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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 have a playable track in their annual Thanksgiving Day clash. Once the snow and slush had been cleared from Thomas J. O’Brien Field, Athol did all it could to stay on its home turf for as long as possible. The Red Raiders held possession of the ball for nearly 26 minutes and pitched a shutout until just over two minutes remained in the game, holding off the … 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 Thanksgiving Day football rivalry. The two teams slugged it out through the snow and 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 scheduled for this morning are being played as scheduled as of press time. The Greenfield-Turners … 0

Frontier tops Rams for WMass crown

Sunday, November 9, 2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD — It figured that in a season of rebuilding that was not supposed to culminate in a Western Mass. championship, a freshman and sophomore would each score goals in the title game for Frontier Regional School. … 0

Warrior girls take 2nd, qualify for state meet

Sunday, November 9, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Boston or bust. That was the goal for the Mohawk Trail Regional High School girls cross country team, and following Saturday’s Western Massachusetts girls championships at Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center, it was mission accomplished for the Warriors. “We couldn’t have drawn it up any … 0

Indians on to finals again: Stifle Warriors, 26-2, await today’s FC Tech-McCann winner

Friday, November 7, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Turners Falls High School quarterback Tionne Brown was not supposed to be the offensive star of Friday night’s Western Massachusetts Division VI semifinal football game between the second-seeded Indians and third-seeded Mohawk Trail Regional High … 1

Hurricanes blank Frontier in snow, 35-0

Friday, November 7, 2014

ADAMS — Frontier Regional School quarterback Oliver Fox didn’t have to think very long to answer this question: Was Hoosac Valley Regional High School the best football team the Red Hawks had played all year? “Definitely,” said Fox. “They’re a tough team. We knew that going into it. … 0

Red Hawks upset Hampshire, move to D3 semifinals

Friday, November 7, 2014

WESTHAMPTON — After scoring a rare goal, Frontier Regional’s Dan Bronke was going to make sure it held up. The sophomore center back was part of a terrific defensive effort down the stretch as the No. 6-seeded Red Hawks withstood No. 3 Hampshire’s late onslaught to complete the … 0

Blue Devils run wild in 44-18 win over Pioneer

Friday, November 7, 2014

NORTHFIELD — A first-half collapse by the Pioneer Valley Regional School football team resulted in a 44-18 independent loss to Drury High School on Friday night. It’s never a good sign when the hometown faithful are imploring players to “keep your heads high” when it’s only the second … 0

Panthers bottle up Green Wave, earn 22-8 independent win

Friday, November 7, 2014

GREENFIELD — The regular season may be winding down, but the search for answers continues for the Greenfield High School football team. Catherdral High School made the most of its opportunities and rode the legs and arm of junior quarterback Nathan Laprade to a 22-8 victory over the … 0

Senators topple Pioneers, 18-7

Friday, November 7, 2014

ORANGE — A healthy diet of senior running back Aaron Briggs has certainly helped Mahar Regional School get well late in the football season. Briggs piled up 201 yards on 30 carries to keep the clock and the chains moving Friday night as Mahar eased to its second … 0

Red Raiders shut down Palmer, 14-3

Friday, November 7, 2014

PALMER — The Athol High School football team continued its much improved play Friday night, taking to the road and beating Palmer High School, 14-3, at cold and windy Legion Field. The night did not start well for Athol (3-6), which won the toss and took the ball … 0

Playoff fever grips Franklin County

Thursday, November 6, 2014

It’s time for playoff football, which four local postseason qualifiers will get a taste of this weekend. The lone area team in the WMass Division V playoffs is Frontier Regional School, which is making its statewide football playoff … 0