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Bulletin Board: Race record falls again

For the second week in a row, a course record was set at the 3.3-mile Northfield Road Race Thursday evening.

Brad Mish flew to a final time of 16 minutes, 42 seconds in the weekly event, shattering the mark of 18:05 set by Aaron Stone the previous week.

Bob Bezio was a distant second in 20:20. Jamie Whitbeck placed third in 21:47.

Joy Whitbeck was the first woman to finish, in 25:27, followed by Cassandra Bigelow (26:55) and Deb Potee (29:47).

Next week’s theme is the popular Fox and the Hound Race, which features a staggered start with the slower runners getting a head start and the faster runners having to chase them down.

Softball

Montague playoffs

Steve Smith went 4-for-4 to help Zeke’s Bar & Grill beat Between the Uprights, 10-8, in a Montague Co-Rec Softball League double-elimination playoff game Thursday night at Green River Park in Greenfield.

Sunny Lucas added three hits for the winners.

Cody Pease and Scott Curtis both went 4-for-4 for BTU.

Golf

Ashfield Ladies League

The Ashfield Community Golf Club Ladies League played a Pick Your Best Five Scoring Holes Tournament Thrusday morning.

Joyce Charland won Class A with a 19, while Connie Szelewicki carded a 23 to take Class B.

Charland and Szelewicki tied for fewest putts at 13.

CFC Ladies League

Bunny McDonough and Liz Dolby combined on a low-gross 31 in the Two-Person Best Ball tournament during the Crumpin-Fox Ladies Golf League Wednesday in Bernardston.

Deb Putnam and Marty Stinson tied for low net with Peg Barnes and Lora Gross at 35.

Dolby was closest to the pin on No. 3 (67 feet, 4 inches) and Stinson was closest on No. 9 (35-0).

• On Tuesday, the league played its Back Nine Vegas tourney.

Stinson carded a 52 for low gross, while Carla Bernier posted low-net 37.

Julie Bagdon came closest to the pin on No. 11 (15-0). Darlene Kuzmeskay was closest on No. 15 (60-0).

Greenfield Association

The Greenfield Tennis Association is hosting 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.

High schools

Turners practices

Turners Falls High School has announced preseason practice times for most of its fall varsity sports.

Football conditioning practices will begin Aug. 18 at a time to be announced. All other sports are allowed to open practice Aug. 21 (girls’ soccer will be announced at a later date). Below are specific practice days for each sport. All practices are at the school unless otherwise noted:

• Cross country — Aug. 21 at Franklin County Technical School, time TBA.

• Field hockey — Aug. 21 and 22, 9 a.m. to noon; Aug. 23, 8 to 10 a.m.; Aug. 25 through 29, 3 to 6 p.m.

• Golf — Aug. 21 at 11 a.m., at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club.

• Boys’ soccer — Aug. 21 and 22, 10 a.m. to noon.

• Volleyball — Aug. 21 and 22, 5 to 8 p.m.; Aug. 23 and 24, 10 a.m. to noon; Aug. 25 to 28, 5 to 8.

Soccer

CVRSL meeting

The Connecticut River Valley Soccer League will have a meeting for the upcoming fall soccer season Tuesday night at 7 at NMH.

For more information, visit www.crvsl.org. For more details, contact Greg Leeds at 413-834-4636 or email to gleeds@nmhschool.org.

Road racing

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 runreg.com to register online.

For more information, contact Ann Fisk at 367-2812 or email to shollow@crocker.com.

Lacrosse

Boys’ 7 on 7 tourney

The Fall Face-Off 7-on-7 boys’ lacrosse tournament will be held Oct. 5 at Indoor Action Sports in Greenfield.

It will feature separate High School Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions. Each team will be guaranteed three games, plus the opportunity for playoffs, with certified officials for each game.

Entry fee is $500 per team.

For more information, call IAS at 413-772-8665.

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