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Indians favored for 4th straight victory

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A year ago, the Turners Falls High School football team did something never before done in the proud 87-year history of the school when it defeated Greenfield High School for the third consecutive season. The Indians look to continue the historical run this morning at 10:30 when they invade Veterans Memorial Field in Greenfield. As for the Green Wave, after … 0

Another Mahar-Athol toss-up

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

While neither team qualified for the postseason this fall, Mahar Regional School and Athol High School can close out the season on a high note … 0

UM derails Huskies

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

AMHERST — While the snow flew outside Wednesday, UMass basketball flew inside, playing comfortably and in command from start to finish. The Minutemen scored the … 0

Bulletin Board: Turkeys flying out of Stan’s for Powertown raffle

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Turners Falls High School football team will hold its annual Turkey Raffle Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Society in Turners Falls. Besides raffling off 20 turkeys every 15 minutes, the event will also feature a 50/50 raffle and Chinese auctions. All proceeds benefit the … 0

On The Trail: Trigger happy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Not complaining, just one of those weeks, I guess. Yes, one of those stretches when weird stuff requiring immediate attention comes at you like bugs at a hot muggy windshield. It all started with irritating gun woes late last week. First, while pursuing a wild flush — it … 0

Minutemen work overtime to take down Jaspers, 77-68

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

AMHERST — When they last faced each other 20 years ago, UMass and Manhattan tipped off their basketball game at midnight. Despite another morning start Tuesday, the two teams played a different kind of late at the Mullins … 0

Pioneer football forfeits two wins due to ineligibility

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Pioneer Valley Regional School football team has forfeited its two wins this season due to an ineligible player. The Panthers are 2-8 thus far this fall. According to informed sources, coach Glen Wilson and athletic director Gina Johnson were both unaware of any ineligible player prior to … 0

Bulletin Board: Akron pastes UMass, 30-6

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Kyle Pohl threw a pair of touchdown passes and Robert Stein kicked three field goals to lead Akron past UMass, 30-6, in Mid-American Conference football Tuesday night at InfoCision Stadium in Akron, Ohio. Akron (5-6, 3-4 MAC) moved out to a 20-0 halftime lead as Pohl threw his … 0

Jaywalking: A cut above

Monday, November 17, 2014

One day before I spoke with Mohawk Trail Regional High School cross-country coach Joe Chadwick about his girls’ team, I got a surprise visit from another Hall of Fame coach, Pete Conway, who dropped by the office last … 0

Bulletin Board: Falcons win first touch-football title

Monday, November 17, 2014

After two consecutive years as bridesmaids, the Northampton Falcons finally secured their first Greenfield Men’s Touch Football League title with a 7-2 victory over Sirum Auto Body in the Super Bowl Sunday at Green River Field in Greenfield. Vesit Keo hit Steven “Frostie” Taurus on a 24-yard pass … 0

Buzzing Hornets send Indians packing

Sunday, November 16, 2014

NORTH ADAMS — The signs served as a warning to anyone driving the Mohawk Trail into North Adams Saturday: “Fear the Swarm.” The top-seeded McCann Technical High School Hornets backed up the threat by employing a swarming defense … 0

Dominant Frontier wins unimaginable fifth consecutive state championship

Sunday, November 16, 2014

FITCHBURG — Winning a state title is always special, but this one may just give off a little extra shine. The Frontier Regional School girls’ volleyball team took home its fifth straight Division III state championship Saturday, beating … 0

Mohawk girls’ road ends at Franklin Park

Sunday, November 16, 2014

BOSTON — The course was challenging and the competition much tougher than it was the previous two weeks. Yet the Mohawk Trail Regional High School girls cross-country team’s season won’t be defined by what happened during Saturday’s state Division II championship, but rather by what it took for … 0