Spartans breeze through Wildcats

Spartans breeze through Wildcats

GREAT BARRINGTON— This season, the Monument Mountain boys’ basketball team was forced to make some changes. With just four returners from last year’s group that made the postseason, not much was known outside the program about what the Spartans would look like in 2019-20. One thing was for sure, though, and that was that junior […]

‘Aires hold on to defeat Spartans

‘Aires hold on to defeat Spartans

LENOX — To begin the 2019-20 boys basketball season, the Monument Mountain Spartans and Lenox Millionaires walked similar paths. Though the Millionaires had played and won one more game, the team entered Thursday night’s game with two losses each, both to North opponents Wahconah and Taconic. With early control of the Berkshire South on the […]

Braves top Spartans in clash of County titans

Braves top Spartans in clash of County titans

GREAT BARRINGTON — With local collegiate scouts on hand and the stands full with fans, the Monument Mountain and Taconic boys’ basketball teams took the floor Monday night in a battle for supremacy in Berkshire County. While the Braves are coming off back to back appearances in the state championship game in Division II, the […]

Explosive start leads Spartans to win

Explosive start leads Spartans to win

SHEFFIELD — Monument Mountain boys’ basketball coach Randy Koldys said his team hasn’t yet progressed to where he wants it to be. But Monday’s game against Mt. Everett may have given some clues as to where the Spartans could be headed. The Spartans walked away with a 62-43 victory over the Eagles, though the visitors […]

Spartans storm past Hurricanes

Spartans storm past Hurricanes

GREAT BARRINGTON— After losing seven members of the rotation during the offseason, questions of who will fill the roles of the departed carried into the Monument Mountain boys’ basketball team’s opening game Thursday night. By the time the Spartans left the floor, however, at least a few of those queries were answered. Monument steamrolled the […]

Wildcats seek to replace elite scoring

Wildcats seek to replace elite scoring

GREAT BARRINGTON — For the past nine seasons, Eric Cardinal has been an assistant and junior varsity coach in Berkshire County between the now closed St. Joe and Lee, where he has spent the previous two seasons serving under former coach Jason Bliss. This winter, the coach will get his first opportunity at the front […]

Eagles kick off new era of hoops

Eagles kick off new era of hoops

SHEFFIELD — When the Mt. Everett girls’ basketball team walked off the floor of the Curry Hicks Cage last March after falling to Hopkins in the sectional final, it was not just the end of a successful season. No, it was the end of a couple of eras in the program’s history. Seniors Gwendolyn Carpenter, […]

Bernardians run through Wildcats

Bernardians run through Wildcats

WESTFIELD — Trailing by three points with under two minutes remaining in the first half, the Lee football team was in position to seize a lead heading into halftime or at least reorganize in striking distance during the break. But two Jimmy Purcell interceptions in the final two minutes of the second quarter led to […]

Wildcats charge past Indians in D-VIII final

Wildcats charge past Indians in D-VIII final

HOLYOKE — Walking off the field after his team’s 42-34 loss to Pittsfield on September 27, Lee football coach Keith Thomson said his team would need to turn it around if it wanted any chance of a return trip to the Division VIII West championship game this season. Sitting at 1-3 on the season, the […]

Wildcats upset Hurricanes in semis

Wildcats upset Hurricanes in semis

ADAMS — Having played defense for most of the second half, the Lee football team knew it needed to make just one more play to end Friday night’s Division VIII West semifinal. Facing fourth down and one near midfield, the Hoosac Valley Hurricanes did what they do best: give the ball to Liam Feeley. Lee […]

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