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High School Sports

Tribe soccer nixed this year

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Adam Graves’ first major decision as athletic director at Turners Falls High School was not an easy one to make. Citing low numbers and games in which the Indians were forced to finish with fewer than 11 players last season, Graves has elected to suspend the varsity soccer program this fall. In an email sent to The Recorder late Tuesday afternoon, Graves said there were only 15 players at the … 0

Frontier practice

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Frontier football players run a handoff drill during practice behind the high school in South Deerfield Wednesday afternoon. The young Red Hawks suffered through a subpar season last year but lost no seniors and are expected to improve in the Intercounty League wars that open next month.  Recorder/Micky Bedell … 0

Post 81 reaches end of road, 4-3

Thursday, July 31, 2014

SUDBURY — Baseball is a game of inches and, on Thursday, the closest of plays just did not go the way of Greenfield Post 81. Brody Markol had what appeared to be a double taken away from him in the ninth inning and Greenfield’s attempt to rally from two runs down in the final frame came up just short as the tying run … 1

Valiant Hawks fall in 10

Sunday, June 8, 2014

AMHERST— Someone had to win, and someone had to lose. Such is life, and in the finals of the Western Massachusetts Division II softball tournament, No. 1 seed Hampshire Regional High School and No. 3 Frontier Regional School went toe-to-toe all day Saturday, and had to play three … 0

Turners comes up short in title game

Sunday, June 8, 2014

AMHERST — There were still six innings left to play, but the first inning ended up deciding the inaugural Western Massachusetts Division IV Baseball Championship Saturday at Earl Lorden Field. Turners Falls High School loaded the bases with nobody out but couldn’t score. Hopkins Academy then put up … 0

Sadri, Popusoi advance

Sunday, June 8, 2014

It was not a great day for local athletes at the All-State Track & Field meet at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater on Saturday. While two athletes qualified for next weekend’s New England meet, many of the locals failed to live up to their seed and fell short … 0

Lights go out on pole vaulters

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Perhaps the biggest story from Saturday’s All-State Track and Field meet was from the only event that never finished. Greenfield High School’s Vlad Popusoi was still jumping along with four other pole vaulters at 9:30 p.m. at Bridgewater State University when the lights went out, and the official … 0

Balanced Post 81 looks to make run at state berth

Friday, June 6, 2014

The best word to describe Greenfield Post 81 this season might be balanced. The American Legion baseball team that calls Veterans Memorial Field its home all summer will kick off the season on road on Monday night when it heads to Parson’s Field in Belchertown at 5:45 to … 0

4 locals go for WMass crowns

Friday, June 6, 2014

Teams throughout western Massachusetts have battled through their respective baseball and softball tournaments, and today, on the campus of UMass, the remaining clubs will fight for sectional supremacy. Of the 12 remaining teams in three divisions in baseball … 0

Indians, other schools deal with SAT conflicts

Friday, June 6, 2014

Despite concerns from both teams in this morning’s Western Mass. Division IV Baseball Tournament championship at 10:30 regarding conflicts with the SATs, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association will not move the game to a later date. Turners Falls High School had four players scheduled to take the SATs, … 0

Top seeds Sadri, Popusoi lead locals into All-State

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Darion Sadri and Vlad Popusoi lead the field of local track athletes into Saturday’s All-State Track and Field meet at Bridgewater State University. Both boys are No. 1 seeds entering their events and will have the rest of the field chasing them. A total of nine girls and … 0

Turners Falls moves to finals, 3-0

Thursday, June 5, 2014

GREENFIELD — Tyler Charboneau was facing every pitcher’s worst nightmare when he entered the game in the top of the sixth inning. The Turners Falls High School senior was coming in with nobody out and the bases loaded … 0

Amherst High School accuses Smith Voke of recruiting

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Administrators at Amherst Regional High School have contacted the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association with charges that Smith Vocational coaches were on school grounds attempting to convince four Amherst freshman basketball players to transfer to Smith in violation of the MIAA’s rules that prohibit recruiting. The unauthorized presence on … 0