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Mahar's Jazmyn Vautour sends the ball upfield during the team's playoff game against the Southwick Rams on Tuesday night in Orange. The Rams won 2-1 in overtime. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — As the snow began to fall just as overtime got underway, Southwick’s Autumn Waitt felt it was time to go home. Three minutes and 16 seconds into the overtime period, tied at one apiece, Waitt redirected a ball from teammate Karli Langan within the penalty area past Mahar goalie Elysha...
Athol's Justin Blake moves the ball upfield during Monday night's playoff game against the Belchertown Orioles in Belchertown. The Orioles won 5-1. Photo by Mike Phillips
BELCHERTOWN — The Athol Red Raiders did nothing to lose their quarter finals matchup against the No. 1 ranked Belchertown Orioles. The two teams matched up well skill-wise, the Red Raiders even having a few opportunities that could have put them up early in the first half, but the size and speed...
ATHOL — It came down to penalty kicks in the U10 division and three goals from Nick Burnett in the U14 division as Hometown took home the crown in the U10 division while Pete’s Tire Barn finished in first place in the U14 division. The following are recaps of the YMCA youth soccer program...
Athol quarterback Keegan Lutz uses his arm to break free of the defender in their most recent game against the Belchertown Orioles. Lutz was one-for-two through the air for nine yards during the game. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — Both the Athol Red Raiders and the Mahar Senators won on Friday night, Athol winning 41-0 and the Senators 44-36 in non-playoff action. The Red Raiders are now 3-6 on the year and have won two of their last three games, scoring 41 points against Belchertown and Greenfield in both those...
BELCHERTOWN —The Athol JV football team fought hard and came out on top against the Belchertown Orioles on Monday afternoon, winning 14-6. Athol scored first on a blocked punt recovered in the end zone by Logan Wing. Derek Erali converted the two-point conversion on a run to go up 8-0. Manny O’...
 Athol's Bryce King goes on the offensive attack during their playoff game against the Renaissance School on Saturday in Athol. The Red Raiders won 6-5 in the shootout. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — Fans got their money’s worth on Saturday night as the Athol boys’ varsity soccer team netted four straight kicks in the shootout to win 6-5 over the Renaissance School in the first round of the MIAA playoff tournament. “It’s definitely stressful,” said Athol coach Dave King. “You go out...
The Athol Red Raiders defeated the Belchertown Orioles 41-0 on Friday night in Athol. Pictured is Athol's Robbie Nelson going up for the catch. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — Neither team in Friday night’s football game had made the post-season tournament, but the Athol Red Raiders — hosting the Belchertown Orioles in non-playoff action — played like they had something to prove. The Red Raiders blanked the Orioles 41-0 to bounce back from a tough 49-17 loss to...
LUDLOW — Mahar quarterback Sam Paul ran the ball into the end zone for the two-yard touchdown and then converted the two-point conversion to lead the Senators past the Ludlow Lions, 44-36 on Friday night in Ludlow. The touchdown run came after Ludlow’s Justin DeBarge completed a three-yard pass...
Mahar's Delaney Parker nets her first goal of the game against Pioneer Valley on Saturday afternoon in Orange. Parker scored two goals for the Senators. The Senators won 3-1.Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — The game was played closer than some would like but the Mahar girls’ varsity soccer team got the job done on Saturday afternoon, defeating No. 12 Pioneer Valley 3-1 in the first round of the West Division III, MIAA playoff tournament. As the No. 4 seed, the Senators will host the No. 5...
ATHOL — When the Athol Red Raiders went to the shootout in their recent 6-5 win over the Renaissance School in the first round of the MIAA playoffs, the situation reminded head coach Dave King of a playoff game two years ago against the rivaled Mahar Senators. The two teams played until penalty...

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