Athol quarterback Keegan Lutz (22) hands the ball off to Robbie Nelson (44) during the team's game against Franklin County Tech on Saturday afternoon in Turners Falls. Nelson had three touchdowns on 17 carries for the Red Raiders. Franklin County won 28-20. Photo by Mike Phillips
TURNERS FALLS—The Athol Red Raiders never gave up against the Franklin County Tech Eagles but couldn’t finish out the comeback victory as they fell 28-20 on Saturday afternoon. With 1:22 left in the fourth quarter, the Red Raiders strung together...
Athol's Alexis Carrasquillo gives the ball a hit while Paige Truehart looks on during the team's matchup against the Mahar Senators on Friday night in Orange. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — Mahar’s Sophia Smith gave the ball a bump, placing it in right in the middle of the court where no defender was for the 25-17 win in game for the Senators’ 3-1 win over the Athol Red Raiders. “It felt very good,” said Mahar’s interim...
Caleb Jennings of Athol recently competed in the Jconcepts Fall Indoor radio controlled off-road Nationals in Fitchburg, winning the four wheel drive superstock 13.5 class for his fifth Nationals title in just four years of attending this race. Jennings, who is pictured with his awards, cars and truck, also posted strong finishes in three other events.  Submitted photo
FITCHBURG — Caleb Jennings of Athol, son of Clayton and Laurie Jennings, recently competed in the Jconcepts Fall Indoor radio controlled off-road Nationals in Fitchburg. There were a total of 315 entries spread out over nine different classes with...
Mahar's Aria Flematti sets the ball up for a Mahar point during the team's 3-1 win over the Mohawk Warriors on Wednesday night in Orange. Flematti had 22 assists throughout the game. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — Ring the bells, cue the music, the Mahar Senators girls varsity team has clinched a spot in the playoffs. “It felt good. It was a really crucial win but the girls pulled through,” said interim head coach Julianna Yetter following the...
Athol's Katelyn Mahan digs deep to return the ball while Paige Truehart looks on during the team's matchup against the Greenfield Green Wave on Tuesday night in Athol. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — After a shaky start where the Athol girls volleyball team lost four of their first five and six of their first eight games, they’ve pieced together a five-game win streak to climb above .500 for the first time all season following their 3-0...
Cole Littlewood of Orange is pictured beside his winning car in the Super Stocks series at Monadnock Speedway over the weekend. Photo courtesy of New England Graphix
WINCHESTER, N.H. — The cars and stars of Monadnock Speedway took to the high banks for the last time in the 2017 season. The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Track Champions were crowned with the following winners: Sportsman Modified Champion Todd...
Athol quarterback Keegan Lutz (22) hands the ball off to Robbie Nelson (44) during the team's game against Franklin County Tech on Saturday afternoon in Turners Falls. Nelson had three touchdowns on 17 carries for the Red Raiders. Franklin County won 28-20. Photo by Mike Phillips
Athol's Alexis Carrasquillo gives the ball a hit while Paige Truehart looks on during the team's matchup against the Mahar Senators on Friday night in Orange. Photo by Mike Phillips
Caleb Jennings of Athol recently competed in the Jconcepts Fall Indoor radio controlled off-road Nationals in Fitchburg, winning the four wheel drive superstock 13.5 class for his fifth Nationals title in just four years of attending this race. Jennings, who is pictured with his awards, cars and truck, also posted strong finishes in three other events.  Submitted photo
Mahar's Aria Flematti sets the ball up for a Mahar point during the team's 3-1 win over the Mohawk Warriors on Wednesday night in Orange. Flematti had 22 assists throughout the game. Photo by Mike Phillips
Athol's Katelyn Mahan digs deep to return the ball while Paige Truehart looks on during the team's matchup against the Greenfield Green Wave on Tuesday night in Athol. Photo by Mike Phillips
Cole Littlewood of Orange is pictured beside his winning car in the Super Stocks series at Monadnock Speedway over the weekend. Photo courtesy of New England Graphix
ORANGE — Homecoming Weekend at Mahar Regional School will be Oct. 19 to 21. The first event of the weekend will be a program held in the Kermit Cook Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at which the Homecoming royalty will be introduced by members of the Mahar Key Club. The candidates...
ATHOL — The Athol Wood Bank has received a donation of oak from the Petersham Wood Bank and is in need of help splitting and stacking the wood for next year’s stock. Students from UMass-Amherst will be taking part. Upcoming splitting party dates include: • Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to...
ATHOL — On Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the Athol Congregational Church, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will offer free training for community clergy and religious leaders to assist them with helping veterans and their family members.  The VA Community Clergy Training Program was developed as a...
This group of students from Athol High School were among the number of those taking advantage of employee-led tours of the L.S. Starrett company during its observance of National Manufacturing Day recently. Photo by Gary Gamache
ATHOL — The L.S. Starrett Company joined in an industry-wide celebration of National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 6, highlighting the vast spectrum of high-skill careers available within the 500,000-square-foot facility and in the profession at large. The precision tool manufacturer offered...
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on Friday announced the third human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the state this year. The patient is a resident of Middlesex County in her 60s who was confirmed with WNV by testing completed by the Massachusetts State Public Health...

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