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Adam Graves, new AD for Turners Falls High School

Graves named Turners’ new AD

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — The hometown boy is finally coming home. Adam Graves, a 1996 Turners Falls High School graduate and former starting Indians quarterback, returned to his alma mater Tuesday afternoon when he officially accepted the positions of athletic director and physical-education teacher. Graves, 36, replaces Glenn Doulette, who left to become West Springfield High School AD after two years. He leaves his post as a phys-ed teacher at Ludlow High School, where he has spent the past 14 years. In a way, he explained, he never really left. “Staying around the area, the thought was always in the back of my mind about coming back,” … 0

Post 81 dumps Westfield, 3-1

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Greenfield Post 81 has a chance to sweep through the WMass American Legion Baseball tournament. Ben Ruddock turned in seven strong innings and Mark Buck hit a big third-inning RBI triple as Greenfield opened the best-of-three championship series with a 3-1 victory over Westfield Tuesday night at Bullens Field in Westfield. The two teams will meet in Game 2 tonight at 7:15 at … 0

Jaywalking: Travelin’ man

Monday, July 21, 2014

Andrew Doty will spend the next nine days in the Dominican Republic playing baseball, giving back. Doty will be taking part in a trip being sponsored by MVP Baseball, a college recruiting company, and not only will Doty be playing ball against locals, he’ll be donating used baseball gear to Dominicans. It all … 0

Bears claw Indians in title game, 8-3

Sunday, June 15, 2014

WORCESTER — Turners Falls High School played some fantastic softball and caught a few breaks in advancing to the state championship game. On Saturday, there were no breaks to be found — only a Greater New Bedford Regional … 0

Popusoi settles for third place

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Vlad Popusoi’s high school career came to an end Saturday when the Greenfield High School pole-vaulter finished third at the New England Track & Field championships at Bridgewater State University. Popusoi was joined by Pioneer Valley Regional School … 0

Can Indians roll a 7?

Friday, June 13, 2014

Turners Falls High School has been here before — 11 times to be exact. The Indians weren’t able to lift the championship trophy until 2004, but since then they’ve done so six times. Now they’d like to reach … 0

Indians a win away, 5-1

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WORCESTER — It’s not how many hits you get, but what you do with them. Turners Falls High School was limited to just six hits against Assabet Valley Technical High School pitcher Maddy Parmeter Wednesday afternoon, but three … 0

Popusoi defends state crown

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Greenfield High School pole vaulter extraordinaire Vlad Popusoi was just looking for a chance to defend his All-State pole-vault championship. He not only did that, but he went down in the record books in the process. Popusoi set … 0

Turners-Assabet back after rainout

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Apparently, the weatherman was a little off. Spurred by the forecast of a 70 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms in the Worcester area Tuesday afternoon, MIAA State Softball Tournament Director Rich Lewis opted to play it safe … 0

Next up for Tribe: Assabet

Monday, June 9, 2014

One team is looking to add to its storied legacy, the other is seeking revenge for a painful extra-inning loss. Turners Falls High School and Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School of Marlborough return to the scene of … 0

Jaywalking: MIAA strikes again

Monday, June 9, 2014

This past weekend was supposed to be for some the fulfillment of high school dreams. It became a nightmare. The common villain in all cases? No! You won’t believe it: The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. It was not a good weekend for the folks at the MIAA offices, … 0

No-no spices Post 81 opener

Monday, June 9, 2014

Ben Ruddock helped get Tim Capuano’s American Legion coaching career off to a fast start. Ruddock chucked a no-hitter and Greenfield Post 81’s offense took advantage of six Belchertown Post 239 errors to post a five-inning, 13-0 victory … 0

Phillips delivers perfect title

Sunday, June 8, 2014

AMHERST — Mackenzie Phillips needed just 77 pitches to achieve perfection — and make history at the same time. Phillips, Turners Falls High School’s prized sophomore pitcher, hurled the area’s first-ever perfect game in a Western Massachusetts softball … 0