Lamonakis, O’Neil to fight — finally

Friday, March 27, 2015

While one of the biggest boxing fights in decades will take place at the beginning of May, Turners Falls native Sonya Lamonakis has an even bigger fight she is looking forward to. The International Boxing Organization (IBO) women’s heavyweight champion will be looking to add another belt to her collection when she takes on Gwendolyn O’Neil for the Universal Boxing … 0

Bulletin Board: Atkins, Bryant, Richardson Fay-Wright All-Stars

Friday, March 27, 2015

Three local hockey players were named to the Fay-Wright League all-star teams as voted on by the coaches. Turners Falls had two selections in senior … 0

Keeping core: Cagey stories

Friday, March 27, 2015

Good morning! The information booth inside Roger Dean Stadium was stacked with free copies of Baseball America programs for the day’s game between the St. … 0

Bulletin Board: Campbell off to Hoop Shoot New Englands

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Kendra Campbell of Turners Falls will compete in the Elks Hoop Shoot New England Regional Championships on Saturday at Deering High School in Portland, Maine. Campbell, representing Montague Lodge No. 2521, will begin competing at 9 a.m. in the in the ages 8 and 9 division. Campbell earned … 0

Quite a racket

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Greenfield High School boys' tennis team member Brayton Stack moves to return a serve during practice Wednesday at the Davis Street Tennis Courts. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt … 0

On The Trail: Hermit tales

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mention in last week’s “Fish tales” column of a haggard roadside hermit familiar to travelers earlier in my lifetime along Route 5 and 10 between Greenfield and South Deerfield drew additional anecdotal information from near and far that’s worth reporting. The feedback started right off last Thursday morning, … 0

Bulletin Board: Local girls make all-star squads

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Franklin County League and Tri-County League All-League teams were announced this week and 12 local girls were named to their respective teams. Here’s a look at each league: Franklin North Athol — Molly Cleveland, Tanner Favreau, Emily Casella. Mahar — Ally Parker, Cassidy Verheyen. Hopkins — Kate … 0

New UMass AD meets the press

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

AMHERST — The promise of a return to New England held great appeal for New Hampshire native Ryan Bamford, who was introduced Tuesday as UMass’ new athletic director. The 36-year-old Bamford comes to Amherst after spending four years … 0

Gordon seeking greener pastures

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Derrick Gordon has never kept his NBA aspirations a secret. Before he even played a game at UMass, he talked about getting drafted someday. So while the junior guard said he appreciated how the Minuteman coaches and players supported him when he became the first openly gay Division … 0

Bulletin Board: Ruth sign-ups tonight

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sign-ups for the 2015 Franklin County Babe Ruth Baseball League will take place tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Greenfield Middle School. The league is open to all 13- to 15-year-olds as of April 30. All 12-year-olds playing school ball are also eligible to sign up. Those … 0

Pushin’ it

Monday, March 23, 2015

Eighth-grader Bridget Kenney, a member of the Pioneer Valley Regional School middle school softball team, has her eyes on the bag as she runs toward first base Monday during practice for the quickly approaching spring sports season. Recorder/Matt … 0

UMass hires AD

Monday, March 23, 2015

Mike Bobinski was still getting his feet underneath him at Georgia Tech, but he knew right away he liked Ryan Bamford. The former Xavier athletic director inherited Bamford when he took the same role at the Atlantic Coast … 0

Bulletin Board: Local players make HL, TCL hoops all-star teams

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Hampshire League and Tri-County League boys’ basketball all-stars were announced over the weekend. Franklin County Technical School had Brett Martin and Chris Wetherby named to the TCL all-star list, while a total of 14 players from the HL were named all-stars. Here’s the entire HL list: Frontier … 1