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Jaywalking: Family fun

Monday, September 1, 2014

Perhaps you could say that two area teens are making the sport of BMX racing a little more “funky.” Maybe that’s just a bad play on words, but the fact is that Aimee and Grayson Funk both captured state championships during the USA BMX Massachusetts State Championships over the weekend at Whip City BMX in Westfield. Winning state titles is … 0

Bulletin Board: Harrington, Goodnow win local club titles

Monday, September 1, 2014

Kevin Harrington carded a 225 to win the Crumpin-Fox Club Men’s Club Championship over the weekend in Bernardston. Tim Rice and James Elliott tied for … 0

Bulletin Board: Boyce rolls to CFC women's championship

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Terry Boyce carded a two-day score of 170 to win the Women’s Club Championship at Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston over the weekend. Diane Griffin finished … 0

Bulletin Board: Farrell, Cote, Conant, Zraunig, Provost win Bucky Memorial

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tim Farrell, Scott Cote, Brodie Conant, Matt Zraunig and Bob Provost shot a 56 to win the Bucky O’Brien Memorial Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Greenfield on Friday. Kevin Piecuch, Zach Lieberman, Jason Yuryan, Nate Luippold and Jared Ewart came in second with a 59. Shaun … 0

Keeping Score: Whipple effect

Friday, August 29, 2014

Good morning! The Mark Whipple Show debuts today at Gillette Stadium, where the UMass Minutemen are 17-point underdogs against Boston College. UMass athletic director John McCutcheon took his mulligan the day after Christmas when he fired Charley Molnar with three years and $836,000 remaining on his contract. “There … 0

Bulletin Board: MacConnell, Zukowski rule K of C golf

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bruce MacConnell and Ray Zukowski earned the top weekly point quota total at plus-6 to lead the Knights of Columbus Golf League at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club Wednesday in Turners Falls. Steve Call was closest to the pin on No. 7 at 4 feet, 5 inches, … 0

On the Trail: Old & eager

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The swamps are sporting their royal, invasive purple, yellows are lining the edges, rose of Sharon’s in bloom, mud-splattered acorns are scattered underfoot, my favorite sweet-16 side-by-side is in the shop for repairs and — ah! — life is good. Yet, still, I find myself pondering the mortality … 0

Bulletin Board: Champigny, Mickiewicz tie at Edge Hill

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Paul Champigny and Justin Mickiewicz tied for top point quota at plus-4 Tuesday in the A Division of the Edge Hill Men’s Golf League in Ashfield. Low gross went to Mark Graves with a 38, while Mickiewicz carded a 32 for low net. Paul Champigny was closest to … 0

Bulletin Board: Defending champs win touch-football debut

Monday, August 25, 2014

John Hall threw three touchdown passes, including a pair to Kendall Schneider, and defending champion Travel Kuz opened the Greenfield Men’s Touch Football League season with a 19-14 victory over Between the Uprights Sunday at Green River Field in Greenfield. Chris Dodge also hauled in a touchdown catch … 0

Graves wins Edge Hill Senior championship

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Mark Graves shot a 36-hole total of 159 to win low gross in the Men’s Division of the Edge Hill Golf Course’s Senior Club Championship over the weekend in Ashfield. Ronnie Parker won low net with a 136. June Heideman won low gross in the Ladies Division with … 0

Keeping Score: Caught looking

Monday, August 25, 2014

Good morning! A while back I wrote a column about a local teacher who aspired to be a major league umpire. His career path began in the New York-Penn League, and on a summer evening I watched him ump a Single-A game in Lowell. We met in the … 0

Hubbard captures DRIVE Boys’ JV crown

Friday, August 22, 2014

Hubbard Heating & Cooling was crowned champion of the DRIVE Hoops Boys’ Junior Varsity Basketball League on Thursday evening as it defeated Whitney Fencing, 54-51, at Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield. Hunter Cote netted 18 points and Mike Menard added 14 for the champions. Ian Fulton Black drained a … 0

Bulletin Board: Turners Falls boys rule

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Turners Falls captured the DRIVE Hoops Middle School Boys’ Basketball League championship with a 61-44 victory over Amherst Wednesday night at Indoor Action Sports in Greenfield. Kyle Dodge led the champions with 12 points. Taylen Pope was Amherst’s top scorer with 12. In the consolation game, Mill Street … 0