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High School Sports

Pioneer’s Tucker Llewelyn (4) tries to drive to the hoop against Hopkins’ Sami Roe during their Hampshire League game Thursday night at Messer Gymnasium  in Northfield. Recorder/Mike Phillips

Panthers outmuscle Hopkins, 71-63

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Pioneer Valley Regional School made an early-season statement Thursday night. The Panthers locked horns with Hopkins Academy at Messer Gymnasium in a battle that pitted two of the preseason favorites in the Hampshire League. The game featured plenty of physical play and when it ended the Panthers knocked off the Golden Hawks, 71-63. The teams may feature the two tallest rosters in the HL and it led to numerous battles in the low post, many of which led to fouls. The visitors shot 19 free throws in the first half and 32 for the game, connecting on 23. The turning point may have actually been … 0

Hands-on coaching

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pioneer head coach Meg Burrington, right, takes part in drills with her team on Wednesday evening at Messer Gymnasium in Northfield. At left is Alyssa Llewelyn. Recorder/Micky Bedell … 1

Saints shut out Indians

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sean Gezotis scored twice in the first seven minutes of the game to account for all the scoring on Wednesday night as St. Mary High School defeated Turners Falls High School, 2-0, in a Fay-Wright Division hockey contest at Amelia Park Arena in Westfield. The loss evens the Indians record at 1-1-0 on the season and left coach Nate Coffin frustrated. “They just … 0

Schools: Hawks handle Falcons

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Frontier Regional School put up its highest point total in nearly a year Tuesday night and the usually offensively-starved Red Hawks crushed Smith Academy, 55-34, in an independent girls’ basketball game at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield. The … 0

Eagles, Red Raiders seeking league wrestling titles

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Franklin County produced a pair of Western Mass. Division III Wrestling champions last season and had another two grapplers reach the finals at the meet. Three of the four wrestlers are back this season including each of the … 0

Athol primed for big season in FCL

Monday, December 15, 2014

Athol High School has been the queen of the Franklin County League girls’ basketball landscape for the past decade and there is no reason to think the Red Raiders won’t once again rule the roost. Athol enters the … 0

Panthers run past Green Wave

Monday, December 15, 2014

Pioneer Valley Regional School jumped all over Greenfield High School in the first half and cruised to a 75-53 Hampshire League boys’ basketball victory Monday night at Nichols Gymnasium in Greenfield. The Green Wave had an abysmal start … 0

Atkins’ hat trick propels Indians over Eagles

Monday, December 15, 2014

Tim Atkins recorded a natural hat trick in the first period Saturday night and Turners Falls High School opened its season with a 7-1 win over Easthampton High School in Fay-Wright Division hockey action at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield. The Indians scored four times in the first period, … 0

HL season tips off tonight

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Who ya got? The Hampshire League boys’ basketball season kicks off tonight with a slew of games, and the big question heading into the season is who will emerge as the top dog in the league in 2014-2015. … 0

Friday, December 12, 2014

GHS-Franklin Tech opener The Greenfield and Franklin Tech girls’ basketball teams kicked off the 2014-15 winter sports season Thursday afternoon. Above, Greenfield’s Reagan Hickey goes up for a shot against Franklin Tech’s Michelle Leh goes airborne for a … 0

3 qualify for WMass, Indians sweep

Friday, December 12, 2014

Ian MacPhail, Jay Fritz and Mackenzie Phillips each qualified for the Western Mass. Swimming & Diving Championships on their first opportunity as Turners Falls High School opened the season with a pair of victories over Springfield School of Science & Technology in an independent swim meet Friday in … 0

Raiders cruise past Gansett

Friday, December 12, 2014

There’s nothing quite like a 22-0 run in the first quarter to get the season started off on a positive note. Athol High School outscored Narragansett Regional High School by that very margin in the first quarter and … 0

Turners looking for WMass individual qualifiers

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Turners Falls High School swim team will look to continue its upswing this season when it gets underway this afternoon at 4 against Springfield School of Science & Technology in Turners Falls. The Indians have seen some … 0