Local sports

High school roundup: Wahconah, Hoosac Valley, St. Joseph boys all advance

EASTHAMPTON — Brandon Roughley scored 18 points to lead No. 9 Wahconah boys basketball to a 58-50 victory over eighth-seeded Easthampton in the Western Massachusetts Division III first round on Monday. The Warriors (13-8) advance to face No. 1 …

No. 6 McCann Tech boys hold off No. 11 PVCA, advance to Western Mass. D-IV quarters

NORTH ADAMS — In each of the last three seasons, the McCann Tech boys basketball team did not get out of the first round of the Western Massachusetts Division IV tournament. That changed Monday night, but not without a little bit of holding …

Mount Greylock Nordic ski teams will defend state championships at Prospect Mountain Ski Area

The MIAA Nordic ski state championships are still set to be held today. But they've been moved to Prospect Mountain Ski Area in Woodford, Vt., due to the warm temperatures and lack of snow.This year's girls race will begin at 11 a.m. while the boys …

Williams men's basketball makes NCAA tournament, will host first two rounds

WILLIAMSTOWN —To say the Williams College men's basketball team members are happy about getting an NCAA Division III tournament berth would be an understatement. Playing tourney games in Chandler Gym is a very happy extra."It feels incredible. …

Berkshire County high school sports standings, Feb. 26

Boys Basketball Through 2/26 Conf. wins Conf. losses Overall wins Overall losses Berkshire …

Pittsfield cheer team leads successful day at league championships

PITTSFIELD — Nineteen cheerleading teams competed in the Pioneer Valley and Berkshire County Cheerleading Championship on Sunday at Pittsfield High School, as school spirit and sportsmanship was on full display in the packed gym. The …

Williams men's basketball falls to Middlebury in NESCAC tournament championship game

MEDFORD — Now comes the hard part.The Williams College men's basketball team will have to wait to see if the NCAA Division III Tournament committee calls its name for a Pool C at-large bid this afternoon. The Ephs could have locked up an …
Howard Herman | Designated Hitter

Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: St. Joseph boys basketball leaves quite a history

PITTSFIELD — They shut the lights off at the Boys & Girls Club for high school basketball Friday night. It might not be for the last time, but it did bring an era to an end.When coach Joe Bennett's St. Joseph Crusaders took the court …

Designated Hitter: Patriots' radio voice Bob Socci reflects on Super Bowl LI

Watching Super Bowl LI from the comfort of the Eagle newsroom, you could sense when the momentum was shifting from the Atlanta Falcons to the now-champion New England Patriots.But what was it like in the stadium? When did Bob Socci, the radio …

Designated Hitter: Breaking down who will win Super Bowl LI

It's time. Super Bowl LI is here.No more listening to Tom Brady deflect questions or Bill Belichick grunt his way through press conferences. It's time to put away the video and get ready for our national holiday.For a week, I have been asked which …
Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods & Water

Berkshire Woods and Waters: New policies on MassWildlife lands

In his February report to the Berkshire County League of Sportsmen, DFW Western District Supervisor Andrew Madden announced that in response to increased and unauthorized trail development activities as well as requests for new trails on its lands, …

Berkshire Woods and Waters: Steve Sears appointed to the Massachusetts Fish & Wildlife Board

Governor Charlie Baker recently appointed Stephen A. Sears, of Dalton, to the seven-person Massachusetts Fish & Wildlife Board representing the Western District. This Board is assigned the responsibility of supervision and control of the …

Berkshire Woods and Waters: Wildlife Habitat Improvement Grants announced

In a recent news release, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that $317,243 in grants were awarded for wildlife habitat improvement projects, totaling 534 acres in 13 Massachusetts communities. These municipal and private conservation efforts …
Fall All-Star Capsules
All-Berkshire football capsules, 2016

First TeamJake McNeice, TaconicOverall MVPMcNeice was a jack-of-all-trades for Taconic this season. The senior signal caller combined for 19 total touchdowns (12 passing and 7 rushing) and had a 58-yard interception return as well. Despite his lack …

All-Berkshire volleyball capsules, 2016

Winter sports previews
Berkshire County boys basketball previews, 2016-17

North DivisionDruryCoach: Jack Racette (12th year)Last Season: 12-10, lost in Western Mass. quarterfinalsKey Returnees: Hayden Bird, Connor Meehan, Reece RacetteOutlook: Drury returns a high-powered offense, looking to build on last year's Western …

Berkshire County girls basketball previews, 2016-17

Berkshire County Alpine skiing previews, 2017

Berkshire County League Nordic skiing previews, 2017

Berkshire County swimming previews, 2016-17

Berkshire County hockey previews, 2016-17

Berkshire County wrestling previews, 2016-17

Community sports
Berkshire County Bowling scores, Feb. 26

Berkshire Eagle Sportssports@berkshireeagle.comBowlingCandle LanesTournament — High Triple-Money: Valley Park 1507-$600, Canal Lanes 1500-$420, Candle Lanes 1477-$300, Candle Lanes 1475-$240, Turn Hall 1461-$200. Singles-Money: Allan Codding …

Berkshire County Sports Notes, Feb. 20

Berkshire County bowling and youth basketball scores, Feb. 19

National sports
On point: Guard Deron Williams signs with champion Cavaliers

CLEVELAND — After rattling off several reasons for signing with the Cavaliers, Deron Williams got around to the one that matters most.He wants a ring."Competing for a championship is something that I haven't had a chance to do," he …

Steelers place franchise tag on running back Le'Veon Bell

Lowry to have wrist surgery, hopes to return for playoffs

76ers: Embiid out indefinitely, Simmons has minor procedure

Patriots
Alabama hires Patriots assistant Brian Daboll to run offense

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama has hired New England Patriots assistant Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, reuniting him with his former boss Nick Saban.Saban announced Monday that Daboll will replace Steve Sarkisian, …

Champion's lament: Bill Belichick notes that New England is playing catch-up once again

Super Bowl hero James White has a history of coming up big

Stunning rally raises question: How do Pats rank in history?

History makers: Brady leads biggest comeback, Patriots win Super Bowl LI in OT

Yankees
Swisher arrives as guest instructor, A-Rod on deck

TAMPA, Fla. — Nick Swisher has arrived as a New York Yankees guest spring training instructor and Alex Rodriguez is on deck.Swisher worked with outfielders Monday during his first day, which came three days after announcing his retirement as a …

Cashman says Yankees not waving white flag in transition year

Hal Steinbrenner speaks highly of Girardi and Cashman

Giants
Giants release Cruz, Jennings in salary cap moves

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants said goodbye to Victor Cruz after a seven-year storybook run during which he developed into one of the NFL's most feared receivers and a fan favorite, helping the franchise to a Super Bowl title …

Reese: Giants investigating hole in wall outside locker room

Rodgers works Hail Mary magic, Packers beat Giants 38-13

Celtics
NBA returns for a break-neck finish to regular season

LeBron James, Steph Curry and the rest of the NBA have had a chance to catch their collective breath, kick their feet up for a few days and rest up after a frenetic first three-and-a-half months of the season.The big stars had their fun in New …

Little big man: Isaiah Thomas a full-fledged All-Star

For Stevens and his family, time for an All-Star vacation

Bruins
Marchand's OT goal helps Bruins beat Sharks 2-1

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Even a week off for a bye couldn't slow the rolling Boston Bruins under interim coach Bruce Cassidy.Brad Marchand scored on a breakaway with 2:24 left in overtime and the Bruins picked up where they left off before their …

Cassidy wins 2nd straight as Bruins' coach, 4-3 over Canucks

Bruins give new coach first win behind bench

Red Sox
Moreland isn't thinking about replacing Ortiz's production

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Mitch Moreland knows he's likely the only new player in Boston's lineup since David Ortiz retired at the end of last season.He's just not listening to those who say he needs to replace Big Papi's lofty production."I try not …

Henry has championship aspirations for Red Sox

Slimmed Sandoval hopes to regain Boston 3B job

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