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Northampton’s Mark Simeone among newest inductee class in Western Massachusetts Baseball Hall of Fame
03-11-2024 4:04 PM


It’s been an eventful couple of weeks for Mark Simeone.The Northampton native has been racking up the honors and accolades, highlighted by last week’s induction into the Western Massachusetts Baseball Hall of Fame.Simeone, who grew up in Northampton...

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Briefs: ‘On The Run’ columnist John Stifler among the Western Mass. Runners’ Hall of Fame Class of 2024
01-16-2024 2:08 PM

Another talented class of runners will be inducted into the Western Mass Runners’ Hall of Fame in March.The WMRHOF’s Board of Directors announced the inductees for the third class to enter the hall this week, with induction set for March 8 at the...

Longtime Amherst College basketball coach Dave Hixon belonged in every room at Basketball Hall of Fame induction
08-13-2023 12:00 PM


SPRINGFIELD — John Calipari wrapped an arm around Dave Hixon as he introduced the longtime Amherst College men’s basketball coach to Michigan State coach Tom Izzo.Their time in Amherst overlapped when Calipari was at UMass. Hixon coached at Amherst...

‘More than I could have imagined’: Longtime Amherst College basketball coach Dave Hixon inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame
08-13-2023 10:29 AM


SPRINGFIELD — Basketball gave Dave Hixon everything he could ask for. When the longtime Amherst College men’s coach retired in 2020, his former players and friends made him an hour and a half long video thanking him for his impact on their lives.“I...

Dave Hixon’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction blazes a trail for D3 coaches
08-11-2023 5:42 PM


UNCASVILLE, Connecticut — Being on a poster with Manu Ginobli gave Dave Hixon a kick.The longtime Amherst College men’s basketball coach was nominated for induction to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame last year. Even with his 826 career...

‘A model of mentorship’: David Hixon’s coaching tree extends far and wide
08-09-2023 5:12 PM


The Amherst College men’s basketball coaches’ office door swung open. Then-assistant Matt Goldsmith felt the timing inopportune.He, David Hixon and the rest of the staff were elbows deep in preparing for a massive weekend of games against rivals...

Hall of Famer David Hixon’s Western Mass basketball camp shaped generations of Pioneer Valley hoopers
08-08-2023 4:44 PM


Rumors of The Shot circulated as early as Monday’s arrival, a tradition deeply rooted at Dave Hixon’s Western Mass Basketball Camp at Amherst College.On Friday, the camp’s final day, all of the coaches gathered the campers. Each coach and counselor...

Top on-court moments from David Hixon’s Hall of Fame career coaching Amherst basketball
08-07-2023 7:29 PM


Dave Hixon always wore a suit to Amherst College’s men’s basketball games but never coached in it. He walked out of the locker room to cheers in LeFrak Gymnasium and banter on the road, shook his counterpart’s hand and chatted during shootaround. Once...

John Calipari and Jim Calhoun will present Amherst College’s Dave Hixon during Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony
07-12-2023 6:21 PM


Two New England basketball coaching legends will welcome one of their own to the hall of fame.Three-time national champion longtime UConn coach Jim Calhoun and former UMass coach John Calipari, now at Kentucky, will present Amherst College’s Dave...

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Smith College reach partnership in honoring legacy of pioneer Senda Berenson
05-05-2023 4:25 PM


NORTHAMPTON — For more than 130 years, Smith College has been the beating heart of women’s basketball.The institution is widely known as the birthplace of the women’s game, and physical education teacher Senda Berenson is specifically credited with...

Inaugural class to be inducted into Easthampton High School athletic hall of fame
04-12-2022 6:52 PM


EASTHAMPTON — Seven student-athletes and one team will be recognized at the inaugural induction ceremony for Easthampton’s first high school athletic hall of fame this June.The ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. at...

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