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Golden Hawks baseball run ends at Div. 5 state final

06-21-2023 7:45 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

WORCESTER — Bourne’s bats built a bridge too far for Hopkins Academy.The No. 9 seed Golden Hawks rallied in nearly every game of the state tournament but couldn’t make it all the way back against the No. 2 Canalmen in the MIAA Division 5 championship...


Turners softball holds off Hopkins comeback to reach Div. 5 state final (PHOTOS)

06-15-2023 10:57 AM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

WESTFIELD — The Turners Falls softball team is back in a familiar position. The Thunder entered Tuesday’s MIAA Div. 5 semifinal against Hopkins looking to keep their season alive as they seek an 11th state championship in program history, but the No....


Class D softball: Hopkins reaches 1st WMass final since 2005, falls to powerhouse Turners Falls

06-08-2023 11:09 AM

By HANNAH BEVIS

WESTFIELD — For Turners Falls pitcher Madi Liimatainen, the Western Mass. Class D final on May 30 was everything she wanted and more. The sophomore struck out eight batters and allowed just two hits in an 8-1 victory over No. 2 Hopkins, returning the...


Frontier wins WMass Class C championship over Smith Voc

06-08-2023 11:08 AM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

GREENFIELD — The Rooster hummed a song of victory in his head while staring defeat in the eyes.Frontier Regional junior Wyatt Edes, nicknamed after the barnyard crower for his flowing red locks and crimson goatee, stood in the Veterans Field batter’s...


Boys tennis: Dragons take down Lenox to secure PVCICS’ 1st-ever Western Mass. championship (PHOTOS)

06-01-2023 6:16 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Teddy Scott noticed the dust in the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School trophy case.The runner up trophy from last season’s Western Massachusetts Class C boys tennis final loss against Lee also caught his eye. Scott...


2022-23 Gazette Boys Indoor Track Athlete of the Year: David Pinero-Jacome, Amherst

05-01-2023 11:17 AM

By HANNAH BEVIS

Winning a state title isn’t just about talent and hard work — though that certainly plays a large part of it.For Amherst junior David Pinero-Jacome and his coach Bob Rosen, it was also about planning.The two spent the season experimenting with...


2022-23 Gazette Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Tessa Kawall, Amherst

04-20-2023 3:17 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

Tessa Kawall has always been a supremely talented basketball player — Amherst head coach Ralph Loos often calls her a “freak” when talking about her athletic ability. But until somewhat recently, Kawall could sometimes let her emotions get the best of...


UMass basketball: Mike Leflar introduced as new Minutewomen head coach

04-20-2023 3:14 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

AMHERST — There wasn’t an empty seat inside a packed Massachusetts room at the Mullins Center last Wednesday afternoon. It seemed as though the entire UMass athletics department had turned out for new women’s basketball coach Mike Leflar’s...


UMass notebook: Sam Breen named 2023 Becky Hammon Mid-Major Player Of The Year

04-05-2023 7:48 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Add one more jewel to Queen Breen’s crown.UMass graduate student forward Sam Breen was named the 2023 Becky Hammon Mid-Major Player Of The Year on Wednesday, becoming the fourth winner in the award’s history and first Minutewoman.“I am super blessed...


Girls basketball: Central takes down Amherst in Class A final, 61-47 (PHOTOS)

03-02-2023 9:06 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

WESTFIELD — Blood pooled in the cut on Audrey Bowen’s lower lip.She and the Amherst Regional girls basketball team took a punch against Springfield Central in the Western Massachusetts Class A championship game Saturday.The defending champion Golden...


D2 girls state swimming & diving: Amherst collects 2nd-place trophy

02-23-2023 8:46 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

CAMBRIDGE — Lucy Smith placed one hand on fellow Amherst Regional senior Deborah Wells’ back, said, “I’ve got something for you.”She handed over the MIAA Division 2 Girls Swimming state finalist trophy she’d held since the Hurricanes received it to...


Amherst’s Tamar Byl-Brann named Daily Hampshire Gazette’s Girls Cross Country Athlete of the Year

01-02-2023 11:29 AM

By HANNAH BEVIS

Amherst’s cross country program has a long and storied history. Its one of the schools in the area that has been able to cultivate sustained success, with many impressive athletes leaving their mark.Even so, it’s rare that athletes like Tamar...


Amherst’s David Pinero-Jacome named Daily Hampshire Gazette’s Boys Cross Country Athlete of the Year

01-02-2023 11:29 AM

By HANNAH BEVIS

Before he ever laced up a pair of cross country spikes, David Pinero-Jacome was a soccer player.It seemed like an inevitability that he’d keep playing the game – soccer was the ‘sport of the house,’ with David playing striker and his twin brother...


Boys basketball: New faces called upon this winter

01-02-2023 11:25 AM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

No area boys basketball teams reached the state semifinal round last season, and the three quarterfinalists Granby, Holyoke and Hopkins Academy will need new galvanizing forces after graduating large and impactful senior classes.The Purple Knights...



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