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High School Sports

Smith Academy's Hannah Rickert (10) and Mahar's Natalie Gonynor (13) battle for a rebound during their game Friday night at Grzesik-Bixby Gymnasium in Orange. Recorder/Mike Phillips

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’ basketball game Friday night at the Grzesik-Bixby Gymnasium Complex in Orange. The Senators took a lot of drama out of the matchup, building an 18-5 lead after one quarter. Smith did cut the lead to 10 by halftime (22-12), but could only manage 9 second-half points. Kianna Whitmore led a balanced offense … 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

Mahar boys, girls split

Friday, December 19, 2014

With Smith College closing for the holiday break the second meet of the indoor track and field season took place one day early this week as teams met Thursday in Northampton. Three area teams took part in the early session on the day. The Mahar Regional School boys’ team split its two meets, defeating Greenfield High School, 60-28, but falling to Hampshire Regional … 0

Indians favored for 4th straight victory

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A year ago, the Turners Falls High School football team did something never before done in the proud 87-year history of the school when it defeated Greenfield High School for the third consecutive season. The Indians look to … 0

Mohawk, Frontier brace for snowstorm

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Frontier Regional School and Mohawk Trail Regional High School each hoped to enter tonight’s annual Thanksgiving-Eve football game as western Mass. champions but it was not meant to be, as each team was eliminated in the semifinals of … 0

Host Eagles want to go out winners vs. Pioneer

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Franklin County Technical School wants to finish with a winning record for the second straight season. Pioneer Valley Regional School would just like to finish off what has been a forgettable season on a high note. The two … 0

Jaywalking: Holiday blowouts

Monday, November 24, 2014

It was 77 degrees and sunny back on Aug. 18. That was a little more than three months ago, marking the first day of practice for high school football teams. Now, after countless snaps, runs, passes, turnovers and touchdowns, we have arrived at the final few days of … 0

Bulletin Board: Owls hoopster to land at Monmouth

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Stoneleigh-Burnham School girls’ basketball player Chinasa (Rosemary) Ilang has signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division I college basketball at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J. Ilang is preparing for her senior season with the Owls. As a junior, she led the team in scoring … 0

Pioneer football forfeits two wins due to ineligibility

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Pioneer Valley Regional School football team has forfeited its two wins this season due to an ineligible player. The Panthers are 2-8 thus far this fall. According to informed sources, coach Glen Wilson and athletic director Gina Johnson were both unaware of any ineligible player prior to … 0

Jaywalking: A cut above

Monday, November 17, 2014

One day before I spoke with Mohawk Trail Regional High School cross-country coach Joe Chadwick about his girls’ team, I got a surprise visit from another Hall of Fame coach, Pete Conway, who dropped by the office last … 0

Buzzing Hornets send Indians packing

Sunday, November 16, 2014

NORTH ADAMS — The signs served as a warning to anyone driving the Mohawk Trail into North Adams Saturday: “Fear the Swarm.” The top-seeded McCann Technical High School Hornets backed up the threat by employing a swarming defense … 0

Mohawk girls’ road ends at Franklin Park

Sunday, November 16, 2014

BOSTON — The course was challenging and the competition much tougher than it was the previous two weeks. Yet the Mohawk Trail Regional High School girls cross-country team’s season won’t be defined by what happened during Saturday’s state Division II championship, but rather by what it took for … 0

Dominant Frontier wins unimaginable fifth consecutive state championship

Sunday, November 16, 2014

FITCHBURG — Winning a state title is always special, but this one may just give off a little extra shine. The Frontier Regional School girls’ volleyball team took home its fifth straight Division III state championship Saturday, beating … 0