Local tandems have good day in WMass Pro-Junior
Chris Austin and James Elliott of Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston tied Dan LaPierre and Rod Joslin at 6-under-par 66 to win the 15-to-18-year-old division of the Western Massachusetts Section PGA Pro-Junior Championship golf tournament at the Country Club of Greenfield on Thursday.
LaPierre and Shawn Ferris tied for third with a 67 and were even with two teams, each headed by pro Josh Hillman. The Greenfield native teamed with Matt Wisseman to post a 67, and he also paired up with Connor Morton for a 67 to share third.
Country Club of Greenfield head pro Kevin Piecuch paired with Jon Farrell to shoot a 66 and capture the 14-and-under division. Chris Tallman and Mike Corduff came in second with a 67.
Three teams — Hillman and Kyle Alvarez, Mike Berchard and Mikey Berchard, and Crumpin-Fox’s Mike Zaranek and Tim Fay — tied for third with a 68.
Nathan Santerre won the Northfield Road Race Summer Series event on Thursday night as he finished the 3.3-mile course in 20 minutes, 20 seconds.
Dave Kaczenski came in second at 22:02, while Aaron Lanou (22:32), Charlie White (24:18) and Derek Postema (24:24) rounded out the top 5.
Michelle Swan was the top female finisher with a time of 28:57. Jamie Talbot came in second at 29:37, and Cassandra Bigelow placed third at 29:53.
This week’s race theme was Red, White and Blue and Jamie Talbot, Angela Killay and Steve Talbot each won prizes for best patriotic costumes.
Kustom Auto Body was hitting the ball so hard on Thursday night that singles were the toughest hits to come by.
Two players finished a single shy of hitting for the cycle as Kustom Auto Body drilled Main Street Bar & Grille, 22-0, in a Montague Co-Rec Adult Softball League game at Green River Park in Greenfield.
Matt Luippold went 4-for-5 with a home run, triple and two doubles in the win, while Sam Parker was 4-for-4 with two triples, a home run and a double.
Frank Stumpo went 2-for-2 in the loss.
DRIVE summer programs
DRIVE Hoops will conduct a variety of programs during the summer, including:
• Leagues for men, boys and girls varsity, boys junior varsity, boys and girls middle school and boys and girls grades 5 and 6;
• 17th annual FCHC basketball clinic with John Hickey and Angelo Thomas, from July 21 to 25, at Greenfield Middle School;
• DRIVE Hoops Skills Clinic with Angelo Thomas, from July 28 to Aug. 1, at Hopkins Academy in Hadley.
For more information go to www.drivehoopsbasketball.com.