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Hoosac Valley girls ride third-quarter run to win over Minnechaug to cap Coaches vs. Cancer showcase

CHESHIRE — A lot of people have been asking the Hoosac Valley girls basketball team if it's back, and it hasn't really had an answer. After Saturday night's 62-47 win over Minnechaug in the …

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Coaches vs. Cancer: Lenox, Wahconah girls basketball wins highlight huge slate of Berkshire County games CHESHIRE — A big second quarter broke open a close game and helped Lenox to a comfortable 58-33 win over Mahar in the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament's second game, held at Hoosac Valley on …
Roundup: Lenox girls unseat Mount Greylock at Notchview Nordic meet WINDSOR — The Lenox girls had a big day on the snow at Notchview Reservation, knocking off reigning co-state champion Mount Greylock. The Millionaires packed five girls in the top 10, and …
Mike Walsh | Powder Report: The benefits of shopping where you shred "This thing is a plank." That was Bill Whitaker's initial reaction when I brought my 15-year-old Original Sin snowboard to his Garden shop on North Street a few months back. You might remember …
Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: 2020 marks 30 years of the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act Through the implementation of the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act (MESA), MassWildlife's Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP) conserves and protects the most vulnerable native …
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Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Be careful while on our frozen ponds
It is that time of year again for ice fishing, and for long-time readers of this column, you have read the following many times. … Read More
Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: MIAA making a mistake with proposed statewide playoff format
The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association has been a convenient punching bag for fans of high school sports. It doesn't … Read More
Mike Walsh | Powder Report: Jiminy Peak gets back in the terrain park and slopestyle game with a visit from USASA competition
Before this horrid, balmy weather set in to potentially spoil another ski weekend and again push back the start date for the Berkshire … Read More
Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: 2019 BCLS winners announced
At a recent meeting of the Berkshire County League of Sportsmen (BCLS) five area outdoor sportspeople/conservationists were selected … Read More
Lauren R. Stevens | Hikes & Walks: The Flats offer nice, easy walking in winter
Even in mid-winter, days or stretches of days go by that are perfectly walkable. There is no need to hole up in January, saying that … Read More
New England Patriots
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — When San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York got rid of his third coach in as many seasons three years ago and faced calls for his removal as well to get the once-proud …
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning ended his 16-year NFL career on his own terms. He was classy, well-prepared and walked away as a New York Giant. In a roughly seven-minute speech …
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL free agent Antonio Brown was released on bail Friday after a night in a Florida jail, where he turned himself in to face charges that he and his trainer …
Boston Celtics
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Celtics were missing a lot of starters. They still had the two they needed: Kemba Walker and Gordon Hayward Walker scored 37 points and Hayward added 22 to …
MIAMI (AP) — It’ll be an All-Star rematch: Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis. LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks will be the captains for …
BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum has been the Celtics' savior multiple times this season when his teammates have struggled offensively. He did it again to help key Boston's rout of one of the …
Boston Bruins
Joel Quenneville remembers years past when NHL teams leading going into the third period could feel comfortable chalking up two points. A win was a pretty sure bet. Earlier this season, his …
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins had it all set up to honor backup goalie Jaroslav Halak on Tuesday night for becoming the 74th goalie in NHL history to play in 500 games. Then something went …
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Like the insurance commercials, Drury coach Jack Racette knows a thing or two, because he's seen a thing or two. So, what was it like watching Scott McGuire Jr. put up 52 points, like he did on … more
LEE — It was a long road back for the Lenox girls. The Millionaires needed overtime on Thursday night to beat Lee. Lenox outscored the host Wildcats 17-5 in the fourth quarter and held the … more
DALTON — Gabby Billetz vacuumed up every lose ball she could on Thursday night, but none was bigger than an offensive board with less than five seconds left against Wahconah. After securing the … more
SHEFFIELD — The Mount Everett boys basketball team has been grinding out games this season, but hasn't had much luck finding wins. Coach Jowe Warren's program is going through a youth … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Eight years is a long time. But that's how long it has been since the Williams College men's basketball team has won a share of the Little Three championship. Cole … more
DALTON — Hoosac Valley coach Dave Harte Jr. said after a game earlier this week he wanted to see what his team was made of in the Berkshire North. The Hurricanes responded on Wednesday, … more
PITTSFIELD — The family that skis together, sticks together. That was the story at Bousquet for the opening slalom race of the Berkshire County Alpine season, as three girls from the same … more
DALTON — The Warriors pulled away from the Blue Devils after a defensive stalemate in the first half in a 41-30 win on Tuesday night. Noelle Furlong got out to a hot start in the first, … more
PITTSFIELD — Both senior Craig Jackson and head coach Brandon Mauer were adamant, Pittsfield High needed this win. That's what made the final eight minutes of play Monday night in their home … more
If the NESCAC hockey tournaments started today, both Williams teams would be host quarterfinal games. However, both the men and women have 10 games remaining in the regular season. As Alex Trebek … more

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