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With senior leading rusher Clay Richardson questionable and likely out of today's game due to injury, the weight of the favored Senators' offense may fall an the capable shoulders of Malik Adams (above), no slouch in his own right as a ballcarrier.
For The Recorder/Mike Phillips

Visiting Athol fixin’ for upset

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Well, at least they won’t have to shovel the field today. Last year’s memorable Turkey Day contest between Athol High and Mahar Regional schools, a 14-6 Red Raider victory, was played in terrible conditions on O’Brien Field’s natural grass a day after the surprise Thanksgiving Eve snowstorm. A volunteer corps made the field playable, but the track scoring was slow indeed. This year, with the game being played on James S. Woodward Athletic Complex’s FieldTurf and a beautiful weather forecast looming , things should be different. Kickoff is at 10 a.m. Athol leads the all-time series, 48-30-1. Mahar (7-3) comes into the contest as the … 0

Can Indians win fifth straight?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

It may have been a quiet year regarding postseason success for local gridiron teams, but that is all behind us now. Now, it’s time for Turkey Day, and with it, a brand new season. One of the greatest Thanksgiving Day rivalries in western Massachusetts will take place this morning at 10:30 at the … 0

Red Hawks rumble, 46-6

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — If you score every time your offense touches the ball, you are probably going to win most football games. That’s exactly what Frontier Regional School did for first three quarters of what wound up being a lopsided, 46-6, Thanksgiving Eve win over visiting Mohawk Trail Regional School Wednesday night. “This … 0

Northfield braces for Tech-Pioneer collision

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

There will be plenty on the line Thanksgiving morning, when Franklin County Technical School takes on Pioneer Valley Regional School in Northfield for the 11th annual meeting between the programs. Game time is set for 10 a.m. The … 0

Frontier the clear favorite vs. Mohawk

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

They’re going to have a tough time matching last year’s drama. Mohawk Trail Regional High School and Frontier Regional School will slug it out tonight in South Deerfield for their Thanksgiving Eve football showdown in the 82nd all-time … 0

Frontier sweeps Lynnfield, 3-0, for another state championship

Sunday, November 22, 2015

FITCHBURG — The “Senior Show” was worth the price of admission. Frontier Regional School rode the play of its eight seniors throughout most of the postseason, then closed out a memorable era in the program’s storied history Saturday … 0

Rode learns lesson; O’Sullivan local leader

Sunday, November 22, 2015

WESTFIELD — Sam Rode came late to cross country, joining Mohawk Trail Regional High School’s program as a junior last season. Rode ended his brief high school career on a positive note Saturday. He finished 100th at the state Division II Boys’ Cross Country Championship meet with a … 0

Will Frontier’s streak continue?

Friday, November 20, 2015

Frontier Regional School has established itself as a juggernaut in girls’ volleyball, having reached unprecedented levels of success previously unseen locally in this or any other sport — 12 straight 20-win seasons, 11 consecutive Western Massachusetts titles and … 0

Hawks land 4 on Division III All-State team

Friday, November 20, 2015

While Frontier Regional School adds to the school’s trophy case based on its success as a team, the Red Hawks continue to have players honored for their individual efforts. Four of Frontier’s seniors — Emily Woodward, Remi Quesnelle, … 0

Hawks outlast Case to state final, 3-2

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

NORTHBOROUGH — They want six, pure and simple. Frontier Regional School battled back from a pair of one-set deficits and survived a nail-biter of a fifth set to post a 20-25, 25-15, 14-25, 25-18, 16-14 victory over Joseph … 0

Frontier loses overtime nail-biter to Douglas

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BOLTON — A diving header ended the greatest boys’ soccer season in Frontier Regional School history. Douglas High School’s Zach Eells connected with a cross in midair 30 seconds into the second overtime Wednesday in Bolton to break a scoreless tie and send the Tigers to the Division … 0

Auburn ousts Frontier in OT, 1-0

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

GRAFTON — Late, heartbreaking goals follow the Frontier Regional School field hockey team to the MIAA Division II state semifinals. Auburn High School’s Kileigh Hynes delivered the winner 8 minutes into overtime to give the Rockets their second … 0

Frontier’s three amigos await States

Monday, November 16, 2015

It’s a big deal when a local team advances to the state tournament, and even bigger when two teams make it past the sectional. But three teams from the same school? Unprecedented. Frontier Regional School, fresh off victories … 0