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Bulletin Board: Pedigree vs. Bross in Wood-Racket final

It will be Steve Pedigree against Trevor Bross in the finals of the Greenfield Wood Racket Tennis Tournament tonight.

Both men won their semifinal match on Tuesday night to advance to tonight’s title game at 5:30 at the Beacon Field Tennis Courts in Greenfield.

Pedigree defeated Rick Miner 6-2, 7-5, while Bross knocked off Tim Prevost, 6-1, 6-4.

Miner and Prevost will play in a round-robin for third place against Tuesday night’s consolation-bracket winners, Byron Caplice and Matt Howell. The four men will square off tonight also at Beacon Field. Caplice defeated Paul Beaulieu 6-2, 6-2 in one consolation match, while Howell bested Brian Campbell, 6-3, 6-3, in the other consolation.


Tuesday Ladies League

Phyllis Canon shot a 78 to win low gross over 18 holes of golf during the Tuesday Morning Ladies League at the Country Club of Greenfield.

Anne Lyman won low net with a 61. Teresa Varner won low gross for the front nine holes with a 42, while Kathie Fahey won low gross for the back nine with a 45. Mary McNally won low net for the front nine with a 32, and Alane Smith and Barb Killeen tied for low net for the back nine with a 36.5.

Edge Hill Men’s

Matt Vandale shot a 38 to capture low gross in the A Division of the Edge Hill Golf Course Men’s League Tuesday in Ashfield.

Justin Mickiewicz was closest to the pin on No. 8 at 18 feet, 9 inches. Jeremy Kingsbury won low net with a 31 and also led the point quota at plus-7.

Peter Zale won low gross in the B Division with a 42. Tim Miner and Charlie Plesnar took low net with a 32, and Miner and Tom Lively led the point quota at plus-5.

Matt’s Men’s League

George Handschuh was closest to the pin on No. 9 at 3 feet, 4 inches, which helped him shoot a low gross score of 36 during the Matt’s Men’s League at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls on Tuesday.

Jon Snow took low net with a 31. Ken Graves was closest to the pin on No. 7 at 26-9. Rick Kimball and Russ Kimball won the second half of the season with 34 points, while Handschuh and Snow came in second with 31.5 points. Matt Betsold and Dave Keppler finished third with 30.5 points.

EDGE Tournament

Luke Poulsen, Eric Pratt, Jake Willis and Brad Hastings shot a 10-under 62 to win the eighth annual EDGE Golf Tournament at Oak Ridge Golf Club over the weekend in Gill.

Brad Letourneau, JD Gexler, Noah Harrison and Brian Deane came in second with a 66, and Cody Snow, Justin Bourbeau, Brian Frank and Brad Penniman took third with a 67.

Mike Doyle won the men’s long drive, Kerri Lapointe won the women’s long drive, and Bourbeau won the closest-to-the-pin competition. The winning team donated their prize money to Indira Wiles of Turners Falls, a 3-year-old battling leukemia.


Belanger fundraiser

The 11th annual Greg Belanger Memorial Scholarship fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday at the South Deerfield Polish Club.

Belanger was a 24-year-old Army officer serving in Iraq with the 325th Military Intelligence Battalion when killed in action on Aug. 27, 2003. The vehicle he was riding in was struck by an improvised explosive device near Hallia.

Over the years, his family has raised thousands of dollars in his memory to help his graduates from alma mater, Frontier Regional School, pay for college tuition. This afternoon’s event begins at 4 p.m. and will include dinner, drink and raffles.


GMS football

The Greenfield Middle School football team will hold its opening day practice Monday at 5 at Veterans Memorial Field in Greenfield.

Any seventh and eighth graders interested in playing should show up. All players should bring the necessary paperwork to practice, including physical forms. Anyone needing forms can find them on the Greenfield Public Schools website or at the middle school or high school offices.

Girls’ Soccer Coach sought

Frontier Regional School is looking for a coach for the girls’ junior varsity soccer team.

Anyone interested should apply to Scott Dredge at Frontier Regional School, 113 North Main Street, South Deerfield, MA, 01373 or email dredges@frsd.deerfield.ma.us.

Turners practices

• 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.

• JV Volleyball — Monday-Friday from 3:30-5.

• 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

• 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 practices

• 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

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

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.

Youth soccer

Deerfield Rec registration

The Deerfield Recreation Department will sponsor 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 413-665-1400 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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