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Mahar's Levi Baruch, right, fouls Athol High School's Tyler Lajoie, left, during Friday night's soccer match in Orange. The two will battle again on Wednesday as the No. 9 Raiders visit the No. 8 Senators in the opening round of the WMass Division III tournament. Photo By Josh Talbot
GRANBY — The Athol and Mahar boys’ soccer teams will duke it out one more time. It was announced Monday that the No. 8 Senators will host the No. 9 Raiders in the opening round of the WMass Division III tournament Wednesday night at 6. The teams played a pair of exciting games in the regular...
 Athol High School's Amber Mahony (4) makes a move against Mahar's Carly Jillson during Friday's soccer match in Orange. Both local teams will host opening round games on Thursday night. Photo By Josh Talbot
GRANBY — The Athol and Mahar girls’ soccer teams will host opening round games Thursday night as the WMass Division III tournament seeds were released on Monday afternoon. The Lady Senators (8-7-3) earned the No. 7 seed while the Lady Raiders (8-8-2) wound up eighth in the 10-team field. Mahar...
Athol High School's Emily Casella (19) battles Mahar defender Brittany Gray (11) and goalkeeper Elysha Bedard, left, for control of the soccer ball during Saturday's soccer match in Orange. The Lady Raiders earned their 10th consecutive postseason appearance with a 1-0 victory over the Senators. Photo By Mike Phillips
ORANGE — Senior midfielder Lindsey Hamlett provided the heroics and the Athol High School girls’ soccer team is headed to the postseason for a 10th consecutive fall. Hamlett scored with 8:30 left to play as the Lady Raiders returned to the pitch for a 1-0 victory over rival Mahar on Saturday....
Athol High School's Tyler Lajoie (3) goes up for a head ball as Mahar defenders Levi Baruch (3) and Alex Barbera (4) close in during Friday's soccer contest in Orange. Lajoie scored three times, bringing his career point total to 97, in the Raiders 3-2 victory. Photo By Josh Talbot
ORANGE — The Athol High School boys’ soccer team waited 42 days for Friday’s rematch with rival Mahar. The Raiders made the most of it as they walked out of the James S. Woodward Athletic Complex with a 3-2 victory. It looked as if the Raiders would roll to victory as the Senators looked...
In case you weren’t yet convinced, this year’s Patriots team is very good. Thursday night’s victory over the Dolphins was the final push I needed — the Patriots will repeat as Super Bowl Champions and complete a 19-0 season. Sure, I’m kidding — a little — but I can’t get over how good Tom...
Pint-sized ghosts and goblins will be taking over our neighborhoods tonight as we celebrate Halloween. This holiday, which seems to be an excuse to extort candy from your neighbors, is very popular with children and who can blame them! Any excuse to eat candy bars is fine with me. My brother Chris...
ORANGE — The Mahar volleyball team wrapped up its 2015 season with a 25-11, 25-16, 25-20 loss to Pioneer, Friday night. The Senators recognized seniors Natalie Gonynor and Ashley Ehlen before the game, but the Panthers jumped all over Mahar in the first set and never looked back. Gonynor...
LUDLOW — The Mahar Regional football team saw their already slim chance at a postseason berth vanish Friday night as the Senators traveled to Ludlow High School and came out on the wrong end of a hard-fought 20-19 Intercounty League contest. The Senators (6-2, 5-2 IL) took a 13-7 lead into...
ATHOL — The Athol High School volleyball team clinched its fourth consecutive Northern Division title with a 25-17, 25-7, 25-23 victory over Mohawk on Friday. The Raiders finish the regular season with a 12-7 mark, 9-1 in the Northern. They will share the division crown with Turners Falls which...
Mahar's Alex Temple (16) tries to work out of a double-team by Athol's Crista Jillson (10) and Callie Jillson (2) during Friday's soccer match in Orange. The game was suspended with 37:37 to play after power went out in Orange. The game will resume today at 11 a.m. with the teams tied at zero. Photo By Josh Talbot
ORANGE — The lights may have gone out at the James S. Woodward Athletic Complex, Friday night, but the Athol High School girls’ soccer team extended its season another day. The Lady Raiders were locked in a scoreless match with rival Mahar when a power outage put a halt to the festivities with...

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