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High School Sports

Mohawk's Crystal Stevens gets tangled in an awkward position battling for the ball with Smith Academy's Jenn Adamites Tuesday on a hot, sticky afternoon in Buckland, where the host Warriors beat defending WMass champion Smith Academy, 2-0, in the season opener for both Northern Division field hockey teams
Recorder/Micky Bedell

Mohawk dumps Smith

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mohawk Trail Regional High School field hockey may have painted a bull’s-eye squarely on its back Tuesday. The Warriors used a pair of second-half goals from Makayla Hicks to knock off WMass Division II defending champion Smith Academy, 2-0, in a North Division game that kicked off the fall high school sports season in Buckland. Holly Brown added an assist for the Warriors, who made a trip to the WMass semifinals and lost in overtime to eventual WMass runner-up Frontier Regional School. With a number of returnees and some promising newcomers, the Warriors were expected to compete for the North Division crown this season, and … 0

Mahar opens up on Eagles, 3-1

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Kelly LeBlanc finished with six aces and 12 assists and Mahar Regional School defeated Easthampton High School, 25-20, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23, in an independent girls’ volleyball match Tuesday in Orange. Alysha Rentas finished with three aces and seven digs in the win, Caoilinn Cronin added two aces and five kills, and Sabrina Ladeau chipped in eight kills. Belchertown 3, Athol 1 — Belchertown … 0

So who’s the king of the circuit this year?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

It remains to be seen who Franklin County’s top male runner will be this season. That honor would have gone to Mahar Regional School’s Zabien Shaw in a landslide after Shaw put together a solid sophomore campaign last fall and was the first local runner to cross the finish line at the Western … 0

Bears claw Indians in title game, 8-3

Sunday, June 15, 2014

WORCESTER — Turners Falls High School played some fantastic softball and caught a few breaks in advancing to the state championship game. On Saturday, there were no breaks to be found — only a Greater New Bedford Regional … 0

Popusoi settles for third place

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Vlad Popusoi’s high school career came to an end Saturday when the Greenfield High School pole-vaulter finished third at the New England Track & Field championships at Bridgewater State University. Popusoi was joined by Pioneer Valley Regional School … 0

Can Indians roll a 7?

Friday, June 13, 2014

Turners Falls High School has been here before — 11 times to be exact. The Indians weren’t able to lift the championship trophy until 2004, but since then they’ve done so six times. Now they’d like to reach … 0

Indians a win away, 5-1

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WORCESTER — It’s not how many hits you get, but what you do with them. Turners Falls High School was limited to just six hits against Assabet Valley Technical High School pitcher Maddy Parmeter Wednesday afternoon, but three … 0

Popusoi defends state crown

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Greenfield High School pole vaulter extraordinaire Vlad Popusoi was just looking for a chance to defend his All-State pole-vault championship. He not only did that, but he went down in the record books in the process. Popusoi set … 0

Turners-Assabet back after rainout

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Apparently, the weatherman was a little off. Spurred by the forecast of a 70 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms in the Worcester area Tuesday afternoon, MIAA State Softball Tournament Director Rich Lewis opted to play it safe … 0

Next up for Tribe: Assabet

Monday, June 9, 2014

One team is looking to add to its storied legacy, the other is seeking revenge for a painful extra-inning loss. Turners Falls High School and Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School of Marlborough return to the scene of … 0

Jaywalking: MIAA strikes again

Monday, June 9, 2014

This past weekend was supposed to be for some the fulfillment of high school dreams. It became a nightmare. The common villain in all cases? No! You won’t believe it: The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. It was not a good weekend for the folks at the MIAA offices, … 0

No-no spices Post 81 opener

Monday, June 9, 2014

Ben Ruddock helped get Tim Capuano’s American Legion coaching career off to a fast start. Ruddock chucked a no-hitter and Greenfield Post 81’s offense took advantage of six Belchertown Post 239 errors to post a five-inning, 13-0 victory … 0

Phillips delivers perfect title

Sunday, June 8, 2014

AMHERST — Mackenzie Phillips needed just 77 pitches to achieve perfection — and make history at the same time. Phillips, Turners Falls High School’s prized sophomore pitcher, hurled the area’s first-ever perfect game in a Western Massachusetts softball … 0