Mahar's Matt Jenks reaches for the ball in hopes of bringing in the rebound on Friday night against the Greenfield Green Wave in Orange. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — The Greenfield Green Wave were like a buzzing gnat that wouldn’t go away on Friday night but the Mahar Senators finally fended them off, using a 13-3 stretch and a 9-2 stretch in the second half to pull-ahead for the 55-43 win. “Those...
Athol's Bryce King takes the ball to the hoop for the layup during the Red Raider's consolation game in the Red Raider Holiday Hoop Tournament on Friday night in Athol. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — The Athol Red Raiders scored six straight points to end the first half. They began the second half on a 6-2 run. You could feel the momentum swinging towards Athol in the second half, the team perk up and a fire beginning to light...
Athol's Colby Mason takes a jump shot against the Monty Tech Bulldogs on Thursday night in Athol. The Bulldogs won 59-27. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — The Monty Tech Bulldogs had their way with the Athol Red Raiders in the opening round of the Red Raider Holiday Hoop Tournament hosted by Athol, controlling all aspects of the court en route to a 59-27 win on Thursday night. The Bulldogs...
 Kris Selanis (pictured) prepares his throw at a recent morning practice for the Athol High School Indoor track team. After reaching 53 feet, 11 inches in his first throw, his new goal is to reach 55 feet and beyond. Photo by Adam Lewis
ATHOL — Athol’s Kris Selanis can really do it all. After winning the O’Brien family award for his contributions as a lineman on the varsity football team and kicking multiple field goals longer than 40 yards, Selanis entered the indoor track...
The 50th annual Athol Circle Christmas Bird Count will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16. Feeder watchers and casual observers who are located within the above circle are encouraged to report their bird sightings. Anyone who sees an unusual (rare) bird should call or text Athol Bird and Nature Club President Dave Small at 978-413-1772. Participants should send their total counts with address and species list, along with the total number of each species observed, to Dave@dhsmall.net or leave a voice message at
ATHOL — Saturday, Dec. 16, is the 50th annual Athol Circle Christmas Bird Count, a “citizen science” project that provides the longest continuously running bird data in the area. Soup on the Fly, at 1493 Main St., will open early at 6 a.m. to...
Brittany Smith
GREENFIELD — Lawyers for Brittany Smith and Joshua Hart argued for the suppression of evidence in a continuing series of motion hearings this week. Hart, 25, and Smith, 28, are accused of attacking and killing Thomas Harty, 95, in a violent home...
 Mahar's Matt Jenks reaches for the ball in hopes of bringing in the rebound on Friday night against the Greenfield Green Wave in Orange. Photo by Mike Phillips
Athol's Bryce King takes the ball to the hoop for the layup during the Red Raider's consolation game in the Red Raider Holiday Hoop Tournament on Friday night in Athol. Photo by Mike Phillips
Athol's Colby Mason takes a jump shot against the Monty Tech Bulldogs on Thursday night in Athol. The Bulldogs won 59-27. Photo by Mike Phillips
 Kris Selanis (pictured) prepares his throw at a recent morning practice for the Athol High School Indoor track team. After reaching 53 feet, 11 inches in his first throw, his new goal is to reach 55 feet and beyond. Photo by Adam Lewis
The 50th annual Athol Circle Christmas Bird Count will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16. Feeder watchers and casual observers who are located within the above circle are encouraged to report their bird sightings. Anyone who sees an unusual (rare) bird should call or text Athol Bird and Nature Club President Dave Small at 978-413-1772. Participants should send their total counts with address and species list, along with the total number of each species observed, to Dave@dhsmall.net or leave a voice message at
Brittany Smith
ATHOL — The Salvation Army of Athol on Thursday renewed its plea for community support for its 2017 Red Kettle Campaign, a signature Christmastime tradition that collects donations to support individuals and families each year. Salvation Army officials said Kettle donations are down in...
AREA — Drug recognition expert Detective Peter Buck of the Athol Police Department invites local parents, adults and caregivers to two upcoming informational programs on understanding substance use in children. The first will be held in the Athol High School auditorium on Monday, Dec. 18, and then...
On Friday, Dec. 8, Mahar Regional School held a special observation of the Breakfast After the Bell program for a number of special guests. Among those attending were, standing left to right -- Director of Food and Nutrition Services Jacki Dillenback, Maura Ackerman of Project Bread, Laura Sylvester of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Sen. Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst), Co-Principal Scott Hemlin, Rep. Susannah Whipps (I-Athol), Superintendent Tari Thomas, and Co-Principal Eric Dion. Seated is Kali Cough
ORANGE — Faculty and staff at Ralph C. Mahar Regional School in Orange have noticed a growing trend among the students since the school year began in August. Tardiness has dramatically decreased, students are more focused in the morning, and the overall quality of academic work has improved. They...
ORANGE — Sen. Anne M. Gobi (D-Spencer) and Rep. Susannah Whipps (I-Athol) have announced a $52,000 grant being awarded to Ralph C. Mahar Public Schools through the Supplementary Support to School Districts with High Concentrations of At-Risk Students: MassGrad Promising Practices Grant. “Thank...
WORCESTER — The Assumption College Office of Student Activities has announced that Jillian Geyster, of Phillipston, has been elected, and is currently serving, as president of Heights Yearbook for the 2017-18 academic year. Heights Yearbook is one of nearly 60 clubs and organizations available...

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