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  • Westfield football's improbable run continues into state tournament

    Westfield football's improbable run continues into state tournament

    Saturday, November 19 2016 12:31 AM EST2016-11-19 05:31:38 GMT

    Not many people expected the Westfield Bombers to be playing for a shot at at the state championship, at least not before the 2016 season got underway. A year ago, the Bombers had completed a winless season in the AA Conference, leaving them in last place. Fast forward to November of 2016, and Westfield is once again Western Mass Champions in Division II.

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    Not many people expected the Westfield Bombers to be playing for a shot at at the state championship, at least not before the 2016 season got underway. A year ago, the Bombers had completed a winless season in the AA Conference, leaving them in last place. Fast forward to November of 2016, and Westfield is once again Western Mass Champions in Division II.

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  • Turners Falls carries undefeated record into state tournament

    Turners Falls carries undefeated record into state tournament

    Saturday, November 19 2016 12:17 AM EST2016-11-19 05:17:06 GMT

    Turners Falls football hopes to continue their undefeated season into the state tournament, after claiming the WMass D-IVA Title in dramatic fashion.

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    Turners Falls football hopes to continue their undefeated season into the state tournament, after claiming the WMass D-IVA Title in dramatic fashion.

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  • Taking the field as a female in WMass football

    Taking the field as a female in WMass football

    Monday, November 14 2016 12:26 PM EST2016-11-14 17:26:18 GMT

    Western Mass has its share of high school female football players who want to set their own bar for success between the goal posts. They come in all different positions and skill levels and teams.

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    Western Mass has its share of high school female football players who want to set their own bar for success between the goal posts. They come in all different positions and skill levels and teams.

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  • WMass Football Sectional Championships

    WMass Football Sectional Championships

    Sunday, November 13 2016 3:06 PM EST2016-11-13 20:06:47 GMT

    Three Western Mass Championship games brought hoards of fans and family members to Holyoke High School on Saturday and they certainly did not disappoint. Six teams were fighting for three trophies and a chance to advance to the state tournament next week.

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    Three Western Mass Championship games brought hoards of fans and family members to Holyoke High School on Saturday and they certainly did not disappoint. Six teams were fighting for three trophies and a chance to advance to the state tournament next week.

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  • Division IV-A WMass Title Highlights Week 10

    Division IV-A WMass Title Highlights Week 10

    Saturday, November 12 2016 12:31 AM EST2016-11-12 05:31:07 GMT

    One Western Mass champion was crowned Friday night, while six other teams awaited their chance at a title. Week 10 was a regular season finale, of sorts, for many non-playoff teams. But up at Williams College in Williamstown, Turners Falls and Mount Greylock were deciding who would be named Division IV-A Western Mass champion.

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    One Western Mass champion was crowned Friday night, while six other teams awaited their chance at a title. Week 10 was a regular season finale, of sorts, for many non-playoff teams. But up at Williams College in Williamstown, Turners Falls and Mount Greylock were deciding who would be named Division IV-A Western Mass champion.

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  • WMass Sectional Semi-Finals

    WMass Sectional Semi-Finals

    Saturday, November 5 2016 2:24 PM EDT2016-11-05 18:24:25 GMT

    The Western Mass Sectional Semi-Finals did not disappoint Friday night, headlined by some surprising upsets. 16 teams were fighting for a chance at a Sectional Title across the four Western Mass divisions.

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    The Western Mass Sectional Semi-Finals did not disappoint Friday night, headlined by some surprising upsets. 16 teams were fighting for a chance at a Sectional Title across the four Western Mass divisions.

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  • Week 8: Friday Football Fever

    Week 8: Friday Football Fever

    Saturday, October 29 2016 12:25 AM EDT2016-10-29 04:25:12 GMT

    The regular season finales had big implications for many teams, hoping to stay in the playoff picture or push for a chance to get into the seedings. With only four teams making the playoffs from each of the four Western mass divisions, Week 8 had a playoff atmosphere. However, no one will officially know their fate until the seedings are decided at a meeting on Sunday.

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    The regular season finales had big implications for many teams, hoping to stay in the playoff picture or push for a chance to get into the seedings. With only four teams making the playoffs from each of the four Western mass divisions, Week 8 had a playoff atmosphere. However, no one will officially know their fate until the seedings are decided at a meeting on Sunday.

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  • Week 7: Friday Football Fever

    Week 7: Friday Football Fever

    Sunday, October 23 2016 6:52 PM EDT2016-10-23 22:52:08 GMT

    With the playoffs drawing closer, the area's two top teams squared off in what will likely be a playoff preview in Division II. The Central Golden Eagles came to take on the undefeated Chicopee Comp Colts Friday night.

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    With the playoffs drawing closer, the area's two top teams squared off in what will likely be a playoff preview in Division II. The Central Golden Eagles came to take on the undefeated Chicopee Comp Colts Friday night.

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  • Week 6: Friday Football Fever

    Week 6: Friday Football Fever

    Saturday, October 15 2016 12:30 AM EDT2016-10-15 04:30:14 GMT

    Two huge match-ups highlighted an exciting week of high school football in Week 6. Two of the area's best undefeated teams were on the road, facing tough tests against league opponents.

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    Two huge match-ups highlighted an exciting week of high school football in Week 6. Two of the area's best undefeated teams were on the road, facing tough tests against league opponents.

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  • Week 5: Friday Football Fever

    Week 5: Friday Football Fever

    Sunday, October 9 2016 5:54 PM EDT2016-10-09 21:54:11 GMT

    Week 5 featured another thrilling match-up of AA opponents, as the Longmeadow Lancers tried to take down another of the area's top teams. Fresh off their shocking 6-0 victory over Central in Week 4, the Lancers traveled to Chicopee Comp to take on the Colts.

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    Week 5 featured another thrilling match-up of AA opponents, as the Longmeadow Lancers tried to take down another of the area's top teams. Fresh off their shocking 6-0 victory over Central in Week 4, the Lancers traveled to Chicopee Comp to take on the Colts.

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  • Week 4: Friday Football Fever

    Week 4: Friday Football Fever

    Saturday, October 1 2016 12:34 AM EDT2016-10-01 04:34:42 GMT

    Some of the best high school teams in western Mass. were tested on the road in Week 4, as many rivalries were renewed in the start of league play for many teams. Most of the top teams came away with convincing wins, but one contender was upended on the road.

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    Some of the best high school teams in western Mass. were tested on the road in Week 4, as many rivalries were renewed in the start of league play for many teams. Most of the top teams came away with convincing wins, but one contender was upended on the road.

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  • Week 3: Friday Football Fever

    Week 3: Friday Football Fever

    Saturday, September 24 2016 12:47 AM EDT2016-09-24 04:47:34 GMT

    Several teams have gotten out to fast starts in western Mass. high school football, but all of them were put to the test in Week 3. That included two undefeated teams squaring off in one of the biggest rivalry games of the year, the 'Sword Game' in Chicopee.

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    Several teams have gotten out to fast starts in western Mass. high school football, but all of them were put to the test in Week 3. That included two undefeated teams squaring off in one of the biggest rivalry games of the year, the 'Sword Game' in Chicopee.

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  • Week 2 -- Friday Football Fever

    Week 2 -- Friday Football Fever

    Tuesday, September 20 2016 10:31 AM EDT2016-09-20 14:31:56 GMT

    Up-and-coming teams made their mark in Week 2 of the high school football season, highlighting an exciting night of football across Western Mass. Hopes were high in Northampton, after the Blue Devils' impressive win in their opener. As they did in Week 1, Northampton relied on the legs of Elijah Davis. He ran for four touchdowns, matching his input last week, and leading the Blue Devils to a 36-14 win.

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    Up-and-coming teams made their mark in Week 2 of the high school football season, highlighting an exciting night of football across Western Mass. Hopes were high in Northampton, after the Blue Devils' impressive win in their opener. As they did in Week 1, Northampton relied on the legs of Elijah Davis. He ran for four touchdowns, matching his input last week, and leading the Blue Devils to a 36-14 win.

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  • Week 1 -- Friday Football Fever

    Week 1 -- Friday Football Fever

    Saturday, September 10 2016 12:24 AM EDT2016-09-10 04:24:10 GMT

    The start of the 2016 high school football season was highlighted by a last-minute victory, some breakout performances, and some statement victories. Week 1 began under a new division and league format for western Mass. football, a change made in hopes of enhancing competition at every level.

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    The start of the 2016 high school football season was highlighted by a last-minute victory, some breakout performances, and some statement victories. Week 1 began under a new division and league format for western Mass. football, a change made in hopes of enhancing competition at every level.

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  • Crash victims identified

    Crash victims identified

    Tuesday, February 23 2016 2:47 PM EST2016-02-23 19:47:23 GMT
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    The victims of Monday morning's crash on Federal Street in Montague have been identified as Anthony Darling and Brittney Wheeler both 24 years old of Millers Falls.  More >>

    The victims of Monday morning's crash on Federal Street in Montague have been identified as Anthony Darling and Brittney Wheeler both 24 years old of Millers Falls. 

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  • Chicopee Comp Colts Hope to Bring a State Title Back to WMass

    Chicopee Comp Colts Hope to Bring a State Title Back to WMass

    Saturday, December 5 2015 12:13 AM EST2015-12-05 05:13:46 GMT
    Given the opportunity that lies ahead for the Chicopee Comp football team, you might expect to see a tense atmosphere of nervous anticipation at the team's practice as Saturday draws closer. However, if you were on the field for Colts practice this week, you would have no idea.More >>

    Given the opportunity that lies ahead for the Chicopee Comp football team, you might expect to see a tense atmosphere of nervous anticipation at the team's practice as Saturday draws closer. However, if you were on the field for Colts practice this week, you would have no idea.

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  • Western Mass Thanksgiving Football Recap

    Western Mass Thanksgiving Football Recap

    Thursday, November 26 2015 8:39 PM EST2015-11-27 01:39:35 GMT
    Thousands of western Mass. fans, family, and friends gathered for the annual high school football Thanksgiving rivalry games. Some teams are approaching their hundredth holiday meeting, others met for the first time, while two teams met for the last time. The decades-old rivalries were re-fueled against an emotional back-drop of many seniors suiting up for their last game.More >>

    Thousands of western Mass. fans, family, and friends gathered for the annual high school football Thanksgiving rivalry games. Some teams are approaching their hundredth holiday meeting, others met for the first time, while two teams met for the last time. The decades-old rivalries were re-fueled against an emotional back-drop of many seniors suiting up for their last game.

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  • Chicopee Comp Football Carries Momentum into States

    Chicopee Comp Football Carries Momentum into States

    Saturday, November 21 2015 12:46 AM EST2015-11-21 05:46:14 GMT
    Chicopee Comp's win in the Division IV Western Mass Title game was about as dramatic as they come. The Colts upended the undefeated Agawam Brownies and now set their sights on a run at the State Title. However, they're by no means an underdog.More >>

    Chicopee Comp's win in the Division IV Western Mass Title game was about as dramatic as they come. The Colts upended the undefeated Agawam Brownies and now set their sights on a run at the State Title. However, they're by no means an underdog.

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  • Central Football Eyes Spot in State Final

    Central Football Eyes Spot in State Final

    Saturday, November 21 2015 12:35 AM EST2015-11-21 05:35:49 GMT
    The Central Golden Eagles were no doubt the most impressive team in the AA Conference in the 2015 high school football season. However, their 9-1 record on their way to a Western Mass Title by no means tells the whole story.More >>

    The Central Golden Eagles were no doubt the most impressive team in the AA Conference in the 2015 high school football season. However, their 9-1 record on their way to a Western Mass Title by no means tells the whole story.

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  • WMass Football Sectional Finals Recap

    WMass Football Sectional Finals Recap

    Monday, November 16 2015 1:07 PM EST2015-11-16 18:07:28 GMT
    The Western Mass Sectional Finals did not disappoint on Friday night. Six teams battling for three Western Mass titles. It featured two incredible finishes in the final minutes.More >>
    The Western Mass Sectional Finals did not disappoint on Friday night. Six teams battling for three Western Mass titles. It featured two incredible finishes in the final minutes.More >>
  • Friday Football Fever -- 10/23

    Friday Football Fever -- 10/23

    Saturday, October 24 2015 1:29 AM EDT2015-10-24 05:29:08 GMT
    A critical Week 7 for high school football teams across Western Mass., with many teams trying to prove that they're playoff contenders. Anyone could tell you that the Agawam Brownies are contenders, but Chicopee Comp was hoping to spoil their perfect season.More >>
    A critical Week 7 for high school football teams across Western Mass., with many teams trying to prove that they're playoff contenders. Anyone could tell you that the Agawam Brownies are contenders, but Chicopee Comp was hoping to spoil their perfect season.More >>
  • Friday Football Fever -- 10/9

    Friday Football Fever -- 10/9

    Sunday, October 11 2015 2:11 PM EDT2015-10-11 18:11:07 GMT
    It was a night of thrilling finishes, upsets, and record-setting performances in Week 5 of Friday Football Fever. It was an important week in the AA Conference, highlighted by a match-up between the two teams on top of the standings, Central and Minnechaug.More >>
    It was a night of thrilling finishes, upsets, and record-setting performances in Week 5 of Friday Football Fever. It was an important week in the AA Conference, highlighted by a match-up between the two teams on top of the standings, Central and Minnechaug.More >>
  • Friday Football Fever -- 10/2

    Friday Football Fever -- 10/2

    Saturday, October 3 2015 12:12 AM EDT2015-10-03 04:12:56 GMT
    Week 4 featured several intriguing match-ups across Western Mass., but many highly anticipated contests turned into lob-sided affairs Friday night.In the AA Conference, Longmeadow and Central were fighting to keep pace atop the standings as they squared off in Springfield.More >>
    Week 4 featured several intriguing match-ups across Western Mass., but many highly anticipated contests turned into lob-sided affairs Friday night.In the AA Conference, Longmeadow and Central were fighting to keep pace atop the standings as they squared off in Springfield.More >>
  • Friday Football Fever -- 9/25

    Friday Football Fever -- 9/25

    Saturday, September 26 2015 1:09 AM EDT2015-09-26 05:09:44 GMT
    The top high school football teams in Western Mass. were tested in the third week of the season, all fighting for position in their respective conferences. All eyes were on East Longmeadow Friday night, where the Longmeadow Lancers were hoping to build upon last week's one-point win over Holyoke.More >>
    The top high school football teams in Western Mass. were tested in the third week of the season, all fighting for position in their respective conferences. All eyes were on East Longmeadow Friday night, where the Longmeadow Lancers were hoping to build upon last week's one-point win over Holyoke.More >>
  • New England Patriots to be honored at the White House

    New England Patriots to be honored at the White House

    Thursday, April 23 2015 2:47 PM EDT2015-04-23 18:47:46 GMT
    The New England Patriots are headed to the White House to meet President Obama.More >>
    The New England Patriots are headed to the White House to meet President Obama.More >>
  • Ortiz suspended 1 game by MLB for making contact with umpire

    Ortiz suspended 1 game by MLB for making contact with umpire

    Tuesday, April 21 2015 4:07 PM EDT2015-04-21 20:07:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steven Senne)(AP Photo/Steven Senne)
    Boston designated hitter David Ortiz has been suspended for one game and fined by Major League Baseball.More >>
    Boston designated hitter David Ortiz has been suspended for one game and fined by Major League Baseball.More >>
  • Desisa Wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich Takes Women's Race

    Desisa Wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich Takes Women's Race

    Monday, April 20 2015 12:51 PM EDT2015-04-20 16:51:25 GMT
    Caroline Rotich, of Kenya, breaks the tape to win the women's division of the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015 in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Caroline Rotich, of Kenya, breaks the tape to win the women's division of the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015 in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
    Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the 119th Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds.  It's his second victory here.  Caroline Rotich won the women's race in an unofficial 2:24:55. More >>
    Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the 119th Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds.  It's his second victory here.  Caroline Rotich won the women's race in an unofficial 2:24:55. More >>
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