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High School Sports

Smith Academy's Hannah Rickert (10) and Mahar's Natalie Gonynor (13) battle for a rebound during their game Friday night at Grzesik-Bixby Gymnasium in Orange. Recorder/Mike Phillips

Senators ground Falcons

Friday, December 19, 2014

Mahar Regional School is still finding ways to win, even if it isn’t exactly that pretty. The Senators, perhaps getting caught looking ahead to tonight’s showdown with longtime rival Athol High School, struggled with sloppy play but played solid enough defense to post a 42-21 win over Smith Academy in an independent girls’ basketball game Friday night at the Grzesik-Bixby Gymnasium Complex in Orange. The Senators took a lot of drama out of the matchup, building an 18-5 lead after one quarter. Smith did cut the lead to 10 by halftime (22-12), but could only manage 9 second-half points. Kianna Whitmore led a balanced offense … 0

Belchertown nips Turners, 3-1

Friday, December 19, 2014

Turners Falls High School struggled to score and was on the wrong end of some close calls as it came up short against Belchertown High School, 3-1, in a Fay-Wright Division hockey game at the Mullins Center Practice Rink in Amherst. The Indians (1-2) had a controversial goal disallowed in the third period and coach Nate Coffin said he was miffed at that, … 0

Mahar boys, girls split

Friday, December 19, 2014

With Smith College closing for the holiday break the second meet of the indoor track and field season took place one day early this week as teams met Thursday in Northampton. Three area teams took part in the early session on the day. The Mahar Regional School boys’ team split its two meets, defeating Greenfield High School, 60-28, but falling to Hampshire Regional … 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

Wave, Indians skaters ready to go

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Greenfield High School ruled the Fay-Wright Division last season. The Green Wave lost just once in the regular season and cruised to the title, which was re-established last season after the league had separated into a Fay Division … 0

Area teams gear up for PVIAC indoor track season

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Indoor track returns today when the PVIAC League kicks off its season at Smith College in Northampton. Five area schools field teams, and the Mahar Regional School boys and Pioneer Valley Regional School girls will be defending their … 0

Hickey powers Green Wave over Eagles

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Raegan Hickey made her varsity debut a memorable one and helped lead the Greenfield High School girls’ basketball team to a season-opening victory in the process. The eighth-grader scored a game-high 12 points as part of a double-double and played well at point guard as the Green Wave … 0

Upon review, no replay for disputed call

Thursday, December 11, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY — The ruling on the field stands: A high school football team from a tiny Oklahoma town is moving on to the state semifinals, having topped an Oklahoma City powerhouse after an improperly enforced penalty with … 0

Recore: ‘This is the year’ for Eagles

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The expectations are high for the Franklin County Technical School boys’ basketball team this season. The Eagles enter the 2014-15 season with enough experience and talent to have fourth-year coach Rick Recore believing that this is the season … 0

Franklin Tech girls could face growing pains

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

For the first time in five years the Franklin County Technical School girls’ basketball team will welcome back a coach for the second straight year. Matt Llewelyn returns for his second season with the Eagles after he became the fourth coach in four years last winter at the … 0

Focused on the rim

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Freshman Emma Poplawski goes for a shot during Mohawk girls’ basketball practice Wednesday afternoon in Buckland. … 0