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High School Sports

Smith Academy's Hannah Rickert (10) and Mahar's Natalie Gonynor (13) battle for a rebound during their game Friday night at Grzesik-Bixby Gymnasium in Orange. Recorder/Mike Phillips

Senators ground Falcons

Friday, December 19, 2014

Mahar Regional School is still finding ways to win, even if it isn’t exactly that pretty. The Senators, perhaps getting caught looking ahead to tonight’s showdown with longtime rival Athol High School, struggled with sloppy play but played solid enough defense to post a 42-21 win over Smith Academy in an independent girls’ basketball game Friday night at the Grzesik-Bixby Gymnasium Complex in Orange. The Senators took a lot of drama out of the matchup, building an 18-5 lead after one quarter. Smith did cut the lead to 10 by halftime (22-12), but could only manage 9 second-half points. Kianna Whitmore led a balanced offense … 0

Belchertown nips Turners, 3-1

Friday, December 19, 2014

Turners Falls High School struggled to score and was on the wrong end of some close calls as it came up short against Belchertown High School, 3-1, in a Fay-Wright Division hockey game at the Mullins Center Practice Rink in Amherst. The Indians (1-2) had a controversial goal disallowed in the third period and coach Nate Coffin said he was miffed at that, … 0

Mahar boys, girls split

Friday, December 19, 2014

With Smith College closing for the holiday break the second meet of the indoor track and field season took place one day early this week as teams met Thursday in Northampton. Three area teams took part in the early session on the day. The Mahar Regional School boys’ team split its two meets, defeating Greenfield High School, 60-28, but falling to Hampshire Regional … 0

Tech no match for Monument Mt., 40-8

Sunday, November 16, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — It wasn’t the football game Franklin County Technical School hoped to be playing Saturday, but the Eagles made it a contentious affair before Monument Mountain Regional High School blew it up late in the first half, powering its way to a 40-8 non-conference victory. After … 0

Hawks chase 5th straight title

Friday, November 14, 2014

The difference between preparing for Case High School Friday and turning in uniforms was razor-thin for the Frontier Regional School girls’ volleyball team Thursday night. But after a memorable, last-ditch comeback to stave off elimination against Lynnfield High School in the Division III state semifinals, the Red Hawks … 0

Wildcats sink their claws into Mohawk, 50-0

Friday, November 14, 2014

BUCKLAND — After the MIAA left Lee High School out of the Division VI playoff field, the Wildcats were on a mission to show that they belonged. Cam Abderhalden completed 10 of 11 passes for 198 yards and four touchdowns as Lee High School throttled Division VI playoff … 0

Frontier demolishes Mt. Greylock, 32-14

Friday, November 14, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Frontier Regional School dominated both sides of the ball Friday night and in the process routed Mt. Greylock Regional High School, 32-14, in regular-season football action. The Red Hawks finish the year on Thanksgiving Eve … 0

Green Wave holds off Pioneer, 24-20

Friday, November 14, 2014

GREENFIELD — Pride was the only thing on the line on this night, and both teams clearly still have a lot of it despite a long season. In what was easily its most consistent all-around performance of the … 0

Taconic outlasts Mahar, 28-18

Friday, November 14, 2014

Deshane Johnson rushed for one touchdown and kicked two field goals in the second half as Taconic High School outlasted a game Mahar Regional School team, 28-18, in an independent football game Friday night in Pittsfield. The game was nip and tuck throughout as Mahar took a 6-0 … 0

Athol dumps Pioneers

Friday, November 14, 2014

THORNDIKE — The Athol High School football team was supposed to have a home game this week, but you won’t hear anyone associated with the Red Raiders complaining about the long trip to the frozen tundra of St. Joseph’s Field. The Raiders beat Pathfinder Vocational Technical School Friday … 0

Mohawk returns to state meet

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ask Mohawk Trail Regional High School cross-country coach Joe Chadwick to describe the girls’ team and he doesn’t even have to stop and think about it. “There’s never a dull moment,” he said with a laugh. On Saturday, … 0

Turners-McCann round two

Thursday, November 13, 2014

For the second straight season, the Turners Falls High School football team will head to North Adams to face top-seeded McCann Technical High School in a postseason tilt. The Indians and their faithful hope that this year’s result … 0

Hawks to state final — barely

Thursday, November 13, 2014

HUDSON — Nothing could stop Frontier Regional School from its date with destiny. Not a strong Lynnfield High School team or a bout of inconsistent play that twice brought the Red Hawks to the brink of elimination. Frontier rallied to win the final two games and beat Lynnfield, … 0