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High School Sports

Bulletin Board: Owls hoopster to land at Monmouth

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Stoneleigh-Burnham School girls’ basketball player Chinasa (Rosemary) Ilang has signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division I college basketball at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J. Ilang is preparing for her senior season with the Owls. As a junior, she led the team in scoring (12.0 points per game) and rebounding (18 per game). She also finished as the team-leader in rebounds and was second on the … 0

Pioneer football forfeits two wins due to ineligibility

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Pioneer Valley Regional School football team has forfeited its two wins this season due to an ineligible player. The Panthers are 2-8 thus far this fall. According to informed sources, coach Glen Wilson and athletic director Gina Johnson were both unaware of any ineligible player prior to learning of it from school administrators. An oversight involved a mixup with a player’s class … 0

Jaywalking: A cut above

Monday, November 17, 2014

One day before I spoke with Mohawk Trail Regional High School cross-country coach Joe Chadwick about his girls’ team, I got a surprise visit from another Hall of Fame coach, Pete Conway, who dropped by the office last week. He brought with him an old scrapbook full of memories from his days as … 0

Jaywalking: Hoop junkie

Monday, November 3, 2014

It was a phone call Tim Caplice did not want to miss, but as he lounged around on his couch watching football one recent Sunday, he did exactly that. Caplice was late getting to his phone when he heard it ringing and saw the missed call/voice-mail from Greenfield … 0

Frontier posts quarterfinal sweep

Monday, November 3, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Frontier Regional School opened defense of its crown with a 25-10, 25-11, 25-17 sweep of Easthampton High School in the quarterfinals of the Western Massachusetts Division III Girls’ Volleyball Tournament Monday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield. The top-seeded and four-time defending state champion … 0

Valiant Senators fall short vs. Granby, 3-2

Monday, November 3, 2014

Mahar Regional School went toe-to-toe with the defending champions and nearly pulled off the upset. The 11th-seeded Seantors led at halftime before sixth-seeded Granby High School battled back with three second-half tallies to post a 3-2 victory in the first round of the Western Massachusetts Division III Girls’ … 0

Bulletin Board: Eagle harriers second at state tourney

Monday, November 3, 2014

Franklin County Technical School earned a runner-up finish in the team competition of the Mass. State Vocational Small Schools Division Boys’ Cross-Country Championships Monday at the Wrentham Development Center. The Eagles posted a team score of 72 points. McCann Technical School won the 10-team event with 57 points. … 0

Flip of coin lands Turners Falls at No. 2 seed

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Turners Falls High School football coach Chris Lapointe lost the coin toss for the top seed Sunday morning, and thus his Indians finished with the No. 2 ranking in the WMass Division VI Tournament, which was seeded at Northampton High School. The Indians (8-0) are one of four … 0

Local kiddie corps struts its stuff at PVIAC meet

Sunday, November 2, 2014

WESTFIELD — For Franklin County high-school harriers, it wasn’t about the present, but rather the future. With the absence of elite runners in either gender, it was up to the underclassmen to display their potential. A pair of Mohawk Trail Regional High School runners, junior Madison Boucias and … 0

Reynolds hits milestone in Warriors’ win

Sunday, November 2, 2014

BUCKLAND — After falling just shy of the 1,000-yard mark last season, Mohawk Trail Regional High School running back Stephen Reynolds was forced to wait one extra year to achieve something he had been waiting to do since his early days of football. On Saturday, that dream finally … 0

9 teams get WMass assignments

Friday, October 31, 2014

Nine local squads learned their fate Friday when the Western Mass. Soccer Tournament Committee released its boys’ and girls’ seeds during its annual meeting at Granby High School. Both squads from Athol High School, Frontier Regional School, Mahar … 0

Indians rip Panthers

Friday, October 31, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Goblins, ghouls and witches aside, the scariest thing on Halloween in Turners Falls may have been the first half of football played by Turners Falls High School in a very important game. The Indians overcame … 0

Senators shut out Greenfield

Friday, October 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — As the calendar flips to November, local high school football teams are gearing up for big rivalry games on Thanksgiving Day and a fortunate few have postseason play in their sights. Others are trying to close out their seasons as strongly as possible and give themselves … 0