingerprint analysis testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player and his alleged victim, Odin Lloyd, were found inside …

Play ball! Quickly! Baseball tries to speed game this spring

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — With large, glowing red numbers, the timer on the center-field wall at Goodyear Ballpark ticked down Tuesday, counting off seconds and ushering in change. Baseball, the timeless game of endless summers, went on the clock. …

Mia Hamm ‘humbled’ to join Roma’s board

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

ROME — With three kids at home, Mia Hamm already had plenty on her plate when two professional clubs called over the space of just a few days in October. They weren’t asking her to play — the …

Manny Pacquiao big hit so far in Vegas sports books vs Floyd Mayweather

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao has always believed he can do what 47 other fighters before him have failed to do — beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring. Turns out a lot of other people are believers, too. And they’re backing their opinions with real money. A …