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Aggressive offense lifts Easthampton past Hopkins Academy, 5-0

Monday, September 15, 2014

HADLEY — On a sunny late afternoon at Hopkins Academy, spectators surrounded the soccer field placed right in front of a never-ending cornfield that resembled the picturesque “Field of Dreams.” The beautiful scenery was the venue for a nonconference high school girls soccer game between Hopkins Academy and Easthampton. Despite home-field advantage on the Golden Hawks’ side, the Eagles cruised …

Matt Vautour: Independent football schedule taking shape for UMass

Monday, September 15, 2014

With no conference ready to extend UMass an invitation yet, the Minutemen have begun preparing their 2016 and 2017 schedules to play as an independent. …

Patriots still not quite right with ball

Monday, September 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — The New England Patriots host the Oakland Raiders this week hoping to rediscover their normally potent offense. The Patriots moved to 1-1 …

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

UMass to play Old Dominion in football
Thursday, September 11, 2014
MAC Picks Week 3
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Tattoo Tuesday: Josh Bruns
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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

Monday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Monday, September 15, 2014
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Friday, September 12, 2014
Thursday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Wednesday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
  • KEVIN GUTTING
There are efforts underway to raise money needed to restore and preserve the 1880s Hotel Bridge that spans the Mill River between Main and Water Streets in Leeds.

    KEVIN GUTTING There are efforts underway to raise money needed to restore and preserve the 1880s Hotel Bridge that spans the Mill River between Main and Water Streets in Leeds. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz, left, and David Santilli of Integrated Technical Systems look out for traffic entering the E. John Gare III parking garage on Monday while the new pay system was being installed. Narkewicz dropped by to check on the progress of the installation and then tweeted a picture of the exit gate unit, in foreground. Santilli, who was working on the new entrance and exit units, said work is expected to continue Tuesday to change over the pay stations to the new system.

    KEVIN GUTTING Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz, left, and David Santilli of Integrated Technical Systems look out for traffic entering the E. John Gare III parking garage on Monday while the new pay system was being installed. Narkewicz dropped by to check on the progress of the installation and then tweeted a picture of the exit gate unit, in foreground. Santilli, who was working on the new entrance and exit units, said work is expected to continue Tuesday to change over the pay stations to the new system. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Mike Philpott, top, from left, Aaron Oldenberg and Brian Anderson, all of Belchertown, install a sunshade during work on Jessica's Boundless Playground Sunday on State Street in Belchertown. Fran Garrow, bottom, runs the lift.

    JERREY ROBERTS Mike Philpott, top, from left, Aaron Oldenberg and Brian Anderson, all of Belchertown, install a sunshade during work on Jessica's Boundless Playground Sunday on State Street in Belchertown. Fran Garrow, bottom, runs the lift. Purchase photo reprints »

Friday night football: South Hadley falls to 0-2 with 40-30 loss to Minnechaug

Friday, September 12, 2014

WILBRAHAM — Shortly after the start of the second quarter, the scoreboard at Falcon Field at Minnechaug Regional went on the fritz, flashing randomly as the horn sounded. That’s just about the only thing that went wrong for South Hadley’s hosts in the first half Friday night as …

Friday night football: Turners Falls runs over Belchertown, 28-7

Friday, September 12, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — It would be tough to find a better way to launch a defense of a league championship than the performance the Turners Falls football team turned in Friday night. The Indians rode a three-touchdown night from junior Jalen Sanders and a stifling defensive performance to …

Friday night football: Last-second win escapes Frontier Regional in season opener

Friday, September 12, 2014

LUDLOW — It came down to the final play Friday: fourth and goal for Frontier Regional, trailing Ludlow by five. Because of penalties, the Red Hawks were on the 26-yard line. Senior quarterback Oliver Fox rolled to his right and lofted a pass to the end zone in …

Friday’s high schools: Frontier Regional spikes Turners Falls

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Frontier Regional girls volleyball swept Turners Falls 3-0 to give newly minted hall of fame coach Sean MacDonald another win Friday. The Red Hawks won 25-11, 25-20, 25-22 to improve to 5-0 on the season. Cassidy Ciesluk had 16 kills and 15 digs, while Rachel Cialek added …

Brittany Lincicome takes 1-shot lead from Hyo-Joo Kim at Evian

Friday, September 12, 2014

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Brittany Lincicome had six birdies in a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead from Hyo-Joo Kim of South Korea at the halfway stage of the Evian Championship on Friday. The 28-year-old American has won …

Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide

Friday, September 12, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa — A judge convicted Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide Friday in the death of his girlfriend, ruling that the former track star was negligent when he opened fire in his home after hearing what he …

Billy Horschel takes 2-shot lead in Tour Championship

Friday, September 12, 2014

ATLANTA — Billy Horschel showed why he might be the hottest player in golf at the moment with another 4-under 66 on Friday in the Tour Championship. It was his 10th straight round in the 60s. He already …

Orioles slugger Chris Davis suspended 25 games

Friday, September 12, 2014

BALTIMORE — Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games without pay on Friday following a positive test for an amphetamine, a punishment that will extend into the postseason and perhaps 2015. Baltimore started Friday leading the AL …

Hawks GM Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence

Friday, September 12, 2014

ATLANTA — Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday, making the move under fire for his racially charged comments about a player. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin has resisted calls for Ferry to …

Patriots not used to slow starts

Friday, September 12, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots have a little recent team history on their side when they look to even their record Sunday at Minnesota. The Patriots have not started a season 0-2 since 2001, which means it hasn’t happened to them since Tom Brady became the starting …