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DAN LITTLE
Christian Assimus, of Belchertown, right, trips up Corey Calkins, of South Hadley, on a breakaway in the first period Friday at the Mullins Center practice rink.

Adam Mattingly strikes late as Belchertown skates past South Hadley

Friday, February 5, 2016

AMHERST — One team cheered wildly in celebration, the other went to the locker room wondering if a last-second goal should have counted. A goal by Adam Mattingly counted in the scorebook and the Belchertown ice hockey team beat South Hadley, 3-2, Friday night at the Mullins Center Practice Rink. “It came down to the last few seconds,” Mattingly said. …

Gazette Field Hockey Player of the Year: Jordyn Roberts, Frontier Regional

Friday, February 5, 2016

HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY Player of the Year Jordyn Roberts, senior, Frontier Regional 2015-16 season highlights: Roberts, who finished with 17 goals and 10 assists, …

Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer at horn gives Celtics 104-103 win

Friday, February 5, 2016

CLEVELAND — Once he got control of the ball and let his shot fly, Avery Bradley prepared to get mobbed. The Celtics had pulled off …

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.

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  • CAROL LOLLIS
Allison Johndrow,13, puts on the finishing touches to a snow man she and her brother,   Luke,10 Johndrow of Westhampton,built in their yard Friday morning.

    CAROL LOLLIS Allison Johndrow,13, puts on the finishing touches to a snow man she and her brother, Luke,10 Johndrow of Westhampton,built in their yard Friday morning. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
Wielding an umbrella for some protection against the wet spring-like snow, Yao Wu makes her way to work at the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton on Friday morning during a snowstorm that dropped about 4 inches on the area and caught many residents by surprise.

    KEVIN GUTTING Wielding an umbrella for some protection against the wet spring-like snow, Yao Wu makes her way to work at the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton on Friday morning during a snowstorm that dropped about 4 inches on the area and caught many residents by surprise. Purchase photo reprints »

  • DAN LITTLE
Zachary Holmes, 21, center, during a hearing to determine his release from jail Friday at Hampshire Superior Court in Northampton.

    DAN LITTLE Zachary Holmes, 21, center, during a hearing to determine his release from jail Friday at Hampshire Superior Court in Northampton. Purchase photo reprints »

Celtics wear down Knicks for 97-89 victory

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NEW YORK — The Celtics toughened up their defense and were simply too tough for the Knicks. Isaiah Thomas had 20 points and eight assists, and Boston wore down New York in a 97-89 victory on Tuesday night. …

Tuesday’s high schools: Mitch Ouimette hits game-winning basket, makes steal to pace Hampshire Regional boys basketball

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mitch Ouimette nailed a 3-pointer with 5 seconds left to give the Hampshire Regional boys basketball team a 59-58 overtime win at Wahconah Tuesday night. On Wahconah’s ensuing possession, Ouimette came up with a steal to preserve the win. A mid-range jumper by Jake Bihler (18 points) sent …

Tuesday’s high school swimming: Easthampton girls claim Patriot League title

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Easthampton girls swim team completed quite a turnaround on senior night Tuesday. In their final regular season meet, the Eagles beat Chicopee Comp, 97-84, to win the Patriot League championship. Easthampton (7-5, 7-0) capped a perfect league season. Last year, it finished 6-6 overall, 1-5 in the …

UMass notebook: Defensive improvement gives Minutemen a lift

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

AMHERST — After UMass’ loss Saturday, Fordham coach Jeff Neubauer almost mocked the Minuteman defense, especially inside. “There are many shot-blockers in the Atlantic 10 and we’ve seen those teams and they’re hard to attack. UMass is not a shot-blocking team,” Neubauer said after his team scored 36 …

UMass snaps losing streak, edges URI in overtime, 61-56

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

AMHERST —When Trey Davis, one of UMass’ most reliable free-throw shooters ever, missed two from the line in the final 10 seconds that could have sealed a victory over Rhode Island, there was a very uneasy feeling Tuesday at the Mullins Center. The Minutemen went to overtime without …

Amherst rolls past Rhode Island College, 88-51

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

It wasn’t a good day for Rhode Island basketball in Amherst. The Amherst College men’s basketball team erased Rhode Island College, 88-51, at LeFrak Gymnasium. Less than an hour later, UMass dealt URI a 61-56 overtime loss. For Amherst, Connor Green had 21 points and nine rebounds. Johnny …

Hampshire Regional’s Katy O’Connor joins 1,000-point club on assist from sister

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Westhampton — The 23 points Hampshire Regional junior Katy O’Connor needed to reach 1,000 in her career seemed attainable Tuesday. Not easy by any measure against Monson, even if she had been averaging more than 26 points per …

Tuesday’s high school skiing: Northampton’s Charlie Denhart returns to familiar position

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The last time Charlie Denhart took on the slalom at Berkshire East, he had an atypical run. One week ago, the Northampton senior finished 38th with an unusual time of 44.88 seconds. On Tuesday, Denhart was back in a familiar position. He finished second in 31.35 seconds during …

Cam Newton wants black QB issue put away for good

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Cam Newton wants any discussion of black quarterbacks in a Super Bowl put away. For good. Newton on Tuesday emphatically tried to lay to rest any relevance of an African-American quarterback appearing in the …

Cam Newton: Carolina’s nice guy LB Luke Kuechly has ‘alter ego’

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Luke Kuechly strolls happily through the Carolina Panthers locker room smiling and addressing teammates as he passes. He stops at defensive tackle Dwan Edwards’ locker first and shares a laugh before moving up the …