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High School Sports

All eyes on Mahar-Easthampton showdown

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mahar Regional School moves from one WMass Division V contender to another this week. The Senators travel to White Brook Middle School in Easthampton Saturday at 1:30 to take on Easthampton High School in an Intercounty League football showdown that could wind up serving as a defacto IL title game in this, the third week of the high school football season. That is just one of seven local games on … 0

Grabowski lifts Eagles over Senators

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Maddie Grabowski scored on a counter-attack with 15 minutes remaining to break a scoreless tie and Easthampton High School edged Mahar Regional School, 1-0, in an independent girls’ soccer match Thursday afternoon at the Woodward Complex in Orange. Mahar is once again the class of the Franklin County League and should have little … 0

Panthers shoot down Red Hawks on golf links

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pioneer Valley Regional School earned a critical road win Thursday. The Panthers rode a stellar performance from James Elliott, who fired a 34 and swept four points, to a 14 1/ 2-91/ 2 victory over Frontier Regional School Bi-County League North Division golf action at Cherry Hill Golf Club in Amherst. Brad Hastings who carded a 39, and Eric Pratt (41) both added … 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

Lots of potential in the neighborhood

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Local girls’ soccer teams could win championships in two of three leagues this season. One is guaranteed — the Franklin County League is exclusively local teams — while both Western Massachusetts finalist Athol High School and Frontier Regional … 0

Red Hawks, Panthers seem to hold the power

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Dwindling numbers across the board in golf could turn the Bi-County League North Division into haves vs. have-nots. For the past few years, reigning co-champions Frontier Regional School and Pioneer Valley Regional School have had the most depth … 0

Local clubs battling it out in three divisions

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

With all of the year round options now available to players, local girls’ volleyball seems to keep getting better. Frontier Regional School captured its fourth consecutive Division III state championship last season, Athol High School ascended to the … 0