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Following the Thanksgiving Day game between the Athol Red Raiders and Mahar Senators, the Athol-Senators Booster Trophy, renamed from the Donelan Trophy starting this season, will be awarded to the winning team. The Red Raiders are on top 50-30-1 on Thanksgiving Day over the Senators and have won the previous three matches.Courtesy photo
ORANGE — When the Athol Red Raiders and Mahar Senators meet on Thanksgiving morning, two teams playing their best football to date will meet again for the 60th matchup since the school was renamed to Mahar Regional. “Going into this game, I’m pretty happy with the way both our offense and...
Pictured are the members of the Athol girls' volleyball program. The varsity team finished the regular season with a 10-10 record and qualified as the 12th seed in the playoffs. Photo by Adam Lewis
ATHOL — In the seventh installment of a series detailing each of the fall sports teams from both Athol High School and Mahar Regional School, each season in review will take a look back at the defining moments, surprises and statistics of the 2017 season. The seventh season in review is for the...
The O’Brien Family Awards are presented each Thanksgiving Day football game to one Athol and one Mahar lineman. The purpose of the award is to recognize the significant contributions made by linemen in the course of the Thanksgiving Day game. Previous recipients of the award are: Athol Mahar...
In this file photo, members of Team Japan, including Shohei Ohtani, fourth from left, stand during a ceremony prior to their international exhibition series game. Major League Baseball, its Japanese counterpart and the American players’ union agreed Tuesday to a new posting system that could allow Japanese star pitcher-outfielder Ohtani to be put up for bid next week.  AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball, its players’ union and the Japanese commissioner’s office agreed Tuesday to a new posting system that could allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani to be put up for bid next week, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The agreement...
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. on Tuesday in a staff shake-up during a disappointing season. Coach Jack Del Rio called the move a difficult decision and said that assistant head coach for defense John Pagano will take over as coordinator...
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump continued to taunt the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China Wednesday, calling him an “ungrateful fool.” In a series of tweets fired off before dawn on the first day of his Thanksgiving vacation, the president...
This file photo shows Atlanta Braves assistant general manager and director of pro scouting John Coppolella talking on the phone in the Braves’ dugout. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has hit the Atlanta Braves with heavy sanctions, including the loss of nine players, for rules violations committed by the team in the international player market. Manfred on Tuesday also placed former Braves general manager Coppolella on the permanently ineligible list.  AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File
ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves lost 13 prospects and former general manager John Coppolella was banned for life by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for circumventing international signing rules from 2015-17. Former Atlanta special assistant Gordon Blakeley, who was the team’s international scouting...
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — It’s time to see conclusively if quarterback Paxton Lynch is a bust or just a late bloomer. The Denver Broncos’ former first-round draft pick will make his first start this weekend at Oakland, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday....
(AP) — Miami made a small but potentially significant move up to No. 2 behind Alabama in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday night, with Clemson slipping one spot to three and Oklahoma holding at four. Wisconsin and Auburn remained next up behind the top four in a week when the top...
 The Mahar Senators girls' varsity soccer team finished the regular season with a 12-2-4 record, won their first playoff game against Pioneer Valley but lost 2-1 to the Southwick Rams. Pictured are the Senators' seniors, left to right -- Katie Cleveland, Sam Rowe, Elysha Bedard, Kianna Reilly and Hannah Paul. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — In the sixth installment of a series detailing each of the fall sports teams from both Athol High School and Mahar Regional School, each season in review will take a look back at the defining moments, surprises and statistics of the 2017 season. The sixth season in review is for the Mahar...

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