High School Sports

Pioneer’s Brianna Jobst, right, looks for a teammate as Putnam’s Jocelyn Enriquez defends during their Western Mass. Division IV quarterfinal Friday at Messer Gymnasium in Northfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

Panthers Cage-bound

Friday, February 27, 2015

NORTHFIELD — After an anemic four-point second quarter, it looked like the Pioneer Valley Regional School girls’ basketball team might fall short of its preseason goal of becoming the first team from that program to play at Curry Hicks Cage. Instead, the third-seeded Panthers, led by the two-headed monster of senior Natalie Hale (16 points, 7 steals, 5 rebounds, 2 assists) and sophomore Caroline Merkle (15 points, 3 steals, 4 rebounds), roared back with a monster third quarter on the way to a decisive 44-36 victory over previously unbeaten and sixth-seeded Putnam Vocational High School in the quarterfinals of the Western Massachusetts Division IV Tournament … 0

Athol ousts Sabis in OT

Friday, February 27, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Forward Emily Casella put the Athol High School offense on her back in overtime and guard Molly Cleveland made the game-clinching free throw with 7.4 seconds left to send the sixth-seeded Red Raiders to Curry Hicks Cage in Amherst for the Western Massachusetts Division III semifinals with a 52-51 victory over third-seeded Sabis International Charter School in quarterfinal action Friday night. … 0

Indians vanquish Granby

Thursday, February 26, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The last time Liam Ellis took the floor at the Curry Hicks Cage as a member of the Turners Falls High School basketball team, he was in eighth grade. Now a senior, Ellis and the third-seeded Indians will get a chance to return to the historic venue, courtesy of a … 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

Jillson focused on state shot-put crown

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Fresh off his victory in the shot put at the PVIAC Indoor Track & Field Championships last weekend, Mahar Regional School’s Leo Jillson has his sights now set on winning a state Division V title. Jillson is the top seed in the shot put and will try to … 0

Lull tops locals at state meet

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Allison Lull has been one of the top cross-country skiers in western Mass. all season. On Wednesday, she and her Mohawk Trail Regional High School teammates got the chance to see how they stacked up against the rest of the state. Lull finished 11th overall as an individual … 0

Indians roar back, Panthers fall, 75-69

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Turners Falls High School outscored Pioneer Valley Regional School, 29-14, in the fourth quarter and stormed back to earn a 75-69 victory in a Hampshire League boys’ basketball game Wednesday night in Turners Falls. Nick York (17 points) … 0

Bulletin Board: Freeman helps NMH ice Williston, 5-3

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Ben Freeman scored a goal and added two assists to lead Northfield Mount Hermon School to a 5-3 win over Williston-Northampton School in a boys’ prep hockey game Wednesday at McCollum Arena in Gill. Peter-Owen Hayward scored twice in the win, and Conor O’Brien made 45 saves, including … 0

Locals strut stuff on the slopes

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

John White and Maeve Fiske-Mercer of Mohawk Trial Regional High School each recorded top-10 finishes in the combined standings during the PVIAC Individual Championships on a beautiful, sun-splashed Tuesday afternoon at Berkshire East Mountain Resort in Charlemont. White … 0