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2017 MLB preview: Repeat is a catchy word

2017 MLB preview: Repeat is a catchy word

After sitting out the 2016 regular season with a torn ACL, Kyle Schwarber reached base 10 times over five World Series games. (Courtesy of SI.com) Alex Salucco Connector Editor In year where Bartolo Colon hit a home run, Jose Fernandez tragically passed away and the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, 2016 provided moments that

Overtime thriller ends UMass Lowell’s great season

A bundle of players from UMass Lowell and Notre Dame swarm the Fighting Irish net. (Matt Dwyer/Connector)  Brock Johnson Connector Editor UMass Lowell looked to win its sixth game in a row to make it to the Frozen Four, but was thwarted in an overtime thriller by Notre Dame and their talented freshman Anders Bjork.

Women’s lacrosse seizes fifth straight with 12-8 win over LIU Brooklyn

Junior midfielder Kaylan DiModugno (22) was one of four River Hawks to register a multi-goal game on Saturday afternoon. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Hannah Manning Connector Editor The River Hawks came into Saturday afternoon’s contest against LIU Brooklyn hot, with four straight wins behind them. With their best start in their Division I history,

Wall, River Hawks shut Cornell out of NCAA Tournament 5-0

Sophomore forward Ryan Dmowski scored the first goal of Saturday afternoon’s game against Cornell. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Brock Johnson Connector Editor The UMass Lowell men’s ice hockey team came in hot to the semifinal, winning the Hockey East Tournament and 11 of their last 12 games and maintained their streak with a 5-0 win over Cornell.

Lowell delivers a knockout boxing tournament

Legendary boxer Micky Ward fought his amateur career in Lowell. (Courtesy of the Associated Press) Ryan Delaney Connector Staff Since 1945, the New England Golden Gloves amateur boxing competition has been held in the city of Lowell. Boxing is not the sport it once was in this country, but it still gets a good amount

No. 4 River Hawks dismantle Boston College to earn third Hockey East Championship

The River Hawks won their third Hockey East Championship in five years on Saturday night in a 4-3 win over the Boston College Eagles. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Hannah Manning Connector Editor BOSTON, Mass. — The last minute seemed interminable. TD Garden pulsed with anticipation, raucous cheers of “UML, UML, UML” overpowering and charging up the place

5-1 rout secures River Hawks’ fifth consecutive Hockey East Finals appearance

Junior forward C.J. Smith celebrates his second period goal against the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Hannah Manning Connector Editor BOSTON – In a goal that freshman goaltender Tyler Wall might want to get back, Notre Dame forward Jack Jenkins sent a soft shot from center ice that trickled through Wall’s pads

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