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Panthers roll to WMass championship

Monday, October 20, 2014

From a perfect season to a near-perfect performance. Pioneer Valley Regional School, fresh off its undefeated regular season, posted two of the top four individual scores and simply destroyed the competition to the tune of a 20-stroke victory to claim the team title during the Western Massachusetts Division III Golf Championship at Franconia Golf Course in Springfield. “I thought there … 0

Hawks display total package to secure postseason berth

Monday, October 20, 2014

Needing just one point to earn a postseason berth, Frontier Regional School used a stellar offensive and defensive performance to defeat Smith Academy 3-0 in … 0

Senators tie Warriors, wrap up North title

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mahar Regional School and Mohawk Trail Regional High School battled to a 1-1 draw in a McGrath North Division boys’ soccer match Monday afternoon in … 0

Athol rips Cathedral for 1st win

Friday, October 10, 2014

ATHOL — Consider the monkey officially removed from the backs of the Athol High School football team. New quarterback Bryce Melanson passed for 119 yards and junior running back Matt Winters ran for two touchdowns as the Red Raiders dominated a hapless and depleted Cathedral High School squad, … 0

Terriers whip UMass

Friday, October 10, 2014

AMHERST — Youth was certainly served Friday night at the Mullins Center, where UMass dressed eight freshmen players and Boston University 10 in both teams’ 2014-2015 season opener. But while the Terriers’ youngsters thrived, their UMass counterparts struggled to survive as BU ripped the Minutemen, 8-1, before 4,288. … 0

Athol rallies to tie Frontier, 3-3

Friday, October 10, 2014

Kayla Robidoux scored in the 76th minute to help Athol High School tie Frontier Regional School, 3-3, in a Pioneer North Division girls’ soccer match Friday night in South Deerfield. Frontier jumped out to a 2-0 lead at halftime as Julia Riordan tallied a goal in the 17th … 0

Lions score early and often, cruise past Greenfield

Friday, October 10, 2014

LUDLOW — Brian Pacheco rushed for 195 yards and three touchdowns and Ludlow High School defeated Greenfield High School, 43-16, in Intercounty League football action on Friday night. The final score may not have been much prettier for Greenfield than last week’s 44-0 loss to Frontier Regional School, … 0

Orioles run past Mahar, 27-6

Friday, October 10, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — Second-half turnovers cost Mahar Regional School a victory as Belchertown High School’s defense powered a comeback 27-6 win during their Intercounty League football contest Friday night. The Senators (1-4 overall, 1-3 IL) scored early, but couldn’t replicate it, as the Orioles (2-3, 2-2 IL) made key … 0

Elliott ties for 11th in PVIAC golf tourney

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pioneer Valley Regional School’s James Elliott was the top local finisher at the PVIAC Boys’ Invitational Golf Tournament. Elliott fired a 78 and tied for 11th place in Friday’s PVIAC Invitational Golf Tournament at Franconia Golf Course in Springfield. Elliott highlighted a list of local players who competed … 0

Wave delays Warriors’ clinching party

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mohawk Trail Regional High School had the perfect opportunity to earn two critical points in hopes of qualifying for postseason, but Greenfield High School wouldn’t let it happen. Raegan Hickey’s goal with 20 minutes left in regulation helped … 0

14th straight victory moves Raiders near another title

Thursday, October 9, 2014

After a rocky start to its season, Athol High School has won 14 straight matches and is on the verge of clinching its second outright Northern Division championship. The Red Raiders battled Mahar Regional School for four intense … 0

Emotions run high for Tech-Mohawk clash

Thursday, October 9, 2014

It has all the fixings of a classic football game Saturday afternoon in Turners Falls. Two teams, which are not only battling for Tri-County League supremacy but also jockeying for position in the western Massachusetts Division VI playoffs, … 0

Keeping Score: No win situation

Friday, October 10, 2014

Good morning! How would you like to be football coach for a day, have a 27-point lead and try keeping it for the last 31 minutes of play? Think you could do it? UMass coach Mark Whipple couldn’t. He let what was a 41-14 blowout slip away last … 0