Bulletin Board: Sikorski, Hot’l roll, 16-5

Jason Sikorski went 5-for-5 with two homers (one a grand slam) and seven RBIs to power Hot-L Warren over OPT/The Body Shoppe, 16-5, in the Greenfield Co-Rec Softball League B Division double-elimination playoffs Thursday night at Greenfield Middle School.

Rob Escott was 4-for-4 with a double and three RBIs while Heather Sikorski contributed three hits for Hot-L.

Tyler Leroux tripled for OPT/The Body Shoppe.

Also, The Red Door cruised to a six-inning, 17-2 win over Wilkinson Innovative at Green River Park.

Nick Aldrich led a balanced attack for the winners with a single, triple and homer.

Wally Gagne collected a single, double and homer while Troy Thomas and Holly Stumpo each added two singles and a double.

Kevin Downes went 3-for-3 with a double and triple for Wilkinson.

• In A Division playoff action, Smitty’s Pub needed only five innings to dispatch Keewanee All-Stars, 24-5, at Green River Park.

Matt Gilbert went 2-for-3 triple with a triple, Mackenzie Coburn was 2-for-2 and Jim Rode added two hits for Smitty’s.

Tasha Gilbert went 2-for-2 to lead Keewanee.

Also, Beck’s Automotive scored 16 runs in the third inning and went on to blank R.C. Pratt, 20-0, in five innings at Hillside Park.

Uriah Bartlett smacked a triple and two homers and drove in six runs for Beck’s. Seth Bartlett was 3-for-3 with a double and triple, Adam Bastarache was 3-for-3 with a homer and Kelly Sadler chipped in three hits.

Kelly Burgh and Dan Abrahamson each had a hit for R.C. Pratt.


Eat for the EDGE

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

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.

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.

Youth baseball

Babe Ruth Fall Ball

The Franklin County Babe Ruth Baseball League will hold registrations for the Fall League on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until noon at Abercrombie Field in Greenfield.

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 413-774-3876 or Gabe Mousseau 413-648-9170.


Greenfield Association

The Greenfield Tennis Association is hosting the Wood Racket Tennis Tournament at the Beacon Field Tennis Courts in Greenfield from Monday through Thursday.

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 Sunday at 7 p.m. To register, contact Rick Miner at 863-4428.

High Schools

Turners testing, practices

Impact testing for all Turners Falls High School athletes is scheduled for Monday from 10 a.m. to noon in the Middle School Computer Room.

Practice starts Monday for varsity football, Thursday for other varsity sports, and the following week for middle school sports. All practices are at the school unless otherwise noted:

• Football — parents’ meeting, Sunday, 4:30 p.m.; issuance of equipment immediately following meeting. First conditioning practice, Monday at 4:30.

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

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

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

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

• Girls’ soccer — Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m.

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

• Middle school football — Parents’ meeting, Aug. 24, 5:45 p.m.; first practice, Aug. 25, first practice, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

• Middle school field hockey — First day of school, after school.

• Middle school soccer — Sept. 2, after school.

MS soccer coach sought

Great Falls Middle School is seeking a middle school soccer coach. For more information, contact athletic director Adam Graves at 863-7200 ext. 7314 or email to adam.graves@gmrsd.org.

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 9 through 12.

• Boys’ soccer —Thursday at 4 behind high school (grades 8 through 12).

• Girls’ soccer — Thursday at 4 behind high school (grades 8 through 12).

• Cross country — Thursday at 3 behind high school (boys and girls grades 7 through 12).

• Field hockey — Thursday at 9 a.m. behind high school (grades 7 through 12).

• Girls’ volleyball — Thursday at 9 a.m. behind high school (grades 8 through 12).

• Golf — Thursday at 3 at the Country Club of Greenfield (grades 8 through 12).

• Cheerleading — Thursday 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 p.m. First practice on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Middle School football — Sept. 2 after school.

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

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

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.

Mohawk practices

Mohawk Trail Regional High School has announced the following practice times for all varsity sports (all practices are at the school unless otherwise noted):

Football — Monday through Wednesday, 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday and 22, 4 to 8 p.m.

Cross country — Thursday and Aug. 22, 4 p.m.

Field hockey — Thursday and Aug. 22, 8 a.m. to noon; Aug. 23, 8 to 10 a.m.

Golf — Thursday and Aug. 22, 10 a.m. to noon, at Edge Hill Golf Course in Ashfield.

Boys’ soccer — Thursday and Aug. 22, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Girls’ soccer — Thursday and Aug. 22, 4 to 7 p.m.; Aug. 23, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Girls’ volleyball — Thursday and Aug. 22, 2:30 to 5 p.m.

Players are asked to bring their completed athletic contract if they have not already passed it in.

Pioneer practices

Pioneer Valley Regional School has announced the following practice times for all sports (all practices are at the school unless otherwise noted):

Football — Monday, 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Cross country — Thursday, 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Golf — Thursday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Northfield Golf Course.

Field hockey — Thursday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Boys’ soccer (grades 9-12) — Thursday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Girls’ soccer (grades 9-12) — Thursday August 21 9 to 11 and 5 to 7

Volleyball (grades 9-12) — Thursday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Middle School soccer and volleyball — Sept. 2, after school.

Baseline testing for student-athletes who did not complete the test last year will be done Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 408.

Those who missed the team night meeting Wednesday must complete the concussion training online and turn in their completed certificate to the athletic director.

Youth soccer

Deerfield Rec registration

The Deerfield Recreation Department will be sponsoring youth soccer programs for children in grades K through 6 this fall.

Registration will be held Aug. 28 and Sept. 2 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Town Hall in South Deerfield. Registration forms can also be found online at www.deerfieldma.us.

Registration fee is $50 per child.

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

Youth field hockey

Union 38 intro program

Deerfield Rec will conduct the Union 38 Introduction to Field Hockey program for girls in grades 3 through 6 from the towns of Deerfield, Whately, Sunderland and Conway.

The focus of the program will be on skill development with game scenarios later in the season.

Sticks, shin guards and balls (with a deposit) will be provided to the first 35 girls who register. Players are encouraged to wear a mouthguard.

Practices will be held on Sundays from Sept. 14 through Oct. 19 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Memorial Field in South Deerfield.

Fees are $10 for registration and $50 for equipment deposit. Parents are asked to write separate checks for each (equipment deposit checks will be returned at the last session, when all equipment is returned).

Registration Forms available online atwww.deerfieldma.us.

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

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