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Turners Falls’ Nicole John slides into home as Athol’s Hope Parker waits for the late throw during their Franklin County League softball game Friday in Athol. Turners won, 13-3. Special to the Recorder/David B. Hoitt

Indians go deep to sink Athol

Friday, May 1, 2015

Amber Caouette and Nicole John each belted home runs on Friday afternoon and Turners Falls High School topped Athol High School, 13-3, in a Franklin County League softball game in Athol. The Red Raiders (6-3 overall) did manage to do something against the Indians (7-0) that no team had yet to do this season by scoring runs, but the Indians continued to dominate the competition and cruised to another lopsided victory. Caouette got things started for the Indians offense in the first inning as her three-run home run helped the Tribe jump out to a 4-0 lead before Athol even got a chance to bat. … 0

Greenfield boys’ tennis team on a roll

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Although a few matches were close, Greenfield High School continued to roll past its competition. The Green Wave improved its record to 7-0 overall by blanking Chicopee Comprehensive High School, 5-0, in an independent boys’ tennis match Thursday at the Davis Street Courts in Greenfield. Since knocking off Belchertown High School 3-2 in … 0

Hawks jolt Turners, 5-0

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Matt Ackerman pitched 6 2/ 3 innings of four-hit ball with nine strikeouts and also roped a triple to lead Frontier Regional School to a 5-0 Hampshire League West baseball win over Turners Falls High School Wednesday at G. Thomas Valiton Field in South Deerfield. “He pitched great,” said Red Hawks head coach … 0

Athol opens in style, 3-0

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Athol High School opened its 2015 boys’ volleyball season with a performance reminiscent of some of its 2014 efforts. The Red Raiders opened with a strong first-set performance and remained steady throughout the remainder of the match as … 0

Westerman fuels Wave win

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Experience can play a pivotal part in a team’s overall success, and senior Ben Westerman needed only one to help Greenfield High School knock off a traditionally tough opponent. Westerman gutted out a tough three-set victory for the … 0


Monday, March 30, 2015

Eighth-grader Hannah Wells races in to snag a fly ball Monday night in the Turners Falls High School gym, where the high-powered Indians were working out for the upcoming Franklin County League softball wars, whenever teams finally find … 0

Quite a racket

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Greenfield High School boys' tennis team member Brayton Stack moves to return a serve during practice Wednesday at the Davis Street Tennis Courts. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt … 0

Pushin’ it

Monday, March 23, 2015

Eighth-grader Bridget Kenney, a member of the Pioneer Valley Regional School middle school softball team, has her eyes on the bag as she runs toward first base Monday during practice for the quickly approaching spring sports season. Recorder/Matt … 0

All business

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Franklin County Technical School senior Josh Hall gets into position to field a gound ball during an infield drill Wednesday in Turners Falls, where his team was preparing for the 2015 Tri-County League baseball season in the school … 0

MIAA moves back spring cutoff dates

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The spring athletic season is going to stretch nearly into summer, thanks to near-record snowfall and accompanying panic in the eastern part of the state. Citing concerns relative to how soon teams can get on their fields, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Tournament Management Committee voted unanimously to … 0

Gym rats

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Emmett Turn, a senior on the Turners Falls High School baseball team, keeps his eye on the ball in a soft-toss drill Tuesday afternoon during practice in the Turners Falls gym . Recorder/Matt Burkhartt … 0

Jaywalking: Top scorers

Monday, March 16, 2015

It was a good year to be a Pioneer Valley Regional School basketball player. The girls’ team won the Franklin County League South Division and wound up making it to Curry Hicks Cage for the WMass Division IV semifinals. The boys’ team also had a successful season, finishing … 0

Opening Day

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mohawk Trail Regional High School baseball players runs laps in the gymnasium on opening day of spring practice Monday in Buckland. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt … 0