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Granby players Isabelle Sheperd, center, and Kate Sullivan, right, defend Molly Cleveland, of Athol, during the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament semifinals Tuesday at Curry Hicks Cage.

Granby breaks through to finals, beats Athol 54-43 in Division 3 semis

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

AMHERST — Senior Meghan Sullivan and the Granby girls basketball team played at the Curry Hicks Cage the past two seasons, but walked off the floor each time with a sectional semifinal loss. Facing an Athol team with four senior starters, Sullivan helped guide a Rams team with two sophomore and two freshman starters to the next level. With its typical strong defensive performance, Granby reached the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament final with a 54-43 victory Tuesday night. “This is incredible, it’s been my goal since the eighth grade,” Sullivan said. “I’ve been to the Cage now three straight years and it’s the first …

Hoosac Valley KOs South Hadley in Division 3 girls semifinal

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

AMHERST — After a late first-half push, sloppy play and a scoring drought got the best of the South Hadley girls basketball team, as Hoosac Valley earned a 54-45 win in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament semifinals at UMass’ Curry Hicks Cage on Tuesday night. “Too many turnovers, we missed a couple …

Matt Vautour: Memories stir as a Roe shines at the Cage

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

AMHERST When he arrived in Massachusetts, Sam’i Roe knew his father had been a good player in college, but he didn’t quite grasp the magnitude of the love affair western Massachusetts had with his father, Lou Roe, during his days at UMass. But since he moved to Hadley from New Jersey, plenty of …

Busy Wednesday for Williston as it hosts three NEPSAC quarterfinals

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Williston-Northampton School will send three teams into NEPSAC postseason tournaments on Wednesday, as boys basketball, girls basketball and girls ice hockey host quarterfinal games. The No. 2-seeded boys basketball team (20-3) hosts No. 7 Phillips Exeter (14-9) in a Class A tilt at 5:45 p.m. Williston defeated …

Panel votes down measure to void transgender athletes policy

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. — A measure that would have required transgender students to use the sex on their birth certificates to determine the sports team they played on was defeated by a South Dakota Senate committee Tuesday, but another bill on the issue is being considered later this week. …

Hopkins Academy clamps down on Turners Falls, advances to WMass Division 4 final

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

AMHERST — The Hopkins Academy boys basketball team had an eight-point lead but took firm control of the game without adding points on the board. The second-seeded Golden Hawks, led by Joe Yusko, Zach Kelley and Jon Morrison, …

Amherst Regional beats Chicopee 73-63, advances to WMass Division 1 final

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The two games during the regular season between the league rival Amherst Regional and Chicopee boys basketball teams were both blowouts. It appeared their Western Massachusetts Division 1 semifinal rubber match would be decided late in …

Quaboag too much for Hopkins in girls basketball Division 4 semifinal

Monday, March 2, 2015

AMHERST — Every game is a learning experience and for the Hopkins Academy girls basketball team, the toughest of the season was at the Curry Hicks Cage on Monday. The No. 5 Golden Hawks were not able to …

All-State Wrestling: Quartet qualifies for regionals

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Four local wrestlers qualified for the New England Tournament based on their performance over the weekend at the All-State meet in Salem, but only one wrestled for a title Saturday. Hampshire Regional’s Brandon Weyant came up a match short of an all-state championship, losing 9-2 in the 160-pound …

Weekend prep schools: Ross helps lead Williston boys hoop to 20th win

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Jake Ross of Northampton scored 14 points to pace a quartet of players in double figures for the Williston Northampton boys basketball team in a 64-37 win over Kingswood-Oxford Saturday in West Hartford. Jake Wisniewski had 13 points, Ryan Richmond 11 and Chris Hudson 10 for the Wildcats …

Division 3A hockey: Amherst comeback falls short in 5-3 semifinal loss to Chicopee Comp

Saturday, February 28, 2015

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Suddenly, the Amherst Regional bench, which had been quiet as a church mouse for the first half of the game, came alive. A pair of goals in a span of 63 seconds and another with …

Area brief

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Northampton NORTHAMPTON MILE: Registration is open for the 2015 Northampton Mile to benefit the high school track and field and cross country teams. The race will begin at 10:30 a.m. March 21 on Gothic Street downtown. Awards will be presented to male and female age groups, and there …

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 …