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ORANGE — The Mahar baseball team opened its season with an 2-0 extra inning loss to Greenfield, Friday. The teams were scoreless after seven innings, but a one-out triple by Owen Schilling in the top of the eighth got things going for the Wave. After Sam Paul entered in relief of Hunter...
Athol High School's Jessica Soucie winds up to pitch during a recent practice. Soucie and the Lady Raiders open today with a trip to Gardner. Photo By Josh Talbot
ATHOL — Snow and rain have slowed spring down long enough and the Athol High School softball team is finally ready for action.  When the Raiders open their season with a trip to Gardner today, they will look significantly different than they did at the end of last spring. Athol will have six new...
1      Dennis "Yukon" Carey of Orange and Dale Persons of Awidilla, N.Y. 2      Jeff Roberts of Athol and Mike Butler of Athol 3      Jeff Teece of West Springfield and Tim Allen of Westfield 4      David Ropes and April Ropes of Hudson 5      Jamie Talbot of Orange and Melinda...
1 Mary Manjourea 2 Stephanie Johnson 3 Holly Brissette 4 Laura Shaw 5 Jessica Hickey 6 Angela Killay 7 Stephanie Crocker 8 Keith MacDonald 9 Danielle MacDonald 10 Julia Millar 11 Foley KR O’Brien 12 Emma Towle 13 Elizabeth Irving 14 Aleks Kajstura 15 Stephanie Barstow...
Athol’s Hudson Carlson digs out the volleyball during Thursday’s match against Belchertown. The Raiders improved to 3-0 with a sweep of the Orioles. Photo By Josh Talbot
ATHOL — The Athol boys’ volleyball team opened the spring with its third consecutive victory, Thursday. The Raiders made easy work of Belchertown in a 25-19, 25-19, 25-20 victory in Mallet Gymnasium. Carter Amadon continued his excellent start to the season as he hammered home 13 kills. Amadon...
Athol High School's Carter Amadon, right, goes up for an attack as a Putnam defender looks for the block during Tuesday's volleyball match in Athol The Raiders swept the Beavers in three sets. Photo By Mike Phillips
ATHOL — The Athol High School boys’ volleyball team made it back-to-back wins to begin the spring as the Raiders made easy work of Putnam in a 25-13, 25-16, 25-15 victory on Tuesday. Seniors Tyler Lajoie and Lorenzo Carra were in complete control on the day. The duo combined for 26 service...
Spring can’t seem to make up its mind which has wreaked havoc on the local sports scene. While the Athol boys’ volleyball was successful in its season opener last Thursday, the area’s other spring teams have all been postponed. The cancellations began with the Mahar baseball team on Friday as...
Athol's Merrick Decker fires a pitch towards home plate during Wednesday's scrimmage in Athol. Decker, a junior, will be a critical piece to the Raiders success as they look to return to the postseason for the fourth time in five seasons.
Editor’s Note: ADN Sports Editor Josh Talbot is also the head varsity baseball coach at Athol High School. Talbot is in his seventh year as head coach and has worked for the ADN since October of 2008. ATHOL — After three straight years of winning at least one postseason game, the Athol High...
Athol High School's Hudson Carlson goes up for the kill during Thursday's volleyball match in Athol. Carlson racked up seven kills as the Raiders dropped Leominster in three sets. Photo By Josh Talbot
ATHOL — The Athol High School boys’ volleyball team tipped off its season with a 25-19, 25-12, 25-22 defeat of Leominster on Thursday. The Raiders (1-0) jumped out to a quick double-digit lead in the first set and never looked back in a straight set win. The dominance allowed head coach Donna...
Mahar's Hunter Richardson fires a pitch towards home plate during Wednesday's scrimmage at Quabbin. The Senators open today with a trip to Commerce High School. Photo By Mike Phillips
ORANGE — After missing the tournament a year ago, the Mahar baseball team looks poised for a return to the postseason this spring. The Senators will carry 14 upperclassmen — including seven seniors — this year and head coach Art Billings is aiming high. “I think those guys learned a lot last...

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