High School Sports

An old football cleat burns on the Frontier field Tuesday night as part of a longtime Frontier Football tradition. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Mohawk, Frontier brace for snowstorm

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Frontier Regional School and Mohawk Trail Regional High School each hoped to enter tonight’s annual Thanksgiving-Eve football game as western Mass. champions but it was not meant to be, as each team was eliminated in the semifinals of their respective divisional tournaments. So now they’ll try to finish the season on a high note and take out their tournament-losing frustrations on each other. The teams will meet for the 81st time when they get together tonight at 7 at William Pollard Field in Buckland. Due to predicted snowfall, fans should call Mohawk at 625-0192 and hit extension 1335 after noon to check on possible cancellations … 0

Host Eagles want to go out winners vs. Pioneer

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Franklin County Technical School wants to finish with a winning record for the second straight season. Pioneer Valley Regional School would just like to finish off what has been a forgettable season on a high note. The two squads will meet Thursday morning in Turners Falls at 10 a.m., each with different goals. … 0

Jaywalking: Holiday blowouts

Monday, November 24, 2014

It was 77 degrees and sunny back on Aug. 18. That was a little more than three months ago, marking the first day of practice for high school football teams. Now, after countless snaps, runs, passes, turnovers and touchdowns, we have arrived at the final few days of the 2014 season. And the final days will look very different from opening day, as … 0

Frontier faces difficult task against Auburn

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

After picking up Western Massachusetts Division II field hockey hardware Saturday, Frontier Regional School gets back to work tonight in the MIAA Division II state semifinals. The Red Hawks will return to Clark Field in West Springfield at … 0

Orioles send Red Hawks packing, 3-0

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

CHICOPEE — On one side of Tuesday’s WMass Division III Boys’ Soccer Tournament semifinal, you had a Frontier Regional School team that has overcome a lack of size with an abundance of team speed. On the other was … 0

Jaywalking: Sideline chatter

Monday, November 10, 2014

There are lots of reasons to love tournament season. It’s the time of year when every game counts. It makes for great drama every night, and when games live up to their billing, it’s even better. Tournament season … 0

Make that 10 straight WMass championships for Red Hawks

Sunday, November 9, 2014

HOLYOKE — This wasn’t a perfect 10 — but it was still an impressive accomplishment. Top-seeded Frontier Regional School continued its amazing run on Saturday afternoon as it cruised to a 25-10, 25-19, 25-15 victory over No. 2 … 0

Hornets bounce Eagles, 13-6

Sunday, November 9, 2014

NORTH ADAMS — Sometime between now and Saturday’s Division VI championship football game, the McCann Technical High School football team and its coaching staff might want to take a moment or two to reflect on how lucky they are to still be alive in the postseason. The No. … 0

Frontier tops Rams for WMass crown

Sunday, November 9, 2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD — It figured that in a season of rebuilding that was not supposed to culminate in a Western Mass. championship, a freshman and sophomore would each score goals in the title game for Frontier Regional School. … 0

Warrior girls take 2nd, qualify for state meet

Sunday, November 9, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Boston or bust. That was the goal for the Mohawk Trail Regional High School girls cross country team, and following Saturday’s Western Massachusetts girls championships at Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center, it was mission accomplished for the Warriors. “We couldn’t have drawn it up any … 0

Indians on to finals again: Stifle Warriors, 26-2, await today’s FC Tech-McCann winner

Friday, November 7, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Turners Falls High School quarterback Tionne Brown was not supposed to be the offensive star of Friday night’s Western Massachusetts Division VI semifinal football game between the second-seeded Indians and third-seeded Mohawk Trail Regional High … 1

Hurricanes blank Frontier in snow, 35-0

Friday, November 7, 2014

ADAMS — Frontier Regional School quarterback Oliver Fox didn’t have to think very long to answer this question: Was Hoosac Valley Regional High School the best football team the Red Hawks had played all year? “Definitely,” said Fox. “They’re a tough team. We knew that going into it. … 0

Red Hawks upset Hampshire, move to D3 semifinals

Friday, November 7, 2014

WESTHAMPTON — After scoring a rare goal, Frontier Regional’s Dan Bronke was going to make sure it held up. The sophomore center back was part of a terrific defensive effort down the stretch as the No. 6-seeded Red Hawks withstood No. 3 Hampshire’s late onslaught to complete the … 0