High School Sports

Mahar's Brendan Walker takes a shot as Athol's Erik Aikey tries to block it during their Hampshire Legaue boys' basktball game Saturday night at Mallet Gymnasium in Athol. Recorder/Mike Phillips.

Senators use 3-ball to get past Red Raiders, 56-47

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Mahar Regional School made nine 3-pointers on Saturday night and edged rival Athol High School, 56-47, in a Hampshire League boys’ basketball game in Athol. Brenden Walker and Nick Slattery each connected for three 3-pointers and the Senators shot 9-of-22 from behind the arc. Slattery scored a game-high 17 points in the win, while Walker added 11. Drew Patria dumped in 8 points, Sam Paul netted 7, and Austin Leary added 6. Mahar led 9-7 after one quarter and 26-21 at the break. The Senators’ lead stretched out to 10 points (44-34) after three quarters. The Red Raiders were missing leading scorer Zach Dodge, who … 0

Senators ground Falcons

Friday, December 19, 2014

Mahar Regional School is still finding ways to win, even if it isn’t exactly that pretty. The Senators, perhaps getting caught looking ahead to tonight’s showdown with longtime rival Athol High School, struggled with sloppy play but played solid enough defense to post a 42-21 win over Smith Academy in an independent girls’ … 0

Belchertown nips Turners, 3-1

Friday, December 19, 2014

Turners Falls High School struggled to score and was on the wrong end of some close calls as it came up short against Belchertown High School, 3-1, in a Fay-Wright Division hockey game at the Mullins Center Practice Rink in Amherst. The Indians (1-2) had a controversial goal disallowed in the third period and coach Nate Coffin said he was miffed at that, … 0

Friday, December 12, 2014

GHS-Franklin Tech opener The Greenfield and Franklin Tech girls’ basketball teams kicked off the 2014-15 winter sports season Thursday afternoon. Above, Greenfield’s Reagan Hickey goes up for a shot against Franklin Tech’s Michelle Leh goes airborne for a … 0

3 qualify for WMass, Indians sweep

Friday, December 12, 2014

Ian MacPhail, Jay Fritz and Mackenzie Phillips each qualified for the Western Mass. Swimming & Diving Championships on their first opportunity as Turners Falls High School opened the season with a pair of victories over Springfield School of Science & Technology in an independent swim meet Friday in … 0

Raiders cruise past Gansett

Friday, December 12, 2014

There’s nothing quite like a 22-0 run in the first quarter to get the season started off on a positive note. Athol High School outscored Narragansett Regional High School by that very margin in the first quarter and … 0

Turners looking for WMass individual qualifiers

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Turners Falls High School swim team will look to continue its upswing this season when it gets underway this afternoon at 4 against Springfield School of Science & Technology in Turners Falls. The Indians have seen some … 0

Wave, Indians skaters ready to go

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Greenfield High School ruled the Fay-Wright Division last season. The Green Wave lost just once in the regular season and cruised to the title, which was re-established last season after the league had separated into a Fay Division … 0

Area teams gear up for PVIAC indoor track season

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Indoor track returns today when the PVIAC League kicks off its season at Smith College in Northampton. Five area schools field teams, and the Mahar Regional School boys and Pioneer Valley Regional School girls will be defending their … 0

Hickey powers Green Wave over Eagles

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Raegan Hickey made her varsity debut a memorable one and helped lead the Greenfield High School girls’ basketball team to a season-opening victory in the process. The eighth-grader scored a game-high 12 points as part of a double-double and played well at point guard as the Green Wave … 0

Upon review, no replay for disputed call

Thursday, December 11, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY — The ruling on the field stands: A high school football team from a tiny Oklahoma town is moving on to the state semifinals, having topped an Oklahoma City powerhouse after an improperly enforced penalty with … 0

Recore: ‘This is the year’ for Eagles

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The expectations are high for the Franklin County Technical School boys’ basketball team this season. The Eagles enter the 2014-15 season with enough experience and talent to have fourth-year coach Rick Recore believing that this is the season … 0

Franklin Tech girls could face growing pains

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

For the first time in five years the Franklin County Technical School girls’ basketball team will welcome back a coach for the second straight year. Matt Llewelyn returns for his second season with the Eagles after he became the fourth coach in four years last winter at the … 0