High School Sports

An old football cleat burns on the Frontier field Tuesday night as part of a longtime Frontier Football tradition. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Mohawk, Frontier brace for snowstorm

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Frontier Regional School and Mohawk Trail Regional High School each hoped to enter tonight’s annual Thanksgiving-Eve football game as western Mass. champions but it was not meant to be, as each team was eliminated in the semifinals of their respective divisional tournaments. So now they’ll try to finish the season on a high note and take out their tournament-losing frustrations on each other. The teams will meet for the 81st time when they get together tonight at 7 at William Pollard Field in Buckland. Due to predicted snowfall, fans should call Mohawk at 625-0192 and hit extension 1335 after noon to check on possible cancellations … 0

Host Eagles want to go out winners vs. Pioneer

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Franklin County Technical School wants to finish with a winning record for the second straight season. Pioneer Valley Regional School would just like to finish off what has been a forgettable season on a high note. The two squads will meet Thursday morning in Turners Falls at 10 a.m., each with different goals. … 0

Jaywalking: Holiday blowouts

Monday, November 24, 2014

It was 77 degrees and sunny back on Aug. 18. That was a little more than three months ago, marking the first day of practice for high school football teams. Now, after countless snaps, runs, passes, turnovers and touchdowns, we have arrived at the final few days of the 2014 season. And the final days will look very different from opening day, as … 0

Hawks stop Greylock, back to title game

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — They concentrated on the task at hand, being careful not to get too far ahead of themselves, knowing what was at stake. Now for the 11th straight season, the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team is … 0

Raiders surprise Panthers

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Athol High School got a big break early and used a critical clear off the goal line late in the contest to earn a 3-2 win over Palmer High School in first-round action of the Western Massachusetts Divison III Boys’ Soccer Tournament Tuesday night at Legion Field in … 0

Red Hawks edge Wave, 2-1

Monday, November 3, 2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD — After 90 minutes of back-and-forth action at chilly Clark Field Monday night, the WMass Division II Field Hockey Tournament semifinal game between familiar foes, second-seeded Frontier Regional School and third-seeded Greenfield High School, came down … 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