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High School Sports

Jaywalking: Bye Scott

Monday, September 15, 2014

For the first time since 1997, Greenfield High School boys’ basketball is searching for a coach. Scott Thayer officially stepped down last week after 16 years at the helm of Green Wave hoops. It was a decision Thayer said came to him rather suddenly, and he decided it was time step down. “It’s just time for a change,” he said. “I think the program needs a new voice. It’s just … 0

Roberts helps Greenfield to big win

Monday, September 15, 2014

Greenfield High School lacked offensive punch last year, and Kelsey Roberts has filled the void. Roberts — who missed the 2013 season with a knee injury — smacked home a pair of goals to help the Green Wave beat Smith Academy, 3-1, in a PVIAC North Division field hockey game Monday in Hatfield. Olivia Cavanaugh drew first blood for the Falcons just 3 … 0

Wave trims Mohawk

Monday, September 15, 2014

Greenfield High School is finding ways to win close games. The Green Wave was able to boot home a rebound of a rejected penalty kick in the 76th minute and held on to knock off Mohawk Trail Regional High School, 1-0 in a McGrath North boys’ soccer match. Greenfield was awarded a penalty … 0

Pioneer-Mohawk scoreless

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Pioneer Valley Regional School and Mohawk Trail Regional High School will have to wait until at least their second game of the season to see a ball go into a net. The McGrath North Division boys’ soccer game … 0

Fall Sports Preview 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

High School sports in Franklin County are getting underway. See how the fall season may shake out. Click on the banner above to read the stories. … 0

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, … 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 … 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 … 0

Some things never change: Like Mohawks vs. Frontier

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Frontier Regional School’s Caitlin Burnett, Greenfield High School’s Jenna Silk and Pioneer Valley Regional School’s Audrey Corrigan each competed in the MIAA All-State Cross Country Championships last fall. Burnett, a sophomore last fall, finished 12th overall in the … 0

Could it be the year of Red Hawks?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Some area boys’ soccer teams are prepared for a title run, others are trying to rebuild, and one has unfortunately disappeared. After continuing to rebuild since joining the Schmid Division, Frontier Regional School looks like it may have … 0

Plenty of new faces in North and West

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

It was another successful season for local field hockey teams. Four teams from the North Division made up the final four teams in the WMass Division II Tournament, and Smith Academy edged Frontier Regional School, 2-1, in the … 0

Mohawk has a good thing going

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Tri-County League may not have produced any WMass champions last fall, but the league certainly flexed its postseason muscles. Three TCL teams qualified for the WMass Division VI playoffs last fall, and one newcomer to the division, … 0

Beware of the supercharged Senators

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Powertown proved to be truly super-charged in 2013, the inaugural statewide football playoff autumn. Turners Falls won the first Western Massachusetts Division VI Football Tournament in a high school football season that felt very different for players, … 0