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Mahar's Delaney Parker nets her first goal of the game against Pioneer Valley on Saturday afternoon in Orange. Parker scored two goals for the Senators. The Senators won 3-1.Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — The game was played closer than some would like but the Mahar girls’ varsity soccer team got the job done on Saturday afternoon, defeating No. 12 Pioneer Valley 3-1 in the first round of the West Division III, MIAA playoff tournament. As the No. 4 seed, the Senators will host the No. 5...
ATHOL — When the Athol Red Raiders went to the shootout in their recent 6-5 win over the Renaissance School in the first round of the MIAA playoffs, the situation reminded head coach Dave King of a playoff game two years ago against the rivaled Mahar Senators. The two teams played until penalty...
Mahar's Jack Temple kicks the ball out of the corner for the Senators during their playoff game against Easthampton on Friday afternoon in Easthampton. The Eagles won 2-1 in overtime. Photo by Adam Lewis
EASTHAMPTON — Nic Soucy went left with the penalty kick, freezing Mahar goaltender Alex Gurganus for a split second before he went left but the ball had already gone by him, allowing the Easthampton Eagles to walk-off the field with a 2-1 overtime victory to advance in the MIAA playoff tournament...
Athol's Hannah Lajoie battles for the point at the net during the team's playoff game against the Easthampton Eagles in Easthampton on Friday night. Photo by Adam Lewis
EASTHAMPTON —As the No. 12 seed in the MIAA playoff tournament facing the No. 5 seeded Easthampton Eagles, the Athol Red Raiders knew they were underdogs in the contest. But there was no upset happening on Friday night as the Red Raiders fell 3-1 to the Eagles on Friday night as the Red Raiders...
Mahar's Lilly Fellows moves the ball past Mohawk Trail's Ady Harris-Fried during the team's playoff game against the Warriors on Thursday afternoon in Shelburne Falls. The Warriors won 5-0. Photo by Adam Lewis
SHELBURNE FALLS — At the beginning of the season, Mahar field hockey coach Laurie Saisa tabbed the season as a rebuilding year for the program. With seven freshman on the team, the process was sped up a little when the team went 8-8-1 and earned the No. 6 seed in the West Division II tournament....
The Athol boys' soccer team appealed the MIAA tournament seedings and was heard. Originally seeded 10th, the Red Raiders are currently the 8th seed and will host the Renaissance school in the first round of the playoffs. Pictured is Athol's Maysin Tarbell. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — When the seedings were revealed in the MIAA West Division III boys’ soccer tournament, it seemed odd that the Athol Red Raiders, with a 12-5-1 record, were seeded at No. 10, behind multiple teams with worse records that the Red Raiders had beaten during the regular season. Apparently,...
ORANGE — With the inaccuracies of the West Division III boys’ soccer tournament, the same demons plagued the girls’ West Division III soccer tournament. Originally seeded as the No. 6 team in the bracket, the Mahar Senators are now seeded at the fourth seed and will host Pioneer Valley on Nov. 4...
ATHOL — The Athol middle school football team defeated the Mahar middle school football team 34-14 on Wednesday afternoon. Deavin McGivern scored two touchdowns for Mahar while Jayden Carey had one, two-point conversion for Mahar.
The Athol girls' varsity volleyball team learned its playoff seeding on Tuesday afternoon. They earned the 12th seed in the tournament and will take on No. 5 Easthampton Eagles on Thursday night in Easthampton. Pictured is Katelyn Mahan of the Red Raiders. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — The Athol girls’ volleyball team earned the No. 12 seed in the Western Mass. Division III girls’ volleyball playoff tournament following the selection committee’s deliberation on Tuesday afternoon. The team will take on the No. 5 Easthampton Eagles on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. in...
The Athol Red Raiders clinched a guaranteed a playoff spot with their 12-5-1 record. Now they wait for their seed within the playoff tournament which is expected to be released today. Pictured is Athol's Hayden Herk, who scored 16 goals and seven assists for the Red Raiders. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — For the Athol boys’ varsity soccer team, making the MIAA playoffs tournament comes as no surprise. Under head coach Dave King, the team has made the tournament in all but two of the last 13 years. They won their last three games of the regular season and five out of their last six games...

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