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.

Pittsfield vs Wahconah boys basketball photo

Pittsfield high players and fans celebrate after beating Wahconah in front of a pack gym, 71-68 in overtime. 

It was just another Monday night full of high school basketball games. Looking at the schedule, one game stood out and we all took a trip in the wayback machine.

If you don’t believe me, just ask the coach of the team that lost the game.

“You took the words right out of my mouth,” Wahconah boys coach Dustin Belcher said, when I asked him if Monday’s Wahconah-Pittsfield game was what we all miss now.

“Anyone who thinks that what we did was better for this sport, come tonight,” said Belcher.


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