High School Sports

Smith Academy's Hannah Rickert (10) and Mahar's Natalie Gonynor (13) battle for a rebound during their game Friday night at Grzesik-Bixby Gymnasium in Orange. Recorder/Mike Phillips

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’ basketball game Friday night at the Grzesik-Bixby Gymnasium Complex in Orange. The Senators took a lot of drama out of the matchup, building an 18-5 lead after one quarter. Smith did cut the lead to 10 by halftime (22-12), but could only manage 9 second-half points. Kianna Whitmore led a balanced offense … 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

Mahar boys, girls split

Friday, December 19, 2014

With Smith College closing for the holiday break the second meet of the indoor track and field season took place one day early this week as teams met Thursday in Northampton. Three area teams took part in the early session on the day. The Mahar Regional School boys’ team split its two meets, defeating Greenfield High School, 60-28, but falling to Hampshire Regional … 0

Jaywalking: Novak

Monday, December 8, 2014

It was a packed house at St. Kazimierz Society in Turners Falls on Sunday afternoon. With the Patriots scheduled to play that night at 8, folks had no reason to skip the 56th annual Anthony “Cannon” Novak Awards … 0

MIAA orders GNB Voke-Tech to forfeit state title

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Greater New Bedford Vocational-Technical School defeated Turners Falls High School, 8-3, in the MIAA Division III state championship softball game this past spring to win the school’s first-ever state title. Now, nearly six months after that June 14 … 0

Sports Spotlight

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Stephen Reynolds closed out a successful career for the Mohawk football team. After narrowly missing the 1,000 yard mark last season, he rushed for 1,227 yards and averaged nearly 10 yards per carry. He captured the area scoring … 0

Suchanek Regional Coach of Year

Monday, December 1, 2014

There isn’t much that Greenfield High School baseball coach Tom Suchanek has not accomplished in his storied career, but he recently received news that for the first time ever, he had been named a 2014 National High School Baseball Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year. Eight coaches … 0

Eagles ground Panthers, 30-8

Sunday, November 30, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The schoolboy football season ended on Saturday at Franklin County Technical School, where the host Eagles vanquished the undermanned Panthers of Pioneer Valley Regional School, 30-8. Eight-foot high snowbanks bookended the end zones and about … 0

Warriors stop 2-pointer to outlast Frontier, 46-44

Friday, November 28, 2014

BUCKLAND — It was an incredible ending to an incredible game. Mohawk Trail Regional High School’s defense stopped Oliver Fox was stopped just shy of the goal line on a two-point conversion attempt in the fourth overtime as … 0

Athol caps off late season run, beats Mahar

Thursday, November 27, 2014

ATHOL — Just as Athol High School pulled its football season together over the final seven weeks, the Athol community bonded together bright and early Thursday morning to ensure that the Red Raiders and Mahar Regional School would … 0

Indians sneak past Greenfield

Thursday, November 27, 2014

GREENFIELD — Trent Bourbeau, Tyler Charboneau and the rest of the Turners Falls High School senior class will remember Thursday’s 14-6 triumph over Greenfield High School as more than just the school’s unprecedented fourth straight victory in the … 0

Bulletin Board: Frontier-Mohawk moved to Friday

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Thanksgiving Eve football game between Frontier Regional School and Mohawk Trail Regional High School has been postponed until Friday afternoon at 1 due to Wednesday’s snowstorm. The game will take place in Buckland and will be broadcast on Bear Country FM-95.3, pregame 12:45 p.m.. All other games … 0

Another Mahar-Athol toss-up

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

While neither team qualified for the postseason this fall, Mahar Regional School and Athol High School can close out the season on a high note with a victory in their historic Turkey Day rivalry when they get together along the shores of Lake Ellis in Athol at 10 … 0