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Athol's Merrick Decker, top, tries to drive Hampden Charter's Khalil Kasimov over to his back during the semifinals of the WMass Division III championships, Saturday. Decker, who is a two-time champion at 113 pounds, saw his bid for a record third WMass title squashed when he was injured in his finals bout. Photo By Josh Talbot
SOUTHWICK — Merrick Decker’s bid for a record third WMass title was derailed by a chest/rib injury, Saturday night, at the WMass Division III Wrestling Championships, held at Southwick High School. The Athol High School star reached the finals for the third consecutive winter, but re-aggravated...
HADLEY — The Mahar girls’ basketball team got everything they could handle, Friday night, but lived to tell about with a 70-57 victory over Hopkins Academy. The Senators (9-8) found themselves in a 49-49 tie entering the fourth quarter, but outscored the Hawks (5-12) 21-8 down the stretch to...
EASTHAMPTON — The Athol High School girls’ basketball team applied the pressure and Easthampton never stood a chance. The Lady Raiders (9-8, 5-1 North) stayed atop the Franklin North and moved within one win of clinching a tournament berth with a 47-11 victory over the Eagles, Friday night. The...
Athol's Bryce Melanson controls the ball as a Narragansett defender climbs over the top during Friday night's basketball contest in Baldwinville. The Warriors handed the Raiders their third loss in as many nights, 74-46. Photo By Mike Phillips
BALDWINVILLE — The woes of the Athol High School boys’ basketball team continued Friday night as the Raiders fell for the third straight night, this time a 74-46 decision against Narragansett. Tyler St. Cyr led the Raiders with 17 points. Jordan Hayes added seven. Evan Saisa and Isaac Raulston...
ATHOL — The Athol High School boys’ basketball team has forfeited two of its three wins due to use of an ineligible player. Athol High School Athletic Director David P. King confirmed this morning that Murdock and Greenfield high schools have been notified of the forfeitures. The Raiders...
ATHOL — Pioneer pumped in 54 first half points and coasted to the finish line on their way to a 79-45 victory over Athol High School, Thursday. The Panthers led 31-9 after a quarter and 54-17 at the half. Tyler Martin led the effort with 23 points while Brad Hastings netted 20. Tyler Lajoie...
HATFIELD — A dominant second half helped the Mahar boys’ basketball team to a 73-44 defeat of Smith Academy. The Senators were clinging to a 29-27 lead at the half before unloading on the Falcons after the break. Mahar won the third quarter by an 18-3 margin before pumping in 26 points in the...
Athol High School's Merrick Decker, top, controls Mahar's Todd Chiasson during a recent match in Orange. Decker will be aiming for his third WMass title at Saturday's Division III championships held at Southwick High School. Decker, a junior, is the top overall seed at 120 pounds. Photo By Josh Talbot
SOUTHWICK — The local wrestling scene moves to Southwick High School for the WMass Division III championships, Saturday. Both Athol and Mahar will battle for WMass supremacy with the Raiders entering a pair of number one seeds in junior Merrick Decker (120 pounds) and sophomore Ryan White (126...
Mahar's Todd Chiasson, top, works to secure a pin against South Hadley's Zabe Solivan during Wednesday night's match in South Hadley. Chiasson would win the match to help the Senators earn a share of the Tri-County League title with a 37-37 tie of the Tigers. Photo By Josh Talbot
SOUTH HADLEY — The Mahar wrestling team has earned a share of the Tri-County League title once again. The Senators battled South Hadley to a 37-37 tie Wednesday, resulting in the two schools splitting the TCL crown. Both teams entered the match with 4-0 league marks, but settled nothing in the...
Athol’s Tyler Lajoie (3) hangs in the lane as he goes up for a shot during Wednesday night’s basketball contest. The Raiders fell to Frontier 61-43. Photo By Mike Phillips
ATHOL — The Athol High School boys’ basketball team struggled in the second half of a 61-43 loss to Frontier, Wednesday night, in Mallet Gymnasium. The Raiders used a strong second quarter to earn a 25-24 halftime advantage, but the Red Hawks seized control with a 16-7 third quarter advantage...

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