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Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi watches the flight of his RBI double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday. AP Photo/Charles Krupa
BOSTON (AP) — Drew Pomeranz knew it was likely the last batter he’d face. He figured he had to make one of his best pitches. Pomeranz threw six innings of one-run ball, finishing by striking out Matt Olson with the bases loaded, and Andrew Benintendi had three hits and drove in three runs to...
Athol's Maysin Tarbell (left) fights for possession of the ball over Mahar's Brennan Mailloux (right) during the matchup between the two teams on Thursday night in Orange. The Red Raiders won the game 1-0. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — It could have very well been the hardest opponent for both teams in the matchup between the Athol Red Raiders and No. 17 Mahar Senators on Thursday night. The Red Raiders, a team that prides itself on its defense, consistently makes the playoffs. The Senators, a team that has had success...
Girls’ varsity soccer Athol 3 Easthampton 1 EASTHAMPTON — After suffering a 2-1 loss at home Tuesday night, the Red Raiders bounced back with a 3-1 win over the Easthampton Eagles to improve to 2-2 on the year. Shelby Mailloux put the team up 1-0 in the first half with her second goal of the...
Athol's Robbie Nelson carries the ball during the team's game against the Narragansett Warriors on Sept. 8. Red Raiders coach Bill LaRose expects Nelson to get a majority of the carries tonight against Turners Falls. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — Run, run, run. It’s a philosophy Red Raiders coach Bill LaRose has used for a long time now and will continue to implement tonight against the Turners Falls Indians, a team that gave up 273 yards and four touchdowns on the ground to Lee High School last week in their 35-8 loss. “Our...
ATHOL — After losing to the Narragansett Warriors 6-0, the ARMS girls’ soccer team bounced back with a 1-0 win over Frontier on Thursday afternoon. Sammie Mailloux scored an unassisted goal by burning two defenders, placing a shot into the corner of the net, beating the goalie on the shot. Leeann...
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox activated left-hander David Price on Thursday and plan to use him out of the bullpen. Price went on the 10-day disabled list July 28 with an inflamed elbow. Manager John Farrell said Thursday he looked good in two simulated games. Price has pitched out of the...
BOSTON (AP) — Fenway Park has seen its share of runs over the years — but none quite like this. The Fenway Park Marathon on Friday will take 50 runners around the outfield of Boston’s storied stadium 116 times to cover the classic 26.2-mile distance. It’s being billed as the first marathon...
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins are hoping to build off last season when they reached the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in three seasons. They took a step in the right direction by signing forward David Pastrnak to a six-year contract worth $40 million on Thursday. The team had been...
Athol's Page Truehart sets the ball during the team's game against the rivaled Mahar Senators on Wednesday night in Athol. Mahar created a come-from-behind victory, defeating Athol 3-2. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — Mahar’s Aria Flematti set up Jordyn Berry who gave the ball an easy tip-in in between three defenders for the final point in a Senators’ come from behind victory over the long-time rivaled Athol Red Raiders on Wednesday night. “Honestly, it was all up to Aria as the setter,” said Berry...
WEST BOYLSTON — The Narragansett girls’ soccer team lost to West Boylston on Wednesday afternoon 3-0. West Boylston scored all three goals in the first half. Celina Ricaurte was the first to score for West Boylston, followed by Rhiann Dugan and Cardine Farra. Megan Campbell had 12 saves in net...

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