Bulletin Board: Red Raider spikers sweep Commerce

Athol High School forged its way back over the .500 mark for the season as it defeated High School of Commerce, 25-15, 25-17, 25-15, in independent boys’ volleyball action on Tuesday in Springfield.

Wyatt Doiron-LaRue had a stellar match for the winners, as he hammered home 9 kills on just 13 attacks and served a perfect 100 percent (12-for-12) on the afternoon. Erik Aikey was even better at the net, ripping 8 kills on only 11 attacks, while Tyler Lajoie and Lorenzo Carra did most of the set-up work, combining for 25 assists.

“Our main goal today was to work on our quick game at the net,” said Athol head coach Donna Lajoie. “We had some good kills and we had some that were a little rusty, but it was a good (match) to work on that aspect of our game. We played more relaxed today, which was much needed after yesterday’s disappointing loss.”

Others contributing in the win were Matt Drazek, who had two aces, and Mike Findlay, who was 2-for-2 on kills.

Athol (4-3 overall) returns to PVIAC Eastern Division play on Thursday when it travels to Chicopee High School for a 4 p.m. match.

Youth baseball

Babe Ruth meeting

The Franklin County Babe Ruth Baseball League will hold a pair of meetings on Thursday at St. Kazimierz Society in Turners Falls.

The rules committee meeting begins at 5 p.m., with the general membership meeting to follow at 6.

Topics in the latter meeting will include additional registrations and skills clinic set-up for April 26.

For more information, contact Gabe Mousseau at 695-3471 or Joe Mignault at 774-3876.

Tee-ball sign-ups

Registration is now open for the Greenfield Recreation Department Tee-Ball program.

The program, open to boys and girls ages 5 to 7, takes place at Green River Park and Greenfield Middle School on Saturdays from May 3 through June 7 from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Registrations are being taken at the Greenfield Town Hall Citizen Service Center or The Recreation Department at the Greenfield Youth Center on Sanderson Street.

Registration fee is $30 per child for Greenfield residents and $35 for nonresidents. Volunteer coaches are needed.

For more information or to volunteer, call the Rec Department at 772-1553.


Skroski Memorial tourney

The second-annual Chief John F. Skroski Memorial Wiffleball Tournament will be held on May 10 at 128 Christian Lane in Whately.

The event starts at 9 a.m. and four teams will start at each field, with the top two teams advancing to the next round.

Entry fee is $15 per person, and each team has a maximum of three players.

Funds raised benefit two annual scholarships in Skroski’s name for a graduating basketball player at Frontier Regional School and Hampshire Regional High School.

Registration deadline is May 5 at 9 p.m.

For more information or to register, contact Chris Skroski at (413) 265-1668 or email to Christopherski27@yahoo.com.


Greenfield Tennis League

The Greenfield Tennis League is now accepting registrations for the summer season.

The league is co-ed and open to anyone 16 years old and older. Divisions are set up by playing ability and all matches take place on clay courts.

Cost is $25 for residents of Greenfield and $30 for nonresidents. Deadline to register is May 18.

For more information or to register contact Rick Miner at 863-4428.

Youth basketball

Basketball Blast signups

The third annual Keene State “EDGE” Basketball Blast will take place on May 31 and June 1 at Keene State College.

The tournament is open to boys’ and girls’ teams in grades 6 through 11, and each team is guaranteed to play at least three games. Cost is $285 per team.

Last year the tournament had over 45 teams, and all games are played in one gym. Special requests accepted and multi-team discounts are given.

For more information contact Alyn Hastings at coachhastings@comcast.net or called 863-5007.


K of C tourney

The Greenfield Knights of Columbus Council 133 is looking for golfers interested in playing in its inaugural tournament on May 5 at 11 a.m. at the Country Club of Greenfield.

The event includes 18 holes with a cart as well as lunch, dinner and a large raffle.

For more information contact Jason Semaski at 626-3378 or Lou Grader at 774-2848.


McKenzie time error

There was an error about Jack McKenzie’s time in the Jaywalking column in Tuesday’s edition of The Recorder.

McKenzie crossed the finish line at 2:44 p.m. to finish with a time of 4 hours, 4 minutes, 2 seconds. The bomb went off five minutes later at 2:49 p.m., at the 4 hour, 9 minute mark of the race.

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