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DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion reported to Toronto Blue Jays camp Friday morning for the team’s first full-squad workout with a number in his head. “I want to hit 40 homers,” he said with a laugh. That’s the only number the two-time All-Star first baseman/designated hitter is focused...
ATHOL — Recent results from the Athol Area YMCA indoor soccer league are as follows: U12 Lions Club 6, Pete’s Tire Barns 3 Rachel Simkewicz had three goals to lead the Lions to victory. Alex Hebert added a pair of goals while Cooper Sonnabend also found the twisted twine. Ben Kearny had a...
Westfield State's Jillian Valley (20) dribbles the ball up the court during a recent basketball game in Westfield. Valley was announced as the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference women's basketball player of the year on Wednesday. The former Mahar Regional standout has averaged 17.6 points per game in her junior season while leading the Owls to the MASCAC regular season championship. The Owls host No. 4 MCLA in the MASCAC semifinals tonight at 7.
WESTFIELD — Westfield State University junior guard Jill Valley has been named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s basketball player of the year for the 2015-16 season. Valley was joined on the all-conference first-team by senior center Forbasaw Nkamebo, after leading...
Mahar's Gabe O'Lari (25) goes up at the rim during Wednesday night's basketball contest in Orange. The Senators closed out their regular season with a 46-44 victory over Greenfield. Photo By Josh Talbot
ORANGE — That escalated quickly. It looked like another routine victory for the Mahar boys’ basketball team, but a pesky Greenfield group turned the fourth quarter into a tournament-esque atmosphere. The Senators kept their momentum building as they earned their fifth win in six tries with a 46-...
Members of the Athol High School girls' basketball team hold up their league championship banner following Tuesday night's victory over Frontier. The Lady Raiders clinched the outright Franklin North crown with a 57-31 defeat of the Red Hawks. It was the fourth straight title for the program. Members of the team are, left to right -- Kayla Robideau, Callie Jillson, Emily Casella, Julia Carey, Hope Parker, Lindsey Hamlett, Caley McLaughlin and Ana Ricko. Photo By Josh Talbot
ATHOL — The Lady Raiders sit alone atop the Franklin North following a 57-31 defeat of Frontier Regional School, Tuesday night, in Mallet Gymnasium. The contest was supposed to be a title bout as a Red Hawks’ victory would have forced a three-way tie for first place in the league standings. The...
ATHOL — The Athol-Royalston Middle School boys’ basketball team capped its season with a 53-22 victory over Greenfield on Tuesday. Nick Bousquet led the effort with 13 points while Mark Ferrari netted 11. Parker Deleo chipped in nine points for the Marauders. Maysin Tarbell netted eight. Noah...
ATHOL — The Athol-Royalston Middle School girls’ basketball team squeaked out a 31-30 victory over Greenfield in its season finale, Tuesday. Taylor Cleveland led the victors with 17 points. Haley Bigwood chipped in six while Macy Litalien added four. Haley Wrigley and Sophie Putnam tacked on...
PALMER — The Mahar girls’ basketball team wrapped up the regular season with a surprising 45-38 loss to Palmer on Tuesday. The Senators trailed 17-16 at the halftime and 29-25 entering the fourth. The Panthers (6-14) were able to squeak out the victory by outscoring Mahar 16-13 in the final...
ORANGE — The Mahar Middle School boys’ basketball team capped its season with a 46-18 victory over Hopkins on Monday. Charlie Barnes and Matthew Lyesiuk scored 10 points apiece to lead the Senators. Jamey Temple added six points in the win. Eli Spencer, Jacob Patria and Tucker Ninteau chipped...
ORANGE — The Mahar Middle School girls’ basketball team defeated Hopkins 37-19 on Monday. Emily Paluk led the effort with seven points while Micalyn Mailloux chipped in six points. Isabelle Duga, MaryAnne Prescott, Courtney Page and Trinity Thomas added four each. Jordan Fournier (3), Makayla...

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