williams football players cheer

Players celebrate their imminent victory over arch rivals Amherst from the sidelines at Pratt Field in Amherst. With a 24-19 final score, the Ephs secured the NESCAC title and a 9-0 season, the first in the school’s history. Saturday, November 13, 2021.

It might be hard to believe, but in approximately seven weeks, local high school and college-bound athletes will be returning to their respective schools to begin practicing for the Fall, 2022 season.

Before we can look forward, today is an opportunity to look back on some of the events I had a chance to be around during the 10-plus months of competition in Berkshire County that made up the 2021-22 school year.


Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6253.


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.