Bulletin Board: Doors drop Mesa Verde, 6-2

The Doors built a 6-2 lead after four innings and went on to defeat Mesa Verde, 6-2, in the Greenfield Co-Rec Softball League A Division double-elimination playoffs Tuesday night at Green River Park.

Steve Smith went 3-for-3 with three doubles and Jim Bergeron was 3-for-3 to lead The Doors’ offense.

Mike Cole was 3-for-4 with two doubles and Joe Guidaboni added a single, double and RBI for Mesa Verde.

At Hillside Park, Brad’s Place edged Main Street Bar & Grille, 7-6, as Hannah Parker went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Cody Pease homered for the winners.

Scott DeLeo was 4-for-4, Jay Liimatainen had a single and two doubles, and Marisa Dalmaso-Rode chipped in three hits for Main Street.

• In the B Division playoffs, Justin Nash and Dustin Olson both finished 4-for-4 to lead Turners Falls Pizza House to a 14-9 win over French King Bowling & Entertainment Center at Green River Park.

Kelly Ghiz and Becky Dame each added three hits for TF Pizza.

Josh Newton and Craig Bassett both went 3-for-4 and Rachel Renaud contributed two hits and an RBI for French King.

Also, Tim Lapean collected three hits and three RBIs and Kelly Thayer added three hits and two RBIs as Team Allure upended Victoria Bar, 16-12, at Greenfield Middle School.

Missy Lapean and Adam Williams both pitched in three hit for Allure.

Mike Cormie totaled four hits, Zariah Crossman had three hits and Ben Banash added two hits for the Vic.


CCG 18-hole league

Sue Welenc, Mary McNally and Sue Sigda combined for a 116 to win the Two Best Balls Net Tournament during the Country Club of Greenfield Ladies 18-Hole Golf League on Tuesday morning.

Nancy Donoghue, Margo Worden and Anne Lyman were second at 126.

Edge Hill Men’s League

Paul Champigny registered a plus-5 for top A Division point quota and carded a 30 for low net during the Edge Hill Men’s Golf League on Tuesday in Ashfield.

Low gross went to Lewis Goodnow with a 37. Bill Shanahan was closest to the pin on No. 16 (15 feet, 10 inches).

Butch Whiston led the B Division by recording top point quota (plus-4), low gross (43) and closest-to-the-pin honors on No. 16 (19-6).

Peter Zale carded a 33 for low net.

Matt’s Men’s League

Matt Betsold carded an even-par 35 for low gross in Matt’s Men’s Golf League play Tuesday at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls.

Charlie Hunting claimed low net with a 29.

John Passiglia came closest to the pin on No. 7 (5-11) and Betsold was closest on No. 9 (15-11).

Rick Kimball and Russ Kimball continue to lead the league’s second half with 301/2 points. Betsold and Dave Keppler are tied with George Handschuh and Jon Snow for second with 27 points.


Beacon Doubles

Alden Booth and Michael Byrne defeated Steve Pedigree and Jared Berthiaume, 6-1, 6-3, to capture the 2014 Greenfield Tennis Association Beacon Doubles Tournament on Saturday at the Beacon Street Courts in Greenfield.

Both teams had won their semifinal matches earlier in the day by the same 6-1, 6-4 count — Booth and Byrne defeated Byron Caplice and Chris Deszynski, while Pedigree and Berthiaume downed Tim Prevost and Trevor Bross.

In the consolation finals, Joe White and Anthony Holley beat Gary Lehring and Chat Sirichanvimol in three sets, 7-6, 2-6, 7-5.


Babe Ruth Fall Ball

The Franklin County Babe Ruth Baseball League will hold registrations for the Fall League at Abercrombie Field in Greenfield over two days this week.

Registrations will run from 6 to 7:30 Thursday night, and Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until noon.

The league is open to players ages 12 to 15 (as of April 30) and is an excellent opportunity for 12-year-olds to get experience on a 90-foot diamond. Fee is $60 and the league will begin on the first weekend in September.

For questions call Joe Mignault at 774-3876.

Road racing

Montague Mug Race

The 34th annual Montague Mug Race will be held on Saturday 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.

High Schools

Turners practices

The Turners Falls High School football team will hold a short meeting for parents followed by the issuance of equipment on Sunday at 4:30.

The first conditioning practice of the season will take place on Monday at 4:30.

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.

Greenfield practices

Greenfield High School announced dates and times for opening day practices for the fall sports season:

• Football — Monday through Aug. 22 at 9 a.m. at Vets Fieldhouse. Grades 8 through 12.

• Boys’ soccer —Aug. 21 at 4 behind high school. Grades 8 through 12.

• Girls’ soccer — Aug. 21 at 4 behind high school. Grades 8 through 12.

• Cross country — Aug. 21 at 3 behind high school. Boys and girls grades 7 through 12.

• Field hockey — Aug. 21 at 9 a.m. behind high school. Grades 7 through 12.

• Girls’ volleyball — Aug. 21 at 9 a.m. behind high school. Grades 8 through 12.

• Golf — Aug. 21 at 3 at the Country Club of Greenfield. Grades 8 through 12.

• Cheerleading — Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. behind high school. Grades 8 through 12.

All players should have the white forms and physical forms completed in order to start practice.

Frontier opening practices

Frontier Regional School announced dates and times for opening day practices of the fall sports’ season:

• Football — Varsity and junior varsity: Meeting/equipment handout on Sunday at 5. First practice on Monday from 5 to 7.

• Middle School football — Sept. 2 after school.

• Cross country — Aug. 21 at 6 behind high school. Grades 7 through 12.

• Boys’ soccer — Varsity and JV tryouts (grades 7 through 12) on Aug. 21 from 10:30 a.m. until 1 and 4 to 6 at Herlihy Park.

• Girls’ soccer — Varsity and JV tryouts (grades 7-12) on Aug. 21 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. and 2 to 4 at Herlihy Park.

• Middle school soccer — Boys and girls on Sept. 2 after school.

• Field hockey — Varsity and JV on Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. until noon.

• Middle school field hockey — Sept. 2 after school.

• Girls’ volleyball — Tryouts on Aug. 21. Grades 10 through 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. and grades 7 to 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.

• Golf — Tryouts for grades 7 through 12 on Aug. 21 at 3 at Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst.

All players must have a medical exam within 13 months of the first practice date and on record at Frontier to be eligible to practice. Coaches will accept updated medical forms at practice sites. Players will become ineligible to participate on the exact day 13 months from their last physical.


Eat for the EDGE

The EDGE Basketball Club will hold a “Eat for the EDGE” fundraiser at Jake’s Tavern on Avenue A in Turners Falls Friday from 5 to 9.

Jake’s will donate 10 percent of every bill toward the basketball program. There will also be raffles and other activities taking place during the event.

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