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High School Sports

Ben Westerman of Greenfield High School volleys with John Vinegre of Belchertown High School Tuesday at the Davis Street tennis courts. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

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 deciding point as the Green Wave surprised Valley Wheel co-champion Belchertown High School, 3-2, in an independent boys’ tennis match Tuesday afternoon … 0

Incoming

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 their way onto area diamonds still in their winter modes. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt … 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

Bulletin Board: Hogger hockey stuns No. 1 Exeter, 3-1

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Conor O’Brien turned in a stellar 38-save performance to lead Northfield Mount Hermon School to a 3-1 upset win over Phillips Exeter Academy in prep boys’ hockey action Wednesday at McCollum Arena in Gill. It was just the second loss for Exeter — the top-ranked team in New … 0

Eagles end on strong note, 39-34

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Franklin County Technical School is finishing the season strong, and Eagles head coach Matt Llewelyn hopes that means good things heading into the postseason. Franklin Tech completed its regular season Wednesday by extending its winning streak to five … 0

Jillson, Purington runners-up at State meet

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Leo Jillson’s bid for a Division V state indoor track & field shot put title fell just short but the Mahar Regional School senior picked up a second-place finish Tuesday afternoon at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. Mohawk Trail Regional High School’s Lucas Purington joined Jillson as … 0

Ellis passes 1,000 career points

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Maybe it was destiny that Liam Ellis got his 1,000th point by hitting a 3-pointer. How else do you explain the crazy way the Turners Falls High School all-star guard got it? Ellis hit a … 0

Eagles denied crown

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Franklin County Technical School lost a chance to tie for the Tri-County League title Tuesday night, as it fell to Gateway Regional High School, 69-60, in Turners Falls. The Eagles entered the night tied with McCann Technical High School in the loss column with two apiece at the … 0

Jaywalking: State glory

Monday, February 16, 2015

It’s funny where one little letter can lead you. A few weeks ago I received an email, then a letter regarding the 10-year anniversary of the Mohawk Trail Regional High School boys’ indoor track & field team winning a state Division IV title. The actual anniversary is Feb. … 0

Mohawk clinches at wire

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Mohawk Trail Regional High School girls’ basketball team didn’t just wait until the final game of the season to clinch a postseason berth, it waited until the final quarter. The Warriors outscored Greenfield High School 7-3 in … 0

Streaking Senators drill ’Gansett, 70-37

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Mahar Regional School ran its winning streak to seven games Saturday by dismantling Narragansett Regional High School, 70-37, in an independent girls’ basketball game in Orange. The Senators (12-7 overall) will try to keep the streak going tonight at 7 when they play their regular-season finale at home … 0

Athol’s Decker repeats as champion

Sunday, February 15, 2015

WILLIAMSTOWN — For the second straight season, Athol High School’s Merrick Decker can call himself a Western Massachusetts champion. The sophomore pinned his way through the first three matches he wrestled in, then clinched his second consecutive Western … 0

Panther girls clinch FCL South

Friday, February 13, 2015

Pioneer Valley Regional School clinched the Franklin County League South Division title outright on Friday night with a 63-44 victory over Greenfield High School at Franklin County Technical School in Turners Falls. The Panthers (14-5 overall, 7-0 FCL South) took a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter and … 0