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In case you weren’t yet convinced, this year’s Patriots team is very good. Thursday night’s victory over the Dolphins was the final push I needed — the Patriots will repeat as Super Bowl Champions and complete a 19-0 season. Sure, I’m kidding — a little — but I can’t get over how good Tom...
Pint-sized ghosts and goblins will be taking over our neighborhoods tonight as we celebrate Halloween. This holiday, which seems to be an excuse to extort candy from your neighbors, is very popular with children and who can blame them! Any excuse to eat candy bars is fine with me. My brother Chris...
ORANGE — The Mahar volleyball team wrapped up its 2015 season with a 25-11, 25-16, 25-20 loss to Pioneer, Friday night. The Senators recognized seniors Natalie Gonynor and Ashley Ehlen before the game, but the Panthers jumped all over Mahar in the first set and never looked back. Gonynor...
LUDLOW — The Mahar Regional football team saw their already slim chance at a postseason berth vanish Friday night as the Senators traveled to Ludlow High School and came out on the wrong end of a hard-fought 20-19 Intercounty League contest. The Senators (6-2, 5-2 IL) took a 13-7 lead into...
ATHOL — The Athol High School volleyball team clinched its fourth consecutive Northern Division title with a 25-17, 25-7, 25-23 victory over Mohawk on Friday. The Raiders finish the regular season with a 12-7 mark, 9-1 in the Northern. They will share the division crown with Turners Falls which...
Mahar's Alex Temple (16) tries to work out of a double-team by Athol's Crista Jillson (10) and Callie Jillson (2) during Friday's soccer match in Orange. The game was suspended with 37:37 to play after power went out in Orange. The game will resume today at 11 a.m. with the teams tied at zero. Photo By Josh Talbot
ORANGE — The lights may have gone out at the James S. Woodward Athletic Complex, Friday night, but the Athol High School girls’ soccer team extended its season another day. The Lady Raiders were locked in a scoreless match with rival Mahar when a power outage put a halt to the festivities with...
Athol High School’s Mason Barrieau (41) makes his move as teammate Nick Casella (25) throws a block during Friday night’s football contest in Athol. The Raiders hammered Greenfield 32-0. Photo By Mike Phillips
ATHOL — The Athol High School football team caught a break Friday night and made the most of it in a 32-0 defeat of Greenfield. The Wave arrived without quarterback Max Pirozhkov and managed just 43 yards of offense against the Raiders. Athol, on the other hand, used a powerful running attack to...
ORANGE — The Mahar boys’ soccer team secured a 2-0 victory over Smith Academy, Thursday night. After a scoreless first half, Owen Cook broke the tie by converting a pass from Pedro Mattos with 15 minutes to play. Mattos added an insurance goal with Jack Temple registering the assist. Bryce...
BALDWINVILLE — A high-scoring Narragansett attack proved too much for the Mahar field hockey team in a 4-3 loss, Thursday night. Kadie Jillson staked Mahar to a 1-0 lead when she converted a pass from senior Ally Parker just a minute into the contest. The Warriors turned the tables when Heather...
BOSTON (AP) — More than 20 runners will compete in the New York City Marathon this weekend as members of a team honoring an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing. “Team MR8” is named after Martin Richard, one of three people killed when two bombs exploded near the marathon finish...

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