Monument Wrestling Builds to Western Mass title

NORTHFIELD — Berkshire County as a whole only went 2-7 in individual championship matches at the 2017 Division III Western Mass Wrestling meet, but by Saturday night, that meant little to the Monument Mountain Spartans.

After a two-year absence from the regional podium, the Spartans made a triumphant return at Pioneer Valley Regional last weekend. Monument rocked the team standings, rolling up 203 points, nearly 50 more than second-place Hampden Charter (153). Taconic placed fifth with 124, while Mt. Greylock was ninth with 113 and Mt. Everett 16th with 47.5.

Taconic Ice Hockey Stuns Wahconah at Foote

NORTH ADAMS — Taconic Ice Hockey took its time in the visitor locker room at Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink Wednesday night. The Braves were drained, emotionally and physically by a 4-3 win over host Wahconah.

They survived a total of 11:30 of penalty time, including a four-minute major and a full three-minute period of whistled 5-on-3. The second period alone featured 10 of those minutes, which allowed the Warriors to equalize what was a 3-1 deficit before the final 15 began.