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Frontier running back Seth Gewanter runs around end Friday afternoon at the Woodward Complex in Orange, where his Red Hawks were competing in a preseason high school jamboree hosted by Mahar Regional School.
For The Recorder/Mike Phillips

Turning the corner

Friday, September 4, 2015


Keeping Score: Bad call

Friday, September 4, 2015

Good Morning! I was sitting next to the cash register in Brad’s Place Thursday, enjoying a toasted sandwich packed with lettuce, tomatoes and three slices … 0

Football tourneys go Walker System

Friday, September 4, 2015

The seeding system for the Western Massachusetts Football Tournaments has changed. The Walker System will be used to seed football teams in the West Region … 0

Keeping Score: try, try again

Friday, August 21, 2015

Good morning! The UMass football team began practicing for the 2015 season this week. The Minutemen were mentioned but once in Sports Illustrated’s college football issue. The nation’s premier sports mag predicted that second-year coach Mark Whipple’s team will finish fourth in the MAC East. That’s it — … 0

Bulletin Board: Maynard Memorial Road Race on horizon

Friday, August 21, 2015

The 21st annual Don Maynard Memorial 5-mile Road Race and 3-mile Walk will take place on Sept. 19 at 9:30 a.m. The race begins and ends at the Green River Swimming & Recreation Area in Greenfield. Entries can be picked up at the YMCA, Body Shoppe, and Bicycle … 0

Whipple high on UM ground game

Thursday, August 20, 2015

AMHERST — Jamal Wilson doesn’t bother trying to play down his enthusiasm. The senior tailback’s face erupts in a smile when he talks about being back on the field after missing most of last year with a knee … 0

Bulletin Board: Hamp ousts Frontier for Suburban title, 15-8

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Northampton scored seven times in the first innings to erase a four-run deficit and went on to post a 15-8 victory over Frontier in the Suburban Softball League 14-and-under championship game Thursday night at Sheldon Field in Northampton. Hamp added two more in the third to make it … 0

Springfield to host state hoops tournament

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

It’s official: the MIAA State Basketball Championship Tournamnent will be played in the city where hoops was born. On Wednesday, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association made it official that beginning this winter the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Western Massachusetts Sports Commission will host the … 0

On The Trail: Cougar comments

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Cougars and catfish derbies, a book recently finished, and a troubling climate-change piece in last week’s Rolling Stone magazine. Hmmmm? Where to start? OK, cougars. Yes, cougars, despite that recent call from a woman I’ve known for some time pleading that I cease and desist writing about them. … 0

UM confident in QB Frohnapfel

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

AMHERST — Expecting Blake Frohnapfel to be better in Year 2 seems a little greedy. All he did last year was learn a system he’d never played in before and put up record-setting numbers for a previously awful … 0

Bulletin Board: Shea-Phillips Senior 6-6-6 champs

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Jon Shea and Phil Phillips combined on a 4-under-par 68 to win the Crumpin-Fox Club Senior 6-6-6 Tournament Wednesday in Bernardston. The format was scramble for the first six holes, best ball for the next six and alternate shot for the final six. Tom Bergeron and Tim Rice … 0

Bulletin Board: Varner, McHugh women’s Nassau winners

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Teresa Varner shot an 80 to win low gross over 18 holes during the Gross and Net Nassau Tournament held during the Women’s 18-Hole Golf League at the Country Club of Greenfield on Tuesday morning. Ann McHugh won … 0

Jaywalking: Pedal power

Monday, August 17, 2015

Who would have figured that it would be the recipe for something so popular? Start with a little bit of bicycling, add a dash of camping and throw in a whole lot of Iowa. The result is something … 0