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It was a mixed bag of news for the University of Massachusetts men’s basketball team Tuesday morning. One of its players was named to the All-Atlantic 10 Conference first team, while the Minutemen landed in the top 10.

Welcome back, frosty folks. It is good to see you once again. It appears Mother Nature heard our cries, for following a gray and rainy week in the midst of a mind-numbing pandemic, she saw fit to bless the Berkshires with a powdery dusting at the tail end of October.

In truth, the Powder Report was set to return this Halloweekend regardless of Friday's — pardon the charged expression — October surprise.

Earlier this week, Carrie Holland and Mill Town Capital, proud new parents of a currently-gestating Bousquet, called together a conclave of winter outdoor recreation specialists for a webinar Zoom conference to preview what is sure to be a strange ski season in the Berkshires and beyond.

The Mount Greylock boys and the Lenox girls will get a chance to hold onto their Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association state Nordic Skiing championships for another year, while four county basketball teams will be reigning Western Massachusetts champions for a second year. That’…

There is still a lot Pat Duquette does not know about the 2020-21 college basketball season. One thing the University of Massachusetts-Lowell head coach does know, is that his players have embraced the challenge of a season filled with unknowns.

The ultimate goal for high school football, in a normal season, is to play for a state championship at Gillette Stadium. The Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association has developed what they hope will be a new map for the Road to Foxborough.

The NCAA has given good news to athletes like Williams hockey players Niko Karamanis and Meghan Halloran, MCLA basketball players like Mike DeMartinis or Peyton Steinman and Grace Guachione of Saint Anselm. They, along with every other winter sports athlete in the nation, will receive anothe…

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