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Mahar's Sam Paul (13) drives past Frontier defender Justin Farrick during Tuesday's basketball contest in Orange. The Senators held off a late push by Frontier to earn a 45-34 victory over the Red Hawks. Photo By Josh Talbot
ORANGE — It wasn’t pretty, in fact it was ugly, but the Mahar boys’ basketball team held off Frontier for a 45-34 victory, Tuesday night. The Senators led by as many as 12 early in the fourth quarter when the Red Hawks went on a run. A thunderous dunk from Dylan Husted moved Frontier within six...
Athol High School's Avery Clyatt (14) attacks the basket during Tuesday night's basketball contest in Athol. The Raiders defeated visiting Greenfield 52-47. Photo By Mike Phillips
ATHOL — The Athol High School boys’ basketball team started fast and held on late for a 52-47 victory over Greenfield, Tuesday night, in Mallet Gymnasium. The Raiders were able to build a 19-point halftime lead, but were forced to sweat it out after a furious comeback bid by the Wave. Greenfield...
SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Mahar Middle School girls’ basketball team rallied for a 31-24 victory over Frontier on Tuesday. Micalyn Mailloux and Emily Paluk led the victors with eight points apiece. Isabelle Duga added six in the win. Jordan Fournier, Abby Henne, MaryAnne Prescott and Trinity...
SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Mahar Middle School boys’ basketball team came up short in a 30-22 loss to Frontier on Tuesday. Both teams struggled to put the ball in the basket during the first half as the Red Hawks squeaked out a 7-5 lead at the break. The Senators were led by Jake Patria, Aden...
GREENFIELD — The Athol-Royalston Middle School girls’ basketball team snuck by Greenfield for a 17-16 victory on Tuesday. Taylor Cleveland led the victors with six points. Haley Bigwood chipped in four while Emma Simkewicz netted three. Haley Wrigley and Sophie Putnam tacked on two points each...
GREENFIELD — The Athol-Royalston Middle School boys’ basketball team rolled to a 51-26 victory over Greenfield on Tuesday. Nick Bousquet led the attack with a game-high 18 points. Maysin Tarbell chipped in 10 points while Parker Deleo had six in the victory. The Marauders settled into a groove...
The San Francisco 49ers were so eager to get rid of Jim Tomsula that he was shown the door almost before the parking lot at Levi Stadium cleared out after his last game. No matter that Tomsula had the unenviable task of following Jim Harbaugh, and was missing some key players. He did mediocre...
Two Major League Baseball players have filed defamation lawsuits against Al-Jazeera America over statements made in a documentary about performance-enhancing drugs in sports. Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals and Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies filed the suits Tuesday in U.S....
BOSTON (AP) — Washington’s lone losing streak of the season didn’t last long. Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and an assist and the Capitals took over the top record in the NHL with a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Washington scored the first two goals and Braden Holtby stopped a...
NEW YORK (AP) — Ronald Torbert, at the center of an incorrect penalty call in an October game, will work the Chiefs-Texans wild-card game Saturday. Torbert, in his second season as a referee and sixth year as an NFL official, did not recognize Ravens guard John Urschel signaling he was lining up...

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