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Pictured is Athol running back Robbie Nelson making his way to the end zone against the Greenfield Green Wave during the 2017 football season. Nelson was selected as a first-team, Division VIII, All-Western player by MassLive.com. Also receiving the nod were Mahar’s Jon Gariepy and Sam Paul. Athol’s Kris Selanis received second-team honors while Mahar’s Hugo Frost also received second-team honors.  File Photo/Mike Phillips
ATHOL — On Jan. 2, Mass Live high school sports released their annual All-Western Mass selections for high school Division VIII football. The awards are given by the high school sports reporters of the website. Between Athol High School and Mahar Regional, five players were chosen. For Athol,...
Mahar's Delaney Parker reaches for the ball during her team's game against the Greenfield Green Wave on Tuesday night in Greenfield. The Green Wave won 60-22 and Parker netted two points. Photo by Mike Phillips
GREENFIELD—Some teams are just better than others. The Greenfield Green Wave went into Tuesday night’s game against the Mahar girls’ varsity basketball team with a 4-1 record, their only loss coming from No. 2 Hoosac Valley, the reigning Western Mass. champions. Greenfield was also ranked No. 11...
Mahar's Jack Temple goes up for the layup over a Belchertown player during his team's recent game against the Belchertown Orioles. Temple finished outside the top five point-getters in week three but performed well against the Orioles, scoring a season-high 11 points. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL—Week three of High School basketball action came and went faster than the blink of an eye. The week started with postponements from all teams. The Athol boys’ basketball team’s game against Hampshire Regional and the Mahar boys’ basketball team’s game against the Southwick Rams were both...
Varsity girls’ basketball Mahar 51 Tahanto 43 ORANGE — Backed by a 22-point fourth quarter and 23 points from Hannah Paul, the Mahar Senators came out on top against Tahanto High School on Saturday evening. The Senators improved to 3-3 on the year while Tahanto fell to 4-2. Things were tied...
ATHOL — The year 2017 started off with the success of the Mahar varsity basketball programs, moved into the success of the Athol varsity softball team, then into the Lions taking the Chuck Stone Little League crown and into the fall season that saw many high school teams make the playoffs, just to...
Every year, at this time, this column spends some time discussing ice safety. Ice fishermen are getting active and others venture on frozen surfaces for a variety of reasons. Please remember that ice is always potentially dangerous. You can’t judge ice conditions by appearance or thickness alone;...
Mahar's Jack Temple makes room for himself underneath the basket on Friday night against the Belchertown Orioles in Orange. Temple had his best performance of the season, scoring 11 points and adding eight rebounds. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE–The Mahar boys’ varsity basketball team has enjoyed quite the start to their basketball season. First they took down the Western ranked Easthampton Eagles, then the long rivaled Athol Red Raiders and then on Friday night took down the perennial Belchertown Orioles 62-47 to move to 5-0 going...
JV boys’ basketball Mahar 49 Athol 35 ATHOL — In a fairly competitive game, the Red Raiders were out rebounded by the Senators in a game where the Senators led by nine points most of the game. Matt Lyesiuk of Mahar had a game high 13 points while Noah Pottinger scored a team high 12 points for...
ATHOL — For each sport and season, MassLive.com selects local, western Mass. athletes for their All-Western selections, an award given to the top athletes in the area. The website released their all-western selections for field hockey on Wednesday. Mahar’s Anna Wetherbee and Athol’s Ryley Pond...

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