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High School Sports

Mohawk quarterback Andrew Doty (18) will be in action Saturday when his Warriors host Pathfinder in Buckland.
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Local teams jockeying for playoff position

Thursday, October 30, 2014

After nearly two months of football, we are finally down to the final week of the regular season, and with it comes a number of playoff scenarios still up in the air. Five games dot the local landscape this weekend, including a number that have playoff implications. Four of those games will be played tonight at 7. Turners Falls High … 0

Senators eliminate West Side

Thursday, October 30, 2014

ORANGE — Although Colleen Burke doesn’t play softball at Mahar Regional School, the senior may want to think about trying out following her exploits on the field-hockey turf Thursday night. Burke broke a scoreless draw with 15 minutes, 55 seconds left by knocking a ball out of midair and into the cage as second-seeded Mahar knocked off seventh-seeded West Springfield High School, 2-0, … 0

Mahar spikes Lenox

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mahar Regional School probably shouldn’t have gone to five sets, but the Senators were able to get the job done. A back-and-forth affair for most of the contest, seventh-seeded Mahar finally took control midway through the final set to beat 10th seeded Lenox Memorial High School, 25-19, 21-25, 25-23, 15-25, 15-12, in a first-round Western Massachusetts Division III Girls’ Volleyball Tournament match Thursday … 0

Mohawk blows past Franklin Tech, 34-16

Sunday, October 12, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Sometimes the most subtle changes net the biggest results. A second-quarter offensive adjustment by Mohawk Trail Regional School coach Doug McCloud led to what proved to be the winning touchdown, as the Warriors defeated Franklin … 0

Turners Falls does a job on Panthers, 39-0

Sunday, October 12, 2014

NORTHFIELD — If ever a win was an afterthought quicker than the postgame handshakes were finished, it was Turners Falls High School’s 39-0 shutout of Tri-County League host Pioneer Valley Regional School on Saturday. There was no basking in the afterglow nor any of the backslapping camaraderie that … 0

Notre Dame roars back to KO unbeaten Red Hawks

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Notre Dame Academy of Hingham came back from a first-set loss to hand Frontier Regional School its first loss of the season Sunday afternoon with a 18-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-23 victory in independent girls’ volleyball action at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield. The matchup pitted the defending Division … 0

Athol rallies to tie Frontier, 3-3

Friday, October 10, 2014

Kayla Robidoux scored in the 76th minute to help Athol High School tie Frontier Regional School, 3-3, in a Pioneer North Division girls’ soccer match Friday night in South Deerfield. Frontier jumped out to a 2-0 lead at halftime as Julia Riordan tallied a goal in the 17th … 0

Elliott ties for 11th in PVIAC golf tourney

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pioneer Valley Regional School’s James Elliott was the top local finisher at the PVIAC Boys’ Invitational Golf Tournament. Elliott fired a 78 and tied for 11th place in Friday’s PVIAC Invitational Golf Tournament at Franconia Golf Course in Springfield. Elliott highlighted a list of local players who competed … 0

Lions score early and often, cruise past Greenfield

Friday, October 10, 2014

LUDLOW — Brian Pacheco rushed for 195 yards and three touchdowns and Ludlow High School defeated Greenfield High School, 43-16, in Intercounty League football action on Friday night. The final score may not have been much prettier for Greenfield than last week’s 44-0 loss to Frontier Regional School, … 0

Athol rips Cathedral for 1st win

Friday, October 10, 2014

ATHOL — Consider the monkey officially removed from the backs of the Athol High School football team. New quarterback Bryce Melanson passed for 119 yards and junior running back Matt Winters ran for two touchdowns as the Red Raiders dominated a hapless and depleted Cathedral High School squad, … 0

Orioles run past Mahar, 27-6

Friday, October 10, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — Second-half turnovers cost Mahar Regional School a victory as Belchertown High School’s defense powered a comeback 27-6 win during their Intercounty League football contest Friday night. The Senators (1-4 overall, 1-3 IL) scored early, but couldn’t replicate it, as the Orioles (2-3, 2-2 IL) made key … 0

Terriers whip UMass

Friday, October 10, 2014

AMHERST — Youth was certainly served Friday night at the Mullins Center, where UMass dressed eight freshmen players and Boston University 10 in both teams’ 2014-2015 season opener. But while the Terriers’ youngsters thrived, their UMass counterparts struggled to survive as BU ripped the Minutemen, 8-1, before 4,288. … 0

Emotions run high for Tech-Mohawk clash

Thursday, October 9, 2014

It has all the fixings of a classic football game Saturday afternoon in Turners Falls. Two teams, which are not only battling for Tri-County League supremacy but also jockeying for position in the western Massachusetts Division VI playoffs, … 0