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High School Sports

MIAA rule change delayed

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association granted a stay of execution for at least one more year regarding a new rule that would limit middle-school athletes from freely participating on high school teams. The MIAA Board of Directors held a special conference call Thursday and unanimously voted to put off a recent change that affected how high school athletic teams could use middle-school athletes. About two weeks ago, the MIAA’s rule … 0

Six locals earn top seeds at W/CMass meet

Friday, May 29, 2015

Four local girls and two local boys earned top seeds at today’s WMass/CMass Division II Championship meet at Westfield State University. The meet begins at 10 a.m. with the pole vault, while the field events begin at 1 p.m. and the running events start at 2. The Frontier Regional School girls’ team is one week removed from winning the District F & G … 0

Panthers rout Eagles

Friday, May 29, 2015

Pioneer Valley Regional School scored nine times in the first three innings to build an insurmountable lead and end the season on a strong note with a 10-5 victory over Franklin County Technical School in an independent softball game Friday afternoon in Turners Falls. Jessica Scoville paced the Panthers’ offense with three hits, … 0

Pioneer no match for Eagles

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Easthampton High School stole 11 bases Thursday and the Eagles run-ruled Pioneer Valley Regional School, 17-2, in a mercy-rule-shortened, five-inning Hampshire League East Division baseball game in Northfield. The Eagles (11-4 overall, 6-4 East) finished with just nine … 0

Turners softball clinches fourth crown in 5 years

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Turners Falls High School has the Franklin County League title all to itself. The Indians wrapped up their fourth FCL crown in the past five seasons with a six-inning, 13-1 verdict over Athol High School Thursday night at the Bourdeau Fields Complex in Turners Falls. “One thing I … 0

Local boys, girls shooting for championships

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Last spring, the Mohawk Trail Regional High School girls’ and boys’ track & field teams showed they were among the best Division II teams in western Mass. They will try to prove that once again tonight. The girls’ team will put its WMass Division II crown on the … 0

Wave slugfest winner

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Greenfield High School survived a roller coaster of a game to earn its first Western Massachusetts Softball Tournament berth since 2009 by outslugging and outlasting Mohawk Trail Regional High School, 21-15, in Franklin County League softball action Wednesday … 0

Red Raider spikers clinch title

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Athol High School bounced back from Tuesday’s loss with a resounding 25-9, 25-8, 25-15 win over Chicopee High School to clinch the PVIAC East volleyball title Wednesday at Mallet Gymnasium in Athol. Erik Aikey and Mike Findlay collected 4 kills each, Tyler Lajoie added 9 assists and 7 … 0

Knightly single sinks Hawks, 1-0

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pat Knightly singled back up the middle with two outs in the top of the seventh inning and Hopkins Academy defeated Frontier Regional School, 1-0, in a Hampshire League West Division baseball game Tuesday at Valiton Field in South Deerfield. Frontier pitcher Nate Patterson took a one-hitter into … 0

Tribe rides long ball to 3-0 triumph, plus piece of FCL crown

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Turners Falls High School softball team gave head coach Gary Mullins a partial 63rd birthday present Tuesday afternoon — a share of the Franklin County League softball title. The Indians played home run derby against Frontier Regional … 0

Jaywalking: New-rule flap

Monday, May 18, 2015

It looks like middle-school athletes will become a rare commodity at the varsity level beginning in the fall. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Council, which votes bi-annually on the rule changes, passed about a dozen of them for the next two seasons. Many of the changes are minor. Some … 0

Johnson, Tech stymie Panthers, 6-3

Monday, May 18, 2015

Franklin County Technical School scored four times in the third inning and Kyle Johnson struck out nine over seven innings as the Eagles edged Pioneer Valley Regional School, 6-3, in an independent baseball game Monday night in Northfield. The Panthers (3-11) led 2-0 until the third inning when … 0

Tribe trims Hawks

Monday, May 18, 2015

Turners Falls High School needed to defeat Frontier Regional School Monday to claim a piece of the Tri-County League North Division girls’ tennis title. The Indians not only did that, they did it in thrilling fashion. Turners Falls … 0