School Wrestling: Decker, White, Rich WMass top seeds

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Three local wrestlers picked up top seeds for this weekend’s WMass Division III Individual Wrestling Championships at Southwick-Tolland Regional High School. Athol High School got a pair of top seeds as Merrick Decker and Ryan White each placed at the top of their weight divisions. Decker, the two-time defending WMass champion, earned the top seed at 120 pounds. He will … 0

School Hockey: Late Miner goal gives Wave tie

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Tyler Miner scored on a rebound with 51 second left to lift Greenfield High School into a 2-2 tie with Easthampton High School in Fay-Wright … 0

Bulletin Board: Emond helps EDGE trim Greenfield, 43-36

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Troy Emond had 14 points as the EDGE upended Greenfield, 43-36, in a grades 7 & 8 Suburban League boys’ basketball game Saturday at Messer … 0

Girls’ hoop fun day at Pioneer

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Pioneer Valley Regional School girls’ basketball program will host a basketball Fun Day Sunday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. It is open to all girls in grades 4 through 6 in the Pioneer Valley Regional School District. All participants are asked to wear comfortable athletic clothing and … 0

Keeping Score: A long story

Friday, January 29, 2016

(Second of two parts) Good morning! When the mercury dips below 50 in South Florida, people don’t come out for the newspaper, but Burmese pythons will come out from the underbrush. “This cold weather’s perfect,” said Brian Wood, … 0

Schools: Mahar drops Panthers; Hopkins keeps rolling

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Mahar Regional School got strong outside shooting and turned in a strong defensive effort to hand Pioneer Valley Regional School its third consecutive loss with a 64-61 Hampshire League boys’ basketball victory Thursday night at Grzesik-Bixby Gymnasium in … 0

Schools: Hurricanes blow down Wave

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Amherst Regional High School scored five times in the final period to break open a close game and beat Greenfield High School, 8-2, in Fay-Wright Division hockey action Wednesday night at Orr Rink in Amherst. Evan Simmons scored … 0

On The Trail: Rattler feedback

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Lots of feedback here and there about last week’s column confirming a MassWildlife proposal to establish a population of endangered Timber Rattlesnakes on a secluded, unspecified Quabbin Reservoir island since dubbed “Rattlesnake Island” by the Boston Globe. “What are they, nuts?” were the most common words uttered. Followed … 0

Senators flatten Raiders

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mahar Regional School earned seven forfeits Wednesday night to remain unbeaten in Tri-County League matches by defeating rival Athol High School, 51-27, in Orange. The Senators (5-7 overall, 4-0 TCL) moved into a first-place tie with South Hadley … 0

Bulletin Board: Frontier awaits another Pack-The-House-Night

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Four years ago, Frontier Regional School basketball player Mindy Esposito went to a UConn women’s basketball game with her father Eddie Esposito and watched the Huskies play in front of a packed house. She remarked how cool it would be to play in front of a full gymnasium … 0

Girls’ Hoops: Chmyzinski, Turners Falls take down Pioneer

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

As far as Ted Wilcox is concerned, this was one game where the box score didn’t tell even part of the story. Maddy Chmyzinski turned in another solid performance, but the Indians also received all kinds of support … 0

Schools: Indian swimmers split with Lions

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Two Turners Falls High School boys won multiple events during a 41-24 victory over Ludlow High School in their Constitution Division swim meet Tuesday in Turners Falls. The Lions’ girls gained a split on the afternoon with a 57-35 win over Turners. Cameron Bradley was victorious in the … 0

Bulletin Board: Bluefish compete at swim championships

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Montague Bluefish finished 13th overall as a team in the annual Pioneer Valley Swim League Championship meet over the weekend at Longmeadow High School. The Bluefish girls’ squad finished ninth and boys placed 12th. Sophia McComb turned in the best individual performance for the locals, as she … 0