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Friday night football: Smith Voke can’t put out win, falls 6-4 to Dean tech

Friday, September 12, 2014

HOLYOKE — It’s the little thing that can keep you in a football game with a chance to win at the end. For Smith Vocational, a picture-perfect 53-yard punt by Jared Pease pinned Dean Tech at its own 1-inch line clinging to a two-point lead late in the fourth quarter Friday. The Vikings eventually forced a fumble, recovered by Angel …

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse, inactive for Sunday’s game vs Patriots

Friday, September 12, 2014

Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his …

Vanderbilt will try to solve QB woes against UMass

Friday, September 12, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It is a rare depth chart oddity. Next to starting quarterback on Vanderbilt’s two-deep for Saturday’s game against UMass, it reads: “Johnny …

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.

Friday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Friday, September 12, 2014
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Thursday, September 11, 2014
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
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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 »

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Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze Saturday afternoon at 87 Depot Road in Hatfield.

    JERREY ROBERTS Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze Saturday afternoon at 87 Depot Road in Hatfield. Purchase photo reprints »

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Mayor David Narkewicz, left, speaks during the Eva Trager memorial ceremony Friday on Main Street in Northampton.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Mayor David Narkewicz, left, speaks during the Eva Trager memorial ceremony Friday on Main Street in Northampton. Purchase photo reprints »

Thursday’s high school soccer: Defending state champ Belchertown picks up first win

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Belchertown boys soccer team finally put a tick in the win column as the defending Division 3 state champions earned a 2-0 win over Westfield on Thursday. Oliver Hopkins and Nick Drost each scored, while Noah Lussier had an assist for the Orioles (1-1-2). Tanner Clark made …

Frontier Regional shuts out Easthampton in boys soccer

Thursday, September 11, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — After battling to a scoreless halftime, the Frontier Regional boys soccer team picked up its first shutout with a 2-0 win over Easthampton at Nonotuck Park on Thursday afternoon. “It was a hard-earned win. Easthampton made us earn it totally,” Frontier coach Dale Totman said. “They …

UMass, Vanderbilt desperate for a victory Saturday

Thursday, September 11, 2014

AMHERST — For the third straight week, UMass is taking part in a battle of two winless football teams, the latest being Saturday’s noon game at Vanderbilt. Each week that passes without adding something to the win column has only made both teams more desperate for a win. …

Rob Gronkowski ready for Game 2 in return from knee injury

Thursday, September 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Rob Gronkowski looks to be in midseason form, at least when he’s spiking the ball after a touchdown. The rest of his game might take a while to get there. The New England Patriots star tight …

Oscar Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent

Thursday, September 11, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa — During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for …

Hyo-Joo Kim makes history with lowest major score of 61 at Evian

Thursday, September 11, 2014

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — South Korean teen Hyo-Joo Kim made history look easy, with barely a glitch as she posted the lowest score ever in a major with a 10-under 61 to open the Evian Championship on Thursday. To …

US beats Lithuania to reach basketball world final

Thursday, September 11, 2014

BARCELONA, Spain — Madrid awaits. Spain doesn’t. The gold-medal matchup seemingly everyone wanted in the Basketball World Cup — maybe even some U.S. players — won’t be happening. The Spanish were upset in the quarterfinals, ending the predicted …

Girls soccer: Granby blitzes Frontier Regional, pitches third straight shutout

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WHATELY — The Granby girls soccer team has begun its title defense with a whole lot of offense. And when called upon thus far, the defense has been just about perfect, as well. The defending Western Massachusetts Division …

AP Newsbreak: Law enforcement official says Ray Rice video sent to NFL in April

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while Commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league didn’t see the violent …

Patriots defense focusing on RB Adrian Peterson after poor start

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots let Knowshon Moreno run for 134 yards in their season opener. Now they must face Adrian Peterson. Scary? “You know what? I love it,” defensive tackle Sealver Siliga said Wednesday. “This is …