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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 …

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 …

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 …