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Agawam surprises Greenfield

Friday, July 3, 2015

Four unearned in the first inning helped Agawam Post 185 knock off Greenfield Post 81, 6-1, in a Western Massachusetts Junior American Legion game Friday night at Veterans Memorial Field in Greenfield. Greenfield got a run back in the fourth on Trevor Mankowsky’s RBI single, and remained a 4-12 game until Agawam tacked on two more in the seventh. Mankowsky … 0

Keeping Score: Boston smug

Friday, July 3, 2015

Good morning, and happy birthday America! Last November at the Manchester (N.H.) City Marathon, Jason Ayr had a Rosie Ruiz moment. The 27-year-old Westfield native … 0

Nadeau loves karting challenges

Thursday, July 2, 2015

LOUDON, N.H. — Saturday morning, around 11, cool, the familiar sound of revving engines filling the New Hampshire Motor Speedway air. They’re not emanating from … 0

Post 81 slips past Northampton, 4-3

Thursday, July 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — When you’re hot, everything just seems to go right, and Greenfield Post 81 is on fire. Post 81 pitching got out of a pair of late-inning jams, and Luke Bakker’s two-out RBI single in the bottom of the sixth wound up being the difference as Greenfield … 0

Rhodes sharp in Manny’s 7-0 win

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Devin Rhodes took care of things on the mound, and Eric Libardoni provided plenty of offensive support. Rhodes tossed a four-hit shutout and Libardoni belted a two-run homer to highlight a three-hit evening as Manny’s TV & Appliance Center blanked DiFranco Realty, 7-0, in Tri-County League men’s amateur … 0

Bulletin Board: Franklin County no-hits North Adams, 20-1

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Three Franklin County hurlers combined on a no-hitter and the team scored at least three runs in every inning and rolled to a five-inning, 20-1 rout of North Adams 13-year-old District I-II Baseball Tournament Thursday night at Alcombright Field in North Adams. Bailey Young led a balanced offense … 0

Post 81 smacks Westfield

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Greenfield Post 81 record five straight hits in the first inning and finished with 15 as it rolled to a six-inning, 14-2 verdict over Westfield Post 124 in a Western Massachusetts Senior American Legion Baseball game Wednesday night … 0

On The Trail: Shad, salmon and cougars

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Although a few stragglers may yet appear here and there in different watersheds, it’s July and the 2015 Connecticut River anadromous-fish-migration season is, for all intents and purposes, over as usual. A rule of thumb is that once the river temperature stabilizes around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, American shad … 1

Bulletin Board: Coburn helps lift Brad’s to Co-Rec win over Pratt

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Jake Coburn went 2-for-3 with two RBIs to help Brad’s Place beat R.C. Pratt Contractor, 7-3, in a Greenfield Co-Rec Softball League contest Wednesday night at Green River Park. Alyssa Shephard added a double and drove in two runs for Brad’s. Erin Kelly and Katie Dubuic each had … 0

Undertakers trim Teddy Bear, 8-5

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Teddy Bear Pools can’t seem to catch a break. The Poolmen rallied to tie the game in the fifth, only to watch Wilbraham Funeral Home retake the lead in the sixth and add two big insurance runs in … 0

Bulletin Board: Co-medalist Booska makes grade at Publinx qualifier

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cody Booska of Turners Falls tied for medalist honors and qualified for the 2015 Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Qualifying on Tuesday at Waubeeka Golf Links in Williamstown. Booska, who plays out of Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston, fired a 1-over-par 72 to tie for the low score the day … 0

Jaywalking: Busy B’s

Monday, June 29, 2015

Last Friday was shaping up as a splendid way to greet the weekend. I began working on the farm at 7 a.m., picking squash and cucumbers among other chores. That afternoon I was alone, weeding by hand around some of our later cucumber plants when my phone rang. … 0

Bulletin Board: Hubie’s turns triple play in 7-5 playoff win

Monday, June 29, 2015

A rare triple play helped Hubie’s Tavern & Restaurant stop a potential rally in the opening inning and it scored twice in the sixth to get past Mother’s Inc., 7-5, in the losers’-bracket final of the Franklin County … 0