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 […]

Wildcats end regular season with win over Lions

Wildcats end regular season with win over Lions

LUDLOW — Friday night’s road trip for the Lee football team seemed to be just a formality. Sitting at 4-3 and winners of three straight games, the Wildcats were set to square off against the 1-6 Ludlow Lions, who were just waiting for their season to end. But for the first 12 minutes, it was […]

Spartans swamped by Green Wave

Spartans swamped by Green Wave

GREENFIELD — Late in the fourth quarter of its game against Greenfield Friday night, the Monument Mountain football team faced a daunting task; a 99-yard field. With time ticking on the game and the season, the Spartans set for themselves a simple goal as the offense took the field. “I said to the guys, ‘You […]

Wildcats fly past Orioles

Wildcats fly past Orioles

LEE — Midway through this season, the Lee football team found itself in a world of trouble. On the outside looking in at the postseason, the Wildcats sat at 1-3 after three one-possession losses in a row, all coming at home on John J. Consolati Field. Through it all, though, the Wildcats never gave up, […]

Mahar runs away from Monument

Mahar runs away from Monument

ORANGE — After its first bye week of the season, the Monument Mountain football team trekked north on the outside looking in to the Division VII West hoping to eke its way into the postseason picture. But after 48 minutes of play between Monument and the Mahar Senators, the Spartans are still out in the […]

Wildcats steamroll through Mahar

ORANGE — Throughout the first four games of the Lee football season, coach Keith Thomson referred to that stretch as a gauntlet, something the Wildcats had to get through as best they could before the playoff push could begin. Finishing the stretch at 1-3, it was clear to the Wildcats their postseason hopes would be […]