High School Sports

Pioneer’s Brianna Jobst, right, looks for a teammate as Putnam’s Jocelyn Enriquez defends during their Western Mass. Division IV quarterfinal Friday at Messer Gymnasium in Northfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

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 Hicks Cage. Instead, the third-seeded Panthers, led by the two-headed monster of senior Natalie Hale (16 points, 7 steals, 5 rebounds, 2 assists) and sophomore Caroline Merkle (15 points, 3 steals, 4 rebounds), roared back with a monster third quarter on the way to a decisive 44-36 victory over previously unbeaten and sixth-seeded Putnam Vocational High School in the quarterfinals of the Western Massachusetts Division IV Tournament … 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 with a 52-51 victory over third-seeded Sabis International Charter School in quarterfinal action Friday night. … 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 third-seeded Indians will get a chance to return to the historic venue, courtesy of a … 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

Jillson, Purington runners-up at State meet

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Leo Jillson’s bid for a Division V state indoor track & field shot put title fell just short but the Mahar Regional School senior picked up a second-place finish Tuesday afternoon at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. Mohawk Trail Regional High School’s Lucas Purington joined Jillson as … 0

Ellis passes 1,000 career points

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Maybe it was destiny that Liam Ellis got his 1,000th point by hitting a 3-pointer. How else do you explain the crazy way the Turners Falls High School all-star guard got it? Ellis hit a … 0

Eagles denied crown

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Franklin County Technical School lost a chance to tie for the Tri-County League title Tuesday night, as it fell to Gateway Regional High School, 69-60, in Turners Falls. The Eagles entered the night tied with McCann Technical High School in the loss column with two apiece at the … 0

Jaywalking: State glory

Monday, February 16, 2015

It’s funny where one little letter can lead you. A few weeks ago I received an email, then a letter regarding the 10-year anniversary of the Mohawk Trail Regional High School boys’ indoor track & field team winning a state Division IV title. The actual anniversary is Feb. … 0

Mohawk clinches at wire

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Mohawk Trail Regional High School girls’ basketball team didn’t just wait until the final game of the season to clinch a postseason berth, it waited until the final quarter. The Warriors outscored Greenfield High School 7-3 in … 0