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TURNERS FALLS — The Athol High School girls’ track team was swept by Turners Falls, Greenfield and Pioneer on Monday. Here’s a look at each meet: Turners Falls 80, Athol 45 Emily Casella continued her dominance in the throwing events as she won the shot put (36-feet), discus (101-feet, 6-...
TURNERS FALLS — The Athol High School boys’ track and field team dropped to Greenfield, Franklin Tech and Pioneer in a quad meet held Monday afternoon at Turners Falls High School. While the Raiders struggled as a team, freshman Mason Barrieau set a school record in the 400m hurdles. Barrieau...
ORANGE — Miller Richardson laced a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh as the Mahar baseball team walked off on Commerce in a 4-3 victory, Monday afternoon. The Senators (7-8) found themselves in a 3-1 deficit entering their final at-bat. Graham Green and Sam Paul singled to start the...
Athol's Bryce Melanson follows through on a pitch during Monday night's baseball contest in Northfield. Melanson struck out 12 batters in pitching the Raiders to a 1-0 victory over Pioneer. Photo By Katie Richard
Editor’s Note: ADN Sports Editor Josh Talbot is also the head varsity baseball coach at Athol High School. NORTHFIELD — Bryce Melanson mowed down the Pioneer lineup and the Athol High School baseball team squeaked out a 1-0 win despite a combined no-hitter by the Panthers, Monday night....
Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, second from left, celebrates with teammates Matt Cullen (7), Brian Dumoulin (8), Kris Letang (58) and Patric Hornqvist, right, after scoring the game winning goal in the overtime period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Monday, in Pittsburgh. The Penguins won 3-2. AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby wasn’t sure Bryan Rust saw him, so the Pittsburgh Penguins captain gave his impromptu linemate a quick yell just to make sure. “I tried to let him know I was there,” Crosby said. A deft drop pass from Rust and a flick of Crosby’s wrist later, the superstar’s...
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Tiger Woods grimaced as he took three warmup swings after sitting in a chair for 30 minutes on a cool, blustery Monday morning at Congressional talking about his upcoming tournament. Hitting a ceremonial shot from a forward tee on the par-3 10th hole, he chunked his first...
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) dunks against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Monday. The Thunder won 108-102. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Outside his locker room, first-year Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan received a round of handshakes and hugs for pulling off something no other team has this postseason. The Thunder beat the defending champs at Oracle Arena. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma...
DETROIT (AP) — Nick Castellanos hit a tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers avoided a humiliating loss Monday night by beating the Minnesota Twins 10-8. The Tigers led 8-0 after one inning with AL ERA leader Jordan Zimmermann on the mound, only to see the Twins come...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Perhaps a cold, wet day in Kansas City will finally cool off the Boston Red Sox. One of the hottest offensive teams in baseball had the opener of their three-game set against the Royals rained out Monday. It will be made up Wednesday as part of a split doubleheader, and...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rangers infielder Rougned Odor said he expected to be suspended for punching Toronto’s Jose Batista during Sunday’s game in Arlington. Odor said he doesn’t regret it. He addressed the media before Texas took on the Oakland Athletics on Monday night, saying he thinks a feud...

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