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High School Sports

MacDonald earns place in Mass. Coaches Hall

Friday, October 24, 2014

Frontier Regional School girls’ volleyball head coach Sean MacDonald was honored recently as one of 10 honorees to be inducted into the Massachusetts Girls’ Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. MacDonald, who was selected for “his coaching achievement and positive impact on the sport of girls’ volleyball in Massachusetts,” received his honor Sunday at Granite Links in Quincy. A permanent plaque honoring him and all of the other Hall of Fame inductees is displayed at the Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke. “It’s been a neat ride,” said MacDonald, 46, a 1986 graduate of Mahar Regional School. “I’ve got to give a lot of credit … 0

Mohawk boys earn tie, WMass soccer berth

Friday, October 24, 2014

When does a tie feel like a win? When a postseason tournament berth is at stake. Mohawk Trail Regional High School knew all it needed was 1 point against Greenfield High School, so the Warriors packed it in defensively and earned a 0-0 McGrath North Division boys’ soccer draw Friday in Greenfield to earn the postseason berth. Both teams finished with 6 shots. … 0

Warriors drill Ware, earn playoff berth

Friday, October 24, 2014

WARE — It’s on to the playoffs for Mohawk Trail Regional High School. The Warriors clinched a Western Mass. Division VI playoff berth with a 42-6 rout of Ware High School Friday night. “This is just crazy,” Mohawk quarterback Andrew Doty said. “We don’t want the other guys to work harder than us and we just stepped up our game.” If Doty continues … 0

Athol rallies to tie Frontier, 3-3

Friday, October 10, 2014

Kayla Robidoux scored in the 76th minute to help Athol High School tie Frontier Regional School, 3-3, in a Pioneer North Division girls’ soccer match Friday night in South Deerfield. Frontier jumped out to a 2-0 lead at halftime as Julia Riordan tallied a goal in the 17th … 0

Elliott ties for 11th in PVIAC golf tourney

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pioneer Valley Regional School’s James Elliott was the top local finisher at the PVIAC Boys’ Invitational Golf Tournament. Elliott fired a 78 and tied for 11th place in Friday’s PVIAC Invitational Golf Tournament at Franconia Golf Course in Springfield. Elliott highlighted a list of local players who competed … 0

Lions score early and often, cruise past Greenfield

Friday, October 10, 2014

LUDLOW — Brian Pacheco rushed for 195 yards and three touchdowns and Ludlow High School defeated Greenfield High School, 43-16, in Intercounty League football action on Friday night. The final score may not have been much prettier for Greenfield than last week’s 44-0 loss to Frontier Regional School, … 0

Athol rips Cathedral for 1st win

Friday, October 10, 2014

ATHOL — Consider the monkey officially removed from the backs of the Athol High School football team. New quarterback Bryce Melanson passed for 119 yards and junior running back Matt Winters ran for two touchdowns as the Red Raiders dominated a hapless and depleted Cathedral High School squad, … 0

Orioles run past Mahar, 27-6

Friday, October 10, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — Second-half turnovers cost Mahar Regional School a victory as Belchertown High School’s defense powered a comeback 27-6 win during their Intercounty League football contest Friday night. The Senators (1-4 overall, 1-3 IL) scored early, but couldn’t replicate it, as the Orioles (2-3, 2-2 IL) made key … 0

Terriers whip UMass

Friday, October 10, 2014

AMHERST — Youth was certainly served Friday night at the Mullins Center, where UMass dressed eight freshmen players and Boston University 10 in both teams’ 2014-2015 season opener. But while the Terriers’ youngsters thrived, their UMass counterparts struggled to survive as BU ripped the Minutemen, 8-1, before 4,288. … 0

Emotions run high for Tech-Mohawk clash

Thursday, October 9, 2014

It has all the fixings of a classic football game Saturday afternoon in Turners Falls. Two teams, which are not only battling for Tri-County League supremacy but also jockeying for position in the western Massachusetts Division VI playoffs, … 0

14th straight victory moves Raiders near another title

Thursday, October 9, 2014

After a rocky start to its season, Athol High School has won 14 straight matches and is on the verge of clinching its second outright Northern Division championship. The Red Raiders battled Mahar Regional School for four intense … 0

Wave delays Warriors’ clinching party

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mohawk Trail Regional High School had the perfect opportunity to earn two critical points in hopes of qualifying for postseason, but Greenfield High School wouldn’t let it happen. Raegan Hickey’s goal with 20 minutes left in regulation helped … 0

Warrior surge sinks Tech

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A five-goal outburst in the final 40 minutes helped Mohawk Trail Regional High School break open a close game and beat Franklin County Technical School, 7-0, in an independent boys’ soccer match Wednesday in Turners Falls. Liam Datres … 0