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Friday Football Fever: Week 8

October 25th, 2014
(WGGB) -- It was a week of convincing wins for many of the areas best teams. The largest margin came from No. 2 Central and their 53-8 blowout of No. 6 West Springfield Friday night. No. 3 East Longmeadow was just as dominant in their 40-8 win...

Royals Take World Series Lead with 3-2 Win in San Fran.

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October 25th, 2014
(AP Photo) SAN FRANCISCO, Calif (WGGB) -- The Kansas City Royals set out to make a statement in Game 3 of the World Series Friday night, as they traveled to AT&T Park to face the Giants. The Royals knew coming in that the expansive park...

Falcons Shut-Out by Penguins 5-0 on the Road

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October 24th, 2014
SCRANTON, Penn. (WGGB) -- The early-season struggles continued for the Springfield Falcons, as they were unable to get one in the net against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in Pennsylvania Friday night. Penguins goaltender Matt Murray...

UMass Extends Contract of Men’s Basketball Coach Derek Kellogg

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October 24th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- UMass men's basketball coach Derek Kellogg will be remaining with the Minutemen through at least the 2018-2019 season. UMass Athletics announced Friday that Kellogg's contract has been extended, and that extension...

Bruins’ Chara to Miss 4-6 Weeks with Ligament Damage

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October 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) (WGGB) -- The Boston Bruins' 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders Thursday night did more than just end their only winning streak this season. Boston's captain defenseman Zdeno Chara was knocked out of the game in the...

UMass Alum Quick Sets Kings Shutout Record in Win

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October 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jonathan Quick made 29 saves to set the Kings franchise record with his 33rd career shutout, and Los Angeles beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 on Thursday night for its fifth consecutive victory. Jeff...

Athlete of the Week: Liz Walker of Westfield Gymnastics

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October 23rd, 2014
Westfield, MA (WGGB)-----With a winning streak lasting over eight seasons, Westfield High School gymnastics haven't suffered a defeat since 2007. That is 137 wins and counting, and it can put a lot of pressure on a gymnast but sophomore Liz...

Ludlow Boys Soccer Loses Appeal with MIAA

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October 23rd, 2014
FRANKLIN, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Ludlow High School boys soccer team has lost an appeal to the Mass. Interscholastic Athletic Association. Earlier this month, the MIAA notified school officials that the boys high school soccer team would...

Penguins Honor Canada with National Anthem

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October 23rd, 2014
Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@penguins PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins played "O Canada" before their game Wednesday night against Philadelphia to pay tribute to a Canadian soldier killed during an attack in Ottawa. A sell-out...

Royals Even World Series with 7-2 Game 2 Win

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October 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants...

Arbitrator Rules Goodell Must Testify in Rice’s Appeal

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October 22nd, 2014
NEW YORK (WGGB) -- The hearing on former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension for domestic abuse will be held in early November. On Wednesday, the neutral arbitrator in the case said that NFL Commissioner...

Leafs-Senators Game Postponed After Shootings

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October 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Justin Tang) OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The NHL has postponed Wednesday night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Senators because of shootings in Ottawa. A gunman shot and wounded a Canadian soldier standing...

Bumgarner, Giants Silence Royals in World Series Game 1

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October 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll. Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence...

Patriots DE Chandler Jones to Miss Next Month for Hip Injury

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October 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) FOXBORO (WGGB) -- The Patriots defense took yet another hit Tuesday, as a hip injury will leave defensive end Chandler Jones out for a month. The decision was first reported by The Boston Globe, after Jones missed...

Bruins Hold Off Thornton, Sharks in 5-3 Win

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October 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) — Gregory Campbell scored the game winner with less than 10 minutes remaining and the Boston Bruins had to fend off a late four-minute power play to earn a wild 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday...