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NORTHFIELD — Pioneer put on the blitz early and never looked back in a 90-34 defeat of the Athol High School boys’ basketball team, Wednesday night. The Panthers (14-4) put up 28 points in the first quarter and added 24 more in a 52-point first half. The Raiders (1-17) were limited to just four...
ATHOL — The Athol-Royalston Middle School boys’ basketball team earned a 38-7 victory over Smith Academy on Tuesday. Noah Pottinger led the Marauders with 10 points. Vinnie Gordon added six while Connor Mahony had five. Casey Mason and Keegan Lutz netted three each for Athol. Manny O’Lari,...
Athol High School's Kris Selanis throws the shot put for a record-breaking mark of 48-feet, 7 3/4 inches during Friday night's PVIAC Championships in Northampton. Selanis' mark gave him the Athol High School record and a gold medal. Selanis competes at the MIAA Division V State Championships on Friday. Photo By Josh Talbot
NORTHAMPTON — With all the chips on the table, Athol High School’s Kris Selanis flopped a full house. Selanis’ first shot put throw of the night went for a school record 48-feet, 7 3/4 inches and no other competitor came close as the junior claimed gold at the PVIAC Indoor Track and Field...
ORANGE — The Mahar girls’ basketball team erupted for 29 points in the decisive fourth quarter to earn a 63-48 victory over Hopkins Academy on Monday. Senior forward Cassie Verheyen shouldered the burden with a career-high 29 points to lead the Lady Senators (11-5) to their seventh consecutive...
Sam Paul scored a game high 23 points in Mahar's 80-61 defeat of Turners Falls Tuesday night. Photo By Mike Phillips
TURNERS FALLS — The Mahar boys’ basketball team executed offensively on their way to an 80-61 defeat of Turners Falls High School, Tuesday night. Junior guard Sam Paul paced the Senators with a game-high 23 points while senior forward Bryce Cleveland was dominant on the block en route to a 19-...
Senior members of the Athol High School girls' basketball team were recognized prior to Tuesday night's game with Easthampton. Receiving recognition were, left to right, Julia Carey, Jessica Soucie, Hannah Arsenault and Hope Parker.Photo By Josh Talbot
ATHOL — An offensive explosion on “Senior Night” helped the Athol High School girls’ basketball keep its postseason hopes alive on Tuesday night. The Lady Raiders had four players hit double-figures in a 58-34 defeat of Easthampton which kept the teams hopes of a 15th consecutive tournament...
HATFIELD — Smith Academy started fast and the Athol High School boys’ basketball team couldn’t catch up in an 80-65 loss on Tuesday. The Falcons were eager to avenge an early season loss to the Raiders (1-16) and jumped out to a 23-9 first quarter lead. Smith’s lead was 38-21 at the half and...
thol's Merrick Decker celebrates his third WMass wrestling title after winning the 120-pound championship on Saturday. Photo By Josh Talbot
NORTHFIELD — For Athol High School senior Merrick Decker, Saturday’s WMass Division III Championships offered a chance at redemption and history. He got them both. Decker scored a first period takedown of Pat Fosby (Mount Everett) and made it hold up in a 5-2 victory in the 120-pound...
 Mahar's Issak Reinikainen goes in for a layup during Wednesday night's basketball contest in Orange. The Senators defeated Smith Academy 81-34.Photo By Mike Phillips
ORANGE — The Mahar boys’ basketball team recovered from Monday night’s loss to Pioneer with an 81-34 rout of Smith Academy on Wednesday. The Senators (14-2) jumped all over the Falcons early with a 28-point first quarter and led 46-12 at the half. Mahar was able to use 12 different players in...
NORTHAMPTON — A pair of Athol High School students have a chance to come home champions after tonight’s PVIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships at Smith College. Junior shot put thrower Kris Selanis leads the list of local athletes while sophomore sprinter Mason Barrieau also seeks a first...

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