High School Sports

Frontier's Julia Riordan (7) and Athol's Kayka Robideau (14) battle for possession of and airborne ball Thursday evening at O'Brien Field in Athol, where the host Red Raiders beat the visiting Red Hawks, 3-0, in their Pioneer North girls' soccer contest.
Recorder/Mike Phillips

9 teams get WMass assignments

Friday, October 31, 2014

Nine local squads learned their fate Friday when the Western Mass. Soccer Tournament Committee released its boys’ and girls’ seeds during its annual meeting at Granby High School. Both squads from Athol High School, Frontier Regional School, Mahar Regional School and Mohawk Trail Regional High School qualified for the postseason, along with the Franklin County Technical School girls’ team. Every team will be forced to hit the road for their first game. Some of the starting times haven’t been determined. Girls Franklin County League champion Mahar (12-4-2) is the top-seeded local team in Division III, grabbing the 11th seed. The Senators will head to Granby … 0

Indians rip Panthers

Friday, October 31, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Goblins, ghouls and witches aside, the scariest thing on Halloween in Turners Falls may have been the first half of football played by Turners Falls High School in a very important game. The Indians overcame a multitude of mistakes and pulled away from a game Cathedral High School squad in … 0

Senators shut out Greenfield

Friday, October 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — As the calendar flips to November, local high school football teams are gearing up for big rivalry games on Thanksgiving Day and a fortunate few have postseason play in their sights. Others are trying to close out their seasons as strongly as possible and give themselves something to put in the bank going forward. A pair of one-win teams met Friday … 0

Mahar earns highest local tourney seed

Monday, October 27, 2014

Three area teams learned their fates Monday morning for the upcoming Western Massachusetts Field Hockey Tournament. The tournament committee released the seeds of Division I and Division II tourneys during its annual meeting at West Springfield High School, … 0

Pioneer 7th, Elliott 4th at states

Monday, October 27, 2014

It wasn’t a state championship performance, but reigning Western Massachusetts champion Pioneer Valley Regional School capped off a fantastic 2014 season with a seventh-place finish in the MIAA State Division III Golf Championships Monday at Monday at Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown. Panther senior James Elliott completed … 0

Senators close out unbeaten regular season

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mahar Regional School completed an undefeated regular season in field hockey Saturday night with a 2-2 independent tie against Narragansett Regional High School at the Woodward Complex in Orange. Narragansett scored the only goal of the first half, when Olympia Moulton scored from Reagan Moulton with 7:26 remaining. … 0

Eagles soar over Wave

Sunday, October 26, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Greenfield High School football fans knew coming in that this one was probably not going to be pretty. It wasn’t. The Green Wave ran into a buzzsaw Saturday afternoon, as Easthampton High School steamrolled its way to a 54-0 Intercounty League win on Senior Day at … 0

Panthers pounded by McCann, 63-8

Sunday, October 26, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Just a week earlier, Pioneer Valley Regional School found itself on the plus side of a one-sided football win, but against the unbeaten Tri-County League leaders Saturday, the Panthers had all they could do to keep their heads above water. McCann Technical High School freight-trained its … 0

MacDonald earns place in Mass. Coaches Hall

Friday, October 24, 2014

Frontier Regional School girls’ volleyball head coach Sean MacDonald was honored recently as one of 10 honorees to be inducted into the Massachusetts Girls’ Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. MacDonald, who was selected for “his coaching achievement … 0

Mohawk boys earn tie, WMass soccer berth

Friday, October 24, 2014

When does a tie feel like a win? When a postseason tournament berth is at stake. Mohawk Trail Regional High School knew all it needed was 1 point against Greenfield High School, so the Warriors packed it in defensively and earned a 0-0 McGrath North Division boys’ soccer … 0

Warriors drill Ware, earn playoff berth

Friday, October 24, 2014

WARE — It’s on to the playoffs for Mohawk Trail Regional High School. The Warriors clinched a Western Mass. Division VI playoff berth with a 42-6 rout of Ware High School Friday night. “This is just crazy,” Mohawk quarterback Andrew Doty said. “We don’t want the other guys … 0

Frontier handles Athol

Friday, October 24, 2014

ATHOL — It would appear that not even the elements can slow down the red hot Frontier Regional School ground game. The Red Hawks battled the mud soup of O’Brien Field and an increasingly stingy Athol Regional School defense, but managed to come away with a hard-fought 21-6 … 0

Indians thump Mahar

Friday, October 24, 2014

ORANGE — Any concerns of a possible letdown following the biggest game of the season were washed away inside the first minute of Friday’s game, when Turners Falls High School converted a turnover into the first seven points … 0