High School Sports

Athol's Abby Leadbetter (35) looks fo breathing room against defensive pressure from Granby's Kathleen Sullivan (11) Tuesday night during the Red Raiders' 54-43 semifinal loss to Granby in WMass Girls' Division III Basketball Tournament action at Curry Hicks Cage on the campus of  UMass/Amherst.
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Granby eliminates Red Raiders, 54-43

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

AMHERST — A Kate Sarnacki 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter all but broke the back of Athol High School as her basket helped second-seeded and unbeaten Granby High School thwart a comeback attempt by the sixth-seeded Red Raiders en route to a 54-43 victory in WMass Division III Girls’ Basketball Tournament semifinal action Tuesday night at Curry Hicks Cage. Meghan Sullivan and Kate Sullivan scored all 15 of the Rams’ points in the third quarter to help give Granby (22-0) a 10-point lead entering the fourth, but Athol (18-5) would not go away and stormed back to cut the deficit to four points following … 0

Pioneer goes cold, falls by wayside, 45-29

Monday, March 2, 2015

New year, new venue, same outcome. For the second straight season, Monson High School eliminated Pioneer Valley Regional School from the Western Massachusetts Division IV Girls’ Basketball Tournament, where the seventh-seeded Mustangs trounced the third-seeded Panthers, 45-29, in semifinal action Monday afternoon at Curry Hicks Cage in Amherst. Although the experience of playing … 0

Hopkins pulls away from Turners, 68-46

Monday, March 2, 2015

AMHERST — All season long, Turners Falls High School coach Gary Mullins lamented the fact that his team did not have much in the height department. The Indians overcame that for much of the season but on Monday night, being vertically challenged reared its ugly head. Hopkins Academy dominated the boards in the … 0

Jillson, Purington runners-up at State meet

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Leo Jillson’s bid for a Division V state indoor track & field shot put title fell just short but the Mahar Regional School senior picked up a second-place finish Tuesday afternoon at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. Mohawk Trail Regional High School’s Lucas Purington joined Jillson as … 0

Ellis passes 1,000 career points

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Maybe it was destiny that Liam Ellis got his 1,000th point by hitting a 3-pointer. How else do you explain the crazy way the Turners Falls High School all-star guard got it? Ellis hit a … 0

Eagles denied crown

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Franklin County Technical School lost a chance to tie for the Tri-County League title Tuesday night, as it fell to Gateway Regional High School, 69-60, in Turners Falls. The Eagles entered the night tied with McCann Technical High School in the loss column with two apiece at the … 0

Jaywalking: State glory

Monday, February 16, 2015

It’s funny where one little letter can lead you. A few weeks ago I received an email, then a letter regarding the 10-year anniversary of the Mohawk Trail Regional High School boys’ indoor track & field team winning a state Division IV title. The actual anniversary is Feb. … 0

Mohawk clinches at wire

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Mohawk Trail Regional High School girls’ basketball team didn’t just wait until the final game of the season to clinch a postseason berth, it waited until the final quarter. The Warriors outscored Greenfield High School 7-3 in … 0

Streaking Senators drill ’Gansett, 70-37

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Mahar Regional School ran its winning streak to seven games Saturday by dismantling Narragansett Regional High School, 70-37, in an independent girls’ basketball game in Orange. The Senators (12-7 overall) will try to keep the streak going tonight at 7 when they play their regular-season finale at home … 0

Athol’s Decker repeats as champion

Sunday, February 15, 2015

WILLIAMSTOWN — For the second straight season, Athol High School’s Merrick Decker can call himself a Western Massachusetts champion. The sophomore pinned his way through the first three matches he wrestled in, then clinched his second consecutive Western … 0

Panther girls clinch FCL South

Friday, February 13, 2015

Pioneer Valley Regional School clinched the Franklin County League South Division title outright on Friday night with a 63-44 victory over Greenfield High School at Franklin County Technical School in Turners Falls. The Panthers (14-5 overall, 7-0 FCL South) took a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter and … 0

Tribe blows past Wave, 5-2

Friday, February 13, 2015

Tim Atkins scored twice in the third period and Turners Falls High School scored three times in the frame to snap a 2-2 tie and take a 5-2 victory over Greenfield High School in a Fay-Wright Division hockey … 0

Senators shock Raiders

Thursday, February 12, 2015

What a difference a month and a half makes. The first time Mahar Regional School took on Athol High School this season in girls’ basketball action, the Senators were struggling through some key injuries and suffered a blowout loss. It may just be possible that 66-32 Dec. 20 … 0