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: 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

Bulletin Board: Payant stops Meyer in MMA pro debut

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Greenfield’s Sarah Payant won her professional mixed-martial-arts debut Saturday by defeating Janice Meyer during Classic Entertainment & Sports 28 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. Payant is an experienced amateur fighter who fights for Gladiator Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu out of West Springfield. Her professional debut was a memorable … 0

Opening Day

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mohawk Trail Regional High School baseball players runs laps in the gymnasium on opening day of spring practice Monday in Buckland. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt … 0