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Saturday, Feb. 4 Varsity Athol wrestling at Franklin Tech, Eagle Duals, 9 a.m. Mahar wrestling at Southwick, Quad Meet, 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6 Varsity Mahar boys basketball at Pioneer, 7 p.m. Mahar girls basketball vs. Palmer, 7 p.m. Athol girls basketball at Frontier, 7:30 p.m....
Emily Casella Photo courtesy of assumptiongreyhounds.com
WORCESTER — The Assumption College Department of Athletics has announced that Emily Casella, of Athol, has earned a coveted spot on the 2017 women’s track and field team.  Casella, a member of the class of 2020, will compete as a thrower during the Greyhounds’ spring season, which picks up on...
Mahar's Kenzie Tenney (4) tosses the ball from under the net. Photo by Mike Phillips
AMHERST — Time and time again, Hoosac Valley High School pressed and trapped. The four-time defending Western Mass. champions have the formula to be successful, and it continued once again on Thursday night. The top-seeded Hurricanes made life difficult for Mahar Regional School ball handlers...
Mahar's Hannah Paul fires a shot up during Friday night's basketball contest in Greenfield. Paul pumped in 26 points as the Lady Senators earned their 13th consecutive victory with a 71-65 defeat of Greenfield High School in the WMass Division III quarterfinals. Mahar takes on No. 1 Hoosac Valley at the Curry Hicks Cage in Amherst on Thursday. Photo By Mike Phillips
GREENFIELD — The Mahar girls basketball team is returning to the Cage. The Lady Senators overcame a 13-point deficit to stun No. 4 Greenfield High School 71-65 in the WMass Division III quarterfinal, Friday night. The win was the 13th in a row for Mahar which draws No. 1 Hoosac in the...
 Mahar's Cassie Verheyen shoots over the heads of Frontier defenders. Photo By Mike Phillips
ORANGE — The Mahar girls’ basketball team turned up the pressure in the second half and are now one win away from a trip to the Curry Hicks Cage in Amherst. The Lady Senators overcame a poor offensive stop — something eerily similar to the Mahar boys’ effort from Monday night — by forcing 20...
Mahar's Bryce Cleveland works along the baseline during Monday night's WMass Division III tournament game in Orange. The Senators fell to No. 13 Southwick 44-36. Photo By Mike Phillips
ORANGE — As the fourth quarter ticked down, Grzesik-Bixby Gymnasium grew more quiet. When the final horn sounded, the Mahar faithful was stunned silent. The No. 4 Senators lost their offensive confidence and No. 13 Southwick High School took full advantage to earn a 44-36 victory in the opening...
ORANGE — The Mahar girls’ basketball team hosts Frontier tonight at 6:30, not 7 as listed in Monday’s edition of the Athol Daily News. The Lady Senators have won 11 straight games and host the Red Hawks in the opening round of the WMass Division III tournament. With a win, No. 5 Mahar would...
SPRINGFIELD — The Mahar Regional High School girls and boys basketball teams will begin their quests for WMass Division III championships in the friendly confines of Grzesik-Bixby Gymnasium. After compiling an 18-2 regular season record, the Mahar boys earned the No. 4 seed in the tournament....
Athol High School's Hope Parker makes a shot on the net over a Mahar defender Wednesday night at home.  Photo by Mike Phillips 
ATHOL — The Mahar girls’ basketball team continued its run of excellence and ended rival Athol High School’s streak of 14 consecutive postseason appearances. The Lady Senators (15-5) jumped on top early and held off a third quarter surge by the Lady Raiders (8-12) to pick up their 11th...
Mahar's Bryce Cleveland drives though Athol's defense in a match Wednesday night at home. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — The role of underdog fit the Athol High School boys’ basketball team well on Wednesday, but Mahar Regional survived a scare from its rival in a 44-34 win. The one-win Raiders led the Senators (18-2) at the half and heading into the fourth quarter before the Senators snapped out of their...

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