Local quintet captures Highlands Pentathlon

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon is supposed to be an event in which competitors overcome obstacles en route to completing five events. This year individuals had to overcome another obstacle: The cold. More than 140 entrants braved cold weather and light snow Saturday to complete the fourth annual running of the event at Berkshire East in Charlemont. The pentathlon consists of … 0

Bulletin Board: UMass laxmen fall to Towson, 6-3

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Towson University held the University of Massachusetts to just three goals Saturday as the 18th-ranked Tigers defeated the Minutemen, 6-3, in a men’s lacrosse defensive … 0

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 … 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

Bulletin Board: Post 81 Legion Baseball tryouts on the horizon

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Greenfield Post 81 American Legion Baseball team will conduct tryouts for its Senior and Junior squads on April 25, May 2, May 3 and May 9 at Veterans Memorial Field in Greenfield. Senior tryouts begin at 1 p.m. each day. Juniors follow at 3. Seniors must be … 0

Keeping Score: Biding time

Friday, March 20, 2015

Good Morning! Two summers ago I was dropping off a Daily Racing Form for handicapper John Dobrydnio when the scent of his wife Paula’s marinara sauce drew me into the kitchen. She was ladling tomatoes that were simmering in a five gallon pot, careful not to overheat, while … 0

Bulletin Board: West County Ruth signups today at Mohawk

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sign-ups for the 2015 West County Babe Ruth Baseball League will take place today from 10 a.m. till noon in Mohawk Trail Regional High School’s Buckland gym. The league is open to all 13- to 15-year-olds as of … 0

Chilly run

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Members of the Frontier boys’ track and field team run along the track in the cold and windy conditions during practice Thursday in South Deerfield. Recorder/Paul Franz … 0

All business

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Franklin County Technical School senior Josh Hall gets into position to field a gound ball during an infield drill Wednesday in Turners Falls, where his team was preparing for the 2015 Tri-County League baseball season in the school … 0

On The Trail: Fish tales

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The cardinals have been singing their happy song this week, brightening my outdoor morning chores with the dogs as the snow cover shrinks. Who knows? Perhaps those beautiful red birds, too, can hear the brook gurgling through widening gaps in the thick, punky ice out back, massive, foot-thick … 0

Dallas Seavey wins Iditarod in year marked by uncertainty

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NOME, Alaska — If ever there was uncertainty about the outcome of the world’s most famous sled dog race, it was this year. Warm weather and a lack of snow in much of Alaska forced organizers of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to forge an untested route, … 0

MIAA moves back spring cutoff dates

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The spring athletic season is going to stretch nearly into summer, thanks to near-record snowfall and accompanying panic in the eastern part of the state. Citing concerns relative to how soon teams can get on their fields, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Tournament Management Committee voted unanimously to … 0