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Chloe Wright of Athol has wanted to race since she was 5 years old. When she brought home a racecar, her mom was shocked. Now 14 years old, Wright races at Monadnock Speedway, where she won her first race this past weekend, her first of what will be many more to come. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — Since she was 5 years old, Chloe Wright wanted to race. Her mother thought it was just a phase she would eventually grow out of. Her desire never passed. Chloe’s mom was shocked when she was greeted by a racecar at home one day. “I brought the car home without my mom knowing and my mom...
 Todd Patnode is pictured with his car after winning the Sportsman Modified Feature at Monadnock Speedway on Saturday. Photo courtesy of New England Graphix
Winchester, N.H. — The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series was back in action Saturday night as the points battles are beginning to heat up. A quick look at the points standing showed 18 points separating six places from first. Todd Patnode entered the night second in points and captured the win in...
Athol High School's Mason Barrieau runs free of a tackle and into the end zone during the team's scrimmage against Ludlow High School on Saturday morning. Barrieau had runs of 12, 14 and 20 yards along with three touchdowns, two on the ground and one through the air. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — It wasn’t quite Friday night lights. Players had on practice jerseys while there was no scoreboard, no quarters, no kickoffs, no chains and coaches were on the field with the players. But the Athol High School varsity football team didn’t treat Saturday morning’s scrimmage any differently...
Mahar Regional High School’s football team took to the fields early Monday morning for practice at the James S. Woodward Athletic Complex. Pictured is the team practicing 11 man drills at the line. Photo by Adam Lewis
ORANGE — The Mahar Regional High School football team took to the fields for noncontact offensive drills at the James S. Woodward Athletic Complex early Monday morning. “We came out the first day in the pouring rain but it’s great to be back out here,” said Mahar coach Chris Bailey. “The kids...
ORANGE — Mahar Regional High School’s girls basketball coach Larry Fisher was selected by the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association (MBCA) for the Coach of the Year award for Division III West Girls for the 2016-17 season. Fisher will be presented the award at the organization’s annual Hall...
Cole Littlewood (12) of Athol tries to pass his brother Justin (37) during their race at Monadnock Speedway on Saturday. Photo by Mike Phillips
WINCHESTER, N.H. — The EXIT Realty Modified Touring Series joined the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series weekly divisions for an exciting night of racing at the Monadnock Speedway on Saturday. Due to the previous week’s weather, the Thunder Stocks and Sportsman Modifieds ran double features with...
Pictured is the Red Raiders' offensive first team practicing drills at Athol High School on Friday morning. The team practiced through heavy rain and less than ideal field conditions. Photo by Adam Lewis
ATHOL — Football season is upon us. The Athol High School varsity football team began practice on Friday afternoon amidst sideways rain and less than ideal field conditions. But regardless of the conditions, coaches and players were happy that football is finally back. “It’s nice. It’s always...
Twenty-two horse riders made their way from Crimson Acres in Orange to NEECA in Athol on Thursday afternoon. The ride spanned across 10 miles, Daniel Shays Highway and Route 2. Pictured are the riders making their way into the entrance to NEECA. Photo by Adam Lewis
ATHOL — Twenty-two horses and riders made their way across a 10 mile pursuit from Crimson Acres Equestrian Center in Orange to New England Equestrian Center of Athol (NEECA) on Thursday afternoon. The ride stretched from Daniel Shays Highway, across Route 2 which was blocked off for a period of...
Josh King, of Vernon, Vt., sits in his winning car after finishing first in the rain-shortened Granite State Pro Stock Series. Courtesy Photo
WINCHESTER, N.H. — Monadnock Speedway was back in action Saturday night with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and the Granite State Pro Stock Series for their annual JBH 100. Racing started early due to rain but unfortunately it still shortened the program. The Sportsman Modifieds and Thunder...
Kimberley McConnell (pictured) takes on a hill during the Super Spartan race that took place in Barre over the weekend. The race is eight miles long and consists of mud, hills and swamps. McConnell completed the course in five hours and 49 minutes. Courtesy photo/Kimberley McConnell
ATHOL — During the week, you will find Kimberley McConnell at her office on South Main Street, host of her law practice. But over the weekend, McConnell was out completing something she had never tried before: A Super Spartan race. “It’s a little intense,” said McConnell. “I didn’t really...

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