High School Sports

Athol's Abby Leadbetter (35) looks fo breathing room against defensive pressure from Granby's Kathleen Sullivan (11) Tuesday night during the Red Raiders' 54-43 semifinal loss to Granby in WMass Girls' Division III Basketball Tournament action at Curry Hicks Cage on the campus of  UMass/Amherst.
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Granby eliminates Red Raiders, 54-43

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

AMHERST — A Kate Sarnacki 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter all but broke the back of Athol High School as her basket helped second-seeded and unbeaten Granby High School thwart a comeback attempt by the sixth-seeded Red Raiders en route to a 54-43 victory in WMass Division III Girls’ Basketball Tournament semifinal action Tuesday night at Curry Hicks Cage. Meghan Sullivan and Kate Sullivan scored all 15 of the Rams’ points in the third quarter to help give Granby (22-0) a 10-point lead entering the fourth, but Athol (18-5) would not go away and stormed back to cut the deficit to four points following … 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 semifinal action Monday afternoon at Curry Hicks Cage in Amherst. Although the experience of playing … 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 night, being vertically challenged reared its ugly head. Hopkins Academy dominated the boards in the … 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

Soto advances to semis

Friday, February 20, 2015

Frontier Regional School’s Saul Soto won both of his matches on Friday afternoon to move into the 220-pound semifinals at the MIAA State Division III Wrestling Championships at Wakefield High School. Soto is the only local wrestler who still has a chance to finish first at the state … 0

Canes blank Wave skaters; Eagles advance to Voke final

Friday, February 20, 2015

Ben Thompson stopped all 13 shots he faced on Friday night and Amherst Regional High School shut out Greenfield High School, 3-0, in the Fay-Wright Division hockey season finale at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield. The Green Wave ended … 0

Eagles fly high in finale

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Franklin County Technical School used Senior Night to put on an offensive show for its fans. The Eagles charged out to a 23-9 lead after one quarter, rode that momentum to a 39-13 halftime advantage and coasted to … 0

Bulletin Board: Hogger hockey stuns No. 1 Exeter, 3-1

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Conor O’Brien turned in a stellar 38-save performance to lead Northfield Mount Hermon School to a 3-1 upset win over Phillips Exeter Academy in prep boys’ hockey action Wednesday at McCollum Arena in Gill. It was just the second loss for Exeter — the top-ranked team in New … 0

Eagles end on strong note, 39-34

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Franklin County Technical School is finishing the season strong, and Eagles head coach Matt Llewelyn hopes that means good things heading into the postseason. Franklin Tech completed its regular season Wednesday by extending its winning streak to five … 0