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Since this writer has been spinning columns for the Daily News, perhaps the most questions have come about wildlife and severe winter weather conditions. Years ago, there were phone calls to biologists to find out what the impact on various wildlife species would be as extreme cold, deep snow, or...
MOVING IN -- Mahar's Sam Paul moves into the open lane during Friday night's game against the Smith Academy Falcons in Orange. Mahar won 76-56. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — The Smith Academy Falcons utilize their guards often, playing from the outside-inward, relying on the three-ball to accumulate points. Therefore, the Mahar Senators felt like they needed more guards to counteract the Falcons’ style of play. It led to Charlie Barnes, a sophomore, getting...
Varsity girls’ basketball Mahar 49 Southwick 39 SOUTHWICK — Hannah Paul and Jazmyn Vautour continue to find a way for the Mahar Senators. For the third game in a row, the duo scored at least 11 points each, while Hannah Paul has scored at least 11 points in each of her last four games, leading...
NORTHFIELD — The Athol boys’ varsity basketball team dropped their game against hosts Pioneer Valley Regional High School, 85-35, on Friday night. The Red Raiders are now 1-10 on the year. Mark Ferrari and Justin Blake shared the team high in points, both scoring eight. Angel Rivera and Brymere...
ORANGE—The Mahar varsity boys’ basketball team took on the Hopkins Academy Golden Hawks on Wednesday night in Hadley, dropping the game 63-47 on a snow-capped tip-off. The Senators and Golden Hawks are two perennial teams that have a history of competing hard against one another, competing atop...
TOP SCORER -- Pictured is Mahar's Hannah Paul during a game against the Greenfield Green Wave. Paul earned the top point-getter in week five, earning the honor two weeks in a row. Paul scored 50 points throughout week five. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — Mahar girls’ basketball Hannah Paul came out on top of week five’s top point-getters, earning the top position for the second week in a row. After scoring 29 points in week four, Paul scored 50 points in week five, 12 points more than second place finisher Jazmyn Vautour, en route to her...
JUMPER -- Athol's Colby Mason goes up for a jumper during Tuesday night's game against the Greenfield Green Wave in Athol. Greenfield won 64-55, while Mason had his best game of the year, turning in 12 points and five rebounds. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — The Athol boys’ basketball game came to a horrific ending with just 53 seconds left in the game between the Red Raiders and Greenfield Green Wave with Athol losing starter and ball-handler Bryce King to an apparent head injury. As the Red Raiders turned up the court, King collided with...
Mahar's Caroline Gilmore takes down her opponent in the first ever MIAA sanctioned girls' wrestling tournament hosted by Mahar Regional High School in Orange. Gilmore took first place in the mid-to-heavy-weight class and Mahar took second overall in total points. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE—Twenty-one girls took to the mats on Monday morning in the first-ever Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) sanctioned girls’ wrestling tournament, hosted by Mahar Regional High School. The event went five rounds, round robin style with each wrestler receiving a bye in...
MS boys’ basketball Mahar 28 Turners Falls 27 ORANGE—Nicholas Burnett hit a buzzer-beating shot for Mahar to lift them to the 28-27 victory over Turners Falls on Thursday afternoon. Burnett finished with 21 of Mahar’s 28 points. Mahar led 15-9 at the half. Turners Falls held a four-point...
This week will feature a full slate of games with the Athol boys’ basketball team playing twice, the Athol girls’ basketball team playing twice, while the Mahar boys’ play once and girls’ basketball playing twice this week. </p>  <p> The Athol boys’ enter the week with a 1-8 record after winning their first game of the year against Mohawk on Tuesday night. The Athol girls’ enter the week with an 0-7 record after going 0-3 last week. The Mahar girls’ climbed above .500 last week with three quality
ATHOL—This week will feature a full slate of games with the Athol boys’ basketball team playing twice, the Athol girls’ basketball team playing twice, while the Mahar boys’ play once and girls’ basketball playing twice this week. The Athol boys’ enter the week with a 1-8 record after winning...

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