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High School Sports

Jaywalking: Bye Scott

Monday, September 15, 2014

For the first time since 1997, Greenfield High School boys’ basketball is searching for a coach. Scott Thayer officially stepped down last week after 16 years at the helm of Green Wave hoops. It was a decision Thayer said came to him rather suddenly, and he decided it was time step down. “It’s just time for a change,” he said. “I think the program needs a new voice. It’s just … 0

Roberts helps Greenfield to big win

Monday, September 15, 2014

Greenfield High School lacked offensive punch last year, and Kelsey Roberts has filled the void. Roberts — who missed the 2013 season with a knee injury — smacked home a pair of goals to help the Green Wave beat Smith Academy, 3-1, in a PVIAC North Division field hockey game Monday in Hatfield. Olivia Cavanaugh drew first blood for the Falcons just 3 … 0

Wave trims Mohawk

Monday, September 15, 2014

Greenfield High School is finding ways to win close games. The Green Wave was able to boot home a rebound of a rejected penalty kick in the 76th minute and held on to knock off Mohawk Trail Regional High School, 1-0 in a McGrath North boys’ soccer match. Greenfield was awarded a penalty … 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

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 … 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 … 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 … 1

Ames keeps Post 81 alive, 4-1

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SUDBURY — In a game of missed opportunities to score runs for Greenfield Post 81, Niko Ames came through when it counted. The Post 81 shortstop blasted a two-out, bases-clearing double with the bags full in the top … 0

Bulletin Board: Junior Legion crushes Braintree in semifinals, 10-5

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Greenfield Post 81 Junior American Legion Baseball team continued its charge toward a state championship with a 10-5 victory over previously unbeaten Braintree Post 86 in the Junior Department Championships Wednesday night at Szot Park in Chicopee. Greenfield faces unbeaten Littleton Post 249 today at 4:30 in … 0

Milford rocks Post 81

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dan Mantoni tossed six innings of two-hit ball and Milford Post 59 scored seven times in the sixth inning to break open a close game and post an 11-1 victory over Greenfield Post 81 in an American Legion … 0

Jaywalking: Tight team

Monday, July 28, 2014

There are lots of things to do on a summer evening in our area. Cooking on the grill, sitting around the campfire or on a patio, or going for a walk or a run as the sun sets are some ways to enjoy the evening and relax. Another … 0