Bulletin Board: Native son Gagne wins nationals
Greenfield native Buzz Gagne won his ninth National Javelin Championship Saturday at the 2014 USA Track & Field Masters Championship in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Gagne, who now lives in Concord, N.H., and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1965, won the 65-to-69 age group with a throw of 51.36 meters (approximately 168 feet, 6 inches).
Fronier 9s drop semifinal
Frontier qualified as the second seed after group play, but fell to Hudson, 16-9, Sunday in the semifinals of the 9-and-under Cal Ripken Baseball Western Mass. State Tournament in Westminster.
Dylan Royal finished off a monster weekend by going 3-for-3 with a double, two triples and two RBIs. He went 11-for-16 with one double, three triples and 13 RBIs. He also earned one Player of the Game honor and shared two others during the tourney.
Maxwell Edwards finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs, Brandon Royal, Shane Prusak and Dylan Martin all had two hits and Danny Diemand added a single and two RBIs for Frontier.
In Sunday morning’s 16-3, four-inning win over Ashburnham, Dylan Royal racked up three hits and five RBIs, Shane Prusak (three RBIs), Martin and Brandon Royal (one RBI) all chipped in two hits, and Sean Kirkendall added a single, one RBI and two runs scored.
Tyler Baranowski fired a complete game with seven strikeouts in Saturday’s 8-3 win over Ayer-Shirley.
Baranowksi also had two hits, as did Prusak and Edwards. Dylan Royal and Dylan Martin both drove in a pair of runs, and Kirkendall added a hit and an RBI.
Frontier 10s ousted
Ben Martino went 3-for-3 with two RBIs on Saturday but Frontier suffered a 7-4 loss to Westfield in the Easthampton Jimmy Fund 10 and Under Tournament.
The loss eliminated Frontier from the tournament and ended its season. Matt Como singled twice and drove in a run, while losing pitcher Ben Zaranek singled and had one RBI. Gehrig Brynda added two hits, and Pat Donahue, Ben Zoly and Bob Provost each singled once.
• Also Saturday, Kyle Barnes and Brynda combined on a shutout as Frontier edged Belchertown, 3-0.
Zaranek doubled in a run in the win, and Zoly drove in a run with a sacrifice. Brynda added a single.
Nate Patterson pitched four innings of shutout ball, allowing one hit and two walks, and striking out four as Deerfield TNT defeated Easthampton, 10-0, in the Mickey Mantle regular-season finale for Deerfield Saturday at Headmaster’s Field in Deerfield.
Brian Shaw went 3-for-4 with three RBIs in the win, while Kade Gewanter doubled and drove in a run. Derek Zewinski doubled in a run and later scored.
League-leading Easthampton swept a doubleheader against Deerfield, 15-1 (six innings) and 7-3, in Metro Softball League 18-and-under action on Sunday at Zabek Field in South Deerfield.
Alyssa Ouellette had Deerfield’s only hit in the opener.
Shelby Scarborough finished with two hits and two RBIs for Deerfield in the nightcap. Becca Carkhuff singled and tripled, Megan Rice added a single and an RIB, and Alyssa Ouellette and McKayla Poissant both chipped in a single.
Deerfield wraps up the regular season on Tuesday at the Springfield Rockettes.
CFC Open Mixed Scotch
Jon Shea and Terry Boyce combined on a 4-over 76 to win the Open Mixed Scotch golf tournament on Sunday at Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston.
Kurt Foehl and Mace Foehl placed with a 78, while Mike Mertes and Jill Rogalski came in third at 79.
Mike Griffin and Therese Romano posted the low net score of 60. Carl Hoynoski and Jodi Hoynoski were second at 62, and Tom Helbig and Tina Browne carded a 65 for third.
CFC Couples Championship
Tom and Cathy Bergeron shot a 71 and won via a match of cards over Tim and Elise Rice to win the 2014 Couples Championship at Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston on Saturday.
Jim and Bunny McDonough came in second with a 78.
Mike and Donna Covey won low net with a 61. Erik and Peg Barnes tied Tony Wonseski and Liz Dolby for second net with a 64.
Jack Varner, Teresa Varner, Dave Marquis, Jim Bassett and Doug Fusione carded a 58 and tied Carl Hoynoski, Jodi Hoynoski, Brandon Bete, Matt Bete and Larry Jubb for first place during the 200 Club Tournament at the Country Club of Greenfield over the weekend.
Brian Barton, Beth Barton, Ike Purington, Ed McGowan and Patrick Varner took third with a 59.
Thomas Veteran Tourney
Jamie Covey, Dave Mota, Aaron Gott and Shawn Waldron shot a 60 to win the Veteran Tournament at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls on Saturday.
Butch Bushey, George Bates, Brian Peters and Burt White came in second with a 61. Ken Adams was closest to the pin on No. 7 (4 feet) and Shawn Hubert was closest on No. 9 (13-4).
Josh Harker recorded his first career hole-in-one on Saturday when he drained his tee shot from 152 yards away on the 15th hole at the Country Club of Greenfield.
Harker, from Greenfield, used a 7-iron to accomplish the feat. Bill Fitzpatrick, Wanda Pyfrom, John Cariddi and Nancy Conant were the witnesses.
Wood Racket Tourney
Registrations are now taking playce 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 with no Ad. 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.