High School Sports

Mahar's Brendan Walker takes a shot as Athol's Erik Aikey tries to block it during their Hampshire Legaue boys' basktball game Saturday night at Mallet Gymnasium in Athol. Recorder/Mike Phillips.

Senators use 3-ball to get past Red Raiders, 56-47

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Mahar Regional School made nine 3-pointers on Saturday night and edged rival Athol High School, 56-47, in a Hampshire League boys’ basketball game in Athol. Brenden Walker and Nick Slattery each connected for three 3-pointers and the Senators shot 9-of-22 from behind the arc. Slattery scored a game-high 17 points in the win, while Walker added 11. Drew Patria dumped in 8 points, Sam Paul netted 7, and Austin Leary added 6. Mahar led 9-7 after one quarter and 26-21 at the break. The Senators’ lead stretched out to 10 points (44-34) after three quarters. The Red Raiders were missing leading scorer Zach Dodge, who … 0

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’ … 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

Focused on the rim

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Freshman Emma Poplawski goes for a shot during Mohawk girls’ basketball practice Wednesday afternoon in Buckland. … 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