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Pictured are members of the Athol boys' soccer team prior to the start of the season. The Red Raiders finished the year with a 12-5-1 record and made it to the quarter finals round of the West Division III playoff tournament. Photo by Adam Lewis
ATHOL — In the first installment of a series detailing each of the fall sports teams from both Athol High School and Mahar Regional School, each season-in-review will take a look back at the defining moments, surprises and statistics of 2017. The first season in review is the Athol varsity boys’...
Mahar's Aaron Hendry runs right with the ball during the team's most recent game against Monument Mountain on Thursday in Orange. The Senators won 40-8 and Hendry carried the ball twice for 12 yards. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — For high school football fans, this was a good week to watch the local games. The Mahar Senators, playing on Thursday night due to Veterans Day, played their best game of the season against the Monument Mountain Spartans. They cruised to a 40-8 win, running back Jon Gariepy surpassed 1,000...
The Athol Red Raiders get set prior to the snap on a first-quarter play against the Amherst-Pelham Hurricanes on Friday night in Amherst. The Red Raiders won 15-12. Photo by Adam Lewis
AMHERST — Following Friday night’s game against Amherst-Pelham, Athol head coach Bill LaRose walked off the field with his fists raised, a smile across his face, feeling giddier than ever and for good reason. Amherst’s Isaiah Moyston stepped out of bounds as he corralled the catch in the end zone...
Mahar running back Jon Gariepy breaks free and takes the ball 39 yards and into the end zone for the 40-0 Senator lead. The run also surpassed 1,000 total rushing yards on the season for Gariepy. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — Rarely does a high school football team play on Thursday night but there were the Mahar Senators, taking on the Monument Mountain Spartans, controlling the entirety of the game on all sides of the ball, giving everyone something to cheer about. The team won 40-8, running back Jon...
Mahar's Jazmyn Vautour sends the ball upfield during the team's playoff game against the Southwick Rams on Tuesday night in Orange. The Rams won 2-1 in overtime. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — As the snow began to fall just as overtime got underway, Southwick’s Autumn Waitt felt it was time to go home. Three minutes and 16 seconds into the overtime period, tied at one apiece, Waitt redirected a ball from teammate Karli Langan within the penalty area past Mahar goalie Elysha...
Athol's Justin Blake moves the ball upfield during Monday night's playoff game against the Belchertown Orioles in Belchertown. The Orioles won 5-1. Photo by Mike Phillips
BELCHERTOWN — The Athol Red Raiders did nothing to lose their quarter finals matchup against the No. 1 ranked Belchertown Orioles. The two teams matched up well skill-wise, the Red Raiders even having a few opportunities that could have put them up early in the first half, but the size and speed...
ATHOL — It came down to penalty kicks in the U10 division and three goals from Nick Burnett in the U14 division as Hometown took home the crown in the U10 division while Pete’s Tire Barn finished in first place in the U14 division. The following are recaps of the YMCA youth soccer program...
Athol quarterback Keegan Lutz uses his arm to break free of the defender in their most recent game against the Belchertown Orioles. Lutz was one-for-two through the air for nine yards during the game. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — Both the Athol Red Raiders and the Mahar Senators won on Friday night, Athol winning 41-0 and the Senators 44-36 in non-playoff action. The Red Raiders are now 3-6 on the year and have won two of their last three games, scoring 41 points against Belchertown and Greenfield in both those...
BELCHERTOWN —The Athol JV football team fought hard and came out on top against the Belchertown Orioles on Monday afternoon, winning 14-6. Athol scored first on a blocked punt recovered in the end zone by Logan Wing. Derek Erali converted the two-point conversion on a run to go up 8-0. Manny O’...
 Athol's Bryce King goes on the offensive attack during their playoff game against the Renaissance School on Saturday in Athol. The Red Raiders won 6-5 in the shootout. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — Fans got their money’s worth on Saturday night as the Athol boys’ varsity soccer team netted four straight kicks in the shootout to win 6-5 over the Renaissance School in the first round of the MIAA playoff tournament. “It’s definitely stressful,” said Athol coach Dave King. “You go out...

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