Monday, March 30, 2015

Eighth-grader Hannah Wells races in to snag a fly ball Monday night in the Turners Falls High School gym, where the high-powered Indians were working out for the upcoming Franklin County League softball wars, whenever teams finally find their way onto area diamonds still in their winter modes. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt … 0

Jaywalking: Labor of Love

Monday, March 30, 2015

When Dick “The Rev” McKelvey was young, he had a pair of events shape what would become a passion for the rest of his life. … 0

Pro day touches down at UMass

Monday, March 30, 2015

AMHERST — All three dashed and jumped, lifted and leapt and were measured and weighed, hoping to catch the eyes of the NFL scouts in … 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

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