Howard Herman is a sports columnist at The Berkshire Eagle. The dean of full-time sportswriters in Western Mass., he has been with the Eagle since 1988, and is a member of the New England Baseball and Basketball Hall of Fame.


As Taconic's Tayvon Sandifer soars in for a layup against David Prouty, Berkshire Eagle columnist Howard Herman and reporter Jesse Kolodkin document from press row, the Thunder's state title win in Lowell last weekend.

When the final buzzer sounded Friday night at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, ending the final high school all-star game, that put a ribbon on the area’s 2022-23 season.

It was a season of smiles and tears, accomplishments and disappointments. One thing is certain, it was a hoop season to remember.



Howard Herman can be reached at or 413-496-6253.