Bulletin Board: Bridge Classic approaches

The countdown has dwindled to two short weeks for the 36th annual running of the Bridge of Flowers 10K Classic and the Steve Lewis Subaru 3K Charity Run/Walk.

The event is an anticipated happening in the picturesque village of Shelburne Falls, taking place on the second Saturday of August. It will this year run on Aug. 9.

Registering early can save individuals a few bucks and will help those interested in running avoid the headaches of trying to register on the day of the races. Cost of the 10K Classic, which goes off at 9 a.m., costs $40 before Aug. 6 for anyone ages 20-69, while those 19 and under pay their age, and those 70 and over are free. Cost is $5 more for those trying to register on race day.

Cost for the 3K Run/Walk, which begins at 8:15 a.m., is $30 before Aug. 6, while those 19 and under pay their age, and those 70 and over are free. Like the 10K Classic, cost is $5 more to register on race day.

Every registration earns a free T-shirt, and prize money will be awarded for a number of finishers.

Pre-registrations are well ahead of schedule this season. As of the Friday night, 648 runners were registered. Less than 450 were registered at the same point last year. Volunteers are also still being sought.

The event kicks off on Friday night with the Spaghetti Fest and will include guest speaker Tom Derderian, the author of “Boston Marathon: The History of the World’s Premier Running Event.” All donations from the supper will support sixth graders going to Nature’s Classroom.

For more information go to www.bridgeofflowers10k.com.


Greenfield Co-Rec

Tim Lapean’s two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored Chris Arsenault and Brian Ginnity and Club Allure walked off with a 7-6 win over The Victoria Bar in a Greenfield Co-Rec Adult Softball League game Friday night at Green River Park in Greenfield.

Lapean finished with four RBIs in the win, while Arsenault capped off a 3-for-3 performance by scoring the winning run. Phil Young also went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs in the win.

Rich Ross went 4-for-4 in the loss, and Maura Crossman went 3-for-4.

• In other action, Chris Zukowski went 5-for-5 with two home runs, two doubles, a triple and six RBIs to lead Smitty’s Pub to a 18-2 win over Main Street Bar & Grille.

Joe Gamache scattered seven hits to earn the win for Smitty’s. Mike Crochier went 3-for-5 with two RBIs in the win, and Kristin Ouellette went 2-for-3.

Jay Liimatainen doubled in the sixth inning to drive in the lone two runs of the game in the loss, and Emily Mailloux contributed a hit.

• Also Friday, Brian Winslow went 2-for-2 with two RBIs as Mesa Verde defeated RC Pratt, 11-7, at Hillside Park.

Leanne Emond went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the win, and Pete Winslow finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Jill Cote went 2-for-3 and drove in a run, and Josh Alamed went 3-for-3.

Antonio Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with three doubles in the loss, and Kelly Burgh added three hits.

• Finally, Jeff Guy went 4-for-4 with two doubles as Beck’s Automotive dumped French King Entertainment Center, 15-5, at Greenfield Middle School.

Charlie Richardson went 3-for-4 with a double for Beck’s, and Uriah Bartlett finished 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles. Jess Bartlett added two hits in the win.

Angie Renaud went 3-for-4 with two RBIs for French King, and Ryan Bernard went 3-for-4.

Frontier 12s fall

Marie Diemond tripled and drove in two runs but Frontier suffered a 16-12 loss to Southampton in a Suburban League 12-and-under softball game Friday night in Southampton.

Mackenzie Pittitteri finished with two hits and two RBIs in the loss, and Maddie Fifield doubled.

Road race

Mud run

The third annual “Your First Mud Run” will take place at Holyoke Community College on Sept. 28 at 10 a.m.

The race covers two miles and features numerous obstacles such as wall climb, tires, jump ropes and a mud pit. The event is open to the whole family and is a good practice for those interested in running something larger, such as the Tough Mudder or Spartan Race. Every participant will get a T-shirt and a medal, and pictures and other gear will be available. For more information contact Brad at 201-891-4115 or e-mail brad@sports-conditioning.com. To register go to www.yourfirstmud.com.


Greenfield Association

The Greenfield Tennis Association is hosting a number of events in the next month.

• The annual Beacon Doubles Tournament will take place on Aug. 9 and 10 at the Beacon Field and Highland Park clay courts in Greenfield.

The tournament is double-elimination, best-of-three sets and open to men and women age 15 and older. Entry fee is $20 per team. Each team should bring a can of unopened tennis balls. Gift certificates to the People’s Pint and other local restaurants will be awarded to the winners and runners up, and all participants will receive a 10 percent discount for lunch, dinner and drinks at the People’s Pint during the tournament. Tournament begins at 9:30 a.m. and rain date will be the following weekend.

To sign up, contact Alden Booth at 824-8320 or e-mail alden.booth@gmail.com. Teams must register by Aug. 8.

• There are still spots left for the Men’s Beacon Clay Court Classic, which begins on Monday at 5:30.

Call Tim at 773-8984 for more information and to register.

• Finally, registrations are still taking place for the Wood Racket Tennis Tournament at the Beacon Field Tennis Courts in Greenfield from Aug. 18 through 21.

The tournament is a singles format, best-of-three sets. Trophies will be awarded to the first- and second-place finishers. The tournament is open to men and women 15 and older and costs $10.

There will also be a separate loser’s bracket, with a prize given to whoever wins the loser’s bracket championship.

Deadline to register is 7 p.m. on Aug. 17. To register contact Rick Miner at 863-4428.

Field Hockey

Union 38 Summer Clinic

Missy Mahar, Frontier Regional School’s field hockey coach, is sponsoring an introductory program for girls in Grades 3-6 from the towns of Deerfield, Whately, Sunderland, and Conway.

The clinic will take place Aug. 6 and Aug. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Field behind Deerfield Town Hall off Conway Street in South Deerfield.

Field hockey sticks, balls, and shin guards will be provided to the first 35 girls who register, though an equipment deposit is required. Girls should bring a mouthguard and a water bottle each night. Registration is $5.00, and the equipment deposit is $50.00. Make checks payable to the Town of Deerfield.

To register, call the Deerfield Recreation Office at 665-1400, ext. 107, or e-mail suea@town.deerfield.ma.us. Forms can be found on-line at www.deerfieldma.us.

Equipment pick-up will be Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Memorial Field.


Wiles benefit tourney

A benefit golf tournament for Indira Wells will be held on Aug. 16 at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls.

Entry fee is $65 per person, including cart, for the four-person scramble, which will begin with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Hot dogs will be available on the course.

Proceeds will help offset Wiles’ medical costs.

For more information or to sign up, call 863-8003 or 659-3061.


Mia Burch’s name was mistakenly omitted from Friday’s edition of The Recorder.

Burch, who plays for the Frontier under-14 Suburban League softball team, singled, doubled and knocked in a run during the 14-13 loss to Greenfield on Thursday.

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