County boys play high-flying All-Star Game

County boys play high-flying All-Star Game

From the outset, the Berkshire County Basketball Officials Boys’ All-Star Game delivered on the promise of any “good” game of its kind: scoring, and lots of it. The best boys’ basketball players in the county gladly took that mantle Friday night, putting the ball in the basket in any and every way possible. Team Mark […]

Eagles trapped in the Cage by Hopkins

Eagles trapped in the Cage by Hopkins

After his team’s win over Monson in the Division IV West semifinals, Mt. Everett girls’ basketball coach Scott Rote talked about how this season was like a script playing out before him. Saturday, the final lines were read and the curtains were drawn on the current era of Eagles basketball. The Eagles were bested by […]

Eagles advance to WMass final over Monson

Eagles advance to WMass final over Monson

When Mt. Everett lost to Monson in December, coach Scott Rote said that Mustangs coach Tim Pascale had a message for him in the handshake line following the game. “Their coach came through the line and said, ‘I hope to see you somewhere different at the end of the season,’” Rote relayed after his team’s […]

Lee comes back to beat Turners Falls

Lee comes back to beat Turners Falls

The last time the Lee boys’ basketball team hosted a postseason game, most of the current Wildcats were in elementary school and Lee beat Turners Falls 55-41. Lee finished that postseason run with a loss at St. Joseph. Monday night, a familiar foe descended on Coach C Court and a former Crusader led the way […]

Carpenter scores 2000th point in Mt. Everett win over Renaissance

Carpenter scores 2000th point in Mt. Everett win over Renaissance

When Mt. Everett senior Gwen Carpenter stepped to the free throw line with 42.5 seconds remaining in the first quarter Tuesday night, it looked like any other trip during her six-year career as an Eagle. And just like she had done so many times before, including when she broke the school scoring record just six […]

Lenox girls’ basketball inches closer to postseason berth

Lenox girls’ basketball inches closer to postseason berth

With as much history as there is between the Lee Wildcats and Lenox Millionaires, every meeting is an intense affair. But with the season waning and both sides vying for a spot in the postseason, Monday’s meeting carried an added layer of intrigue. It was the Millionaires who would come out on top, storming past […]

Ben Harding leads Lee over Lenox, to postseason

Ben Harding leads Lee over Lenox, to postseason

When Lee senior forward Ben Harding was a freshman, the Wildcats were eliminated from postseason contention with a three-point loss at the hands of the rival Lenox Millionaires. Tuesday, he and the Wildcats reversed their fortune, beating Lenox 57-54 to clinch a trip to the tournament for the first time in five years behind 22 […]

Emma Puleri’s floater beats buzzer, Mahar in thriller

Emma Puleri’s floater beats buzzer, Mahar in thriller

To call the Lee girls’ basketball season uneven would be an understatement. After winning three of their first five games, the Wildcats dropped five straight to begin 2019, all by double digits. The Wildcats have begun to turn that around, beating the Mahar Senators 45-43 Saturday on a buzzer-beater by Emma Puleri to win a […]

Whitney-Nason beats Spartans at buzzer

Whitney-Nason beats Spartans at buzzer

With under 30 seconds remaining in Monday night’s game against Monument Mountain, the Lee boys’ basketball team called timeout. Tied at 54 with a chance at the final shot in regulation, coach Jason Bliss decided to ride what had been working: the duo of Ben Harding and Myles Whitney-Nason. After dribbling with the ball outside […]

Gwen Carpenter sets Mt. Everett scoring record in road loss

Gwen Carpenter sets Mt. Everett scoring record in road loss

In the fourth quarter of a lopsided game Thursday, Gwen Carpenter stepped to the line for a pair of free throws. A rather innocuous moment in an otherwise forgettable mid-January game will be a something that lasts far beyond. With the Mt. Everett Eagles trailing the Wahconah Warriors 44-31 with 5:19 remaining in the game, […]