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Greenfield hockey’s Jake Jurek, Shawn Baumann take home Bessone Awards

03-27-2024 4:29 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

The 2024 Amo Bessone Western Mass. High School Hockey Awards were announced earlier this week, and a pair of Greenfield players were honored for their outstanding seasons on the ice.Green Wave junior forward Jake Jurek was one of two players to...


On The Ridge with Joe Judd: A call to the creator

03-27-2024 2:34 PM

As opening day of the 2024 turkey hunting season slowly approaches, I found myself wandering into my den looking over my collection of turkey calls while reaching for certain ones that have meant something to me over the years. Now, this yearly...


Bulletin board: Frontier baseball ‘Ham Slam Raffle’ this Friday

03-26-2024 5:28 PM

The Frontier Regional baseball team will hold its sixth annual ‘Ham Slam Raffle’ this Friday, March 29 at the South Deerfield Polish Club.The Redhawks’ raffle will begin at 6 p.m., and raffle rounds include prizes from local businesses like...


UMass football: Minutemen back to work, ‘good feeling to be back’ for Don Brown as spring practice opens

03-26-2024 5:18 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Prior to the UMass football team’s first spring practice of the season on Tuesday morning, head coach Don Brown addressed his team regarding the Minutemen’s current standing with the Mid-American Conference.Brown looked at his players and...


UMass basketball: Minutemen’s Jaylen Curry, Daniel Hankins-Sanford agree to NIL deals with The Massachusetts Collective

03-26-2024 5:02 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Within the last two days, the UMass men’s basketball team received big news regarding two of its student-athletes.Freshman guard Jaylen Curry and sophomore forward Daniel Hankins-Sanford each signed NIL deals with The Massachusetts...


UMass hockey: Breaking down the four teams (Denver, Maine, Cornell, UMass) in the Springfield Regional

03-26-2024 4:54 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

SPRINGFIELD — For the first time ever, Springfield will serve as a regional host for the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament this week.The MassMutual Center will play host to Denver, Maine, Cornell and UMass in a four-team regional with a spot...


UMass hockey: Minutemen earn at-large selection to NCAA tourney, will play Denver at MassMutual Center in Springfield

03-24-2024 6:48 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

The UMass hockey team is dancing.The Minutemen got in just under the wire when they were selected for the NCAA Division 1 Tournament. UMass earned a spot in the 16-team field as the final at-large pick when the brackets were released during the...


Boston College scores four goals in second, three in third to roll past UMass, 8-1, in Hockey East semifinals

03-22-2024 7:53 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

BOSTON — After scoring a pair of goals in the opening five minutes of its Hockey East Playoff quarterfinal game against Providence, the Massachusetts hockey team knew it needed another fast start against top-seeded Boston College in the semifinals at...


Keeping Score with Chip Ainsworth: Baseball season is upon us

03-22-2024 2:01 PM

Good morning!On March 9 the Washington Nationals played the Houston Astros at CACTI Park of the Palm Beaches. Named for a hard seltzer, the 7,700-seat spring training facility has housed the Nationals and Astros since it opened seven years ago.It is...


Seniors shine at Hall of Fame All-Star Game in Springfield (PHOTOS)

03-22-2024 10:10 AM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

SPRINGFIELD — Seniors from across Western Mass. gathered at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday night to play one last game at the court inside the Hall itself. With a constant DJ, lights and photos of basketball legends...


UMass Basketball: Keon Thompson enters transfer portal

03-21-2024 8:42 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — The UMass men’s basketball team is down another crucial piece from this year’s team.Keon Thompson, the Minutemen’s starting point guard, entered the transfer portal on Thursday morning, per several reports. The sophomore floor general...


UMass hockey: Minutemen primed for top-seeded Boston College with spot in Hockey East finals on the line

03-21-2024 1:16 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

For the third time in four years, the Massachusetts hockey team finds itself at TD Garden in Boston with a chance to capture a Hockey East championship. Before the Minutemen can begin thinking about lifting the title for the third time in the last...


Breaking down the financial implications for UMass athletics after move to the Mid-American Conference

03-19-2024 6:20 PM

CONNOR PIGNATELLO

When UMass joins the Mid-American Conference for the 2025-26 academic year, athletic director Ryan Bamford expects the school will bring in more revenue than it did when competing in the Atlantic 10.“This will allow us to grow our revenues to the...


Bulletin Board: Quartet of Greenfield players earn Wright Division All-League selections; Shawn Baumann named Rookie of Year

03-19-2024 5:47 PM

The PVIAC released its All-League hockey selections from each league this week, with a number of Greenfield players selected for accolades in the Wright Division. The Green Wave — which went an unblemished 8-0 in league play to take home the Wright...


Bernardston’s George Miller chosen as IAABO Board 28’s Tom Cove Award winner for long-lasting impact on the game of basketball

03-19-2024 5:07 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

If you made the trip to Tsongas Center in Lowell for an MIAA state championship basketball game over the weekend, there was a familiar voice booming over the loud speaker throughout the arena.That would be the voice of George Miller, a Bernardston...


Two Amhersts? UMass, Buffalo eyeing potential rivalry in MAC

03-19-2024 4:09 PM

CONNOR PIGNATELLO

Amherst versus… Amherst?They say yes.With UMass’s entrance into the Mid-American Conference for the 2025-26 academic year, the Minutemen are going to need some new rivals. And the athletic directors at UMass and Buffalo are already working on...


Local bulletin: Greenfield's Gianna Conte named MASCAC Pitcher of the Week at Westfield State

03-18-2024 5:34 PM

Westfield State University’s Gianna Conte was dealing in the circle this past week.Conte, a Greenfield High School alum, made six pitching appearances for the Owls on a spring trip in Naples, Fla., finishing up with a 3-1 record. Conte had a 3.55 ERA...


Big winters from Frontier’s Jocelyn Antes, Franklin Tech’s Mia Marigliano helping the growth of girls wrestling in Franklin County

03-18-2024 5:24 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

The first New England Interscholastic Girls Wrestling Championship was a success, and local wrestling coaches hope the event will continue to grow in the years ahead.Frontier’s Jocelyn Antes and Franklin Tech’s Mia Marigliano qualified and competed in...


UMass basketball: Josh Cohen, Robert Davis Jr. first Minutemen to enter transfer portal

03-18-2024 4:52 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — One of the first dominoes to fall is a massive one for the UMass men’s basketball team.Minutemen forward Josh Cohen has entered the transfer portal, ESPN’s Jeff Borzello reported late Monday morning. The 6-foot-10 senior has one year of...


UMass basketball: Minutewomen’s two leading scorers Alexsia Rose, Kristin Williams headed to transfer portal

03-18-2024 4:48 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — As of Monday afternoon, two UMass women’s basketball guards have entered the transfer portal looking to take their talents elsewhere.Senior Alexsia Rose and junior Kristin Williams have hit the portal following a disappointing 5-27...



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