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High School Sports

Ben Westerman of Greenfield High School volleys with John Vinegre of Belchertown High School Tuesday at the Davis Street tennis courts. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

Westerman fuels Wave win

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Experience can play a pivotal part in a team’s overall success, and senior Ben Westerman needed only one to help Greenfield High School knock off a traditionally tough opponent. Westerman gutted out a tough three-set victory for the deciding point as the Green Wave surprised Valley Wheel co-champion Belchertown High School, 3-2, in an independent boys’ tennis match Tuesday afternoon … 0

Incoming

Monday, March 30, 2015

Eighth-grader Hannah Wells races in to snag a fly ball Monday night in the Turners Falls High School gym, where the high-powered Indians were working out for the upcoming Franklin County League softball wars, whenever teams finally find their way onto area diamonds still in their winter modes. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt … 0

Quite a racket

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Greenfield High School boys' tennis team member Brayton Stack moves to return a serve during practice Wednesday at the Davis Street Tennis Courts. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt … 0

Pioneer goes cold, falls by wayside, 45-29

Monday, March 2, 2015

New year, new venue, same outcome. For the second straight season, Monson High School eliminated Pioneer Valley Regional School from the Western Massachusetts Division IV Girls’ Basketball Tournament, where the seventh-seeded Mustangs trounced the third-seeded Panthers, 45-29, in … 0

Hopkins pulls away from Turners, 68-46

Monday, March 2, 2015

AMHERST — All season long, Turners Falls High School coach Gary Mullins lamented the fact that his team did not have much in the height department. The Indians overcame that for much of the season but on Monday … 0

Three local teams eye Cage matchups

Sunday, March 1, 2015

It’s on to the Cage for three local basketball teams. The WMass basketball tournaments have been whittled down to the Final Fours and, as is the case every year, the semifinals will be held at Curry Hicks Cage … 0

Bulletin Board: All-States end of road for Soto

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Saul Soto’s trip to the All-State Wrestling Tournament lasted just two matches Friday. The Frontier Regional School 220-pound grappler finished sixth at last weekend’s Division III State Tournament and qualified for the All-State meet. Soto was the only area wrestler to qualify for the All-States held at Salem … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 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