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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 …

Division 1 Boys Basketball: Devonte’ McCall, Amherst snack on Holyoke in 76-53 quarterfinal victory

Thursday, February 26, 2015

AMHERST — During his first break from the game Thursday, Devonte’ McCall turned around on the bench and reached for a large bag of Skittles. The Amherst Regional junior ripped it open, grabbed a handful and tasted the rainbow with 2 minutes, 36 seconds left in the third …

Wednesday prep roundup: Jake Ross scores 30 to power Williston boys hoop

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Northampton’s Jake Ross scored 30 points to lead the Williston boys basketball team to a 68-53 win at Westminster Wednesday. Ryan Richmond added 12 points for the Wildcats (18-3). Girls basketball Williston 57, Miss Porters 19 — Natalia Baum scored 15 points and Gracie Simpson (South Hadley) added …

Belchertown shut out by Wahconah in 3A hockey quarterfinals

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Belchertown hockey team had not been shut out in over two years and averaged well over four goals per game during the regular season. But the high-powered Orioles were thoroughly frustrated by Wahconah Regional …

Amherst Regional hockey shuts out Mount Everett, advances to 3A semifinals

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Amherst Regional hockey team wasn’t pleased with its No. 3 seed for the Western Massachusetts Division 3A Tournament. The top two seeds received a bye into the semifinals. But for a team with no …

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 …

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 …

Division 4 boys basketball: Granby runs past McCann Tech

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

GRANBY — Sixth-seeded Granby mowed over No. 11 McCann Tech 60-41 in the first round of the Western Massachusetts Division 4 boys basketball tournament Monday night. The Rams (12-9) will go on to face No. 3 Turners Falls Thursday night at Turners Falls High School. The Rams controlled …