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College athletes wrestle with decision to end spring season

Devin Kellogg watched his roommates’ careers end from their couch.The Northampton graduate and University of Hartford sophomore baseball player lived with four of the team’s 14 seniors: Jackson Olson, Nate Florence, Alex Moconyi and Zach Ardito. They... → Read More

Katelyn Pickunka, Kate Sullivan reflect on Sweet 16 seasons cut short due to COVID-19

Amherst College women’s basketball coach G.P. Gromacki addressed his team in the locker room after their season ended. Unlike any of his previous 12 years, it didn’t follow a postseason loss or national championship victory.The NCAA canceled all... → Read More

Michael Hixon, Gabby Thomas play waiting game with 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Michael Hixon didn’t plan to dive after this summer.Ideally, the Amherst native would qualify for his second straight Olympics, compete in Tokyo in late July then retire to start the MBA program at the University of Michigan in the fall.Now that... → Read More

Springfield company delivers food boxes to your doorstep

SPRINGFIELD — After most restaurants, schools and care facilities close down or scaled back, company president Trevor Emond and his team at Simos Produce brainstormed a solution for both their business and the community.As a wholesaler, Simos... → Read More

Tampa Bay minor leaguer Erik Ostberg home in Northampton after Rays shutter spring training

Erik Ostberg arrived at the Tampa Bay Rays spring training facility early. He knew it was going to be an important preseason camp after battling an injury last summer playing for the Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods.The Northampton native pulled his... → Read More

David Fitch breaks NCAA Division III butterfly record in unofficial meet to close season

David Fitch’s roster page on the Kenyon College athletics website displays tables listing his performances at the 2018 and 2019 NCAA Division III swimming championships. He placed fourth two years ago and won two titles last year. There’s a table... → Read More

Northampton High runners finish what they started

Tim Jacques, Simon LeClair, Tobias L’Esperance and Ben Howe huddled around a table at the McDonald’s on King Street in Northampton.They heard on Wednesday that New Balance Indoor Nationals was canceled and met Thursday to formulate a plan. The... → Read More

Granby senior Nora Young named Naismith Hall of Fame WMass Girls Player of the Year

Nora Young showed Granby girls basketball coach Tom Burke she was special in seventh grade.The Rams were playing at Sci-Tech in a junior varsity game. Young was at the free-throw line with 20 seconds left with her team trailing by one. The Cybercats’... → Read More

MIAA postpones start of spring season to April 27

Following Gov. Charlie Baker’s announcement that schools in Massachusetts will close for at least three weeks, the MIAA announced a delay to the start of the spring sports season Monday.Teams cannot begin practice until April 27. They were going to... → Read More

Granby wrestler Isaiah Mejias finds serenity in the chaos of his art

INDIAN ORCHARD — Isaiah Mejias’ laugh starts in his belly. It rumbles through the back of his throat and jumps an octave. His whole face embraces the high-pitched sound as his eyes squint and his lips pull back into a wide smile.A laugh so cherubic it... → Read More

MIAA cancels winter championships, pushes start of spring season to March 30

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association canceled its winter state championships and pushed the start of spring sports back because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The MIAA Board of Governors voted to cancel basketball and hockey state... → Read More

Western Massachusetts Senior All-Star basketball games canceled because of COVID-19 concerns

The Western Massachusetts Senior All-Star Basketball Games at the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame are canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, multiple sources confirmed.The three games were scheduled for March 19 on the Jerry Colangelo Court of Dreams.... → Read More

Jack Kennedy’s OT goal sends Pope Francis to Super 8 championship

FRAMINGHAM — Jack Kennedy hadn’t scored all year. The Pope Francis sophomore defenseman wasn’t even looking for his own shot as he circled the St. John’s Prep net in overtime of Wednesday’s Super 8 losers bracket final.No potential passes opened up,... → Read More

Amherst College extends ban on fan attendance through NCAA Tournament women’s hockey, women’s basketball games

Fans will once again be excluded from NCAA Tournament games at LeFrak Gymnasium because of COVID-19 virus concerns.Amherst College was selected to host the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 as one of four NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament pods Friday... → Read More

Pope Francis falls to Arlington Catholic in Super 8 winners bracket final

FRAMINGHAM – Pope Francis’ habit of rallying in the third period finally bit the Cardinals.Arlington Catholic had Pope Francis in a two-goal hole to start the third period of Wednesday’s Super 8 winners bracket final at Loring Arena. The Cardinals... → Read More

Division 4 boys basketball: Drury holds on in slugfest with Hopkins Academy

AMHERST — Braeden Tudryn’s cheeks puffed, holding back excitement as he saw Ryan Antes cut free to the basket. No one on Drury noticed as the inbounds play developed.The Blue Devils’ defensive attention locked on Hopkins Academy’s two lethal outside... → Read More

Holyoke girls basketball turns focus to future

SPRINGFIELD — Friday’s 64-41 loss to Central ended the Holyoke girls basketball team’s season in the Western Massachusetts Division 1 Tournament semifinals. It could just as well mark a beginning for the youthful Purple Knights.“We’re proud that we... → Read More

Division 2 girls basketball: No. 8 Pittsfield stuns No. 1 Northampton, 50-49

NORTHAMPTON — Caroline Tanner could only watch.The Northampton senior hunched over at the right block with her hands on her knees as Pittsfield senior Jordyn Lummus held the basketball at the free-throw line.The top-seeded Blue Devils and No. 8... → Read More

MIAA will launch statewide high school tournament system

The landscape for postseason high school tournaments just underwent its biggest change in 40 years.Member schools of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) voted at a special assembly to change the postseason format from... → Read More

WMass girls basketball: Northampton tops Division 2 tournament field again

SPRINGFIELD — The No. 1 seed in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Girls Basketball Tournament and Northampton go hand in hand.The Blue Devils have received the top seed in the tournament every year since they were realigned for the 2018 season, and... → Read More