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Strong second half boosts Hopkins Academy past Holyoke Catholic in D4 quarterfinals

Friday, February 27, 2015

CHICOPEE — The Hopkins Academy girls basketball team will return to the Curry Hicks Cage. The fifth-seeded Golden Hawks overcame a sluggish first half and pulled away from No. 4 Holyoke Catholic, 48-34, Friday at Chicopee Comp in the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament quarterfinal round. “I would have liked to put a few more points on the board, but …

Who’s the ace? Red Sox starters want to prove they have many

Friday, February 27, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Who’s the ace? It’s a question the Boston Red Sox have been asked to address since Jon Lester was traded last …

Friday’s high schools/preps: Amherst Regional boys win 4x800 at New England track championships

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Amherst Regional boys 4x800-meter relay is the best in New England. Kelzy Rodrigues anchored the Hurricane team of Allen Vance, Connor Evans and Rob …

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
  • KEVIN GUTTING
Full sun, temperatures in the mid-20s and calm winds made for a pleasant afternoon for Steve Leiblum and Lennie Ware of Pelham as they walked their dogs Rosa, left, and Red in an area near the Norwottuck Rail Trail south of Amherst College on Friday.

    KEVIN GUTTING Full sun, temperatures in the mid-20s and calm winds made for a pleasant afternoon for Steve Leiblum and Lennie Ware of Pelham as they walked their dogs Rosa, left, and Red in an area near the Norwottuck Rail Trail south of Amherst College on Friday. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Bryan Torres, who is an undocumented immigrant who is an Amherst College student, Monday at the college.

    JERREY ROBERTS Bryan Torres, who is an undocumented immigrant who is an Amherst College student, Monday at the college. Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS
Northampton residents Andres Wilson and his 3-year-old daughter, Eden Wilson color together at Forbes library in the children's  section Wednesday evening.

    CAROL LOLLIS Northampton residents Andres Wilson and his 3-year-old daughter, Eden Wilson color together at Forbes library in the children's section Wednesday evening. Purchase photo reprints »

Division 4 Girls Basketball: Smith Voke returns to postseason, falls to Pioneer Regional in first round

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The third-seeded Pioneer Regional girls basketball team dominated every aspect of the game en route to a 59-15 thumping of No. 14 Smith Vocational in the opening round of the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament Tuesday night at Messer Gymnasium. “We got good minutes from 13 …

Division 4 Girls Basketball: Hopkins Academy cruises past Pioneer Christian

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

HADLEY — The Hopkins Academy girls basketball team didn’t have any postseason jitters and as a result its first tournament game didn’t have any suspense. With players and coaches from top-seeded Quaboag in the stands watching and scouting, the No. 5-seeded Golden Hawks were sharp out of the …

Division 3 Girls Basketball: South Hadley runs away from Greenfield, sets up quarterfinal matchup with rival Hampshire Regional

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — The South Hadley girls basketball team executed its game plan early, built a quick lead and cruised to a 49-28 win over Greenfield in the first round of the Western Massachusetts Division 3 tournament on Tuesday. “They did everything I wanted them to,” South Hadley …

UMass looks to bounce back against St. Joseph’s

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

AMHERST— Moments after UMass’ loss at Saint Joseph’s on Jan. 21, junior guard Derrick Gordon said the Minutemen weren’t on the same page and that they needed to be if they were going to right the ship. UMass seemed to find its missing chemistry and bounced back from …

Risky pursuit of Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada underscores Red Sox commitment

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox are all in on Cuba, with their pursuit of acclaimed prospect Yoan Moncada the latest example. Moncada’s representative, David Hastings, said Tuesday he is hopeful the contract with a $31.5 …

Division 4 Girls Basketball: Holyoke Catholic races past Franklin Tech in first-round win

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

HOLYOKE — A slow start could not hold back No. 4 Holyoke Catholic as it knocked out No. 13 Franklin Tech, 39-22, Tuesday in the first round of the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Girls Basketball Tournament at Holyoke Community College. With the win, the Gaels (14-7) will face …

Gateway Regional’s Austin Hermon finishes 10th on giant slalom at state alpine championship

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Gateway Regional senior Austin Hermon had the lone top-10 finish at the state alpine championships, Tuesday at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton. Hermon placed 10th on the boys giant slalom in 51.77 seconds. Hermon’s time of 37.97 seconds in the slalom positioned him outside the top 10. Georgina von …

David Ortiz: ‘My belly hasn’t grown like Panda’

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Big Papi arrived at spring training with a weighty quip about new teammate Pablo Sandoval. “My belly hasn’t grown like Panda,” David Ortiz said Tuesday, joking about new Boston Red Sox teammate Sandoval. Ortiz, …

Loss of PawSox will devastate city, officials say

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — For 40 years, Pawtucket resident Mike Shloul has lived within walking distance of McCoy Stadium, where the PawSox have played home games since 1973. “I felt like somebody died,” Shloul said of hearing the news …

Video shows Aaron Hernandez fiancee’s removing box from home

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FALL RIVER — Prosecutors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez on Tuesday played video surveillance that showed his fiancee removing a trash bag from the home and putting it in a car …