High School Sports

Athol's Abby Leadbetter (35) looks fo breathing room against defensive pressure from Granby's Kathleen Sullivan (11) Tuesday night during the Red Raiders' 54-43 semifinal loss to Granby in WMass Girls' Division III Basketball Tournament action at Curry Hicks Cage on the campus of  UMass/Amherst.
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Granby eliminates Red Raiders, 54-43

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

AMHERST — A Kate Sarnacki 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter all but broke the back of Athol High School as her basket helped second-seeded and unbeaten Granby High School thwart a comeback attempt by the sixth-seeded Red Raiders en route to a 54-43 victory in WMass Division III Girls’ Basketball Tournament semifinal action Tuesday night at Curry Hicks Cage. Meghan Sullivan and Kate Sullivan scored all 15 of the Rams’ points in the third quarter to help give Granby (22-0) a 10-point lead entering the fourth, but Athol (18-5) would not go away and stormed back to cut the deficit to four points following … 0

Pioneer goes cold, falls by wayside, 45-29

Monday, March 2, 2015

New year, new venue, same outcome. For the second straight season, Monson High School eliminated Pioneer Valley Regional School from the Western Massachusetts Division IV Girls’ Basketball Tournament, where the seventh-seeded Mustangs trounced the third-seeded Panthers, 45-29, in semifinal action Monday afternoon at Curry Hicks Cage in Amherst. Although the experience of playing … 0

Hopkins pulls away from Turners, 68-46

Monday, March 2, 2015

AMHERST — All season long, Turners Falls High School coach Gary Mullins lamented the fact that his team did not have much in the height department. The Indians overcame that for much of the season but on Monday night, being vertically challenged reared its ugly head. Hopkins Academy dominated the boards in the … 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

Turners’ OT win KO’s Red Hawks

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A shot in the paint would not go for Frontier Regional School at the buzzer and Turners Falls High School avoided an upset with a 65-64 overtime victory in Hampshire League boys’ basketball action at Goodnow Gymnasium Tuesday … 0

Lively, Indians prevail

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hope Lively scored 14 points on Tuesday night and Mohawk Trial Regional High School continued its push toward a tournament berth with a 47-38 basketball victory over Turners Falls High School in a girls’ Franklin County League South Division game in Buckland. The Warriors (8-10) need to beat … 0

Jaywalking: Tourney talk

Monday, February 9, 2015

The depths of winter are upon us. It’s Sunday night and I’m banging away on the keyboard. The Boston Bruins are playing their final regular-season game against the hated Montreal Canadiens, and when Max Pacioretty scores in the … 0

Fritz gets a top-10 swim for Indians

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Jay Fritz finished ninth in the 100-yard backstroke to lead Turners Falls High School during the Western Mass. Swimming & Diving Championships Saturday at Springfield College. The meet featured the best high school swimmers in WMass regardless of … 1

Decker, Briggs earn top seeds for WMass

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Merrick Decker and Aaron Briggs each earned top seeds for the upcoming Western Massachusetts Division III Wrestling Championships at Mount Greylock Regional High School in Williamstown. The championships get underway on Friday afternoon with early-round action and will continue all day on Saturday leading up to the championship … 0