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PAUL FRANZ
Frontier Regional's Justin Blake runs for a touchdown against Mohawk, Friday in Buckland. Mohawk won 46-44 after four overtimes.

Mohawk outlasts Frontier Regional in four overtimes, 46-44

Friday, November 28, 2014

BUCKLAND — It was an incredible ending to an incredible game. Mohawk Trail’s defense stopped Oliver Fox just shy of the goal line on a 2-point conversion attempt in the fourth overtime as the Warriors held on to defeat Frontier Regional, 46-44, Friday afternoon at Pollard Field. Both defenses were outstanding during regulation. By overtime, they were running on fumes. …

Against odds, Chicago school aims for high school football championship

Thursday, November 27, 2014

CHICAGO — Unlike some resource-rich powerhouses that typically vie for Illinois’ high school football championships, the Phillips Academy Wildcats must lug their helmets and pads nearly a mile to a South Side Chicago city park to practice. They have no field of their own. A former gang member-turned-star safety sleeps at the assistant …

Update: Snow sacks Thanksgiving Day high school football schedule

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Day meals will taste a little different this year. Inclement weather postponed five high school football games on Thursday. The games will be played either Friday or Saturday with turkey day leftovers for post-game feasts. The Battle of the Bridge between Northampton and Amherst will be played Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at …

Frontier shut down in 1-0 loss to Auburn in state Division 2 field hockey semifinals

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Frontier Regional field hockey team’s season came to an end on Wednesday night. The Red Hawks threw everything they had at Auburn but Carly Zona’s goal with 4 minutes, 15 seconds remaining in the …

Granby topples Hampshire in OT, advances to Division 3 WMass final

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

CHICOPEE — The best teams learn from their setbacks and build momentum into and through the postseason. No team prides itself in those areas more than the Granby girls soccer team. For the second time in six days, …

MacDuffie girls soccer advances to NEPSAC Class D semifinals

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The third-seeded MacDuffie girls soccer team stayed undefeated following a 4-0 win over No. 6 Christian Heritage in the NEPSAC Class D Tournament quarterfinals round, Wednesday in Granby. Sophomore Maddie Levesque scored twice to power the Mustangs (14-0-0), who will face Dexter Southfield in Brookline Saturday. Eighth-grader Ania …

What2Watch4: Week 11 high school football previews

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Amherst Regional at Putnam Thursday, at Springfield Central, 7 The Hurricanes (1-8) will look to build off Brandon Rivera’s monster performance (14 carries, 186 yards, four touchdowns) when they try to take down the Beavers (2-7), who have …

Amherst turns aside Pittsfield, advances to Division 1 sectional final

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — Set plays and different scoring options gave the top-seeded Amherst Regional boys soccer team a 3-1 win over No. 4 Pittsfield in the Western Massachusetts Division 1 Tournament at Central High School’s Berte Field on Tuesday. …

Hopkins shuts out Lenox, reaches fourth straight WMass final

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Evan Delaney and the other senior members of the Hopkins Academy boys soccer team drew inspiration Tuesday night from the team’s last loss in a sectional tournament. The seniors were freshmen in 2011, when Lenox beat …

Monson too strong for Smith Academy in Division 4 semifinals

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

CHICOPEE — Even before taking the field, the Smith Academy boys soccer team knew it was about to face a daunting task. Smith Academy had not faced a team of Monson’s caliber before Tuesday and the Mustangs certainly …

Division 3 boys soccer: Belchertown beats Frontier 3-0, advances to sixth straight sectional final

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

CHICOPEE — On one side of Tuesday’s Western Massachusetts Division 3 Boys Soccer Tournament semifinal, there was a Frontier Regional team that overcame a lack of size this season with an abundance of team speed. On the other, …

Frontier Regional wins WMass Division 2 field hockey title

Sunday, November 9, 2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD — It figured that in a season of rebuilding that was not supposed to culminate in a sectional field hockey championship, a freshman and sophomore each scored goals in the title game for Frontier Regional. Freshman …

Frontier Regional wins 10th straight WMass girls volleyball title

Sunday, November 9, 2014

HOLYOKE — This wasn’t a perfect 10 — but it was still an impressive accomplishment. Top-seeded Frontier Regional continued its amazing run on Saturday afternoon as it cruised to a 25-10, 25-19, 25-15 victory over No. 2 Athol …