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Falcons Top Crunch 5-1

October 26th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Falcons topped the Syracuse Crunch 5-1 Sunday night, with three players scoring their first goals of the season. Austin Madaisky one-timed his first goal of the season just 19 seconds into the period. The Falcons...

Patriots Rout Bears; Brady Throws 5 TDs

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October 26th, 2014
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady gave the staggering Chicago Bears plenty to yell about. The streaking quarterback threw five scoring passes in one of the best games of his brilliant career and the New England Patriots cruised to a 51-23...

Giants Surge Past Royals 11-4 to Tie Series 2-All

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October 26th, 2014
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval charged up a pulsating crowd with their shouts and swings, and the San Francisco Giants surged past the Kansas City Royals 11-4 Saturday to tie the World Series at two...

Falcons Hold Off Late Rally For 6-3 Win

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October 26th, 2014
Springfield, Mass. – The Springfield Falcons held off the Norfolk Admirals, 6-3, tonight at the MassMutual Center. The Falcons scored three quick goals in the first period to carry a 3-0 lead into the first intermission.  The win breaks a...

UMass Football Win Streak Ends in 42-35 Loss to Toledo

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October 26th, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Terry Swanson's 19-yard touchdown run with 38 seconds to play made the difference in Toledo's 42-35 victory over the University of Massachusetts on Saturday. Swanson's game-winner was his second...

Friday Football Fever: Week 8

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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...