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Local teams jockeying for playoff position

Thursday, October 30, 2014

After nearly two months of football, we are finally down to the final week of the regular season, and with it comes a number of playoff scenarios still up in the air. Five games dot the local landscape this weekend, including a number that have playoff implications. Four of those games will be played tonight at 7. Turners Falls High … 0

Senators eliminate West Side

Thursday, October 30, 2014

ORANGE — Although Colleen Burke doesn’t play softball at Mahar Regional School, the senior may want to think about trying out following her exploits on … 0

Mahar spikes Lenox

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mahar Regional School probably shouldn’t have gone to five sets, but the Senators were able to get the job done. A back-and-forth affair for most … 0

Minutemen roll past AIC, 120-71

Thursday, October 30, 2014

AMHERST — As exhibition games go, this one had the feel of about three games’ worth for UMass basketball, if the final margin was any indication. Thursday night at the Mullins Center, the Minutemen were in a tight one against American International College for about the first six … 0

Bulletin Board: Hemphill scores swan-song goal

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mackey Hemphill of Gill completed her college career for the Wesleyan College field hockey team Wednesday in a 3-2 New England Small College Athletic Conference loss to Connecticut College in Middletown, Conn. Hemphill scored one goal and assisted on the other for the Cardinals (3-12 overall, 2-8 NESCAC). … 0

Hawks clinch tourney berth

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — It was a win-and-you’re-in scenario for the Frontier Regional School girls’ soccer team in Wednesday night’s season finale, so when the scoreboard read 1-1 with less than 20 minutes remaining, the Red Hawks knew they … 0

On the Trail: Myth mayhem

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

As the Beaver Moon builds in the midnight sky, I’ve been stuck on the ancient beaver myth, my meandering thoughts briefly disrupted by backyard leave-removal chores and a fresh cordwood load dumped out back Wednesday morning by Blue Sky, a good man who left a tidy mound in … 0

Dublin School ousts 4 Rivers, 2-1

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dublin School scored midway through the second half to break a 1-1 tie and the fifth seeds eliminated fourth-seeded Four Rivers Charter School, 2-1, in a River Valley Athletic League boys’ soccer quarterfinal playoff game Wednesday afternoon in Greenfield. Dublin took a 1-0 lead in the first minute … 0

Bulletin Board: Greenfield hands Great Falls first loss, 30-22

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Greenfield Middle School jumped out to a 16-point halftime lead and went on to beat previously unbeaten Great Falls Middle School, 30-22, in football action Wednesday night at Veterans Memorial Field in Greenfield. Greenfield opened the scoring with Owen Phelps’ 1-yard touchdown run, and R.J. Byrd ran in … 0

Red Hawks’ No. 1 seed is no surprise

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The postseason is here and with its arrival the Frontier Regional School volleyball team will begin its quest for 10. The Red Hawks earned the top seed in the 10-team WMass Division III Girls’ Volleyball Tournament and will … 0

Frontier earns share of title

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Frontier Regional School is primed to make a run into the WMass Division III Boys’ Soccer Tournament, but before it could turn its eyes to the postseason, it had some business to attend to Tuesday afternoon. Chad Parent scored twice and assisted on a pair of goals to … 0

Bulletin Board: Great Falls-Greenfield tussle tonight at Vets

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Great Falls Middle School will head to Veterans Memorial Field in Greenfield tonight at 6 to take on Greenfield Middle School in the teams’ annual football game. Admission to the game is free. Youth basketball Orange Rec girls’ sign-ups The Orange Recreation Association is now registering girls in … 0

Frontier girls stay alive

Monday, October 27, 2014

Frontier Regional School knows how to make things exciting, especially when trying to keep its playoff chances alive. The Red Hawks rallied from two deficits and forged a critical 3-3 draw with Palmer High School in an independent … 0