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Johnny Williams, of Northampton, is the top seed in the 50-yard and 100-yard butterfly at Saturday's Western Massachusetts Championships, held at Springfield College.

Northampton swimmer Johnny Williams on the cusp of 100 butterfly state record

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Northampton — Johnny Williams seeks out quiet places to focus before he races. The Northampton High School swimmer will take a stretching mat to a corner or even into the locker room to meditate and relax. He sees the chest-slappers and the headphone-wearers behind the blocks. That style doesn’t suit him. “I’ve done some experimenting as far as what works …

UMass softball looking to overcome early bumps before conference play begins

Thursday, February 11, 2016

UMass softball coach Kristi Stefanoni is ready for the early bumps that await her team. It’s a young and largely inexperienced team that she’ll take …

Bergeron scores twice and Bruins beat Jets 6-2

Thursday, February 11, 2016

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Patrice Bergeron scored twice, Brett Connolly had three assists and the Boston Bruins beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-2 on Thursday night …

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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  • KEVIN GUTTING
Parallel Universe: Two strangers pass on Main Street in Northampton as snow intensifies Monday afternoon.

    KEVIN GUTTING Parallel Universe: Two strangers pass on Main Street in Northampton as snow intensifies Monday afternoon. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Michelle Perez, of Florence, colors with a pencil during a meeting of an adult coloring group called "Coloring and Kumquats" Thursday at Lilly Library in Florence. The group was organized by her sister, Kim Perez, who is the children's librarian, and Theo Hull, the young adults librarian. Adult coloring has become increasingly popular in the past few years and some coloring books have become best sellers. Michelle took up the hobby about two years ago after breaking her foot. "It's so relaxing. I can do my own thing with it," she said. Kim claims it's like meditation. The group meets Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m.

    JERREY ROBERTS Michelle Perez, of Florence, colors with a pencil during a meeting of an adult coloring group called "Coloring and Kumquats" Thursday at Lilly Library in Florence. The group was organized by her sister, Kim Perez, who is the children's librarian, and Theo Hull, the young adults librarian. Adult coloring has become increasingly popular in the past few years and some coloring books have become best sellers. Michelle took up the hobby about two years ago after breaking her foot. "It's so relaxing. I can do my own thing with it," she said. Kim claims it's like meditation. The group meets Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Purchase photo reprints »

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Mussels Stuffed with Quinoa and Walnuts

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BC beats BU in OT in 1st 1-0 Beanpot game in 64 year history

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOSTON — Alex Tuch scored 1:57 into overtime on Monday night, and Boston College beat Boston University for its 20th Beanpot championship in the first 1-0 game in tournament’s 64-year history. The Green Line rivals played a spirited but scoreless three regulation periods, which also included a 30-minute …

No. 1 UConn takes top-ranked showdown with 66-54 win

Monday, February 8, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. — UConn coach Geno Auriemma smiled at his three senior starters, savoring the latest virtuoso performance on the big stage by Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson — and fretting about their departure next season. …

Gazette Girls Soccer Player of the Year: Erin Mikalchus, Granby

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

GIRLS SOCCER Gazette Player of the Year Erin Mikalchus, junior, Granby Season highlights: After missing her entire sophomore season with an ankle injury, Mikalchus returned to earn an all-state selection. She helped lead the Rams to an undefeated …

Nyquist 1st out of gate of Top 10 Kentucky Derby contenders

Monday, February 8, 2016

He’s an Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old with five victories in five career races. What’s not to like about Nyquist? Nothing so far, and that’s why the bay son of Uncle Mo opens at No. 1 on The Associated Press …

Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher; Kurt Rambis gets interim job

Monday, February 8, 2016

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Derek Fisher had just finished a long playing career when Phil Jackson picked him to coach the New York Knicks. Just 11/2 seasons later, Jackson decided he needed someone else. Fisher was fired Monday, with …

Von Miller awaits offseason filled with fun, financial reward

Monday, February 8, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — On top of his game and now the world, Von Miller’s docket is quickly filling up. A parade. Lots of parties. A princely payday. “I was just talking to Coach Kubiak, I was asking if …

Peyton Manning spoils his fans again, walks off with a second title

Monday, February 8, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Everyone got spoiled. Over two decades of watching Peyton Manning play on the biggest stages, fans became numb to all he could do — the way he dissected defenses with clinical precision, the way …

Agent confirms Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch plans to retire

Monday, February 8, 2016

SEATTLE — When Marshawn Lynch was brought to Seattle early in the 2010 season, he was acquired because the Seahawks desperately needed a running back. What he ended up providing was an attitude and style that became the …

Slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin returns to racing next week

Monday, February 8, 2016

Two months ago, Mikaela Shiffrin was just hoping to be back on skis before the snow melted. A week from now, she will return to World Cup racing on a knee that healed much faster than even she …

UMass hockey to play in Northern Ireland

Monday, February 8, 2016

Dominic Trento didn’t know much about hockey in Great Britain when he turned on a Friendship Four Tournament game between Northeastern and UMass-Lowell. “We were watching the games that day. I was thinking how sweet it was,” UMass’ sophomore forward said. Northern “Ireland is a pretty sweet spot. …