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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Williston boys hoop top Exeter, girls fall to Promfet in NEPSAC tournament

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — A strong second half from Jake Ross led the Williston boys basketball team to a 61-56 win over No. 7 Phillips Exeter Academy in the NEPSAC Class A tournament quarterfinals Wednesday night. “It was a great playoff atmosphere,” Williston coach Mike Shelton said. “We knew that …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …