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Athol's Paige Truehart passes the volleyball during Thursday's WMass Division III tournament contest. Photo By Josh Talbot
ATHOL — A slow start in the fourth game had Athol High School’s volleyball team reeling and a potential fifth set looming. Head coach Amber Parker urged her team to claw its way back one point at a time. The strategy worked as the Lady Raiders advanced to the WMass Division III quarterfinals with...
Athol High School's Emily Casella (19) chases down a bouncing ball during Thursday's soccer match in Athol. Casella netted a pair of goals and assisted on a third as the Lady Raiders eliminated Renaissance. Photo By Josh Talbot
ATHOL - A new alignment and tactical approach provided the Athol High School girls’ soccer team with plenty of firepower in a 5-1 victory over No. 9 Renaissance, Thursday, in the opening round of the WMass Division III tournament. “It’s a win we knew we should have and we came out and put a...
BELCHERTOWN — The Mahar boys’ soccer team hopes to keep its season alive with a visit to No. 1 Belchertown High School tonight. The teams meet in the quarterfinal round of the WMass Division III tournament and the Orioles (13-1-4) enter as the heavy favorite. Belchertown is one of the most...
Mahar's Alex Temple (16) boots a pass in front of the net during Thursday's 5-0 victory over Putnam. Photo By Mike Phillips
ORANGE — It was a display of complete and total dominance for the Lady Senators Thursday night at the James S. Woodward Sports Complex. The No. 7 seed Mahar Regional girls soccer team pummeled tenth-seeded Putnam Vocational Academy, 5-0, in the first round of the Western Massachusetts Division...
ORANGE — A week ago, both Mahar and Easthampton had legitimate gripes as both were on the verge of being left out of the WMass Division V playoffs. Instead of making their case on the field, both teams suffered losses ending their campaigns. The schools meet tonight in Orange looking to prove...
ATHOL — Six games between victories was a long wait for the Athol High School football team. They are hoping for a much shorter wait for their third win as Palmer High School comes to town tonight. The Raiders ended a six-game skid with a 32-0 dismantling of Greenfield High School last Friday....
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors announced Thursday that they will not bring rape charges against Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane, citing a lack of credible evidence in a case “rife with reasonable doubt” and the accuser’s decision to no longer cooperate in the investigation. Erie County...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Despite scoring 36 points in their rout of the Miami Dolphins last Thursday night, Tom Brady says his undefeated New England Patriots could have done more on offense. A scary thought. “I think after every game we evaluate the things you do well and the things you don’t...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth is appealing his two-race suspension Thursday, but NASCAR apparently will contend he altered the outcome of a race by intentionally wrecking Joey Logano. Kenseth delivered payback after being spun by Logano three races ago. On Sunday, he deliberately crashed...
Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas (4) loses control of the basketball against Indiana Pacers' Lavoy Allen, left, and Jordan Hill during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, in Indianapolis. The Pacers won the game 100-98. AP Photo/Darron Cummings
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — George Hill said the difference during the Pacers’ last two games was obvious. “Playing together more, not just on the offensive end but on the defensive end,” said Hill, who scored 10 points. “We have been helping each other and communicating a lot better and being there for...

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