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Jaywalking: Holiday blowouts

Monday, November 24, 2014

It was 77 degrees and sunny back on Aug. 18. That was a little more than three months ago, marking the first day of practice for high school football teams. Now, after countless snaps, runs, passes, turnovers and touchdowns, we have arrived at the final few days of the 2014 season. And the final days will look very different from … 0

Bulletin Board: Oh my! Vermont icemen 11, UMass 1

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sixteen different Vermont players registered points Saturday night as the Catamounts trounced UMass, 11-1, in Hockey East action at the Mullins Center in Amherst. Brady … 0

UMass outlasts Seminoles

Sunday, November 23, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — After relying heavily on what coach Derek Kellogg called “the Big Four” for much of their first three games, the UMass basketball … 0

Bulletin Board: UMass icemen whack AIC

Sunday, November 9, 2014

UMass jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one period Friday night and avenged one of its most embarrassing recent losses with a 7-1 non-conference victory over American International College before 3,102 at the Mullins Center in Amherst. The Minutemen (3-5-0) had dropped a 3-2 home decision to … 0

Indians on to finals again: Stifle Warriors, 26-2, await today’s FC Tech-McCann winner

Friday, November 7, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Turners Falls High School quarterback Tionne Brown was not supposed to be the offensive star of Friday night’s Western Massachusetts Division VI semifinal football game between the second-seeded Indians and third-seeded Mohawk Trail Regional High … 1

Hurricanes blank Frontier in snow, 35-0

Friday, November 7, 2014

ADAMS — Frontier Regional School quarterback Oliver Fox didn’t have to think very long to answer this question: Was Hoosac Valley Regional High School the best football team the Red Hawks had played all year? “Definitely,” said Fox. “They’re a tough team. We knew that going into it. … 0

Red Hawks upset Hampshire, move to D3 semifinals

Friday, November 7, 2014

WESTHAMPTON — After scoring a rare goal, Frontier Regional’s Dan Bronke was going to make sure it held up. The sophomore center back was part of a terrific defensive effort down the stretch as the No. 6-seeded Red Hawks withstood No. 3 Hampshire’s late onslaught to complete the … 0

Senators topple Pioneers, 18-7

Friday, November 7, 2014

ORANGE — A healthy diet of senior running back Aaron Briggs has certainly helped Mahar Regional School get well late in the football season. Briggs piled up 201 yards on 30 carries to keep the clock and the chains moving Friday night as Mahar eased to its second … 0

Panthers bottle up Green Wave, earn 22-8 independent win

Friday, November 7, 2014

GREENFIELD — The regular season may be winding down, but the search for answers continues for the Greenfield High School football team. Catherdral High School made the most of its opportunities and rode the legs and arm of junior quarterback Nathan Laprade to a 22-8 victory over the … 0

Blue Devils run wild in 44-18 win over Pioneer

Friday, November 7, 2014

NORTHFIELD — A first-half collapse by the Pioneer Valley Regional School football team resulted in a 44-18 independent loss to Drury High School on Friday night. It’s never a good sign when the hometown faithful are imploring players to “keep your heads high” when it’s only the second … 0

Keeping Score: Rivalry redux

Friday, November 7, 2014

Good morning! Today’s marquee game is 20 miles down the road in Amherst where the Lord Jeffs host Williams College. This historic rivalry will resume for its 129th year. The game will be contested at Pratt Field. The gridiron dates to 1891, making it the third-oldest NCAA playing … 0

Playoff fever grips Franklin County

Thursday, November 6, 2014

It’s time for playoff football, which four local postseason qualifiers will get a taste of this weekend. The lone area team in the WMass Division V playoffs is Frontier Regional School, which is making its statewide football playoff … 0

Hawks, Raiders tangle again for championship

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Can Frontier Regional School maintain its domination of western Massachusetts girls’ volleyball and win “one for the other thumb?” Or can Athol High School continue its recent run of success, avenge last year’s setback and pull off one … 0