High School Sports

Athol's Abby Leadbetter (35) looks fo breathing room against defensive pressure from Granby's Kathleen Sullivan (11) Tuesday night during the Red Raiders' 54-43 semifinal loss to Granby in WMass Girls' Division III Basketball Tournament action at Curry Hicks Cage on the campus of  UMass/Amherst.
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Granby eliminates Red Raiders, 54-43

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

AMHERST — A Kate Sarnacki 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter all but broke the back of Athol High School as her basket helped second-seeded and unbeaten Granby High School thwart a comeback attempt by the sixth-seeded Red Raiders en route to a 54-43 victory in WMass Division III Girls’ Basketball Tournament semifinal action Tuesday night at Curry Hicks Cage. Meghan Sullivan and Kate Sullivan scored all 15 of the Rams’ points in the third quarter to help give Granby (22-0) a 10-point lead entering the fourth, but Athol (18-5) would not go away and stormed back to cut the deficit to four points following … 0

Pioneer goes cold, falls by wayside, 45-29

Monday, March 2, 2015

New year, new venue, same outcome. For the second straight season, Monson High School eliminated Pioneer Valley Regional School from the Western Massachusetts Division IV Girls’ Basketball Tournament, where the seventh-seeded Mustangs trounced the third-seeded Panthers, 45-29, in semifinal action Monday afternoon at Curry Hicks Cage in Amherst. Although the experience of playing … 0

Hopkins pulls away from Turners, 68-46

Monday, March 2, 2015

AMHERST — All season long, Turners Falls High School coach Gary Mullins lamented the fact that his team did not have much in the height department. The Indians overcame that for much of the season but on Monday night, being vertically challenged reared its ugly head. Hopkins Academy dominated the boards in the … 0

Indians take care of Smith

Friday, February 6, 2015

It’s not always the way you start a game, but how you finish it, and that’s exactly what held true for the Turners Falls High School boys’ basketball team on Friday night. The host Indians spotted Smith Academy … 0

Jillson, Olanyk cruise to wins in PVIAC Track Championships

Friday, February 6, 2015

Leo Jillson and Natasha Olanyk each captured first place finishes on Friday night during the PVIAC Indoor Track & Field Championships at Smith College in Northampton. Because the meet ran well into the night on Friday, team scores were unavailable at press time, but it is not believed … 0

Five Indian qualifiers ready to go

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Turners Falls High School senior Mackenzie Salls needed just three words to sum up how it feels to be headed to Saturday’s Western Massachusetts Swimming & Diving Championships at Springfield College with four of her teammates. “It’s about time,” she said. Three Indian boys and two girls will … 0

Mohawk boys and girls, Frontier girls make states

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Mohawk Trail Regional High School captured the girls’ South Division and finished as runner-up in the boys’ North Division, and Frontier Regional School placed second overall in the girls’ South as the PVIAC Alpine Ski League wrapped up its regular season Thursday at Berkshire East Ski Resort in … 0

Wave nears tourney berth

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Greenfield High School is now one win away from ending a decade of tournament frustration. The Green Wave came up with another tough defensive effort and defeated Turners Falls High School, 41-31, in a Franklin County League South … 0

Rich seals deal for Eagles

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Kane Rich came through with a pin in the final bout of the evening to propel Franklin County Technical School to a 42-39 victory over Granby High School in tight Suburban League wrestling action Wednesday night in Turners … 0

Bulletin Board: DA boys ski to top

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Deerfield Academy’s boys’ A team captured first place and also had the top individual racer during the Mount Institute Ski League Wednesday at Berkshire East Ski Resort in Charlemont. Deerfield finished with 247 points to claim team honors. Eaglebrook was second with 214, followed by Northfield Mount Hermon … 0

Frontier girls keep postseason hopes alive

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

When Frontier Regional School heats up from the perimeter, watch out. The Red Hawks drained 12 3-pointers of their 16 baskets and kept their slim postseason hopes alive with a 53-41 victory over Easthampton High School in a Franklin County League North Division girls’ basketball game Wednesday night … 0

Turners seizes league lead

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Turners Falls High School has gotten a balanced scoring attack from its Big 4 all season long and on Tuesday night the quarter helped move the Indians into sole possession of first place. Nick York, Liam Ellis, Tyler … 0

Warriors rounding into form on slopes

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Mohawk Trail Regional High School had its best team race of the season, finishing within a half-second of Longmeadow High School in the boys’ North Division during the PVIAC Alpine Ski League Tuesday night at Berkshire East Ski Resort in Charlemont. The Lancers’ final time of 109.29 was … 0