Bulletin Board: Quality is the theme for Day 5 harvest

It wasn’t a huge harvest on Day 5 of the 2013 Massachusetts shotgun deer hunting season, but local hunters brought home some nice trophies.

Six of the 18 deer harvested on Friday had racks of eight points or more including Montague resident William Cowan’s 10-point, 180-pound buck that he checked into the Bitzer Hatchery in Montague for the day’s biggest prize.

Six more deer that were reported late on Thursday were also listed with the daily report. Jeff Lapinski from Montague had a good couple of days for himself, tagging a 143-pound, six-point buck on Thursday at Bitzer, and then bringing in a 107-pound doe on Friday. Bitzer finished with five checks on Friday.

Sunderland led the way with six checks on Friday, including Robert Bell from Easthampton, who brought in a 178-pound, 10-pointer. John Kosloski also scored a nice trophy with a 177-pound, eight-point buck.

Grrr Gear in Orange had five checks on the day with Wendell’s Donald Richardson leading the way with his 162-pound, nine-pointer. And Gould’s Sugarhouse in Shelburne, which had checked the most deer each of the first four days of the season, had its slowest day of the year with just three checks. Jeremy Jackman from South Deerfield brought in the monster buck to Gould’s with a 164-pound, nine-pointer.

Here’s the local harvest:

Bitzer (7)

Edward Bruszkowski, Bernardston, 127, 6; Thomas Vollinger, Arlington, Vt., 128, 6; William Cowan, Montague, 180, 10; Jeff Lapinski, Montague, 107, doe; Derick Picking, Montague, 120, 3.

Late Thursday: Bruce Golinski, Northfield, 107, 2; Jeff Lapinski, Montague, 143, 6.

Sunderland (10)

Robert Bell, Easthampton, 178, 10; Michael Bellino, Conway, 131, doe; John Kosloski, Leverett, 177, 8; Dale Johnson, Ashfield, 156, 4; Audra Knightly, Hadley, 122, 7; Richard Petrauskas, South Deerfield, 112, 3.

Late Thursday: Kyle Keith, Hadley, 133, 4; Howard Thornton III, Hatfield, 73, doe; Frank Thornton, Amherst, 122, 5; Jan Thornton, Monson, 61, doe.

Grrr Gear (5)

Kevin Flagg, Winchendon, 149, 8; Mark Ames, Sandwich, 104, doe; Donald Richardson, Wendell, 162, 9; Kevin Hayes, Shutesbury, 101, spike; Roger Ellis, Vernon, Vt., 86, spike.

Gould’s (3)

Tom Ronanovicz, Conway, 115, 6; Jeremy Jackman, South Deerfield, 164, 9; Raymond Donelson, Heath, 115, 3.


Abramson honored

Deerfield native and former Frontier Regional School football player Erik Abramson was named an All-Worcester First Team All-Star for his play at safety on the Assumption College football team this season.

The senior ranked second on the team in total tackles with 75, including 41 solo stops, and also added 3.5 tackles for loss, a half sack, one interception, three pass breakups, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble.

Abramson was also named to the Northeast-10 All-Conference Second Team.

Youth basketball

Frontier Rec

Registrations for the Frontier Recreation grades 7 & 8 co-ed basketball team will take place on Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Deerfield Recreation Office at the South Deerfield Town Hall.

Cost of the program is $35 and includes a shirt. The league features a practice during the week and a game on Saturday. Players may also register at the skills assessment on Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sunderland Elementary School gymnasium.

Parents may also register players for the grades 1 & 2 Instructional Basketball program at this time.

For more information, contact the Rec Department at 665-1400 Ext. 107 or email to suea@town.deerfield.ma.us.

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