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Bay State Games: Franklin County contingent powering West softball team into gold medal game (PHOTOS)
07-12-2023 5:22 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

DEVENS – Madison Liimatainen has hit more than her fair share of home runs for Turners Falls and various travel and club softball teams. Never one like the one that cleared the Willard Field fence Wednesday, though.In the first of two Bay State Games...


PHOTO: Biking buddies
06-12-2023 3:41 PM


Frontier baseball falls to Ayer-Shirley in MIAA Div. 5 quarterfinals
06-11-2023 7:52 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

AYER — Going into the season, the Frontier baseball team set three goals for its squad – win the league, win a Western Mass. title and win at least a couple of games in the state tournament.The Redhawks were able to check all of those goals off over...


Brady Poreda smacks game-winning hit as No. 14 Frontier takes down No. 3 Oxford in extra innings to advance to Div. 5 quarterfinals (PHOTOS)
06-07-2023 8:24 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

OXFORD – The Frontier baseball team won’t pinch hit for Brady Poreda again.The freshman No. 9 hole hitter plunged the dagger into No. 3 Oxford to send the No. 14 Redhawks to the MIAA Division 5 quarterfinals on the road Wednesday.After Frontier coach...


Scholarship funds, nonprofits boosted by Bernardston golf tournaments
05-30-2023 1:12 PM

By DOMENIC POLI and CHRIS LARABEE

BERNARDSTON — The Knights of Columbus charity golf tournament had roughly 40 players when it was established. Now, in its 10th year, the event booked the maximum of 144 golfers in mid-February.The tournament, held at the Crumpin-Fox Club by the Lt....


Class C boys volleyball: Top-seeded Frontier rolls past Ware, back into WMass final (PHOTOS)
05-24-2023 8:34 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

SOUTH DEERFIELD – Scoring points or winning sets brought no comfort to the top-seeded Frontier Regional boys volleyball team against Ware in Wednesday’s Western Massachusetts Class C semifinal.The Redhawks coaching staff regularly reminded them to not...


Baseball: Liam Skribiski-Banack’s huge day propels Frontier past Hopkins, 7-1 (PHOTOS)
05-04-2023 8:17 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

HADLEY – Vengeful thunder rang out from Liam Skribiski-Banack’s bat every time he made contact.The Frontier Regional baseball captain woke up with a “fire lit in [his] belly” Thursday morning ahead of the Redhawks’ second meeting with Hopkins Academy....


Lauren Morse notches 100th career hit as Easthampton softball blanks Turners Falls (PHOTOS)
04-07-2023 9:09 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

EASTHAMPTON — Just a couple of months ago, Lauren Morse was making history with the girls basketball team, sinking her 1,000th point in front of a packed home crowd.On a chilly Friday afternoon, she added her name to the history books again with her...


Bill targets abusive coaching, toxic school sports cultures
04-04-2023 10:31 AM

By COLIN A. YOUNG

BOSTON — Two Newton lawmakers are hoping to begin to stamp out abusive coaching practices and the toxic culture of some middle and high school sports teams with a piece of legislation that would help districts emphasize self-awareness, self-control,...


Softball: Easthampton uses big inning to down Frontier
03-31-2023 8:55 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Easthampton just needed some time to warm up.The Eagles softball team trailed Frontier Regional by two runs after three innings during Friday’s season opener. Cloudy skies and temperatures in the 40s necessitated jackets.Then Lauren...


Former North Quabbin couple inducted into Shooting Dog Association’s Hall of Fame
03-25-2023 1:00 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Margaret Drew was afraid of dogs when she married her husband, Earl, in 1964.But something had to give after their Orange home was burglarized, with the culprit making off with food and guns. So the two got a four-legged security guard for protection...


Women’s basketball: Transylvania holds off Smith College in D3 Final Four, 76-65 (PHOTOS)
03-19-2023 11:45 AM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

HARTFORD, Conn. – With 1 minute, 13 seconds remaining in the game, the Smith College basketball team was down but not out. Trailing 72-65, the Pioneers were starting to see some momentum swing their way. Ally Yamada and Jane Loo hit a pair of triples...


How Smith College basketball built a D3 Final Four contender
03-17-2023 4:00 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

The line wrapped around Smith College’s Indoor Track & Tennis complex an hour before tipoff. Smith athletic director Kristen Hughes’ phone lit up with a text, “It’s like a Rihanna concert out here.”Ainsworth Gymnasium holds roughly 500 people, and the...


Women’s hockey: Explosive third period pushes Amherst College past Colby, into D3 Frozen Four
03-11-2023 9:53 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

AMHERST – Forty minutes into the NCAA Division 3 women’s hockey quarterfinal between Amherst College and Colby, both sides were a little on edge. The first two periods had been a goaltender’s duel, with Amherst’s Natalie Stott and Colby’s Paige...


Smith College basketball team relishing role as No. 1 seed in NCAA Div. 3 tourney
03-02-2023 3:25 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Receiving the NCAA tournament’s No. 1 overall seed shocked the Smith College basketball team, but it won’t overwhelm the Pioneers.Smith has reached two straight NCAA Division 3 Sweet 16s and won three consecutive NEWMAC titles.“I don’t think it adds...


Boston Bruins honor two Northfield veterans
02-24-2023 2:22 PM

The Boston Bruins recently honored two Northfield combat veterans with their 8-Spoked Salute. At two games in November they honored Jim Whitcomb, a veteran of three tours of duty in Vietnam and Frank Froment, a veteran of the war in Iraq with 37 years...


UMass basketball: Minutemen on the mend ahead of showdown at ascendant Fordham
02-07-2023 7:37 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

The joke online used to be “Fordham’s too high” whenever the Atlantic 10 preseason polls came out when the Rams were inevitably picked at the bottom of the league. Now Fordham, UMass’ next opponent, is too high for the rest of the league’s liking. The...


Boys basketball: Frontier hands Hopkins Academy 1st loss of the season
01-31-2023 8:01 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

SOUTH DEERFIELD – Monday night’s matchup between the undefeated Hopkins boys basketball team and a Frontier side plagued by injury and illness seemed destined for another Golden Hawks victory. Hopkins had already bested Frontier once earlier in the...


Off to the races: Sports betting kicks off at MGM in Springfield
01-31-2023 6:56 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

SPRINGFIELD — Mayor Domenic Sarno made history at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning when he put $50 on the Philadelphia Eagles as they square off Feb. 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 57 in Glendale, Arizona.The Springfield mayor’s wager at...


Locals keying impressive starts for Pope Francis girls, boys hockey teams
01-31-2023 5:41 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

It can be hard for any new program to get off the ground during the early stages. There’s a lot that goes into creating a team — finding the right coaches, developing enough chemistry together, getting used to the grind of practice and games.But in...

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