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High School Sports

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 (12.0 points per game) and rebounding (18 per game). She also finished as the team-leader in rebounds and was second on the … 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 learning of it from school administrators. An oversight involved a mixup with a player’s class … 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 week. He brought with him an old scrapbook full of memories from his days as … 0

Red Raiders shut down Palmer, 14-3

Friday, November 7, 2014

PALMER — The Athol High School football team continued its much improved play Friday night, taking to the road and beating Palmer High School, 14-3, at cold and windy Legion Field. The night did not start well for Athol (3-6), which won the toss and took the ball … 0

Playoff fever grips Franklin County

Thursday, November 6, 2014

It’s time for playoff football, which four local postseason qualifiers will get a taste of this weekend. The lone area team in the WMass Division V playoffs is Frontier Regional School, which is making its statewide football playoff … 0

Hawks, Raiders tangle again for championship

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Can Frontier Regional School maintain its domination of western Massachusetts girls’ volleyball and win “one for the other thumb?” Or can Athol High School continue its recent run of success, avenge last year’s setback and pull off one … 0

Mohawk has best chance at Northfield

Thursday, November 6, 2014

After sweeping its way to the regular-season boys’ and girls’ PVIAC North Division crowns, the Mohawk Trail Regional High School cross-country teams now have their sights set on bringing home some postseason hardware. The Warriors will join 41 … 0

Rams stand between Frontier, title

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

For the fourth consecutive season, Frontier Regional School field hockey team is playing for the WMass Division II field hockey championship. The second-seeded Red Hawks must beat top-seed Southwick High School this evening at 5 at Clark Field at West Springfield High School to win the title. With … 0

Athol ousts Wildcats

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

ATHOL — This one may have only gone three sets, but it sure didn’t look easy — not by a long shot. Second-seeded Athol High School was pushed to the limit in two sets, then rode a late wave of momentum in the other to get past third-seeded … 0

Blue Devils oust Senators in OT

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD — With 20 minutes remaining in Wednesday night’s Western Massachusetts Division I Field Hockey Tournament semifinal, the game did not have the feel of going to overtime. Third-seeded Northampton High School led second-seeded Mahar Regional School … 0

Hawks stop Greylock, back to title game

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — They concentrated on the task at hand, being careful not to get too far ahead of themselves, knowing what was at stake. Now for the 11th straight season, the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team is … 0

Raiders surprise Panthers

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Athol High School got a big break early and used a critical clear off the goal line late in the contest to earn a 3-2 win over Palmer High School in first-round action of the Western Massachusetts Divison III Boys’ Soccer Tournament Tuesday night at Legion Field in … 0

Red Hawks edge Wave, 2-1

Monday, November 3, 2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD — After 90 minutes of back-and-forth action at chilly Clark Field Monday night, the WMass Division II Field Hockey Tournament semifinal game between familiar foes, second-seeded Frontier Regional School and third-seeded Greenfield High School, came down … 0