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With senior leading rusher Clay Richardson questionable and likely out of today's game due to injury, the weight of the favored Senators' offense may fall an the capable shoulders of Malik Adams (above), no slouch in his own right as a ballcarrier.
For The Recorder/Mike Phillips

Visiting Athol fixin’ for upset

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Well, at least they won’t have to shovel the field today. Last year’s memorable Turkey Day contest between Athol High and Mahar Regional schools, a 14-6 Red Raider victory, was played in terrible conditions on O’Brien Field’s natural grass a day after the surprise Thanksgiving Eve snowstorm. A volunteer corps made the field playable, but the track scoring was slow indeed. This year, with the game being played on James S. Woodward Athletic Complex’s FieldTurf and a beautiful weather forecast looming , things should be different. Kickoff is at 10 a.m. Athol leads the all-time series, 48-30-1. Mahar (7-3) comes into the contest as the … 0

Can Indians win fifth straight?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

It may have been a quiet year regarding postseason success for local gridiron teams, but that is all behind us now. Now, it’s time for Turkey Day, and with it, a brand new season. One of the greatest Thanksgiving Day rivalries in western Massachusetts will take place this morning at 10:30 at the … 0

Red Hawks rumble, 46-6

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — If you score every time your offense touches the ball, you are probably going to win most football games. That’s exactly what Frontier Regional School did for first three quarters of what wound up being a lopsided, 46-6, Thanksgiving Eve win over visiting Mohawk Trail Regional School Wednesday night. “This … 0

Frontier needs OT to get past Amherst

Friday, November 13, 2015

AMHERST — In the grand scheme of things, this high school football game didn’t mean much. But somebody forgot to tell that to the two teams in question. Frontier Regional School and Amherst Regional High School overtime to decide the “Battle of Route 116,” which the Red Hawks … 0

All eyes on Powertown ‘Mayor’s Cup’

Thursday, November 12, 2015

For the first time in the short three-year history of the statewide football playoffs, Franklin County will not have a team in a Western Mass. championship game this fall. All three of the local qualifiers were eliminated during … 0

Red Hawks hunting historic crown

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Frontier Regional School is looking to do something no other area team has ever done on a soccer field: win a western Massachusetts title. No team from Franklin County or the North Quabbin region has ever won a … 0

O’Sullivan leads locals into D-II meet

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Greenfield High School sophomore Amy O’Sullivan and the rest of the local cross-country runners will descend upon Stanley Park in Westfield for the WMass Division II Cross-Country Championships Saturday afternoon. The girls’ Division II race will begin at … 0

Frontier tops Wave, 3-1; defends crown

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

WEST SPRINGFIELD — If there was one thing Frontier Regional School coach Missy Mahar could have fixed on her field hockey team this season, it would have been penalty-corner execution. The top-seeded Red Hawks did enter Wednesday’s WMass … 0

Hawks sweep Ware for another title bid

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — If it’s mid-November, that means Frontier is usually preparing for a road trip to Holyoke. The top-seeded Red Hawks earned their 12th straight trip to the Western Massachusetts Division III Volleyball Championship Wednesday night with a 25-16, 25-17, 25-9 semifinal win over fourth-seeded Ware High … 0

Hawks, Wave collide for WMass crown

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Frontier Regional School and Greenfield High School will meet for the third time this season when the teams tangle Wednesday afternoon at 2 at Clark Field at West Springfield High School in the WMass Division II field hockey … 0

Frontier makes final by ousting nemesis O’s, 1-0

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

CHICOPEE — History was not on the side of Frontier Regional School Tuesday night during its WMass Division III Boys’ Soccer Tournament semifinal against Belchertown High School. Throw out the fact that the Orioles entered the game with a 14-1-4 record and were the top seeds in Division … 0

Frontier rolls; Turners, Athol ousted

Monday, November 9, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Even with a week off, Frontier Regional School didn’t look very rusty. The top-seeded Red Hawks opened yet another defense of their sectional crown with little threat of a loss in any of the three … 0

Hickey rescues Greenfield in double OT, 1-0

Sunday, November 8, 2015

WEST SPRINGFIELD — For 85 minutes, 30 seconds, the game belonged to the goalkeepers. Smith Academy’s Kayla Miastkowski and Greenfield’s Sam Smith took turns making stellar save after stellar save and neither field hockey team would budge. Then, … 0