High School Sports

Pioneer’s Brianna Jobst, right, looks for a teammate as Putnam’s Jocelyn Enriquez defends during their Western Mass. Division IV quarterfinal Friday at Messer Gymnasium in Northfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

Panthers Cage-bound

Friday, February 27, 2015

NORTHFIELD — After an anemic four-point second quarter, it looked like the Pioneer Valley Regional School girls’ basketball team might fall short of its preseason goal of becoming the first team from that program to play at Curry Hicks Cage. Instead, the third-seeded Panthers, led by the two-headed monster of senior Natalie Hale (16 points, 7 steals, 5 rebounds, 2 assists) and sophomore Caroline Merkle (15 points, 3 steals, 4 rebounds), roared back with a monster third quarter on the way to a decisive 44-36 victory over previously unbeaten and sixth-seeded Putnam Vocational High School in the quarterfinals of the Western Massachusetts Division IV Tournament … 0

Athol ousts Sabis in OT

Friday, February 27, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Forward Emily Casella put the Athol High School offense on her back in overtime and guard Molly Cleveland made the game-clinching free throw with 7.4 seconds left to send the sixth-seeded Red Raiders to Curry Hicks Cage in Amherst for the Western Massachusetts Division III semifinals with a 52-51 victory over third-seeded Sabis International Charter School in quarterfinal action Friday night. … 0

Indians vanquish Granby

Thursday, February 26, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The last time Liam Ellis took the floor at the Curry Hicks Cage as a member of the Turners Falls High School basketball team, he was in eighth grade. Now a senior, Ellis and the third-seeded Indians will get a chance to return to the historic venue, courtesy of a … 0

Warriors roll past Panthers

Thursday, February 26, 2015

DALTON — It was one of those nights for Pioneer Valley Regional School. The Panthers had no defensive answer for what was a well-oiled Wahconah Regional High School offense and Pioneer could not keep pace with its own attack as the fifth-seeded Panthers’ season came to an end … 0

Bulletin Board: Goalie O’Brien backbones Hoggers’ 5-2 hockey win

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Conor O’Brien continued his solid season for the Northfield Mount Hermon School boys’ hockey team, backstopping the Hoggers to a 5-2 in win over Phillips Andover Academy Wednesday in Andover. The senior goaltender, a 2015 NHL Entry Draft candidate from Pinellas Park, Fla., registered 35 saves in leading … 0

South Hadley ousts Wave

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — South Hadley High School executed its game plan early, built a quick lead and cruised to a 49-28 win over Greenfield High School Tuesday night in the first round of the Western Massachusetts Division III Girls’ Basketball Tournament. The No. 5 Tigers (15-6) advance to … 0

Athol blows out Southwick, 65-43

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Athol High School’s fast start led to an 18-point lead after one quarter and the sixth-seeded Red Raiders cruised to a 65-43 victory over 11th-seeded Southwick-Tolland Regional High School in the first round of the Western Massachusetts Division III Girls’ Basketball Tournament Tuesday night at Mallet Gymnasium in … 0

Wahconah derails Senators

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

ORANGE — Maddie Sprague scored 10 of her game-high 18 points in the third quarter, allowing Wahconah Regional High School to take control of a game that had been tied at halftime and the ninth-seeded Warriors went on to defeat eighth-seeded Mahar Regional School, 56-46, in a WMass … 0

Panthers sink Vikes, 59-15

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NORTHFIELD — You knew from the beginning that this one might not be pretty, and it wasn’t — unless you happen to be a fan of the Pioneer Valley Regional School girls’ basketball team. The third-seeded Panthers dominated … 0

Jaywalking: Teamwork

Monday, February 23, 2015

Just as expected, the Hampshire League proved to be full of intrigue this season. We figured back in early December that the HL schedule would be full of exciting weekly games and it lived up to the billing. There were many nights when at least one game would … 0

Wolves end Eagles’ season

Monday, February 23, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The smallest player on the court made perhaps the biggest difference Monday night for Hampden Charter School. Freshman half-pint Justin Feliciano scored 18 points in the second half after not playing a minute in the first half, and the seventh-seeded Wolves came back from a fourth-quarter … 0

Mustangs oust valiant Eagles, 78-68

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Third-quarter struggles plagued Franklin County Technical School Sunday afternoon and the Eagles came up just short in their quest to win a state boys’ basketball title with a 78-68 loss to Minuteman Regional High School in the championship game of the State Small School Vocational Tournament in Turners … 0

Indian boys lead nine local tourney qualifiers

Sunday, February 22, 2015

After going 18-2 during the regular season and winning the Hampshire League boys’ basketball title outright, Turners Falls High School earned the third seed in the WMass Division IV Boys’ Basketball Tournament. Seeds for both the boys’ and … 0