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Bulletin Board: Kee-wanee All-Stars take no prisoners

Victoria Bar slugger Rich Ross takes a cut during his team's 16-6 slo-pitch loss to The Doors Tuesday night in Greenfield Co-Rec Adult Softball League action at Green River Field in Greenfield.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

Victoria Bar slugger Rich Ross takes a cut during his team's 16-6 slo-pitch loss to The Doors Tuesday night in Greenfield Co-Rec Adult Softball League action at Green River Field in Greenfield. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

Steph Wilkes went 4-for-5 on Tuesday night to lead the Kee-wanee All-Stars to a 18-6 win over French King Bowling Alley in a Greenfield Co-Rec Adult Softball game at Green River Field in Greenfield.

Vinny Arce finished 3-for-3 in the win, and Luis Melendez went 2-for-2.

Craig Bassett batted 3-for-3 in the losing effort, while Alead Diemond and Kelly Trinque each went 2-for-2.

• In other action, Jackie Card went 5-for-5 with three RBIs as The Doors dumped The Victoria Bar, 16-6, at Green River Field.

Steve Wiles finished with three hits including a three-run home run, and Dave Wiles added three hits.

Adiah Crossman went 3-for-3 in the loss, and Jordan Niles finished 2-for-3.

Frontier wins semis

Katherine Hioe struck out nine in a complete-game effort to lead Frontier to a 2-1 win over West Springfield in a Suburban League 12 and under softball semifinal game Tuesday night in West Springfield.

Frontier will travel to Sheldon Field in Northampton to take on Northampton tonight in the championship game.

Hioe also drove in the eventual game-winning run in the fourth inning with an RBI double. Cassidy Bardwell singled and drove in a run in the win, and Olivia Vecellio chipped in one hit.


Matt’s Men’s League

Jon Snow won both low gross and low net during the Matt’s Men’s League at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls Tuesday.

Snow shot a 37 to win low gross and took low net with a 30. Snow was also closest to the pin on No. 9 at 4 feet, 2 inches. Rob Broussard was closest to the pin on No. 7, narrowly missing an ace as he left the ball 8 inches from the hole.

Matt Betsold and Dave Keppler picked up six points to lead the week. Rick Kimball and Russ Kimball lead the standings with 28.5 points. Charlie Hunting and Bob Wilson sit in second with 23 points, while Snow and Handschoh sit tied with Wayne DeGrenier and Andy Wyngowski for third place with 22.5 points.

Edge Hill Men’s

Dave Cote took low gross with a 35 and was a plus-8 to win the point quota for the week in Division A of the Edge Hill Golf Course’s Men’s League Tuesday in Ashfield.

Phil Shelburne was closest to the pin on No. 8 at 12 feet, and Bill Shanahan won low net with a 32.

Skip Heddens had a solid day in Division B. Heddens won low gross with a 40, won the point quota at plus-13.5, and was closest to the pin on No. 8 at 12 feet, 2 inches. Brett Sallee won low net with a 31.


DRIVE Boys’ Varsity

Liam Ellis scored 25 points Monday and Turners Falls defeated Greenfield, 58-56, in the championship game of the DRIVE Boys’ Varsity Basketball League at Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield.

Ryan Roberts paced Greenfield with 24 points. Tim Cooley added 14.

DRIVE Girls’ Varsity

Skylar Leclair finished with 10 points as Hinsdale edged the Panthers, 28-24, in the title game of the DRIVE Girls’ Varsity Basketball League Monday at Stoneleigh-Burnham in Greenfield.

Logan Anderson finished with 8 points in the loss.


Babe Ruth meeting

The Franklin County Babe Ruth Baseball League will hold its end-of-the-season meeting Thursday at 6 at St. Kazimierz Society in Turners Falls.

Topics include end-of-the-season discussions, preparation for fall baseball, and preparation for next season.

Anyone interested is encouraged to attend.

High schools

Mohawk openings

Mohawk Trail Regional High School is looking for coaches for the fall sports season.

The school is looking for a varsity girls’ volleyball coach, varsity boys’ soccer coach, and junior varsity girls’ soccer coach.

Anyone interested should contact Fred Redeker at


IAS Captain’s Practice

Indoor Action Sports will hold its annual Captain’s Practice Preseason High School Soccer Tournament at Pratt Field in Bernardston on Aug. 16.

The tournament is open to boys’ and girls’ high school teams, and players may sign up individually as well. Cost is $210 per team or $40 for a free agent. Each team is guaranteed four games and will feature certified officials. Games will be moved indoors if weather is an issue.

For more information contact Bill at or call 772-8665.

Road race

Don Maynard Memorial

The 20th annual Don Maynard Memorial 5-mile Road Race and 3-mile Walk will take place on Sept. 20 at 9:30 a.m.

The race begins and ends at the Green River Swimming & Recreation Area in Greenfield.

The first 100 registered participants will get a free T-shirt. Entry fee is $20 for the run and $14 for the walk. Registration forms can be picked up at the YMCA or the Body Shoppe in Greenfield, or by contacting Chuck Adams at 522-6688. Participants can also register online at

Montague Mug Race

The 34th annual Montague Mug Race will be held on Aug. 16 at 8:30 a.m.

The 5.5-mile road race starts at the Village Common and finishes at the ball field. Pewter Mugs are awarded to top male and female finishers and coffee mugs to top finishers of each division. T-shirts will be given to the first 90 registered runners.

At 8:35 a.m., the 10th annual Mini Mug Race will be run. The scenic two-mile course goes around the Old South Cemetery and also finishes at the ball field.

All runners are entered into drawing for local prizes.

Registration for both races will begin at 7:30 that morning, and advance registration forms can be found at the YMCA in Greenfield, The Body Shoppe, Montague Parks and Recreation office and the Montague Center Post Office. Runners can visit to register online.

For more information, contact Ann Fisk at 367-2812 or email to


Greenfield Association

The Greenfield Tennis Association is hosting two events this month

• The annual Beacon Doubles Tournament will take place on Saturday and Sunday 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 email Teams must register by Friday.

• Also, 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.


FCHA/Stanley Cup benefit

Greenfield native Chris Kingsley, head trainer of the reigning Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, will conduct a benefit for the Franklin County Hockey Association on Sunday at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield as part of his day with the Stanley Cup.

The general public is invited to take pictures with the Cup from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A donation of $5 is suggested, with all of the proceeds benefitting the FCHA.


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 Wells medical costs.

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

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