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JERREY ROBERTS
Nathan Zayas, right, of South Hadley, hugs Griffin Fitzell after their team's win against Pittsfield in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament semifinal Thursday at Curry Hicks Cage.

South Hadley books trip to WMass Division 2 finals with 62-50 win over Pittsfield

Thursday, March 5, 2015

AMHERST — The South Hadley boys basketball team couldn’t contain itself following its Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament semifinal against Pittsfield. The Tigers’ locker room went from a room full of teenagers to a collection of preschoolers singing a show tune: “We’re going on a trip in our favorite rocket ship, zooming through the sky ... Little Einsteins.” If the …

Belchertown wins overtime thriller, beating defending champ Longmeadow in Division 2 girls semifinal

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

AMHERST — On Tuesday, Belchertown girls basketball players sat tucked into the stands of the Curry Hicks Cage at UMass. The Orioles were on a scouting mission, not of their opponent for Wednesday’s Western Massachusetts Division 2 semifinal game, but for the Cage’s atmosphere and a possible sectional final matchup. Almost exactly 24 …

Wahconah knocks off top-seeded Hampshire, 53-48, in Division 3 semifinals

Thursday, March 5, 2015

AMHERST — A season of promise for the Hampshire Regional boys basketball team came to a crashing halt on Wednesday. The top-seeded Raiders had no answer for No. 4 Wahconah’s second big run and fell 53-48 in a Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament semifinal at Curry Hicks Cage. “We’re extremely disappointed,” Hampshire coach …

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 …

Division 3 Girls Basketball: Marley Medina, No. 5 South Hadley sink No 4 Hampshire in overtime

Saturday, February 28, 2015

WESTHAMPTON — South Hadley sophomore Marley Medina didn’t let the pressure of the postseason get to her as the Tigers season hung in limbo. She and the Tigers had clawed their way to a lead only to watch the No. 4 Hampshire Regional girls basketball team force overtime. …

Division 2 Girls Basketball: Belchertown breaks through to semis, beats Ludlow 52-35

Friday, February 27, 2015

LUDLOW — For three consecutive seasons, the Belchertown girls basketball team saw its season end in the quarterfinal round of the sectional tournament. With their seniors having one final shot to play at the Curry Hicks Cage, the Orioles put an emphatic stop to that trend Friday night. …

Division 1 Girls Basketball: No. 3 Northampton bows out with 51-44 loss to No. 6 Chicopee Comp

Friday, February 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — In the eight Chicopee Comp games that Northampton girls basketball coach Perry Messer watched on video to prepare for his team’s Western Massachusetts Division I Tournament quarterfinal, he saw very little to make him fear the Colts’ outside shooting. But he and his Blue Devils saw …

Division 3 Girls Basketball: Undefeated Granby gets past Monument, 64-56, in quarterfinals

Friday, February 27, 2015

GRANBY — The Granby girls basketball team’s undefeated season continues. The Rams defeated No. 7 Monument Mountain, 64-56, in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament quarterfinals on Friday night. No. 2 Granby (21-0) will face No. 6 Athol (18-4) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the semifinals at the …

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 Sailer to a first-place finish in 7 minutes, 53.85 seconds to win at …

Division 3 Boys Basketball: Top-seeded Hampshire shuts down rival Easthampton to reach semifinals

Thursday, February 26, 2015

WESTHAMPTON — There were a number of motivational points for the Hampshire Regional boys basketball team going into its Western Massachusetts Division 3 quarterfinal against Easthampton Thursday night. With their 77-56 victory, the Raiders avenged last season’s postseason …