Sports

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

Warriors drill Ware, earn playoff berth

Friday, October 24, 2014

WARE — It’s on to the playoffs for Mohawk Trail Regional High School. The Warriors clinched a Western Mass. Division VI playoff berth with a 42-6 rout of Ware High School Friday night. “This is just crazy,” Mohawk quarterback Andrew Doty said. “We don’t want the other guys … 0

MacDonald earns place in Mass. Coaches Hall

Friday, October 24, 2014

Frontier Regional School girls’ volleyball head coach Sean MacDonald was honored recently as one of 10 honorees to be inducted into the Massachusetts Girls’ Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. MacDonald, who was selected for “his coaching achievement … 0

Keeping Score: Writing lesson

Friday, October 24, 2014

Good morning! One morning over coffee at Green Fields Market, my friend Bob Diamond guessed how long it takes for me to write the Saturday column: “What, a couple of hours?” Guess again. Assumptions like Bob’s are what caused German essayist Thomas Mann to wryly observe: “A writer … 1

Red Hawks rise to win 1st East crown

Thursday, October 23, 2014

After struggling during its inaugural season in the Eastern Division, Frontier Regional School has reached the top of the standings in the toughest girls’ volleyball league in western Massachusetts. The Red Hawks started off on a hot streak … 0

Eagles dismantle Golden Hawks

Thursday, October 23, 2014

HOLYOKE — To parody the title of an old Clint Eastwood film, the Franklin County Technical School football team ran the ball “every which way but loose” on the way to a one-sided 48-0 win over Tri-County League opponent Dean Technical High School at John F. Gilligan Field … 0

Bulletin Board: Northfield rider struts her stuff at Grand Nationals

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Grace Powers of Northfield took Reserve Champion (second place) Grand National Hunter Seat on the Equitation class at the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show in Oklahoma City, which concluded on Saturday. Powers, a senior at Stoneleigh-Burnham School and a member of the Equestrian program, and … 0

Mohawk boys earn tie, WMass soccer berth

Friday, October 24, 2014

When does a tie feel like a win? When a postseason tournament berth is at stake. Mohawk Trail Regional High School knew all it needed was 1 point against Greenfield High School, so the Warriors packed it in defensively and earned a 0-0 McGrath North Division boys’ soccer … 0

Frontier eliminates game Warriors, 1-0

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mohawk Trail Regional High School approached Wednesday’s contest as if it were a tournament game, but the final result ended up leaving the Warriors out of the postseason conversation. A stellar Frontier Regional School defensive effort held the … 0

On The Trail: Weirdness

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Weird: that’s how I’d characterize what’s been happening in my travels since we last met. Then, at other times, same-old, same-old, nothing at all peculiar. Oh well. That’s life. The weirdness started on my ride home from work through The Meadows before midnight a week ago. In a … 0

Eagles touch down at Dean Tech tonight

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Week 8 of the area high school football season will likely separate the contenders from the pretenders. Some teams could clinch a Western Massachusetts Tournament berth as early as Friday night, while others are already playing out the … 0