Sports

Senators ground Falcons

Friday, December 19, 2014

Mahar Regional School is still finding ways to win, even if it isn’t exactly that pretty. The Senators, perhaps getting caught looking ahead to tonight’s showdown with longtime rival Athol High School, struggled with sloppy play but played solid enough defense to post a 42-21 win over Smith Academy in an independent girls’ basketball game Friday night at the Grzesik-Bixby … 0

Belchertown nips Turners, 3-1

Friday, December 19, 2014

Turners Falls High School struggled to score and was on the wrong end of some close calls as it came up short against Belchertown High … 0

Mahar boys, girls split

Friday, December 19, 2014

With Smith College closing for the holiday break the second meet of the indoor track and field season took place one day early this week … 0

Athol primed for big season in FCL

Monday, December 15, 2014

Athol High School has been the queen of the Franklin County League girls’ basketball landscape for the past decade and there is no reason to think the Red Raiders won’t once again rule the roost. Athol enters the … 0

Bulletin Board: Campbell powers Greenfield middies to win

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hunter Campbell scored 16 points on Monday afternoon and Greenfield Middle School defeated Pioneer Valley Middle School, 54-33, in a boys’ basketball game in Northfield. Nate Haselton finished with 15 points in the win, and Owen Phelps added 11 points. Garrett Cote paced Pioneer with 10 points. Gymnastics … 0

HL season tips off tonight

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Who ya got? The Hampshire League boys’ basketball season kicks off tonight with a slew of games, and the big question heading into the season is who will emerge as the top dog in the league in 2014-2015. … 0

Minutemen get past Canisius

Sunday, December 14, 2014

AMHERST — Entering Saturday, UMass basketball’s largest margin of victory so far this season had been 25 points, and the Minutemen managed to match that spread in only one half of action against Canisius at the Mullins Center. It didn’t last, though, as Canisius’ second-half comeback had more … 0

Bulletin Board: Shotgun season closes with 33 more checks

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Local hunters were busy on the final day of the 2014 Massachusetts shotgun deer hunting season as 33 deer were checked at the local stations on Saturday. Grrr Gear led the way with 18 checks on Saturday, while Bitzer Hatchery had 15 checks over the weekend. The Sunderland … 0

Atkins’ hat trick propels Indians over Eagles

Monday, December 15, 2014

Tim Atkins recorded a natural hat trick in the first period Saturday night and Turners Falls High School opened its season with a 7-1 win over Easthampton High School in Fay-Wright Division hockey action at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield. The Indians scored four times in the first period, … 0

Raiders cruise past Gansett

Friday, December 12, 2014

There’s nothing quite like a 22-0 run in the first quarter to get the season started off on a positive note. Athol High School outscored Narragansett Regional High School by that very margin in the first quarter and … 0

3 qualify for WMass, Indians sweep

Friday, December 12, 2014

Ian MacPhail, Jay Fritz and Mackenzie Phillips each qualified for the Western Mass. Swimming & Diving Championships on their first opportunity as Turners Falls High School opened the season with a pair of victories over Springfield School of Science & Technology in an independent swim meet Friday in … 0

Bulletin Board: 21 more checks as shotgun season winds down

Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday was a relatively busy day for local hunters as the second and final week of the 2014 Massachusetts shotgun deer hunting season winds down. Local checking stations reported 21 deer checked on Friday. Father-son hunters Keith and Michael Longto of Amherst each took home nice trophies on … 0

Keeping Score: Resolutely

Friday, December 12, 2014

Good morning! Here’s a New Year’s Resolution to stop railing against the follies and foibles of the UMass hockey program. Why bother? The team is irrelevant. It’s 1-9-0 in Hockey East and 4-11-0 overall. It’s ignored by the … 0