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High School Sports

Mohawk's Crystal Stevens gets tangled in an awkward position battling for the ball with Smith Academy's Jenn Adamites Tuesday on a hot, sticky afternoon in Buckland, where the host Warriors beat defending WMass champion Smith Academy, 2-0, in the season opener for both Northern Division field hockey teams
Recorder/Micky Bedell

Mohawk dumps Smith

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mohawk Trail Regional High School field hockey may have painted a bull’s-eye squarely on its back Tuesday. The Warriors used a pair of second-half goals from Makayla Hicks to knock off WMass Division II defending champion Smith Academy, 2-0, in a North Division game that kicked off the fall high school sports season in Buckland. Holly Brown added an assist for the Warriors, who made a trip to the WMass semifinals and lost in overtime to eventual WMass runner-up Frontier Regional School. With a number of returnees and some promising newcomers, the Warriors were expected to compete for the North Division crown this season, and … 0

Mahar opens up on Eagles, 3-1

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Kelly LeBlanc finished with six aces and 12 assists and Mahar Regional School defeated Easthampton High School, 25-20, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23, in an independent girls’ volleyball match Tuesday in Orange. Alysha Rentas finished with three aces and seven digs in the win, Caoilinn Cronin added two aces and five kills, and Sabrina Ladeau chipped in eight kills. Belchertown 3, Athol 1 — Belchertown … 0

So who’s the king of the circuit this year?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

It remains to be seen who Franklin County’s top male runner will be this season. That honor would have gone to Mahar Regional School’s Zabien Shaw in a landslide after Shaw put together a solid sophomore campaign last fall and was the first local runner to cross the finish line at the Western … 0

Post 81 reaches end of road, 4-3

Thursday, July 31, 2014

SUDBURY — Baseball is a game of inches and, on Thursday, the closest of plays just did not go the way of Greenfield Post 81. Brody Markol had what appeared to be a double taken away from him in the ninth inning and Greenfield’s attempt to rally from … 1

Ames keeps Post 81 alive, 4-1

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SUDBURY — In a game of missed opportunities to score runs for Greenfield Post 81, Niko Ames came through when it counted. The Post 81 shortstop blasted a two-out, bases-clearing double with the bags full in the top … 0

Bulletin Board: Junior Legion crushes Braintree in semifinals, 10-5

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Greenfield Post 81 Junior American Legion Baseball team continued its charge toward a state championship with a 10-5 victory over previously unbeaten Braintree Post 86 in the Junior Department Championships Wednesday night at Szot Park in Chicopee. Greenfield faces unbeaten Littleton Post 249 today at 4:30 in … 0

Milford rocks Post 81

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dan Mantoni tossed six innings of two-hit ball and Milford Post 59 scored seven times in the sixth inning to break open a close game and post an 11-1 victory over Greenfield Post 81 in an American Legion … 0

Jaywalking: Tight team

Monday, July 28, 2014

There are lots of things to do on a summer evening in our area. Cooking on the grill, sitting around the campfire or on a patio, or going for a walk or a run as the sun sets are some ways to enjoy the evening and relax. Another … 0

Greenfield nine opens with 7-5 victory

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The only thing that has been able to prevent Greenfield Post 81 from winning of late has been the weather. On Sunday, one day after Greenfield opened the American Legion Baseball Senior Division State Championships with a victory, … 0

Post 81 marches to states, 5-4

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Post 81’s Luke Bakker got to experience the lows and the highs of baseball Thursday. After a fluky play in the top of the sixth inning bounced over the head of the first baseman to … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0