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Athol Right Fielder Gage Wood scoops up a bouncing ball to throw for an out in the 1st inning of a game against Smith Academy Thursday. Athol had their winning streak snapped with a 8-1 loss. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — The Athol High School varsity baseball team had a three-game winning streak snapped in an 8-1 loss to Smith Academy on Thursday. A red-hot Falcons (7-8) team seized control with four unearned runs in the top of the third and ace John Ferrara made it hold up for his team’s sixth straight...
ATHOL — The Athol-Royalston Middle School softball team got a well-earned victory in steamy conditions in Hatfield on Thursday afternoon, beating Smith Academy by a final score of 12-1. “Again, great pitching and defense with timely hitting and opportune base running led to the victory,” said...
ATHOL — The Athol High School boys volleyball team (11-8) shut out Chicopee 3-0 on Thursday. Set scores were 25-21, 25-10 and 25-23. The win puts the Red Raiders in a three-way tie as league co-champions with Putnam and East Longmeadow, as East Longmeadow beat Putnam on Thursday. “Jordan...
ORANGE — The Mahar varsity softball team was shutout 11-0 by Turners Falls on Wednesday. Turners Falls chipped away every inning for the first five innings to blank Mahar. The Senators were held to just three hits on the day. Lani deDiego had two hits and Skylar Dodge had one.  Megan Rich...
ATHOL — The Athol-Royalston Middle School Marauders softball team on Wednesday afternoon used strong pitching and defense to secure a 12-0 victory in five innings over Narragansett Regional. Leading the way on the mound was Lindsey LeBlanc with five innings pitched, allowing one hit with seven...
Athol's Justin Blake goes up against the net for a return in a match against Springfield Central Tuesday. The Raiders lost their home finale after taking a 2-1 lead early on.  Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — Despite taking an early 2-1 lead, the Athol boys volleyball team fell to Springfield Central High School in their final home game of the regular season.  Being the final home game of the season, before the game Athol paid tribute to Anthony Negron, Dustin Aikey, Josh Herk and Ryan Werner...
In the 100th hit of her softball career, Athol senior Jessica Soucie recorded a double in the bottom of the 5th inning of a game against Mahar Tuesday. Soucie's hit drove two runners home. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — Athol senior Jess Soucie had a milestone night Tuesday with four hits, including one home run, which numbered 97, 98, 99 and 100 in her softball career. At the close of the game Athol left with an 18-4 win over rival Mahar.  It was a close game with a score of 5-4 at the start of the...
ATHOL — “This was a classic rival slugfest with both teams reaching a combined 30 hits,” said Mahar JV Softball coach Jim Cleveland of the rival matchup with Athol Tuesday which saw Mahar come out on top 24-17.  Mahar was led by Hannah Dupont, Alexis Mainville-Schaefer and Morgan Boyer with 3...
ATHOL — The Athol High School baseball team stayed hot with a 7-5 defeat of Pioneer Valley Regional School on Tuesday. The win was the third in a row for the Raiders (6-9) as they make a late season push. Athol combined a strong relief effort from senior southpaw Gage Wood with the thunderous...
ATHOL — The Marauders used 6 hits, 15 walks, and 4 hit batters to overwhelm the Mahar Senators in middle school softball action 22-2 on Tuesday afternoon in Athol. Leading the team with 2 hits was Lindsey LeBlanc. Following LeBlanc with single hits each were Kristina Sigurdsson, Sadey Lehtomaki...

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