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Greenfield splits, qualifies

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — It might not have ended exactly the way Greenfield Post 81 would have liked, but the biggest goal of the day on Wednesday was to secure a spot in the Northeast Junior American Legion Baseball Regional Tournament and that’s exactly what Greenfield did. Post 81 defeated Quincy Post 294, 7-2, in the first game of the day to … 0

On The Trail: Roadside rambler

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Two phone calls, a month apart, reporting separate sightings of a New England phantom, added perspective gleaned from a morning trip to my old stomping … 0

Bulletin Board: Perry a World Champion

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Two instructors from the ATA Martial Arts Center in South Deerfield captured medals during the recently concluded 2015 World Taekwando Championships in Little Rock, Ark. … 0

Keeping Score: That’s the ticket

Friday, July 24, 2015

Good morning! South Deerfield’s Bob Ouellette had four box seats to see the Yankees play the Red Sox at Fenway Park two weeks ago but nearly wound up watching from a Boston barstool. A diehard Yankees fan named John Sullivan had given him the tickets as a get … 0

Rivard, Mesa Verde edge Adam & Eve in Greenfield co-rec

Friday, July 24, 2015

Duane Rivard slugged a two-run double on Friday night to lead Mesa Verde to a 6-5 win over Adam & Eve in a Greenfield Co-Rec Adult Softball League game at Hillside Park in Greenfield. Rick Weissman went 2-for-2 with a pair of RBIs for Mesa, Mike Cole tripled, … 0

Hastings & son on the road with the Big Shots

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Pioneer Valley Regional School basketball player Brad Hastings is getting quite an opportunity to showcase his talents this weekend. Hastings is the only Franklin County player on the Dream Elite AAU basketball team roster that secured a place … 0

Manny’s advances in extra innings, 4-1

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The power is still on for Manny’s TV & Appliance. A three-run eighth-inning lifted sixth-seeded Manny’s past third-seeded St. Joseph’s, 4-1, in the decisive game of the best-of-three Tri-County League quarterfinals Thursday night at St. Joseph’s Park in Thorndike. Manny’s won two straight games after dropping the opener … 0

Greenfield braces for Junior Legion state tourney

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Greenfield Post 81’s Junior Division American Legion Baseball team may be only 2 years old, but it is quickly making its name known statewide. After making a run to the final three teams in the Massachusetts Junior Division … 0

Bulletin Board: Roccio leads Mohawk to win

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Morgan Roccio had two hits and two RBIs and also stole home for the ninth run of the night as Mohawk edged Ludlow, 9-8, in a Suburban League Under-14 softball game Thursday night at Baird Middle School in Ludlow. Ashley Reynolds had two hits and two RBIs in … 0

Poker’s in his blood and wallet

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Some 18-year-olds can’t settle on tasks from minute to minute, never mind figure out their career path. Well, count out Gill’s Chad Walker. He knew precisely how he wanted to make a living before his 18th birthday. He … 0

On The Trail: Wild apples, bees and stuff

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Good news for deer hunters: From what I’ve encountered, there’s a bumper crop of wild apples. I guess it all starts for me in the front yard, where, just off the road at the driveway outflow, stands an old, tired, scabby, partially hollow apple tree I cannot identify. … 0

Manny’s gets even with 3-2 win over St. Joe’s

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Devin Rhodes has emerged as the Manny’s TV & Appliance ace this season, so, with his team fighting for its life, he took the ball on just two days rest and delivered big time Wednesday night. Rhodes struck out three and walked one in seven stellar innings as … 0

Bulletin Board: Triathlon volunteers needed

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Greenfield Recreation Department is looking for volunteers to help with the 32nd annual Greenfield Triathlon on Aug. 2 at the Green River Swimming and Recreation Area. Organizers are expecting more than 250 athletes from across New England to compete and help raise money for the Greenfield Recreation … 0