Bulletin Board: Mooney brothers skiing well
Brothers Ryan and Zachary Mooney of Charlemont have been busy on the slopes this winter, and both have had solid performances of late.
Ryan, a senior at Green Mountain Valley School in Waitsfield, Vt., earned a pair of top-15 finishes in the Under-18 National Championships at Copper Mountain in Frisco, Colo.
On Wednesday, Mooney took ninth in the slalom with a combined two-run time of 1 minute, 28.89 seconds, only 2.77 seconds behind winner Erik Arvidsson.
Mooney also claimed a 14th-place finish in Monday’s Super Giant Slalom, posting a combined time of 1:23.70, just 1.79 seconds behind winner Cody Wilson.
Younger brother Zachary has performed well all season, with two big performances in recent weekends.
On Sunday, he recorded a fourth-place finish in the LaFoley Spring Series at Pat’s Peak Ski Area in Henniker, N.H., posting a combined two-run time of 1:35.72 seconds in the slalom event.
The previous weekend, Zachary won all four individual runs to sweep Tri-State Under-16 Championship races.
On Sunday, he cruised to a combined giant slalom time of 1:49.45 at Jiminy Peak in Hancock, winning the event by 1.76 seconds.
Zachary dominated his competition on Saturday at Eaglebrook School in Deerfield (where he is a student), recording a two-run time of 1:25.15 to win the combined by a whopping 7.18 seconds.
Indoor Action Sports will hold the IAS Baseball Academy on three dates in March.
The clinic, which will be coached by local area coaches and players and is open to kids ages 8 to 14, runs on March 15, 22, and 29 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the IAS Dome in Greenfield. Cost is $55 for all three sessions, or $20 for a single session.
The camp will focus on all parts of the game. Players can register at indooraction.com or by calling IAS at 772-8665.
Westfield State clinic
The Westfield State University football program will host a football clinic for players ages 13 to 18 on Aug 6 to 8 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Alumni Field.
The Westfield State coaching staff and current players will provide instruction. The focus of the clinic will be on offensive and defensive fundamentals. Cost is $50 per day or $120 for all three days. There is a $10 discount per day for registering prior to May 23.
For more information contact Westfield State assistant football coach Vijay Saxena at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 572-5420.
The Franklin County Hockey Association will hold travel-team evaluations from March 11 through 27 for all age levels at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.
The evaluations are for mites, squirts, peewees, bantams and girls for the 2014-15 season.
The FCHA is looking to offer a minimum of two teams at each age level, affordable dues, loaner equipment, and discounts for goalies.
For more information visit FCHA.org.
West County registrations
The West County Babe Ruth Baseball team will hold registrations tonight from 5:30 to 6:30 and Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. at Mohawk Trail Regional High School in Buckland.
Players must be ages 13 to 15 (as of April 30), and cost for the early registration is $85.
For more questions contact John Finck at 775-3710.
The Greenfield Minor League will hold registrations for the 2014 season tonight from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lunt Field club house.
The league is a division of Cal Ripken Baseball and open to area youths ages 6 through 12. Cost is $75 per player with a $10 sibling discount. Financial assistance is available. Parents should bring a birth certificate to the registrations.
For more information, visit the league’s website at www.gmlb.org, or call Scott Cote (522-5334) or Butch Martin (774-4591).
Montague Rec registrations
The Montague Parks & Recreation Department is accepting registrations for new teams interested in joining the Co-ed Adult Softball League.
The league is ASA sanctioned with umpires and team registration is $550. The season runs from May through August, and games are held on Monday and Thursday evenings.
Contact the Recreation Department for more details at 863-3216.
Franklin County Technical School will host its sixth annual Dodgeball Tournament on March 21 to benefit the school’s girls’ soccer program.
Teams are open to anyone and should consist of five players. Cost is $25 per team, with cash prizes of $200 and $100 for the top two teams. The double-elimination tournament begins at 6 and ends when one team remains.
Teams must register by March 18, and the tournament is limited to 42 teams.
To register, contact Dan Prasol at 863-9561 Ext. 233.