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Athol opens in style, 3-0

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Athol High School opened its 2015 boys’ volleyball season with a performance reminiscent of some of its 2014 efforts. The Red Raiders opened with a strong first-set performance and remained steady throughout the remainder of the match as it downed Springfield High School of Science and Technology, 25-13, 25-18, 25-18, in independent action Wednesday afternoon at Mallet Gymnasium in Athol. … 0

Bulletin Board: Hoggers open with win

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Cas Szwajkowski fired home seven goals to power Northfield Mount Hermon School to a season-opening, 10-7 victory over Westminster School in prep girls’ lacrosse action … 0

Jaywalking: Labor of Love

Monday, March 30, 2015

When Dick “The Rev” McKelvey was young, he had a pair of events shape what would become a passion for the rest of his life. … 0

Bulletin Board: Tumbling Tigers weather busy weekend

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Greenfield YMCA Tumbling Tigers split their time at two meets over the weekend. Levels 1 and 2 went to the Hampshire Regional YMCA, while the rest headed to Beverly to compete in the Shamrock Invitational hosted by the North Shore Wildcats. At Hampshire, the hosts won the … 0

Bulletin Board: Croteau scores, McGivern bars the door

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Jake Croteau supplied all the offense goalie Deavin McGivern needed Saturday and Franklin County Hockey Association Dillon Chevrolet Stingrays defeated Holy Name, 1-0, to win the Greater Springfield League Peewee East Division championship at the Olympia in West … 0

Bulletin Board: West boys, East girls win Board 28 all-star games

Friday, March 13, 2015

The West bolted out to a 32-point lead early in the second half, survived a furious rally by the East and pulled out a 101-93 victory in the 18th annual Hampshire-Franklin IAABO Board No. 28 Boys’ High School All-Star Game Friday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield. … 0

Keeping Score: Letting go

Friday, March 13, 2015

Good morning! I wrote today’s column plucking away with my left index finger and my right arm in a sling. The good arm, the strong and useful limb, was broken while chasing a foul ball at a spring training game in Jupiter, Fla., last week. It could’ve been … 0


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Members of the Greenfield High School tennis team take a proactive approach to their sport by clearing the snow off the Davis St. courts on Thursday. Practice for all spring sports begins Monday. Recorder/Paul Franz … 0

One and done for Minutemen

Thursday, March 12, 2015

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — On Feb. 14, the University of Massachusetts men’s basketball team was tied for first place and looked primed to make noise in the Atlantic 10. Less than a month later, the Minutemen exited the conference tournament quietly. Before most of the teams and fans had … 0

Time to review Minutemen’s demise

Thursday, March 12, 2015

NEW YORK — After Thursday’s 76-69 loss to La Salle ended his team’s season at the Atlantic 10 Tournament, UMass coach Derek Kellogg said everything in the UMass program will be under review in hopes of getting better in the future after fizzling down the stretch. “I’ll really … 0

Bulletin Board: Hoop Shooters take aim at WMass titles

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Nine area youths representing Knights of Columbus Greenfield Council No. 133 Hoop Shoot will compete in the K of C Hoop Shoot Western Massachusetts Championships Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas Apocalypse School in West Springfield. Those heading to West Springfield include Jacob Lavin of Turners Falls … 0

Soaring down the lane

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Science teacher Matt Guertin rises above the crowd in the lane over student defenders Orlando Wildman-Hanlon (left) and Evan Bourque (right) Wednesday night at Goodnow Gym in South Deerfield. The exhibition game between varsity players and faculty raised … 0

On the Trail: Scabby mess

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Whether it was winter’s final roar or a soothing song of coming spring depends upon your perspective, I guess. But to my gray tiger cat sleeping peacefully across my lap on a bright, spring-like Monday afternoon, it was threatening indeed. Visibly alarmed, she rose to her feet, jumped … 0