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(AP)—Holiday cheer could be in order in New Orleans, Carolina, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Kansas City this weekend. They might even be singing playoff praise of the Titans in Music City. Of the 16 games in Week 16 of the NFL schedule, 13 have some sort of postseason implication. Leading the parade...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo has started his tenure with San Francisco better than any quarterback has done with a new team. The player who brought hope to the 49ers after three-plus years of struggles in San Francisco will be in for his toughest test yet this week. Garoppolo and...
For the purpose of this column, a week will count from Friday-Friday. Any games falling on a Friday night will count towards the next week’s games. Because of that, the Athol boys’ basketball team began the week off with a game on Friday night against Murdock High School, followed by the Mahar...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Willie Taggart’s recruiting priorities during his first two weeks as Florida State’s football coach haven’t been limited to high school seniors and the early signing period. “I’ve been recruiting my tail off. Recruiting newcomers, recruiting our current guys, recruiting...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — For the better part of two decades, the second meeting of the regular season between the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots has had only mild drama attached to it. That won’t be the case for Sunday’s matchup. New England (11-3) wrapped up its ninth consecutive AFC...
ATHOL — The Athol High School boys’ basketball game scheduled for Friday night against Hampshire Regional was postponed. The Varsity and Junior Varsity games have been postponed to next Friday, December 29. It will take place at Hampshire Regional as previously schedule. The second portion of...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Wesley Woodyard misses putting milk in his cereal, and try as he might, the Tennessee Titans linebacker still reaches for a strip of bacon here and there. Giving up meat hasn’t been easy, but in a league where everyone is looking for an edge, Woodyard and the Titans think...
Athol's Geca Baptista moves the ball into the paint during the team's game against Narragansett Regional on Thursday night in Baldwinville. Photo by Mike Phillips
BALDWINVILLE—The Narragansett Warriors pounded the boards on both ends, getting third and fourth chances at the basket against the Athol Red Raiders. They used that to jump out to an early lead and never looked back on their way to a 46-35 win in the opening round of the third annual, Narragansett...
AMHERST — Marist College opened the third quarter with a 19-0 run to swing momentum in favor of the visitors and never looked back as the UMass women’s basketball fell to the Red Foxes, 88-60, on Thursday at the Mullins Center. The setback wraps up the non-conference schedule for the Minutewomen...
Varsity girls’ basketball Monument Mountain 53 Mahar 48 GREAT BARRINGTON — The Senators played strong throughout the course of the game but came up short in the fourth quarter, being outscored 16-7 by the Mounties and giving up the lead and the win on Thursday night. The Senators fell to 1-3...

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