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Belchertown wins overtime thriller, beating defending champ Longmeadow in Division 2 girls semifinal

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

AMHERST — On Tuesday, Belchertown girls basketball players sat tucked into the stands of the Curry Hicks Cage at UMass. The Orioles were on a scouting mission, not of their opponent for Wednesday’s Western Massachusetts Division 2 semifinal game, but for the Cage’s atmosphere and a possible sectional final matchup. Almost exactly 24 hours after watching the No. 2 Pittsfield …

Wahconah knocks off top-seeded Hampshire, 53-48, in Division 3 semifinals

Thursday, March 5, 2015

AMHERST — A season of promise for the Hampshire Regional boys basketball team came to a crashing halt on Wednesday. The top-seeded Raiders had no …

UMass offense falters in 56-53 loss to Richmond

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

AMHERST — Whether it was the referees ruling that Jabarie Hinds’ 3-pointer came after the shot clock had expired or his team’s sluggish play to …

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
  • 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 »

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A2Z Science and Learning Store founders Jack and Priscilla Finn, at right, have sold the Northampton business to two former employees, Andre and Devon Boulay, pictured here with their son, Pierce, 18 months.

    KEVIN GUTTING A2Z Science and Learning Store founders Jack and Priscilla Finn, at right, have sold the Northampton business to two former employees, Andre and Devon Boulay, pictured here with their son, Pierce, 18 months. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Sean Nyhan, from left, Matthew Grallert and Brian Gilman make an igloo Sunday on the lawn of the Hampshire County Courthouse. They were among a group of people from Berkshire Trail Elementary School in Cummington. Gilman, who is a fourth grade teacher at the school, said that each year the children make an igloo, but this year they wanted to dedicate it to Donna Jordan, a paraprofessional at the school who is battling cancer, and to her son, Joshua, who died of the disease. Gilman said he hopes it will be used by WRSI 93.9 The River host Monte Belmonte, during his ninth Cancer Connection Campout, an annual fundraiser that begins Wednesday on the courthouse lawn.

    JERREY ROBERTS Sean Nyhan, from left, Matthew Grallert and Brian Gilman make an igloo Sunday on the lawn of the Hampshire County Courthouse. They were among a group of people from Berkshire Trail Elementary School in Cummington. Gilman, who is a fourth grade teacher at the school, said that each year the children make an igloo, but this year they wanted to dedicate it to Donna Jordan, a paraprofessional at the school who is battling cancer, and to her son, Joshua, who died of the disease. Gilman said he hopes it will be used by WRSI 93.9 The River host Monte Belmonte, during his ninth Cancer Connection Campout, an annual fundraiser that begins Wednesday on the courthouse lawn. Purchase photo reprints »

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 …

Bill to legalize mixed martial arts advances in New York

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. — The fight to legalize mixed martial arts in New York — the last state to prohibit cage matches with small gloves — resumed Tuesday with legislation advancing out of committee and some lawmakers advocating a …

Canadiens swing 3 deals on busy NHL trading deadline day

Monday, March 2, 2015

General manager Marc Bergevin added to the Montreal Canadiens without altering his Eastern Conference-leading lineup. In Detroit, GM Ken Holland thought it was important to provide his young Red Wings a nudge by adding two experienced veterans. As …

Hopkins Academy clamps down on Turners Falls, advances to WMass Division 4 final

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

AMHERST — The Hopkins Academy boys basketball team had an eight-point lead but took firm control of the game without adding points on the board. The second-seeded Golden Hawks, led by Joe Yusko, Zach Kelley and Jon Morrison, …

Amherst Regional beats Chicopee 73-63, advances to WMass Division 1 final

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The two games during the regular season between the league rival Amherst Regional and Chicopee boys basketball teams were both blowouts. It appeared their Western Massachusetts Division 1 semifinal rubber match would be decided late in …

Quaboag too much for Hopkins in girls basketball Division 4 semifinal

Monday, March 2, 2015

AMHERST — Every game is a learning experience and for the Hopkins Academy girls basketball team, the toughest of the season was at the Curry Hicks Cage on Monday. The No. 5 Golden Hawks were not able to …

Matt Vautour: The Atlantic 10 awards too close to call

Monday, March 2, 2015

Should the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year go to the league’s best player, or the most valuable player on a team that’s at or near the top of the conference? That’s an annual debate, but it’s more clearly defined in the A-10 this season. DeAndre Bembry is …

Aaron Hernandez prosecutors want jury told about Florida shooting

Monday, March 2, 2015

FALL RIVER — Prosecutors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez asked the judge Monday to let them tell jurors about his involvement in a friend’s shooting in Florida, saying it contradicts …

Seton Hall ranked again; UConn still No. 1 in women’s AP poll

Monday, March 2, 2015

It’s been an incredible last 24 hours for the Seton Hall women’s basketball team that almost didn’t happen. Coach Tony Bozzella’s squad was faced with a nine-point deficit with 67 seconds left against Butler. Hopes of the first Big East championship in school history and a No. 1 …

Wild week leads to changes across AP Top 25 men’s poll

Monday, March 2, 2015

The stability of The Associated Press Top 25 these past several weeks blew up during a tumultuous week of big victories and upsets. Kentucky, Division I’s only undefeated team, remained entrenched at No. 1 after two routs. The Wildcats (29-0) were a unanimous choice for the fifth straight …