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Bulletin Board: Owls hoopster to land at Monmouth

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Stoneleigh-Burnham School girls’ basketball player Chinasa (Rosemary) Ilang has signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division I college basketball at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J. Ilang is preparing for her senior season with the Owls. As a junior, she led the team in scoring (12.0 points per game) and rebounding (18 per game). She also finished … 0

Bulletin Board: Turkeys flying out of Stan’s for Powertown raffle

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Turners Falls High School football team will hold its annual Turkey Raffle Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Society in Turners Falls. … 0

On The Trail: Trigger happy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Not complaining, just one of those weeks, I guess. Yes, one of those stretches when weird stuff requiring immediate attention comes at you like bugs … 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

Mohawk has best chance at Northfield

Thursday, November 6, 2014

After sweeping its way to the regular-season boys’ and girls’ PVIAC North Division crowns, the Mohawk Trail Regional High School cross-country teams now have their sights set on bringing home some postseason hardware. The Warriors will join 41 … 0

Red Raiders shut down Palmer, 14-3

Friday, November 7, 2014

PALMER — The Athol High School football team continued its much improved play Friday night, taking to the road and beating Palmer High School, 14-3, at cold and windy Legion Field. The night did not start well for Athol (3-6), which won the toss and took the ball … 0

Bulletin Board: Frontier grad helps Elms reach title game

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Senior midfielder Meghan Goodrow assisted on the first goal as Elms College defeated Wheelock College, 3-0, in a New England Collegiate Conference Field Hockey Championships semifinals at Leary Field in Chicopee Wednesday. Elms will play Regis College in the conference championship game Saturday afternoon. Goodrow is a former … 0

Lights shine on Amherst football

Thursday, November 6, 2014

AMHERST — Like his teammates on the undefeated Amherst College football team, Sam Hart is focused on preparing for Saturday’s game against arch-rival Williams College. If the Lord Jeffs win the contest, which starts at 4 p.m. and will be played under the lights at Pratt Field for … 0

Branching out

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Saturday morning, after 10, gray, damp, rain holding off, me reading, phone rings. My buddy Cooker’s calling from the field on his cell, hunting over young male springer spaniel, Gizmo. “Hey, I’m hunting down by Duncan’s and, trust me, it’s your kinda covert. You ought to head down. … 0