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Gazette Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year: Moriah Luetjen, Amherst
07-11-2024 8:46 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Moriah Luetjen hadn’t competed in an outdoor track event since her freshman year, when she appeared in the New Balance Nationals — winning the Freshman Girls 400-meter final.Coming into this spring as a junior at Amherst Regional, as much as...

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High school baseball: Amherst earns HFBUA Sportsmanship Award for 2024 season
06-27-2024 7:19 PM

By GARRETT COTE

What started as a friendly gesture turned into a common occurrence for Jeff Gladu and his Amherst Regional High School baseball team this spring.Early in the season, opposing coaches addressed Gladu following the handshake line after their games to...


Track and Field: Amherst, Holyoke compete in Nike Outdoor Nationals in Oregon
06-27-2024 7:19 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

Six Amherst track and field athletes and the Holyoke girls 4x100 squad made the trip to Eugene, Oregon for Nike Outdoor Nationals held on June 12-15.It was the first trip to Nike Outdoor Nationals for all 10 athletes. Holyoke had never sent a team to...


Amherst’s Moriah Luetjen, Logan Alfandari each win 2 titles, Northampton girls dominate en route to team title at Western Mass. Division 1 Track & Field Championships (PHOTOS)
05-28-2024 10:47 AM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

AGAWAM — Moriah Luetjen’s best race is the 400 meters. Two years ago as a freshman, she won it at the MIAA Division 4 Outdoor Track & Field Championships and followed it up with a first-place finish in the Freshman 400 at New Balance Outdoor...


The Real Score: Curveballs and casinos rarely save cities
04-29-2024 8:38 PM

By BRETT ALBERT

About 10 years ago, the two major urban centers of central and western Massachusetts decided to engage in new regional industrial policy to spur on their local economies. Worcester and Springfield had been effectively hollowed out by decades of...


A moving MAC moment: UMass formally introduced as 13th member of the Mid-American Conference
03-14-2024 3:01 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — After more than a week since the news first broke, University of Massachusetts athletic department officials held a press conference on March 7 to celebrate their joining the Mid-American Conference.UMass Chancellor Javier Reyes, director of...


Amherst College women’s basketball coach Gromacki fastest in NCAA history to reach 600 wins
02-08-2024 8:33 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Dynasty isn’t a term that gets thrown around loosely – that word holds a ton of weight in the sports world. It takes a lot of success over an extended period of time to call something a dynasty.But that’s exactly what South Deerfield native G.P....


“Nice call, ref”: High school referee ranks shrink amid abuse by fans, low pay
02-03-2024 11:00 AM

By GARRETT COTE

A couple weeks ago, I sat inside Smith Academy’s Sherry Webb Gymnasium in Hatfield to cover a girls basketball game between the Falcons and Duggan Academy of Springfield. As the game progressed, the displeasure from supporters only grew louder — and...


Girls volleyball: Longtime Amherst coach Kacey Schmitt reflects on career after announcing retirement
01-02-2024 10:27 AM

By HANNAH BEVIS

Kacey Schmitt never meant to coach the Amherst Regional High School volleyball team for longer than a season. Frankly, she thought she’d be done after a couple weeks. She was talked into the job by then-athletic director and friend Tom Cullen, and...


Longtime Amherst College basketball coach Dave Hixon belonged in every room at Basketball Hall of Fame induction
08-16-2023 8:06 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

SPRINGFIELD — John Calipari wrapped an arm around Dave Hixon as he introduced the longtime Amherst College men’s basketball coach to Michigan State coach Tom Izzo.Their time in Amherst overlapped when Calipari was at UMass. Hixon coached at Amherst...


Boys Volleyball Player of the Year Jesse Kurkulonis built Frontier program
08-02-2023 6:15 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

The Frontier Regional boys volleyball program wouldn’t exist without Jesse Kurkulonis.Inspired by the success of his friends on the Redhawks girls team, which has won 11 state championships including last fall, he began inquiring with newly minted...


2023 Gazette Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year: Ella Laliberte, Granby
07-27-2023 7:53 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

With just seconds left in her final high school lacrosse game, Granby’s Ella Laliberte was one tally away from hitting 300 career goals. Everyone on her team knew, including Laliberte, and they quickly came up with a simple but effective plan of...


2023 Gazette Baseball Player of the Year: Patrick Fitzgibbons, Hopkins Academy
07-27-2023 7:35 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Greg Vreeland called his older brother, Hopkins Academy baseball coach Dan Vreeland, over to the hitting tunnel set up near the field. The mesh cage allowed the Golden Hawks’ junior varsity call ups and bench players to take batting practice swings...


2023 Gazette Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Logan Alfandari, Amherst
07-19-2023 1:48 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

In the summer of 2022, after his freshman season, Amherst’s Logan Alfandari carefully poured a throwing circle in his backyard with his dad’s help. He decided that he wanted to have a place to get some extra practice after making a splash in throws...


2023 Gazette Girls Tennis Player of the Year: Ava Shea, Belchertown
07-19-2023 1:48 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

Belchertown junior Ava Shea came into this tennis season with clear goals and a laser focus. Athletically, Shea was already a formidable opponent, with a serve that makes her opponents quake in their sneakers and the experience of playing No. 2...


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...


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...


Amherst’s Catie Spence sets new Williston Northampton school record in 800 meters 
06-01-2023 6:29 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

Before this track season, Williston Northampton School’s Catie Spence had never competed in the 800 meter run before. By the end of the year, she held the school record in the event. The Amherst native set the school record during the Division II New...


Ultimate state championships: Amherst wins No. 26; Northampton girls take 2nd
06-01-2023 6:26 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

NORTHAMPTON — Amherst’s casket never closed.Lexington celebrated like it won the boys ultimate state title Sunday at Oxbow Marina. The Fooligans ran off the sideline into the end zone to scream and hug then lined up. They thought they slayed the...


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...

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