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The Greater Holyoke YMCA Vikings swim program made history this weekend when it captured the New England championship at MIT. It was the first time Holyoke won the title, which had been awarded to North Shore every year since 2000.

Greater Holyoke YMCA Vikings win first New England championship

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Greater Holyoke YMCA swim team made history and ended a dynasty this weekend at MIT. Greater Holyoke took home its program’s first New England YMCA championship en route to ending the YMCA of the North Shore’s 15-year reign. The Holyoke Y, which trains a large number of local swimmers, finished with 1,667 points across both genders and five age …

Northampton High runners win snowy Northampton Mile

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A pair of Northampton High School runners won the Northampton Mile road race amid snow falling on Saturday. Tim Foldy-Porto completed the 1-mile course in 5 minutes, 11.6 seconds, while Maggie Mahoney was the first female across in 6:01.23. The Northampton Mile benefits the Blue Devils’ cross country and track & field programs …

Locals close hoop careers in Hall of Fame All-Star Game

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Although his team came up short in the Division 2/3/4 Senior All-Star Game Friday night, Cam Earle officially concluded his high school basketball career with yet another outstanding performance. Earle, who drove South Hadley to the WMass Division 2 title, scored a game-high 20 points and was named most valuable player despite his …

Northampton junior Erin Voss shines at Speedo South Sectional Championship

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Erin Voss isn’t a stranger to podiums, but lately, each trip has meant more than just being recognized as the best of the best in the pool. “It’s always a good feeling to win, but in the end, …

Amherst boys 4x800, 4x400 relays named All-American at New Balance Indoor Nationals

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Amherst Regional 4x800-meter relay team wanted to break 8 minutes. Its coach said if things went right it could run 7:50. Running against the fastest teams in the country, the Hurricanes did both and then some at …

High school basketball: Quartet of local stars shine brightest at Senior All-Star Games

Friday, March 13, 2015

Local high school basketball players swept the most outstanding awards Friday night in the IAABO Board 28 Hampshire-Franklin Senior All-Star Games at Frontier Regional. Granby’s Meghan Sullivan (East) and Hampshire’s Lauren Aldrich (West) were named the top players in the girls game. Sullivan led all scorers with 15 …

Sarah Moomaw: Saying goodbye isn’t so tough with a bright future ahead

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The high school basketball season is coming to an end and a majority of teams have said goodbye to their seniors. Watching 1,000-point scorers and multi-year starters depart isn’t easy for coaches, underclassmen or their fans. Even for …

Historic Belchertown runs ends with state Division 2 semifinal loss to Medfield

Thursday, March 12, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Belchertown girls basketball coach Jay Woodcock said anyone could have turned a four-game losing skid entering the postseason into a tournament run with the right attitude, he’s just glad it was his team. Unfortunately, the Orioles’ …

John Leonard nets two but Cathedral falls 4-3 to St. John’s Prep in Super 8 semifinal

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

LOWELL — On Wednesday evening Cathedral forward John Leonard added to his goal and point totals, both of which lead Massachusetts Division 1 high school hockey this season. The Amherst resident and junior forward continued to serve as …

Shooting woes end Hopkins Academy’s Division 4 state title run in semifinals

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

WORCESTER — After guiding the Hopkins Academy boys basketball team to a Western Massachusetts title, coach Angelo Thomas hoped Tuesday night’s loss will prepare his program to win at the state level. The Golden Hawks ran into an …

South Hadley goes cold in 65-58 loss to Marlborough in state Division 2 semifinal

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Cam Earle stood at the free-throw line with just over two minutes remaining Tuesday in the state Division 2 semifinal against Marlborough. The Panthers had cut the Tigers’ lead down to one, but the South Hadley …

Belchertown girls basketball team looking to raise the bar in state semifinal

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Belchertown girls basketball team has given future squads something to strive for after claiming the school’s first Western Massachusetts basketball championship on Saturday. On Wednesday, the Orioles can push the bar higher with a Division 2 state …

Hopkins Academy (Division 4), South Hadley (Division 2) set for state semifinals

Monday, March 9, 2015

AMHERST — Following Hopkins Academy’s first sectional boys basketball championship since 1999, senior Zach Kelley said, “Finishing the season off like that is great.” He was immediately cut off by his coach. “Excuse me? Finishing off the season?” …