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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...

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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...


UMass basketball: Second half rally against VCU a microcosm of the season as Minutemen never threw in the towel
03-14-2024 7:01 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – A year removed from the worst loss in its Atlantic 10 conference tournament history, the UMass men’s basketball team stared another one directly in the face halfway through Thursday’s Atlantic 10 quarterfinal at Barclays Center.From a...


More than ‘a three hour tour:’ Greenfield hockey team preparing for Thursday’s state tourney journey to Martha’s Vineyard
02-27-2024 5:39 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

Game postponed due to high wind advisory.Welcome to life in the state tournament.Such is the case for the Greenfield hockey team, which had its MIAA Division 4 state playoff game Wednesday at Martha's Vineyard postponed until Thursday due to expected...


High school basketball: Pioneer girls, Mahar boys eyeing Western Mass. titles
02-23-2024 4:59 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

It’s Championship Saturday for two local high school basketball programs.The Pioneer girls and Mahar boys will look to add some hardware on Saturday when they both take the floor to play in Western Massachusetts championship games.The Panthers get a...


Girls basketball: Greenfield’s Amber Bergeron becomes 8th player in school history to score 1,000th point (PHOTOS)
02-22-2024 7:48 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

GREENFIELD — Silence overcame Nichols Gymnasium with 32.4 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of Thursday’s Greenfield-Drury girls basketball game. The result was no longer in doubt, the visiting Blue Devils ahead by 15 points and headed toward an...


Class B hockey: Greenfield’s bid for 4-peat halted by Taconic in semifinal round
02-21-2024 9:00 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

WEST SPRINGFIELD — After winning three consecutive Western Massachusetts titles, the Greenfield hockey team has found itself as the target of teams across the region.Taconic, which lost in the finals of two of those three championships, was finally...


Five local wrestlers still alive after Day 1 of MIAA Division 3 Championships
02-16-2024 7:36 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

Five local wrestlers are still in the mix at the MIAA Division 3 Wrestling Championships.Brackets were wrestled down to the semifinal round and consolation round of four after Day 1 action on Friday at Wakefield Memorial High School. Day 2 action...


PVIAC basketball: Mahar boys earn No. 1 seed in Class C field
02-16-2024 4:48 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

The basketball postseason is upon us.The PVIAC released brackets for next week’s sectional tournaments on Friday, and the majority of Franklin County high school programs found their way into the postseason fields.Four local boys’ teams and five...


UMass basketball: Minutemen hold off Rhode Island despite free throw woes 81-79
02-11-2024 5:20 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

It seems that no matter what happens during a UMass men’s basketball game, all roads lead to a photo finish in the end.Such was again the case on Sunday at the Mullins Center in Amherst.The Minutemen trailed Rhode Island for almost the entire first...


Boys basketball: With Pioneer’s Scott Thayer the newest 300-win member, digging deeper into all-time Franklin County coaching list
01-08-2024 5:41 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

When Pioneer’s Scott Thayer reached the 300-win mark last week in the Panthers’ victory over Mount Greylock, he joined elite company among Recorder area boys basketball coaches.Thayer became just the fifth boys basketball coach in the area to topple...


Boys basketball: Pioneer routs Mount Greylock, gives coach Scott Thayer career win No. 300 (PHOTOS)
01-02-2024 9:00 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

NORTHFIELD — Another dominant win by the Pioneer boys basketball team was a milestone one for head coach Scott Thayer.The Panthers’ 72-25 victory over visiting Mount Greylock at Messer Gymnasium on Tuesday night was win No. 300 in Thayer’s coaching...


High schools: Third-period penalties doom Greenfield hockey team in 5-3 loss to Gardner (PHOTOS)
12-27-2023 8:47 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

HOLYOKE – Penalties can often make the difference in high school hockey.Such was the case for Greenfield on Wednesday night.The Green Wave led 3-2 in the third period against Gardner during the semifinal round of the Chicopee Winter Classic at...


High school basketball: Turners Falls girls, Mohawk Trail boys won’t have varsity teams this winter
12-01-2023 5:02 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

As the high school hardwood season prepares for opening night on Thursday, a pair of Franklin County schools will not be sponsoring varsity programs this winter.Turners Falls High School will not compete as a girls varsity program this winter, same...


With Delaware set to join Conference USA, UMass once again in the conference alignment discussion
11-27-2023 5:06 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

Following Saturday’s 31-18 loss to Connecticut, the UMass football team’s 2023 season officially came to its conclusion. It’s a big offseason for the Minutemen, and work has begun immediately in hopes of continuing to build a program that finished 3-9...


Div. 4 field hockey: Sutton rallies from early deficit, edges Frontier 2-1 in state quarterfinals (PHOTOS)
11-11-2023 3:25 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

SUTTON – The Frontier field hockey team shot out of the gates like a rocket for the opening 10 minutes of Saturday’s MIAA Division 4 quarterfinal. The 12th-seeded Redhawks had a lead, and looked primed for more.But No. 4 Sutton didn’t let in a second...


MIAA tourneys: Ashley Taylor’s double overtime goal lifts Frontier field hockey past Joseph Case, into state quarterfinals
11-08-2023 5:39 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

With a penalty shootout looming in hostile territory, Ashley Taylor and the Frontier field hockey team took matters into their own hands on Wednesday.Taylor buried the game-winning goal with just three minutes remaining in double overtime, lifting the...


Class C field hockey: Grace Laurie nets hat trick as Greenfield blanks Turners Falls, 7-0 (PHOTOS)
10-27-2023 6:22 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

GREENFIELD — Clinging to just a one-goal lead at halftime, the Greenfield field hockey team kicked things into overdrive over the final 30 minutes on Friday.The second-seeded Green Wave tallied six goals in the second half, including three in a span...


UMass basketball: Minutewomen picked 11th in Atlantic 10 Conference preseason poll
10-26-2023 3:26 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

A lot has changed for the UMass women’s basketball team since they last took the court on March 20 — an 89-87 loss to Harvard in the second round of the WNIT.Head coach Tory Verdi left to take the job at Pittsburgh, and Mike Leflar was elevated to the...


High schools: Turners Falls (Class D), Frontier (Class B) punch WMass volleyball title-match tickets
10-25-2023 10:56 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

TURNERS FALLS — Pushed late in the third set, the Turners Falls volleyball team rose to the occasion Wednesday night to sew up a spot in the Western Mass. Class D championship.Third-seeded Mohawk Trail came charging back late, looking to extend the...


Country Club of Greenfield goes for 4th straight title as Franklin Cup returns for 24th edition
10-05-2023 2:47 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

While the United States was unable to spring the road Ryder Cup victory in Italy last weekend, the Country Club of Greenfield will be looking to do just that – and win their fourth straight tournament – when the 24th annual Franklin Cup takes place...

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