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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have placed linebacker and defensive captain Dont’a Hightower on injured reserve. The team announced the move Tuesday. Hightower left in the second half of New England’s win over Atlanta on Oct. 22 with a right shoulder injury. A person...
Athol's Justin Blake moves the ball upfield during Monday night's playoff game against the Belchertown Orioles in Belchertown. The Orioles won 5-1. Photo by Mike Phillips
BELCHERTOWN — The Athol Red Raiders did nothing to lose their quarter finals matchup against the No. 1 ranked Belchertown Orioles. The two teams matched up well skill-wise, the Red Raiders even having a few opportunities that could have put them up early in the first half, but the size and speed...
ATHOL — It came down to penalty kicks in the U10 division and three goals from Nick Burnett in the U14 division as Hometown took home the crown in the U10 division while Pete’s Tire Barn finished in first place in the U14 division. The following are recaps of the YMCA youth soccer program...
Athol quarterback Keegan Lutz uses his arm to break free of the defender in their most recent game against the Belchertown Orioles. Lutz was one-for-two through the air for nine yards during the game. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — Both the Athol Red Raiders and the Mahar Senators won on Friday night, Athol winning 41-0 and the Senators 44-36 in non-playoff action. The Red Raiders are now 3-6 on the year and have won two of their last three games, scoring 41 points against Belchertown and Greenfield in both those...
BELCHERTOWN —The Athol JV football team fought hard and came out on top against the Belchertown Orioles on Monday afternoon, winning 14-6. Athol scored first on a blocked punt recovered in the end zone by Logan Wing. Derek Erali converted the two-point conversion on a run to go up 8-0. Manny O’...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matthew Stafford put on a quarterback clinic for the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. Aaron Rodgers could only watch from the sideline. Stafford passed for 361 yards and two touchdowns to Marvin Jones, and the Lions snapped a three-game losing streak with a 30-17 win on...
BOSTON (AP) — Alex Cora didn’t expect his first chance to manage in the major leagues to come this soon, but the new Boston Red Sox manager says he’s ready to take on the challenge of leading one of its most storied franchises. Cora was introduced Monday at Fenway Park as the 47th manager of the...
BOSTON (AP) — A couple of lucky bounces helped the Boston Bruins build an early lead against Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk. They followed that with their best period of the season. Jake DeBrusk and Frank Vatrano each scored a first-period goal off a Wild player’s skate, and the Bruins held on...
Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives past Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder (17) during the first half of Monday night's game in Atlanta. Boston won 110-107. AP Photo/John Bazemore
ATLANTA (AP) — Kyrie Irving took charge in a fashion only he can. Dribbling and weaving through the lane and around the perimeter, Irving scored from all over and kept his teammates involved all night. “It’s a beautiful game when it’s played the right way,” the four-time All-Star said. “It’s...
 Athol's Bryce King goes on the offensive attack during their playoff game against the Renaissance School on Saturday in Athol. The Red Raiders won 6-5 in the shootout. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — Fans got their money’s worth on Saturday night as the Athol boys’ varsity soccer team netted four straight kicks in the shootout to win 6-5 over the Renaissance School in the first round of the MIAA playoff tournament. “It’s definitely stressful,” said Athol coach Dave King. “You go out...

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