Spartans run through Millionaires

Spartans run through Millionaires

GREAT BARRINGTON— The Monument Mountain boys’ basketball team was practicing Sunday afternoon when the news hit that rocked the basketball-loving world. But former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant’s death hit especially hard for Spartan junior forward Dion Brown. In the immediate aftermath, sophomore guard Connor Hanavan had an idea: Brown and freshman guard Kyle […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New coach eases Spartans into season

New coach eases Spartans into season

New Monument Mountain boys’ basketball head coach Randy Koldys is no stranger to the Spartans program, but there has been a slight re-introduction period. Koldys coached the Spartans from 1994 to 2010, then stepped aside after 17 patrolling the sidelines. Despite no longer leading Monument, his appreciation for the game never waned. “My passion for […]